January 18, 2011

Random Amusing Challenge #100 - RED

Hi all.

 While visiting the blog of my up-line Nance at Canopy Crafts I noticed she's invited everyone to play along at  Glenda's Papers, Scissors & Rocks for her RED challenge to celebrate her 100th challenge. . that's a lot of challenges. The rules are simple. Your card has to contain RED... as little or as much as you want.

I saw this card a long time ago and made some notes; it was made by Joyce Wieles (?), but I'll apologize up front that I can't remember where I saw it. I know I was investigating punch art at the time.  I usually have good notes or if I'm going to CASE a card I do it right away. So Joyce, I'm so sorry I can not link your blog today, but perhaps if someone knows Joyce, you can let me know so I can give her credit for the original idea. Anyway, she made the cutest punch art card of a lady in a mirror. Here is my interpretation of her original.
Isn't she just the cutest? I had to guess what punches were used by looking at her card and writing down the punches... can you guess? Now I'll tell you right up front that Joyce's version had arms, but I couldn't figure out how she made them, but the arms were cream, with white elbow length gloves and the umbrella was hung over an arm.... but my poor lady has none.  I'm pretending she's crossing her arms in front while she peeks in mirror. OK? Well that will have to do.
Whew...... glad that's out of the way...just like umbrella; which is leaning against the wall.

The southern belle dress is stacked 'butterfly' punches! I need something to glue them to, so I started with a scallop circle cut into a pie shape. Can you see the dotted scallop on the bottom? Just like a petticoat!

Then I took some Pear Pizzazz CS and embossed it  then punched out the butterflies. I turned the butterflies sideways and started stacking them turning them in toward the center. When I got to the top I straighten the butterfly upright, and the center of that butterfly made her waist. I tied a bow in Burgundy organza ribbon from my stash to finish the dress. Then  I added some hair made from the oval scallop punch in black CS.

Next came the hat. I ran some cherry cobbler CS through the BS using the square lattice emboss folder and punched out a large oval, and a one inch circle. Then I used a 1 1/4 inch circle in black CS to make the band.
What 's a wide brimmed hat without a flower? I punched a pear pizzazz flower from the itty bitty trio. Then finished off the center with a small pearl.
I cut a large oval out of glossy photo paper scraps using the Sizzix Ovals die & BS. I smudged the glossy paper with silver shimmer mist and a dauber. It's suppose resemble glass... ok just use your imagination. The original from Joyce used a large oval and a large scallop oval for the the frame (Nesties I think) and hers was out of the tan and distressed with deep browns. Anyway.... I sort of like mine.

I glued the mirror to the DSP and Popped up the little lady up with some dimensionals.  I've turned the card at an angle so you can see her shadow. Popping her up makes it look more dimensional don't you think?  
So that's my punch art Little Southern Belle with touches of RED! Hope you liked it.

Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  


Nance said...

I do declare, dahling, this is the cutest little thang I've seen all day! That was a bad Scarlet imitation but I couldn't help myself! Adorable and I love, love her hat--that EF looks just like straw. And I am so glad you played along with Glenda's challenge!! {{hugs}}

Glenda said...

Absolutely fabulous! You brilliant and so creative! Thanks so much for playing along with my red challenge!

Ann Schach said...

Wow...this card has left me speechless! It is fantabulous! Love, love, love it! That pop of red is perfect!

KJ said...

Cute! I'm loving the punch art!


Carla Bazhenow said...

I love Punch Art and your southern belle is awesome!!! I'm adding her to my favorites. Hugs,

Karen said...

Love your Southern Belle Diane and especially the instructions on how you created her. You did a fantastic job even though she has no arms or so it would appear but of course, she is folding them in front of herself.

Linda Callahan said...

So cute - and clever!

Anne Marie said...

Oh my goodness, is this ever adorable, Diane! I love the texture in her dress and that little pearl on her hat. She is loaded with charm! So much fun, thanks for sharing the details, too! :)

Rose Castillo said...

wow that looks awesome!

Angela said...

Just darling! The dress is gorgeous!

Rhonda and Lydia said...

I know it's been a while since you posted this, but I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to blog all the punches and instructions for this adorable little chica! You are very talented and creative and generous! :)
Smiles and hugs!


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