Sunday, September 19, 2010

Queen Darla

Yesterday I was playing around with this fun acorn set by Rubbernecker checking out different ways to use it. For my inspiration card yesterday, I colored them with Twinkling H20s. Afterward, I played some more and decided to try paper piecing the acorns, which I did and set aside for another day to use in a design. I didn't realize today would be that day when it finally dawned on me that I totally missed checking out Friday's Queen for the Day challenge (slap hand on forehead). Well, when I realized it was sweet Darla Ryan that Miss Anne had chosen, I KNEW I had to play. Darla not only has a fabulous gallery of art, but she is always kind and supportive to other stampers.

As I was cruising through Darla's gallery, I came upon this beautiful paper-pieced floral and knew it would be the perfect opportunity to use my paper-pieced acorns! I paper-pieced them using the Amber Autumn matstack by DCWV. This particular matstack has some really fun and beautiful fall papers. Since I had six acorns already paper pieced from yesterday, I chose to make two cards in honor of Queen Darla.

Things I changed:

1. image
2. colors
3. brad/eyelet arrangement
4. use designer paper as my base
5. no paper piercing

Thank you for the inspiration Queen Darla! I hope you enjoy wearing that gorgeous crown this week!


redwasher1 said...

WOW,WOW,WOW! I love this!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Ms. Charlene....you went totally 'nuts' with this creation...I LOVE these paper pieced nuts....so clever...great dps too