Thursday, November 8, 2007

WS: Leaves

I bought a deck of cards called "Nature's Pharmacy" at the Somerset sidewalk clearance last summer. The deck contains 50 cards from the New York botanical garden that measure about 4.5x3". I had no idea what I was going to do with them at the time, but they sure have come in handy with the last two days projects. I altered this card to fit the Wednesday Stamper theme "Leaves" by making a packing tape transfer of a fashion model, stamping the justjohanna leaf image and painting the background with acrylic paint. To keep with the natural theme, I added a thin sheet of mica over the bottom text. I love sewing through mica...makes me feel like a rebel.

My internal clock is still out of sync for those of you keeping score...

32 comments:

KardKrazy said...

What a stunning piece...very intriguing. Love this.

Kim H. said...

WOW this is so beautiful! I love it!

Heather Grow said...

Very pretty. Love all those leaves.

Your coffee lady is funny.

Em's Blog said...

really beautiful :o)

Sandy said...

Wow this is really stunning. Gorgeous.

Gillian said...

Stunning piece, love the muted tones with this image:)

johanna said...

LOVE this, it is so different!

Paula said...

WOW, fabulous piece.

Rein said...

What a beautiful piece!

Andrea said...

Beautiful

Viola said...

Fantastic, Julie! Great piece!

Barbara said...

Great buy and you have done a beautiful piece.

manus said...

This is so beautiful! I like the combination of the model picture and the natures theme.

Hermine said...

This is stunning.

Sandra Evertson said...

This is so Beautiful! Very Serene and softly earthy, just Lovely!
Sandra Evertson

Bobbie said...

I'm in total agreement with everyone: I love this piece. Beautiful work, Julie.

Susan Tuttle said...

Lovely! I love the patterened overlay--very mysterious piece.

Susan
xo

belinda said...

great idea! like the scalloped edge and the sewing

DymphieM said...

You know I love this. Isn't it fun to feel a rebel :P

Emilia said...

This is great! I guess you could create 50 more projects on this deck!
Now you made me want to buy the Pod stamp....

Sylvie :) said...

GREAT job Julie !!!it's beautiful !

Jennifer said...

AWESOME! Julie this is gorgeous!! OK...now tell me how you manage to sew through mica withou it chipping or cracking? You rebel you!! :)

Dani D said...

it´s got the wow factor

Karen Owen said...

This is lovely! Very creative.

Karen

Neda said...

Hi! I am back in town and back to my laptop! Yay! So great to see all your adorable creations, Julie. Although the time change is extremely annoying, you still managed to create fabulous little treasures!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

This is very dimensional and effective - beautiful!

Silvia said...

Really fantastic.

Kathi Rerek said...

Gorgeous!

I love how you used that transfer image.

Tami said...

Extremely yummy piece. I don't remember those cards, but I love what you did with it. Never sewed through mica, sounds like fun.

tina's space said...

absolutely fascinating piece. love what you have done.

Sue McGettigan said...

This is totally fabulous - wow!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

J'adore !!!!!!