6.11.2012

Gallery Idol Round 3 - It's ROUND-UP time! Yee-HAW!



Hello, my dear friends! I am so crazy excited and honored to be participating in ROUND 3 of the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Competition! Thank you ALL so much for your votes! We totally did this together and I can't thank you enough! It's time to begin Round THREE! The challenge for this round was to create two cards, one masculine and one feminine, using one identical product in both cards. This was challenging, but OH.SO.FUN. For reals, you guys! Here are my cards together...


CowboyCowgirl cards 1


Yee-Haw!!! Yup! I went a bit western for this one! I started with a fabulous stamp from Pink By Design from the Best in the West stamp set. The cowboy stamp was PERFECT for this challenge! I used 'him' on both cards and simply added a pony tail and made a few little changes here and there to create one cowboy and one cowgirl using the exact same stamp! YAY!

I also used several papers from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection on both cards. I used the 6x6 version of each of the following papers on BOTH cards:

Paige's Portraits (b side)
Sienna Spirit
Cobalt Compostition
Adi's Adoration

Cyndi's Sketch
My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue Pleasant paper

I also used Flax Twine from The Twinery and cork sheets on both cards! YAY!

I paper pieced the two figures, which, yes, took a lot of time, a lot of cutting, and a lot of piecing! LOL! Here are the photos of all of the tiny pieces:


Cowgirl Pieces
Cowboy Piecees


And that doesn't even include the cactus on the cowboy card and the bag and the flowers on the cowgirl card! I love paper piecing, though! I really do! It's so much fun!


Howdy!


For the Howdy! card I wrapped the bottom of the card with flax twine for my dessert sand! I stamped the cactus from the same stamp set on Amy Tangerine Viridian Vignette and created a lasso from twine, as well. I LOVE THAT PART!!!! No, for reals, though...I seriously love the lasso! It's just so much FUN!!! I {heart} fun things. Just say'n. His pants are Core'dinations cardstock and his boots are Padma's Pattern from the Sketchbook Collection and his hair is from Glitz Designs Happy Travels Planes paper. The background paper is from the Echo Park This and That collection. All others are from the list above.


Cowgirl


Now...when it came to the Cowgirl card, well, she has RODEO on her mind, alright...RODEO DRIVE, that is! She's an urban cowgirl and ready to shop!!! I pieced her the same way I pieced the cowboy. She uses the Sydney's Snapshot paper for her boots, and the background is the B side of the Ivory Impressions paper. The cloud stickers are from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook sticker booklet. The city stamp is from Jilliebean Soup's You Move Me set. The tiny flowers are from the Stampendous! Vintage Typewriter Perfectly Clear stamp set.


Cowgirl (close)


I created the flower cone from scratch by rolling a paper cone, stamping the flowers and fussy-cutting those, attaching them to wire, and adhering to the card. The bag made me SUPER HAPPY! I searched for a good font and then printed up the little 'Bloomies' bag and gave it a twine handle! *LOVE THAT!*

Okay...so now that this is the longest post in all of eternity! HAHAHA! You can find the widget at the top of this fun post and here at the bottom, as well as at the top right of my blog! If you voted in the last round you will NOT have to register again, you can simply login!



Thank you ALL for your amazing support! It means the world to me!!!!! Thank you!!!! And YEE-HAW!!!!! (Tee-hee...sorry...it had to be done. Just say'n.)

Jingle Out!

31 comments:

  1. You did an amazing job...I love what you designed...Good Luck.. :)

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  2. Jingle, this is so great! Love seeing all the details - LOVE the Little Brown bag. Amazing piecing and I love the cork hats, all the twine and the great clouds on the girl card. You totally nailed this!

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  3. So cute!! Ok...voted for you!!

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  4. You has a great blog. I'm very interesting to stopping here and leaves you a comment. Good work.

    Lets keep writing and blogging

    Nb: Dont forget to leave your comment back for us.

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  5. Fabulous paper piecing! Great creations this week-the cowboy/girl couldn't be more perfect.

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  6. Just plain adorable! And you're right, that little shopping bag is awesome!!! And cork hats!! Just wow!

    It's been so much fun playing along with you Jingle:)

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  7. wow - all that cutting ;) your cards are so very cute!

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  8. Wonderful paper piecing--adorable cards!

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  9. Jingle! I love all your little bits! I totally thought it was colored from the gallery photo. I love the little bag and the flowers, oh the flowers. love it!

    xoxox

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  10. Holy cow!! look at all the teeny tiny pieces!! I would have gone blind! but hey - they are super fun and cute cards!! You got my vote GF!

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  11. I LOVE these! The little brown bag on the shopper card is fabulous!

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  12. Wow, now that's a *lot* of paper piecing! Totally worth it though!! I love all the fun details that turn the design from masculine to feminine - very clever!

    Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog!!

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  13. These are just an adorable pair!!! So stinking cute!!!

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  14. This is so stinkin' cute, Jingle!!! Love the little Bloomies bag! and the detail on those kids is incredible - great paper piecing!!! Good luck with this round!!

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  15. OMGosh SO STINKIN' CUTE!! Love all the paper piecing - lots of work but boy, it pays off...to cute! Off to vote :)

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  16. Oh my, those are too cute! That was some mighty fine paper piecing, Jennifer! I love the little scenes you made!

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  17. Great cards.
    Love that you added a pony tail to this image, great idea.
    I also like how you wrapped the twine around the card.

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  18. These look fantastic!! You did such an amazing job on all that cutting-you have some mad skills and patience. I voted for you!

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  19. Congratulations! These are so adorable!

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  20. Those are some teensie tiny pieces you worked with! I love how these both came together and the cork for the hats? Awesome!

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  21. These cards are adorable! Voted and wishing you the best of luck!

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  22. Wonderful cards as usual, I voted for you, best of luck, I'm pullin' for ya--

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  23. I just love the paper piecing! Fun cards :)

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  24. Good luck on this round Jen, your paper piecing is awesome! Such a cute idea!

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  25. Both winners in my opinion! Love the sand, really, who else would have thought of that. On my way to vote!

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  26. These are just amazing! I am just amazed at your paper piecing skills too! Voted - good luck!

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  27. Just adorable cards with so much love poured into the paper piecing! Love the creative use of the twine! So glad to have met you through this competition!

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  28. Great use of G45 paper. Love the altered item!

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  29. Love the Old Curiosity Shop papers... awesome project!!

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