Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, to You!!

Today I'm honored to be a Guest Designer for the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog.  I really have been enjoying this challenge blog and have learned several helpful things from the tips that have been shared there.  I was so delighted when they asked me to be a Guest designer for them.  When I heard that this week's challenge was paper piecing, I was excited because I love that technique.  The sponsor for this week is:

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For my card, the girl is completely paper pieced (her dress and hat with patterned paper - her body/hair with cardstock) and glued over the log.  Her skin, hair, the grass, log and sky are all colored with copics.  After paper piecing the hat, I also added shading and colored the hat with several copics.

White embroidery floss was added to her hat and dress.  The hat was coated with a Wink of Stella glitter brush marker.  The dandelion fluff and flowers have some stickles for accent.

This image is a digi from Digi Darla (sadly, this store is now closed).  For a tutorial on paper piecing with digi stamps see my tutorial here.  Obviously paper piecing is a fantastic way to use scraps but using other smaller pieces on your card is possible when you cover seams or where they don't join with other elements.  For instance:  All the patterned paper used for my card were scraps from other projects. The red background piece wasn't big enough for my card front.  I cut what I had in half and the floral strip covers the gap.  And the floral piece wasn't long enough to span the width of my card.  However, the image panel hides that gap.

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey (Picadilly - 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps:   Digi Darla (Blowing Dandelions); Stampendous (Birthday Wish clear stamp)
Ink:  VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copics: E00, 07, 08, 09, 11, 25, 31, 33, 35, 37, 50; BG000, 10; N1, 3; 100; R20, 27; YG03, 05; Colorless Blender
Tools/Embellishments: Sakura Micron .01 black pen, Quickie Glue Pen, Prima pearl flourish, DMC embroidery floss, Spellbinders dies (Petite Oval Large and Small, Floral Oval, Decorative Photo Corner), Sweet 'n Sassy die (Lacey Eyelet Border), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush marker (clear), Stickles (Star Dust)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Just B Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessing Club Challenge #17 - Anything Goes  
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #22 - Technique (I used paper piecing)
Please be sure to stop by the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the rest of the projects from the Design Team and to get additional tips from them.  I also hope you'll join in the challenge for a chance to win the fantastic prize from our sponsor.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  Please stop back tomorrow when I'll have another project using paper piecing (this time using clear stamps).

1 comment:

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card. It has a nice serene feel. Great paper-piecing. Elaine


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