Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's Time for my favorite technique - Paper Piecing of course!

Happy Saturday Everyone!
It's one of those "Just Because" cards and this one sure is a sweet one!
When I started scrapbooking almost 12 years ago there weren't very many products to be found and so it really was a technique driven hobby.
I met a scrapping buddy and through her I learnt how to paper piece. Soon I was cutting smaller and smaller pieces, glueing them and then pen stitching all around them. There was barely a page that didn't have a hand created character on it.
Then things changed, products were available everywhere, premade pages, 3D accents, all the things I'd spent hours making before were available to just "peel and stick". The art of the tiny scissors went the way of the wind.
Then I started cardmaking about a year and a half ago and I realized that the stampers were quietly keeping this technique going like a little secret society:)
It was a revelation to me and a joy!
Now I try and do a little cutting at least once a week and this is one of those weeks :)

It helped that one of my favorite blogs had this as a challenge this week amongst the others on this card:

La La Lands want Paper Piecing
Creative Cottage want Pretty Pink
Stamp Something want Pink Something
Jacksonbelle had a 123 recipe of 1 Black item, 2 Punched items and 3 Circles
Try It Out Tuesday had a Sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot want Pink and Green

Card Recipe:
Image - Sweet Lala
Paper - Imaginisce Fairest of Them All
Medium - Copic Markers
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - Studio G
Pearls - Queen & Co
Border Punches - Martha Stewart

I hope you can see the paper piecing on Lala's dress.
She sure is sweet with her big blue eyes and I'm sending a wave over to all the Lala Girls!


cheryl said...

wow love this super cute image and such beautiful colurs too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Doreen said...

Isn't this so lovely I love the way you mix and match you papers. The image is so

Becky said...

Aww, how pretty!! Love the pink!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Love Becky xx

Kristine said...

Oh Katie... this is SOO ADORABLE!! *Ü* Love your paper piecing and that DP is sooo pretty. Fantastic job with the challenge this week! Thanks so much for entering. *Ü* HUGS!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good evening Katie,and what a gorgeous card. just loving that adorable image youve used, thank you for joining in with the Creative cottage challenge this week, Linda x

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good evening Katie,and what a gorgeous card. just loving that adorable image youve used, thank you for joining in with the Creative cottage challenge this week, Linda x

Jana Weaver said...

This is adorable!! I LOVE this LaLa, and her pieced dress is just beautiful! thanks for playing with us at Lala Land Crafts!!

Berry said...

Love the papers you have used and the cute green and pink combo thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs Rebekah x

Elena said...

Your paper pieced dress looks beautiful! What a sweet card!
Thank you so much for playing with us at La-La Land!

Michele Spera said...

Love the colors you picked! and I really think the paper piecing is adorable on the image:-)

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

What a very pretty card, Katie! Beautiful work on the paper piecing!

1LuvnMama said...

Luv all the pinks and greens! You did an excellent job on paper piecing Lala! Thanks so much for joining us at La-La Land Crafts!

Donna said...

A really pretty card Katie and such fab paper piecing! Thanks for joining in the fun this week with the Creative Cottage :) Donna x

Irina Blount said...

Very PRETTY!!! LOVE your Lala card in pink and green!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this weeek at La-La Land Crafts!!

Denimo said...

Great card Katie! I love everything about it!! So glad you could join us for the Stamp Something challenge.
Hugs, Denimo

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

This is great!! I love the piecing, terrific idea on this image, and the color choices too. That sentiment is TOO fun with the little drink in the middle!