Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Whiff of Joy Challenge DT - Paper Piecing

 Woohoo!!!  It is time for another challenge at Whiff of Joy challenge and this fortnight our challenge is paper piecing!  I love paper piecing don't you!?  Although I always seem to forget about it lol - but it does look really lovely!  I've mostly used papers from Prima's Botanical paper pad - such pretty colours.  The lilac stripe paper is a scrap from my stash without a name on.  I have used Chelsea's gorgeous sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces challenge for my layout.
 I've used the gorgeous Kneeling Willow for my card.  She is on special offer at Whiff of Joy right now and when she's gone she's completely gone so if you love her be sure to get there quick!  So, her skin and hair is coloured with copics, and the flower and grass meadow around her and the rest is paper pieced.  I've added a little bit of detail to the paper piecing too - more about that later.
 The flowers are from my stash and I've added a glass pebble backed with the soft green paper.  The lace is from my stash and the gems are from Whiff of Joy.  I've used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves.
 The gorgeous plaster scroll is from Panduro Hobby - my last one (sniff) - I need to get some more!!
 So, here's a closer look at my paper piecing.  I always add shading with grey copics so that the image still has the same dimension it would if you had coloured it.  On this occasion I have also coloured the tassle trim on her apron to make it stand out and I have coloured the petals of the flowers on her sleeves and dress with a white gel pen to make them stand out a little more.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this fortnight at Whiff of Joy!!  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning paper piecing projects!  Thanks for looking! x

18 comments:

Louise said...

Oh hunni!
WOW! This is so amazing :) Love the gorgeous papers you have chosen and Willow looks absolutely adorable in her paperpierced outfit! Stunning :) And I do loooove that cheesecloth - awesome!

Big hugs ♥

Riet said...

So wonderful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renkata said...

wow just wow Jane.
fantastic paper piecing.

June Nelson said...

This is just beautiful and I love your paper piercing fantastic card hun xxxxx

Catherine said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous paper piecing.....

Eulanda said...

So pretty!! Love the paper piecing on here and that cute little dotted line behing the butterfly is a great idea. I have to remember that one. Great take on the sketch and thanks so much for joining us this month! Hugs!

Julie said...

Beautiful paperpiecing Jane, and I love your idea to add shading!! Love the grass too - looks fabulous! Hugs, Juliexx

Christina C. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love your paper piecing!

Caroline said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love all the paper piecing on her clothes, the papers are so gorgeous together. TFS such a gorgeous project. x

fusiafscrapping said...

What a beautiful card! I love the papers, the colours and your colouring :)

Elaine said...

Jane what a beautiful image and a gorgeous card Well done Hugs Elaine

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so pretty

KayBeScraps said...

Hello Jane,
wow.. i love your card.. fantastic work.. love the paper piecing and the Flowers.. and the lace and the colors.. yes.. i love these card..

Hugs, Katrin

Stephanie said...

The card is so cute! Beautiful colors!
Stephanie

Nadja said...

A wonderful card for dreams. I love your soft colors.
Hugs Nadja

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. The stamp is so sweet. Nice colors.

Nice weekend.

Hugs Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

Erni said...

a card ,tender and soft,great work! Hugs,Erni

Erni said...

a tender,soft card,very beautiful-greetings,Erni