Thursday, 15 April 2021

Paper piecing for CAS Mix Up .......

Happy Thursday ........

We've reached the middle of April already ....... time to give you a little reminder about this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge.

I'm hosting this month, and the theme I've chosen is ..... Paper Piecing 


We've had some fabulous entries into the gallery already but there's still plenty of time left if you'd like to play along.

Paper Piecing is a really fun way of adding colour to your stamped images.  Quick to do, and it's a great way of using up all those off cuts of patterned papers that we all have in our stash.

I've been playing with some JOFY stamps recently ...... nice large images, perfect for paper piecing.


I love this pretty floral design, I think there's so many ways you could use this stamp.

Using a black ink, I stamped the image first onto my card blank, again onto a scrap of patterned paper, and also onto an old book page.


I then chose parts of the image to paper piece ........ the large flower from the patterned paper


I used the book page pieces to add some extra detail here and there, and then coloured in the rest of the image using coloured pencils 


Flowers will always work well with the paper piecing technique but, you can paper piece any stamped image.  How cute does this look ......


This set is from the JOFY new release ....... I love her!!

I stamped the background, watercoloured with ZIG markers and then added a few pink and gold splatters.


I stamped the little geisha girl onto a separate piece of white card and fussy cut around her.  
I coloured her hair and face using pencils and paper pieced her little kimono, adding in some detail with coloured gel pens


I even paper pieced her little top knot to match


She was attached with foam pads for dimension, and I finished with one of the sentiments from the stamp set


Just think, this little one could have a whole wardrobe of pretty kimonos ....... it's like playing with paper dolls all over again!

Don't forget to check out the CAS Mix Up Blog for more inspiration ideas from the Design Team, they've all been having fun with this challenge.

Thank you for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time ........




Products used:
Card 1
Stamps: JOFY 96
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Distress Oxide Ink - Seedless preserve (for the sentiment)
Other: Faber Castel Polychromos Pencils; Patterned paper and book pages from my stash; Gem stones

Card 2
Stamps: JOFY 100
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Delicata - Golden Glitz(for the splatter)
Other: Patterned paper from my stash; Faber Castel Polychromos Pencils; IG Clean Color Brush Markers, Coloured Gel Pens

8 comments:

  1. Both these card are so pretty. This is such a great technique that we don't often use these days, so thanks for resurrecting it. I have enjoyed learning more about paper piecing. I hope you haven't set a precedent by presenting 2 cards for each post! I have enjoyed them though xx

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  2. I LOVE both your paper pieced cards, Linda. Your paper pieced flowers turned out beautifully. Love how you used text for two of your flowers. Your geisha girl is adorable. You chose the perfect designer paper for her kimono and love the added paper on her top knot. I totally agree..the technique reminded me of playing with paper dolls as a little girl and with our 2 daughters:-) TFS and hosting such a fun technique, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

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  3. This is a fun challenge, Linda! Love your paper pieced flowers and your geisha is adorable and so fun with her paper pieced kimono and top knot! Thanks for a great challenge!

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  4. Two fabulous cards! The first one is so funky and artistic and the Japanese doll is so sweet! Thanks for a fun theme:)

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  5. Oh, my, I love the look of these stamps and even better with the paper piecing! It makes them all the more interesting. Your choices are brilliant!

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  6. Two awesome paper pieced cards Linda. This is such a fun challenge and I have really enjoyed it! Your JOFY flowers are so fun. Love the bit of text paper. And your geisha girl is amazing. What a fabulous image and perfect for paper piecing. xx

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  7. Two awesome cards Linda love every paper pierced detail.

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  8. Both cards are fabulous and so inspirational Linda. Love the contemporary design and look to the first one and Yay to a whole new wardrobe of kimono's with the second x.

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