Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Paper Piecing At FSC

Hello folks on a very gloomy Tuesday afternoon. I'm back today with my rather late inspirational creations for the current Fashionable Stamping Challenges theme which is Paper Piecing.
I had a bit of a struggle with this one as I found it impossible to combine the paper piecing with one of my usual hand made backgrounds and finally gave up today after trying several things with my second card (yes, 2 for the price of 1 this time!) and being very unhappy with all of them.

I then made the first card using one of the pieces from left over my workshop demo yesterday which was about using patterned paper in various ways to stamp on. This one is vintage style and having finished it, I then found the inspiration to finish the original card I tried to make so here they both are!

This one uses mostly Paper Cellar papers and I made the central panel with a bargello technique, trimming to size then stamping the Artistic Outpost serenity sentiment on with Memories Artprint Brown.
I stamped the butterfly (B Line Designs) with the same ink on to some polka dot paper and cut it out. I then distressed the edges of a piece of contrasting background paper and stuck this to a kraft card blank. I cut the floral border from a piece of patterned paper and trimmed round the floral section before adding to the card over the stamped panel.
I added the paper pieced butterfly to finish.

Now for something completely different!

A rather funky modern design using some Basic Grey papers that have been floating around in my paper box for quite a while!
I stamped the bird (a Papermania Urban stamp) on to white card with black ink then stamped various portions on to contrasting papers (Basic Grey Ambrosia). I cut out the sections and added them to the image on white card then trimmed to a rectangular panel. I added this to a red mat.
I covered a white card blank with one of the papers from the pad and added a sentiment (Inkadinkado) which I die cut with an X Cut label die and added this to the card with 2 tiny red heart shaped buttons.

The Fashionettes have done rather better than me with their backgrounds so do hop on over for a peek. We're also now sponsored by the lovely Leo of Flonzcraft who is offering a $20 voucher to his online shop for the randomly drawn winner. If you haven't yet visited his shop, please do as you're totally spoilt for choice with a huge array of images.

Back soon,
Hugs, Fliss xx


Fiona said...

You're too self critical Fliss, (pot, kettle, black!) I think these are great. I especially like the little birdie and fun sentiment. Some days it just doesn't come together easily... and in MY craft room the air is blue!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, both of your cards are wonderful. Love the saying of the first one and the colors of the second one.

Deborah said...

Both lovely, Fliss, but I really love the bird. The papers are so pretty.

butterfly said...

Love the neutrals one, despite the struggles you had with it, and that bird is just enchanting!
Alison x

Claire Phillips said...

Two fabulous cards Fliss - love them both....couldn't pick a favourite! Cheers Claire x

Netty said...

both smashing cards Fliss, x

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are both gorgeous,love the first one,that butterfly is,gorgeous and love that wee bird great layout too,hugs Cherylxxx

Julia S-W said...

You're far too self critical Fliss! I think both of the cards are lovely. My favourite is the bird with those beautiful rich colours. That said, I love the muted tones in the top card too!

craftattack said...

Your cards are beautiful! Hugs from cooooooold Germany, Valerie


Two fabulous cards Fliss - love them both, but my favourite is the bird card - the colours and patterns are wonderful, and so is the sentiment!

Hope all is well with you and yours - Sylvia x

brenda said...

Paper Piecing is one of my favourite techniques Fliss and both of these are great, especially love this birdie.

B x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, both really beautiful examples of paper piecing, such pretty soft greys on the first but I love the cute bird card, so striking. xx

Sandra said...

I love them but my fav has to be the bird Fliss
Happy Easter Fliss x

Brenda Brown said...

Great cards Fliss, but live the birdie that little bit more.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Claire said...

Hi Fliss, both beautiful cards. I love the subtle colours of the first one and the quote is fab. That bird is a real stunner, love those papers
Have a good weekend
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, two great card, and such a contrast. Love use of all the papers.
Avril xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Fliss...you smashed the brief with both of these cards! Both so different, and neither one even looks like it is paper pieced, they just look so natural.
Dot x