Friday, 29 March 2013

Vintage Paper Piecing

Hello again, I'm here with my second post today which is to tell you about the new challenge today over at Polka Doodles which is to make a project featuring Paper Piecing - my second go at creating like this in the last week too!
I've made a rather girly card with a lovely vintage lady from the Studio 12 Picknix Collection 1 CD and have combined her with one of my favourite things - roses. Hope you like what I've made.

I printed the image out on to thick cartridge paper and also on to a scrap of deep rose coloured paper with roses printed on it. I then cut just the frock out of the printed paper and added this over the plain image. I coloured the remaining parts of the image with watercolour pencils the trimmed the panel and added it to a mat made from the rest of the rose printed paper.
I cut a square of pink rose printed paper from the Pretty Sweet CD (this is where the other rose paper came from too) then distressed the edges and inked them with deep pink ink.
I die cut a doily with a Marianne Design die using paper from the Cherryblossom Lane CD and cut out some rose sprigs from the Sugarplum Daisy CD. The sentiment was printed and coloured with a pale pink Promarker then added to a die cut mat of the rose paper. I assembled the card as you see, tucking the roses around the image panel.

You might be interested to know that Nikky now has a brand new mini CD available called Fredericka with some rather sassy and chic images for all occasions together with a huge selection of papers, embellies and sentiments. At the moment you also receive a free paper pack when you purchase the CD but don't delay as this is a limited offer and when they're gone, they're gone!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter.
Hugs, Fliss xx


  1. This is very pretty! Happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

  2. A fabulous card, great use of this technique.

  3. She has attitude - I think she's a closet suffragette! :-) Gorgeous, Fliss. And happy Easter. Deb x

  4. As the lady above said, she certainly has attitude Fliss, looks like she know just what she wants. And love the colour combo you have gone with.

    Wishing you a happy Easter.

    B x

  5. Yep - I too like her stance and attitude - beautifully pieced Fliss with a lovely design. Happy Easter - Nicola x

  6. Oh, so pretty in pink - what a lovely make!
    Alison x

  7. Beautiful card Fliss, a lovely design.
    Have a happy Easter.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  8. Very cute card Fliss!! lovely creation and love the papers used...


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Fliss xx