Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Paper Piecing

I was able to get around to another challenge from my stamping group and today it is paper piecing.  I do like the way it turned out but my eyes are not like they use to be and cutting those tiny shorts out wasn't the easiest. I used paper for the shirt, shorts and skateboard but I did color in the wheels instead of paper piecing those.  This is for my great nephew who turned 10 a couple days ago.



I still need more work on my coloring, did a little shading with distress inks around the edges of the image and center of the sentiment tag.

Stampendous -- Skateboard kiddo stamp
We R memory keepers -- Anthologie papers
Spellbinders -- Lg. Deckled rectangles, and Labels trio dies
Distressing on the red piece of paper
Distress ink -- Frayed burlap
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp

Hope your mid week is going well.  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know you have, so good to hear from you all,

Connie



Stampendous -- Skateboard kiddo stamp, shirt, pants and skateboard, paper pieced all the rest colored w/markers
We R memory keepers -- Anthologie papers
Spellbinders -- g. Deckled rectangles and labels trio dies
distressed red piece of paper
Distress ink-- frayed burlap
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp

Stampendous -- Skateboard kiddo stamp, shirt, pants and skateboard, paper pieced all the rest colored w/markers
We R memory keepers -- Anthologie papers
Spellbinders -- g. Deckled rectangles and labels trio dies
distressed red piece of paper
Distress ink-- frayed burlap
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp

Stampendous -- Skateboard kiddo stamp, shirt, pants and skateboard, paper pieced all the rest colored w/markers
We R memory keepers -- Anthologie papers
Spellbinders -- g. Deckled rectangles and labels trio dies
distressed red piece of paper
Distress ink-- frayed burlap
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp

19 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Great card, you wouldn't know that you had any trouble cutting! The sentiment is really fun for this type of image!

Debbie said...

goodness, how adorable and trendy!!! you're not going to find this in a hallmark store!!!!

Oliva Ohlson said...

You did a great job!!! I love the coloring!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

That's a lot of work but so worth it in the long run......cute card!

Darlene said...

Way Cool Dudette! I love to paper piece but just don't think to do it often enough! Fabulous inspiration ... too cool ... love it! Happy Day my friend!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Connie,
Just found a few minutes to stop by and catch up. This card is so cute! Actually I guess what it is about this card is that it really is cool (as Darlene pointed out) I can never find cute cards for boys--they are either too childish, too cutesy or say the wrong thing. This is perfect! Good job! I know what you mean about the eyes...I have some trouble with my eyesight and close work...have a nice day! It's a hot one here!
Linda

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Connie! Your little boy's shirt looks just like fabric! Fantastic card. I always forget to paper piece and hope to remember to do it more frequently! I love it every time I see it - like on your card! hugs, de

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, Happy Birthday to your nephew. What a perfect card for a boy that age. Love the design. You did an incredible job cutting those very small details. Beautiful work always. Blessings for a great rest of the week. xo

Donna Phelan said...

FUN! Love the image, super cute! GREAT job in paper piecing, especially those itty bitty pieces! I do love his striped shirt too! :)

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic Connie. Great work cutting out the shorts.

Kim said...

What a fun card, Connie. It is perfect for a 10 year old boy. Your cutting looks great to me.

Pam Sparks said...

oh my, such cuteness Connie! I love this cute little guy you colored up so sweet! Reminds me of one of our grandsons! :D

Diane said...

Great card design Connie and love your adorable little skateboarder.
Hugs Diane

Leslie Miller said...

This turned out great, Connie! Paper piecing always adds that little something special to an image, especially when it matches the background paper. Cute image for your great nephew!

Stephanie said...

What a great card for a boy, sweet friend! You did an excellent job :) Happy weekend. Hugs!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A wonderful card for a ten year old Connie brilliant work on the paper piecing know how tricky small detailed images can be ..

... but oh what fun it is when it turns out this well!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Janice said...

I love how his shirt matches the background. Great paper piecing, so effective!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a super card ...

All the best Jan

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute image. I like the cool striped background.