It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is pretty straight-forward: Paper Piecing. You must include some paper piecing on your project.
In my world, this is easy, since I prefer not to color, and paper piecing is an easy alternative.
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
I know you've seen this stamped image a lot lately, but it's too easy to use. I told myself the next time I used it, I was going to try to color it. HA. FAIL. I did, however, reach into the way-back of my 6x6 paper collection and pulled out my Basic Grey Oxford papers. Oh, and you can tell it was paper pieced since I glued the papers on crooked. I think I get extra points, though, that I cut them out mostly straight.
The thing with these images is the eyes and teef. No matter what I try, no white medium - Enamel Accents, white gel pen, etc. - looks right on the eyes and teef, so I've taken to stamping them on white and paper piecing them back onto the faces. White every time.
Cats eyes aren't white, though, they are colored, so I used Copics to color them. This time I cut out the cat's eyes attached to the nose, as I wanted to color the nose pink. That actually worked out quite nicely, except I almost went blind with the fussy cutting.
I outlined the images in a very light blue Copic, glued on a stray piece of black patterned paper to ground the critters, then stamped a sentiment under the strip of paper.
I was going for a blue card here, but you can see how that worked out. Only the balloon made it. Too much green, though green used to be THE color in my world. I covered the balloon with clear Wink of Stella, because I could.
So that's my contribution to the SOS Paper Piecing challenge. Got paper scraps? Got an image you don't feel like coloring? Just love to paper piece? Then I think you should play along with us this week at SOS!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: Basic Grey Oxford 6x6 paper pack, Simon Says Stamp Kelly Purkey Happy Birthday stamp set, and the following: