Saturday, 2 February 2013

Paper piecing gone crazy!

This week, A Blog Named Hero has a challenge to use paper piecing.  Whenever I've done paper piecing (which is not often, actually), it is the focal image that is paper pieced, not the background. I decided to try to use a background stamp as the basis of the paper piecing, but keep the overall design very simple (because the background is busy enough as it is!!)  Here's what I came up with:


I used Hero Arts Looped Flower Pattern background stamp, a bunch of different papers from Basic Grey Hopscotch 6X6 paper pad, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments.

I thought I'd also submit this card to Moxie Fab's "Make your own patterned paper" challenge.

 I hope you're having a lovely day :)

26 comments:

  1. Wow, Michelle, you've achieved perfect balance here, giving lots of interest with the different papers without overwhelming us with pattern! Well done, love this!

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  2. Can you say AMAZING? I'm in awe. What a fabulous card.

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  3. WOW! You have more patience than I do. That is an amazing paper pieced background. Well done!

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  4. Another stunning card! It looks like it took ages to do but was definitely worth it :)

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  5. WOW that looks like an unbelievable amount of work, in tiny pieces!

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  6. I just saw this card on the ABNH site and had to stop by. Its fabulous, what a creative card I love it!!

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  7. So beautiful! I hope you give this to another cardmarker who will appreciate the work you put into this.

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  8. WOWZA! Michelle, this is such a cool idea! So delicate and detailed. I love how this came out! Thanks for joining our challenge!

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  9. Love the "artsy" feel of your background and the wonderful colours and patterns you've used. Thanks for playing along with us at ABNH.

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  10. This looks FAB Michelle - LOVE the mix of papers :)

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  11. WOW!!! The attention to detail on this is utterly amazing. You have the patience of a Saint! Great card. Thank you for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero.

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  12. Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  13. Stunning creation, Michelle! Way to use paper-piercing for this stamp to create such an intricate background! Congrats on your Moxie Fab Win! Well-deserved!

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  14. Wow, what a lot of work! Looks incredible.

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  15. This card - leaves me speechless! Congrats - this is truly Moxie Fab!

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  16. Congratulations, Michelle, for the win from Moxie for this truly, truly FAB card!!!

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  17. This is a great card. Oh,the time it must have taken!

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  18. Wow Michelle, how long did that take? Impressive! Awesome!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at ABNH.
    Christine

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  19. Wow, there's no way I would have had the patience to do this! So you won? Well deserved I would say.

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  20. What a great job! I love paper piecing and you're right we hardly ever think about paper piecing a background.
    I've seen many of your project on the Pattern Play gallery, I'm excited to see what you come up with during the class.

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  21. What a clever idea! It looks great :)

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  22. This project makes me smile Michelle. See you in class on Monday.

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  23. I love this michelle. A new way to look at paper-piecing, and an interesting use of a background stamp!

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