Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Paper Players #381

I haven't played at The Paper Players in a loooong time but when I saw on Kim's blog that the challenge was sewing related I decided to pull out some old neglected stamps and make a card.
The buttons and card they are on are from PTI and the other paper has a pattern image on it.  I die cut the buttons from coaster board, then again from pearl paper that I ran through my Xyron, and put them together.  I don't know why my Xyron (I have two - big and little) has been neglected either.  It made it so easy to stick those little pieces together.  The tiny attacher stapled them to the card just like they used to be.  The difficult part was coming up with a sentiment but I liked this one from CPD.

Now that I've found them again, I hope to enter more of The Paper Players challenges.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #259

I struggled with my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch and I don't know why.  Here's the sketch.
I knew the image I wanted to use for the circle but couldn't figure out what to do with the vertical panel.  After much playing I settled on this.  Meh.

I watched a couple of videos on how to do the clouds.  Some people do a fantastic job with them and I tried several times using both a die and a hand cut scallop in both blue and gray.  These are done with Hickory Smoke DI.  The images and sentiment are from EH and colored with Zigs.

I was at Circle this morning and we signed cards for three people that are having health issues and I know of a few more.  This card will definitely come in handy.

Thank you for dropping by.  I hope you are doing well.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Time Out #103

I'm not twisting for the challenge at Time Out because it would be a little difficult to do my hobby in one layer although I have before.  My other hobby is quilting.

The larger die cut is a gift from Michele by Gina Marie and the smaller one is from WPlus9.  All the paper came from a PB stack and the sentiment is from PTI.

For those of you interested in quilts, I've updated my page at the top with some of my most recent quilts. When I find pictures of more, I'll add them in.

Thanks for dropping by.  My prayer for you is to find peace and comfort whenever you need it.





Monday, February 19, 2018

The Flower Challenge #17

I remember years ago when Holly Hobby was in vogue and we used to make shadow boxes by cutting images of her and layering the bits and pieces to make it look 3D.  That's really dating me I know but that's what I think of when you say paper piecing.  And I did a similar technique for my card for The Flower Challenge.
I used DoodleBuds from WPlus9 and stamped the flowers on a variety of DSP, fussy cutting it all, layer by layer.  It's a little difficult to see but the centers of the two largest flowers are popped up as are the two center petals on the brown flower.  Even though they are both red, the center of the red flowers is a different paper from the body.  I had so much fun making this and it was a good stamp set to do it with.