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Monday, March 7, 2016

Eureka challenge #183 - paper piecing


The challenge this week at Eureka stamps is paper piecing.  This is a fun way to add texture and a bit of dimension.  It is also a great way to create a different look for items of clothing as well as other images.  I have learned that it is important to choose patterns carefully - I find that dainty patterns work best for me.  I used two different patterned papers - for the dresses, the ribbons in the hats, and the backgrounds. I used markers to add a touch of color to the flowers on the hats. I used a darker golden yellow for the mats, and a sheer gold ribbon to add a final touch - along with the shiny gems.  Here is another tip if this is a new technique for you - color the rest of the image (the part next to the pieced layer) before adhering the DP in order to achieve a well blended edge.  (I'll bet you can figure out how I know that!)  I recently read a tip to use Stickles around the edge of the main image - I tried it here, though you cannot really see it well on the screen.  It does a lot to highlight the image.  I lightly sponged the image and sentiment, and distressed the edge of the circle to give a bit of a distressed look.
The new Eureka image I used is Best Friends, and the new sentiment is also from Eureka.  It is a font I really like.
Sketch:                Share Joy Challenge
Spring (I used colors and the pretty dresses to represent spring):
                             Digitally Sweet 
                             Fresh Brewed Designs
                             Crafty Sentiments Designs
 Bingo:     Row 1 - sentiment, flowers on hat, gems:
                             The Paper Shelter  
Bingo - Row 2 -  distressing, new image, texture, ribbon: 
                             Fussy and Fancy
Touchy, feely:      Simon Says Stamp Wedneday
Ladies:                 Digi Choosday
Child:                   Fan- tastic Tuesday
Sparkle:               Crafting for all Seasons
Layers:                 Frilly and Funkie 
                              Craftin Desert Divas     
Any:                      Lemon Shortbread
                              Jo's Scrapshack 

15 comments:

  1. Your card is just as cute as can be. Those little girls are so sweet.

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  2. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

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  3. Great card, you really made the layers work. Simple, yet elegant. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie for the Layer it Up challenge.

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  4. A Delightful card, love your paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
    Faith Sponsor Coordinator

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  5. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  6. Wonderful paper pieced card. Thanks for joining us over at Lemon Shortbread, good luck and hope to see you again.
    Denise DT

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  7. Your card is lovely and you did a fantastic job with the sketch! Thank you for joining us for this week's Share Joy Challenge!

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  8. Sweet card! The girls are so cute in the pieced dresses. Thanks for playing along in the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

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  9. Beautiful card with such a lovely image. Thank you for playing along with us at TPS. Pat K x

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  10. Hi Dorothy a gorgeous make love the yellow colours chosen. Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Digi Choosday ladies, ladies, ladies.
    Good luck
    Fiona Dt x

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  11. Gorgeous card Dorothy! The image is so sweet and I love the pretty sparkle.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  12. Super sweet card, Dorothy! I love all of the layers and the stickles around the main image! =)

    Stephanie
    Thanks for joining us for Craftin Desert Divas "Lots of Layers" Linky Party!

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  13. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.
    Granmargaret
    DT for Digitally Sweet
    Granmargaret’s cards ‘n’ stuff – My personal Blog!

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  14. Adorable creation, love the paper piecing! Thanks so much for playing in our Ladies, Ladies, Ladies challenge at Digi Choosday this time. Hugs:) Audrey DT

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