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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 


wannabcre8tive said...

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

Judy Corner said...

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

Zoe Hillman said...

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

Daffodil Cards said...

A Delightful card, love your paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
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Céline said...

fab card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Denise Goeldner said...

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

Jennifer Shults said...

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!

Suzanne C said...

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

Pat K said...

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

fiona walker said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

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

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digitally Sweet. Hope to see you again next time.
DT for Digitally Sweet
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tanya miller said...

Great paper piercing and fab colours. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Ladies Ladies Ladies Challenge (DT)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

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