Love a bit of paper piecing ...

Sometimes it's nice to go back to the old favourites that you haven't used in eons and paper piecing for me, is one of those "old favourites". It's such an easy way to create/colour a stamped image, (or digi image), but looks really effective ... in my opinion. I have used one of the Tonic Exquisite stamp sets, "Ladies Day" to paper piece and love how it has turned out ...

I stamped the image 4 times: once on to white card and 3 times on to different papers and then began snipping out the pieces I want from each colour. On the first layer, I used my Nuvo Creative pens (skin tones) to add some subtle shading.

I find that if you stamp on to white card first you have a base to work from and also it gives you a frame around your finished pieces image.

I have used the "Today is all about you" die and stamp set from Tonic to create both my layers and the sentiment. A few bits of lace, ribbon around the central panel and roses for extra decoration.

Another quick post today as the weather is glorious here so off out to do a bit of sight seeing at Huntingdon Castle. It's meant to rain tomorrow so cramming in as much as we can today.

Have a great day everyone,

x x x

Products and links;

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - lace
Ike's World - F is for fashion
Shopping our stash - layers
Through the craftroom door - anything goes
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Love to scrap - anything goes