Sunday, 27 June 2010

Paper Piecing

Paper piecing is a great little technique and oh so easy with our downloads. Simply print transparent images onto patterned paper to "dress them up". This was the challenge Adele set on Dottie's World today: to use a Charmed download along with the paper piecing technique.

I love pregnant mummy Martian from our newest collection and used her here, along with the Baby on Board sentiment also in the bundle. There are three in the bundle, pink, blue and white, I used the white one here and coloured it green with my Copics.

I used Basic Grey and Tim Holtz Papers (from the Shabby Vintage pad), and the Martha Stewart Heart deep edge punch. That gorgeous bouquet is Prima.

I pleated the paper behind the main image, you can see that better at the very top in this close-up, you can also see that I used gold dust on a few areas of Mummy Martian:

I coloured in Mummy Martian with my Copic markers. I decided to add a black faux stitching border in case you notice something different in this one LOL

Please pop over and check out the work from the other girls. We really have a great team on Dottie's World :-) Thanks for visiting x


Jackie said...

Fab colourful card, love your paper piecing :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Karen its gorgeous, love that posy of flowers too
hugs June xxx

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Great card, I have never done paper piecing but it looks great

Gunn (Merete) said...

This is a great card. I love what you done to her dress, so fab. This layout is superb and I love the hearts.
Hugs Gunn :-)

Nat said...

wonderful design!Such a great card!!

Denise said...

Wow, your card is fabulous. I love how you popped the flowers off the card!

Calypso said...

I really like different and this Mummy Martian is too cute!!! Great coloring job and love the flower bunch on the side of the card.


Hannapanna said...

Cute card. :) Love the image, super sweet. Great colour combo too. Hugs Hanna