Saturday, May 7, 2011

Paper Piecing for the insane - LOL


Did you catch that title? Yea...I totally lost my mind when I decided to paper piece the chair in this image. I hadn't really though it out when I started and realized too late as I was cutting how very detailed the chair was.  Oh well, whatcha gonna do?  LOL  I've finally used this adorable image from Lili of the Valley called Story Time. Those little girls reading a story together are just so sweet and I though this would make a fabulous image to use to make my sister a Mother's Day card. She a great Mom and I wanted her to know that I was thinking of her.

I choose my DP (October Afternoon's - Fly a Kite) because I wanted to use the story paper in the pad, which I thought tied in perfectly with the image.  But the chair was paper pieced using paper from October Afternoon's, Thrift Shop.  Playing with some new goodies I used Vintage Cream felt and Papertrey Ink's ric rac die to go across the paper panels.  Here's another item I'm going to have to hide from myself so that I don't use it on every card.  :)  The buttons are also from Papertrey Ink.



Challenges:
Card Makin' Mamas = For a Loved One (my sister)
Prairie Fairy Fridays = #52 For the Girls
Totally Papercrafts = #65 Recipe
Paper Romance = Your favorite die (Jumbo Ric Rac)
Simon Says Stamp = Paper piecing
Try it on Tuesdays Something Old (stamp) & Something New (Ric Rac die & felt)

Of course this card is also my Sweet Stop Sketch sample for this week, which was a lot of fun to work with.  Korin has the BEST sketches and even though some take me out of my comfort zone, they always turn out so great.  As you can see, I turned the sketch on it's side for my card.

 The Sugar Babies have gorgeous sketch samples to share with
you today, so please be sure to stop by and check them out.

Korin Sutherland
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Janice Melton







Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope all you Mommy's out there have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow.

31 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

Nice job, nut! ;) I can see why you would be coo coo for cocoa puffs after tackling the paper piecing of that chair, but it was SO worth it! I agree that Korin' sketches are the best!

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card Wendy! Love the rich colors! you're right, the story paper is perfect and so is your piecing!! Your sister will love it!
Happy Mothers Day!!

Sharon Keanly said...

Absolutely stunning! Superb colouring too. hugs Sharon

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, this is sooooooo sweet! LOVE that you took the time to paper piece that chair!!! That's a LOT of patience! Scissors and I don't get along all that well and I know for sure I wouldn't have been able to do this....lol

Totally SWEET!

Denise Marzec said...

As soon as I pulled up your blog, I was like, "no way, she pieced all that??"....wow, girl. Yeah, that was definitely a lot of work. Love the buttons with the ticket and of course your coloring ROCKS as always. What a SWEET thing for you to do for your sister...she's gonna LOVE it!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness girl!! This is truly gorgeous!! LOVE your coloring on that darling image!! Glad I stopped by today!! Wishing you a lovely Mother's Day weekend!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

Alexis said...

this is just adorable and the paper pieced chair is too sweet. I know it must have been hard but it is so worth it!! Looks great!!

Janice M said...

This is absolutely adorable!! Love the paper piecing, it was worth the time it took and your coloring is amazing!

Jennipher Lowery said...

Wow! I was wondering how you did that chair. OMG. You are a crazy crafter! but I love it.

Shelby Goolsby said...

The paper piecing was totally worth it!! I love everything about this adorable card. Happy Mother's Day!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Wendy you did an awesome job with that paper piecing it looks super and those images are beautiful I love this so much.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Paula said...

Te felt ricrac accents the zigzag of the patterned paper beautifully & I love your story paper & sentiment. Certainly some cutting done there!
Paula (PEP)

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Love the post title, Wendy! LOL

What a gorgeous card though, worth every ounce of effort! Fabulous!

Tracy V. said...

Great job on the PP! That would be alot of cutting but it really turned out wonderful! LOVE the Dp's!!
Tracy

Caroline said...

Oh!!! Such a great card!!!!! Love the paper piecing and the story book paper :)

CraftinGranny said...

Awesome job with paper piecing. Glad you did it.....lol Gorgeous card and your sis will be bowled over when she gets it. Happy Mother's Day! "Hugs" Carol

Isha said...

WOW!!! This is totally Awesome. TFS.

Uhooi said...

This kartuyang nice, sweet and creative,,

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scrapn_momof2 said...

Happy Mother's Day Wendy!

Your card is too adorable! Your sister will love it. I love your coloring (I know I always say that but it's true) and the colors used on this card. You did a really good job of cutting out that chair. It looks perfect!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, but I think it was so worth the work, Wendy! Love how it looks and it really adds something to the card! Would love to buy that chair for in the house, hi hi! Great image and fabulous coloring, love it!!
Hugs, Wendy

Kate said...

This is precious! Your moment of insanity was worth it as the chair looks absolutely amazing! I love the little tag on this too.

Brandie said...

WOW!! It is AMAZING!! Thank you so much what a great card! I know this took a lot of work and that means so much to me I LOVE IT and I LOVE YOU!!
Before I read your post I instantly thought of me and you when we were little and you would read to me. Heck I even remember that when we were about 8 to 10 you would read books to me because you wanted to share the story's with me and you were worried that I would not read the book myself. I enjoyed them more when you read them. I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day!!

Pam Sparks said...

screaming L.O.V.E. it Wendy! I have this stamp but it's still uninked... how sad! but I am so glad I've been here to see yours! Makes me happy! Gorgeous card composition and coloring! Just fabulous!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet card,love the stripy chair and the cute girls.
Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Carol L said...

I can only imagine the painstaking process of paper-piecing that chair, but the end result is amazing! Beautiful coloring too!

Kristie said...

You did an amazing job with the paper piecing! The image is so sweet!

Anita said...

Wow, Wendy, this is so gorgeous. I love that image and it's beautifully colored. So sorry you are now insane (lol) but the chair looks fabulous! I'm sure your sister loved it. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day.

Shannon White said...

Wow! This is So Adorable! Love your paper piecing and the darling LOTV image and your gorgeous coloring! :-)

Tracey Brossart said...

Truly gorgeous! Your stamp is colored in beautifully! Love the layout you used too! :D

Thanks for playing with us over at "Fairy Fun Fridays" challenge and good luck! :D

Hugz,
xx Tracey xx

Kelly said...

Your paper piecing and your coloring is exquisite! Thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Faye said...

Oh Wendy. Sigh. Nuff said. xxx

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