This is my very first attempt at paper piecing. This week's challenge at WOJ Challenge blog is to paper piece. I had to check out some site on the How Do of Paper Piecing and this is my take on it.
I used DP on the entire Willow stamp. I used a subtle pink mix for the flesh and then used more intense colored paper for the rest of the card. It was fun to try and find papers that would work for the hair and the dress. The tree was stamped directly on the paper and colored with markers. To add a little oomps I used Crystal Effects from SU on the apples, planter, and strawberry pattern section of the dress and headband. I attached Willow with dimensionals onto paper from DCWV called Once Upon a Time. This piece came with the strip of green glitter on the top and bottom edge. I also layered this on green and then ivory paper using the EK edge punch and Frayed Burlap Distress ink.
I used the same paper as the dress to make this corner flower. I used Marvy punches for the flowers and The Curvy Square punch from SU created the background layer. Again, I distress these edges as well.
On the inside I used the label 4 Spellbinder nestibility and distress ink to create the two labels. The Thanks so Much stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used Not Quite Navey, Taken with Teal and Mellow Moss to create the flow of colors. Willow was stamped on Whisper White and colored with markers to match the cover willow.
WOJ is having a DT call so this will be one of my entries. I would be thrilled to be on a DT and this line a stamps is one of the best. I love all of Elizabeth Bell images and only wish I had more stamps.
Must leave soon to pick up one of the boys. Today is mammogram day so I'm off to get the Big Squeeze! I appreciate the value of the test but ouch is the name of the game.