Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

One of my very favorite things to do is paper-piecing.......maybe because it goes back to my quilting days, finding just the right fabrics to put together to make a pleasing whole.  Here in Florida my supplies and stamps are severely linited by what I could carry down here, but I loved playing with this technique with what I have!  I made this for the Moxie Fab World's paper-piecing challenge and also for Hero Arts 50 Grand Celebration - we are coming up on 50,000 submissions in our flickr group!!


I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the Clouds Background using tumbled glass distress ink.  Next I overstamped the card-sized Flower Text stamp over it in black ink, and again on each of the patterned papers.  Then I cut the various leaves and flowers out and pieced them to the background, first outlining the stems with a green marker.  The leaves were glued directly to the stamped background, but the flowers were popped, and I added some tiny buttons, too, to most of the flowers.  Then the whole panel was glued to an aqua card base.

supplies:  white and aqua cardstock, Hero Arts S5215 Clouds, tumbled glass distress ink, S5506 Flower Text, versafine onyx black ink, various Cosmo Cricket designer papers and others, tiny buttons, green and orange markers for details

Edited to add that this card was chosen as a winner in the Moxie Fab Stamp it! Paper Piecing Technique Challenge!!

27 comments:

  1. Stunning card Lin! That flower stamp is just born for paper piecing I think! ;)
    Ruth S

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  2. Oh Golly, I love this!! It's spring on a card! I've got that stamp ordered and you know I'll be coming back here for inspiration...thanks Lin!
    blessings~

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  3. Lin your paper pieced card is wonderful and your blog is amazing. I admire all the different styles you incorporate into your art.

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  4. Great job you did here Lin - must have taken ages! So beautiful :)

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  5. This is fabulous Lin, great paperpiecing and I love your clouds!!

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  6. I can't believe you've paper pieced this Lin - it looks like a work of art. Its just wonderful!

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  7. WOW! I love this one Lin! Great idea to paper piece this stamp. It looks wonderful! Hugs!

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  8. Love it, Lin! That stamp is just made for paper piecing and no one does this technique better than you! Love the clouds in the background too!

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  9. Fabulous paper piecing here! I love the vibrant colors, too.

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  10. What a bright and lovely card! Lovely choice of papers. Loved your explanation of your love for piecing. I wouldnt have seen the relationship until you said it.

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  11. Wow! You can really tell all the love and hard work and attention to detail that went into this project. It is just so gorgeous! Love it.

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  12. totally amazing Lin. such detail

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  13. so pretty and delightful, Lin! love the layered background and those flowers are soooooo fun! love it!

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  14. Your quilting bg does serve you well Lin in your cardmaking - your paper piecing is always fabulous! Such a delightful card - love how this image looks against the cloud bg!

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  15. Gorgeous paper-piecing!! Love the colors and layered stamping!

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  16. This is one of my favorite FAV FAV FAV!! cards!! I love the way you paper pieced and the colors--the layering--the stamping! LOOOOOOOVE it:) You rock, Lin!

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  17. Hey Lin! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

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  18. Congrats on your paper piecing win at Moxie. That is a seriously delightful and cheerful card! LOVE IT!

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  19. yeah, baby! loved seeing you win with this fab card on moxie fab!!

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  20. Congrats on your win, Lin! Your card is fab! :)

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  21. Such a bright and fun card! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win!

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  22. CONGRATS on being MOXIE FAB! This is fabbby! LOVE LOVE LOVE that we were just talking about this website--and THERE YOU WERE! MOXIE FABBBBBB! HOOOORAY:)

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  23. Congrats on your Moxie win!!! This is great Lin!!!! So deserved!!

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  24. Congrats. It's such an eye-catching and well designed card

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  25. Congratulations Lin!!!! I just saw the winner cards at MFW!!! So glad for you!!!

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