Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Paper Piecing - I Love Promarkers GDT

This week on the I Love Promakers challenge, the theme is 'paper piecing'.  Now I had only ever done this technique once before, and its not something I usually think about doing as I just 'stamp and colour' :) lol.
But I really enjoyed doing this and it seemed really quick!  I paper-pieced the cap, jumper and wellies.

I followed a great sketch over on Sketch Saturday and coloured the rest of the image with promarkers.

I fell in love with this LOTV image quite some time ago and the sentiment is one of my favourite quotes.  I hand-stitched and distressed HOTP papers, used McGill branch punch, ribbon scraps, metal charm and pearls from stash.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Allsorts Challenge - All about the sentiment
Sketch Saturday - Great sketch
Creative Inspirations - Distressing
The Shabby TeaRoom - Keeping warm & photo insp.  My fishing boy is wearing a wooly jumper and cap, and I took brown and beige from the photo
Passion for Promarkers - Coffee and Creme - great theme Nic :)
Do You Stack Up - Ribbon (3rd entry)

Thanks so much for looking and commenting and good luck to everyone entering these challenges.


Heidi said...

Wow I just love it!
Have a great day Alison.
Hugs, Heidi:)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Wow!!! This is really stunning. Love the colours and layout and the image is adorable. The paper-piecing is gorgeous and I really like how you used the branch punch to frame the bottom of the image. Donna

Denise and Louise said...

Another beautiful card. Thanks again for joining us at DYSU xx

WencheP said...

Beautiful! Absolutely love the colors and the image is so sweet! Great coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Love the little metal fish! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room!

TSTR Designer

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card. I like the image and the layout also that fish.
Kevin xx

Debbie said...

Such an adorable image .. reminds me of my sons when they were little!! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week in the Tea Room :)

laney said...

Awesome Alison love the colours, the layout a great male card! thanks for joining us this time at Creative Inspirations would love to see you next time too

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great boy's card alison.
love the colors, great card.

greetings karin

Miranda said...

lovely Alison, the sentiment is very funny


princesskitten said...

that's magic - love him

kitten DYSU team

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Marion said...

WowAlison. Fabulous card and such delicious papers. Terrific stamp and he looks so smart in his Argylle jumper:) Love it.

Anonymous said...

Fab paper pieceing and gorgeous card Alison. Love the sentiment too! xx

Peggysue said...

Lovely card and super paper piecing. The argyle sweater is perfect! Cute sentiment and that fish charm is fab.
I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU RIBBONS challenge and hope to see you again!

Gro said...

Gorgeous card. Love your image. Thanks for joining us at PfP :o)

Janna said...

Hi again Alison! Wonderful 3rd entry for our ribbon challenge at DYSU! The sentiment is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us :) Janna

Mina said...

I think when you enjoy making something so much it does seem faster to make Alison...I love the colour combo and papers you used on your fab card
Mina xxx

Cor* said...

Oh yes, yes, yes! this is great! The layout, paper piecing & that fish charm takes the cake! Wonderful creation! Thanks for getting distressed with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck !

Iulia said...

Stunning, Alison! This is the kind of card which melts my heart! I love this cute little image and the sentiment is just fabulous! I wish my English language vocabulary were bigger to be able to express more exactly how wonderful this card is! I just love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Paula said...

I love that fish & the ruggedness of your twill?? ribbon with the papers. I don't often think of paper piecing either but it's very effective, especially as you've done it. The sentiment is tremendous isn't it??
Paula (PEP)}

Mummylade said...

what a cute saying. Thank you so much for entering the sentiment challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

cbuswell said...

Love the neutral colors! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning card, i love it, thanks for joining us at PFP this week.



Cazza said...

Wow, wow, WOW I absolutely LOVE your card!! The stamp is super cute and all your embellies are perfect!!
Thanks for joining in the fun this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)

coops said...

fabulous male card alison.the image is fab and i love the paper piecing and great layout and details.
thanks so much for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Louise said...

Another fab card, that cute little fish charm goes so well.

oheidia said...

Great image and i love your coloring. Thanks for jouning us at PFP this week:=)

Nicole said...

Cute card - adorable image and perfect sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

snarffsplat said...

What a beautiful card your talent is amazing. Your choice of colour and layout are outstanding. WOW!

Hugs Snarffsplat xx

Ida / Little said...

Love your card Alison! :) Such a cute well coloured image! Thanks so much for joining us at PfP this week!

Hugs Ida


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