Friday, June 10, 2011

Bellarific Friday: Paper Piecing!

Hi all,

It's Friday again - best day of the week!  I totally love seeing everyone's cards each and every week on the Stamping Bella blog, and the challenges are so much fun!
Last Friday we were given our mission: to use paper piecing on our project!  Don't get that confused with paper piercing!  This actually whips your project into shape much more quickly because it's space that you don't have to colour - the trick is to add shading to the patterned paper so that it still blends in with the rest of the image!

Here's mine:

It's pretty simple actually...I started with a Kraft base, which I have been doing a lot lately.  Next, I added a white piece, which was sponged around the edges with some Wheat Versamagic ink. 
Next, I used my Social Club patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket, along with a Die-Namics die cut to make the funky bracket along the left side, and I matted that with black. 

I stamped pregaPEEP onto Bella's Bestest Paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink, and I also stamped it onto a green piece from the same Cosmo Cricket pack of papers.  I coloured my main image with Copics, and added some shading with Prismas and OMS.  I then cut the ice cream tub out of the green patterned paper, added some shading with Prismas and adhered it on top of the white piece.  I added some more Wheat ink around that panel and mounted it onto a black piece.

Copics used:
*Skin: E00, E11, R02
*Hair: E71, E74
*Dress and trim: Y32, Y35, Y38
*Lid: R02, R05, R27
*Pickles and ice cream: YG11, YG63, YG67
*Jar: BG00, B000

Next week's challenge???  Here Comes Summer!  Make a project with a summer theme using any of the images sold at Stamping Bella, and send it to Emily (emily@stampingbella.com) by Thurday night.  Your card will be published on the company blog on Friday, and you will be entered to win some Bella Bucks!  Not to mention, I will get to hop over to the blog and see what you made :-)

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Pauline said...

Another great card Robin! I almost did this image as well, but changed my mind.
Your colouring is awesome - nice colour choices. Have a great weekend!

Ebru Vatansever said...

The peeps were popular in this weeks challenge I see. This card is so Super Cute Robin !!

Tammy Hershberger said...

TOO cute, Robin! LOVE what you did with this Peep (and now I have another one to add to my growing list of "needs!")

Crafty Cath said...

Girl, I stared at this on Blogabella wondering where the piecing was...dang you did a fantastic job of adding shading to blend everything in! Fabulous.

Dana White said...

cute, cute, cute - love how you chose to paper piece part of the image!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy crow! This is FAN-FLIPPIN' Tastic! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!