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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Paper Piecing is Not My Thing, but...

Paper piecing is generally not my thing, but I don't back down on a challenge-not when it gives me a chance to stretch out of my comfort zone and grow in creativity. So I DIDN'T color up an image from Ike's Art called "New Baby." What I did was printed it on patterned papers, and pieced it together.
After frantically searching for papers that would try to realistically feature the mother's hand and baby's feet, I stopped, took a breath and laughed at myself. "Come on Pat," I told myself. "You are reaching out of your little creative box, so why bother with realism?" my goodness, I didn't know I was so wise! LOL
So I picked a paper with word art themed around the entity we call mom; then I chose another paper to coordinate, and my image is pieced! I added a sweet sentiment and framed it with a paper doily. Hmm, too plain on that card stock background (my next battle will be with white space). So I popped on some cute baby-themed buttons, that lovely border of trim. Not enough! so I doodled a few tiny white hearts on any un-embellished space and my card was finished.
I am entering my card in Ike's World Challenges blog. The theme is paper piecing and I double dog dare you to play along!! LOL
And remember, crafters--have fun!!
Other Challenges I am Entering:
Hiding in My Craft Room - Free Style
Alphabet Challenge blog - B is for Beautiful Babies
Scribble & Scrap Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Sister Act card challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty challenge blog - Oodles of Doodles


ike said...

Well - I must say that this is excellent. All your fears and doubts should go straight out the window. !! FABulous piece and I love the little added buttons. :-D
You know - I have a thing about white space too.... that's why I don't enter CAS challenges hahahaha :-D
Thanks for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-D

IKE xxxx

Sall said...

you say it's out of your comfort zone but it doesn't show, there is a high level of talent, detail and finish on that gorgeous card!

Jennifer LaVite said...

Very nice! Isn't it wonderful when we step out of our box? Thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenges.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

How fabulous is this love the paper piecing wonderful creation .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

Matney said...

Cute, sweet, and love the doodles on the background paper. Thank you for your card and playin' here at Ike's World Challenges. Shoni, DT

Borqna said...

Very cute!

Andree said...

A lovely card and great paper piecing and embellishments.
Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

samara navi said...

You are just the best! The sweetest and the most gentle and your art here shows it all. Congratulations on a winning wonderful piece!!!! Love Samara xox

Helen said...

Beautifully done and a really striking card.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x