Saturday, 8 August 2009

Willow with Umbrella

Whiff of Joy - Willow with Umbrella
I used paper piecing to put Willow together; I used pink patterned paper for the umbrella, blue cardstock for the jean, and white cardstock for the rest of her. Then I used my markers to color the pieces before gluing down.

For those who don't know what paper piecing means: It's essentially cutting paper into shapes and putting them together to make an image. For stampers, it's a cool technique to add color to lined images with paper instead of ink. It's also a popular technique for quilters.

When my husband saw the finished card he said, "Looks nice. Very British with the umbrella." Am I the only one that thinks that response is humorous? It's like he thinks the UK is the only place that gets rain. LOL.

This card also manages to meet 3 challenges:
Papertake Weekly: 4 Seasons (I picked Spring: April Showers... and spring colors)
Simon Says Stamp: Ribbons and Buttons
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats: Splish Splash (anything with water)
*** If combining challenges isn't allowed, please let me know. I looked, but I didn't see anything against it. ***

Materials:
Whiff of Joy stamp: Willow with Umbrella
Papermania papers: Sweet Nothings
Whisper Markers
various buttons
white ribbon
green 5x7" cardblank

3 comments:

Dawny P said...

This is just so pretty - I love the image, buttons and those colours :) Thank you for joining us over at PTW. Hugs, Dawny xxxx

Christine said...

Your take on the challenge is great. Beautiful card!

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh I love the mixture of buttons you used! It goes perfectly with your paper!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph