Friday, 2 July 2010

Dotties World - Paper Piecing


Ok so over at Dotties World this week Adele set the challenge to do paper piecing, this is a technique I learnt from the uber talented Louise right here at Dotties World in my early days of blogging, I had heard of it but didnt know what it was but ever since my first attempt back then with Dottie herself I've never looked back and it is a technique I use every now and again and I like the results, so this time I decided to use Holly in England from the World Tour collection, now normally I think of Holly as more sort of autumny/wintery so I decided to give her an english rose coat! I actually rather like the effect wasnt sure how it would look when I started! The paper is papermania signature range Blueberry Hill and I also used paper from the collection to paper piece her hat, boots and umbrella then I added glitter to her scarf/top and coloured the rest with copics. I sponged some ink around the edge of the image as the white was too stark then I added some card candy, flowers and a handbag charm, the sentiment is from TGF Spotlight set. Ria has already claimed the card for a friend she walks to school with who is moving at the end of this school year and apparently she is after a coat just like this one! TFL

4 comments:

  1. oh..this looks stunning! Gorgeous job on the paper piecing... I think I learnt about it then too! :D I need to use some of my neglected Charmed digis!!
    Sammi
    xxx

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  2. haha you'd better start saving up for that coat Jac, it sounds like your Ria has expensive taste! I love this and you are right, that paper works fab for the coat. Am I really uber talented? awww darling now I'm blushing! mwaaaah! Keep your eyes peeled for the new collection - out next week.

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  3. Fab card Jac, love the coat. x

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  4. Oh a true English Rose indeed, fab coat- I'd love one like that myself actually!LOL

    Thank you for playing along Jac!

    XXX

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