Wednesday, 3 March 2010

ABC Challenge - P is for.....

......Paper Piecing!

This week over at the ABC Challenge we have the theme of paper piecing, which I love to do. Normally I would reach for a character stamp for this but I thought I would try something different and chose a bird from the Flora and Fauna set of stamps by Kaiser Crafts. All the papers are from Basic Grey and as you can see I've used the stripey paper from the background on the bird's wing and tail.
The sentiment is from the Butterfly Angel stamps by Non Sequitur.
I've used a Quickutz die for the keyhole and the key is from Sizzix, these have been embossed with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder - I really love the effect this gives. I've also used a Sizzlit die for the heart which has been coloured and then covered in crackle glaze. The tag has been inked and then had perfect pearls brushed over the edges.
The stamp in the background is "Ledger" by Stampers Anonymous.
Distress inks used include Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Mustard Seed.
As you can see I have been very influenced by Tim Holtz recent visit to the UK!


Aquarius said...

Great card and another way to do paper piecing. Tim Holtz has influenced lots of people!!

Samantha said...

THIS is!! brilliant!! I soooo love it! its totally different and really funky! brilliant job! and you know where to send it! te ehehee :0) awesome job!
Samantha :0)

Crystal said...

WOW this looks amazing Jennifer this is just AWESOME!

Elaine Stark said...

Lovely card, it is so different. Elaine

Lorraine A said...

Fantastic card Jennifer :-) I love this 'arty' look ;-) You have Tim Holtz down to a 'T' !! Brilliant ! :-)

Lols x x x

Christi said...

Wow!! I love everything about this!

Helen said...

Stunning card Jen! I love the distressed look...and the paper pieced bird is beautiful!
Helen x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

wow!! so beautiful!...we are all destressing and grunging this week more than ever...tim on the brain!

hugs xx


Good evening Jen, hope you've had time to play with your new goodies now??!! i am loving this card, that bird is adorable and i love the way youve paper pieced him. I am going to try and do this challenge this week, maybe tomorrow! Fianally finished the sorting out, it does look much tidier, even if i say so myself, wont stay like it for long though, i know myself too well!! enjoy your evening, big hugs Linda x

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful once again.