Back at the beginning of the month I won a challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog and was asked to be their Guest Designer for March. Corrosive is a biweekly challenge so here is my first of two cards for them this month. Their challenge this go around is "Paper piecing with a bonus challenge of using green".
I haven't done a whole lot of paper piecing and trying to figure out what paper will work with the image can get a little dicey--at least for me. :-) I pulled out a Prima Jack and Jill paper pad to use for the clothing. The image I used is "Sophie" from Mo's Digital Pencil. For her dress and socks I used some solid blue paper since they both had patterns already drawn into the image. The doll had the grid work on her dress so I chose the dotted green for her. After that things got a little harder. LOL I needed to piece the doll's hand and both of Sophie's. Tiny little pieces + bad eyes = HARD! LOL I managed to get all those pieces cut out and glued down and thought they needed a little shading so I pulled out the Prismas and added just a few shadows, otherwise the image is colored with Copics.
I was a little worried about sticking to the green theme when it came to flowers, but I remembered I had bought the green roses at Michaels and I found that gorgeous sugared Prima while I was digging around. Perfect match! And LOOK DORCAS--BIG lace! LOL
So what do you think about that cool little butterfly? Isn't it cute! That idea comes from the uber talented Chelsea Le of Crafting Life's Pieces. The butterfly stamp is part of one of those Michaels dollar bin stamp sets. I stamped it twice on some acetate my wonderful friend Jan sent me. Both were cut out (more tiny pieces + bad eyes) and one was covered with Glossy Accents and fine green glitter. Once dried I turned it over and glued it to the card. The other butterfly was bent and glued on top. Add a bling trail and he's ready to go. The glitter really adds a lot to him.
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :-) AND that 's my card for the Corrosive challenge this go around. Hope to see you in the entries!
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes--green or good luck
Pile It On--spots and/or stripes
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan--lucky, green, or photo inspiration
Di's Digi Designs--lace and pearls
Just Some Lines--girly girl
Fairy Tale--paper piecing
Polka Doodles--polka dots , stripes, or both
Whimsy Inspirations--paper piecing
Craft Your Passion--paper piecing
- Paper: Prima Jack and Jill, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
- Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil "Sophie", Stampendous "Notes For a Friend", Studio G
- Ink: Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS
- Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
- Miscellaneous: Prima and Recollections flowers, Michaels pearls. lace from my stash, acetate from my buddy Jan, fine green glitter, Glossy Accents, Recollections bling