Friday, January 24, 2014

Paper Piecing with Rubber Stamps

This is my design team sample for Rogue Redhead Designs.  Since I do a lot of fussy cutting,  paper piecing is a natural extension.   I used digital papers from my other design team, My Artistic Adventures.

For my patterned papers, I chose the Nontraditional Christmas digital collage sheets from My Artistic Adventures Etsy.  These included the BINGO card for my base and the tree.

The image of the woman reading in the chair is from RRD Relish Reading plate.  I stamped her on beige card and then again several times on the patterns.  After fussing cutting the chair, skirt and pillow, I pieced them all together.

I found a scrap of felt trim to anchor the chair and tree to the "floor".  Hero Arts turquoise gems on the tree, Stampin' Up snow flury die for the snowflake and an antique bingo card cover/button from my stash complete the card.  I used Ranger distress markers to edge the papers and try to alter the red to pink on the bingo piece.

The temperatures are frigid here with schools closed due to dangerous wind chill factors.  Sitting in our cozy attic library with a good book helps warm us up--physically and mentally.

Check out the paper piecing Rebel challenge at Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC HERE
Check out the My Artistic Adventures challenge HERE

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Try It on Tuesdays:  Celebrations
Digitally Sweet Challenges:  DSC#72: Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge:  Extra- Month of January Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie Challenge: The Warmth of Winter
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 178 Bling   First time entry here--found this on Challenges for Days site
As You Like It Challenge:  Your Favorite C&;S and Why  First time entry here--found this on Challenges for Days site   My favorite C&S is to use a pre-made background and then place a scene on it, either with a digital image or stamping.  I do this rather than a lot of layering with stamps or several matted papers.
The Sisterhood of Crafters:  Winter: Snowflakes  First time entry here--found this on Challenges for Days site  Winner announced Feb 4
Crafts4Eternity:  Challenge 160: Tic Tac Toe:  blue, paper piecing, stamping x

I will also share this at Make It Monday #176, a place to create, share, and inspire


Krisha said...

WOW! Great job on all the paper piecing, turned out lovely.

Micki said...

I really love how you incorporated vintage with more traditional embellishments (bingo card) and I love how you used it for a holiday theme. Great card and love the snowflakes. Thanks so much for joining us in The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Winter Snowflakes challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is awesome and very artsy ... love that! I'm so glad you've discovered our challenge blog and hope you'll come back often!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Winter Snowflake’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

butterfly said...

Saw this over at RR - such a clever make... that chair looks amazing! Really gives the vintage image a fresh look!
Alison x

Evil Edna said...

excellent paper piecing. thank you for joining us at tiot.EE

Micupoftea said...

Aha- vintage with modern- I've seen this sitting gal before in your work! Fun creation :)

Anonymous said...

The patience required for such a piece is to be admired.
A fresh take on how to use rubber stamps.

Buttons said...

This lady certainly looks warm and cosy in her chair and I love the way you've created that Christmas tree. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely, colourful piece, thanks for joining us at TIOT this time! Valerie

Sarah said...

Thank you for joining in with us at As You Like It. Sarah

Cec said...

Nothing better on a cold day to sit in a cozy chair and read - I feel warm just looking at this great card. Fabulous paper piecing and a great tree. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

Shar said...

She looks fabulously cozy! Love the energy of this beautiful card! Well done!

Sandi McLean said...

What great combinations, style and colours! Off to check out the challenge :)

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Helene. Did you see you were a top 3 winner at country view crafts?
You should have an email from them to be a guest designer, let me know if it didn't arrive and I will get it resent.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sharon said...

Wow this looks really great Helene!

Lisa B said...

Thanks so much for playing along with our Winter Snowflakes challenge at the Sisterhood. Happy Crafting!

Heather said...

Super Cute Helene!! Thank you for using my sheet!! I love how you added the blue sparkles to the trees!! Love that RR stamp!!

Cindy Gay said...

Love this!

Anonymous said...

Fun! I love the non-traditional look of this! Thanks for joining our bling challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tammy GDT

trisha too said...

What a fun card, Helene--very pretty, and lots of fun elements!


Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and image. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Rene said...

She's so cheeky! ;D
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Good luck!
Rene :D

Tamie said...

Love the vintage feel of your card and how you used the bling on the tree! Thank you so much for sharing you creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have a great day!

Tamie DT

paper fun said...

Fabulous card. Fantastic paper piecing.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


Dragonlady said...

Great creation. Thanks for playing at DSC this week.

Hugs Ali x

Skye said...

Super card. Great paper piecing and lovely design

Angela Weimer said...

Fantastic card. So Unique. Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT and have a great week. Angela

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