Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Paper Piecing card


Hi you all! The theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is paper-piecing. Not something I am really fond of, but challenges are always good for trying things out. For my card I used stamps from Chocolate Baroque, except for the small millinery ad which is from TH. The background has been shaded with antique linen, Victorian velvet and vintage photo DI. I randomly stamped various images with vintage photo. The focal images have been stamped with Adirondack espresso. For the paper piecing I stamped the two corsets onto scraps of DP, embossed them with white EP and mounted them over the 'normal' stamped images. After a lot of fussy cutting I pushed all the images around till I liked it, and added some pins to the pincushion and yarn to the rolls. To finish it I added some paper lace, ribbon and some buttons.

I am not really fond of corsets either -  as someone whose waist has long wasted and morphed into a convex form, they are not really my thing. Those were the days!







I am also linking to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes 'Strict' challenge
Pan Pastels - anything goes
Crafty emblies - anything goes

31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Val, but I must admit that my waist wouldn't fit inside one these days! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Great images and they all go so well together on this piece.

    Have a great day Valerie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Ohh that is just so pretty Valerie :)

    Karen x

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  4. I am LOVING your dressforms, beautiful project. Thank you for sharing with us on Crafty Emblies.
    Tracy (DT member)

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  5. Beautiful Val... love those stamps...

    Jenny ♥

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  6. iOh didn't they turn out lovely - I never know quite what to do with dress form stamps - you obviously know the perfect thing to do. All go together so very nicely - looks like you had fun - even if it was a lot of work. hugs, Donna

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  7. Beautifully done Valerie especially for someone who doesn't like corsets so much detail `! You asked about the pooches Rosy has been ill for the last month and Bailey is taking care or her. Hope all is well with you.

    Marie

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  8. for not being fond of paper piecing or corsets, this is a beautiful project!

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  9. interesting challenge, quite the art, yours looks beautiful!

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  10. Valerie...your card is beautiful. I love all of your sewing elements. The dress forms look fantastic. I love all of the detail on them. Love the pin cushion with the real pins stuck into it. Cute detail! Love the little spools with the thread wrapped around them. I also like the Tim label you've added at the top to tie all of the dress forms together. Very cute piece! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  11. Your creation is really gorgeous.. love it. TFS with us over at Crafty-Emblies.
    Elaine aka Ellapu CEDT

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  12. Wonderful card Valerie :)
    Von ♥

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  13. Eine wunderschöne Collage, klasse gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  14. For someone who doesn't like corsets and paper pieceing you have done a fab job.
    Hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Lovely paper piecing. Not something I find easy! Love the vintage look to your card. x

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  16. Fantastic card, I would love a waist like that, too! Hugs, Barb

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  17. Not sure I ever had a waist that small, but these really are darling!

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  18. Thats fantastic paper piecing. The corsets look very feminine. Think I would have to look up the meaning of the word waist in the dictionary these days.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC as well.

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  19. Stunning! Brilliant use of paper piecing and such a great theme.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. FANTASTIC challenge... wonderful work! :]

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  21. Hi Valerie, I have been scrolling through your blog to catch up on your marvelous creations. I like the paper piercing pieces. In face, I like to pierce paper and if I would take my time, I would do more pergamano as it is very elegant but takes a while. I have to practice first so I don't push too hard and ruin the card. Have you tried that technique?

    I have to admit I have fun visiting your blog because you always have something different to share with us. Loved the bunnies for Easter. Hope your weather is improving. Our spring has been here this week but will end Friday according to the weather man.

    Keep doing your art; I love it!

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  22. Gorgeous card Valerie, I love the thread on the spools and the felt top on the pincushion! Splendid paper piecing too! ~Diane

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  23. Beautiful! LOVE the glitter and pins too! xoxo

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  24. You wouldn't think that you didn't like corsets or paper piecing! Its a great card Valerie, love the background too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  25. Wow, das ist eine grandiose Collage geworden, Valerie.

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende

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  26. Love you sewing themed take on the paper piecing!!! The embossing is such a great touch! Thank you for playing along with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  27. You got me with this one, I just love dressforms, seem to have a thing about them now. I love this project, great make.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with out 9th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (Crafty-Emblies DT Member)

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  28. Really gorgeous, love those dressmakers models and the background is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

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