Friday, June 24, 2016

Teddy Bear Love

     Our theme for the new challenge at QKR Stampede this week is "Paper Piecing."  I love this technique but it's been a while since I used it.  So this week, I paper pieced everything on the image (Digi 15101 Love Bears.)  I added the sentiment but edited it in PS so that it was white on black, looking like chalk board writing (Digi 17606 Knock Me Out.)


I used the sketch at Sweet Sketch Weds 2
but put the embellishments in the upper corner
as though the sketch was turned 1/4 turn..


     All of the papers are digital papers, printed out and then run through the printer a second time to print the image onto them.  Obviously, I had to print the image four times to get it onto each paper, then I hand cut each section and adhered it to a copy of the image printed onto white CS.  Very different from my usual coloring on all my QKR images.  The ruffle part of the heart is colored with distress ink.

     Once everything was paper pieced, I die cut the image with a stitched, scalloped-circle die from Memory Box.  Those stitched dies are all time favorites of mine.  They make the stitching look so neat and tidy.  My own stitching, either by hand or machine, never looks this good.  :-D

     I cut the sentiment with a smaller die from that same set.  Both of those pieces were added to a beige card front, and then I tied a bow from pink, satin ribbon and added the three little hearts which have been in my stash since I was making Valentine cards last winter.

     Challenges:
As You Like It
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Addicts
Crafty Creations
Crafty Girls Creations
Creative Inspirations (center column)
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Word Art Weds.

     By the time you read this, I'll be off on my vacation travels for the next couple of weeks.  My internet may be a bit intermittent so if I don't visit as usual, I promise to get caught up with each of you when I get back.  Enjoy and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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16 comments:

  1. So cute, Thanks for joining us at SSW2.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

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  2. This is gorgeous and the teddies look so cute!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Cute! You did a great job with your paper piecing! Thanks for joining in the fun over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
    ~Jo

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  4. Oh so cute Connie. Love the paper piecing, looks great. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

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  5. Awwwww, how sweet it is!! Love your little teddy bears. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.

    Linda

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  6. Sweet card, love the paper piecing technique! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!!

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  7. Such a cutie, love the patterned paper bears and the doily.
    Faith
    x

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  8. You made that sketch come to life with your wonderful paper piecing. We appreciate your wonderful art, so creative and beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us in the #236-#237 - Word Art Wednesday AG Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

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  9. So sweet and yes that die is rather nice. Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
    Anne SSW2-DT

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  10. Very cute, love your Paper Piecing and such a sweet image. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.

    Hugs
    Kathie SSW2~DT

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  11. Gorgeous little couple! Great card NanaC!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. This is adorable! I love your paper piecing. Thanks for joining us for the CRAFT Animal Challenge.

    Khristina CRAFT DT

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  13. Hi Connie!
    This is adorable. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art with us. I hope you'll join us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  14. Stunning project thanks for taking part
    http://thecraftyaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/.html?m=1
    Good luck

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