Saturday, May 6, 2023

Paper Piecing: Girl with A Curl

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Laurie here welcoming you to the current challenge here on the Portal:  Paper Piecing.  And as you can see by the card I made for this, that is exactly what I did.

I started with an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of card stock and got a stash of bits and pieces of left over paper that I can't ever seem to get rid of.  You know, you might need it one day!!  At any rate, I began on the perimeter of my base paper and started tearing out small bits and gluing them around the edges.  Once that was complete, I started filling in the blank spaces, working my way into the center until every bit of the card stock was covered.  I trimmed the edges to neaten it up.

Next I stamped The Girl With A Curl stamp onto white paper with black ink and colored it using Copic Sketch Markers.  I layered it with a piece of white paper that I cut with deckle edged scissors then to a gold and then a pink panel.  I cut a square section of my paper-pieced page and affixed my stamped image right in the center.  I edged it with a gold pen and layered it with a piece of white card stock.

Making this pieced background was a lot of fun and I really liked the end result.  I made a couple of copies of the finished product so I would have some pages I could use other projects.  We can't wait to see your paper piecing!!

1 comment:

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous Laurie. Hugz