Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “The Pretty of Paper-Piecing” with Close To My Heart products.
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I like to think of paper-piecing as colouring with paper. It is a great way incorporate paper scraps into your work & fun.
For this project I thought I use the super cute A Koala-ty Day Stamp + Thin Cuts.
I stamped the Koalas that are on branches onto the woodgrain pattern paper from the Timber Paper Pack & the leaves onto the green polka dot pattern paper from the Bring Back My Pack – Brushed Paper pack. I fussy cut these out (thank goodness for the Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors) & glued them onto a stamped & Die cut image.
I then coloured a second coloured koala in with markers & fussy cut them out & stuck them on. For the background I sponged Mint, then Sage & at the bottom Julep. I did stamp over the sponged background with Mint leaves but I made the mistake of not making sure my sponged background was dry before doing that – so they blended in – oh well.
To finish off I stamped the Have a Koalaty Day in black in the middle &added a white Stitched frame with the Koalas on either side – so cute.
My Next idea I just paper-pieced the pots & that is it. I used Timber & Mixed in kraft based pattern paper for the pots & added it to the plants that have been stamped onto a background that used the Bargello Technique.
I added more colour to the plants with some markers & I think it turned out great – it looks like a greenhouse.
I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Brenda Lapp to get more The Pretty of Paper-Piecing ideas.
If you like to get any of the products that I have used in this project, please contact your Close To My Heart Consultant or if you do not have a consultant & are an Aussie, I would love for you to place an order with me on my website
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