Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Paper piecing? Oh yeah! Love it!

Hi there I'm back with a quick card for LIM, this week Chrissie and Mandi have a recipe for us and it's paper piecing :0) Something I do quite often, it's a very effective way of colouring an image. This time I set myself the challenge of not colouring anything at all so I had to paper piece all of my image
 That was a bit of a challenge especially with this little guy's hair and skin, well I did do all of the image but I had to add a little rosy glow to his cheeks, some shadows and a little colour to the pieces of paper he was so diligently cutting LOL His scissors are tissue paper with silver embossing and darn fiddly too, the little thumb poking up didn't help LOL You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.
This is the sentiment inside, it makes me smile, hope you like my card! I need to check out the LIM challenge now, I've not felt up to taking part lately ( too much stuff to do and a little bit of off colour to contend with) so it's lovely to be getting back in the saddle! Thank you for stopping by, Gay xxx
I use,
Penny Black slapstick stamp and paper from Crate Paper pad called Toy Box Collection.

46 comments:

Sasha said...

Oh! What a really cute image, Gay, and such lovely accompanying words, too. Beautiful paper piecing! Lots of very intricate cutting there, Gay x

Rosemary said...

WOW!!! your paper piecing is absolutely brilliant, gay!! fantastic card!!!

Suze Bain said...

Well that's some nifty paper piecing Gay, the papers are perfect. xx

Christine said...

Offshore I like your card Gay! It's a pretty image!
Hug
Christine

millanspyssel said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Thanks a bunch also for the great inspiration in your place. I will try some of the techniques out for sure. =)

Suzi B said...

Fantastic paper piecing and a fabulous image!
suzi b xx

Doreen said...

This is fantastic Gay,superb paper piecing.xxx

craftattack said...

Lovely card! Glad you have so much patience, I haven't! Valerie

Aileen said...

Wow your paper piecing is amazing. Love your image. x

Elaine said...

Gay this is lovely and the sentiment is fabulous what a gorgeous little image well done Hugs Elaine

Karin said...

wow your paperpiecing is fantastic!
And the image is very cute!

Sally said...

Wow, such a lot of work here Gay & it shows. A really nice card & perfect paper piecing. I just love that sentiment!
Sally x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Fabulous cute image ...., love it ... Hope you are well.... Really hot here ....... Crafting has taken a back seat .....
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Mrs.B said...

Great paper piecing Gay, lots of cutting! but well worth the effort as its a lovely card.
Thanks for the nice comments.
Avril xx

Netty said...

You have worked hard on this card Gay, especially those fiddly scissors, but the results are great. x

Paula Whittaker said...

a fab image and wonderfully paper pieced.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Amazing paper piecing Gay. Love that sentiment too. Brilliant.

xxx

lisa said...

He's such a cutie, Gay, I bet it took you hours to cut out all those little bits, but it looks so effective. My DD could do with that lovely sentiment!!!!
Hugs Lisax

Valerie said...

Such a cute image to paper piece Gay and so beautifully done! The scissors are brilliant, lots of fussy cutting there and so delicate. Must be the crimper coming to the fore:) Glad you're feeling better I've missed your postings!
Val x

Marijke said...

this is só adorable, love it

Vicky Hayes said...

It's lovely to see you back Gay and with such an intricate piece of work too. Absolutely stunning and VERY impressive! Vicky x

Dotty Jo said...

What fabulous paper piecing Gay! I LOVE it, Jo x

Willy said...

What a sweetie, Gay!

Deanna said...

Awesome paper piecing and that little guy is so cute!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just beautiful.

Craftilicious said...

I have that image too Gay I love him and he's so suitable for all my friends with kids! I would never have thought to paperpiece him though as much as I love doing it - farrrr too fiddly for me but you did a brilliant job as always.
Tara

Zippy said...

Lovely cute image and fantastic paper piecing! xxx

M said...

Fab!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Gay - I'm catching up at last! This is going to be my final blog visit for tonight,(need my beauty sleep - big-time!).
I am in awe of your wonderful paper-piecing skills - you clearly have the patience of a saint! The image is adorable, and as for the sentiment - superb!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Jingle said...

Oh, this is just too sweet! I LOVE that sentiment!!!

Jenny said...

Hows that for literal translation!! Sooo cute Gay and al that fussy cutting too instead of colouring some bits, I'd take my hat off to you if I was wearing one !!
It's a fabulous, fun card.
Jenny x

Linda R said...

WOW! great job my friend. Your card looks great.

Hope you are enjoying your week.

Hugs~

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Gay but I bet it wasn't has quick as you thought but so worth it.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is brilliant paper piecing Hun,so, detailed super cute image and oh those words,are so perfect stunning hugs Cherylxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Gay love the paper piecing

Anne

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Gay, such a beautiful LIM card with your awesome paper piercing. Great detail work ! I love cutting, so think this is a technique I will enjoy trying sometime soon :) Have a great day, Shirleyx

Elaine said...

This is great - lovely image to choose and you've pieced it beautifully. Well worth the effort!!

Violets Corner said...

This is a brilliant card Gay, lovely image and outstanding work with the scissors!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Diane said...

A really charming image and sentiment, 10 out of 10 for the paper piecing....amazing ....especially the scissors. Wow :0)

Mandi said...

Great to see you bak Gay...missed you
Your card is wonderful, a real knockout
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

hazel said...

Wonderful paper piecing, it must have taken you ages. I love the image.
xxx Hazel.

baileyrosy.com said...

Gay you are a nutter !!!! I enlarged the pic amazing detail how did you do it , I love this. The image is gorgeous and fab sentiment but your paper piecing is phenomenal !

Marie

Jane said...

What a gorgeous image and fantastic job at the paper piecing.

Kathyk said...

Just delightful

Kathyk

Hello From Texas said...

Oh my gosh ... Everything is pieced!! What a marvelous card! I am so envious (in a good way) of your piecing abilities. There are so many little tiny pieces and each is perfect!! Such talent. Well done Gay I sure hope Chrissie and Mandi select your wonderful card to be ShowCASed.

TFS
Carole

PS - if you find a way to bottle the piecing ability let me know. I'd pay well for even a timble of that talent. :D

Anne said...

Okay, I'm dumb here..paper piecing is cutting out all those coloured parts of your image? WOWZA! You really did that? Amazing! It's a stunning bit of work!Beautiful! Love it! bravo!