Sunday, May 15, 2011

Technique Blog Hop - Paper Piecing

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the “Paper Piecing” Technique as shown on page 27 in the CTMH Spring/Summer 2011 Idea Book. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link. While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way. Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Tonya's blog, you are on the right track. In the Idea Book this technique is highlighted with the Sophia paper packet, but you will find variations for its’ use through this hop.

If you would like to see details on the technique, please continue reading below.  If not, please continue onto Debi's blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Here we go...Since it's National Scrapbooking Month, I used the Ms. Scrapbook stamp set and an old favorite, Cherry-O paper collection for this two-page layout.  First, I stamped the image several times on different patterned paper and cardstock to create my "puzzle pieces." 

Next, I trimmed all the images

Finally I put all the pieces together to create one colorful image.  I could have colored in this image with markers or chalks, but by using paper piecing I can have plaid pants and a speckled apron.

An essential tool for paper piecing is the Bonding Memories Glue Pen. The chisel tip works wonders when piecing together all the shapes.

Here's how Ms. Scrapbook looks on the layout

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debi barber said...

Stinkin' Cute!! I love it

Shirley said...

That is so cute, especially her fancy plaid pants. I will have to try this one for sure!

Haley D. said...

Groovy gal in her mod pants! Great paper piecing!

Teri Baxter said...

The pants are so groovy! This idea is so cute!

Melissa Robinson said...

LOL I love it too, Sheila! Plaid pants! Who would have thunk?! Soooo going to copy this! Thanks for being so creative!