Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Paper Piecing Challenge

Tornadoes hit our county/state again on Sunday night. In January. Unheard of but apparently a new weather reality. This happens when you have warm air from the gulf hitting cold air from the north to create a perfect storm. Ever since the April 27, 2011 breakout where tornadoes literally went on all day long including in our neighborhood, I pretty much can't sleep when there is bad weather in the area. Plus frankly I didn't want to. On the other hand Don sleeps like a baby, especially knowing his wife is monitoring things all night.

Anyway, since I couldn't sleep I made this card for the Paper Sundaes paper piecing challenge. I'm a first time poster for this challenge blog. I found it via the guest designer, Michele, one of my very favorite stampers. Ever since my friend Amy used the Gravel Road sheet from the October Afternoon Farmhouse collection as her background, I knew I wanted to figure out a way to use it also. I actually have the 8x8 pad (I used it on this card) but also purchased the individual 12x12 sheet too. So in other words, you will be seeing this again! I used the image from the My Favorite Things P.I. Fill My Heart with Joy stamp set, paper piecing his outfit and the heart. There wasn't much Copic coloring left to do after that although I did add a bit of Liquid Applique to his forehead for a bit of lambie texture. After cutting out the image, I attached to the background panel with dimensional dots. The sentiment was from the same set although I had to rearrange the sentence lines due to space restrictions.

Products: My Favorite Things stamp, October Afternoon dp, PTI border die and buttons, Kaisercraft pearls, Divine Twine, Liquid Applique
Copics: W00, E81, C1, C3, C5, RV00, R81

I hope all is well with you. As always, thanks for stopping by.


  1. Very cute Card...
    I am with no sleep in the bad weather - life is never the same once you seen how these storms can tear apart areas. I have become the Storm Chaser at my house since April Tornado in Cullman.

  2. This is adorable! Your paper piecing is perfect!

  3. Delightful card, nicely done! Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  4. Sweet paper choices, this is a great scene with your little lambie!