Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paper Piecing

It's time for a new Delightful Challenge and today I'm sharing a technique that I've never done before.  The challenge this week is to use paper piecing on your project.  I decided that I needed to learn how to paper piece using digital papers and a digital image.  I've chosen to use the Spots and Stripes digital papers and the Bee Hive Larry digital image. 
Both are available at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

So, here's how I completed my card.
Using Microsoft Word 2010, I inserted the different digital papers I wanted to use.  Then I inserted the image, clicked the text wrap button to size it and copied it four more times. I moved the images to the paper that I wanted for a particular section and sized the paper to fit that section.  Now it's time to print.
The next step was to cut out the different pieces.  You'll notice I also prepared the card base, mat, and twine.
I adhered the plain image over the printed image on the cloud paper leaving the wings free to go over the twine.
The cut out layers are added to the image.
The final step is to add the coloring.  I used Copic markers on the bee and also to accent different parts of the hive and the honey - see the difference it makes.
A twine bow and a sentiment and my project is complete - woohoo!

You can participate in our paper piecing challenge (it doesn't have to be digital) by linking up to the Delightful Challenges Blog HERE.

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Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Larelyn

9 comments:

Cheri said...

Great tutorial. Your card is so cute. You did a super job!

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Susan Flynn said...

Fab card Larelyn, love the bright colours and great tutorial x

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Larelyn! You are so talented girl! Thank you so much for the tutorial, having the huge selection of digital papers from Digital Delights will make this so easy! I can't wait to try this!

Your DT Buddy,

Chriss

Lisa Foster said...

This is fabulous, Larelyn! Thank you for showing us how you cleverly pieced the patterned paper together! Awesome work as always!
Hugs,
Lisa

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

WOW your fisrt time!!! This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I have always loved the look of paper piecing but have never really attempted this kind before!!
Kristan

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning hun, can't believe its your first time at paper piecing!! You rocked it!!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

This is just too cute.. So wish I lived closer so you could take me step by step through how u did this... I am one of those people that have to be shown and shown how to do something, but eventually I will get it... Love it. Hugs

NanaConnie said...

I love paper piecing, Larelyn, and this is a perfect "how to" when you want to do it with digital papers! I tend to use regular dp and run it through my printer, then cut it out and piece it together. Must be another side to my love of quilting. :-D Thanks for all the effort you put into this. Fabulous card!

Amy said...

Great tip!! Thanks you! :)Amy

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