Saturday 4 September 2010

Challenge 28 – Paper Piecing

Hey hey all, time for another BasicGrey Challenge :), Thanks so much to all of you who played along to the last challenge, it was lovely to see all of the different ways Fabric was incorporated into your creations :)

We really hope that you can join in with this fortnights challenge too, which is …


Paper Piecing

This week we would love to see some Paper Piecing used on your creations :)

for those of you not familiar with Paper Piecing here is a little run down,

“Paper Piecing is when you have patterned paper on parts of your image (or the whole image if you choose) instead of your normal colouring (of course you can still have normal colouring on parts of your image too if you wish, this is actually what most people do), and this is done by first stamping your image onto a piece of card (this will be your base image) and also stamping the same image onto the patterned paper or papers of your choice, next you cut the pieces that you wish you piece from your patterned papers and attach them to the base image using an adhesive of your choice, you can then continue this process with other patterned papers if you want more piecing on your image or simply leave it be and finish your image with normal colouring (of course you can always colour the image before you add the piecing, that's completely up to you) :)“

“You don't always have to Paper Piece an image though, you can always create a Paper Pieced element on your creation like Tara W has done for this challenge, she has created some beautiful Paper Pieced flowers using a flower design Rubber Stamp :) (head on over to her blog to find out more on how she did this :) ), as long as a Rubber Stamp is used to create the base design of your element then you are good to go :)”

So there we go, a quick little how to on Paper Piecing :), we do hope you were able to understand that little bit of rambling and that you are able to follow the directions clearly, if not (Blame Martine lol),then please do let us know and we will try our best to explain it a little better :)

Don't forget though, if you want to be eligible for this weeks prize you need to use at least one item of BasicGrey on your creation :)


The Prize

Simon Says Stamp $25 Credit Voucher

The fab prize for this challenge which has been very generously donated by our one and only sponsor Simon Says Stamp, is a fab $25 spending spree to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore :), Just think of the goodies you could get with that, you lucky ducks :)

This Challenge Closes on Friday the 17th of September at 11.00 pm (GMT)

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Tara G

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Tara W



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  1. Hi girls.....great challenge,one of my favourite techniques and some gorgeous DT samples..

    Take care
    San x

  2. such a great challenge - a new technique for me to try (after I got confused with the word piecing - I thought it read piercing!!!) anyway, loved doing it,

  3. Hi, lovely challenge Ladies, sorry for linking twice but wasn't sure which to use so used both:D One for the DT entry to my Blog and then for the challenge direct to my entry!
    Loving the Team's designs, they are all very different and lovely. Thank you for this opportunity. Good luck everyone:D xx

  4. Loved this challenge. The DT did some fantastic cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. I love your blog and the challenges. the DT creations are wonderful.

  7. Great cards by the DT. Love the challenge.

  8. Thanks for the awesome challenge and wonderful work from the DT! I am trying out for the DT and love BG and always will! :D Thanks for this chance and good luck to all that apply!

  9. Hi!great Challenge,very lovely DT cards.
    hugs Lou.xx

  10. Hi!Lou here again,so sorry my first link went to my Blog and not my post.
    thank you,hugs Lou.xx

  11. Had a great time with the challenge, paper piecing was something that I had been meaning to have a go at for a while now.

  12. Lovely challenge and gorgeous DT samples...Thanks for sharing.
    hugs Dorte

  13. Thank you for the challenges and for the DT's super samples!
    Dorothy / etsdas

  14. I loved how my card turned out...thanks for the challenge! All that eye candy from the DT makes me itching to get my Pyrus and Jovial pads already (hurry up mailman!).

  15. Nice theme! And your DT creations are so awesome - as always!!! :-)

  16. I am so thrilled how my card turned out!!! I love Basic Grey's paper-when I saw this challenge and the beautiful artwork the DT creates I knew I had to try it it... thanks for sharing..

    Peggy Lee


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