This week's challenge at Less is More is right up my street - paper-piecing is probably my favourite technique after colouring. So as I had a little time this morning as I've pulled out of the fair I should have been doing for St Luke's due to the horrendous weather and the fact that my gazebo wouldn't stay up in it, I had time to play along first thing.
I used the fabulous "well read" stamp set from MFT and paper-pieced the image with a selection of papers from My Minds Eye "on the bright-side one" which is full of chevrons, spots, denims and wood grains - I love this paper! I used a few plain scraps too for flesh and cushions. Finished with one of the sentiments form the set (it has 7 reading related) and a few more chevrons for carpet. Simple but so effective.
I'm going on a Caribbean themed hen night tonight and I've made a little keepsake for everyone to wear (we're not doing the whole dressing up thing so I thought this was a nice tasteful and subtle thing for us all to wear) I haven't played with shrink plastic in ages but once I got the technique right - producing a whole row of "hula Anya's" (greeting farm) was lots of fun. I did each with different hair and flower colours.
Fingers crossed that the weather is bit drier this evening or we'll all be sporting a "just got out of the ocean look"!!!