Friday, 10 May 2013

DIY Guy

Punctuality has never been one of my strong points - ask any of my friends - and here I am, almost too late to join the party again with a card based on this week's Retro Sketch which expires in a couple of hours!  http://retrosketches.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/retrosketches-62.html


I went for a masculine card today, and used my favourite technique again - paper piecing - only this time I did it a little differently as I did both digi and traditional paper piecing using the gorgeous freebie image from Birdie Brown so I'm entering her freebie challenge http://birdiebrown.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/new-freebie-challenge.html  and as it's paperpieced and for a fella, it's also my entry for Here Come the Boys this week too  http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/challenge-51-paper-piecing.html 



I imported the image into word and copied it 5 times and then imported some digi papers to the same document and layered them behind the images so that I had one sheet with all the papers I wanted to piece together plus one plain base image.  I coloured the face and skin with copics and then went about fussy cutting all the other pieces and layering them up on the base image.

To match the sketch I added a rectangle of paper from the bargain 12 x 12 packs I picked up recently at TK Maxx and tied a piece of twine with a pair of plyers (a metal charm) hanging off and finished with a simple masculine sentiment banner using the very useful Essential Messages stamp set from Hero Arts - I use this simple Happy Birthday lots on masculine cards as I like the plain lines of it.


4 comments:

  1. Wow, you did great job with digital paper piecing! Perfect! Thank you for joining this month's freebie challenge at Birdie Brown.

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  2. Loving your cute paper pieced image and the CAS design! Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys, love Jacky x

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  3. He reminds me of some character from TV but can't think who.... It's the tiny glasses that I find freaky!!! More fab paper piecing... Love the colours and patterns you chose :0)
    Jenny x

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  4. Just love the spotty dungarees! The paper piecing looks fab! Thanks for sharing at Here Come The Boys hugs Woo xx

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