Monday, 26 July 2010

Paper Piecing with Mo

Aaah, back in Mo land for a while, Crafty Bloglanders, and ready with my card for this week's DP2 Challenge, which is 'paper piecing'

I'm rather fond of paper piecing: it is a simple, stylish way to get colour and pattern on to an image without having to colour, for a change.  Some of you may remember my paper-pieced Shaker-style box, which was also for a Mo's Digital Pencil challenge.  This was a real labour of love - some of those pieces were reeeealllly small!  But it just shows how far you can take paper piecing and the results you can get.

This time, I've not gone quite so far in my devotion! But I have pieced quite a bit of this image:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Bronte Wants It Now!'

Papers: Not really sure - they've been in my stash for ages!

Tools: EK Success Retro Flower Punches; Floral Punch leaf spray.

I quite like the simplicity of this card - although there are flowers and a bow, the overall look isn't cluttered and it's quite pretty. 

I love this image too - I think it was one of the first Mo's I bought, actually.  It was for a friend's birthday in January this year, so it must have been.

Obviously, there was very little for my Copics to do this time - just a little skin colouring, and Bronte, of course.  Other than that and the tiny details that required inking in, Bella and her parcels and wrapping paper have been paper-pieced. 

You will see that although I've paper pieced everything here, I've used my white pen and my Prismacolors pencils to add some highlights and some shade.  I like to do this as I think it gives a little more interest to the finished project - although for simple images, i.e. not as detailed as the images Mo produces, it works perfectly well without the extra work.  (Pure Innocence images work really well with paper piecing, for example.)

So, as I've spent my night doing housework and then escaped to the study to post, I've not yet eaten and my tummy thinks my throat has been cut!  Off to link up and then .... mmmm.... beans on toast maybe?!

Happy crafting.


  1. That is absolutely amazing, I love it!!

  2. Peri, This is wonderful! Gingham always makes me happy! Thanks for sharing this with us in the challenge this week.

  3. This is so incredibly beautiful !!!! I love all of the paper piecing and your colouring is wonderful! I just love that Bronte so much! :-)

  4. Gorgeous Peri, your paper piecing is absolutely fab. It's simple but very effective.

    Tracy x

  5. I love Bella and Bronte, they are my favorite of Mo's characters. You have made them look fabulous, great paper piecing and your shading and highlighting is amazing. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Mo's Digital challenge.

  6. Wow! I love your coloring and this card is gorgeous!

  7. Fantastic, Ms. Peri!! I'm running out of words to describe your most beautiful works. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mo's challenge this week! Hugs, Peggy x

  8. Peri, This is awesome as always. Love what you have done. Thanks for playing along with us, always enjoy your projects for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. :)


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