Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Kisses For My Sweet

Just a quick post before bed beckons!  I thought I might be too late with this card but, thankfully, I have another 17 hours to submit it for the current Copic Creations challenge, which is 'Shading your paper-pieced pieces'.  As many of you will know, I love paper piecing and I nearly always try to add more depth by shading, either with Copics or with my Prismas. See what you think to this one (with apologies for the bad photography, again!):

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil, 'Kisses For My Sweet' (comes with 4 small 'accessory' images!)

Papers: Graphic 45, 'Christmas Past' collection

Isn't this an adorable image?  I loved it the moment I saw it but haven't been able to find the time to colour it until now.  As the image comes with the small 'accessory' images too (heart, mistletoe, bells and butterflies) it is easy to make this for any romantic occasion.  But, as you can see, I chose Christmas this time.

I paper-pieced all the clothes in this image, with the exception of the ruffles at the neck and the chap's shirt.  Everything else is paper-pieced and then shaded with Copics and highlighted with white. 

I'm really pleased with the background, actually - I had almost forgotten how to cut 'out of the box' so it was a bit of a risk but it paid off.  I chose four co-ordinating papers - I wanted to give the impression that they were standing on a carpet in front of a wall and I think it's worked.  The scallops are just because I went a bit mad with my punches! 

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with this one, although next time I will pay more attention to my light source as my shadows are all over the place! Still, it was late and it's never a good time to craft when your eyes are almost closed!

The house sorting is in full flow - Daughter and I really got to grips with her room and the study this weekend - and, actually, it was good to have a clear out.  In fact, watch out over the next few days - the result of my stash sorting might interest you.

Off to bed now - two duvets on as it's reaaaallllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy cold tonight! And they're predicting more snow overnight too.  OMG!  It'll be up to my knees! (Not really, a bit dramatic that, but it is deep!)

Happy crafting.


  1. Wow Peri, fabulous paper piecing you certainly have managed to get the folds in her dress, a real stunning piece of work. And yes its certainly necessary to use two duvets as its cold here as well. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Fabulous card Peri, what a fabulous layout for Mo's wonderful image.....brilliant paper piecing and shading.

    So glad you joined us at Copic Creations,
    hugs Heather xx

  3. Peri, this is just an amazing card. Your coloring is fantastic, as usual but I really love the card design and your choice of papers. The paper piecing is brilliant. I still can't manage to die cut around an image, lol.

  4. This card is gorgeous! And the image is sooo cute :-)

  5. OMGoodness! Your card is awesome! I love this image and you have definitely brought these two to life! Fantastic job on this challenge too! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations! Thank you. hugz, Mary

  6. What a fabulous card Peri, I just love that image, beautifully coloured too.

  7. WoW!! It's Stunning. LOve your colours.

  8. Wowzers, this is fabulous! Love your image and your shading on the paper piecing is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining our Copic Creations challenge.

  9. Hello!

    I absolutely love this beautiful card! The colors are perfection! Beautiful!

    Wishing you a sunshine day!


    Barbara Diane

  10. Stunning card hun - how did you cut out the bottom of the image and with a circle - is there a tutorial on this you can direct me to? Please Please Please let me know as it looks stunning
    Sarah x


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