Monday, January 2, 2012

Paper Piecing and Dotted Dahlias

Welcome - May I take this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2012.

This card was inspired by another blogger who uses the paper piecing technique frequently and to great advantage.


I used the Nina B designed Dotted Dahlias set from Layers of Color . 


 The paper on the flower is from an old, unnamed set of scrap book papers, the stems from a Bug a Boo set of papers.


These layers were from various scraps that I had saved/hoarded (depends on your perspective) and punched the edges.


The sentiment was stamped on another re-purposed scrap and formed into a mini-tag with a punched the edge.


This fabulous thread is called feather twine and is gorgeous!


The butterflies were punched and adhered to the base, then had micro beads glued on.

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33 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

This is fabulous Maxine - I love the flowers and that gorgeous Feather Twine - your soft colours are lovely - those butterflies, lovely! Thanks for sharing - I am looking forward to seeing your creations this year! {{{hugs}}}

Shirl said...

Happy New Year Maxine, wow those flowers really make a statement, love how you have used the stamped sentiment to make a tag.

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Dawn said...

Happy New Year Maxine. Love the yarn on this card. Really gives texture.

Alicia said...

This is very pretty. I love how you did the paper piecing. It looks great! xx

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Oh I love all the gold accents!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes and Squirrel & Fox Challenges for our Something New challenges! Good luck!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Happy new year Maxine! This is gorgeous! I love the colors, they really brigthen up my dark and wet day :)
Hugs Gunn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful birthday card.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Emma H said...

Just lovely! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On this week!

Mrs.B said...

Happy New Year Maxine.
You have created a lovely card with this technique, and a beautiful little tag as well.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, hope to see you again.
Avril

Julia said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers. Thanks for joinig Paper Creations ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

marsha said...

Happy New Year Maxine! I love your paper piecing, this is just gorgeous! Thank you for the very special comments and your friendship.
Hugs,
Marsha

Carolyn King said...

Happy New Year! love your perfectly pieced card!

Archana said...

Lovely Card! Thanks for joining us on Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Nice paper piecing, border, & ribbon trim. Happy New Year to you. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card! I love the feather twine!

Teresa said...

Wow this is a beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps, 'something new' challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

This Art That Heals said...

This is beautiful Maxine, so many great layers and textures. I love the paper you used for the stems of the flowers and the butterflies are so cute.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card, I love the paper piecing! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hello my dear! Your card is fabulous. Such fantastic details.
Hugs Bonnie

Susan said...

Very pretty card! love the Ruffles and butterflies, great touch! Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. :)
Susan G (DT)

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Love all the various elements. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Jan Marie said...

What a beautiful card, Maxine! Love the LAYERS!! The butterflies with the beaded bodies are the perfect accents! So very pretty!! Blessings!

Jan Marie said...

What a sweet, sweet card. . .love the LAYERS!!! And. . .those butterflies with the microbeaded bodies are fantastic!! The feathered twine is a score as well!! Love it! Blessings!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Beautiful, Maxine! I love the layers of pierced paper and the colors you used, so pretty!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine! wow, your card is beautiful. So creative. i love that feather twine. It is very effective. I love the paper piecing on the stems of your flowers.
Have a blessed healthy new year.
Hugs Maz

Tammie E said...

What a precious card and I love the idea of the micro beads for the butterfly body. Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

Tam
One Happy Stamper
Pile It On! DT

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! This is soooo pretty! I love that you paper pieced the flowers and stems! So much interest and dimension! Love the beeds on the butterflies and the little tag you created! Just beautiful!
hugs,
Grace

Лілюська-Lilia said...

So many pretty details! Very beautiful card!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog! xx Lilia DT

Becky said...

Maxine, this is beautiful. Love how you paper pieced this and love the layers of colors on the bottom.

beadz said...

What a pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. Good luck and Happy New Year!
hugs,
Gini

Kary said...

Love the cute butterflies & gorgeous flowers, Maxine!! The punched borders are lovely too. A happy card!! Have a great day!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE the ruffled border Maxine and the glitter in the center of the butterflies is so pretty!