The Male Room Paper Piecing Challenge

This fortnight at The Male Room we have a paper piecing challenge.

I have come across a few different ways of doing paper piecing over the last few years and thought I would do something a little different with my card this week.

I have used this gorgeous Butterfly Die, and cut four different butterflies in four colours, firstly with the black as my outline, and then one in each of the different shades of green and blue.  Instead of using the shape of the butterfly, I have used the small pieces that have been cut from inside the die shape and stuck them into the spaces of my black butterfly, creating the colourful butterfly.
It was a little time consuming, but worth it in the end.
I hope you will share your projects with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Dynamic Duos #42

 

The first thing I thought of when I saw these colours was yellow flowers and green leaves, and then decided that was a pretty obvious choice so wanted to do something different, and decided I would continue with my masculine themed cards, although this particular technique could definitely be used on any cards.

The different pieces of cardstock have been punched or cut out and then stuck onto the base piece using either glue or double sided tape, and then the whole piece has been run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  It looks like the pieces are embedded into the background piece, a little like patchwork.
I have used the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set for the greeting on each card as I wanted them to be small and insignificant in relation to the geometric shapes.
Here are the cards individually:

 

 

 

 

Lots of inspiration for you from the rest of the Design Team again this week.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Let’s Be Royal

Our Creative Corner challenge for this week is a royal theme, and I had a real struggle with this one!

The requirements are:
– Create a card or project with a royal look using a crown, castle or a princess.
– Use the photo to inspire you.
– Your project must have something yellow or gold embossed.

Well, I don’t have any castle or princess stamps and the only crown stamp I have looks more like a jester’s hat than a crown!
So, I did a google search on princess images and decided to do some paper piecing, not something that I have done much of before.  Actually, truthfully, I have never done anything like this before so it really was a challenge!

Personally, I think she looks a bit evil, or angry, what do you think?
I have used patterned paper from the Floral District paper pack, and the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders to create the lacy underskirts, along with lots of fussy cutting and faux stitching.
I am not all that happy with the final result, but I guess for a first attempt it’s ok.
There is plenty of wonderful inspiration for this challenge from the rest of the Design Team though, so make sure you check it out, and lets see what you come up with – we would love it if you would share your creations.
Well, that’s it for now, but I will be back with some more real soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris