Sunday, January 1, 2012

MFT Guest Design Challenge

This month's guest design challenge over at MFT is to paper piece.  Yay, I love paper piecing!  My friend Mariska does some AMAZING 3D paper piecing, so I was inspired by her.  I certainly did not take my piecing to her level!  She also happens to be my coloring idol. 
Here is my finished card:

And here is how I got there:
I stamped Snowboard Boy several times on Xpress blending cardstock, more times than I needed (just in case :)) Though if I was Mariska, I would use them all since she colors everything.  But since I used patterned paper, I only needed two.  One for a base, and one I colored just a few parts.  Also, this is when I decided which parts were going to be popped up and which were going to be background layers.

Then, I cut out my base and stamped all the different parts on patterned paper.

Snowboard boy gets his face and shoes colored:

I colored the base boy gray (per Mariska) so that you don't see white when you are looking down at the 3D piece, and cut out all the pieces:

After cutting out the pieces, I ran a black marker around the edges to fill in any white edges that may have occurred during the cutting process:

And the finished boy:
His face, hat, and snowpants are all popped up.  The base layers were placed on a layer of glue without being pushed down just to give some very slight dimension.
Then I went to town with my Calico White spray for some snow effects:

I added a birthday banner and some clear Heidi Swapp snowflakes that I've had foreeeeever, and fit the sentiment to the curve of the snow slope.  And here he is again:

You can see a tutorial by Mariska HERE, go to page 16 of the ezine.
Thanks for stopping by!


carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is just fabulous, Becky! Great job on the challenge! Good luck!

Linda McClain said...

Adorable!!! So many sweet touches on this card. Your paper piecing is sublime. Good luck with the contest.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is AMAZING--love the paper piecing and the coloring! FAB job:)

Jodi Collins said...

WOW Becky! This is AMAZING! LOVE all the elements on this beauty!!!

The Paper Parade said...

WOW!!! This card is fabulous! I hope you win the contest because you SO deserve it :)