Friday, April 9, 2021

CAS Mix-Up - April 2021

I remember years ago when we used to paper piece Holly Hobby dolls.  Does anyone else remember or am I dating myself? I haven't done much paper piecing since then except maybe in a card challenge or two and that is what CAS Mix-Up is asking for this month.

I went through my stacks and stacks of flowers and found one I thought would look good paper pieced.  Then I went through pads and pads of paper until I found something to cut it from.  

This is Altenew's Gardenia stamped three times on various parts of the winter paper so I could cut it apart and layer.  I've said many times I'm not a good fussy cutter so thankfully my Hickory Smoke Distress Marker around the edge covered any bad cuts.  For my other mixed media requirements, I used a panel I made on my gel plate for the background and then die cut the Lawn Fawn scalloped circle on another panel and popped it up with foam tape. The sentiment is also from Altenew.  

Haven't tried paper piecing in a while either?  There's plenty of inspiration from the Design Team over on the CAS Mix-Up blog.


Bonnie said...

What a pretty flower and I love the shades of gray, Bobby! Beautifully backed and framed! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Lisa Elton said...

Your flower nestled into the die cut opening is lovely, Bobby! So are the subtle colors. Wonderful Sympathy card!

Loll said...

Beautiful paper pieced and layered flower Bobby! This is perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Linda said...

This is beautiful. I love the soft colour of the paper pieced flower, and the pretty scalloped circle frames it perfectly. Thank you for playing along at CAS Mix Up!

Anita in France said...

Soft, tranquil and so pretty, Bobby ... the pp bloom goes so well with your gel plate background! Hugs, Anita :)