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Papertrey Princesses Challenge #1

Here is my first challenge card for the blog group I've joined, called Papertrey Princesses (see sidebar). The challenge was to use paper piecing, which means I stamp an outline stamp onto patterned or colored paper, then carefully cut it out and place it where I want on the card. Often I will also stamp the outline stamp on the background paper as well, so little details won't get lost, like those little points on the umbrella. This has been a really fun technique, and I'm seeing more possibilities with time and practice.

I love the beach, and I just needed a beach umbrella somehow, and this is the result. It makes me happy. On this card I mimicked clouds by using the scrap I had torn off from the "sand" as a mask. I then sponged white ink around the scrap. The line for the umbrella handle comes from PTI's Green Thumb, and the little birds are from the "handstamped by" stamp from Birds of a Feather.

Paper: PTI Spring Rain, Bitty Dot patterns, SU Kraft
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Fresh Snow, Palette Starry Night
Stamps: PTI Scattered Showers, Birds of a Feather, Green Thumb
Technique: Paper piecing, sponging, paper tearing
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  1. Oh how fun! Love the fun beach scene you created!

  2. This is absolutely lovely. I really like what you did with the sand and the clouds.

  3. The umbrella is really neat, and I LOVE the sky you made. That is awesome! Makes me long for some sand to sink my toes into.

  4. I never thought of a beach umbrella! Fantastic. Thanks for participating in my challenge. You did a super job!!!

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  6. Great idea and beautiful execution! Makes me want to head to the beach!

  7. What a cute idea! I like the beach umbrella and it makes me want to go hit the sand some time soon! (it just needs to get a wee bit warmer here). Nice background with the sky and birds.

  8. Love this ~ so cute.. what a fun way to use the umbrella stamps!!!

  9. This is gorgeous Cheryl! What a great scene you created!

  10. This is just fabulous!! I love the beach and you captured the feel of it perfectly!

  11. Cute idea using the umbrella on the beach! I love it!!

  12. Oh my goodness!! What a Fabulous idea!! Love your sand and your birds in the sky too. That umbrella has me stomping my feet, I love it so much! :> Great thinking!

  13. Great card! Love the clouds, well... love everything!


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