Saturday, March 17, 2012

the impact of a power outage

I started this post on Wednesday when the new sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge was posted at Splitcoast Stamper with plans to finish my card and the post on Thursday.

We ended up with an all day power outage on Thursday - you know, the kind where your utility says it will take an hour to fix, then amends that to 3 and then to 7. It was tax prep day for us, so thankfully I finished downloading & printing the forms we needed before losing power, but all my other computer use plans had to be put on hold.

Here is a look at this week's sketch:

And my version:

This is my very first attempt at paper piecing and I have to admit I love it. I'd didn't want to color the whole couch in with Copics, so I paper pieced it instead (older My Mind's Eye paper I think?). Well, once I started I couldn't stop LOL. In the end, Copics were only used for the arms, legs and the smaller pillow.

I was able to borrow a friend's copy of the stamp set from the Who's That Girl series available at My Favorite Things - this is called Well Read and I know I'll be buying my own set.

                                                                     Well Read WTG

It took me forever to finish the card, but I will be paper piecing again! Most of the papers are from the Basic Grey Curio 6x6 paper pad and the trims are from Hobby Lobby.
I used the Die-namic Perfect Bracket Edge  to cut the top edge of the main panel and the Die-namics Scalloped Scallop Die for the bottom edge. I LOVE that the Perfect Bracket Edge can be fit the width of your paper - if you look at the die, you will see my piece doesn't have the last two scallops on either side because the paper was narrower than the die.

                                     Die-namics Perfect Bracket Edge
We have had a dreary, rainy day here so there is no hope of getting a good photo.  Since the weather isn't supposed to improve for a few days, I decided to go with this and get my submisssion loaded at Splitcoast Stampers while I had time (never know when the next power outage is coming).

Until we meet again,


1 comment:

  1. Love it. I love that set and paper piecing the couch is so fun!


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