Tuesday, September 24, 2013

TCP-Tuesday Challenge {paper piecing}

Hello and welcome to the Tuesday Challenge with The Cat's Pajamas. This is a monthly challenge with a theme. We sure hope you'll  play along. I'll list the challenge details at the bottom of my post. 

This month's challenge is to paper piece. This is one of my favorite ways to dress up a stamped line-art image. TCP has sooooo many great stamps to paper piece with .

 I went looking through my stash and happily re-discovered this adorable bear image. The stamp set is called Have a Cuppa I ♥ her! I went ahead and colored her up with my Distress Markers. I'm still learning with these, but think I am getting better with my shading. 

I had some Walnut Grove designer paper on my desk and the bits and scraps were perfect for piecing up the sweet little apron. I made sure to hit the edges with some Old Paper distress ink, as this helps blend in the cuts you made with your scissors, masking the white from the backside and core of the paper you are using. 

I used the Sketch-n-Scrap layout for my card. I cut some SU brown sugar core-dinations texture paper and ran it through my Vagabond with a woodgrain impression plate. I used a sanding block to rough up the texture and show off the inside core of the cardstock. I then added some stitching in a circular pattern, to follow the sketch. 

I cut some strips of coordinating patterns from the same paper pack. I used the lightest pattern to stamp my sentiment on. I cut a pretty heart using the fun Heart Trio cut up. I added a sweet button and my favorite double twine bow tied behind the button. 

Here are the Deets.
  1. The First Tuesday of the Month I will post a challenge on this blog. That's right! Here!
    The challenge will also be posted on our Splitcoaststampers forum  and on our Facebook page
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design right here on this page using the InLinkz button. (The challenge button will be posted on the right hand column of this blog so you don't have to search around)
    If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers using keyword TCPTUESSept13
  3. The Challenge will be a month-long challenge and you can play as many times as you like during that month.
  4. Cards and projects must have at least one Cat's Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die in the project.
  5. On the First Monday of the Month a winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and crowned Swanky Stamper.
  6. The Swanky Stamper will not only be acknowledged as the Swankiest Stamper for that month, but will also receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND... They'll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig AND as snazzy badge to display on their blog.
  7. The winner will be announced the First Monday of the month on Splitcoaststampers, Facebook page and this Blog
You have a little bit of time to still play along. I hope you'll join us.



  1. Love this Lisa - the messy stitching on the background adds so much interest.

  2. OMGosh, Lisa this is adorable...LOVE the fun, whimsical stitching and the sweet bear...adore her apron. I haven't tried the Distress markers...your colouring with them is AMAZING!

  3. Lisa! This is adorable! I love her apron and the stitching. I need to make another card for this challenge... maybe today, since you've inspired me!! : )


  4. What an adorable card! Love your take on the sketch, this stamp set is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  5. THAT is adorable, Lisa!! love the bear's paper pieced apron and that fun stitching!

  6. Are you kidding? Your coloring is GREAT. I love all the unique touches like the sewn circles and the rolled banner thingies.

  7. This card is so absolutely adorable! Awesome job! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  8. Way too cute! Love the bear! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

  9. Super cute take on the card sketch! Love the adorable bear! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

  10. Absolutely wonderful!! Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap

  11. Oh my goodness !!!!!!! Sweet as can be!!! Love love love the perfect shading !!!! :)) :))

  12. Your card is the sweetest and loving the stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch. xx Kerry, Sketch N Scrap.

  13. Such a pretty and cute card. Fantastic take. Thanks for joining us
    at Sketch-N-Scrap this month.

  14. Beautiful card, I LOVE that stamped image! Super cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

  15. SUch a sweet card! Love the stitching! Thanks for playing along at Sketch N Scrap!!

  16. THIS IS FABULOUS!!!! Great stamp and coloring!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!!!

  17. Too too cute, I love the image, coloring and overall look and feel of this card, awesome work!


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