Tuesday 8 March 2016

Paper Pieced Landscape

Good morning all. 
So much for bright blue skies, a warm front means grey skies and rain again!
Over at Cardz4Guyz our latest challenge for you is to make a project that uses


For my card I took inspiration from those little lambs outside the window along with a sketch over at MFT Challenges.

I used paper piecing to create the little landscape on the tag, using snippets of green DP and some NitWits sky DP. The little lambs are from a MFT set, Ewe are the Best. For the background I wanted something subtle but more than leaving it white so with a new challenge in mind, I washed in some DI in a watercolour effect and popped up the tag on top. CAS Mix Up is a new challenge started by my friend Loll (Stamping with Loll) and Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) for CAS cards with a mixed media twist.. 
The cute little trees and hillside stamp are also from the same MFT set and the paper patterns used reminds me of the picture at Card Concept. I was a bit scissor happy and chopped off both sides of the sentiment banner instead of just the right hand side after sticking it over the tag! The little lambs were stamped, coloured with Copics, then fussy cut. The middle one is actually a mirror stamp, where I stamped the image onto a clean acrylic block then took a print from that so that he is looking the other way. 

OK, that's about it. For more ideas on the topic of paper piecing check out the rest of the DT and then why not join us this week, we'd love to see your projects.

Here is another lamb photo taken the other morning.

I'm joining in over at -

                                              My choice is paper piecing and using Copics


  1. Oh your card is adorable I love your paper piecing and those little sheep are super cute. Saw your card on the Card Concept and loved it.

  2. I love your scene, Julie! The soft watercolor background and pieced paper hills are fantastic with the sweet little lambs! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Lovely card Julie, love those sheep and how the tag blends so beautifully with your watercolour background


  4. Adorable!! O really love paper piecing! It's like my old favorite paper dolls LOL Delightful!!

    I found it interesting that you number your sheep. If you don't mind my asking - why do you need to do that? : )


    1. Ewes are numbered as they lamb then their offspring get the same number just in case they all get separated so we can reunite them. The number also allows us to spot problem animals and make a note to keep an eye out.

  5. ADORABLE!! Love your sweet paper pieced scene on the tag ... those lambs are SUPER CUTE! ... as are the "real" ones. :) Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Mix Up! xx

  6. Wow this is so interesting! Thank you for sharing : ) I will have to Google this to find out more!

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog!


  7. Looks like sheep are taking over your life Julie!! This is a really lovely card and the paper piecing is spot on. Keep the pictures coming, lambs always make me smile with their mischievous little faces!! xx

  8. More fun sheep! Love them all - on your card and on your photo!

  9. This is adorable!! Love all of the patterns on your paper piecing as well as the sweet sheep :-) Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

  10. Oooh how adorable those little sheep look frolicking over the hills...love the sky on your card and tag...it looks superb
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  11. What a sweet tag card! love the lambs running all over it! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  12. Adorable scene! I love how you've continued the pattern off the tag! thanks for joining in the fun at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  13. The sheep are adorable! Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept!
    The Leaf Studio

  14. such a beautiful card! thanks for joining in with us at MMCC this month!!!


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