I was excited to see that this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp is paper piecing. If you've followed me for a while, you know that this is one of my favorite technqiues.
I created this card by cutting an oval and then using the negative cut as a mask. I added Honey ink with a sponge until I got the coverage I wanted. I traced the bottom portion of the oval with a pencil to use as a guide for stamping the flowers.
The flowers are from Jane's Doodle's Doodle Flowers set which is one of my favorite JD stamps.
I stamped the flowers and stems starting with the center one, and then moved out on either side to get the right placement.
The flowers and leaves on the pieced pieces are from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection. I also added a little bit of extra color to the tips of the flowers with an orange watercolor pencil.
The pieced pieces are adhered with a Kuretake glue pen. When dealing with really delicate/small pieces, I think it's easiest to add the glue to the piece that you are glueing onto, in this case the base piece. That way if you don't place the piece just right, you haven't managed to smear glue all over your card.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment, which is from A Muse Studio's Fight Like a Girl set.
Paper/Cardstock: American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 pad; Bazzill Card Shoppe - Banana Split cardstock; CTMH - White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: Jane's Doodles - Doodle Flowers; A Muse Studio - Fight Like a Girl
Ink: CTMH - Black and Honey
Other: CTMH - Orange watercolor pencil, Sponge Tool; CM - Custom Cutting System Ovals; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Kuretake - Glue Pen