Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SSCB #21 Paper Piecing

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  Is it starting to look more like Halloween where you live?  My neighborhood always goes all out for holidays.  I'm starting to see  cemeteries popping up on peoples front lawns, manikins hanging from trees, and pumpkins on front porches.   We are just getting started - my husband cut down the corn stalks from the garden and made a few bundles to decorate with.  Unfortunately the raccoons ate all my Indian corn so I will have to buy some this year.   I love seeing the rainbow of color on an ear of corn - something magical about the reds and purples in such an unexpected place.  
 It's time for a new challenge at Serendipity Stamps.  This week the challenge is paper piecing. The fussy cutting is going to take you some time, but it really is worth the effort and creates some dramatic images.  I thought this ghost image would look neat if each of the ghosties were cut from different pattern papers. 
I hope you will join us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  You can make a project with any theme as long as there is some paper piecing and you use at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.  You can find lots of inspiration from the design team here.

Oh yes!  Can't forget!  The sale of the week is Buy 3 items get the 4th one free - now through 10-16.  Here's a link to the store if you want to have a look around.   Have a great day and happy stamping!

Boo LargeHappy Halloween LargeGhosties
Supplies Used:  Finished Size: 4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Serendipity Boo Small, Ghosties, Happy Halloween Large
Pattern Paper:  Aithentique "Enchanted" & "Glowing" collections 6x6" Pad
Card Stock:  PTI  True Black, Vintage Cream
Dies:  Cheery Lynn French Pastry, SPelbinder Grommet Tag, Labels & Tags
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Glitter Star and Pumpkin Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Extras:  Eylets, Gems
Ribbon:  1 1/2" Wired Orange Glitter Organza, 5/8" Black & Silver Ric Rac Hobby Lobby, Black Button Twine May Arts


Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne this is fantastic! I love the patterned paper ghosts. Perfectly paper pieced.

Sylwia-eR said...


Pauline said...

Joanne, these ghosties are such fun! I love the houndstooth patterned one, very stylish!

Karen Amidon said...

Wow, this is wonderful! Fun paper piecing and I love the houndstooth ghost!

Marybeth said...

Those darn raccoons !
I almost went with the same stamp but wasn't sure how to do the ghost. Love the papers you used and this card looks great! Of course of love that beautiful Halloween bow !

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Jeanne! I love this ghostly image and it looks terrific in these papers.

Kim Heggins said...

Jeanne, those ghosts are simply "boo"tiful! I love you fabulous trio and that fence with the bats, so fun.

Lisa Minckler said...

I can just feel Autumn on your blog. Your paper piecing choices are so wonderful here. Love the text paper as one of the ghosts. You do just the best layouts on cards. :)
me x

Miriam said...

Love all the layers and bow! Great choice of papers for the piecing too!

Joyce said...

Wow--what a fabulous scene you created. You are the queen of matching and combining patterned papers.

Sharron said...

Tried to leave a comment here yesterday and for some strange reason it didn't post. But it gave to a chance to visit your fun card again. Love those cute ghosts and your paper piecing makes them even more adorable! Lots of Halloween goodness here. The glittery bow with a pumpkin is perfect!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Wow, I would not have thought to paper piece these sweet little ghost, and this is just the cutest card.