Can you guess that ABC challenge is back around to the letter P? Seriously, their challenge this time is P is for Paper Piecing. Now, I don’t exactly have the best relationship with my craft knife, so I have really shied away from doing much paper piecing, but a challenge is supposed to be challenging. I actually knew exactly which image I wanted to use right away – Is that a cupcake on your head? The image worked well for the latest challenge over at Creative Card Crew – Celebrations. Now, I just needed to figure out how to put it all together so I decided to use the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches.
Now, I didn’t have to use pink and purple, but for whatever reason whenever I use this image, I tend to use pinks and purples. I don’t know why. I pieced the cupcake icing, her hair and her shirt although it is difficult to really see it in the photo. I used chalks for most of the coloring with the exception of the cherry which I used markers for to give it the sheen of a cherry.
I’m not sure how often I will do paper piecing since my craft knife and I are still coming to terms with one another, but at least now, I have a bit more confidence and might be more willing to try it again.