Claire here, its my turn to set you a challenge - how fun! I love paper piecing, I have to say it is possibly my next favourite thing to chocolate and my family and friends (I should say not in that order).
For anyone who isn't sure what the Paper Piecing technique is, you basically stamp the same image onto different papers and then cut out different parts of the image from each one to make up the final design. Obviously when you use CD's or digital images this is easier as you can just print your image onto the papers and then cut them out. It's a great way of getting different looks to the same stamp design and adding textures etc. The most important thing to remember is have fun, we will all enjoy visiting you and seeing your creations.
Please bear in mind that to be considered for a prize you should combine no more then 10 challenges (including Polkadoodles).
The winners from challenge 3 which was the sketch are:
Our Guest Designer for February is the lovely Teri, who I'm sure you are all familiar with. We love Teri's work so we asked her to do her own spin our challenges throughout the month, and she'll be using the Back To Nature CD.
Enfys - For mine I could not resist giving her some gingham dungarees, love this paper. All the papers I used are from Back To Nature. My random stitching around the edge is fake, I did the stitches with an unthreaded sewing machine on the back of the paper and then joined the dots.
Ruth: For mine I have enlarged one of the cupcakes from Love and Cherish and the papers too. I've cut the papers and then embellished them with tiny seed beads, layering up where needed. For those eagle eyed Polkadoodlers you'll notice this is a mirror image - I printed the papers on the wrong side!
Kerry - I’ve used allsorts of techniques on here, paper piecing, stamping and clear embossing, which I hope you can see on the pink card. All papers are from the Sugar Birdies CD.
Kate: I have used several cds for this one , i love how all the cds can be mixed together on one project and still match !- Polly was on jingle jangles , her wings from papers on back to nature and her dress, alphabet and the main background from candy doodles and sugar birdies (I think).
Dolly: I've used pink and white spotty and stripey papers from Love and Cherish and paper pieced Sherman the pig stampie from Back to Nature. The alphas are from Back to Nature too.
To be in with a chance of winning some Polkadoodles goodies please have your project with Mr Linky by Sunday 14th February 12.00 noon GMT