Wednesday 8 November 2017

Sneaky Paper Piecing

     The new challenge at The Male Room this time is Paper Piecing, the DT have come up with several different ways to interpret this giving you plenty of scope for your project, just remember it has to be masculine.
     My trusty Woodware Sneaker stamp was used again, I have had this for a couple of years and it still proves to be very popular with the teenage boys around here.
     The image has been stamped on to patterned paper and on to white card, both images are embossed in black. I cut the uppers from the patterned paper and stuck them over the white image, leaving the soles and lace bow uncovered.
     Using a marker I coloured the toes and the insides of the sneakers along with the lace eyelets too. The bottom part of the sole is also coloured with a pen to make it a tiny bit darker.
     The laces on the patterned paper are coloured with a white Sharpie, one coat was enough.
     The white image has been cut out and is then mounted on to a pale patterned paper. The word is also a Woodware stamp, embossed in black and coloured in with a maroon marker pen. The mat layer is coloured with the same pen on white card so it would match the word.   
     The little heel guard has a small maple leaf stamped and embossed in maroon to match the word colour, then the whole paper panel is stuck to a Kraft card blank.
     Please pop over and take at look at the DT inspiration at The Male Room, our new teamies have come up with some great designs for you.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes   (F)
Retro Rubber - Fall/Autumn Colours   (F)
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Fall/Autumn Colours   (W)


  1. Your paper pieced sneakers are amazing! I can see why they would appeal to the young men. It's nice to see the fall colours used in a non-fall card - although the leaf motif on the shoes is very sweet. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

  2. I can see why the teens love this, so up to date and "cool" LOVE it Rocky.

  3. Those sneakers are awesome! I want a pair 😙

  4. What teen wouldn't want to own those shoes!? The card is wonderful, too! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon!

  5. I love your sneaks! This card is cute and I appreciate how well you took our colors and made them into something that wasn't fall related! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  6. What a great paper pieced set of sneakers! Great masculine card using our fall color challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

  7. Great card...great image! I need to get that one.

  8. I want this image! I love your paper piecing and how your have used our colours, very cool card. Thanks for playing along with us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT


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