Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Age is Irrelephant

Challenge 131
P is for Paper Piecing

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

Not my original idea for this challenge which was a duck but for some stupid reason I printed it on card and not paper so when I came to fussy cutting all the sections which then planned to colour and stamp with a pattern the duck was several layers and very heavy for the card.  Into the bin it went grrrr and I spent the next few hours trying to rethink.  Everything happens for a reason lol, I didn't know what to paper piece then remembered the African Animal Silhouette set which I had and - yes - perfect.  This card ended up being a bit special as the backing paper I used is wrapping paper I bought in Kenya, in a small town (well twice the size from when I lived there back in the 80's) called Nanyuki  on the slopes of Mt. Kenya on our first return in 30 years :). The paper behind the elephants is also from Kenya, made by tribal ladies on the Suyian Soul ranch.  They collect all sorts of fibres, those found lying around, newspapers, paper bags, bits of paper from packaging etc, and use it to make their hand made papers.  I have a few sheets but this is only the second time I have used it, one of those items in my craft room where the memories attached sometimes make it hard to use the product lol.  I designed the sentiment on SCAL along with the black shadow layer, the elephants were converted to .svg files so I could die cut them and a shadow layer was added to them too.  A lovely card to make in the end after the earlier struggles :) 

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  1. Fabulous card, love the sentiment, hugs, Lori m

  2. How gorgeous. I really love the papers. I know what you mean about using stuff that has special memories or something..... I don't hahahaha That's why I have masses of stuff I just covet LoL
    Sorry about the Duck !!!
    Thank you for making this for me at IWC :-)
    IKE xo

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  3. This is absolutely stunning!!

    Hugz Tinz


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