I tried several new (for me) techniques and since Totally Stampalicious asked us to use a new technique this will fit their challenge. One new technique was paper piecing. I really like the effect and think it's one that I will be using a lot even though it takes quite a bit of time.
The other new item is the crepe paper flower. I love how soft and delicate it looks but one thing I learned is that I would not recommend the inexpensive crepe paper you get at the party store (which was the only place we could find it; do you know how hard it is to find crepe paper? I have to thank my dear, sweet husband who hunted it down for me). As soon as I added the glue the paper fell apart. Since it was all I had I was determined to make it work but it became very time consuming and for someone who has a short attention span, that was not good, LOL.
I actually had seed beads that were the same color and even stickles; would you believe? We live at least 25 minutes away from the nearest craft store and if I don't have what I need it's just too bad. But this time I was lucky.
Shelly's Images was asking for lots of layers; I made it up to 6. I wanted to add one more but I ran out of room. I used a sketch from Beary Sweet Challenge; I hope it's still recognizable after all the layers! Totally Paper Crafts specified pearls and lace; the bottom of her skirt seemed just the right place to add some lace. Tammy Miller provided this adorable image at A Day For Daisies. The charm is for One Stitch At A Time and Card Cupids is making it easy with anything goes.
I'd like to thank everyone who makes these challenges available. Your hard work is so very much appreciated!
paper: Colorbox; Anna Griffin
punches: EK Success scallop and corner punch
image: A Day For Daisies
crepe paper, pop dots, charm, ribbon, lace, pearls, seed beads
A Day For A Daisies: image, girly girl
Beary Sweet Challenge: sketch
Card Cupid: anything goes
One Stitch At A Time: charm
Shelly's Images: lots of layers
Totally Paper Craft: pearls and lace
Totally Stampalicious: new technique
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!