Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Market Street Sneak Peek: Autumn Greetings

Hooray!  It's Market Street release week sneak peek time!  This is my first time to be participating as a Design Team member, and I must admit it's so exciting to be the first to see what fabulous stamps Angelica designed.  Now it's time for y'all to see some of them in action!  I hope you joined in the fun yesterday to see Comforting Florals (if not, make sure you head over to this post on the MSS blog to check that set out).   You can see all of today's sneaks of Autumn Greetings in this post.  There is one more set to sneak peek tomorrow on the MSS blog, then all the sets are revealed and released Thursday at 7:00 Central.  There is also a special release sale!  You get 15% off each individual set, or 25% off if you purchase all of them  (Promo Pricing valid 8/25 7:00pm CDT - 9/1 11:59pm CDT).

For my sample from the Autumn Greetings set, I went a wee bit crazy with the paper piecing:

Do you like to paper piece?  Recently I have been preferring paper piecing over coloring; I find I get much less frustrated with paper than with Copics.  Here are my secret tools of the trade:
Yes, the $0.88 bowl is important if you have a messy desk like mine: that's where I put all those little pieces until I'm ready to start gluing.  And speaking of gluing, here's a little collage showing each step.  If you notice in the first picture, I colored the straw using a light yellow marker, since I was going to ruffle up the straw.


To finish the card, I cut out windows using Nesties Label 4 in red cardstock and brown woodgrain cardstock, then layered them.  I tied some twine around them and added the sentiment.  Then I put foam tape on the back and popped it up on the card base.

Hope you enjoyed your peek today!

32 comments:

Jenny said...

He's a cute guy and love how you paper pieced him, very intricate but well worth it:)
Yep, the postage stamp stamp is a 'just for fun' stamp...I can make it out now you say it :)
Jenny x

Smilie girl said...

Thanks for the tips. Streamlining the process would help make it quicker.
He is a fantastic fellow.
Much cuter than Worzel Grummidge, a rather cheeky scarecrow.

Kate said...

Love it.

Hugs
Kate

Bunnyfreak said...

Adorable scarecrow. Thanks for showing the piecing details.

Lindsey said...

Whoa. This is one amazing example of paper-piecing! What a terrific card, Meg.

Tammy V said...

Love the scarecrow! So cute!

Micia said...

Wow loved how you paper pieced him! Awesome job!

Micia
yellowbirdcreation@gmail.com

Heidi said...

Adorable! Love the paper piecing shown in sequence.

Michelle P said...

This is so, so, cute!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super fun card!!! tfs!!

Cheryl said...

Love this!

Lisa Petrella said...

Paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques, and you did a FABULOUS job with this scarecrow!!! Lovin' the font of that sentiment too!!

Romaine said...

Love the wood grain with this and the paper piecing is darling!

*Alison* said...

Oh so adorable..I just love the paper piecing you did on him.. and the colors are perfect.. :)
HUGS

Glora said...

Beautiful card! I LOVE all the paper piecing and the tuffed up straw! Hugs- Glora

Amy said...

Such perfection!!! Love love how much you paper pieced that scarecrow!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Very cute! I love the woodgrain!

Linda said...

Wow!!! This card is A-MA-ZING!!! I've never really had any interest in paper piecing...but by golly, you totally just inspired me!! Thank you for the inspiration!! :)
Linda :)
linda(at)fancyframework(dot)com

Jen W. said...

Wow! That is some serious paper piecing! Awesome!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super cute scarecrow. Love your fussy cutting and paper piecing this cutie together! Great card! ;o)

Angela said...

I think you may be the queen of piecing -- but man, does it look good! Love that woodgrain in the bg, too ;)

Erin said...

so so SO cute! I love the straw!!! Perfect fall card.

steph said...

Sweet, sweet card, MEG! Love how you took us step-by-step through the paper piecing- very nicely done!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Definitely worth the effort to paperpiece this scarecrow!!! He looks great! Love how you framed him in the nesties!!!

And the wood grain background is a terrific touch!!!
Love it!
Maria :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

That scarecrow is just too cute, Meg. Glass bowls and dishes come in handy on messy desks!
Your piecing looks fab! :)

readysetlove said...

First of all, I just wanted to say I love your blog name! I have a German Corgi. :) She's a German Shepherd Corgi mix - looks a lot like a little GS with short legs, but still has the cute Corgi ears!

Second, your card is ADORABLE! I love the detail and it is such a great card. Thank you for sharing.

onecraftymama said...

I love paper piecing too - but alas, I have no dish, because I never thought of it before. I know what I'm getting next time at Dollarama....
And, I saw this today and instantly thought of you & your crazy commenting corgi:
http://thefrogman.me/post/9337805203/maximum-derp
Perfect for such a dorg ;)!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy moly, Meg, that's a whole lotta paper piecing! I have the same tools, but I don't have your patience getting all of the little pieces. Love the touches of red with the wood grain--so fall-ish!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! What an awesome tutorial Meg - thank you! Lovely card with fabulous paper piecing. HOW do you have time to stamp when school is in session - you Wonder Woman (envisioning you spinning around and cape appearing...) Hugs to Addi!
~Meredith
PS - a corgi lives across the street from our new house, Ty LOVES him, he is adorable but still NOT as cute as Addi is! ;)

Sammibug said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! This is one of the best paper pieced projects I've ever seen! Thanks for the tutorial, too!

Percilla G said...

Cute scarecrow and love the visual showing how it cam to be
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Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, the amount of depth and detail you achieved by paper piecing that scarecrow is out of this world! I love how you featured it inside the nesties on the woodgrain background.