Friday 10 September 2021

A Challenge for Kath

Today is a special day over at Allsorts as this weeks challenge is a very special one in memory of Kath, who sadly died in July and was a regular DT member of the team. I decided that I just had to join them. Kath was due to be the host this week so had already chosen the theme (she always worked well in advance). I was only just getting to know Kath as I had just joined the we love Chocolate Baroque DT (where she was also a DT member) when she became ill, but I have discovered that she really loved flowers and tended not to over embellish her cards but liked to mount her image on interesting backgrounds. So this card is my tribute to Kath. Her blog is called plain & simple and is still available to view. The theme she chose is:

*Favourite Stamps with the option of Paper Pieced Flowers*

I have decided that I really like paper piecing and the trick is to use a suitable stamp or it can be very fiddly if the pieces are too small. I searched my stash of stamps and papers for something suitable. The gold on the papers has a lovely sheen that you can just see in the photos.

The flowers are paper pieced along with the large leaves under the large flower. All the other leaves are coloured and the image was fussy cut. I filled the large flower centre with some gems as the stamping and piecing looked a bit messy in the middle and it needed a focal point. I hope I haven't over done it. But what to do about the background? I wasn't sure until I remembered these dies, I hope they work, what do you think?

I am quite pleased with the finished card, not least because it is quite different from my usual style. if you get time, it would be wonderful if you could take part in this weeks Allsorts challenge, just to show how much Kath was appreciated and how much she will be missed.

Also sharing this at:
A place to start #9 patterned paper. I think my pp covers 25% of card
Just add ink - Lines. My background is lot's of lines

Cardstock: Base, Gina K heavyweight; smooth white stamping card; adorable scorable mattastic for background lattice
Ink: Catherine Pooler midnight
Stamps: The Ton charmed wildflowers; sentiment Concord & 9th
Dies: Concord & 9th, plaid card front thin and thick

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


brenda said...

This is lovely Hilary and do like how you have varied the DP's used on the flowers to add extra interest. I've been a paper piecing fan for years, mainly because I'm not much of a colourist and was so pleased when I got to know Kath and discover it was her favourite technique as well.

I know she would have loved your take on the theme and so pleased you are sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge, thank you.

B x

Linby said...

oh my goodness Hilary this is absolutely stunning work and takes paper piecing to a whole new level. I love it so much and I know Kath would have too.

Thanks so much for joining in with our special challenge this week at Allsorts too.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Hilary and love the beautiful paper pieced flowers and great die-cut background
Carol x

Sarn said...

Kath certainly would've loved this paper pieced card (as do I). Great work.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mac Mable said...

What an amazing tribute to Kath and the mix of the papers looks fabulous. Stunning paper piecing and the background looks fabulous Hilary x. The gems look so pretty too x.

Greta said...

A unique look & so pretty! I'm sure Kath would have loved your take on her theme.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such beautiful tribute to Kath, Hilaty! Lovely post and your paperpiecing looks fabulous against the diecut pattern! That big flower with the gems on the centre and all the bouquet look great! A really gorgeous design.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful effect with the paper piecing and the perfect tribute to a crafting friend ♥

Ashwini Rao said...

Its brilliant, Hilary! I love your choice of papers, the gold mingled pattern paper look fabulous! And your image is perfect for the technique as well! I bet Kath would have been very happy to see this one!

Juvenal Nunes said...

Louvável iniciativa em que está patente a sua habilidade para o artesanato.
Abraço amigo.
Juvenal Nunes

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge atThrough The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Blog As I do Rodos

Pauline C said...

This is lovely .. the paper pieced flowers are brilliant and the background dies work really well x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I love the plaid behind the paper pieced flowers, Hilary - so pretty!! Sorry about your DT friend too.

Leslie Miller said...

You've made the most beautiful card, Hilary. It's not just a card, but a heartfelt tribute to Kath. I didn't know her, but I'm learning she was well loved. Your lovely stamp is a perfect choice for paper piecing. Love the small print papers, and I do see the gold sheen. Super cute flower center. I do love the background, too. Not too much. It reminds me of lattice. Really an amazing card in all ways.

Wendy L said...

So pretty and so much detail, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Hilary this is beautiful I love those paper pieced flowers the colours and design are superb a perfect tribute for Kath, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog they are so appreciated
lorraine x

Patrice said...

What a beautiful tribute to your friend, Hilary. Lots of beautiful details in our floral arrangement. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

aussie aNNie said...

Super gorgeous post, love all of the delights here. xx

Loll said...

Beautiful paper pieced flowers and a lovely tribute to Kath, Hilary! xx

Chantell Randall said...

Wow, with the florals and interesting background you have created a wonderful tribute to Kath. The gold accents in the papers do add a great sheen. Chantell Just Add Ink

Bonnie said...

Lovely paper pieced leaves, Hilary! A wonderful tribute to Kath!

Mia said...

What a great tribute to Kath! I love your card, Hilary. The background is stunning and the paper pieces flowers are gorgeous. I am not sure if I ever tried this technique (paper piecing) but I think I will try it soon. Hugs, my friend.

Chana Malkah said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your former teammate. I have lost two DT members (on one team) so I know how disconcerting it can be.

I love the paper-pieced florals. You did a wonderful job!
Thanks, for inspiring us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah,
A Place To Start, Owner
613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

Chana Malkah said...

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Chana Malkah,
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613 Avenue Create, Owner
Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
Shopping Our Stash, DT
The Color of Cards, Owner

Denita Wright-Smee said...

This is something special, Hilary! Your paper-piecing is absolutley stunning. Thankyou for joining in with our JAI Challenge. D x

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful tribute to Kath... I'm sure she would be smiling down at your amazing card and your kindness.