Week 8’s Mixed Media Altered Playing Card Challenge presented by Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook was H – ??? It was a twofer week. Marta originally chose Hummingbird, but she loved all the other projects in our group with hearts. She added hearts. So we had a choice this week, Hummingbird, Heart, or Hummingbird and Heart.
Hummingbird and Heart cards spoke to me. My personal challenge was to try a technique that I admire, paper piecing collage. I definitely did not master it. I like the way the heart turned out. I even like the body and head of the hummingbird, but the wings and tail feathers make me wince. It was hard to share this one.
I will try this technique again. Pretty sure that I will keep using my own style of paper piecing. I struggle with the ripping/gluing of such tiny pieces of paper even though I think it has a great aesthetic.