I'm so glad that the weather has finally turned to more springy/summery here. The down side to that is that I don't have as much crafty time. There is so much to do outside in the gardens. I'm hoping to be able to get one more page done during this long weekend, but we have lots of garden plans too.
For my layout for this week's challenge at Lasting Memories, I did another page for my garden book. This week's challenge is to use paper piecing on your page. The video that Karen linked shows how to paper piece using a stamped image. I had never done this before. It was very interesting.
I followed this week's sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches for this page. I used one of the photo spots for a large journaling spot. I am also submitting this to Sketches in Thyme for their Open Challenge this week.
This layout is about a little Japanese maple we got last year. Within days of planting it, it was smashed by a large limb that had fallen out of a large tree in the woods behind the garden. I was so upset that I didn't take any photos of it. We had to clip off the whole left side of this tree. It looked lop-sided, but we left it there to see what it would do. Throughout the summer it started getting new growth. I tried to take some photos over the summer, but they didn't show up very well because of the red mulch in the garden. This is why there is a sheet around the plant in the photo below. This Little Fighter is doing very well this year and looks wonderful.
So for my paper piecing I did 2 pieces. The image at the bottom of the journaling block, I stamped the image onto 2 different papers. I cut the large leaves out of the darker paper and glued them onto the lighter green. And the little tree is cut from my Cricut. The tree is from the Cindy Loo cartridge. Thanks to my friend Beth for giving me advise for searching for images to use.
Check out the wonderful pages the design team created using paper piecing. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.