Tuesday

Colouring and paper piecing with Annette Allen! :)




Hello there friends! My guest today is the lovely Annette Allen of Clever Creations. :) Annette is an avid stamper and makes the cutest cards. She has a great sense of colour and a visit to her blog always results in a big smile on my face. :) One of Annette's fave technique is to colour her images with Copics and paper piece the outfits...which she shares in a tutorial today. She is also issuing a challenge with a chance at a fabulous RAK! :)

But first, let's check out some of Annette's fave creations!



Hi my name is Annette Allen and making cards is my passion.  I am so happy to be able to share with fellow crafters.  I am a housewife and live in California.  I have been married for almost 17 years to a wonderful and loving man.  My children are two dogs (Curtis & LoLa).  I grew up in Colorado and have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to live many fun places...My absolute favorite was Europe.  
This is where I was introduced to card-making.  Lets just say I have been hooked ever since.  I started back in 1997 and still love everything about it.  My favorite thing to do on a card is stamping images.  I love stamping, you can color, paper piece, emboss and these are just a few of the many technique you can do.  I love bright bold colors but my favorite color is Pink.  If I had to choose my favorite technique I think at the moment it would be paper piecing a fun image.  I just love how you can bring the designer paper to life on an image.  My style is always evolving and always look forward to what I can learn next. 
I am so honored and thankful that Yvonne has asked me to be a guest blogger.  I have been a follower of Yvonne’s blog for some time now and I have to say I am so inspired by her amazing creativity.  You all know what I am talking about.  Thank you Yvonne for this opportunity.


1.  Pick an image that is easy to paper piece and select what designer paper you want to use.  You will need ink, paper and snips.



2.  Stamp the image on a solid white base and also on the designer paper.


3.  Pick the color you want to color the face.  I first start with E000 and blend with E000 using R20 to add a little blush to the face.  


4.  Pick what color you want to color the hair.  I like to add a little highlights so I have chosen three colors for blending.  Don't worry if you color outside the lines, I will be cutting out the image so you will not see that color.  

5.  Cut out with small snips the outfit and adhere to image.
 6.  Cut out image entirely after you adhere the outfit or whatever paper piecing you choose to do.

7.  You are now ready to finish the card.  Create a scene that complements the image.
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Ready to play along? Please link your newly created project featuring colouring and paper piecing using Inlinkz (located at the end of this post) by Friday 24 February, 11.59pm (GMT +8) for your chance to win this sweet RAK courtesy of Annette. :)


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31 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Thanks for sharing this -it is wonderful!!!!

Laurel said...

Yay, I love Annette!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Love this to bits... I will make time to play ... loveeee it!! Awesome... Annette is simply great!!!...hugs..xoxo

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful technique and a beautiful card. thanks for the tutorial, Annette!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love her card!!! What a great challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Annette said...

Thank you so much Yvonne...this is such an honor..

Rose said...

oh i love your style annette!!
and a super sweet card too :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Great job, Annette!!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Awesome and fantastic creativity from Annette...
Yvonne I'm also your newest follower...
http://creationbyshirl.blogspot.com

sweet said...

Omg yes I love Annette!

Hlora said...

Very nice job! Love this cutting out))

Heather Jacob said...

wow fabulous art .... so whimsical and gorgeous ... thanks for sharing x

Virginia L. said...

Annette is so sweet and talented! Love her coloring tutorial! Darling card! Congrats, Annette!

Isha said...

Congrats Annette!!! Love your card and wonderful tutorial.

Sarabeth said...

super cute and fun! i'm going to have to try this one out :)

sarabeth

mandysea said...

Thats gorgeous! thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

Adorable, Annette! Your tutorial is perfect too. Congrats, friend!

Hussena said...

i love Annette's work she always has such clever idea's and her card's are so fun...i loved the tutorial such pretty paper piecing...will have to give this a try:)

Manuela said...

Wow Annette this tutorial is great....watching you colouring card seems to be so easy...thank you so much and thank you Yvonne to let me see another great job of this amazing girl!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful!

Angi Barrs said...

Annette's cards are always sooo super adorable. :)

Kishley said...

wow.. your guest challenges back again :) the tutorial is wonderful.. hope to join in this time..

Emily Keaton said...

Annette, your scene is delightful--love the pretty papers you dressed your sweet girl in!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations on being featured here, Annette! I love your card and had a great time seeing some of your favourite creations again.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute little gal--love your tutorial! I will have to try copics soon! Paper piecing is my fav technique though! LOL!

~amy~ said...

sooooo super cute!

Lea said...

Beautiful cards! Hope I can do this one, I've really been diggin' paper piecing lately!

lynn said...

congrats at annette! thanks for the copic tut:) your card is darling!

Julie E said...

I have been waiting for a guest challenge :>)
Annette, your card is just super cute - CAS + fun!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I've linked mine... Thanks Ladies... hugs..xoxo

Helen Tilbury said...

Ooooh very cute!

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