Today our talented guest designer is Sherry Hickey. Sherry's technique is paper piecing. She has showcased this technique in two delightful cards. I love how she has used papers to add color to the images.
Sherry's Bio in her own words:
"I was born in Washington, DC, and I have lived in nearby Arlington, Virginia, for many years. I have been drawing and painting all my life. I spent my career as a federal employee working for the U.S. Congress. When I retired I completed my bachelor's degree in visual arts. I wrote and illustrated a children's book (www.sherryhickey.blogspot.com) which was published by a small company in Milwaukee. It's the story of a lady who makes cards for people, which grew from my love of sending cards, thank you notes, and all the years I wrote letters on Capitol Hill. I know how much a personal letter means to people! As I was looking for audiences that might like my book, I discovered the world of papercrafting and Operation Write Home, the organization that sends handcrafted cards to our troops for them to write home on. That was 2010 and I have made cards for OWH ever since. The beauty and variety of papers and tools available to crafters never ceases to amaze and delight! When I learned about paper piecing, I loved it; I think it goes back to my childhood love of paper dolls! I love experimenting with different patterned paper. All the new mini DP pads are great for paper piecing with their reduced-size patterns. I love vintage and retro styles. It was a lucky day when I found Digital Two for Tuesday, a fantastic source for beautiful images! "
Be sure to check out Sherry's blog to see more of here beautiful work at www.bitsofcheer.blogspot.com
|This image is from a 1917 children's book of Mother Goose Rhymes|
|and this one is from a textbook from the 20's|