Monday 27 June 2016


Paper piecing over on the Paperartsy challenge. Likey, and decided to have a play at portraying a cockerel.
I decided to do this while England were losing to Iceland! May as well use my time sensibly.
I began by roughly sketching my cockerel onto my large journal page. Then, because I am a "get done yesterday" casualty, I sprayed my background and sprinkled Infusions and mopped with a tissue.
Next, I went for the easier option of monochrome, and cut out pieces from a paper pad called Paris Nights. It is a bit cobbled together in my usual haphazard style, but is rescued with black pen outlines. I used some painting that little Rose, my Granddaughter did recently for the wattle and comb. the legs are just drawn with pen.

The quote is the beginning of a poem by Margrit!
I shall enter him into the PA challenge. 


  1. oh he's fab! unlike the 11 so called players on the pitch.

  2. Love this! Fabulous entry, gorgeous papers too.

  3. Your time was much better spent creating your clever cockerel Hazel. He's brilliant!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Lovely piece Hazel, gorgeous cockerel piecing, he is fabulous. xx

  5. Cool. Love this fun cock. Hugz

  6. Brilliant cockerel and such fun --- unlike the footie! X

  7. Brilliant paper piecing - he's simply wonderful!
    Alison x

  8. so effective - would looked brilliant framed up x

  9. Love your cockerel, he looks full of spikey character. The monochrome papers look really effective too!