Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hug to pieces




This weeks challenge over on Less is More is Paper Piecing.... ooo I love a bit of paper piecing dont you. Very relaxing. Stampotique are the sponsors again this week, so here you can see my example of paper piecing for the LIM challenge. I stamped HUG MONSTER onto pre patterned/coloured paper and also onto white. I cut the coloured monster out first, then cut out the fur and eyes from the white stamped image, then glued them on. I also re did the horns and tail as they didnt quite look right in the colour they turned out in...so I stamped them onto green, cut them out and glued into place. You can see a real difference in real life, but on the photo it doesnt pick it out that much at all...typical lol





On to a piece of folded card stock I did a quick squirt of spray ink... glued on HUG MONSTER then stamped the wording GIVE SELF A HUG onto patterned paper, glued that onto the card and hand drew a frame for it. I then gave the monster some floor to stand on by drawing a shaded area. I thought it might me nice to add a pretty floral insert to the card to give it that happy feel...


I hope you can get a spare half an hour to have a play and take part in the challenge. Check out the rules over at LIM. See you there hopefully x

30 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Great card and well done on being first Jo xx Jan

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...great card Jo loVe this little fellow...great sentiment too...mel :)

Kathyk said...

Smashing card, love the image - well done on being first too

Kathyk

M said...

I really love this! The layout works perfectly, I love that you've designed the inside more than the outside, and I love the sentiment! In fact, I think it's just perfect! M x

Debbie said...

Hiya Jo
Love this Monster (and the Keykeeper). I agree with you, I love to PP too and your card looks lovely. Like the Sentiment. Debbiexx

GinaA said...

What a great card, worth all of the effort, the monster colours are super and I love your hand drawn picture frame.

Carmen Wing said...

I love him! Gorgeous card and I love the inside too :)

theboelemas@aol.com said...

Fantastic - I love it! I've been paper piecing this week and wondering why I don't do it more often! Still can't work out how you have so much control over the spray ink - you've seen the mess I manage to make!

I'll see you on Tuesday.

Claire xxx

nicky said...

Lovely card
Nicky

Bea said...

what a fun card - nice sentiment

Deanna said...

Oh I just love this card the colors inside and out are beautiful!

Cath Wilson said...

Simple, Jo but so effective - love the floor and pic effect. Haven't paper pieced for years, so might just have to try... x

Lori Barnett said...

Perfection!

Suze Bain said...

Your hug monster is fab! Love it. x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love the little monster in pink:) and that is a super quote hanging about toooooo!

Kaz said...

Fab card Jo x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jo, love the colours and the idea of the sign

Suzilou said...

What a fab little monster and great sentiment :)

Unknown said...

absolutely fabulous - love the different techniques

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the way you grounded your little monster and I love the hanging sentiment! Vicky x

Mandi said...

Hi Jo
This looks terrific. I do prefer to paper piece, have to say, as I can;t colour for toffee!

Great to see you again
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Paula J Atkinson said...

Great card, Jo. Perfect to send yourself after all you've been through this past few weeks :0)

Luvcreatincards said...

Recently found your lovely blog and an really enjoying looking through your gorgeous crafty makes. What a lovely card. I love the cheecky monster face and the effect of stamping ton to the pretty pattereed paper.
Thanks for sharing this lovely project.

Marrigje said...

Great card, and I love the sentiment.

Marrigje

joanne wardle said...

I love your hand drawn touches. Great card

Willy said...

What a beauty, Jo!

Linda said...

I love the Hug monster, and you've done a fabulous job with the paper piecing. Your hand drawn frame is a clever touch - looks great! xx

NETTI said...

Love this, Jo! and the patterned insert looks superb!

Unknown said...

What a super cuddly monster this is Jo - love how you've paper pieced him and then put the floral insert inside the card - great.

Karen x

Chrissie said...

He's a real cutie Jo!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"