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 said...

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

Happy Days 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

dutchstamptramp said...

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

Suzilou said...

What a fab little monster and great sentiment :)

Lottie 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 Jane Atkinson said...

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

Luv Creating Cards 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!

Karen 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"