Friday, 22 July 2016

JAI 321 Just add paper piecing... & bears

Friday means new challenge day & this week the lovely Patrice has asked us to Just add paper piecing. A bit tricky to say 3 times fast but a fun technique. I decided to paper piece a sunburst pattern landscape scene for this bear family & their new cub.


After a few recent bear projects you may be thinking I have a bit of a bear obsession & I think you're may be right. You might be surprised that my bear family are actually made with our new fox builder punch, part of the Foxy Friends stamp set & punch bundle. Cool, I know! Here's a closer look.


I've been playing around making lots of different animals with the fox builder punch & found this gorgeous baby card by Nicole Kunzig- oh the cute!
This is what I used to bear-ified the fox. You can see & order all the punches in the supply list at the bottom of this post.

Adult bears
- head - trim pointed ears into curves.
- hand-cut muzzle
- Punch nose
- Body
- Stamp paws (Foxy Friends set) & punch with medium owl eye circle (owl punch)
- stamp eyes - (Foxy Friends set)
* Mum bear also has a little flower on her ear (tree builder punch)

Baby Bear
- head - trim pointed ears curves - smaller than adult bear
- stamp eyes & nose (love these face stamps!)
- Body piece - cut off lowest curve to make smaller body
- Stamp paws on body

But back to the paper piecing challenge. I used pool party, marina mist, pear pizzazz & wild wasabi dsp's from the Subtles 12x12 stack to make a sunburst landscape scene for my bears. Since I needed the text print to line up I used my my sunburst template - find it here. I cut the blue pieces & the template together & green pieces together after lining up the text. I sponged all the edges in crumb cake (& made a slight boo boo with soft suede - close your pads after use, people!).
I added some vellum in front to soften the effect to help the bears take centre stage.


Btw, did you notice my little mountains?  I thought my bears needed some rocky mountains (since I always associate real bears with Canada) so I stamped the Foxy Friends tree image in crumb cake, trimmed it & added a tail tip punch piece & voila - snow capped mountain!
And the bush behind the adult bears - from Thoughtful Branches - coming in August!

Anyway, that's all I need to say. I hope you enjoyed my paper pieced & punched card. Head over to the Just Add Ink blog, see all the team's fab pieced projects too & try some piecing of your own. We'd love to see what you make.

Thanks for visiting today & always. Leave a comment if you have any questions or need anything else. I'll leave you with a collage pic to pin if you'd like. Hope to see you here again soon.


Inky wishes, Di

Supplies

Note: Thoughtful Branches
Bundle, stamp set & Beautiful Branches thinlit dies will only available to order in August 2016. Available from August 2nd, 2016.

To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

Friday, 15 July 2016

JAI 320 sketch challenge - Thoughtful Branches sneak peek

It's sketch challenge time at Just Add Ink & Tina has created this great sketch for us.


Even better, I just received a brand new limited edition stamp & die bundle called Thoughtful Branches which was per-fect for it. Win! Here's what I made:


I stretched the sketch to make a long card (21x10.5cm - about 8x4 inches) as I wanted to show as much of the beautiful ombre waved paper (By the Shore dsp) to create a sunset behind my tree. The soft, dotty paper is also from By the Shore. I popped it & the tree on foam adhesive strips to bring them more into the foreground. Here's a closer look:


The words & sweet die cut are from the Sweet Cupcake bundle - a fave I used here on this card too. The star of the card is the glittery tree. The tree pieces are cut with dies from the new Thoughtful Branches bundle - kraft card for the trunk & vellum for the leaves. I coloured the vellum back with a garden green & wild wasabi marker, then attached the pieces together & finished off with a good clear wink of stella & some rhinestones for a pretty glittery finish. The sweet little birdies are from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in the bundle.

I kept it simple on the inside, some more spotty paper, my favourite birthday sentiment at the moment - a single stamp called Stylised Birthday - & another birdie

So, can you see the sketch in my card? Do you love the tree too? Here's one more pic to remind you.


Now head to the Just Add Ink blog to see the fun & cool ways the team used the sketch too. We'd love you to play along too.

Thoughtful Branches sneak peek 

Thoughtful Branches is a limited release bundle which includes the Thoughtful Branches stamp set & Beautiful Branches die set. A beautiful collection of nature images & handwritten style script sentiments that will be perfect for so many cards & occasions. The pic below shows all the images & dies included.

The bundle & separate stamp & die sets will only be avilable for customers to purchase during August 2016. Happily, SU Demos get to purchase it this month #SUdemoperks, so I couldn't resist its gorgeousness. Get ready for August - I'll share more about it when August gets closer.


That's all from me for now but I have lots more to share so pop back soon.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used, then alternative separate options at the bottom.. Please check the online store if your preference is different.


Link within

Blog Widget by LinkWithin