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 into 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


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.
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KimB said...

Eeeeek Di this is so CUTE!!!Not just one bear but three and the sunburst background you created is gorgeous too in every detail. Love it! xxx

Nikki Spencer said...

Super cute Di! Those adorable bears look right at home on your lovely paper pieced background and l'm loving your mountain peeks. xx

Paula Dobson said...

Oh my goodness! The cuteness factor is off the charts Di!

Jan said...

Yes, I have to agree - totally adoreable little bears Di!! They look like they are on their way home to find Goldilocks :-) Your paper pieced sunburst is amazing with the text lining up so beautifully and I too love your mountain peaks in the background. So very clever Di! xxx

Tina said...

Oh my, how super sweet! The bears are adorable, and the snowy mountains are a great backdrop.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Di this card is so adorable! The background looks amazing and the little bears are so cute.