Monday, 27 May 2013

Tea for Two

I recently provided make-and-takes for a Mother's Day event at my church. I wanted to share some of the projects as most of them are quick and easy. We expected 115 people and everyone was to go away with 3 projects so you can guess what I was doing leading up to Mother's day...yep, cutting HUNDREDS of sheets of card stock! I think in total I prepared 295 make-and-takes! Wow!

Here is one of the projects we made. Considering it was a tea, I figured this was fitting:
I CASE'd this idea from Ilina Crouse, but changed the colours because of what I had a lot of on hand. I can't seem to find the link to where I had first seen this layout.

So glad that Pool Party and Claypso Coral will be joining the family this year! And the Epic Day DSP is super great! Loving the hexagons!!

What do you think will be this year's big trend for patterns? Last year the chevron definitely was a hit! Leave me a comment with your best guess. Only time will tell!

Thanks for stopping in!


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Epic Day DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Ink
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Wide Oval punch, Labels sizzlits

Monday, 20 May 2013

Punch Art Lion

Our friend recently turned 4 years old and he LOVES animals. He is always pretending to be in a zoo and gets his mom to feed the animals :) I thought he would enjoy this punch art Lion card. It's adapted from a few different lions I saw by Patty Bennett, Jackie Topa, and some random google finds. 

Here's what I came up with:

Fun, hey? I think he's pretty cute! I brayered the background with So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Tangerine Tango classic ink. The grass is just a chunk of Old Olive and I used paper snips to make some tall grass and I sponged just a bit for definition (although it's not very noticeable in the photo).

For Monsieur Lion, I cut out two large flowers using the Fun Flowers Bigz Die in Tangerine Tango. I sponged the edges with coordinating ink. His head is a 1 3/4" circle of So Saffron. The ears are 1/2" circles, the eyes are from the Owl punch, and same with his pupils. His jowls/cheeks/what are those things? are from the 3/4" punch (same with his feet). The little heart nose is also from the owl punch. Then I just used a Basic Black Stampin Write marker to freehand a little mouth and his whiskery whiskers, along with his paws. Sponging makes all the difference in bringing this cute lion to life!

Feel free to leave a question or comment :) I love REAL comments, instead of all the spam ones I get!