Sunday, 22 March 2015

INKspired Blog Hop #14

Yah, it is blog hop time again. I really love being a part of this blog hop. It is wonderful seeing everyone's creations all based on the same sketch. Hope you had fun hopping from the lovely Barbara Williams to my blog and hope you have enjoyed the other INKspired artists' creations as well. If you have not seen the other's creations then make sure you continue on through our blogs using the NEXT blog button that you will find at the bottom of our posts. This week's sketch was quite a bit different than Blog Hop #13. It was perfect timing for me as well as I had already a similiar layout that I was working on for a child's birthday card and then when I saw this week's sketch I thought to myself how wonderful as I can adapt my idea to it. Here it is:-

Now I haven't done alot of punch art and because I try my hardest in keeping my cards somewhat to the theme of the party that we have been invited to I was forced to do have a crack at it. The ever so popular theme was Octonauts. The finished product was much to my daughter's delight as it is one of her favourite shows at the moment. Googling the octonaut characters gave me lots of ideas to base the punch art on. There were very similiar versions of punch art to my final result created by various other crafters. However  the one that inspired me the most is a very talented Stampin' Up! demostrator in W.A. Kelly Kent. It was difficult to try and create the characters different to hers so I used the same basic shapes however using different size punches and also changed the colours slightly. And boy did I give my range of punches a work out. Here are close ups of the little fellows-Captain Barnacles and Kwazii Kitten.

This partiular punch art challenged me and I still dont know which ended up with more glue on it-the card or my fingertips!!!! I definitely had fun putting this together though.

I loved using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to emboss the background because I think it gives a sense of being in water with lots of bubbles!!!

 Here is the whole card;

I was very happy with the final result of the little punch art characters and the overall card. I really hope the little girl who received the card thinks so too!
Thanks for having a look at my project and  I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop. Next up is the lovely Kabrina Piirlaid I am sure she will not disappoint with her creation.
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Sunday, 8 March 2015

INKspired Blog Hop 13

I cant believe it has been 2 weeks already. The time flies so quickly! I also cant believe that we are in March already. It seems like Christmas wasn't that long ago. Well here we are again at the INKspired blog hop and we are up to the 13th round. If you have just come to me via the lovely Barbara Williams welcome to my blog. I am sure that you have been wowed by Barbara's project this week. If you are new to my blog or to the blog hop just click on the links below and you will continue seeing everyone's creations. Enjoy!
This week's sketch looks like this;

I had so many ideas for this one. But I added up going with the Swallowtail butterfly and how my idea started off was not at all like how it finished. I tend to do that alot!!!! Here is my creation this week.

I love the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp. It is a fantastic background stamp. This time I had a go at trying to make the butterfly 3D. I got my inspiration from a fantastic demo Giselle Watts who made a card that had a 3D butterfly added to it. I actually have only made one half of the butterfly 3D and the other half had been stamped on the card. The background stamp I have used is the gorgeous I Love Lace.
Inside the card I have just added a little strip of stamped paper to finish it off.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog today. Next up is the gorgeous and the very talented Kabrina Piirlaid. Enjoy seeing her creation and the rest of the blog hop.

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                                                  Love Cherie!

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