Monday, August 25, 2014

Kanga and Roo Punch Art

My second punch art creation with a "Down Under" theme is a momma kangaroo and her little joey, or Kanga and Roo if you like.

I created a scenic background based on images I found online depicting Australia's Outback.

I used my trusty Sizzix dies again for the sand, grass and tree.
The background was embossed and sponged with a little blue ink around the clouds. Although I used the Darice cloud folder, you could easily use the SU cloud one as well.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Sky Blue - Colorbox, the rest are SU: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, basic Black
Stamp: Many Happy Returns - SU
Dies: sand/snow mount and grass - Sizzix (old red Sizzix dies), Tree Branch - Tim Holtz
Embossing Folder: Clouds- Darice
Punches: (for greeting banner) Word Window and Modern Label - SU
Misc.: white gel pen, Black Zig Marker, foam mounting squares

Full Punch art instructions below

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Koala Punch Art Card

I managed to finish the instructions for my little koala this morning (Mom Kangaroo and her little joey are a little more involved) so he's the one I'm sharing first.

My little Koala is sitting on the ground infront of what I hope can be mistaken for a eucalyptus plant (techinally the leaves are not the right shape but work with me please).
Here is what just the background looks like:

I hand cut the dirt/sandy ground. The "eucaluptus" consists of various leaf stem dies that I cut in a light and dark green sahde. I then inked the leaf edges in darket green and inked the stems in brown.
Supplies sed:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Greeting:  Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU
Punch: Speach Bubble/cloud - Emagination
Ink: All SU: Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and for the Koala- Basic Gray and Sahara Sand
Die: Leafstem - Sizzix (Old die from the red Sizzix days)
Misc.: white gel pen, foam mounting squares (and I use a little red/pink chalk for the cheeks)
Full punch art instructions below.

Down Under Preview

I have been playing with my new camera and I think I have it almost figured out.
My Photos aren't perfect yet but they are getting there (lighting in my craft room is a bit of an issue at times).
I've managed a few acceptable preview shots and hopeg to have time this weekend to write the punch art recipes for my two litte critters from "Down Under".

Here's a quick preview for you:

Instructions coming this week; so check back soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Walrus beach card

After having created the adorablly sweet seal from my previous post I realized that the basics of the seal body could also be turned into a walrus.
That is how this little fellow came to be.

I created a serene beach background for him which made me think of summer vacation. Which seems to fit a "wish you were here" or a "missing you" greeting quite nicely.
Here is just the background:

I made good use of my old Sizzix dies (wave, sand/snow, and rocks). The embossed background was sponged with a little sky blue ink (it actually is a little darker than it shows in the photo).
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: So Many Sayings - SU
Embossing folder: Clouds - Darice (could use the SU one as well)
Dies: Old Sizzix (from the red machine) Wave, snow, rocks
Ink: for the sky  Colorbox Sky Blue, the rest are SU: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise and Basic Gray.
Misc.: foam mounting squares to attach the walrus and greeting (banners are hand cut)
Full punch art instructions below.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Circus Seal

Today I am sharing an adorable little Circus seal all ready to celebrate.

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink, all SU Garden Green, Real Red, Pacific Coast, Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Express Yourself - SU, Pennant Parade - SU, Hardwood - SU
Punches: Petite Pennants Builder - SU (Ball uses the pennant and a 1" circle)
Dies: Oval Framelits -  SU (largest oval was used for the arena wall)
Misc.: blue/white butchers twine, foam mountin squares, white gel pen
Here is a  photo of just the card background, without the cute little seal.

And here are the punch art instructions for the little seal.

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