Friday 26 September 2014

Eats Shoots and Leaves

Hello, hope your Friday is going well. Today I am sharing a card I made to take part in the Unstampabelles Challenge. When I came upon this challenge, I loved the fact it had to have a bit of humour and I LOVED the paper craft challenge of no stamping.

Lately, I have been crafting primarily in one or two colour schemes. This card, fits into my love of grey and lime green combo phase. Using some silvery grey card, I scored to make it an A5 card.

I had no embossing folder that suited the panda, so I creased lines in the vellum every .25" mark. I die cut a doily with two types of card, and with the darker board I die cut out a circle within the doily. Hence giving me a frame.

The panda is the lovely tattered lace die, and I cut him out on a few different papers and assembled him. I couldn't find paper in the right tone for the shoots and leaves, so I inked him up with some ink. ('Bamboo Leaves' coincidently!! ;) )

I had some Tim Holtz stickers that I put on a die cut from Memory Box to make up the sentiment - "Eats Shoots and Leaves". It reminds me of a book by Lynne Truss comically illustrating how commas can make a difference!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges -
Unstampabelles Challenge - #39 Be Funny with a twist of 'frame it'.
Simon Says Challenge Blo - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls challenge - Anything Goes 

Hope you are having a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting :)


Susan Hogan said...

Eithne, wouldn't this be ideal for the young man who has supposedly left home, but who regularly drops in the dirty washing and clears out the fridge, before leaving with the clean pile of clothes almost 10 minutes later!Been there, had that! Love the card and the frame and the die cuts! Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles!

cheiron said...

Love the panda. Great color combo with the grey. Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

Teresa said...

Great project - love it! Thanks for sharing at Crafty Girls, good luck and hope to see you again x

My name is Wynneth said...

Cute Panda, I like your colour combo very much.

Thanks for playing along with us on the CCT challenge this week.

Helen said...

Love it! A great card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls.

Helen x

Granmargaret said...

Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles.