Friday, 12 April 2013

Tear it up!

Time for a new "Take It, Make It" challenge over on the Craft Stamper blog. This time around we're being inspired by Helen Chilton's Terrific Tearing article which is on page 78 of the May issue. Don't worry if you haven't got hold of it yet, the challenge is open for a couple of months so there's plenty of time to play along.

I immediately had the idea of something bursting out of the card when I saw this technique so I ran with that and made a kids' birthday card with this cute monster and some bright colours. I used a textured white cardstock for just a touch of extra interest on the torn layer and added a simple doodled border as it seemed to fit the character of this little chap!

His eye stalks are raised up on foam pads and his feet are stuck to the card so he does have some movement as if he's coming out of the frame.

Stamps:
Monsters Ink (Technique Tuesday)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts)

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Paper:
DCWV textured white
Smooth white
Orange

Other:
Copic markers
Copic fineliner
Foam pads

There were some great entries for the first challenge - don't forget the winning entry will be published in a future issue of the magazine so if you fancy seeing yourself in print, why not join us?! There's a lovely stamp from sponsors Indigo Blu for the winner as well. All the challenge details are here.

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

love it - the graphic design and bold colours are spot on.

Dotty Jo said...

This is great Joanne, my mind ran in the same way as I also thought about a 'something' bursting out of a card. love the strong colours and simple design, Jo x

Laura O'Donnell said...

This is so cute, and you did a great job with the tears!

Kath said...

A really fun card. I am sure the youngster who receives it will love it.

Karen said...

:D this did make me smile Joanne!!! Its wonderful & so much fun! When I saw that Helen had revisited this technique it brough back memories! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is such fun! Wish I had a kid to make this for!

Lucy x

gardenpinks said...

A great fun card Joanne. Love the monster bursting out:) Shall have to get my thinking cap on!
Lynn x

Traceyr said...

Joanne you have produced a fantastic card there. I love how the little monster is leaping from the card.

Great! :)

Deborah said...

Love it - such fun!:-)

Jill Norwood said...

Oh my gosh this card is so AWESONE! I just love what you did! Wish I could read the article now :)

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely card - whoever gets it must get a happy smile on the face - gorgeous frog!