Thursday, August 6, 2015

You Mean the World to Me!

Hi Crafty Friends... I am so excited about this weeks sponsorship for team ebrush!! Why? Because it involves two of my favorite crafting pastimes... eBrushing and Paper Piecing!! And I am head over heals in love with with all the digital files from our August sponsor, KaDoodle Bug Designs!!

Supplies Used
eBrush (Craftwell)
Cutie KaToodles Earth Squirrel (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
Sizzix eclips and ecal software
Owl Nerds stamp set (Pink and Main)
Book Shaped Nesting Dies (Darice)
Mega Runner(Xyron)
Sharpie Markers (light green, green, orange, brown, light blue, blue, dark blue)
Spectrum Noir Marker GB1
Cardstock(light blue, light green, craft, black, white)
Foam adhesive squares
2 way Glue (EK Success)
white opaque marker -snow (Recollections)
PITT Artist Pen XS, M
Chalklets chalk (EK Success)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Paper Trimmer

I used my Sizzix eclips machine and ecal software to cut out my file. I used the default sizes and just separated the shapes by color to make cutting faster and easier.

I started off by ebrushing  my globe land pieces in light green, green, and brown sharpies.

for the main planet piece I ebruhed it in light blue, blue, and dark blue.

Then I glued my land pieces on my planet using a glue pen.

I also ebrushed my irises in light green, green, and a small bit of brown.
For the highlights of the eyes I made little circles on the blacks of the eyes using a white opaque marker. I line the eyes with an fine tip black pen. I love Faber-Castell's PITT Artist Pens for this. They dry permanent so even if I go oever them with another color it will not bleed or smear.

For the body of the squirrel I cut it out of craft paper and ebrushed it with my brown sharpie and then lightly went over the edges with orange.

One thing I super love about the KADoodle Bug files is that most of them come with a shadow to glue the pieces onto. This helps to guide you on what pieces go where and how far apart they should go. I glue all my pieces down with a glue pen and start with the ears first.  

I ebrushed the inner ears, muzzle, tummy and foot bottoms using Spectrum Noir in GB1.

I added foam adhesive to the back of my piece to give it more dimension.

I used my Darice scalloped die andcut polka dot patterned paper and  a 2"x 4" strip of patterned paper to make a card front. I adhered my pieces to my card using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I stamped out my sentiment and used my scissors to cut out each word separately and adhered to my card. 

At the last moment I decided I wanted a a bow on my card. So I used some brown and white bakers twine and wrapped it a few times around my card front panels. I made a quintuple loop bow and glued it down with diamond glaze and topped it with a flower button.

And here is my finished card... 

I hope you enjoyed my paper piecing... I really do love making them! I always find joy just staring at the finished product! I hope you did too!!

Head over to the KaDoodle Bug Designs or Craftwell fanpage to see how you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to KaDoodle Bug Designs!!

Good Luck & Happy Crafting!!

~ Mitsy