Hi, welcome to my blog! The latest challenge on the FB tag challenge I have neem doing (One Little Tag Craft Challenge) is punches. I love punches because they are quick and easy, but I have never tried punch art. So I searched around a bit and got some ideas. This one was insprired by Dawn at Dawnsstampingthoughts.net. I put my own spin on it and used the punches that I had and I LOVE how this little guy turned out!
All the paper I used is from one pad that I had out from doing my owl tag. (It's an oldie, but I really like this paper)
Her are all the pieces and punches I used
There are a few pieces I did some that I cut a bit as well. Two of the smallest ovals that I used for the back paws I put back to back and trimmed the ends as indicated. then drew in an indication of paws. I put them back to back to make sure I had a right and a left. I folded one of the smallest ovals in half and cut it as indivated for the front paws, and drew in a few lines to indicate the paws.
Keep the little piece that is trimmed off the bottom as a tail!
Next, I inked the edges of all the pieces and drew in the whiskers and a little smile. You don't have to ink the edges, but if you do take the time to do it, I think it makes a big difference in you finished piece.
I added a few highlights on his eyes and nose with a white gel pen.
I dug out some of my Graphic 45 stamps (It's Raining Cats and Dogs) and picked out a few sentiments.
I decided he need a little grass to stand on , and got out another Fiskers punch
I punched out my sentiments, chose one, inked the edges and assembled my tag. I used a Stabillo All pencil to shadow my images.
I'm really happy how my first attempt at punch art turned out, he's so cute! I Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and will give it a try.
Thanks for loining me today, have an awesome day!
Here is a link to the video that inspired me