Saturday, October 19, 2013

My PaperArsty Guest designer week and the less is more challenge

Have you checked out my week as guest designer on the PaperArsty blog this week. I've ben using dies in a variety of ways.There's a challenge you can take party in to win stamps, by making something inspired by my pieces. the challenge is here, and you can see below a sneak peak of my samples. Check out the full projects
here, here and here

You have until noon tomorrow to enter, and as most of my projects are very quick amd simple, you have plenty of time!

I decided to use one of the techniques from my GD week to make this card for the Less is More Challenge this week. The theme is Trees. Now I don't have any tree dies so I decided to handcut the aperture of this card (just draw it on the back, no one will even see the pencil lines). This card only took about 10 minutes, so there really is still plenty of time to enter the PaperArsty Challenge.

The paints I used are Tinned Peas, Hey Pesto and Guacamole, from PaperArsty's range of fresco paints. And the words are from a JoFy christmas plate, the splatter is of course the well used Mini 72

I'd love you to come and take part in my challenge at PaperArtsy, It's such a thrill looking at all the artwork.


  1. How impressive to cut your own aperture..not something I would attempt! Lovely design Joanne, I like the splatters. Congrats at your guest spot at Paperartsy.

  2. Really impressed with your cutting Joanne - don't think it would look like a tree if I attempted it :0) Great card
    Margaret x

  3. Great idea & I love the sentiment. x

  4. Looks terrific Joanne!
    Love that splatters look!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  5. Your tree is beautiful, but the splatters are stunning! Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

  6. love your cards and the handcut tree is beautiful, I should give it a try

  7. love this joanne.. and teh splats are great

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen x
    "Less Is More"

  8. This is fab Joanne! Clever idea with the hand drawn tree and love the splattered ink :)
    Lizy xx

  9. Great makes. Good to see the stamps used more simply. Unfortunately I missed the play along deadline but have entered the trees challenge. So still playing with you!

  10. Looks fabulous Joanne :) Viv xx


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