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Sunday, February 28, 2016

ALL WIRED UP!!!!!

Hello everyone: Well, I must say that the challenge over at "Less is More" had me scratching my head and pondering all day yesterday, I really, really wanted to participate but I honestly had trouble figuring out how to incorporate WIRE into my card. I look around this room at all of my stamp sets, all I saw were beautiful flowers, cute little critters, fabulous Fairies, balloons, cakes.....but nothing that I could add wire to so I just put it out of my mind for a while and kept cleaning up this room and getting the boxes for my 11 year old granddaughter's Art Club ready to take to the school on Monday, with stuff I don't use anymore, from pattern paper to ribbon, embellishments and other stuff I know this kids would love to have.
But, when I was gathering my SU cling stamps to dust the shelf, what do I see!!! the cutest little monsters ever!! I grabbed this set called "Monstermaniacs" from October 2013 and I knew right then this is what I was going to use to participate in this challenge, I just mask the Monsters' antennae to substitute it with wire. Here is my card.

I stamped the image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black in and colored it with my Derwent water color pencils. I bought a set of 12 the other day on sale, love the colors.
When I finished coloring them, I grabbed some copper colored jewelry wire, cut a piece and wrap it around a tapestry needle several times to create the antennae for my little monsters. I more or less followed the picture on the front of the stamp case, then I pierced a small hole on top of them, inserted the wire and taped it in the back. It was a bit time consuming but I really like the way it turned out. Here is a close up of this cute and adorable Monsters.


This set is just so perfect for kids cards, here is a picture of the finish inside, I used the other little monster in the set here.

And here is the picture of this fun stamp set.

This is the banner from "Less is More", the recipe this week is to
"Less is More"
ADD SOME WIRE.
I hope you like my little monsters, thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.




43 comments:

  1. Wow that is a challenge! Those Monsters in their Derwent hues are awesome! You're card sure to win mention I know! Amazing!

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    1. Thank you my friend, it took some thinking and a bit of wondering but I really love how this turned out.

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  2. That is absolutely adorable, and such a creative way of adding wire! I've never seen that stamp set before and I LOVE it!

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    1. Thank you Esther, I immediately knew this was the stamp set for this challenge, the images were perfect to add the antennae to all of them.

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  3. Such a great way to incorporate the wire! A fun card! Must say this challenge had me thinking for a while too! And no monsterstamps here... :) Big Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Gerrina, after the initial jolt to my imagination, I was having a lot of fun coloring this cuties.

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  4. Cute ! Creative ! Challenging ! You hit it out of the ball park with this one !
    Love those wires !!

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    1. Ha! Sonny, it was puzzling to come up with an idea but this set was my answer, I'm so glad I got it and I'm going to use it more often, it's so adorable.

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  5. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, Maria. But wow, wow and wow again, I LOVE what you did with the wire! I've never seen this SU set before but it's perfect for this week's challenge, fabulous job!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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    1. Thank you Anita, this set is from back in 2013 and it's so cute for kids cards and it was just perfect for this challenge.

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  6. Fabulous card, inspired idea! Love the colours, layout ... Just brilliant!
    Elaine

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    1. Thank you Elaine, once I saw the antennae on this cuties, I knew I could use the wire for them.

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  7. What a fab image and such a great idea, Maria! You have coloured the cute monsters perfectly and I am glad that inspiration came in the end :) Great to see you over at Less Is More!

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    1. Thank you Sarah, this cute monsters with their antennae gave me the idea in the end to use the wire on them.

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  8. It was lovely to receive those comments from you on my blog Maria. Thank you so much.
    Well what an awesome card you made! The wire antennae really suit those little monsters. I know a few little people that would be thrilled to receive a card just like this! Super work.
    Thanks for joining us this week.
    Sharon xx
    'Less is More'

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    1. Thank you Sharon, I love this old stamp set and it was indeed just perfect for this challenge. I enjoy playing along at "Less is More", I've learned a lot about CAS cards from participating in the challenges.

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  9. Maria, they are the cutest looking monsters aliens I have ever seen. Perfect take on the challenge and brilliant use of wire. Wonderful colouring too.

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    1. Thank you Aileen, it was fun to make this card, those faces are just the cutest and with their wire antennae, well, you can't help but smile.

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  10. Oh WOW! Super fun, clever and adorable take on our wire challenge. CAS-tastic and AWESOME! thanks for playing at Less is More this week. Sarah

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    1. Thank you Sarah, this challenge was fun to do, once I figure out what images would work best the rest was easy.

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  11. Bright and fun. Love the shading you get with watercolor pencils!

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    1. Thank you Mary, love this little Monsters, this is a very adorable set.

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  12. Love these little monster aliens! Great idea for the antennae!

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    1. This was a fun and different challenge, I had a lot of fun crating this little monsters.

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  13. Fabulous! Love the little monsters and their variety of "antennae"! X

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    1. Thank you Lindsey, this little guys are so cute.

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  14. These little guys are fantabulous! I love your card

    Kathyk

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Kathyk.

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  15. What a load of cuties and those antennae look really amazing on them! Such fun!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. Thank you Chrissie, it was fun to play along with this challenge.

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  16. Love those cheeky monsters with the with antennea. :)

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  17. Such a cute and clever card.
    Lynne xxx

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  18. Brilliant idea and utterly adorable!

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    1. Thank you Susanne, I had fun making this card.

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  19. Congrats on being "showcased" on the Less is More site, Maria! Clever idea for the use of wire.

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  20. Congrats on being "showcased" on the Less is More site, Maria! Clever idea for the use of wire.

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    1. Thank you Kay, I was so excited to see my card made it to be Showcased on this challenge, I really love how it turned out, I think this is how I will make cards with this set from now on.

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  21. ADORABLE! Congratulations on winning this challenge.

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  22. Thank you Karen, it was really a thrill to be Showcased, this challenge was really fun.

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  23. How brilliant is this, congratulations Maria, totally deserved. I am so in love with thiscard.

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  24. Thank you Aileen, this cute little monsters or aliens are so sweet too. The images are great but the wire just took them to a whole new level.

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