An Octi-cal Illusion ;)

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**Please click on the pic for a clearer view.For some reason they always look a little blurry on the blog page 😦  **

At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Citrus/Tropical Colours.We have the fabulous Zap Pow Designs as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

So,I had a little fun with You Octi-Pi Our Heart by Zap Pow Designs 🙂 I paper pieced him with some funky patterned paper and then coloured over his spots and tentacles.I then printed him out again onto card and coloured and cut out his glasses and bow tie.These were shaped a little then adhered using foam tape for some extra dimension.The lenses in his glasses have been give a coating of 3D Crystal Lacquer.For the spotty background I punched out two sizes of circles from scrap card in my stash.The sentiment,included with the octo nerd,has also been hand coloured and cut into a banner shape before adding a couple of dew drops.Originally clear these have been tinted to match in with the card.

Supplies :

Image & Sentiment: You Octi-Pi Our Heart by Zap Pow Designs
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Other  Medium : 3D Crystal Lacquer
Papers & Card : DP past freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft,Papermania A4 Capsule Textured Cardstock
Tools : Woodware 1” & 1 1/2″ Circle Punches,Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large,Big Shot,Decoupage Scissors,X-Cut Guillotine,X-Cur Craft Knife
To Embellish : Clear Dew Drops from stash (coloured with Copic Ciao Marker)

Some challenges I would like to enter with this card :

Glitter n Sparkle : Anything Goes
Great Impressions : Animal Friends
A Gem of a Challenge : Any Animal
Allsorts : Splish Splash Splosh
Hiding in my Craft Room :  Super Scraps Saturday
My Time to Craft :  Paper Piecing
We Do Doobadoo Challenge : Spotty and Dotty
Cut it Up : Under The Sea
QKR Stampede : Paper Piecing
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz  : Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp : Clear (3D Crystal Lacquer – not sure if the dew drops count as I’ve coloured them)
Digi Choosday Challenge : Punches and/or Die Cuts
 Fan-Tastic Tuesday : Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Water
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes 
Try It On Tuesday : Colours Of Summer

Thanks for looking

Lisa x



20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chrissiesz
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 21:44:21

    Lovely summer card with a really fun image

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x


  2. Evelyn
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 21:50:11

    Too cute! I love all the bubbles and circles!
    Thanks for entering our Under the Sea challenge at Cut it Up!



  3. Mynnette :)
    Jul 14, 2014 @ 23:08:16

    LOL! LOVE it! I adore a pun and this one is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! 🙂 HUGS! Mynn xx


  4. Anne Feenton
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 00:05:17

    Your card is so adorable … I love the image! Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.


  5. teresa kline
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 00:32:08

    hi Lisa, darlin card, I so luv the sentiment,. makes me smile! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*


  6. Migdalia
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 00:43:41

    Super DUPER cute!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*


  7. cindymesser
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 02:54:46

    How CUTE and FUN! Love this card! The bright colors and his glasses–so cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It Up.


  8. Crafting Vicky
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 03:06:38

    Totally love the great paperpiecing you have done! Love this.

    Thanks for joining us in our Punches or dies challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)


  9. chrissiesz
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 05:22:47

    A wonderful summer card -the octopus image is such fun.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x


  10. didosdesigns
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 17:14:17

    Oh My Goodness this is the cutest Wee Octopus Ive ever seen, Hes Brill, Thanks for sharing with us on My Time to Craft this fortnight, Love Hazel (Didos) x


  11. Samantha K
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 13:33:08

    Hahaha love it and the sentiment, what a fun little fella, hugs xx


  12. evil edna
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 21:25:56

    i adore octopi and happy one with glasses! wonderful thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE


  13. Susan Stacey
    Jul 17, 2014 @ 21:41:56

    Lovely card and a great fun image.
    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts Splish Splash Splosh challenge this week and good luck x Susan x


  14. Karal
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 01:48:36

    What a cute card, love it. Thanks for joining us this week for our Paper Piecing challenge.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede


  15. Melanie
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 14:28:38

    This is a great summer card. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.


  16. thmpsntracTracy
    Jul 18, 2014 @ 16:51:19

    Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


  17. Melanie
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 10:55:37

    A great, colourful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “Anything Goes” challenge last week…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment. I really had a busy week…


  18. Shirley AC
    Jul 19, 2014 @ 18:42:37

    A cute image and I love your colour choice to. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx


  19. Yolanda R.
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 03:08:23

    Your card is pretty awesome! I like all the dots and the bright colors. That image is so cool. Liking the nerdy octopus!!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Anything Goes Challenge at Wags ‘n Whiskers!
    Yolanda DT


  20. Kendra
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 21:42:20

    Oh how adorable!! LOVE your fun card!! Cute image and sentiment! Great use of fun bright colors!! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions!


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