Sunday, 24 August 2014

Punch art Guitar

I had such fun with this one!

A friend's hubby loves playing guitar,
but I have no stamps that are anything musical,
so I grabbed the Owl Builder Punch instead!!!!!!!


I punched a 'body', then trimmed to shape using the 'vest' as a guide.
I used two hole punches, 
(one in black for a faux hole in the middle, which probably has a name too), 
cut a slither of a snippet
for the bar that holds the strings,
(anyone know what it's called?!)
cut a slightly tapered strip for the handle (?!),
used two 'feet' for the key thingys
(guess I should have 'googled' guitar parts?!!!),
and added some linen thread,
phew!
If you're wondering if it was fiddly.......
YES IT WAS!!!!

Can you tell yet that I'm not remotely musical ?!
and I can't sing for toffee either!

I had some snippets of paper that I liked,
which made a nice contrast to the Hello Honey yellow,
plus I know he likes to feed the birds,
backed it with black snippets,
and added a greeting, with a couple of candy dots.

If there's anyone new to card making dropping by,
my tip for today is:

make a 'mat' for your greeting, by punching the same shape in a contrasting colour,
cut it into two, and layer behind by spreading apart.

There a so many snippets on this one,
I'm going to see if the Snippets Playground is open!
OMG I've just hopped over and one of my cards is showcased.....
SQUEEEEEEEALS with delight!!!!!!

Have a SUPER Sunday!
Lesley
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14 comments:

  1. Hi Lesley,
    what a very superb card.
    Sigh ...... you must have put such a great deal of work into making that guitar.
    I can well imagine how fiddly that was.
    I bet he will be so pleased with it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Thanks Jenny ....fiddly but worth it ;) xxx

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  2. Oh Lesley! I should be ironing rather than commenting here but you did it again - what a fabulous card!

    Super use of snippets and I'd love to use this as a basis fro my Len's Birthday card in October please. He has four guitars (I could be wrong, there might be five!). One was specially made in Spain (Spanish Classical guitar) and I remember choosing the woods, inlays etc. in their small factory in a tiny village.

    From what I remember, the main part is the body as you say, the hole is just that (sound hole) and the long piece is the neck. The feet you used are the tuning pegs and the little lines you drew across the neck are the frets - I think the straight piece across the bottom is the bridge. Gosh, you really did add some wonderful detail!

    Better go and tackle that ironing now, groan :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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    1. wow didn't expect you to be an expert lol! I'm sure you can adapt this to make Len's card....hope you got your ironing done! xxx

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    2. Ha, ha - but I never said I PLAY the guitar did I? Len plays, I watch and listen :)

      xx

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  3. this is a fab card Lesley, very inventive. You have more patience than me, I can tell you. haha. Linda x

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    1. I have lots of patience for this kinda thing, but perhaps not so much for others! xxx

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  4. Super fun card Lesley, very creative design!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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    1. Thanks Maarit, much appreciated xxx

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  5. This is really cute and creative...I really like how you did this...I would never have thought to use the owl punch. I might have to case this if you don't mind. Our grandson plays guiltar...

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  6. Thanks Jill, I 'd be delighted if you and anyone else would like to case xxx

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  7. Brilliant use of the owl punch Lesley - definitely fiddly, but a great result. You are so clever!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. Wow Lesley, that took some creating! Great result & I be the loves it - very inventuve!
    Debs x

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  9. Congratulations on the well-deserved showcase over at Pixie's, Lesley! This is a true labor of love and a stunning snippets card!! Hugs, Darnell

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