Saturday, 28 February 2015

This makes me Happy!

I love the theme at Less is More this week - it's simply to make something that makes you happy and to say why.

Well recently with a full-time job and and running a craft store in my "spare time" I've found little time for crafting, so at the moment making ANY card at all makes me very happy!   However, I decided to take it a little further than that making a card from a stamp brand whose images always make me happy when I colour them and a technique that I find both happy and relaxing.

This images makes me really happy as it reminds me how I never want to wear 80s fashion again!!!  I stamped Farrah (Stamping Bella) onto copic colouring card and then rifled through my scraps draw for suitable paper to stamp all her clothes onto as the technique that makes me happiest is paper-piecing - I really love the look of it and cutting all those fiddly bits like the shoes!   I coloured her body and hair and tights with copics and then set about dressing her up with her paper clothes - just like those dress up dolls I had as a kid in the 80s!  The radio is copic coloured and paper-pieced on top.  I added a little shading to the paper-piecing with copics too.

To create the frame I used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle but made it narrower using the technique Chrissie has shared on LIM several times.  The sentiment is an old one by Personal Impressions trimmed with a Lawn Fawn stitched circle.  All mounted onto a new Avery Elle card base.

Thanks for visiting :-D


  1. Wow Tara, love your image and the paper pieced clothes are really fab ( fortunately I was a bit long in the tooth for ra ra skirts ha ha). Love your colours too.
    Lynne xxx

  2. I think those 80's fashions had their place and brings back some happy memories!
    Love the sassy image and super cool colouring Tara.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Fab card = love the colours you have used :)

  4. OMG Tara, all that fiddly cutting out...this is amazing. The additional shading is so effective too. I'm SO glad you found time in your busy schedule for this one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. What a spectacular card, Tara!! I can see your busy life has not dampened your amazing talent for coloring and creating stunning cards!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. What a spectacular card, Tara!! I can see your busy life has not dampened your amazing talent for coloring and creating stunning cards!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. love the 80 'look off your card

  8. Fab card - love the paper piecing.
    Linby x

  9. Good grief did you really paper piece those tiny shoes Tara!! Awesome colouring and card!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  10. Smashing make - you PLAINLY have more patience than me!!! Fab image


  11. Wonderful coloring on your very "happy" card :)

  12. Fabulous image and colours Tara, love your card. Carol x

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