Sunday, 12 June 2016

Interlocking Octopus Legs for Leonie

Hello peeps, I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I'm in a silly mood so thought I'd show you the octopus I made with Leonie's 'Interlocking Love' die from her latest collection 'Entwined'

First I made another inky background on glossy card in blue & green to look like water.
This is the same technique that I used on Rosy Heart but I didn't use rock salt this time.

Next I cut out the heart twice from a lovely patterned pearlescent paper in the 'Falling Leaves' 8x8 pad by Trimcraft. To make the legs I cut each heart shape into four and rounded off the cut ends with my scissors. One of the middles cut into half serves as my octopus body

The sentiment is from the 'From the Heart' stamp set that accompanied the dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Send a Smile for Kids Anything Goes
Star Stampz Challenge  For/with kids
Southern Girls The Kids Are Alright
Through the Purple Haze #103 Use die and/or punch
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #111 Use a die cut
Cut it Up #98 Sun & Surf
Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies Challenge June

Come and Get It  #122 Weird/Whimsical

Leonie had some lovely demos on her shows. If you missed them they are still available on Hochanda's catch up service - select Thursday, Jun 9 from the list at the top and then click on the relevant show
 i.e. 12am/9am/12pm/4pm/7pm (this little fella appears on the 7pm show)

Thank you for visiting me today,
Katrina x


  1. How creative! It always amazes me when people look at things in a different way. I love that you looked at a heart die and saw octopus legs!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Sun & Surf challenge!


  2. Well this is as cute as can be! How creative the way the octopus came together!

  3. this is fun Katrina I love it!!
    Kevin xx

  4. Now that is one awesome octopus - talk about thinking outside the box!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HLS!

  5. This is so different and so very charming. Thanks for sharing with us at Come And Get It. Barb

  6. So cute and fun card! clever design!
    xoxo Olga

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. I love it when people think outside of the box! You did a great job with the octopus. Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

  9. What a great way to stretch the use of a die!! Such a cute card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Come and Get it this week!!
    Susan - DT


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