Tuesday, 29 August 2017

It's a good day - #TGIFC122

I had this cute bird watercoloured and decided to rescue it from my bits and pieces bin. I am trying to use up all my leftover pieces. I usual cut  more than I need for each card and end up with frames and images left over. This card just happens to be perfect for the challenge over at TGIF this week.


I am a big fan of layering and adding skewhiff mats. Add in a bit of texture with some flicks from a marker for added interest and you are good to go.


Did you spy the lace? It from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue and is available from September 1st.

Short and sweet today.

Lou
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Monday, 28 August 2017

What Will You Stamp? - #131 - This Little Piggy

Welcome to this week's challenge at What Will You Stamp? Each week we feature a different stamp set and start off the challenge by sharing our ideas for using it and then it is over to you. So check out all of the Design Team projects and if you are up for the challenge you can add your projects too. You might even be chosen as our next Guest Designer!

This week we are showcasing This Little Piggy.


This is such a fun, cute stamp set that lends itself to lots of different occasions.

I really love this sentiment.


The background is done with a fun technique called smooshing. Here is how to do it. Be warned – this is an abstract, unpredictable and addictive technique but you get fabulous results!

You will need:
ink pads or markers
a water spritzer
watercolour paper (You can experiment with Whisper White cardstock and Shimmery White cardstock too)
a piece of lightweight acetate or cello/plastic bag - the packaging from Stampin’ Up! dies is perfect

Lightly dab the ink onto your plastic. (Or scribble markers)
Lightly spritz the plastic with your water.
Turn over and dab/press it onto your watercolour paper.
You can pick the plastic up and move it around. Re-ink and spritz as needed.
You can add other colours. If you are worried that they will look muddy when mixed simply dry the first colour with a heat gun.


Sometimes a picture tell a thousand words. Or in this case I am hoping for 3!

 I stamped the original sentiment, cut it apart and then used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to stamp 2 of 'as' and an 'a'.


Fussy cutting the pigs and adding skewwhiff mats adds a bit of design interest.


And here there are together again!

The card insides got some love too.

Make sure you check out all of the other projects from the other Design Team members and enter your project. We'd love to see what you create.

Lou

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