I’m very excited to announce I am joining the Design Team at AAA Birthday Challenge. I still can’t quite believe I was selected and they have an amazing team of designers to give you inspiration for each monthly challenge. There is still time to play along with the June Challenge “Use Water Colours”.
This months challenge is Using Watercolours so I had a play with some metallic watercolours and Inktense Pencils which you can use like watercolours.
When I saw this cue card I knew I had at least three stamp sets I wanted to use soooo…here they are. There are 4 in total I’ve entered into the Casology Challenge #261 so I’ll try to keep the words to a minimum.
Card No 1
Spritzed cardstock with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’, diecut with leaves from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ and adhered the negative pieces of the diecut. Monkey and sentiment from My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’.
Card No 2
Cardstock spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine ‘Citron’. Background diecut (brand unknown) and used all of the pieces. Cut the die cut down with the My Favorite Things ‘Stitched Dome Stax’. The leaves were die cut from Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ but this time used the positive cuts in white card. Giraffe and sentiment are from WPlus9 ‘Party Animal’ and coloured using Derwent Inktense Pencils.
Card No 3
I’ve been wanting to use this elephant from Katzelkraft ‘Les Jungles’ and wanted to keep it simple. Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Sentiment is from GerdaSteiner ‘Monster Fun’.
And finally Card No 4
Die cut Craft Wise ‘Scalloped circle’ out of American Craft cardstock. Placed some DCWV zebra patterned paper behind and once again used the Kaisercraft ‘Poinsettia’ leaves. Zebra and sentiment is My Favorite Things ‘Sweet Safari’ coloured with Copics. The sentiment is heat embossed in Hero Arts White as it needs a bit of dimension when stamped on textured card.
So…I happened to be out shopping at Spotlight for craft supplies the other day…no surprises there! I saw a lovely 6×6 paper stack by DCWV called The Glitter Basics Stack which was on sale so of course I had to have it and I knew the small scale patterns would be perfect with the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies.
I started by diecutting the letters and built them up with extra letters cut out of black cardstock and adhered together. The background is stamped in Versamark with the My Favorite Things ‘Garden Florish’ background stamp to give a slightly darker colour than the cardstock colour.
I then used the My Favorite Things ‘All Heart’ stamp set for the sentiment and birds. The bird image is coloured with Inktense pencils and then diecut with the matching dies.
Once it was all put together I added Wink of Stella glitter pen over the birds and ta-dah … it’s finished.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Handmade by Pip
Stamps: My Favorite Things, Altenew
Colouring: Copics, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Gansai Tambi, Inktense Pencils, Prismacolor Pencils
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Mixed Media: Wink of Stella Clear
Cardstock: Base Cardstock Advance A4 300gsm Long Grain Laser, My Favorite Things Cardstock ‘Orange Fizz’