I wanted to use this Hero Arts bird stamp that I used a lot right after I bought it, but haven’t used it in a while. I wanted to use the pattern for the challenge Stamp Ink Paper 154. I used a watercolor scrap that I just happened to have on my desk and I scored the top to cover a groove I made while scoring my cardstock. I enjoyed this challenge.
Not sure what farmhouse chic is, but when in doubt put a bird on it. I kept this card monochromatic. The bricks are watercolor with some metallics added for shine.
I used my copics to color this image from Unity Stamp Company. The stamp is from their Kit of the Month for December 2017. If you become a member you can buy past kits for quite a good price and the membership is a good value as well.
I kept with a pretty simple color pallet as I tend to use too many colors and my finished piece isn’t very cohesive. Some of the foliage looked like succulents so I colored those more of a blue green. I cut out the floral image with some infinity diesand cut a teal piece the same size. I cut the teal piece half and attached to the back of the floral piece. The edges looked bare so I cut a tag with teal paper (I copied this idea from someone else) I cut the tag in half and put them on the ends to polish it off!
This weeks challenge, food and drink. I wanted to create my own paper for this challenge. I took a stamp of a pear and fussy cut it out, I traced around it lightly. I didn’t want it to be random so I made rows. I die cut it with a wonky stitch die. I stamped the sentiment right on the pears so I didn’t cover up any of my hard work.
This weeks challenge is ombré. I was inspired by a Catherine Pooler geometric stamp set. I wanted to try out my new Stamperatus and knew this set would be perfect. I had the white fish already die cut out from a previous card. I kept the sentiment small and understated. The last touch was a few water bubbles with glossy accents.
Living in a river community means making lots of fish themed cards for lots of occasions. It’s nice when I can combine a challenge with creating something that people want.
The SIP 137 challenge this month is a tic-tac-toe which was fun because you had some choices but, also hard because you had some choices. I ended picking word die cut, watercolor and embossing. The flowers are from Altenew, I cut watercolor card stock that I painted with a wash of pink from dark to light. I then cut the layers and glued. The leaves are pieces I cut cut from some practice water color pages I didn’t want to keep. I felt they needed a bit more color so I used Tombow markers and a water brush to add more color and texture. I die cut hello and mounted it on black foam (I didn’t love the result). The background layers are pieces I had around. I knew I need something embossed so I embossed the center piece using my favorite embossing folder ever, fancy fans.
It’s February but feels like spring! I guess that’s california weather for you. Stamp Ink Paper challenge 136 is cabin fever. I chose my favorite stamping subject, birds.