I am pleased to say that I have joined the lovely DT at The Paper Funday and this is for their new challenge this month, it's anything goes with an optional twist, the twist this month is 'Love Is In The Air'.
Cute is not something you'll see here very often but I just love this Stampendous image.
The hedgehogs were stamped in brown ink onto white card, then with the remaining ink on the stamp I made another image on masking sheet and cut it out. I didn't mask the balloons as they were going to be covered.
Once the image was masked I used a blending brush and coloured the card with Distress Oxide Victorian Velvet, leaving the area around the hogs paler than the outside edges.
Using Distress Ink in the same Velvet colour I stamped script across the card.
The mask was removed from the image and I coloured the hedgehogs with watercolour pencils.
The balloons were stamped on to a piece of pearl card from Stix2, Misty Rose, it's a perfect match for the Distress Inks. These balloons were cut out and shaped slightly with a ball tool before having pink and white twine added to them.
To get the hogs to hold the balloons I stamped them again and cut out their hands and feet, coloured them to match the original image and mounted them on foam pads, making sure to catch the twine under the hands.
I chose to mat the image panel with a Bronze pearl card, also from Stix2, because it matched the colours used for hogs spines.
The whole panel was finally mounted on a white 7x5 card blank. There is no greeting on the outside because I felt there were enough words in the script, it will probably be used as an anniversary card.
The Paper Funday is an anything goes challenge with an optional twist, so please come and join us with your creations, just remember they MUST be made with paper/card.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creations In Pink - #30 Anything Goes In Pink
International Art & Soul - #101 Hearts
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Valentine/Love
Shopping Our Stash - Love Is In The Air
Try It On Tuesday - Falling In Love