Thursday, 10 December 2015

Hogs and Kisses...

Hi everybody,

Jill here, and this week, I've got some cute piggy kisses for you...

Using the new awesome 'Hogs and Kisses' set from Avery Elle.

I, literally, fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it.  You get a pig, a cow, and a sheep, all holding hearts, with a choice of sentiments to pop in the middle of them - oh, and also two sweet little chickens.  Now I get that sounds a little weird, but they are just adorable - so if you haven't checked them out yet - you definately should!  In my world, weird is good!

So I started by stamping out my little piggy, twice, as I knew I wanted to build the heart up a layer, and coloured using Copics.  I then took a panel of card and die-cut it into sections using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border, and the cloud from Mama Elephant's Landscape Trio, to build-up a little background scene.  I coloured the grass and the sky, again, using Copics.  I cut Lawn Fawn's Say Cheese die, and, using foam adhesive for dimension, added it around my little scene.

My background is the Sketched Chevron Background stamp from My Favourite Things, and is stamped outo white card using Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink.

I added a little banner of vellum which I had stamped the 'XO' from the Hogs and Kisses set onto, and added a couple of pink enamel hearts.  I added a twirl of Lawn Fawn's Pink Lemonade Twine behind my Polaroid scene, before adhering everthing in place, matting onto black card, and then onto a white card blank.

I really hope you like it, as always, everything is linked below.

See you next week.


Hogs & Kisses         Grassy Border Die  Say Cheese DieSketched Chevron Background

Landscape Trio Creative Cuts   Soft Pool Shadow Ink   Pink Lemonade Single Twine

Friday, 4 December 2015

Bright and Bold with Hoppy Poppy...

Hi everybody,

Jill here, and this week, I'm getting bright and bold...

...with Hoppy Poppy!

This is a my first ever purchase from Stamping Bella, and as soon as I set eyes on this set, 'I love you Hoppy Poppy', I fell in love - so was really excited to get going.  I started by stamping out  my image in Versafine Onyx Black, and clear heat embossing.  I then made a mask using a heart die, and placed it over my image.  I took this AMAZING Sketched Chevron Background stamp from My Favourite Things, which I am obsessed with, inked it up in Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, give it a good spritz of water and stamped it out onto my panel,  Once my background was dry, I carefully removed my mask, and set about colouring these little cuties - which I did using more Distress Ink as watercolour (the weird thing is - it was only after colouring, I realised I had done it exactly the same as the example on the packaging!  ...damn sub-conscious!).
Once that was all dry, I placed the negative part of my mask back down over the heart, and inked around the edges, in grey, to give the heart shape some definition and draw your eye in.

So this card is a bit of a 'none-one-layer', 'one-layer-card' haha - I have obviously matted and layered, but the top panel, where all the fun stuff happens, is all one-layer, (which is very 'un-me'), so I added a quick layer of Glossy Accent onto their sweet little noses, and the wee little love heart, and left it at that.
I LOVED using a 'new-to-me' set, only problem is...I'm now gonna need more :)

I really hope you like it.  As always, everything I used is linked below.  See you next week.


I Love You Hoppy Poppy    Sketched Chevron Background