It’s going to be a very busy day for me today. I have a booth at the Show and Shine event at Wentworth, Nova Scotia tomorrow and there’s still lots to do, so my project and blog post will have to be quick. As luck would have it, I had a couple of new stamp sets delivered yesterday so that would be a good start. Then the Just Add Ink challenge dropped into my Inbox this morning. I took the colours from the challenge and one cow from the new Over The Moon Stamp Set and got to work.
CAN A COW DO THE SPLITS?
This cow image is so funny, I mean look at that face! An she’s doing the splits! It simple had to be the image on my first project using this set.
I began with some Whisper White Card and stamped the cow using Basic Gray ink. Then I stamped the “dream big” sentiment.
Finally I stamped three little tufts of grass but first ‘stamped-off’ onto scrap paper to lighten the colour a touch.
DID YOU KNOW… You don’t have to stick to Memento Tuxedo Black ink when stamping images to colour with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. In fact you can use any of the 50 Classic Stampin’ Ink colours available from Stampin’ Up!
Taking the colours from the Just Add Ink Challenge #JAI461 I pulled out Stampin’ Blends Combos in Smoky Slate and Mango Melody. Then I coloured the cow image very simply.
Once that was done I mounted the piece onto some Mango Melody Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
I wanted to make the cute cow the focus of my card so I created a simple card base using Thick Whisper White Card. The layered image was then added to the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
At the top of another layer of Whisper White Card I used Basic Gray ink to stamp the heart / thought bubble image from the set. Then I stamped the same image in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
Next I used the light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to colour in just the heart part of the images. Then I fixed the card layer inside the card base using liquid glue and my project was complete.
Here’s the photo from the Just Add Ink challenge #461 that inspired my project.
I could have chosen the shapes created by the images in the photo as my inspiration, or gone with the trees. Instead I was struck by the bright pop of yellow against the grey tones in the rest of the image. I think my project captured that rather well, don’t you?
So that’s all I have time for today. The weather for tomorrow is looking lovely, so if you happen to be in the Wentworth area, do pop by the Recreation Centre and say hi.