Welcome to the 19th Bloghop of Stampin' Up! lovers from around the world. It is hard to believe that I asked some strangers at the time to join me and look where we are now!
This month's bloghop is a colour challenge.
Just gorgeous colours and I was excited as Lemon Lime Twist and Island Indigo as two of my all time favourite colours. I also only used those 2 are I realised my colour caddy is missing Early Espresso - might need to rectify that one!
My project is inspired on one Tracy May, did some time ago. I happened to come across it by chance and fell in love with it. She used traditional pink but I decided to take some liberty with the flamingo - I'm sure if they ate blueberries rather than shrimps they'd be blue!
Here is my Island Indigo and Lemon Lime twist Flamingo!
I adore it! In this version I just let the water bleed naturally whereas in the one below I used a tissue after the water was spritzed. Two different looks and I love them both.
The, how I did it, is right at the bottom, but I don't want to stop you from hopping around all the fantastic projects so feel free to leave me here and hop onto Jan's project and come back if you'd like more information.
I stamped first in Lemon Lime Twist and then on top with Island Indigo and pressed a little harder on one side of the stamp to let some of the Lemon Lime come through. I also masked the bottom the legs so that the Lemon Lime was the only colour on those. To line them up of course I used our famous Stamp-a-ma-jig, a wonderful tool.
It took me a few goes to get to right and my top tips are;
Use watercolour paper, not shimmery white- the water just spread too much for me on the shimmery white
Use a little spritzed water first, the ink spreads further then you think
Use a tissue if you want to stop the water spreading and pooling in places
Finally, have fun with it!
As some of you may know I have cats, three to be exact. It started with the kids wanting kittens and when we went to see them the Mummy cat was there, so you probably guessed it I couldn't leave her behind! I've told a few people and apparently I'm not the only one to have done this....
So when Stampin' Up! brought out the Cat punch I was in heaven. Isn't it cute! At the time it was bundled with a more Halloween based stamp set, unfortunately that it now retired. So when someone was looking at a face to add to the punch I asked some fellow demonstrators and we decided that if you coloured the face on one of the Pretty Kitty stamps it works so well. Plus Pretty Kitty is a delightful stamp set in it's own right! Win all around
So dilemma solved if you want the cat punch and a face - just get the Pretty Kitty set and you also have a great fun stamp set - of cats! You couldn't ask for more!
We've all been a bit under the weather in our house this last week so apart from some essential crafting (always need to give a handcrafted Birthday card!) I've not had time to play with this set!
This is one of the sets you can get for free is you spend £45 excl pp. It comes in both clear mount (which actually clear but mounts onto clear blocks purchased separately) or Wood (which comes with wood blocks)
This set has been amazingly popular, I think that it suits the teenage market fantastically - plus other ages too.
Check back later to see some creations I've made with this set.