Hello friends! It’s been a while since my last post, but the reason is that I was of course having some computer problems! I had to reset my whole computer back to the factory setting and try to get it back up and going to what I had. Thankfully because of my drive, I didn’t loose any photos or anything! I think it’s back up to “normal” now, but it was scaring me there for a few days!
Speaking of “normal”…I’m not sure pigs can fly, but boy is this image so CUTE!
I’m using this new April digital stamp by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps called When Pigs Fly. I love how he’s looking down as if he’s looking at the clouds below him with a huge smile! I thought the sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Bold Statements clear stamp set was the perfect compliment for this image too.
I took a cloud stencil and some Tumbled Glass distress ink with the foam blending tool to sponge on some clouds around the image. I cut off the bottom portion of the image panel with the Whimsy Stamps Envelope Edger die set and cut an additional piece from the suede colored cardstock for a layer behind it. I also cut out some clouds from an older Whimsy Stamps die that I had and sponged some more of the distress ink on the bottom of each one to layer and stamp the sentiment in suede ink over a pink panel. I added some pretty shimmer ribbon with a bow at the top of these layers and then attached it all over a top folding A2 sized seude card base. Lastly, I’ve added some Studio Katia Crystal Clear Confetti sequins randomly over the card.
Here’s a closer view of the image and how I went about coloring it in using Copic markers. Check out the selection at Whimsy Stamps. Here’s what I’ve used:
- pig: R20, R11, R00, R000 – wings: BG13, BG10, BG000 – hoves: C8, C5, C3
- birds: E47, E44, E43 – beaks: E43, E41, Y11 – bellies: E43, R00, Y11
- I used white gel pen for cheeks and coverd the wings with Wink of Stella
Something to note about my card is that because this was a digital stamp, I was able to size it the way I wanted to accomodate my card design. This is what is great about a digital stamp. You may not like it as small as what I’ve made mine for coloring purposes, but I didn’t mind it at all and enjoyed putting this together. Hoping to give it to someone special soon! 🙂 Hope you like it too!
Thanks so much for dropping in today! Now that computer is back up and running, I will be back again tomorrow with another post! Have a great day!
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