Tuesday, June 20, 2017

One Happy Piggy!

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   I haven't played in the Fab Friday challenge for quite a while.  Shame on me, because this is the challenge that inspired me to start my blog!! I've been working "on my own" for a while, but it's always a good idea to check into challenge blogs to get your creative juices going!

This week's Fab Friday theme is a color challenge--and there are FIVE colors in it--all the new In Colors! I usually have trouble using so many colors, but I think I made it work this time.


If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know that I really don't like to color, but the "This Little Piggy" stamp set needs to be colored (or paper-pieced--I'll try that soon). I always forget that Stampin' Up's Shimmery White Paper is great for using Blender Pens with ink to color images. But this time I remembered!

So, I started by stamping the pig in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Paper. Then I squeezed some ink into the lid of a Powder Pink in pad and used a Blender Pen to color the pig. I used the same method to color the flower in Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist and to color the grass in Tranquil Tide.  I cut out the image with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  I adhered half a Delicate White Doily and half a gold Metallic Foil Doily to this piece.
To complete the challenge, I needed to add some Fresh Fig to the card, so I used a 3-7/8" by 5" mat of Fresh Fig Card Stock and a some Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon. I added a 3-3/4" by 5-1/8" Whisper White panel to the Fresh Fig mat and built my design from there. I added a strip of Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP pack and tied on a length of the Fresh Fig Ribbon before adhering everything to a Thick Whisper White Card Stock Card base. Finally, I adhered the piggy to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This was a fun challenge--I'm going to plan to play along with the Fab Friday bunch more often!

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  1. Aw, super sweet take on our colors - that piggy is the perfect vehicle for including a little bit of everything, lol. Lovely layers! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. Such a sweet card! I LOVE how you've used these colors without feeling overwhelmed by all of them. Such a fun image and great layout! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge!

  3. Totally sweet and cute! I love how you used the Fresh Fig as a matte for the layers and the coloring is fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  4. This is adorable and I like the focus on the pink! I feel it isn't getting it's fair share :-) The use of it over the other colors changes the whole look of the combo and i like it! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!