Saturday, May 16, 2020

Om Nom Nom with Penguin Palace

Hello my friends! Hopefully you are doing well and enjoying a beautiful spring morning. Today I am sharing a fun slimline card that I made using many Penguin Palace Stamps products. I think I pulled images from at least 5 sets and their coordinating dies.

I began this fun projects by stamping images from many sets like Rabbit CafeThe Sweetest TruckFun Adventure, and Never Give Up. I didn’t have a specific plan yet, so I die cut all of the images before coloring. It was like a puzzle.

I used my favorite Slimline Series dies from Trinity Stamps to cut several panels. I cut a piece of scrap pink cardstock as my large scalloped base. Then two stitched panels for the scene. One from white Bristol Smooth, and one from a bright lime green for grass. Then I played with the solid white piece and my die cut images, to come up with a plan. Once I had a rough idea, I colored up all of the images using a sherbet hued rainbow of colors.

In my imagination, I wanted a food truck and food stall like at a fairground or event. So I turned the Rabbit Cafe into a sushi stall, and my Ice cream truck into a Coffee Truck. The soy sauce was supposed to be like one of those large inflatable wiggly things that are outside of shops and at fair grounds. Dancing around attracting people. So I created a tilt slider for it to wiggle back and forth.

I masked the ice cream images on the truck and replaced them with coffee and matcha tea images. There were some tiny coffee themed words from There’s No One Like You, that fit onto the truck, and I put a little cappuccino from Rabbit Cafe that I put on top, after removing the Air conditioner.
Once my images were all colored up and put together, I inked the sky area on the white paper and trimmed the green cardstock for a grass layer. I also inked the edges for some depth, and splattered with diluted white ink and glittery perfect pearls. 

I created my top Sushi area and my lower sentiment area, before placing all of the center images, so they would be spaced well. Then I mounted the panel onto the pink scalloped paper with foam tape. Once I adhered this to my cardbase I realized that my swaying Soy Sauce just looks like a giant soy sauce, but hey, it happens haha.

I really love how all of these images work together and enjoyed creating this huge scene. I hope you like it and make the time to create something a little “extra” this weekend.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Seas the a day with Penguin Palace Stamps

Hello my inky fingered friends. Today I’m sharing a bright and colorful underwater scene. Now that summer is practically beating down the door, I feel such a joy at getting to prepare beach and ocean themed cards. Which is what’s I made for you today!

Last years Summer Release from Penguin Palace was incredible. Full of large, fun images and gorgeous characters that just make me smile. My favorite thing ever, is when I can combine multiple sets to create unique scenes. I was so excited with this Spring Release, when I saw I could combine sets like The sweetest truck & Never Give Up to create the Sushi Food Truck, and with this card, I combined Summer Sunshine & The More we Get Together. It’s like they were meant to be.

Instead of using the incredibly cute little girls from the Summer Sunshine set, I focused on the cool cats. There’s  a cute cat fish in the ocean set too, I don’t know if the fish ate the cat, or the cat is wearing a fish costume, but it’s adorable and the illustrations coordinate.

I stamped a ton of images from both sets and colored them up using bright summery colors, then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I cut the stitched layers from several panels of Bristol smooth cardstock, and inked them up using Distress Oxide Inks. After some splattering of water and white ink, I splashed a little watery ink on there too for texture.

I stamped Seas the Day onto the shortest sand layer then adhered all of the pieces together.  I glued down my stamped images creating a split level scene. Then I popped up this entire panel with foam tape and secured it to some patterned paper that I die cut using the Cross Stitched and Dots layer dies. I have to say that these dies and the Dots Meets Dashes are my favorite rectangle layer dies. The extra dot detail is so much fun and adds a lot of interest to paper layers. They are really worth having in your crafty arsenal.

I hope you like this and practice combining stamp sets on your own projects. Thank you,

Friday, May 8, 2020

May BRI Mood Board Color Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends, Davina here to share the new May BRIMoodboard Color Challenge. I really love this color combination of peachy pink, mango, turquoise, and indigo blue. It’s very boho chic, and trendy right now.

I wanted to use it in a non traditional way, and “glow up” a typical child’s card design, into a something that could confidently be given to a teenager or adult. It’s amazing how using an adult color palette can totally change up a unicorn and rainbow.

I used a stamp set that I illustrated for Trinity Stamps  called Let the Good Times Roll, and the coordinating dies.  I also used the Rainbow Dies and Melted Icicles no hole sequins from Trinity Stamps. To create the scene I used the Grassy Knoll Dies and love the puffy clouds that are included. I inkblended with Distress Oxides using faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Tattered Rose, and Dried Marigold. Then I stamped and copic colored my images using the same colors. I really love the way this card turned out, and hope it inspires you to get out your stamps and create something new.

So let’s get out coloring mediums of choice out and get busy! I will have an InLinkz button at the bottom of this post for you to add your project, using the featured May Mood Board, and companies that are carried by Butterfly Reflections Ink (which is most). This link will be open until May 31st at 11:59 pm. We will randomly select an eligible project from those linked and using the hashtag #brimoodboard to win a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflection Ink shop.

Let’s be nice and have fun! You can enter up to 4 cards using the InLinkz button. And you must be using the colors inspired by the current Mood Board.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
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