Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Hog Heaven

Hi and welcome!  This is the first card I've made just for fun in quite a few weeks and it felt good!

Today (Tuesday) is a holiday here in New Zealand, so while it was weird to have one day at work, then one day off and tomorrow we have to go back to work for three more days, I'll take that over five days work any time 😄

I wanted to play along with MFT's sketch this week, so started with that, then went looking for some MFT stamps to play with.  I really felt like coloring so out came Green Pastures - I love coloring this little cowgirl.  I paired her with Hog Heaven to come up with this card.

I stamped, colored and die-cut all the elements and set them aside to work on the card base.  After die-cutting the opening from a panel of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink in such a position that the cowgirl can be "standing" on it, to ground her.

I adhered that to a white top-folding card base with foam tape after adding a piece of gingham patterned paper behind the opening, and then added the colored images.  Finally, I added some black gel pen to the eyes.

I'm also playing along in a few other challenges:  Just Add Ink "Romance", Sweet Stampin' "Anything but a Birthday", Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes and Cupcake Inspirations "Love"

Thanks for visiting!

Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Products used:

Stamps:  Hog Heaven, Green Pastures (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It, Fresh Gingham (MFT)
Dies:  Green Pastures, Hog Heaven, Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Sweet Stampin' and Just Add Inkhttp://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/just-add-ink-394winners.html


Tracy Freeman said...

Oh this is so cute ! love your colouring on it.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

I Card Everyone said...

Karren! Just love this darling duo... thanks again for sharing your Copics - I just might have to add a few of these combos to my wish-list!

Chris said...

That's cute, beautiful colouring, love the design! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Linda Callahan said...

Your coloring is fabulous.....and so is that cool die cut! Adorable card!

Cécile RIBON said...

So sweet and so fun! Love this adorable little image!

KimB said...

Karren your colouring is just gorgeous! I love how your hog is peeping over that rustic fence! So glad you got to stamp for fun and share it with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Indy's Designs said...

Oh this is so, so cute! Just love how cute your little pig is! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

Your little cowgirl is so cute and she goes perfectly with this adorable little piggy! Beautiful Copic coloring...such lovely shading and blending! Love your peek-a-boo window, too...really charming card!

Kelly Kent said...

Gorgeous colouring Karren. Totally in love with your offbeat romantic style! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink! Kelly x

Cara said...

A perfect combination of images and your colouring gives them a real storybook feel x

Kim S said...

What a sweet pair!!

Unknown said...

So cute! Thanks for joing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!Good luck!