Tuesday, 21 June 2016

You Quack Me Up! - Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge #3

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my blog hop post. If you didn't manage to hop, you still can. And if you downloaded Jeanin's Forest Friends, there's now a link on her blog to upload your creations.

There's a new kind of challenge over at the Sugar Pea Designs Blog, and to keep myself amused while I'm waiting for the latest release, I've been playing with the last one and the cute little ducks. The weather outside has helped - it's been wet enough for them!

The Mix It Up Challenge gives you the option to use the sketch, or the inspiration on the other side, or mix and match, which I decided to do.

I started out by taking a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of water colour card and stamping the ducks where the circles were on the sketch in Archival ink. I then went with some wet on wet watercolouring with my Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours. You wet the paper, and let the colours flow freely, so it gives it a sort of messy look which I quite like.

I dried them off with my heat gun and then did some partial die cutting with my stitched circles and cut the rest of the panel down with my craft knife.

I took a piece of Lawn Fawn paper and made an A2 card base (I use American sizes in case anyone is wondering! UK A2 is huge!) and on the front stamped the bullrushes and lilypads in a random pattern using Hero Arts Soft Pool. 

I then took some fun foam and cut it out to fit my watercolour panel and attached it with double sided tape. The ATG doesn't work well on the foam. 

I then stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of watercolour card with my new Altenew Crimson ink (am loving these!) - it matches the inspiration perfectly - and attached it with the ATG.

Below is a list of what I used to make this card. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links. 


Lisa Tilson said...

It's a super cute card Ruth! I love the partial die cutting to create that panel, looks really good and makes an intersting feature. Those little ducks are unbelievably cute and I am pleased to see you doing some more watercolouring - it looks great. Partial die cutting is on my list to try and you have inspired me to have a go! Great card 💕💕💕

Karen Ashbrook said...

Just love those ducks and how you've coloured them. Really clever how you've cut the centre panel. Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This really is adorable, Ruth! I think your offset partial circle die cuts are a genius design idea!! Hugs, Darnell

Missy Pink said...

Gorgeous watercolouring and what adorable ducks, clever idea with the partial die cutting too, as it focuses your eye directly to the sweet little ducks.
Hugs Missy Pink xx

Cara said...

Such a fun card, love the partial die cutting. Cara x

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet card, Ruth!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute! Love the duck butt LOL

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This is so sweet! Love the softness! Thanks so much for playing along with us at SugarPea Designs.

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie :0) hugs Pops x

Karen D. said...

how adorable!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How adorable is that?!! Too cute!

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