Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog! Today is the day where my Squirrely friends and I get together and have some fun, but we decided to shake it up a *tiny* bit by changing our name to...
SQUIRRELZ STASH BASH!
Anna also provided us with a new logo, which is just too stinkin' CUTE! 😀 We're still keeping the premise of our monthly hop, which is to use those supplies that we have "squirreled away," and to try out a new technique. This year, we have added in using sketches also. I think this year is gonna be a fun one!
So for this first hop of 2022, we are focusing on a sketch right off the bat, and it comes from Paper Play Sketches. The challenge is currently inactive, but they don't mind that the sketches still get used. We all chose a favorite sketch, and then they were entered into a random pick tool, which resulted in this one being the winner:
This wasn't my choice, but I made do. 😉 Here is my card:
I took this sketch at face value, mostly because I was very limited on time! I did emboss resist on the 3 little panels using Gina K's Holiday Tapestry stamp set, and some of her inks, which I had never used before. The ones I used (in rainbow order) are: Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Lucky Clover, Turquoise Sea, Wild Lilac, and Passionate Pink. Boy, do I like her inks! I may have to see if I can get my hands on more of them! Shhh, don't tell my hubby! I used blending brushes to apply the ink to the panels, and then wiped any extra ink off the embossed images with a paper towel. Occasionally, I had to add a bit of moisture to really get it off, but not too much, as I didn't want the ink to react. In true Gina K style, I adhered the panels on a black strip so the colors would really POP. I added foam tape to the panels to add dimension. The die cut "hello" comes from Honey Bee Stamps Bitty Buzzwords Honey Cuts, and the "sweet friend" comes from the coordinating Bitty Buzzwords stamp set. I love these so much! There are SO MANY ways to use them! I die cut the hello 5 times from black cardstock and layered them together for dimension and used VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink to stamp the sentiment. The 3 rainbowy gems in the top right corner are unknown. As a final touch, I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella pen and added several layers to the hello, and to the visible parts of the black strip. Here are a couple more pics:
SQUIRRELED AWAY SUPPLIES USED:
Gina K stamp set -- I've had this for a little while now, and have been DYING to use it
Hmm, I guess I didn't do *too* well on using the ole stash, but there's always next month! 😁
You know the drill...if you've been hopping along, then you came from the wonderful Lounon, and your next stop is the fabulous V. Don't forget to leave us some precious comment love!
Crafty Calendar Jan '22: ATG (1/3)
Love to Craft #66: ATG (2/8)
Mix it Up #57: ATG (2/8)
Besties International: ATG (1/3)
Moving Along with the Times: Lady/Girl (1/5)
Craft Rocket #88: Use dies
613 Avenue Create: ATG (1/8)
Crafts Galore Encore #95: ATG (2/3)
The Paper Funday #37: ATG (1/4)
A Place to Start #1: ATG (1/8)
The Creative Crafters #48: ATG (1/3)
Let's Craft and Create #179: ATG (1/3)
The Corrosive Challenge #1: ATG (1/4)
Stamping Sensations #1: ATG w/stamping and optional Add a die
Fab 'n' Funky: Keep it Simple
Gem of a Challenge #2: ATG (1/2)
Word Art Wednesday #525 - #526: ATG (1/5)
Aud Sentiments #290: ATG + a sentiment (1/5)
Creative Fingers #222: ATG (1/3)
Creative Moments #230: ATG (1/3)
Polkadoodles #3: ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #2: ATG (1/2)
Penny's Paper Crafty #512: ATG (1/3)
The Outlawz Monday Greetings: For the Girls
That's all for today, friends! Thanks for stopping by, and until next time...
💗Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗