Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SIP #141 - Sketch Challenge with SU This Little Piggy

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a fabulous start.  It was a messy rainy softball weekend for us.  We drove to Chattanooga to watch our sweet Taylor Rose play ball.  She loves softball so much and is really improving every year!  This was her first tournament this season and had a really good start!  Of course after my hubby, my kids and grandkids, scrapbooking and card making are definitely filling up my spare time.  This  week I'm back over at Stamp, Ink, Paper with a Design Team Card for this week's challenge.  

What a fun sketch right?  So many possibilities with this one!  I decided to finally use a stamp set that had never been inked up... This Little Piggy by Stampin' Up!  I've seen so many adorable cards with it so it's hard to believe I've never used it!

I stamped my adorable flying pig with SU Archival Black Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I love Bristol Smooth for light watercoloring where you aren't saturating the cardstock too much!  I used a watered down TH Distress Oxide in Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry for my pig.  The wings were pretty watered down so they were a pale pink.  After the wings dried I used some Clear Wink of Stella to add some glittery shine to them.  I also used some watered down TH Peacock Feathers for the sky.. it was a very light wash.  After everything was dry I used SU Layering Square Framelits to cut it out as well as a black scallop tap and a larger layer of Powder Pink.  I used one of the Tutti-Frutti Cards as my card base.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom with my Stamparatus to make sure that I got a good dark impression.  I have to tell you that I LOVE my Stamparatus.  At first I was a bit skeptical since I already had a Misti that I used most all of the time.  There are so many cool things you can do with the hinged lid that makes it an awesome value.  The stamping plates on the top and side are also very thick and make it easier to get a good dark stamped image.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina