Sunday, 12 March 2017

Slimey Hugs Monster

This was one of the cards resulting from my batch of inky backgrounds production the other day - it will be a birthday card for one of my little great nephews.
Yummy in my Tummy, Slimey Monster, water colour background, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW,, #thecraftythinker, Ink Smooshing
I don't really love the colour green but it does seem suitable for this cute little monster

Having cut my piece of Shimmery White cardstock to size, I silver heat embossed the cute little monster from the Yummy in My Tummy stamp set.  

I then  used the plastic bag smoosh method of creating an inky background (wet cardstock, pat ink onto a plastic bag, smoosh plastic bag onto wet cardstock) using  Crushed Curry and Basic Gray with a final light dab of Basic Gray.  Embossing the monster first helped me to avoid adding too much colour to his body area.

Yummy in my Tummy, Slimey Monster, water colour background, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW,, #thecraftythinker, Ink Smooshing
The monster inside is stamped with Basic Gray ink and coloured with watercolour pencils and aqua painter


Once the background was dry, I used an aquapainter and green ink (Cucumber Crush and Emerald Envy) to colour the monster.  I was happy for the yellow background to show through to add a bit more interest to his body.  I used some Whisper White Craft ink for his eyes.

When the ink was completely dry, I carefully added glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen all over the monster to make him shiny and slimey looking.  My inspiration for this came from Sara Douglass who added colour to the glue in the Fine Tip Glue applicator - I just didn't want to contaminate my glue for one card.  I left it overnight to dry.

Despite my best endeavours, some of the green from the monster had seeped beyond his outline, so I gave him a shadow of Basic Gray, using the aqua painter and some ink.

Having layered up the card, I added the Hugs button which I made with layers of Whisper White, Basic Gray and Crushed Curry cardstock and the Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes framelits.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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