Hi all! It’s the first of the month and so a new challenge starts over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog and for this month. We have a wonderful mood board to inspire you, which is all about love, love for your family, for your husband, wife, siblings, friends, dogs, food… so lets celebrate LOVE this month!
I was inspired by the black and grey a little everywhere on the mood board to use the cute raccoon from Hero arts Love Bandit stamp set. The layout of my card was inspired by Oscar from Sesame street; do you remember how he was always popping out of his neighbourhood trash bin to talk? So I used the Hero Arts Paper layering neighbourhood die to set the background for Oscar my Raccoon!
I first embossed the die onto a white card stock by using 2 home made embossing pads made from cheap mouse pads layered into my Big Shot Plus. I then cut it with the outline die from the same set and proceeded to give it a faux urban sketching look with my Tombow calligraphy pen, although any fine point black pen will do, and my Zig clean color watercolor brushes. Its so easy and you can’t go wrong! I made a short video to show you how easy it is to give it that sketchy watercolour look. You can find it at the end of my post.
While my embossed neighbourhood was drying, I water-coloured the background of my card base and little Oscar the raccoon with my Zigs again. I added the Neighbourhood diecut to the card and Oscar and his bin in front of it with foam tape. The sentiment from the same Love bandit set was stamped with Hero Arts black ink.
As promised, here is the video of my faux urban sketching. Easy isn’t it? No talent required! Well I hope you liked my card and that you will be inspired to join in our February challenge. There’s a digi stamp up for grabs and if you use any Hero Arts or Sugartree products, the prize is a $20 gift voucher to the a2z Scrapbooking store! Don’t forget to use my personal code Gwendolyn15 to get a 15% discount on any purchase $25 and above and if they don’t have it in stock, you can custom order it!
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I’m also sharing this with:
Craft Stamper Take It Make it challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Love is in the air
A Blog named Hero – Crafter’s choice
2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge – Anything Goes
Cards 4 Guyz – Something beginning with T -Trashcan!
Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes