Monday 6 June 2011

Fizzy Moon

This is the stamp, ( Fizzy Moon Celebrations - Little Messages ), which I wrote about in my last post and had to take home with me.  This wasn't such an easy project for me to colour and in the first attempts I coloured his face too dark and he ended up looking like a raccoon.  My daughter thinks that his nose still needs to be darker to look like the "real" Fizzy Moon.
The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with Promarkers.  I discovered that the Quickutz signpost die I had would fit into the stamped image perfectly so I was able to cut, emboss and decoupage the signs to add some texture and dimension.  You get a selection of small word stamps along with the main Fizzy Moon image and these are intended to be stamped onto the boards to create your own message.  I wasn't too happy with the quality of image these gave, and wouldn't like to trust stamping them directly onto the boards, so instead I stamped the words on to scraps of white card and punched them out with a 1/2" circle punch.
The frame for Fizzy Moon was cut using a square nestabilities die.  I got the inspiration to stamp the frame with a button stamp from the project we made with Kath, at the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun " event.  Some of the images were incomplete or I had over inked the stamp so these defects got camouflaged with Quickutz button die cuts.  A few more buttons were added so that it didn't look totally random.
To bring the colours of the project together the edges of the base card were inked and Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip ink was sponged around some of the buttons, boards and the frames.  Corners, matching the backing card, were added under the frame to break the lines of the white square in the middle.

The base card is a white 6"x6" scalloped card from Craft UK Limited

Papers used
Blue and pink card from W Enterprises, Aberdeen
Brown card from The Papeterie, Aberdeen
White card for stamping

Tools used
Spellbinders Nestabilities Regular Squares Large
Quickutz Single Die - RS0139 - Buttons
Quickutz Single Die - RS0265 - Signpost
Woodware 1/2" inch circle punch
Button stamp from Personal Impressions set - Vintage Sewing - PICSA6221
Stampin' Up ink - Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Up ink - Bashful Blue
VersaMagic Dew Drop ink - Pixie Dust

Embellishments used
Crystal dot peel-offs
Gold wavy line peel-offs
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Top tip for these cards would have to be to use contrasting ink to sponge around edges and die cuts and to highlight and bring the colours together

Thanks for reading
Liz x

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