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Saturday, 21 January 2017

SMILE Family portraits!


Good Morning all, i hope you have all had a good week and those that haven't been well are on the mend. 

So today I'm sharing the second outing of my Tim Holtz crazy mini cats and dog stamps.  I went with the idea of family photos on the wall.  This time instead of colouring the cats and dogs I left them white and went with a bright background. 




First i stamped the cat/dog, and drew in a little background scene using a black fine liner, i then masked the images with pebeo drawing gum, once that was dry i built up the colour with distress inks, this one is ripe persimmon and cracked pistachio.  I then splashed on water and where it dries gives a mottled effect.   

I then stamped over the top in grey using Stampin up Dictionary definition stamp to add detail. Once dry remove the drawing gum and shade around the images using a soft grey pencil to add more depth. 


Close up to show the detail better








This version is twisted citron and picked raspberry inks. Different from the cats is that i used a pale lilac marker on the dogs noses and collars. 







This version is salty ocean and wild honey inks, where they meet gives the 3rd colour of green.  

Smile is a sizzix die cut in the same colours of ink and a black shadow added.  Craft wire and gems to add the picture hangings. 



and showing one of the inserts, i stamped all of them in grey with the same cats/dogs i used on the card front.  A5 cards in size. 


Thank you for looking and all your comments on my last uploads.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Emma 

16 comments:

  1. Fun images and amazing cards made me smile Ginny x
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  2. These are brilliant Emma, love the designs. Your fault, I have had to buy the set! Lol.
    Pam x

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  3. These are brilliant what fab designs love them Love and hugs Carole x

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  4. These are fabulous Emma. love the bright backgrounds, totally fallen in love with them

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  5. Emma they are fabulous , makes you smile looking at them you have amazing ideas
    Love them . Jxx

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  6. Brilliant cards Emma....Love the bright backgrounds....Joolsx

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  7. gorgeous cards Emma think my fav's are the red and green with white dogs
    katex

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  8. Love these Emma! Lesley

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  9. Great character stamps you've used on a super set of cards, nice idea to add your own hand drawn elements - Steph x

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  10. Well these so do make me smile. Gx

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  11. They are great Gx

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  12. Another fantastic set of cards, love all the background ideas and thank you for explaining how to do it, lots of inspiration. Just love them all. Kirsty x

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  13. These are absolutely STUNNING and I really love the setting. Betty X

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Emma