Friday, April 14, 2017

1499 Crown Hippo ~ a Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone! It's Friday and that means there is a lovely group of wonderful new release images at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs. Besides the ones which the DT have played with and will show on the Sandra Caldwell Stamps Fans Facebook group, Sandra always adds some surprises in the fun!

This week, I played with an image called Crown Hippo 1499...just love her sassy little outfit! I coloured her with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. She was then fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black card stock, and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border. Foam tape was added to the back to pop her up and create a natural shadow.

The 6 x 8 inch background began as a "mop-up" paper where I was cleaning blue and green acrylic paint off my brayer when printing with my gel plate. I love using these papers as the start for my backgrounds. Manganese Blue Archival Ink was then used to stamp a punchinella image in a few places and Jet Black Archival was used to apply Carabelle Studio Letter Background stamp. A length of black and white washi tape was added to white card stock to take away the translucency and then it was adhered below Miss Hippo to ground her. Three punched black stars were added to her left.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. A simple border was doodled around the outside edges and a punched black photo corner was added to balance the design. Finally, a black card stock mat was added to help frame the background and finish off the card.

Thanks for visiting Crown Hippo and me today. We appreciate your fine company. To check out the other fabulous new releases, be sure to pop by Sandra's Etsy shop. Drop by the Facebook group, too, where you will see the awesome creations featuring these newbies from some of the design team members. We would love to see what you create with Sandra's images there, too.

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Crafting with Darcy said...

This is fantastic in so many ways! I think your background is amazing and your coloring on Sandra's image is out of this world!! I totally love it!