Friday, May 19, 2017

1575 Bikini Piggie ~ 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, It's always fun to see the new releases and Sandra always manages to surprise the DT with a few surprises as well.

This week, I played with 1575 Bikini Piggie. Not only do I adore her big baby blues but she is rocking that bikini, too. I coloured Piggie with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut her leaving a narrow white border and then matted her with black card stock, popping the image up on foam tape.

The background began with a gel print using blue, green, and purple Liquitex acrylic paint as well as a Joggles stencil called Big Leaves and a Stencil Girl one called X Rows. The print was cut down to 5.5 x 7.5 inches and a piece of brown card stock was torn to create the sand. Both brown and a pale beige paint were pounced over the brown to create more texture and the impression of sand grains. A few clip art shell images were fussy cut, adhered to the sand, and outlined with black pen. The sun circle was punched from mop-up sprayed card stock and the yellow triangles were hand cut from the same paper. Faux stitching and outlining were added to the sun once everything was adhered.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and cut into individual words. They were each matted with black and then popped up on foam tape for dimension. The shank was cut off a sunglasses button and it was adhered in the corner opposite the sun. A simple border was doodled around the outside edges and they were inked with Black Big Brush pen. Finally, a black mat was added to the page to frame it.

Thanks for joining Bikini Piggie 1575 and me today. We're delighted that you did and wish you a wonderful long weekend if you get one. Before you head out, be sure and pop by Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group to see the other new releases and the projects by my talented teamies. Stop by Sandra's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs, too, and check out her Memorial Day sale. You'll be glad you did!

Life is good; so is art.

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