Monday, 8 January 2018

A Whimsical World

New Year, New Home...

Today I have a Whimsical make to share, a mixed media card using stamps and stencils from Angela, designer, creator and owner of
Polly Allsorts

A new home card called The Mouse Box
I've used fussy cutting for this and incorporated my love of creating miniature scenes and displays.

Using the individual stamps from the A5 Street Signs stamp set, 22 individual stamps on a red rubber sheet.

I stamped the Ivy leaf and branch with Versafine Clair inks and sponge coloured with distress oxides, I also heat embossed some of the leaves for variation and used second and third generation stamping.
These elements were stamped and fussy cut to create the branches and leaf layout.

 The main coloured background was created blending distress oxides and adding water for the bleaching effect, this formed the main centre square and was mounted on to a Kraft card blank.
The Mouse Box was stamped onto the main street sign board using a stamp press tool to align.

I added hessian and string along the top of the card along with the ladybird and butterfly embellishments and layered punched hearts.
The New Home wording was stamped from the set.

Using the 6 x 6 Whimsical texture stencil I created a cobbled path, I love the fine detail it shows when used with texture paste. The mini toadstools are created using the same stencil and coloured with distress oxides. I've also used flower soft in green for a mossy/grass effect and for flower blossom on the side panel along with some flower stamens.

Corrugated card sits behind the branches either side.
I cut the triangle mouse from felt and added string for the tail.
A perfect new home for this cute little chap.

Angela and her creations feature in the current edition of
Making Cards Magazine and her Whimsical houses, stamps and stencils can be purchased here at her Etsy store.
New designs and creations are on the way...

Thanks for reading today, crafty hugs xKx

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