Do you like Magpies? Blackbirds? I so love them as illustrations, but not so much in the yard! LOL For my second sneak peek sample of "Hanging Out", you know I just had to ink up those magpies! I mean, how cute is that? Two Magpies on a clothesline! I love the whole visual!! LOL The colors and layout for this card came from TWO (mind you!) CDS Design Team Challenges: 1. the Sketch/Layout and 2. Color Challenge - Mustard & Black. Well, I didn't have a lot of mustard coordinating papers lying around, but I did have this two-toned trellis plaid old scrapbook paper that just was screaming to be used! It is so old that I have no clue where it came from or who made it! (Sorry, sniff, sniff!). If you look closely at the right side of the card, you'll see the zig-zag stitch that ended in straight stitch to the button embellishment...that was my attempt of satisfying another "strip type area" for the Sketch/Layout that Laurie Wilson provided. I think it flies alright...LOL. "Hanging Out" will be released on August 1st and the entire stamp sheet set can be viewed at Lori McCroskey's Blog. To purchase, visit www.newcleardollarstamps.com
Stamps: CDS "Hanging Out"
Cardstock & Papers: Paper Trey "Bitty Dot Basics" Designer Paper Collection, Unknown Scrapbook Paper, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Black and Summer Sky Inks
Markers: Copic Sketch - Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, 100 Black, C1 & C3 Cool Greys. Other Marker - Signo White Gel Pen
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch, Cloud Template, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesive, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Pebbles Ribbon, Doodlebug Button, Crochet Thread
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Sponging, Copic Coloring, Masking, Machine Stitching.
CDS Challenges: Color Challenge & Sketch Challenge