22 June 2018


Today's post over at mftstamps.com has a porky theme!

If you'd like to know how I coloured a pig's bum, yes you did read that correctly hee hee, then please hop on over to the MFT blog to read today's feature in full.

The front of the card is pretty cute, with an adorable little piglet peeking over the farm fence.


But as you can see, the image is not a boring flat panel.

Open up the card and you're greeted with a pigs bum and in today's feature, I share with you all how I went about colouring it!

14 June 2018


I've got a Colour Challenge for you today, using the shades below:

and I decided to do a little inking and stitching.......

I cut the Cross-Stitch Rectangle die from Smooth White card and inked it with a combination of Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

The hedgehog comes courtesy of a chart from www.crossmenot.blogspot.com.  I added some daisies for the yellow and white part of the challenge.

I affixed the stitched panel on to a two-tone mount of Sour Apple and Berrylicious with Foam Tape for added dimension, before adhereing this to a Smooth White card base.

I hope you can join in with todays challenge and remember there is a $50 store voucher up for grabs!

Until next time
Happy Colouring


12 June 2018


Hello there, it's time to take a second look at the June release from MFT.

I chose to use Birdie Brown's Gill Friends and couldn't resist incorporating a little cross-stitch too!

I cut the cross-stitch grid with the Cross-Stitch Tag die from Yupo paper.   If you haven't tried Yupo paper before, it's fantastic for cross-stitch projects as it's less inclined to tear if you pull the threads too tight.

I used 6 colours of DMC Perle Cotton in a random pattern to give the impression of water.

As for the fish, they were stamped with Hybrid Gravel Grey ink on Copic suitable card and coloured with Copic Markers (available here)

Goldfish: Y17, YR04, YR07, YR14, YR18, YR27, W8
Neon Tetra: W1, W2, R22, R27, B21, B24, W8
Background: Y17, B01, BG13, BG45, BG49, YG61

You may have spotted that I coloured the outside of the die cut fish.  I did this in order that they blended in better with the water.

Small bubbles were created using clear round drops that I adhered to the stitched area with Multi Medium Matte.  The fish were affixed with either Multi Medium Matte or Foam Squares for additional dimension.

I created my own background paper using the Mermaid Tail background stamp and various Hybrid inks to match the DMC threads.  The finished project was adhered to a Smooth White card base, with a narrow Tropical Teal mount.

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