2 February 2018


I thought I'd start this month's release countdown with a little bit of humour.
The sentiment on the new Party Animals stamp set says it all:

"Smile Until Your Cheeks Hurt"

Not sure the chicken would agree, but those pesky piglets are finding their prank highly amusing!

The naughty little pigs filled the balloons with Helium.  If you look carefully you can see the canister of gas behind them whilst they chuckle to themselves and the poor chicken floats off to goodness knows where. 
Can anyone work out what I used to create the helium bottle?  I'll give you the answer at the end of this post.......

The scene was stamped on Copic suitable card with Hybrid Cement Gray ink, with the background drawn by hand.  It was coloured primarily using Copic Markers with a small amount of coloured pencil enhancement.  

Sky: B0000, B000, 0
Grass/Bushes: G20, G40, C0, C1, C2
Buttercups: Y13, YR23
Piglets: R11, R12, R20, RV32, RV34, W8
Chicken: R21, R22, E40, E41, E42, E43, E11, E13, E15, E17
Pig's Sweaters: BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, YG61, TG63, YG67
Helium Bottle: W1, W3, W5
Balloons: R22, R24, R29, G12, G14, G16, BG02, BG05, BG07, W2, W4

Once coloured I used the outer, uncoloured stitched part as a sort of border and then mounted it on Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastel paper with a Gumdrop Green mount to finish, adhered to an A2 top folding card base.

So who worked out what I used as the helium tank? 
10/10 if you spotted that it's the salt shaker from Recipe for Happiness!

Don't forget, if you hop on over to the MFT Blog and leave a comment, you may be the lucky winner of a $75 MFT Store voucher as well as seeing the fantastic cards my team mates have been creating with this new release.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project from the upcoming February release
Happy Colouring



Cathy Lillie said...

Wow! I can't get over your coloring! It's amazing! It looks like an illustration from a children's book. You are incredibly talented!

Monika Gulyas said...

What a fun card!!! Amazing colouring!!!

Annette said...

Your talent is wasted on cards Jane but I'm so glad you share them with us. I love this one, and genius to use the salt shaker for those naughty piggies. xx

Andrea Hastilow said...

Such a great piggin fun card, great use of a salt shaker, love it.

Heidi Rees said...

WOW!!! What amazing coloring skills you have! LOVE your card! The party animals stamp set is absolutely adorable!

Dee said...

Fabulous coloring and awesome humor in your amazing card!

Viki Banaszak said...

Bad piggies! Now how is that poor chicken going to get home? So cute!

Sharron said...

Such a fun design and so clever! I am always amazed at your awesome coloring!

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Holly M. said...

Incredible coloring and use of this set!

Karthikha said...

OMG!! Stunning coloring!! Looks so real and no one would ever believe it was colored!! I'm totally in love with it!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

As always, your coloring job is absolutely stunning !

Julie S said...

I could look at your creations all day. Fabulous!

Amante del Papel said...

your card is amazing, you coloring stunning!!!

Kleri said...

Hahaha...super cute scene!Thank you for sharing :)