Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top 10 Winners Blog Hop! I am so excited to have the opportunity to participate in the blog hop this month … in the company of such a talented group of paper artists.
How did I get to participate? I was in the top ten projects who received the most votes in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight in May. A very big thank you to all those who voted for my Male Themed card last month … you can see it here.
If you haven’t joined in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight during the month, you should consider it if you have a blog. It is a lot of fun and anyone is welcome to join in as long as you use all current Stampin’ Up!® product and follow the theme. The facebook group will give you all the information you need to join in. It is great for your blog and an excellent creative challenge. The best part – you get to vote for your top five favourites.
The theme of this top ten winners blog hop is the same as the original challenge in May … male themed cards. You may be starting here or have come from the person before me in the hop. Make sure you continue hopping all the way around … the list of participating blogs is at the end of this post.
Wild Moose on the Loose!
The random pattern is also from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set stamped in Sahara Sand and then selectively coloured with a blender pen and Sahara Sand ink. My wild moose is very focused, travelling on a little path leading you to … the inside of the card.
He is a “Focused, Wild Moose” …..
Unlike this next card! I think my Wild Moose may have eaten a little too much sugar! His path is very unfocused … he is lost in the wilderness … his message is a bit like a “find-a-word” puzzle … he is very confused! But is he?
Maybe my Wild Moose is using his excellent bush skills to throw off the Dinosaur and the Bear? You decide … confused? Or a good use of pattern?
The Pieces and Patterns Stamp Set has a number of small pattern images, great for creating your own custom made Designer Series Paper or backgrounds. I have stamped them in rows in Neutral shades (Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede) … you can see they are not precise or level, just casual rows, stamped quickly without measuring or over thinking. I coloured the outline patterns with a blender pen using Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Sahara Sand inks.
Can I just note, if you are thinking “Wow, Cheryll’s colouring skills are a little unfocused”, I deliberately kept the colouring loose to match the Designer Series Paper. Well that is my story and I am sticking to it!
Pick a Pattern Suite – Stampin’ Up!®
And I just want to say a big thank you to Kylie for running the International Blog Highlight! It is a great creative kick starter for me.
If you like this quirky Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper and would like to add them to your collection (great for kids of all ages, but particularly that “hard to create for” teenage set), head on over to my online shop to grab them. Don’t forget to use June’s rewards code when you check out to share in the goodies at the end of the month.