One of the collaboration groups I’m in is having a special event going on all this week, called C.A.S.E. the Creator. Members of the group are assigned to each other, and we have to create a project inspired by one of the projects made by our assigned partner. I am going to be C.A.S.E.ing Liz, and I chose to take inspiration from the adorable hedgehog mug she created.
As I’m primarily a card maker I took inspiration from Liz’s mug to make a card. I don’t have a hedgehog stamp so instead I decided to use a sheep that I felt worked well as a comparable focal element. The sheep is from Clearly Besotted’s Ewe Are Awesome. I have an older, now retired version of the stamp set, but there’s a current version here.
Liz used vinyl to create get hedgehog, which she layered up. I decided to replicate this by paper piecing and I used a number of snippets to create my sheep. Taking inspiration from Liz I wanted it to have a white body and teal wool. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink to stamp the sheep on its entirety onto a snippet of Neenah Solar White. I then stamped just the head part also on Neenah, followed by the wool of the body and the head on a snippet of teal.
After stamping everything out I decided to add colour and dimension using my alcohol markers. I used light greys to add dimension to the white areas, with darker greys for the hooves. I also added a touch of pink to the inner ears and nose. For the wool areas I used three shades of teal to add shading and texture by adding in c shapes.
Once I had completed all the colouring I fussy cut all the pieces out. I then used a brush tip, water-based marker to edge all of the fussy cut pieces. This hides the coloured core of the paper and makes them look more finished. I then used glue to layer the pieces together to complete the sheep.
Moving on to my card base I worked out where I wanted the sheep positioned. I took the grass stamp from the Ewe Are Awesome stamp set and used Altenew Volcano Lake to stamp two clusters on the card base, so that I could position the sheep between them. I also stamped the first part of my sentiment, using stamps from Love From Lizi’s We Are, with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
Liz’s mug uses yellow for the scripty second part of the wording, as well as an accent colour elsewhere. Initially I had been planning to use yellow too, but I decided to switch to pink as my accent. I’d already used some pink on my sheep, and it is a colour that goes well with teal. I took a snippet of pink card and die cut it with the Awesome die from Memory Box, then added glue with my glue pen and adhered it into place. I then adhered the sheep into place, completing the card.
It took me a while to decide what to do for this project, but I couldn’t help but keep going back to Liz’s adorable cup. It is so cute and a great inspiration point. I’m pretty pleased with how the design translated into my card. I think it’s clear to see where I got inspiration, yet still has my own feel to it. What do you think?
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