Today is the first day of July sneak peeks for Taylored Expressions and I'm sharing two cards using In the Clouds, which I illustrated for the Whimsical Wishes line. In the Clouds is a fun set of festive blimps, baskets, banners and happy sentiments for every occasion. Taylor and her team will also be showing coordinating dies and cloud impression plates, but I'm still waiting for the mail to clear after the Canada Post strike. Postal strikes seem so long when you're waiting for stamping goodies to arrive!!
First, I stamped 8 of the images in the set in the 'air' and coloured and popped up my focal blimp and sentiment "flying by to say hi!" Thought I'd try a little dry brushing around the edges with white acrylic paint to create an 'in the cloud' look. I used the Cloud Duo die to cut felt clouds and stitched them together for a border.
When I'm illustrating a set I often find ways to use the images that aren't really their original purpose. For my next card, I rotated one of the smaller blimps to create a submarine and paired it with 'Happy Birthday.'
I spotted this clean & simple sketch when Jodi used it this week and I've also seen a lot of black cards lately. Love the look! I've coloured my sub with copics and prismacolors with gamsol and created bubbles with half pearls. I also used crystal effects on the submarine windows but the picture doesn't really show the detail.
Can't wait to see what these talented gals have dreamed up 'in the clouds'...
Melody Rupple, (Congrats on joining Taylor's team, Melody!)
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