hey, chick!

Hello, hello, hello! Can you believe it’s already June 1st?! Where has this year gone?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #14 – Anything Goes + Smooshing! Okay, “What’s smooshing?”, you ask… it’s the art of ‘smooshing’ your paper down into a puddle of inky water on your craft mat. It’s fun and it’s messy, lol! And remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and the optional technique twist is offered to inspire you and is not required to play in our challenges!


I smooshed my watercolor paper down into yellow, orange and red Brusho powders spritzed with water on my craft mat. I did this several times, drying each layer before smooshing again, until I got the look I wanted. I trimmed the watercolor paper and the layering panel, and rounded the lower right corner of these pieces as well as the card base. I added eyelets on three of the corners and hand-cut three flags. I stamped the sentiment on the largest flag and affixed them to the panel. I stamped a chicken on the panel and then twice on white cardstock. I colored one of them with Spectrum Noir markers, fussy cut and layered them together, and adhered them over top of the stamped chicken on the panel. I popped the panel up on a piece of white Foamies foam prior to adhering to the card base. I finished the front panel with several dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops.


I layered the inside panel and embellished it with leftover strips used on the front, then stamped the inside sentiment.


Here’s one final shot showing the dimension. Really loving how this turned out! It’s been ‘forever’ since I used any eyelets and I really love the interest they give this project!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Tomato Soup cardstock, Arches Cold Press Watercolor paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hey Chick stamp set
Ink: Yellow, Orange and Red Brusho powders, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- OR1, CT4, DR2
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, yellow eyelets from stash, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Darice white Foamies foam, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month – we’d love to see what you create, using the ‘smooshing’ technique twist or not! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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