Friday 13 February 2015

Happy Birthday from the herd

Nothing like getting a shipment of new stamps, is there? Except then you face the problem of choosing which one to start with. This is my absolute favourite stamp from the new Stampin' Up cattie. I mean, it has an alpaca on it! Or a llama, however, an animal from the alpaca-llama family of quadrupeds, you can never have too much of them in your life. Why are you laughing? I'm sure the term alpaca-llama family of animals is the correct scientific term. I mean, I'm a scientist after all. 

I love alpacas. There is an alpaca farm not far from us, and every time we drive past I hope the alpacas are out in the fields. I know it's going to be a good day if the alpacas are out. 

Anyhow, I love this stamp. And it's perfect for watercolouring!! I used my Stampin' Up inks and an Aquaflo brush. Then all I did was to add the sentiment and stamp the balloons.

This card was inspired by the new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, although I did flip it onto it's side kinda... I also think the herd is perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is All Creatures Great and Small and Just Inspirational Challenges where the theme is Any Animal. I'm also linking up at Addicted to Stamps and Craft Your Passion where Anything Goes this week.

Card: 300 gsm white card, Daler&Rowney 300 gsm watercolour paper Aquafine
Stamps: Stampin' Up From the Herd and Just Sayin'
Ink: Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black, Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Other: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables


Karen M said...

Your card is so cute and I love all these adorable animals! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Unknown said...

Your card is really adorable! Thanks for joining us over at Just Inspirational Challenges.
Sandra (DT)

Rahmat said...

Haha this card gave me a chuckle. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Rahmat said...

Haha this card gave me a chuckle. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Linda Callahan said...

So so cute! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Michelle said...

Funny all those animals with their great eyes.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again the next challenge.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Dana said...

Hehehe!! Super cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Jen Brum said...

Super cute card! I love that stamp set but am not brave enough to use it! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lee-Anne said...

This farm scene is just it! Love the faces on those critters :) So happy you could join us at ATSM!

debby4000 said...

Lovely job with the colouring of the image it makes a fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.