Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge 37

Happy Saturday! The day started drizzly and overcast – a perfect day for lighting a fire and having friends around for brunch. We had spinach, bacon, smoked trout, sunny side ups and hollandaise sauce goodness on Vienna toast, after which we all lazed by the fire chatting.

After a nanna nap (yes, good food and fine conversation needs to be followed up by a nap), I decided to do some crafting. I saw the Share Joy Challenge 37 on Insta yesterday and decided to break out my new Taylored Expressions stamps and give them a whirl. 
I decided to push myself and go with both the sketch and colours – sketch as I don’t usually pair circles with layered squares, and colours as I never use that combination. That being said, I tried to keep it simple – circles and squares and 4 main colours seemed busy enough for me.

  

I started with the squirrel grumpling, stamping it in Tsukineko Brilliance Black ink and die cutting it out with a circle die.  The card base was made from scored blue cardstock, cut to a 9cm square then layered with yellow in 7.75 cm and brown in 7.5 cm. 

I coloured my grumpling picture with copics – mainly from the E series for the brown grumpling and table, various singles for for the tiny bits and W series for the grey around the bottom to give a bit of depth. It still looked stark so I went over the white space with Zig Wink of Stella before sticking it to the card base. 

  

I took more of the same yellow card and cut out a banner, stamped on the sentiment and stuck on the green button. Lastly, I popped the banner on the card base using 3d foam. I was pretty skeptical of that colour scheme but I think I managed to make it work.

I adore my crafty grumpling stamps. I don’t know that I’d use them much, but they sure make me smile. Do you have stamps like that – the ones you just have to get despite knowing they’d hardly get used?

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