Saturday, January 30, 2016

Totally Techniques - Shaving Foam Fun

Happy 2016 Peeps! Its been a busy few months with lots of changes in my personal life but I am well and happy and full of energy and zest abut the coming year.

I was recently invited to join the Totally Techniques Design team and feel both honoured and excited about the projects that are lined up. This is this month's line up of stampers:

Shannean Moncrieff - that's me! Thanks for stopping by. . .

This month's technique is Shaving Foam and I have to admit that whilst it is not the most creative project that I have come up with it certainly smells the best!

You have already seen some awesome creations courtesy of this talented group of ladies and there is a good chance that you have just finished on Heather Wright-Porto's blog they are some big shoes to fill. . . here's my creation:
You all know that I love square cards and of course I couldn't resist making this one a large 6"x6" size. The base card is Blushing Bride mounted with Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (I adore this glimmer paper of all the current colours lol). I then mounted the stamping base card (Whisper White) on a marginally bigger square of Rose Red card stock.
I used Serene Silhouettes and the new Balloon Celebrations stamp set along with the sentiment from First Sight - these two sets are available in the new Occasions Cattie which is overflowing with divine stamp sets, accessories and products.  Serene Silhouettes and the dandelions from Balloon Celebrations are stamped in Jet Black Staz-On and Tuxedo Black Memento Ink respectively. The sentiment is stamped in Blushing Bride classic ink.
The balloons are where I have included the Shaving Foam Technique - I made up a sheet of Whisper White using the shaving foam and Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette re-inkers. I then heat embossed the three different balloons from Balloon Celebrations in clear embossing powder. The stippled one was inked in Versamark, Blushing Bride then embossed in clear. There is of course a matching punch [sigh - I love it when there is a matching punch or framelit] for the balloons.  I then stretched the back of the card stock using a stylus ball and the foam piercing mat to add dimension. . . I love the hint of gloss on the balloons.
Bling was essential to balance the glitter of the glimmer paper so I used the sequins from the Memories in the Making Project Life Accessories Kit - the pearlescent and blushing bride colours don't photograph well but they add the touch of whimsey that I was after!

I hope that you have found some inspiration. I would love to hear your comments xx

Next stop is the hugely talented Nadine Weiner, this lovely lady is such a beautiful person and great inspiration to me.

Until next time, have fun stamping!

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