Welcome to our last challenge for 2016. Due to the Christmas holidays, this challenge will run for two weeks, ending January 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.
Our host this week is Marsha, and she has chosen Clean & Simple Make it With Hearts. Clean & Simple means to use minimal layers and embellishments and to leave lots of open space.
Since I received my pre-order from the 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Brations catalogues, I just had to play with new stuff and combined a set from the Occasions with a set from SAB.
The Occasions set is called Tie Dyed and the crazy-looking chicken is from an SAB set called Hey Chick. Both sets are going to be a lot of fun and I thought they looked well together.
I used Emerald Envy cardstock for the base and the images are stamped on Whisper White. The Tie Dyed set is a 3-part stamping set, meaning each image has three parts to it that are stamped separately and layered to form a multi-coloured image or an image with three shades of one colour ink.
I only used two of the heart images and stamped them in Emerald Envy and Peek-a-Boo Peach. The chicken is stamped with Archival Basic Black and coloured with a combination of markers and the brand new Stampin' Up Watercolour Pencils. I stamped him on a separate piece of Whisper White and fussy cut after colouring.
As you will see by what the other Watercooler Artists have done - visit Watercooler Wednesday - hearts can be used for occasions other than Valentine's Day. So pull out your favourite heart stamp and join the fun!