While I really liked the bright colors in this paper packet, I wasn’t too sure what to do with these eyes. I generally try to use some of each paper in the paper packet on my card class – but I just wasn’t feeling this paper. Whenever I’m stuck – I generally look through the Idea Book or on Facebook Consultant Groups – I can usually find great inspiration for the papers I’m working with.
After looking through the Seasonal Expressions, I saw a cute layout that had these pink eyeballs. Isn’t this just the cutest (these are the times when I wish I had a girl!!!!)! So, I decide to scrap lift this layout into a card.
It turned out quite cute using the Safari Ballet stamp set (that little hippo ballerina is so darling – but not near as adorable as the little girl in the layout!
I started with a 5 1/2″ piece of the black zip strip (with circles) then a 2 x 5 1/2″ piece of the eyes, followed by a 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of the slate. On top of this, I layered the raspberry, black speckles and finally the white daisy for stamping.
I’m not one to fuss with water colors – so I decided just to add some color in a few key areas rather than coloring the hippo all grey. Like I said – I don’t like to fuss – so I grabbed a water brush and my Raspberry ink stamp pad. This is the perfect combination when you’re just adding a bit of color and don’t want to fuss with water colors. Did I say I don’t like to fuss!
I finished her off with my Shimmer Brush. This is another great tool for adding just a hint of something extra. (you can probably actually see it a little better in the first picture).
So there you go – a Happy Hippo Ballerina scraplifted from a layout.
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