Sunday, March 1, 2015

I'm "Hog Wild" over Art Impressions

Part of my birthday haul last month included a gift certificate to Art Impressions.  I got them last week  and they  sat neglected until I got a chance to play with them yesterday.

For inspiration, I decided to play along with Art Impressions "Tie it Up" challenge.  I knew I wanted to play with the Hog Wild  stamp set, but wasn't sure how I was going to do it.  Then yesterday, I spent some time with a friend trying to help her figure out how to use the Cricut Explore she got for Christmas.  We were happily cutting out an Easter Chick when I happened upon a balloon in the gallery!  That's when inspiration hit!  The card base needed to be a balloon!  So I cut out the balloon (twice because I knew somehow I'd mess it up, which I did) and started  coloring away with my Spectrum Noir markers!  Of course this pretty hog had to have some sparkle, so I added Wink of Stella and Stickles on the image (see close up photo), as well as Close to My Heart's Liquid Glass on her lips and glasses. For added shimmer, I masked off the image and then sprayed some Tattered Angels Yellow Daisy Shimmer Mist all over the balloon. I tied some baker twine around the balloon as the "string" and popped up this pretty girl with some foam tape to the base.  I lined the card base with some hot pink cardstock I had in my stash, stamped the greeting with Close to My Heart Archival black ink and embossed it with Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  

She is just as pretty as a princess! 


Sand Lee said...

How sweet is that?!!! Love all the little extras you added!

Karen Day said...

Peggy, this is Wonderful! I adore your piglet with her little bits of sparkle & shine! Thanks for joining our Tie It Up challenge at Art Impressions!

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE it!!! She is one of my favorites, and you've done her proud! Fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining our Tie It Up challenge at Art Impressions!