Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Merry Misfits

Hi folks, I'm sharing the first of the projects I made for the Facebook Live launch of stamps and stencils from the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Christmas Collection and if you missed it, you can check out all the new goodies and amazing samples HERE. Another fabulous collection from our adorable Professor, I can honestly say I love every stamp set and it is definitely hard to choose a favourite but who wouldn't fall in love with the Merry Misfits, they are so adorable.
I began by stamping the 3 images inked with Black Soot Distress Archival ink on to A2 panels of Distress Watercolor card and masking paper.
With the masks in place, I inked the large circle from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Brushstrokes with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink, spritzed with water and stamped on to the panels.
I then stamped the snowflake image from Merry Misfits inked with Black Soot Distress Archival.
I stamped the sentiments from the stamp set with Fired Brick, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Archival inks, coloured the images using Distress inks for a simple watercolor look and splatters of Distress ink and White Gesso.
Then it was decision time whether to use googly eyes or not. Some were a good fit, others were too large
So I took my scissors, cut them apart and used just the black circles. 
I added a white highlight with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen and Glossy Accents which brought these adorable characters to life and a smile to my face and Red Enamel Accents to the snowflakes. I love the expression on the face of this adorable Rudolph, he looks anything but merry and bright and reminded me of my Furry Hooligan when he'd had a telling off for being naughty. I added Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter to the snowflakes, Santa's hat and beard, the Snowman's hat and scarf and Rudolph's antlers.

I had to giggle when Tim showed my one-eyed Misfit Santa card on the Facebook Live, sorry Tim but he wasn't winking at you, he definitely had two eyes when he left the cubbyhole, so poor chap must have had a bumpy ride across the pond to Arizona.
I distressed the edges of the panels and matted on to A2 white card blanks covered with co-ordinating colours of Idea-ology Classic KraftStock.

I'll be sharing the rest of the cards I made over the coming weeks, in the meantime you may want to join Tim and Mario in the studio for today's Facebook Live Launch of Sizzix Chapter 4 dies...9.00am PST, 5.00pm if you're in the UK and 6.00pm Europe. I've booked my front row and hope to see you there.
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Brilliant cards, your cut-up googly eyes have given those characters real personality

  2. Oh your cards Kath are gorgeous such fun images and l too would have trouble choosing l'd have to have them all enjoy your day x

  3. These are brilliant, love their googly eyes.
    Linda xxx

  4. Hee hee,my kind of humour.Just adore these cards.Hope you are ok Kath.xx

  5. Brilliant cards Kath so nice to see humourous cards


  6. Ooh, I hadn't seen those stamps before...not sure if I should thank you or not, he, he! You've done an amazing job with these, Kath. Just had one of my occasional trawls through your last few weeks' posts and am so inspired, even if I don't really 'do' Christmas!
    Cath x