I have had a sheet of peel off stickers for ages that I did not know what to do with. I found it again when I had a clean out and decided to try this. I stuck the peel off rose onto a piece of card then coloured it using distress markers (Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn) and a water brush. It is easy to get the shading when you use the water brush, picking up the colour from the craft sheet, rather than using the distress marker direct to paper.
To make the coloured strip, I used wide post it notes to block off a strip on the front of the card, then used distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn) to put the colour down. When I finished that I gave it a light spray with water to change the flat look of the colour.
The sentiment is from a freebie set in a magazine I got recently.
The second card, slightly less simple, but effective, used paper piecing for the image - something I have not done a lot of for some reason. I stamped the owl image on several different coloured sheets of paper and cut out the components, before attaching them to a stamped image on a piece of card. I cut out the owl and added eyes then attached the wings with foam squares.
For the sentiment strip, I cut a piece of the coloured paper used for the paper piecing and stamped the sentiment on that.
The owl is attached to the card with foam squares to give it some dimension. Both the owl stamp and the sentiment were freebies from a magazine I bought last year.
Over at http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk they are having a Clean and Simple challenge this week, so I thought these might be just the thing. Have not entered any challenges for a very long time, so what better time to start than in a new year!
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