Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Shopping Our Stash GDT Project Challenge #268

I am so EXCITED, I was chosen for a Guest Design Team for Shopping Our Stash.  This is my first ever Guest Design Team spot.

The challenge is called Mary Had a Little Lamb, (use farm animals).

If your would like to join along with the challenge CLICK HERE.

 I started off by gathering my supplies, some Clear Embossing Powder, Versa Fine Black Onyx ink. Masters Touch 4X6 water color paper, my Peerless water colors, and two stamp sets.

One from Stampin UP called Barnyard Babies and one from My Pink Stamper called A Punny-Licious Christmas.
 I am using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for the little Christmas hat in the Barnyard Babies set.
 I cut the 4X6 water color paper down too 3 3/4 by 5 inches.

I used my powder tool to prep my paper and since Versa Fine Black Onyx ink stays wet longer you can emboss with it.

I randomly stamped the cows all over and  I also am makeing a sheep one as well.
 Here it looks after embossed, see the shinny layer.
 After stamping and embossing both the cow and sheep panels I began to work with the sheep first.

I am using Peerless water colors to color and a spray bottle along with a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 paper in a page protector.
 Here I sprayed two piles and have one with clean water and one with my colored water.
 I wet the paper and then dropped in color, after a few seconds I dried my paint brush off on a wash cloth and soaked up the color and it just leaves a nice lighter color.

The right corner is before soaking up the extra color and the one right above it is after.
 I did the same with the red hats.
 And the grass.
 I had just finished coloring when low and behold I dropped my paint brush full of brown ink and made that splatter on the lower left.

So I rolled with it and added more splatters because I was not going to start again.
 I took the My Pink Stamper stamp called A Punny-licious Christmas and cut up the sentiment called 'all I want for Christmas is ewe!"

Its OK it did not scream.

I white embossed it one Early Espresso paper from Stampin UP.
 I added the water color piece on a mat of Early Espresso with double sided tape.

I added the sentiment strips using foam to cover up my ut oh splatter.
Finished card

I added the Early Espresso onto some Real Red card stock

Close UP

I added a white card stock mat and stamped the inside.
Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
their website is http://www.hobbylobby.com/home.cfm
Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
their website is http://www.michaels.com/
Target Store site http://www.target.com/

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These ARE NOT affliate links, no way involved with these company’s, I just love their products. These are links to their stores.

My Stampin UP demo is Jenny Rast, You can purchase from her and support her by searching for her under the demonstrator section here http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-US/
- I used Real Red and Early Espresso card stock
- I used Barnyard Babies stamp set

My Pink Stamper Stamps - Currently not available, possibly one ebay or Face Book Sales
- I used A Punny-Licious Christmas stamp set

You can purchase Peerless water colors from you favorite online craft store, I got mine from Simon Says Stamp

Water Color paper is also readily available at local craft stores or your favorite online stores.


  1. What a way to start out with your first ever GD gig! WOW! This card is all kinds of fabulous! LOVE the sheep background and those punny sentiments are awesome! So glad that you are joining us this month at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. love love love those adorable sheep & possibly the two best sentiments OF ALL TIME! thanks for being our awesome guest star "down on the farm" this week at SOS! <3

  3. SOOOO cute! So glad EWE could join us at SOS this week as a Guest Designer! Really enjoy looking at your technique pix-- you're a talented lady!

  4. What a super cute card!! I love how you added all the Santa hats and the greeting on the inside is so fun!! Thanks for being our guest designer at SOS!!

  5. WOW!! Jennifer, congratulations on your very first Guest Designer spot!!!
    I love your funny and punny card, oh my gosh!! those little lambs with their Santa's hats look fabulous as a background.
    The sentiments both in front and inside of your card made me Laugh Out Loud!!!
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope to see you back in the gallery again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  6. Congrats on your GDT spot, and I love the card you created! Coloring all those lambs looks like fun, and I love how you went with the "oops" splatter and rolled with the flow! Fleece on earth cracks me up too :)