This week's Stamping Bella challenge and Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge are "Anything Goes" so I pulled out the Huggy Squidgies and paired them with the Mojo Monday Sketch #485. I had put aside the Sweet Things papers from Doodlebug Design in my "to use soon" pile and since the colored image on the stamp packaging matched the paper colors so nicely, they just seemed like a natural match. I looked up Elaine Hugues' coloring video on YouTube for inspiration and basically tried to reproduce what she's doing to try and improve on my coloring skills. I'm really happy with most of the image, but I think the faces could be better. Practice, practice!
The stamps come with a sentiment, but I wanted something in French so I went hunting for something that would match nicely and found "A little hug from across the miles" in the Lift Me Up stamp set (2017 Occasions Catalogue). I embossed it in white powder on red patterned paper and added a cute enamel heart from the Subtles Enamel Shapes set.
Stamps: Huggy Squidgies (Stamping Bella), Gentil remontant (Lift Me Up - Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Papers: Sweet Things (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: VersaMark, Tuxedo Black Memento, Real Red
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Mint Macaron/Basic Black Baker's Twine,
White Medium Envelope, Button, Washi Tape Punch, Large Oval Punch, Markers,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics Dies (My Favorite Things)