The theme for this week's hop was to draw inspiration from this picture and make something pretty.I was really excited to see the bright summery colors and all that yellow! I looked over my QKD stamps and knew I had to ink up Lani the mermaid from the Whimsical Ink Sorority line.
Isn't she beautiful? I colored her with my Copics and layered some designer paper from MME behind her. While I was creating her the other night I had a flash of smart and decide to share 2 helpful tips for you faithful hoppers.
The first one is that if you have your beautiful stamped and colored image on a piece of paper and accidentally trim it too close on one side, instead of redoing the entire thing, simply cut out the image and mount it on a piece of decorative paper.
Tip number 2 that I JUST realized and I really felt a little slow that I hadn't realized this before. If you want to layer a piece of paper behind one of your Nestibilites and the next size up is a little big for your liking, cut one shape with your die cut machine and then with the same die, trace it on a separate sheet of paper and cut it out! Really, I was SO proud of myself last night then I figured that everyone had figured this out already. Still proud of myself though!
Alright, enough of my rambling, head over to Anessa and take a look the awesomeness she has in store for you and don't forget to stop by the store and check out the amazing clearance sale!!