Thursday 3 November 2022

Camo Sneakers

Hi all.  I have used the sneakers again for another youngster in the family but decided to paper piece using some camouflage paper as I thought he would like the look.  The stamp is by Woodware, bought at a recent craft fair from The Stamp Hut and just called Sneakers, and used for the first time here.

I started with the background using a Brusho powder called Moss mixed with a little water on a piece of acrylic and then dabbed on to the white card and followed this with some Dried Marigold Distress Ink again added using the piece of acrylic to apply it, also mixed with water.  

I then stamped the sneakers on to a piece of white card and also on the camo paper with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, and heat embossed the main image with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I coloured the front piece of each shoe with Brushed Corduroy DI using a waterbrush, and the laces with a black Inktense Pencil taking the ink from the tip with the waterbrush..I also added this to the edge of the soles and toe caps, and I added a shadow to the soles with a some but well watered down.  I then cut them out as well as cutting the pieces of camo paper to fit the areas of the shoes.  I decided to add the glue to the image rather than to the paper and this worked well.

I finished by stamping the circles and stars, which are part of the set, around the shoes using the Brushed Corduroy, and stamped twice more, second and third generation ink, for a softer effect, around the three original circles, and added the stars in the centre of each of the main circles using Peeled Paint DI and then the sentiment using the Nocturne Ink again heat embossing with the Clear Gloss EP.  I also found a piece of card in a coordinating shade of green and added this to the 6" square card  and then the topper and sneakers using Pinflair Glue Gel for a bit of dimension.  I suddenly realised I hadn't coloured the studs on the sides of the shoes so just used a lead pencil to highlight them.

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Happy Little Stampers November Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 441 Make Your Mark.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 700 - Let's Celebrate - Any Special Occasion.  Congratulations to them for reaching their 700th challenge and long may they continue!
Happy Little Stampers November Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Krafty Chicks Challenge - No. 636 Wk 1 - (Stamp Act).
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Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great design for a young lads birthday card, thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

Mervi said...

Stunning card Pat. Just perfect stamp for youngster cards.
Fabulous colouring and design!
Thank you for celebrating #700 Allsorts Challenge;-))m

Loll said...

LOVE your camouflage sneakers, Pat! They look awesome over your fabulous background. xx

Christine Alexander said...

Great paper piecing with the Camo paper. love the effect ♥

brenda said...

A great card for a youngsters Birthday Pat, many thanks for sharing it with us at our 700th Allsorts challenge.

B x

Sarn said...

WOW Pat - this is a brilliant masculine card. I love it.
Thanks for joining in at the special celebratory week at Allsorts. x

Aquarius said...

An ideal stamp for a young person's card and what a great idea to use camo paper to paper piece. Great description of the whole process too.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A fabulous card Pat, I love how you have inked the background and the paper piecing is just awesome, A Super card for the Lad.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

This is a fantastic stamp for young folk Pat, and I love how you've paper pieced the sneakers. It's a brilliant card, and your colours are just perfect for the image, Kate x

Marjan said...

Wow, great card for an young man!Wonderful coloring of them too and I also love the subtle but effective background you created!

Susan Renshaw said...

Great male card!

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The Dream Pages said...

Lovely background you created using water colours..
Thank you so much for joining us at HLS water colour challenge..

Fiona said...

Such a fabulous card- I love that idea of the paper piecing and those sneakers against that soft water colour background. Thanks for sharing with us at HLS Water Colour challenge

Liz said...

Great card Pat, the camouflage sneakers are wonderful. xx

The Dream Pages said...

Great design and fun card..
Thank you so much joining us at HLS water colour challenge..