Last week before the packers came I managed to fit in a bit of crafting with my friend. I did not have the bandwidth to manage single parenthood, an interstate move, plus designing a ton of stuff from scratch, so I ordered up the new Penelope Workshops Your Way kit, added the February SOTM (sneak peek!), and that's all I brought with me. In two short sessions I made 8 cards, a 2 page pocket spread, and three 2 page layouts WITH PICTURES! I even (mostly) followed the instructions.
This is one of the cards I made using the kit instructions. CTMH used a super cute Spring Critters stamp set on their version, but I opted to use the February SOTM called Balloon Animals, just because I love it.
I did a Rock 'n' Roll technique in inking up the monkey balloon to give the solid shape a little extra interest. First I inked the monkey in Thistle ink, then I stamped him off onto some scrap paper. I inked the image again in the same Thistle ink, being careful to roll just the edges into the ink so when I stamped him the image would be shaded. I also really liked the effect of adding the striped washi tape over the striped background for a bit of a plaid effect!