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Watercolouring with Kangaroo and Co

Stampin Up Kangaroo and Co

A few weeks ago I was just playing around, practicing with my new palettes and getting ready for my Simple and Sweet class. I found the large kangaroo image in the Kangaroo & Co stamp set to be perfect for practicing on as it’s quite a large image.

I’m not great at envisioning how to colour images or knowing where to add shading. Luckily these days it’s as simple as asking Dr Google for an image of a Kangaroo. What a difference to have a point of reference, so away I went. So much easier than trying to remember where to add darker areas or which areas to keep light.

I came up with this cute card for my class that was a real hit with my class ladies. I Love this limited edition Stampin’ Up! Kangaroo & Company Stamp Set which is only available until 30 June from the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini catalogue. All of the images in this stamp set are pretty cute.

Step 1 – To create the multicoloured heart that features behind the Kangaroo, I used a few pieces 1/2 inch pieces that I had in my scraps of different shades of pinks and reds; Real Red, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Bushing Bride and Petal Pink. I adhered the strips side by side onto a piece of card and cut out with a heart shaped die.

Step 2 – I cut a smaller heart from Petal Pink card stock and stamped the Hello sentiment onto a small circle die cut.

Step 3 – I stamped the ‘Hello Baby’ sentiment onto a small circle die cut. I layered all of the pieces including my watercolored kangaroos

Step 4 – I cut a Stitched rectangle die from a piece of Basic White card stock cut and dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

Step 5 – I wrapped a piece of calypso Coral BakersTwine around this piece and attached it to the card base with strong double sided tape.

Cut a slit with scissors to fit the joey into the pouch
Cut a slit with scissors to fit the joey into the pouch
1/2 inch strips used to make heart shape
1/2 Inch strips

Step 6 – After watercoloring the Kangaroos, I fussy cut them out, cutting a slit into the pouch area of the large Kangaroo to create a space to put the joey so he is sitting in the pouch.

Step 7 – I layered all of the pieces including my watercolored kangaroos onto this embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The hearts were dies that have retired but you could use any die shape. Unfortunately there aren’t any hearts in the new Annual Catalogue but there are still heart dies available in the current mini which finishes 30 June 2021. I will link to them in my products list below.

Here is a quick time lapse video if you would like to see how I watercolored the Kangaroos

Video of Watercolouring Kangaroo & Co

Here is a quick time lapse video if you would like to see how I watercolored the Kangaroos

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Thank you for stopping by. Have an amazing day!

Hugs, Robyn x

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