Thursday, November 19, 2015

Birthday Smiles!

Hello! Today I am sharing the sweetest little elephant from the WPlus9 Unforgettable stamp set.


Isn't he the cutest?! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolour the image and covered the balloon with a layer of glossy accents. The rectangle die is from My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Rectangle Stax and I diecut the background repeatedly with a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 20. It is not evident in the photo, but the black piece behind is a sheet of sparkly glitter paper which adds more interest to the card.

I hope your day is wonderful!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

You're Out Of This World

Hello!

Ahh, I have to say how good it felt to have a play with my Distress inks again - it has been a while. I used the Tim Holtz watercolour paper and while I have found it wasn't really great for wet techniques for me, the ink glided on and blended beautifully. Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire were used. I then sprayed on some water to get the effect that these inks are known best for, followed by Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts (a little difficult to see in this photo) and then spattered some Studio Calico Mr Huey's Colour Mist in Opaque White to finish off the sky background.
The moon and sentiment are from Altenew's To the Moon stamp set - it is so fun! The moon was stamped first with Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum Planet ink for a slight shimmer. The second layer I then used Simon Says Stamp ink in Smoke and the final layer in Versamark ink with Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder. The moon happily fits perfectly into a 2" punch which allowed me to adhere it to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with Versamark and white embossing powder, then diecut with a label die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13.



As an afterthought, I decided to add the woodchip stars and coloured these with Zig's a Wink of Luna in silver, topping that with A Wink of Stella in silver to add some more shimmer! It is unfortunate that all the shimmery bits are so difficult to capture in a photograph!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Challenge #87 - Three of Something

Stamp and Punch/Diecut


Have a fabulous day!


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Glitter me Silly

Howdy peeps!

A while ago I received a lovely Memory Box die by surprise in a package from Simon Says Stamp as part of a promo. I wasn't really sure how I was going to use it, so put it away for a while. I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago, determined to come up with something and I am quite happy with the result. Glitter paper and coloured foam, a word die and BOOM! It all came together. The results are below!


It is a little difficult to tell, but the light coloured glitter paper is actually pale pink.


The pink coloured foam helps add dimension and adds to the overall look - I love it!
 

The reverse of the card above = no wastage and a quick second card. The sentiments are cut from cardstock and covered with glossy accents.


I plan on placing a light coloured circle on the inside - alternatively using a fancy marker may be cool to write a fancy message!



























I am entering these into the following challenges:


1) Ladybug Crafts June Challenge - Use Your Dies

2) Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - Include a Diecut


Thanks for dropping by!





Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello you!

Hi There!

The card I have to share today was inspired by the latest class from Online Card Classes, Stretch Your Dies. An easy yet effective technique, using the negative space of the dies, leaving the positive diecuts to use on another card.

The dies I have used are from Little B's set Bouquet. I love these dies, they are versatile and can be paired to cut in a different manner.

The sentiment strip is from My Favorite Things, Blueprints 21 and the 'hello' diecut, cut from a coloured foam sheet, is from Wplus9,  Hand Lettered Hello




I used Liquid Pearls in Onyx Pearl for embellishing. Rather than squirting the paint directly on the card front, I dotted pearls onto a craft sheet and left them to dry, then lifted and glued them on with Multi Medium Matte. The diecut piece has been mounted with foam tape and placed onto the card base, giving dimension to the card and the same has been done with the sentiment strip.




I am entering this into the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Tick Tack Toe
1) Flowers or butterflies
2) Die cut or punch
3) Dimension

Paper Creators Crafts - Flowers

Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes w/ Pink, White and Green

Die Cut Divas - In the Garden


Thanks for popping in!





Friday, April 3, 2015

Scrambled!


Hello! 

Today I am sharing a card that combines stamps from Lil' Inker Designs "Unscramble This" and Lawn Fawn "Critters From the Past". I find it difficult these days to not purchase a stamp set alone if it has a matching die set. They just help to give your design that something extra! 


Tell me I am not the only one!

It is not obvious in the picture below, but the reveal is embossed in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I love the fun of an interactive card and this great die which creates the door, fits the bill perfectly. 


I punched out a flower shape and used it to mask the clouds to create the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The copic markers used to colour the trees were YR95, YR97 and YR99, E33 and E35. The Pterodactyl was coloured with C2, C4 and C6.


I am entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Come Fly With Me

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Tick Tack Toe  -
1) Piercing, either hand or die
2) Die cut or punch
3) Patterned paper bought or handmade

Try It On Tuesday - Those who have wings


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, safe long weekend.





Friday, October 24, 2014

Dude....you're a winner!

Hello!

Today I  have a fun card to share featuring the perfect image for many of the boys in our lives from the Simon Says Stamp stamp set All Boy and some of the divine dies and sequins I was fortunate enough to win from Paulina's blog and store Pretty Pink Posh. The Charcoal sequins I have used are from her newest release, and are so perfect for this card - they are a must have! I am looking forward to purchasing some of the beautiful colours she has in stock - I was so excited when I received these yesterday! The Stitched Tag Dies will be used regularly and my daughter and I can't wait to make super cute Christmas tags and the border dies are from the fabulous set Stitched Borders 2. Thankyou Paulina for the beautiful supplies!! xoxox



I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge Anything Goes.

Have a superb weekend!



Friday, May 23, 2014

Watercolouring

Hello!

I mentioned in my last post I have been following along with the Online Card Classes watercolour class and I can say that I have found it very inspiring. I have done minimal watercolouring in the past and have enjoyed it, now I want to do more!


 
This beautiful sunflower is from La Blanche and I used the smooth side of Tim Holtz's watercolour paper which gave a very clean crisp image, using Archival Ink. I painted the petals with Distress Inks in Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed, the flower centre with Walnut Stain  and Vintage Photo, the leaves with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn and the background with Faded Jeans, Broken China and Tumbled Glass. I coloured the base of the card with Faded Jeans ink and adhered the image to navy smooth Bazzil cardstock before adhering it with dimensional tape to the card base. The sentiment is from the Stamps of Life set 'standup4sentiments', embossed in white.


A little light green bling from Hero Arts and the card was complete.

I leave you with this - watercolouring is a blast!!



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