Friday, 24 February 2017

Garden Grows

Meet today's card.

Playing with a piece of leftover inky paper.  
I keep my inky 'fails' in a box in the hopes that I can use them in the future.  That doesn't always happen but today it worked out.

I began with this blue inked paper.  I rubbed Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks onto my craft mat, sprayed with water and dragged my paper through the wet ink.
Then using a piece a drywall tape, I stenciled on the background to add depth.
Using a circle die from Spellbinders, I cut out the circle then used the flower die from Memory Box to die cut the flowers first from the circle piece then again on a piece of white cardstock.
I inlaid the white flowers into the sponged piece and glued them in place.
The sentiment from Impression Obsession was stamped using my MISTI.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

4 Crafty Chicks- STENCILS 

Southern Girls- NATURE INSPIRED


Thanks so much for coming and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- IO/ drywall tape/ ink- Memento, Distress/ die- Memory Box, Spellbinder/ Cuttlebug

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Flowers for a Friend

Morning.
Meet today's card.  I made it using one of my all time favourite flower stamps by Magenta.
I feel inspired when I pick it up to stamp with.  
I'm sure you have some of those favs in your collection too!

I began by placing the flower stamp called Clover Silhouette from Magenta into my MISTI.
I inked with blue Zig markers, sprayed with water then stamped.  After stamping with the blue, I inked with grey Memento ink, stamped off to remove some of the ink and then onto my paper to create a shadow effect.

I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession with Versamark and white heat embossed.  
Lastly, I rubbed Salty Ocean Distress ink over my card front to help reveal my sentiment.




Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES

Stampavie and More- EMBOSSING

Watercooler Wednesday- MASCULINE ANYTHING GOES 


Thanks so very much for coming to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Magenta, IO/ ink- Versamark, Distress, Memento/ inking tool/ white eb powder/ MISTI/ Zig markers


Sunday, 19 February 2017

Framed Trees

 Good Morning.
Today, I am playing with some new to me crafting things I just picked up last week.
I wanted to make a clean and simple card and this is what I came up with.

I began by colouring the Forest Background from Hero Arts with my Zig markers, sprayed with water and stamped onto watercolour paper.  It gave me a wonderful, watercoloured image.
Next, I die cut the stitched frame using a die from MFT called Rectangle Peek a Boo Window and mounted my image behind it.
I stamped the sentiment from Technique Tuesday and added it onto a piece of blue cardstock.
That's it...pretty simple.





 Adding my card to these challenges:


Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Brown Sugar- BIRTHDAY

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES



 Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, TT/ die- MFT/ Cuttlebug/ Zig markers/ Memento bl ink



Friday, 17 February 2017

Hope for Spring


Happy Friday.

I was happy I had time to play with a new sentiment stamp that I just picked up from Stampendous.
I wanted to make it the focal point of my card so here is what I did.

I began by placing the flowers by Magenta into my Misti.  I colours them with my Zig markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  
Next, I used my Misti again to stamp the sentiment with Memento black ink then clear embossed.  
I also stamped the sentiment in the background but heat embossed it with white powder.
I rubbed Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks over my card front to help reveal the sentiment in the background and to pull all the colours together.




Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed- Fantastic Florals

A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Sweet Stampers- ADD A SENTIMENT



Have a great weekend and thanks for coming to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Stampendous, Magenta/ ink-Distress, Memento/ wh eb powder/ heat tool/ MISTI/ Zig markers

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Happy Hug Day- CAS Watercolour Challenge


I can't believe we are already half-way through the month and it's time for another card for the 

This month our theme is:




I began creating my card by drawing a heart shape on scrap paper and cut it out to use as a mask.
I place my card front in my MISTI then put the mask in place.  
I coloured the Bejeweled stamp from Penny Black with my Memento markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the inking of the flower.
I sponged the background with Salty Ocean Distress ink and stenciled over that with some drywall tape.  I also stamped the Script from PB faintly in the background to add more depth and interest.
The sentiment is from a new PB set called Forever and Always.  
To help define the sponged area, I pierced around the heart which really helped finish it all off.



Simon Says- FANTASTIC FLORALS

Little Red Wagon- SEASON OF LOVE

Addicted To Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

Paperminutes- CLEAN AND SIMPLE



Thanks so very much for coming to take a look.
Please come and play along with our challenge...we would love to see you!

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Distress, Memento/ MISTI/ drywall tape, piercing tool/ sponge applicator/ Memento markers/ clear gems

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Watercolour Beauties- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
It's time for another card for

Our theme this month is
This month we are casing a gorgeous card made by Therese Calvird.

I decided to make a very clean and simple card by using the French Marigold flower stamp from STAMPlorations.
First, I stamped the flower onto scrap paper and fussy cut it out to use as my mask.
I place the flower stamp into my Misti and stamped it into the corner with Versamark ink, sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set.  I masked the flower and repeated that process for the second one.
Using my Zigs, I watercoloured the flowers then stamped the sentiment from Penny Black called
Growing Free (I think it's retired) with Archival black ink.





Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed- FANTASTIC FLORALS

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

STAMPlorations Never Ending- ANYTHING GOES



Hope you can come and play along with us!
Thanks for the visit.

Supplies:  stamps- STAMPlorations, Penny Black/ ink- Versamark, Archival/ wh. eb powder/ heat tool/ Zig markers/ MISTI/ paintbrush

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Landscape


 Meet today's card.

Just a fun one I made while playing with some Yupo paper and my Alcohol inks.
I tried my hand at making a landscape which was really fun.

I began with a piece of Yupo paper which is a synthetic, plastic like paper.  I bought mine at the local art store but I know it is readily available.  
I applied the Alcohol inks in lines across my paper then did the same with some Blending Solution to help make the colours move.  I also used the edge of an old credit card dipped in Blending Solution to help with moving the ink too.  When it was dry, I stamped the trees from STAMPlorations using Archival ink and my Misti.  

 I set it aside to dry and when I picked it up again, I noticed a tiny bit of white peeking through by the tree line.  I sat and scratched my head for a moment and wondered how to fix it without messing up the look of the background.
Had an 'awhhh moment' when I noticed the sharpies sitting on my desk.  They are alcohol based so I took a similar green and dabbed it along the tree line to cover the white....TADA!! 
I just love the texture it added to the overall look!  
I cut a frame using a square Spellbinder die to create a frame then stamped the birthday greeting.


 Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING


Sweet Stampin'- MASCULINE

Crafty Friends- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- trees:STAMPlorations, sent: ??/ ink- Archival/ Sharpie marker/ Yupo Paper/ Alcohol ink: Ranger, Pinata/ Ranger Blending Solution/ MISTI/ Spellbinder die/ old credit card