Sunday, 26 March 2017

Treasured Memories

Morning.
Today I am playing with one of my favourite flower stamps by Rubbernecker called Flowers in the Breeze.  It is a fun layering stamp and easy to use to create a field of flowers.
The sentiment is a new one to me by Verses called Love Becomes a Memory and today was the day it needed to see some ink.  

I began by placing the flower stamp into my Misti, coloured directly onto my stamp with my Zig markers, sprayed with water and stamped onto 120lb watercolor paper.
I repeated that process, using a darker shade of the red for the second stamping.  
I then stamped the leaves and stems and let it dry.
I placed the sentiment into my Misti, inked with Archival ink, stamped and embossed with clear just to help it pop.




Adding my card to these challenges:

 Brown Sugar- ANYTHING GOES

Simply Papercrafts- ANYTHING GOES

Aud Sentiments- ANY SENTIMENT EXCEPT BIRTHDAY


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker, Verses/ Zig markers/ Misti/ TH mister/ ink- Archival/ clear eb powder

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Layered Flowers

Happy Saturday!
Meet the card for today. 

This is a new stamp layering set I just picked up from Altenew called Watercolor Wonders.  
This set is beautiful and was originally inspired by watercolor paintings by a Japanese artist named Akira Mineeda.  
At first, I must admit that I felt a bit intimidated when I saw all the stamps in the set but when I saw the guide sheet included on the back, I started to play around with it and was pleased with the result.

I began with my usual heavy weight cardstock and placed it inside my Misti.  Following the guide, I started with the largest stamp, inked it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, gave it one spray of water and stamped.  
I repeated that process for the next 2 layers which were stamped with Picked Raspberry then Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Riley and Company that I have had in my stash but have never used with black Memento ink.




Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Monday- LAYER IT UP

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE 

Aud Sentiments- ANY SENTIMENT EXCEPT BIRTHDAY


Have a great weekend and thanks for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Altenew, Riley and Comp./ ink- Distress, Memento/ Misti/ TH mister

Friday, 24 March 2017

In the Forest

Good Morning.

I've been super busy so was happy to be able to get a card made using this great stamp from Hero Arts.  Super simple to create the look with this stamp.

I began by colouring directly onto the stamp using my Zig markers.  I gave it a good spray with my mister and stamped.  I took some addition ink and a wet paintbrush and moved some of the colour around being sure not to cover up the white tree areas.
I set that aside to dry and cut the stitched frame from a piece of heavy white cardstock.
I mounted the piece behind the frame and pop dotted that over a piece of coloured cardstock.

* I have been asked a few times what kind of cardstock I use.  My go to is a heavy 120lb paper that I get in bulk from my local Scrapbooking store.  It is ok for doing some stamping applications as long as there is not too much water involved.  I find if I add too much water, the paper will pile up.
Hope that helps.
 


Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

As You Like It- FAV COLOURING MEDIUM
(I love to watercolour and using my Zig markers, I can colour or add water 
and use them to watercolour with.)


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great day!

Supplies:  stamp- HA/ Zig markers/ TH Mister/ paintbrush/ stitched die- Memory Box/ pop dots

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Coming to Life- CAS Watercolour Challenge


 Time for another card for the 

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.ca/

Spring is almost here although the weather where I live still feels like winter.

Today, I am playing with this wonderful new stamp from Penny Black called Awaken.  If you enjoy colouring or watercolouring you will love this image.
I began by stamping the image using Versamark ink then white heat embossed on watercolour paper.
Using my Zig makers, I coloured in areas of my flowers then used a wet paintbrush to watercolour them in.  When it was dry, I cut it out along the outside edge.
Next, I placed the Penny Black sentiment from the Happy Wishes set, inked it with black Archival ink and stamped.
I pop dotted my card front over a piece of dark green cardstock to help the cut edge flowers show up.
Added 3 pearls to finish my card off.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- BIT O' GREEN

Stampin Royalty- SPRING

The Crafty Addicts- ANYTHING GOES/ CAS

Word Art Wednesday- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Archival/ Zig markers/ paintbrush/ white eb powder/ heat tool/ pearls

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Blue Skies- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.

It's time for another card for 

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/




You still have time to play along so come and check out the amazing cards and join us.

For my card, I began placing the flower stamp by Unity into my Misti, inked it up with Adirondack Currant ink and stamped.  I clear heat embossed the flowers then inked my background with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  For some reason, the embossed flowers ended up having a bit of a halo around them which I loved.
To add interest to my background, I laid a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop over my inked background and randomly sponged with water.  The water lifts the Distress inks which are 
water-based.  I also randomly stamped the text from Hero Arts over the background with Faded Jeans Distress ink.  
I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment by Studio G then finally splattered with water and white acrylic paint.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- FOR A SPECIAL LADY/GIRL

 Crafty Cardmakers- FOR A SPECIAL WOMAN

CASology- FOLIAGE


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Unity, HA, Studio G/ ink- Adirondack, Distress, Versamark/ wh acrylic paint/ stencil- TCW/ sponging tool/ white eb powder

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Smile Time

Meet today's card.
Great to use as a masculine card and super simple to create.

I began by placing the clock face stencil by Tim Holtz onto a piece of white cardstock and rubbed on Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I wanted to add more depth and interest to the clock faces to make them stand out more so leaving the stencil in place, I stenciled over just the faces with a piece of drywall tape and Faded Jeans Distress ink.
I placed the Smile sentiment from Impression Obsession inside my Misti, then stamped using Memento ink.  
I like when a card comes together so simply and quick.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Mon.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG

Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES

Cards in Envy- KEEP IT SIMPLE

Crafty Cardmakers- GO GREEN


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Supplies:  stamp- Impression Obsession/ inks- Memento, Distress/ stencil- TH/ drywall tape/ Misti