Sunday, 22 October 2017

Graffiti Christmas

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card.  
I wanted to make a masculine holiday card and this is what I came up with.

One of my favorite techniques that is fun and easy is called
Basically what you do is ink the inside of your eb folder, spray with water and press onto your paper.
Here, I used an embossing folder from Carabelle and inked it with Distress inks to create my background.  Love how it came out and a wonderful way to get more mileage from your folders!
Next, I die cut the snowflake from SSS and heat embossed it using silver powder.
To help it pop, I mounted it over a small piece of vellum that I rounded the corners on to match the shape of the die.
Stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches using my Misti and done.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
613 Avenue Create- ANYTHING GOES/MASCULINE OPTION
The Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES
Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Joyful Greetings (Paper Smooches)
Ink- Distress Peeled Paint, Forest Moss (TH)/ Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ EB folder-Texte Grunge (Carabelle)/ snowflake die- SSS/
silver eb powder/ heat tool/ Cuttlebug/ vellum/ Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Winter Ice

Happy Saturday!
Time to play.
Trying to get caught up with creating some Christmas card.

I began by creating my background using the Splash Watercolour Technique and my Distress Oxide inks.  It is really easy and quick to create a bkg using this method of inking.
When that was dry, I stamped the large snowflake from a Stampin Up set (sorry I don't know the name) and then the smaller snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed them using white eb powder.
To add additional interest and depth to the simple bkg., I stenciled using some drywall tape.
Using my Misti, I stamped this great sentiment from Technique Tuesday with black ink to help make it pop. Lastly, I added the blue gem stone to the center of the snowflake.
 
That's it, another card ready for the holidays.



Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- FAV COLOUR COMBO
(blue and green)
Cardz 4 Galz- MONOCHROMATIC
CRAFT Challenge- CHRISTMAS
Cute Card Thursday- SNOWFLAKES


Supplies:
Stamps- SU/ Christmas Cheer (TT)/ Snowflakes (Imaginisce)
Inks- Versamark/ Tuxedo Black Memento/ Distress Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, 
Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ clear and white Eb powder/ heat tool/ non-stick 
craft mat (Ranger)/ Mister (TH)/ blue gem

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Moment

Good Morning.
Today, a simple card with a simple message.
I have been so busy lately that I needed to take some time, a moment to pause and create.

I just picked up this great die from Memory Box and thought I would add it to a leftover inky background.
The background was done using Distress Oxides and the Splash Watercolour technique.
Love these colour blends and the DOX's are so easy to use to achieve this look.
I die cut the opening, glued the inked piece behind after stamping the word 'Moment' and then to add additional interest to the die cut, I pierced around the circle.  
The whole piece was pop dotted over a pale shade of blue cardstock.




Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
 Little Red Wagon- LEFTOVERS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED
Just Us Girls- WINDOW/PEEK A BOO
Ooh La La- DIE CUT


Supplies
Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey)
Inks- Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves DOX (TH)/
Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- die- Memory Box Delphinium Circle/piercing tool/ Misti/ 
non-stick craft mat (Ranger)/ mister (TH)/ pop dots

Monday, 16 October 2017

Leaf Prints- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
This month we are celebrating our 1st Birthday at the 





Great prizes and great Fall theme:




For my card, I decided to go for the real thing.  I went out to the front of my house and picked a small maple leaf off the tree.  I tried to chose one that wasn't too large and not too dried out so it would ink up nicely and fit onto my card front.
I rubbed Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft sheet, sprayed a bit of water onto the ink then carefully pressed the leaf into the ink using the backside or the side that has the veins of the leaf more protruded.  I lifted it up making sure the whole leaf was covered with the watered down ink, then laid it onto my cardstock.  I took a piece of scrap paper, placed it over the top and rubbed to transfer all the ink.  Don't worry if the leaf doesn't totally print because you can ink your leaf again and carefully place it over the first impression.  
I cleaned off the leaf then repeated the process using Fired Brick then Peeled Paint DOX.
When that was dry, I diluted some some Brushed Corduroy and filled in the background a bit with a wet paintbrush to look like puddles the leaves were laying in.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti and clear heat embossed it, then pop dotted the panel onto a plain white card.


It was fun to use something directly from Mother Nature to create my card.
Thanks so much for the visit and I hope you will come and play along with us.

Also adding my card to these challenges:

 CAS on Friday- FALL/HALLOWEEN
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING
Brown Sugar- COLOUR CHALLENGE


Supplies
Stamp- Nature Art (Technique Junkies)
Ink- Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide (TH)/ 
Brushed Corduroy Distress (TH)/ Tuxedo Black Memento
 Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- real maple leaf/ clear eb powder/ heat tool/ non-stick craft sheet (Ranger)
Misti/ paintbrush

Sunday, 15 October 2017

More Favorites- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Here is another card to celebrate our 1st Birthday at 



You must check out all the great prizes to be won...it's going to be a great month.
The theme is such an easy one, 
Use Your Favorite Flower


Now you may be wondering about my card and the flowers I chose to stamp with.  I have so many favorite flowers and yes, some of them are weeds. 
As much of the garden flowers die off at Fall's arrival and cold nights, I love the lacy elegance of seeing all the Queen Anne's lace blooming in my area and so that's what I decided to stamp with.
 I created the background first using my Distress Oxide inks and the Splash Watercolour Technique which is so easy and fun.  Basically you rub ink onto a non-stick surface, spray with water and slap your cardstock into the wet ink.
When that was dry, I stamped the Love Letter (butterfly) in the background using the same colours of DOX that I had used to splash onto my cardstock.  I wanted the butterfly to be faintly visible.
Next, using my Misti, I stamped the flowers and the Queen Anne's Lace then the sentiment.
To add a bit more depth and interest to the background, I stenciled using some drywall tape.


 Please come and play along with us and have a chance to win some great prizes too!!
 Thanks so much for the visit.


Adding my card to these challenges as well:

 Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
 A Vintage Journey- CRAZY FOR FALL COLOURS
4 Crafty Chicks- FALL
Crimbo Crackers- CREATE A SCENE

 Supplies
Stamps- Love Letter (Prima)/ Nature Flowers (Art Journey)/ Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Ink- Distress Oxides: Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber (TH)/
 Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ drywall tape/ non-stick craft mat/ Mister (TH)

Monday, 9 October 2017

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Christmas Time

Happy Saturday!
Today, I am playing with my Gelatos which I haven't used in so long.
If you are unfamiliar with them, they are smooth pigment sticks that look like crayons but are highly concentrated for wonderful colours.

I began with this newly released stamp from Penny Black called Red Star.
It is such a beautiful poinsettia and great to use if you like to colour directly onto your stamps with markers which I love to do.  
So I placed the stamp into my Misti, painted a bit of water onto my stamp surface, then coloured them with Gelatos.  I sprayed with water then stamped onto my paper.  I repeated this process using shades of reds and a hint of pink and some gray until I was happy with the look.  Before it was totally dry, I clear heat embossed the flowers.  It gave them a cool, grainy look which I really liked.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the PB set called Joyful Wishes and clear embossed it as well.
I watercoloured in the background using Distress inks.  It is easy to do by just pressing the ink pad onto any non-stick surface and picking up the ink with a wet paintbrush.  I find this technique works the best though, if you wet your paper first with a bit of water using the paintbrush.

The finishing touch was to splatter some white acrylic paint over the top to look like snow.



Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look!

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- CHRISTMAS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED
Crazy 4 Challenges- ANYTHING GOES
Winter Wonderland- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES
a2z Scrapbooking October- WATERCOLOURING

Supplies
Stamps- Red Star (PB)/ Joyful Wishes (PB)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Gelatos (Faber-Castell)/ Misti/ paintbrush/ clear eb powder/ heat tool/
white acrylic paint

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Favorite Flowers- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Wow....I've got some fun, inspiration, Guest Designers and amazing prizes coming your way!

This month at 
we are celebrating our 
1st Year Birthday!!!

You must check out all the great prizes to be won...it's going to be a great month.
The theme is such an easy one, 

So onto my card.
One of my most favourite flowers are hollyhocks.  I can't seem to grow them because of all the clay soil in my garden, but I love seeing them in all their beauty and majesty.  A truly old fashioned, elegant looking flower.
I immediately thought of the hollyhock stamp I have by ISC (now sadly the company is closed) and how much I loved to use it for a watercolouring technique.
So I placed the stamp into my Misti, coloured with Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process adding darkers shades of the colours until I was happy with the overall look.  Using the Misti, makes that process very easy to add layers of color.
To do the background, I scribbled some of the marker onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush.  I always like to wet my paper first before going onto it with the ink filled paintbrush.  When that was all dry, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again.


Please come and play along with us this month.  
The prizes are amazing!

Also adding my card to these challenges:
Watercooler Wed.- FEMININE ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Hollyhocks (retired)/ Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Tombow Markers
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ paintbrush/ non-stick craft mat (Ranger)/ mister (TH)



Monday, 2 October 2017

Nature is Painting- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello.
It's time for another new and exciting challenge at the 

Our theme this month is an easy one for this time of year:



We are also celebrating our
1st YEAR BIRTHDAY!!!!
There are great prizes to be won too so come and play with us!!

Prizes
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
&
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)



So onto my card.
I began by masking the edges of my card front with Painter's Tape then using my Misti, I stamped the leaves and the baby's breathe and clear heat embossed them.  I did that so they would resist the ink when I added it over the top and not muddy up my images.  I did the same thing for the sentiment too.
To add the colourful background, I sprinkled some Brushos onto an acetate sheet (the kind that stamps are backed onto), sprayed with water to activate the pigment and used that to apply the colour over the leaves.  Since the acetate is so thin, I could bend it and place the ink down where I wanted it to be on my card front.
I removed the taped edges and simply mounted it onto a white card front.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the challenge with the chance to win and take a peek to see what my other talented team mates have created.  We also have a very talented guest this month, Marcia from Marcia's Stampin' Pad.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
Dare 2B Artsy- FALL COLOURS
The Paper Players- AUTUMN FLORALS


Supplies
Stamps- Silhouette 18 (leaves Impression Obsession)/ Nature is Painting (IO)/
Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Inks- Brushos (Lemon, Orange, Scarlet)/ Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- clear eb powder/ heat tool/ Misti/ Painter's tape/ acetate sheet/
Mister (TH)

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Sweet Silhouettes

Happy Saturday!
Great time to play with some new toys.

I just picked up this stencil by The Crafter's Workshop called Mini Sweet Peas.
I wanted to do a monoprint using Brushos so I laid down my stencil over a piece of scrap paper, sprinkled on some Brushos pigment powder over the back, sprayed with water then pressed onto my paper.  I quickly lifted up the stencil so the ink wouldn't run underneath it to create a lovely monoprint.  It is a great way to get a different look from the stencils you already own.
After the piece had dried, I placed it in my Misti and stamped the wildflowers and the sentiment.
Pretty straightforward and simple.



Hope you have a great weekend.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES 
4 Crafty Chicks- BLACK< WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR
Craft Rocket- STARTS WITH 'F' (flowers)

Supplies
Stamps- Dans la Nature (Carabelle Studio)/ Nature Flower (Art Journey)
Inks- Brushos-Leaf Green/ Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tool- Misti/ stencil- Mini Sweet Peas (TCW)/ mister (TH)

Friday, 29 September 2017

Fill Your Heart with Happiness

Good Morning.
I wanted to make a card that made me feel happy so here it is.
I used some of my favourite stamps, one of my favourite techniques and my fav colour of course.

I began by creating the background using my latest new technique called Splash Watercolour.
It is so easy and fun to do using the Distress Oxides as they layer so nicely.
* for the best results in layering, dry each inking before slapping more ink onto your paper *
 When my background was dry, I placed the stamps into my Misti, inked with Memento black and stamped.  I did the same thing with the sentiment.

To create more of a 'collage' looking card, I randomly stencilled in the background using more of the DOX and did a bit of stamping with a mixed media stamp.
That's it.....feeling when done, happy!

 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES 
Use Your Stuff- OLD AND NEW
(new DOX, older stamps and sentiment)


Supplies
Stamps- Nature Flowers- (Art Journey)/ Wildflowers Umbells (Magenta)/ Fill Your Heart (Rubbernecker)/
Mixed Media (STAMPlorations)
Ink- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans DOX (TH)/ Tuxedo Black (Memento) 
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Dot Fade stencil (TH)/ Misti/ non-stick craft sheet/ Mister (TH)/ sponge applicator

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Joyous Greetings

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card. 
Playing with a new stamp from Penny Black called Red Delight and I must say, it was a delight to stamp with.

I began by masking the edges of my heavy weight cardstock with Painter's Tape.  
*the paper I get from my local store holds up well to a good amount of water and is smoother then watercolor paper which I like to use with this technique*
Next, I placed the paper into my Misti, coloured the stamp with Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped for a watercolour look.  Any type of water-based marker works with this technique because as you add water, the colours blend together to give the appearance of watercolouring.
I like to start with the lightest colour and add touches of a darker colour, repeating the above process.
Using the Misti makes the process of adding additional layers of colours a breeze.
If you don't have a Misti, then add all the colours onto the stamp at first,  layering them, spray with water and stamp just once letting the colours blend together.

For the watercolored background, I scribbled some ink with my Tombow markers directly onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colour with a wet paintbrush.  I wet my cardstock first with water before applying the ink.  I added the black dots to the flower centers using a fine line black marker.
When it was all dry, I used my Misti again to stamp the sentiment from a great new PB set called Joyful Wishes.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Christmas Card Throwdown- COLOURS (RED< GREEN<PINK)
Hiding in My Craft Room- ANY HOLIDAY
Sweet Stampin Christmas- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS
The Merry Christmas Challenge- ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Red Delight (PB)/ Joyful Wishes (PB)
Inks- Archival Black (Ranger)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Tombow Markers/ Misti/ paintbrush/ non-stick craft mat (Ranger)
Painter's tape/ fine tip black marker (Staples)

Sunday, 17 September 2017

End of Summer

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.  Very simple one using this great technique with video by my sweet friend Loll Thompson that I am now addicted to!!

This technique is super simple and makes a background simple and quickly.
For my card, I rubbed Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft sheet, sprayed with water and 'slapped' my paper into the wet ink getting the splashed look on my card front.
I repeated that process using some Faded Jeans Distress Oxides to add more depth and colour.
I dried between the layers to create the water drops that looks like an ocean spray.

When that was all dry and I was happy with the colour layering, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti with black Memento ink then clear heat embossed.
I die-cut the birds and glued them onto my card front.


I hate to see summer end but right now we are having summer weather that I will totally enjoy.
Have a great rest of your wknd.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Little Red Wagon- DISTRESS IT
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Alphabet Challenge- 'N' FOR NAUTICAL
CAS Watercolour- SILHOUETTE
Time Out- INSPIRED BY WORDS

Supplies
Stamp- Bring on the Sun (Technique Tuesday)
Inks- Tuxedo Bl Memento/ DOX- Faded Jeans, Broken China
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- cl eb powder/ heat tool/ non-stick mat (Ranger)/ Misti/ 
Birds in Flight die (Memory Box)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Love Letter- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Welcome
It's time for another card for the 
 This month our theme is silhouette...right up my alley!



This card came together so quickly.
I inked the background using an acylic sheet and some Brushos.  The acrylic sheet is a backing from one of my stamp sets that is thin and flexible.
So, I sprinkled some Leaf Green Brushos onto the acrylic sheet, sprayed it with a bit of water to activate the ink and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process using some Turquoise Brushos and water until I was happy with the colour placement.  Since the acrylic sheet is so thin, I could bend it and place the ink exactly where I wanted it to go.
 Next, I placed this Love Letter stamp (new-to-me) into my Misti, inked with Archival Black ink and stamped.  It has all the details and splatters already on it so it's a super easy stamp to use and get great details and interest with little effort.  I clear embossed the image to get it to really pop.
I did add a hint of stenciling behind the main image using a Tim Holtz stencil and some Distress ink.
 



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
You still have time to come and play along with us too.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Less Is More- TAKE FLIGHT
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Craft Stamper Magazine- STAMP IT
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Love Letter (Prima)
Ink- Archival Black (Ranger)/ Brushos- Leaf Green, Turquoise/ Lawn Green Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ Mister (TH)/ paintbrush/ cl embossing powder/ heat tool/
stencil- Dot Fade (TH)/ acrylic sheet

Friday, 15 September 2017

Season's Greetings Poinsettia- The Flower Challenge


Good morning.
Meet my first holiday card of the year.  
Yes, I'm way behind as life has gotten in the way.

It's also time for more fun at 


I used the middle diagonal themes- Gems, Watercolor, CAS.

So, I began by placing this lovely Penny Black poinsettia called Red Star into my Misti,  coloured directly onto the rubber with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.
I repeated that process starting with the lightest shade of marker and adding some darker color until I was happy with the impression.  I also used my Prismacolor Pencils to add additional detail to the flower centers and blended that out using a wet paintbrush.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again and clear heat embossed it.
To add interest to the background, I stamped the PB Script using Versamark ink, then white heat embossed it.
 Lastly, I rubbed the whole piece with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress ink.



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


Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Little Red Wagon- DISTRESS IT
Christmas Card Challenge- ANYTHING GOES (optional cookies)
Addicted to Stamps- CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Season Greetings (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Distress-Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar (TH)/
Versamark
Paper- Heavy Weight white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- white eb powder/ heat tool/ Misti/ Prismacolor Pencils/ paintbrush

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Summer's End

Good Morning.

I must say that I am sad to see the summer ending but the crisp, cool Fall air feels refreshing.
Happy to have some time to stamp today and play with some new-to-me stamps.

I wanted to create a washed watercolour background for my card.  I did that simply by inking up my long acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water and dragged the ink over the front of my card.  It is a super easy way to add ink yet leaving some white space behind.

Next, using my Misti, I stamped the flowers across the panel.  To add a bit of interest, I stamped the chevrons along the side too.  I think it just helped to break up all the flowers.
Stamped the sentiment and mounted it onto a white card base keeping it very clean and simple.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Adding my card to these challenges:

CAS Watercolour- SILHOUETTE
Little Red Wagon- GIVE US YOUR BKG 
Simon Says- STAMPTEMBER STAMP IT
Just Us Girls- BLOCK WATERCOLOURING STAMPING


Supplies
Stamps- Dans la Nature (Carabelle)/ Chevrons D13123 (Impression Obession)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Distress inks- Wilted Violet, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ Mister (TH)/ long acrylic block

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Simple Pleasures

Hello and Welcome.

I haven't had much time for stamping these days.
Very happy to be able to create a card today.

This card is simple and clean looking using a fresh colour of green Distress Oxide ink.  Love how you can easily stamp over these inks and they are great for creating layered backgrounds.
For this bkg. I must give a big shout-out to my friend Loll Thompson and her video:

Very fun and easy tutorial to follow too!
Hope you check it out.

I used Peeled Paint DOX for my background and when dry, I stamped the images over the inky green using my Misti.  To add further interest to my card, I stenciled the clock face to one side and the dots on the other.
 I love how this card turned out, simple and quick to create.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Enjoy your weekend.


Adding my card to these challenges:
 Art Journey- Pastel Colours
Little Red Wagon- CREATE A BKGD
Craft Stamper- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says- STAMPtember STAMP IT


Supplies
Stamps- Nature Flowers- (Art Journey)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento/ Peeled Paint DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy weight white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti/ Stencils-Clockworks, Dot Fade (TH)/ applicator tool (TH)

Monday, 4 September 2017

Tic Tac Toe- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.  
Today is the day for a new theme at 

So fun this month as we are playing Tic Tac Toe!


My tic tac toe is a diagonal row down....sentiment, watercolour, white.

I began by stamping the flowers called Flora Bella twice onto my heavy white cardstock; once at the top and once on the bottom using my Misti. 
Next, I pressed my Distress ink pads onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colour with a wet paintbrush being very careful not to get the ink onto the flower petals, leaving them white.
I added layers of colour, blending them as I went along.
When dry, using a fine line black marker, I added some small dots to fill in some of the blank spaces.

While that dried, I stamped my sentiment with Versamark ink onto black cardstock, then white heat embossed it.  I added it using pop dots onto my card front.



That's it.  Very simple, clean looking card.
Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us this month.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK
City Crafter- MONOCHROMATIC
Crafty Cardmakers- MONOCHROMATIC



Supplies
Stamps- Flora Bella #1 (Prima); Life in Bloom (High Hopes)
Inks- Distress- Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick (TH); Versamark; Black Archival
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- paintbrush; Misti; white embossing powder; heat tool;
anti-static bag; fine line black marker

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Lovely Silhouettes- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another theme at the 



I just love silhouette stamps, so I was excited to see our theme this month and I had just picked up this lovely set from Simon Says and wanted to play with it!

I began making my card by masking off the area on my card front using Painter's Tape.
I stamped the thistles using my Misti and Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I then clear heat embossed them so that there would be no black bleeding into my background when I added the watercolouring.

Leaving the taped mask in place, I watercoloured the background using Distress inks and a wet paintbrush.  Just press your ink pad directly onto your acrylic block or non-stick pad and pick up the colour using a wet paintbrush.
I did some stenciling using drywall tape just on the blue area to add interest.
After removing the painter's tape and to help pull the whole thing together, I doodled a border around the watercoloured area.  I stamped the sentiment then splattered some white acrylic paint over the bkg. for further interest and texture.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed- ANYTHING GOES

Shopping Our Stash- FAVOURITE SEASON
(summer)
Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING


Supplies
Stamps- Dans la Nature (Carabelle); Little Note (Stampendous)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean Distress (TH); Versamark
Paper- heavy cs (local store)
Accessories and Tools- drywall tape; white acrylic paint; Misti; clear eb powder;
fine line black marker; paintbrush