Saturday, 29 April 2017

Moments of Time

Happy Saturday!
So happy it's the weekend and time to play.

I always like to check out the challenges at Splitcoast Stampers for inspiration.
This morning the challenge was called Healing Words
I chose this great sentiment as my inspiration.  
 I truly believe in finding something good in each day to be grateful for. I believe that finding the positive in life can truly heal the soul and it is important especially now, when we live in a world with so much negative happening.

So onto my card.
I began by masking the edges of my cardstock with Painter's tape.  Again, don't forget to remove some of the tack by sticking it to your clothes a few times so it doesn't tear your card when removed.
I masked the edges, stamped the first set of leaves with Versamark then heat embossed them in white.  I stamped the bkg using my Misti and repeat stamped using grey London Fog Memento ink. The variation of the grey was done by stamping once for some leaves and stamping twice with the others to achieve a darker shade.
I sponged in the background with Distress ink, splattered with white acrylic paint then removed the tape.  The sentiment was stamped in black to help it pop over the grey.

Adding my card to these challenges:






Have a great weekend and I hope you can find something to 'delight' in today.

Stamps- Trendy Leaves, Fond Expressions 2 (Stamplorations)
Ink- London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Versamark, Weathered Wood Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy weight white (bulk local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, white eb powder, heat tool, Painter's tape, white acrylic paint 
sponge applicator (TH)

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Shades of Blue

Happy Saturday.
Meet today's card inspired by the challenge at Splitcoast and my love of stamping with blue.

I wanted to play with this wonderful wildflower stamp and see what I could create.
 I began by placing the flower stamp inside my Misti, coloured directly onto the stamp with a light coloured Zig Waterbrush marker, sprayed with water and stamped.  I repeated that process with a darker shade of blue then clear heat embossed the image.  I stamped the flowers again in the bkg with gray Memento ink to add the appearance of shadows.
I went on to stamp the sentiment along the edge of my card front with Versamark ink then white heat embossed so I could do an emboss resist.  
Lastly, I rubbed the whole card front with Distress inks and splattered with water to lift some of the looks like falling rain.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed. -SHOWERS and or FLOWERS

As You Like It- FAV COLOR (and why)
(blue to me is purity, it reminds me of a sunny day with blue skies and the beach)
Little Red Wagon- APRIL SHOWERS

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPED

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by.

Stamps- Wildflowers-Umbells (Magenta), Something Incredible (Impression Obsession)
Paper- heavy weight (local store bulk)
Ink- Versamark, Memento gray, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch Distress ink (TH), Zigs
Accessories and Tools- clear and white embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, sponge applicator (TH)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Earth Day Colours

Good Morning.

Today's card celebrates 'Earth Day' which is coming up on Saturday and the wonderful colours associated with it.
I am also trying to work with different colour combos to see what I can come up with.

The stamps I am using today are new releases from Penny Black and the flowers are just another example of the wonderful Brushstroke series of stamps that are so easy to work with and give great results.
I began by masking the edges of my card with painter's tape.  Don't forget to remove some of the tack of the tape so it won't tear your paper when you remove it. 
I placed my heavy weight cardstock into my Misti then inked the PB Magnolia Rhapsody flower by colouring it with Tombow markers.  I sprayed with waterm then pressed onto my paper.
I repeated that process using darker shades of the earth tone colours then used a wet paintbrush to blend the colours together.
I inked the sentiment from the Happy Wishes sentiment set with black Memento ink and clear heat embossed it.  I sponged the edges using Rusty Hinge Distress ink then removed the masking tape.
Finally to add extra interest, I splattered the background using some more diluted Distress ink.

Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- GROW


Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING

Watercooler Wed.- CAS SPRING THEME

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Magnolia Rhapsody, Happy Wishes (Penny Black)
Paper- 120lb white (bulk from local store)
Ink- Memento black, Distress (TH), Tombow markers
Accessories and Tools- Misti, paintbrush, clear eb powder, heat tool, painter's tape

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bundle of Joy

There is nothing more special then a new baby and I need a card for a special friend.

I began by stamping this cute little bunny onto white cardstock and fussy cut him out.  I stamped the bunny again onto the blue gingham paper, then fussy cut out his belly and ears and glued them on.   I coloured the rest of the bunny using Copics and set aside.
Next, I found the closest match to the gingham in my Distress ink colours which was Stormy Sky.  I wanted a space to ground the bunny when I added him to my card front so I masked the corner then sponged on the ink keeping it just in the corner of the card front.
Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment and clear heat embossed it.  
I mounted the inked piece onto the gingham, pop dotted the bunny and done.
A very clean and simple, fun card.

Adding my card to these challenges:

The Cutie Pie Challenge- BUNNIES AND CHICKS


Simply Papercraft- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Bunny (Craft Smart), Bundle of Joy (Imaginisce)
Paper- heavy weight 120lb (local store-bulk), gingham- ?
Ink- Memento black, Stormy Sky Distress
Accessories and Tools- applicator tool (TH), Misti, pop dots, clear eb powder, heat tool

Monday, 17 April 2017

Beautiful World

Hello and Welcome.

I recently picked up a few new stamps and wanted to play with them. 
So here is what I came up the beautiful script of this sentiment.

I began by placing the flower stamp inside my Misti, inked with Archival ink and stamped.
Next, I coloured in areas of the flowers using my Zig markers, then pulled the colours out into the flower petals using a wet paintbrush.  
When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again and clear heat embossed.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Just Us Girls- COLOUR WEEK

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Prima (Christine Adolph), Live in the Moment (Close to My Heart)
Paper- Canson 140lb watercolour 
Inks- Archival black, Zig markers
Accessories and Tools- Misti, paintbrush, clear eb powder, heat gun

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Pretty in Pink

Happy Easter and Welcome.
It's time for another card for the

I have enjoyed playing with the pinks and greens this month.
So meet today's card.
 I began by stamping the hydrangea flower from Stampendous onto watercolour paper using my Misti.  I love this stamp, it is so easy to watercolour.
I added some pink to the flower centers with my Zig Real Brush marker then using a wet paint brush, I pulled the colour out onto the petals.  I repeated that process for the green leaves too.

When that was dry, I stamped the Full Bloom sentiment in the corner using my Misti and Archival ink. 
A very clean and simple card was born.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Daring Cardmakers- SPRING GARDEN

Crafting With An Attitude- ANYTHING GOES

Crafty Girls Creations- ANYTHING GOES

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Easter day filled with many blessings.
Thanks for coming to visit.

Stamps- Hydrangea (Stampendous), Live Life ( High Hopes)
Paper- Canson XL watercolor paper 140lb.
Ink- Zig markers, Archival bl ink
Accessories and Tools- Misti, paint brush

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Blooming Time

I can't believe we are halfway through April already.
Time for another 'sketch' card for

Here is the sketch.

I began by masking off the band across the top as per the sketch.  
I stamped the Hibiscus flower to create a mask on a piece of thin computer paper, then using my Misti I stamped the flower repeatedly, masking as I went along covering my card front.  By masking I was able to overlap my flowers and give more dimension. 
I then coloured in behind the flowers using a grey Copic marker leaving the flowers white.
 I stamped another single flower from that same set onto my white cs, watercoloured it using a grey Zig marker then fussy cut it out.
I removed the masked strip from along the top, then scored along the edges of that area with my ScorBug to create interest.  For those of you unfamiliar with that tool, it is used with a ScorPal and creates little perforated dots.
I cut a strip of white cardstock to fit inside the area at the top that had been masked off and stamped the sentiment onto that strip, glued it withing that area, then pop dotted the watercolored flower over that strip.
I added 3 clear pearls to the center of the flower as a finishing touch.

 Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK

Crafting By Designs- GIRLS OR FLOWERS

Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Wild Hibiscus (Altenew), Smile (Daisy Bucket-no longer in business)
Paper- 120 lb white cs (bulk local store)
Ink- Memento black, Copic marker, Zig Waterbrush marker
Accesories and Tools- ScorBug, ScorPal, pop dots, clear pearls, Misti