Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Birthday Flowers

 
Morning.  Sorry I have been missing for the last week.  I was on holidays but caught a nasty virus and lost my mojo along the way.  So finally, had the ambition to stamp and make a card when I saw this challenge at Splitcoast; colouring.  One of my favourite things to do with my stamps is to colour directly onto them instead of inking with an ink pad.
I began my card by colouring the flowers from Rubbernecker with Memento markers, sprayed with water to help blend the colours and then stamped twice on separate sheets of cardstock.  When dry, I cut one of the images with my square Spellbinders die and layered it with pop dots over the other one.  I inked the Papertrey Ink sentiment with Memento black and stamped under the flowers. 
 
 
Also adding my card to these challenges:
 
Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES
 
 
 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
 
Supplies:  stamps- PTI, Rubbernecker/ Memento markers/ Memento bl. ink/ pop dots/ Spellbinders die/ mini mister

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Birthday Girl

Happy Sunday and welcome.  Sometimes colour combinations can be difficult and finding a palette or photo can spark our creativity.  If you have never been to the DESIGN SEED site before go check it out.  That is where the inspiration for this card began as I saw this combination of colour.
 
*brushstrokes* | fresh hues
 
Bokeh backgrounds are all the rage right now and I saw a video on UTube that showed how to create an easy bokeh background so I was in.  I began by watercolouring my beachy feeling background on a piece of watercolour paper.  I just used my Distress inks to paint with.  Just using an acrylic block, I rubbed the pads directly onto it then added water and started to paint. 
When that was dry, I used a circle stencil with various sized circles that I had cut from a piece of acetate and randomly sponged on white Color Box pigment ink over that.  The smallest circles were made using the eraser end of a pencil.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from WPlus 9 and added my sequins to finish off my card. 
 
Also adding my card to these challenges:
 
Mixed Media Card- SUMMER (beachy colours)
 
Addicted to CAS- GEOMETRIC (circles)
 
Simon Says- SUMMER (beach colours)
 
Allsorts Challenge- MASKING or STENCILING
 
 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
 
Supplies:  stamps- WPlus 9/ Distress ink/ Memento bl ink/ Color Box white ink/ paint brush/ acrylic block/ sequins/ circles stencil (homemade)/ inking sponge
 

Friday, 15 August 2014

Precious Moments

 
'The World is Your Oyster'  That was the quote we were to be inspired by today at Splitcoast
To me it meant...go out, explore the world and all it has to offer but, along the way don't forget to cherish and capture every special moment in your memory.  This sentiment spoke to me.
I began my card by embossing the sentiment with white then watercolouring the three panels of colour using Distress inks over that.  I splattered some white paint on as well, then mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock. 
For the background, I grabbed a variety of different stamps and using the same colours, stamped and splattered away.  I then mounted the sentiment panel over that using pop dots.
 
Adding my card to these challenges:
 
Brown Sugar- ANYTHING GOES
 
 
Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES
 
Cute Card Thursday- CLEAN and SIMPLE
 
The Male Room- MAKE PINK MASCULINE
 
 
Thanks so much for popping in to take a look. 
 
Supplies:  stamps- PTI, Michaels Dollar Bin/ Distress ink/ Memento bl/ pop dots/ paint brush/ white paint
 
 
 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Sunny Goodness

 
Good Morning.  Sending you some sunny goodness today with my big sunflowers and the challenge at Splitcoast called 'glazed over'.  Such a happy card.
I began by stamping my sunflowers from Penny Black called Sunshine and coloured them with Copic markers.  I cut them out and edged them with a black Memento marker so you wouldn't see the white edges of my flowers.  I them added a generous amount of Glossy Accents to the centers to make my flowers pop.  It looks like the sun is shining on them IRL.
For the background, I did a reverse stencil inking by applying Distress inks to the back of my stencil, spraying with water and pressed my paper into the wet ink.  It made for such a sunny and bright backdrop for my sunflowers.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Friendship Flowers set.
 
 Also adding my card to these challenges:
 
 
 
Simon Says- SUMMER 
 
 
 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
 
Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ stencil-TCW/ Distress inks/ Copic markers/ Glossy Accents

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Great Friend

 
Hello.  Give me some stamps, paper and Distress inks and I am having fun.  This card started with this fun sentiment from Technique Tuesday.  I wanted a way to highlight it over a background. 
This is the process I used. 
I stamped the sentiment in black Memento ink and embossed it with clear powder.  Next, I inked up the background stamp with Versamark ink then rubbed off some of the ink in the center area where the sentiment was placed.  I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder.  I painted over that with watered down Distress inks and splattered with white paint.   When that was all dry, I coloured the camera with Copic markers and added it with pop dots.
 
Also adding my card to these challenges:
 
Little Red Wagon- EMBOSSING
 
Addicted to Stamps- MAKE YOUR MARK
 
 
Crafting At the Weekend- ANYTHING GOES
 
 Moxie Fab- CLICKING CAMERAS
 
 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I appreciate it so much!
 
Supplies:  stamps- Technique Tuesday, Michaels, Hero Arts/ Distress ink/ Memento ink/ embossing powder/ pop dots/ Copic markers

Monday, 11 August 2014

Seeing Orange

Hello and welcome.  Meet today's card.  Just a bit of fun that made me smile since I have been feeling under the weather the last few days. 
My inspiration for this card was a canister set from Vintage Atmosphere, as I was playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast
 
vintage orange canister set, round orange canisters, orange and brown decor
 
I cut three different sized circles from a piece of acetate to use as my stencil.  Next, I sponged on 3 different shades of Distress inks ( Ripe Persimmon/ Spiced Marmalade/ Dried Marigold) randomly over my card front.  I added the white dashed lines for interest using a white Signo Pen and lastly the sentiment and the sequins. 
 
Also adding my card to these challenges:
 
CAS-ual Fridays- TIC TAC TOE (dots, white, sequins)
 
Simon Says- MAKE it SPARKLE (sequins)
 
 
 Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
 
Supplies:  stamp- Technique Tuesday/ Distress ink/ wh. Signo pen/ sequins/ glue/ bl Memento ink/circle dies/ acetate

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Happy Smiles

 
Good Morning.  I am sending all of you a 'BE HAPPY' message today.  I think the shades of sunny yellow and gold make for a happy card.  I am playing along with the challenge at Splitcoast; use stripes on your card.  I thought this cute little guy with his striped belly worked great for that.
The background was my starting point.  It was a scrap of cardstock that I used when I cleaned off my stencil.  I hate to waste the ink and often I am left with interesting inky designs that I can use for future backgrounds.  I did add some white paint splatters as well.
This cute little guy is a freebie on the Paper Smooches site.  I printed it off, cut him out and coloured with Copic markers.  I added the sentiment then pop dotted the bee over that.
 
 Also adding my card to these challenges: 
 
 
 
CASology- STRIPE
 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look...so appreciated!
 
Supplies:  stamps- Paper Smooches, Penny Black/ Digi- Paper Smooches/ Distress ink/ stencil/ white paint/ Memento bl ink/ pop dots/