Saturday, 18 April 2015

Winner Profile


Happy Saturday!
Last month, I played along with the challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine and this card won that challenge.

http://snippets-karen.blogspot.ca/2015/03/floral-inspirations.html
(click on the photo to see my original blog post)

Well I was thrilled that they chose my card!  Now this card will be published in their magazine.  Wow...I have never been published before and it is a real honour. 
Not sure when though.

Anyways, today at the Craft Stamper Magazine blog, they are doing a profile about me if you want to read more about me.  Thanks to the magazine for choosing my card.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, 17 April 2015

April Showers

"April Showers bring May flowers."
Such a great time of year when nature emerges from it's sleep and all the green begins to appear again.
 then the colour of the flowers.  

Meet today's card.  I tried to depict the rainy showers in the background using a stencil and Bister.
I laid my stencil on my card front then sprinkles Bister over it.  Next, I sprayed with water lightly being sure to cover the whole stencil and removed it right away to help avoid the ink seeping under the stencil.  It left behind a lovely speckled, rainy feeling look.
When it was all dry, I stamped the flowers using Memento black ink and the sentiment.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- SHOWERS

Simon Says- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG

The Mixed Media- FLOWERS



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Magenta, Daisy Bucket/ Bisters/ stencil-The Crafter's Workshop/ Mememto bl/ Mini Mister

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Burst of Colour

Morning.  It's been such a busy week I just haven't had time to stamp at all.  
The challenge at Splitcoast this am was to create a watercolour background so I just had to play along.  Here's what I did to created my card.

First, I inked the stamp from Local King (I think it is shattered glass) with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next, I sprinkled Bister (a paint medium) all over the embossing and sprayed with a generous amount of water.  Love the burst of colours that appeared.  
When that was all dry, I cut a curve then stamped the sentiment and mounted the painted piece with pop dots.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp- MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND

Shopping Our Stash- LOST and FOUND
(this shattered glass stamp that I found in a drawer)

Fab 'n' Funky- MASCULINE


Crafting From the Heart- ANYTHING GOES



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Local King, Hero Arts/ wh embossing powder/ Bister/ mini mister/ heat tool/ bl Memento ink/ curved die-SSS

Sunday, 12 April 2015

A Big Thanks!

  A Big Thanks to all of You!  
This card is for all of you.  I so appreciate all the kind comments and the encouraging emails.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Flash in Time

Morning.  
Just playing here with a new stencil I picked up from SSS.  The Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoast was to create a masculine card so I was in. 

I began by placing the stencil on my cardstock and using a small Versamark ink cube, dabbed it over my stencil.  I then removed the stencil and using clear embossing powder and my heat gun, embossed the design.  I then tapped some Bister (paint medium) over the embossing and sprayed with water.  The embossing resisted the paint and it pooled in the grooves.  Love the variation of colours you can achieve by using the Bister.  
When all was dry, I stamped the sentiment using black Stazon ink. 
I think it looks pretty masculine, don't you?

Adding my card to these challenges:


Simply Create Too- ANYTHING GOES

Craft Your Passion- ANYTHING GOES

Crafting from the Heart- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp- Kaiser/ stencil- Memory Box/ Bisters/ Stazon ink

Monday, 6 April 2015

It's a Wrap

I hope you enjoyed a Happy Easter.  Sure didn't feel like Easter where I live as we had a mini snowstorm overnight and the ground was once again covered in snow.  Just when we think Spring has Sprung, winter just doesn't want to give it up!!

As most of you know, I have been having such a fun time playing with my Bister paint medium.  I saw this technique and wanted to give it a try.  Others that have done this technique suggest using glossy paper but since I didn't have any, I just used my regular heavy weight cardstock and went for it with pleasant results.  
First, you need to take a piece of plastic wrap and lay it down on your work surface but crinkle it up a bit.  Sprinkle some Bister over top of the plastic wrap then spray with water.  Next, I laid my paper on top of the plastic and wrapped it around my paper.  I set it aside for 10 minutes so the ink could soak into the paper then I removed the plastic to reveal this wonderful background.  Love the detail it left behind.  I stamped the sentiment with black Stazon then added the die-cut fern.  The fern mimics the lines on the background.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says- HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Just Us Girls- SPRING

Simply Create Too- ANYTHING GOES

Sister Act- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamp- Mama Elephant/ Bister/ plastic wrap/ Mini Mister/ Stazon bl/ Cuttlebug/ fern-Memory Box

Sunday, 5 April 2015