Monday, 14 April 2014

Sympathy in Yellow

Good Morning.  For so many of us, making sympathy card is hard so I like to have some ready to have on hand.  When I saw the challenge at Splitcoast this a.m., I grabbed my stamps and inks and went to work.  
I began by sponging Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and a bit of Wild Honey onto my white card front.  I then took the flower from Unity and stamped it using water to give a bit of a ghosting look.  I then went back and inked my flower stamp with some Wild Honey and stamped off before going onto the yellow.  By doing that, the image is more faint and faded.  I then added some highlights using a white Signo pen.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up and is stamped with black Memento.  I think simple is best when making a sympathy card.

I am adding my card to this challenge:

CAS-ology - #90 WET (water stamping)

Have a good week.  Thanks so much for dropping by.

Supplies:  stamps- Unity, SU/ Distress ink/ Memento bl/ Signo white pen

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Road Trip

Road Trip.  Wouldn't you love to go on one right now.  That is the theme of the new challenge at ONE- LAYER SIMPLICITY this month.  When I think of going on a road trip, I think of going to the beach so here is the card I came up with.  
I wanted a watery-blue background for my scene and this one is so easy to do.  I inked up my acrylic block with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  Just rubbed the ink pad right on the block and spray with water before stamping on your card front.  When I lifted the block, the ink had pooled near the top so I dried it with my heat gun for the watery look.  When dry, I stamped the lighthouse, birds and the sentiment in black Memento ink.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS- #36 FAR AWAY

CASology- #90 WET

Hope you have a happy Sunday and thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies:  stamps- Gina K, Mama Elephant/ Distress inks/ Memento bl/ twine/ acrylic block/ mini mister

Saturday, 12 April 2014

To Be Enjoyed

Today was such an enjoyed day!!  I went to Scrapfest in Kitchener with a friend and it was great to meet up with fellow stampers there.  I picked up a few more stencils...(it's all your fault Virginia Lu!! happy I bumped into her) and some other crafting goodies to play with.  When I got home, I was inspired by this challenge at Splitcoast.  Here is the inspiration photo from the AIGA Design site:  

I started my card by stenciling the background with a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  The stencil is filled with inspiring words and I love the font.  I inked it up with Peeled Paint Distress inks then splattered some water onto the ink to add some depth.  When that was dry, I stamped the flowers, added the sentiment and then lastly, the splatters of black for interest.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Virginia's View- #2 STENCIL

CASology- #90 WET (I added water and wet paint)

Allsorts Challenge- SPRING FLOWERS

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

Supplies:  stamps- Unity, Mama Elephant/ stencil/ Distress ink/ inking tool/ bl Memento ink

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Got Wind?

Funny title for a funny challenge at Splitcoast this am, Got Wind?  Make a card depicting anything to do with wind.  This little bunny form The Cat's Pajamas worked perfectly for that.  
I began making my card by inking the chevron background stamp from Hero Arts with Distress inks (Salty Water and Broken China) and spraying with water before stamping.  I mounted that on my card front on an angle.  Next came the bunny.  I stamped him, paper pieced the parachute and then coloured him with Copic markers.  I added him with pop dots to look like he is floating over the sentiment.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Less is More- Colour Challenge 166

Simon Says- EASTER

Shopping Our Stash- PAPER PIECING

Sending some 'happy' your way and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, The Cat's Pajamas, Studio G/ Distress inks/ Copic markers/ pop dots/ mini mister/ paper for piecing

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


 I love CAS and I guess I love 'grunge' too.  I think I really like the free flow of the grunge looking cards.  This card just came together in a jiffy.  
I am playing along with the CAS Challenge at Splitcoast; use dry embossing on your card.  For anyone who doesn't know what dry embossing is, you place your cardstock into an embossing folder and run it through a die-cutting machine like a Cuttlebug or Big Shot.  Embossing can also be done with a scoring  tool.  I am having problems with my camera so it may be hard to see but I added random embossing down the side.  It looks like little bubbles.  I did that by placing my cardstock in a Cuttlebug embossing folder and hitting it with a rubber mallet instead of running it through my machine.  By doing that, it gives a much more subtle, random impression I wanted.  I inked my stamps with Distress Ink and sprayed with water before stamping.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Less is More- COLOUR WEEK 166

Little Red Wagon- MASCULINE

Simon Says- BIRTHDAY

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Impression Obsession, Studio G, Inkadinkadoo, Mama Elephant/ Distress inks-Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean/ Cuttlebug Eb/ Rubber Mallet/ bl. Memento ink/ bl pearls

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Morning and meet today's card.  Stenciling is so very hot right now.  I have been playing with my stencils and trying to use them in different ways and this is what I came up with.  
I inked the stencil with Distress inks instead of my paper, then laid the stencil down.  Then, using a baby wipe, I transferred the ink to the paper being sure to move the stencil slightly as I rubbed.  What I ended up with was a pretty, sort of mottled looking bkg.  Next, I stamped the flowers from Purple Onion with black Memento ink and added the sentiment.  

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Keep it Simple- STENCIL


I so appreciate that you came to have a look...thanks so much!!

Supplies:  stamps-Rubbernecker, Purple Onion/ Memento bl/ stencil TCW/ Distress inks/ pop dots

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Ink, Spray, Stencil

It's Saturday...yeah.  Time for another Inspiration challenge at Splitcoast.  This week our inspiration comes from a nail art site called 'pshiiit'...(insert giggle).  Here is the photo that inspired my card:

photo from pshiiit

I started with a white card front and rubbed my Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire directly onto my paper.  I then sprayed with a generous amount of water so the colours would blend and run together.  When it was all dry, I took a piece of drywall tape and using Color Box White ink, rubbed over the tape.
Next, I took the poppy stencil from Penny Black called Suncatcher and applied more white ink over it and stamped the Poppy Time over that.  Lastly, I added the sentiment.  I love that sentiment.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Keep it Simple- #37 STENCIL

Get Inky Challenge- HOP INTO SPRING


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies- Stamps and Stencil- Penny Black/ Distress inks/ Black Memento/ Mini Mister/ drywall tape.