Saturday, 17 February 2018

Wishes for Spring

Happy Saturday.

Just having a bit of play time with some stamps and ink.
So meet today's card.

I just love this Penny Black stamp called Effulgent You can really use it to create the look of watercolouring by just using markers and water.
So, I placed the stamp into my Misti, then using my Tombow markers I coloured directly onto the rubber, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process adding more colour and repositioning the stamp around my card front.
After it was dry, I sponged the edges with some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress ink and splattered with water.  The water helps lift some of the ink leaving you with what looks like little raindrops. 
I stamped the sentiment from the PB set called So Very Much.
To add additional interest to the background, I used a piece of drywall tape and did some stenciling using more Peacock Feathers DI.


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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Use Your Stuff- LOVE IS ALL AROUND
Time Out- HOBBIE
(mine is gardening)
Challenge Up Your Life- SPRING FLOWERS


Supplies
Stamps- Effulgent (PB); So Very Much (PB)
Ink- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Tombow markers; drywall tape; sponge applicator (TH)

Friday, 16 February 2018

You Touch My Heart- CAS Watercolour Challenge



Hello and welcome.
Time for another card for the 
Our theme for this month is 'heart'.

Be sure and check out the fabulous creations that our talented designers have created and our special GD this month, Sue from Sue's Card Craft.

So onto my card.
I began by cutting a simple heart shape from a piece of scrap paper.  I laid that over my white cardstock to use as a mask.  Next, I inked the inside of an embossing folder with Distress ink, sprayed with some water and pressed over the masked area.  That created a watercolour looking bkg.
I immediately removed the mask and dried with my heat tool. 
I placed the inked piece inside my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black centering it over the top of my heart.

I sponged in the edges with Distress ink to help define the heart shape and then using a piercing tool, I went around and pierced the edges for added interest.

Hope you will come and play along with us.

Supplies
Stamp- Smitten (PB)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; piercing tool; Texte Grunge EB folder (Carabelle); sponging tool (TH);
scrap paper to cut mask; Mister (TH)


Before I go........


EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!
A new challenge is starting
begins March 3rd
(click on here to check it out!)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Happy Smiles- The Flower Challenge





Good Morning.
Time for another card for
The Flower Challenge.
Our theme this month is Paper Piecing.



So onto my card.
I began by inking my white cardstock with Distress inks and a sponging tool.  
I then stamped the flower stalk to get my positioning right and using my Misti, stamped the sentiment as well.  Then I went onto adding all the details to my background.
I used some drywall tape to stencil, white heat embossed a script and stamped some Mixed Media elements around the empty areas of my card.
I set that aside and stamped the flowers with Versamark ink onto a leftover inked paper found in my stash, then fussy cut out the flowers and pop-dot mounted the flowers over the stems.



On another note...here are some of my cards from The Flower Challenge during 2017.



Hope you get a chance to come and play along with us!
Thanks for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- LUURVE
CRAFT Challenge- MOTHER'S DAY/FEMALE
The Crafty Addict- ALL LOVED UP
Crafty Sentiments- ADD FLOWERS

Supplies
Stamps- SU Fabulous Florets; Blue Bay (Kaisercraft); Mixed Media Elements (STAMPlorations); 
Friendship Message (HA)
Inks- Versamark; Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- drywall tape; white eb powder; heat gun; Misti

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Enjoying Small Moments


Good Morning.

I tried something different when I was playing around with my Distress Oxides and that is how I came up with this muted background.
I wanted a softer looking bkg for these beautiful Rubbernecker flowers.  There was a piece of white tissue paper sitting on my desk, so I flattened it a bit and rubbed my Distress Oxide ink pads directly onto the tissue paper.  Next, I laid that tissue paper, inked side down, onto my card front and sprayed with water to transfer the ink.  I just left it for a few minutes and removed to reveal this great blend of colours all ready to be stamped onto.

This stamp set is a 4 part flower so my Misti came in very handy.  I stamped the stems first by colouring them with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I went on to do the flower heads and all the details in the same way.
Stamped the sentiment using my Misti too.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Create and Inspire- ANYTHING GOES
Mix It Up- ANYTHING GOES, CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Supplies
Stamps- In the Breeze (Rubbernecker); Everyday Greetings (Mama Elephant)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Salty  Ocean, Seedless Preserves
Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, Tombow markers, tissue paper

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Artsy

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card.  Something I'm calling 'Artsy'.

I haven't made a square card in ages and decide to go for it today using this new to me stamp called Nature 2.  It is a collection of wildflowers and these ferns/fiddleheads reminded me of an artsy looking heart so that was my starting point.

I began by masking off my card front then using some Peeled Paint Distress ink, I did a monoprint first.  For those of you that are not familiar with a Monoprint....you rub ink onto the back of a stencil, spray with water then press onto the paper.  Those are the dots you can see in the background.
When that was dry, I stamped over using a few stamps but still using the same Peeled Paint so the background would just blend away and not become the focal point.  
I stamped the ferns then  the sentiment and sponged the edges to add some definition to the masked area.  I removed the masks and glued my piece onto more white cardstock.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- IT MUST BE LOVE 
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT/MAKE IT 
Brown Sugar- VALENTINE DAY

Supplies
Stamps- Nature 2 (Art Journey); Stained Textures (Bo Bunny); Alphabet (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Peeled Paint Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mini Tiny Circles stencil (TCW); Post-It Tape; 
Sponging Tool (TH); Mister (TH)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Shadow Stamping

Morning.
Meet today's card.
Thought I would make more \of a non-traditional card for Valentine's Day.

I began by sponging my white card stock with Peeled Paint Distress inks and added some Mowed Lawn DI along the edges.  Next, I rubbed the whole piece with my anti-static bag then placed the heart branches from Penny Black called All You Need  into my Misti.  I inked up the branches with Versamark then stamped them onto my green base.  I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heated it up.  I then moved my paper inside my Misti and stamped the branches again using the same green as I had for the card base to create a shadow effect.  
I stamped the sentiment from the PB set called Smitten in the top corner using my Misti again then splattered the whole piece with some water to lift the ink.
It still needed something, so I inked up the Script stamp with more of the Peeled Paint and stamped that randomly in the bkg.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Adding my card to these challenges:
 Simon Says Wed.- IT MUST BE LOVE
Addicted to Stamps and More - HOLIDAY
Cute Card Thursday- LOVE
Moving Along With The Times- LOVE
Mod Squad- HAVE A HEART


Supplies
Stamps- All You Need (PB); Smitten (PB); Script (PB)
Inks- Versamark; Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn DI (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; inking tool (TH); heat tool; anti-static bag

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Paper Pieced- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
I have another fun challenge for you to try out at 

This month our theme is:

I haven't paper pieced for a very long time so it was fun to see what I could come up with.
I looked through my inked pieces that I had on hand and found one that had a lot of  'Spring-like' colours in it.  I had made the inked paper by dropping Ranger Alcohol inks onto Yupo paper. 
I like to make a few at a time so I can set them aside for future use on my cards.

I stamped this lovely flower called Awaken from Penny Black onto a piece of heavy white cardstock using black Memento ink and my Misti.
I stamped the flowers again onto a piece of Yupo paper but this time with Versamark and then I white heat  embossed the flowers. 
*when embossing with Yupo paper, but sure and keep you heat gun moving or your paper will totally warp*
While the embossed flowers cooled, I coloured the flower stems with my Zig markers.
I fussy cut out the flowers and glued them over the top of the stamped image on my card front.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti then sponged the edges with Distress inks and splattered with some water to lift some of the ink.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the challenge and come and see what the talented designers have created!

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper Magazine- MAKE IT, ANYTHING GOES
Stamping Sensations- ANYTHING WITH FLOWERS
Love to Create- ANYTHING CREATIVE/MIXED MEDIA


Supplies
Stamps- Awaken (PB); Gratitude (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress ink; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (local store); Yupo
Accessories and Tools- Zig Real Brush markers; white eb powder; heat tool; Alcohol ink (Ranger);
sponging tool (TH)