Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Celebrate Smiles- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for a reminder card for the 

We are using a colour theme this month and we are also celebrating our 2nd birthday with prizes so please come and check it all out.



The card I created is a super simple design using green, orange and brown inks.
I began by die-cutting a circle to use as my mask.  I laid the mask in place and stamped the image using some Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  Then I sponged on some Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks around the opening of the circle.  Using some Carved Pumpkin and some Bundled Sage, I painted in the background.  Just press your ink pads onto a non-stick craft sheet, spray with some water and you have ink to pick up with a paintbrush.
I removed the circle mask and stamped the sentiment using my Misti with the same brown ink.  Lastly, using a piercing tool, I poked small holes all around the inked circle to help add interest. 


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you will come and play along with us.

Supplies
Stamps- Laugh (Impression Obsession)= Sweet Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks- DOX- Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage (TH)= Rich Cocoa Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= piercing tool (Ranger)= inking tool (Ranger)=
paint brush= circle die for mask (Spellbinders)

Monday, 15 October 2018

Sparkle and Shine- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for more fun at 



Since we are celebrating our 2nd year, there are some fun prizes to be won by adding 'Sparkle' to your card.


So onto my card details.
I picked up some Alcohol Lifting Ink by Ranger/TH and was playing around with it.
Using a piece of Yupo paper, I applied Ranger Alcohol inks and blending solution until I was happy with the coverage of my paper.  It is so cool to try using different tools to get the inks to move.  I mostly used a straw to blow the wet inks around and you do have to work quickly as they dry so fast.
After the piece had dried, I placed it inside my Misti and arranged flowers and leaves randomly ready to stamp onto my Yupo and lift the colour. After inking with the Lifting ink, you are left with something that looks like a 'ghost print'...love the look.

For my sparkle, I silver heat embossed a piece of white cardstock, then die cut the "smile" and glued it over my dried background.  I added some sparkly dots to add to the look.


I hope you will come and play along with us and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES
Time Out- COLOURFUL
STAMPlorations- MIXED MEDIA


Supplies
Stamps- Wildflowers (Magenta)= Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Alcohol inks (Ranger)= Alcohol Lifting (Ranger)
Paper- Yupo= blue sc= white card base (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= silver eb powder= 
Smile Die (STAMPlorations)= heat tool= Cuttlebug= shiny pearls

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Let's Be Grateful

Hello and Welcome
This weekend we celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving.  
It was so great to have family and friends with us to enjoy and be grateful for all we have.  
Here is a card I created for some special friends.

So onto my card.
I just recently picked up some Alcohol Lifting Ink by TH Ranger and wanted to try it out.
When using it, you add alcohol inks onto a piece of Yupo or photo paper and stamp using the ink to lift the colour.  Then, you stamp onto a regular piece of cardstock to transfer the ink from the stamp you just used on the alcohol inked panel.  You are then left with 2 backgrounds, one on Yupo and one on regular cs.  I am just showing one of them today.
This is the one I got from the transfer and is stamped on heavy cardstock.  I love how the colour blends look and the faint ink areas make the leaves and flowers look so artsy.
When the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment in the center and clear heat embossed it to help make it pop.
I mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock and then onto a plain white card.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Feeling very grateful and appreciate that you took the time.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Friday- THANK YOU
Shopping Our Stash- GIVING THANKS
Use Your Stuff- AUTUMM/HALLOWEEN
Happy World Cardmaking Day by SSS- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- Be Grateful (Impression Obsession)= Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Alcohol Ink Lifting (Ranger)= Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti= inked alcohol bkg= clear eb powder= heat tool

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Majestic Snowflakes

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!
So happy I had a chance to play today.
So meet today's card.

I began with a piece of Yupo paper and applied some Ranger Alcohol inks with some blending solution.  The Yupo paper is a synthetic paper that doesn't allow the inks to soak in...I love it's unique properties and how the inks can be manipulated.  I did use a straw and some blending solution to help move the ink on my paper even more.
When I was happy with the coverage, I set it aside to dry.
When dry, I placed the piece inside my Misti and stamped the snowflakes from the Penny Black set called Snowflake Sentiments with Versamark ink.  I carefully!! heat embossed them with silver embossing powder.
** Be careful when heat embossing onto Yupo, your paper can warp very easily if too much heat is applied.**
To help fill in some of the open areas, I dragged my mini Versamark pad down the front and heat embossed some more silver to add interest.  I mounted the piece over white cardstock that I had embossed with the Snowflake Speckles eb folder.
I die-cut the Let It Snow sentiment and glued it on last.


Hope you get a chance to play today and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.


Adding my card to these challenges:


Craft Stamper Magazine- OCT ANYTHING GOES


Simon Says Wed.- LET'S GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Snowflake Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Versamark= Alcohol inks (Ranger)
Paper- Yupo= heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Snow Wishes (PB)= silver eb powder= 
heat tool= Snowflake Speckles Embossing Folder (TH)= Blending Solution (Ranger)

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sparkle- The Flower Challenge

Welcome
Time for some more fun at 



We have a fun month coming up with a great 'Sparkle' theme as we celebrate our 2nd Birthday.
There are prizes to be won so please come and play along with us.
 To celebrate, someone will win a $20 Gift card, a Guest Spot and there are also stamps and stencil to won as well.


So onto my card details.
A few weeks ago, I came across a technique called Serendipity.
Basically you take a piece of cardstock as the base and all your left over inked pieces, which in my case are a lot!!  Next, you tear your leftovers into pretty small pieces and glue them onto your basec being sure to overlap and mix them up.
When you base is totally covered with little scraps of papers, let it dry and then rub over it with a anti-static bag.  You stamp onto it and emboss with any colour you want.  I chose to use my Script stamp from Penny Black and embossed with a shiny silver to help give lots of detail and sparkle.
I cut my base into strips and mounted them behind the framed flower.  I saved a bit of my leftover paper to add as the matching flower head and added a clear shiny gem to the center.
I wove a piece of silver ribbon to help give my card more sparkle.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Just Us Girls- STRIPES
4 Crafty Chicks- SOMETHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
(old technique, old papers I had inked long ago)
Crafting with An Attitude- ANYTHING GOES
Do-A1 Kreatives- CREATE YOUR OWN BKG


Supplies
Stamps- Script (PB)
Inks- Versamark= my scraps used a some Brushos, DOX inks
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Floral Stem die (Poppy Stamps)= silver ribbon= Silver eb powder= 
heat tool= clear gem= Cuttlebug= Tombow clear glue

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Gather- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and welcome friends.
So glad you came to visit as it's time for another new theme at the 
We have a colour challenge for you this month which is perfect for this time of year.


This month we are also celebrating our Second Birthday with prizes to be won!
This month we also welcome our Guest Brenda from Friends Craftin with Friends. 


You have to check out the beautiful cards made by our Creative Team.


So onto my card.
I decided to create a Fall card for Thanksgiving which is coming up this weekend for us here in Canada.  So I began by masking my card front with some Post It Tape as I wanted to be left with a wide white border.
Next, I gave a light spray of water to my card front, then I used the Inking With Tape Technique to add colour to my background using my orange Distress Oxide inks.  By spraying my paper with water first, it helped all the colour blend together giving a watercolour look.
I placed the dried piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment in dark brown then clear embossed it to help it pop (sorry it looks black) and then inked and sprayed on some water to the leaves using some more green and more of the dark brown.  
When stamping with DOX inks, you are left with a chalky looking background.  So to bring out the richness of the colours, I rubbed some Distress Glaze over the whole thing to bring the colours to life.  The glaze is like a wax that you rub on and then buff off.  Love how it worked.
I removed the tape used to mask and mounted it onto a plain white card base.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- FALLING LEAVES
The Male Room- THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES



Supplies
Stamps- Gather (Impression Obsession)= Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Distress Oxides (Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Lucky Clover, Aged Mahogany)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post It Tape= painter's tape= Mister (TH)


Saturday, 29 September 2018

Rock On

Happy Saturday!
With so many birthdays coming up in the next few months, I was happy to have some time to play and created this masculine, collage style card.

I began by masking off a piece of white cardstock using some Post-It tape.  I first did some acetate inking in the background using just 2 colours of Distress Oxides; Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage, rubbed onto a piece of clear acetate.
I placed the piece inside my Misti, then stamped using the same colours and sponged along the edges to help define the main area.
The Rock Silhouette is a new one for me from Impression Obsession and I stamped that using some black Memento ink, then added the sentiment.
After I removed the tape for masking, I scored a line around the inked area as a frame.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CASology- BOY
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Shopping Our Stash- SMOOSHING


Supplies
Stamps- So 80's (WPlus 9)= Rock Silhouette (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Memento black= Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post-It Tape= ScorPal= 
sponging tool (TH)= piece of acetate= Mister (TH)