Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Learn to Pause

 


Welcome
Learn to pause...what great advice for all of us who rush through life on a daily basis.
Fall is such a wonderful time to do that too.  Being out in nature right now is so wonderful.

So I decided to play with this new stencil called Layered White Oak from A Colorful Life Designs inspired by all the Fall colours happening right now.  This is a 3 part stencil, it includes a stencil, leaf mask and outline mask.  There are so many different ways to use it.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I pulled out my Gel Plate again (hope you aren't getting sick of my talking about using my Gel Plate).  I rubbed on some Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and then in the center, some Barn Door Distress Oxide inks and brayered the colours together.
  • I laid the White Oak stencil over my plate, pushing gently to get good contact between the plate and the stencil.  Like I have mentioned in the past, I use the end of a paintbrush handle to do that, you don't want to use anything sharp on your plate.
  • I carefully lifted off the stencil and rubbed a piece of white cardstock over the plate to lift the print.
  • Using my black Posca pen, I splattered some black over the background.
  • When the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz along the bottom using some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued a piece of matching cardstock onto a white card base, then used foam tape to attach the panel to the card base.


Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
 Allsorts-  ANYTHING GOES WITH OPTION OF NATURE
Color Dare- INSPIRATION PHOTO

Supplies
Stamp- Learn to Pause (TH)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Layered White Oak leaf stencil; Gel Plate, Speedball Brayer; 
black Posca pen; 

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Dance in the Rain

 


Welcome
Meet today's card.
A very simple one featuring this stencil called Big Fat Drops from ACLD and this fun silhouette image from Technique Junkies.  
I thought it was a fitting card since we have had sooooo much rain here where I live and my little kiddos just love going out and splashing and dancing in the rain.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by creating this simple background using my Gel Plate.  I pressed my Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide pad directly onto my Gel plate near the top.  Leaving some spaced between, I pressed my Peacock Feathers DOX ink right underneath that then I brayered the colours together creating sort of an ombre effect.
  • Next, I laid the Big Fat Drops stencil over the Gel Plate and using the end of a paint brush handle, I gently pushed against the stencil to get good contact. 
  • I lifted off the stencil and rubbed a piece of white cardstock over the plate and lifted the print.  It had a fun, watery look to it which is what I wanted.
  • I splattered with some diluted Mermaid Lagoon ink to help with the feel of the raindrops.
  • When it was all dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the image and the sentiment.
  • I glued it onto a piece of blue cardstock, then black to tie in with the black silhouette images, then onto a white card base.


Here is the stencil I used:
Big Fat Drops

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Rain Dance (Technique Junkies); Rain Sentiment (TJ)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Big Fat Drops stencil (ACLD); black gems;
paint brush; Gel Plate; Speedball brayer

Saturday, 25 September 2021

Woodlands


Hello
I hope all is well with you in your part of the world.  
I am presently working on some more holiday cards and this is one I did using a background I made with a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
Sometimes when I don't know what the heck I want to make, I pull out some supplies and make backgrounds.  For me, that's the easy part....making them into cards takes way more thought!
It's nice to have some at the ready when I actually need to make some cards.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a background I had made using my Gel Plate, some Distress Oxide ink and this great stencil called Dot Circle from A Colorful Life Designs.  
  • I pressed my Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide pad right onto the middle of my Gel Plate, then some Peacock Feathers DOX on the right and then some Dusty Concord on the left hand side. Again as I have mentioned before, leave a bit of space between the colours so you don't contaminate the other pads. Using my brayer, I blended all the colours together on my plate.
  • I laid the Dot Circle stencil onto my plate and pressed gently with the end of a paint brush to make sure that the stencil had good adhesion.  
  • Next, I removed the stencil carefully, rubbed my white cardstock over the plate and lifted the print. Love the look.
  • I splattered with lots of white using my Posca pen.
  • I just picked up this Stag stamp by Inkadinkadoo.  I inked it up with some Versafine Clair and stamped it over my background.  
  • I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up and glued it onto a piece of matching cardstock, then onto a white card base.


Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers- A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Allsorts- ANYTHING GOES WITH THE OPTION OF NATURE

Supplies
Stamps- Christmas Reindeer (Inkadinkadoo); Happy Holidays (SU)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Dot Circle stencil (ACLD); white Posca pen; 
Speedball brayer