Monday, 16 July 2018

Puddle Jumping- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 

This month we are using one of my favourite techniques as our challenge:

I have used this technique often and find it a fun and easy way to create colourful background.
Be sure and check out the video links and all the wonderful cards created by our talented Design Team and our special guest Marcia over at the Challenge page.

So onto my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock I pick up from a local store.
I rubbed some Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and slapped my paper into the wet ink, drying between colours.  I tried to concentrate the colour to the bottom of my paper leaving more white open space at the top.
When that was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the image and the fun sentiment with black Memento ink then clear embossed them to help make them pop.
I simply mounted the finished piece onto a white card.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Rain Dance (Technique Junkies)
Inks- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide (TH); Memento Black
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Craft Mat (Ranger)= 
clear eb powder= heat tool

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Playing with Blue- The Flower Challenge


Good Morning.
Time for another card at 

Great theme we are playing with this month
MONOCHROME
(we can use black for the sentiment)



So onto my card.
I love to play with my inks especially my Distress Oxides.  I often rub them onto a piece of acetate or my non-stick craft mat, spray with water and ink up my paper.  
My dilemma comes after that....what to do with the leftover ink since I hate to waste it?   So now, I always keep an extra piece of cardstock handy to mop up the extra ink left behind and that is how this background came to be.

I used some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean DOX, sprayed with water and pressed my cardstock into that.  After it dried, it was just a mess of color with no focal area, so I took a stencil and some Blueprint Sketch DOX and stenciled right over the inkiness.  I loved the results!  
When that was all dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink and clear heat embossed to help it pop against the inked background.
I die-cut the flowers, glued them in place and then I added some clear gems to help the flowers pop, keeping my card simple and very monochrome.



Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.
Please check out the amazing card at our challenge too.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simply Create Too- NO PATTERNED PAPERS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- WATERCOLOURED BKG


Supplies
Stamps- Live, Laugh, Love (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Memento black= Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti (Sweet Petunia)= Dandelion Posies die (Creative Expression)=
Floral Radar Stencil (TCW)= clear eb powder= heat tool= Mister (TH)



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Monochromatic- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning
Time for a new theme at 

Create a monochromatic card.


My card was very simple to create.
I started by using the Splash Watercolour Technique to create the background.  Basically, you rub ink onto a non-stick surface, spray with water and 'slap' your cardstock into the wet ink.
I used Distress Oxides in blues, keeping my card base monochromatic.
* I dry my inks between applications so I won't end up with a muddy colour*
When that was dry, I die-cut the background using a Wonky Stitched die from Avery Elle.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers and the sentiment with Faded Jeans DOX.  I stamped the flowers again using Peacock Feathers to add some shadowing to the flowers.
I mounted it onto white keeping it clean and simple.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  I hope you check out this fun challenge.


Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Watercolour Challenge- SPLASH WATERCOLOUR
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Use Your Stuff- MONOCHROME

Supplies
Stamps- Dans La Nature (Carabelle)= Everyday Greetings- Mama Elephant
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti= non-stick pad (TH)= Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)

Monday, 2 July 2018

Splash Watercolour- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.

Just a fun card today for the 


This month we are playing with a simple technique called Splash Watercolour.  I have done many backgrounds using this technique.  There is a video link on the main challenge blog.
This month, we welcome our guest Marcia aka Marcia K Designs.

So onto my card design.
I pressed Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and 'slapped' my piece of white cardstock into the wet ink. I dried between inks so I wouldn't end up with a muddy mess.  The inks layer over each other so nicely.
When I was happy with the coverage, I die cut the piece using a Wonky Stitched border.  Next, I  placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the sentiment and the flowers with black Memento ink.
After stamping the flowers, I drew around the flowers with a white Signo pen to brighten the whole piece up.  I simply mounted it onto another piece of white cardstock keeping it clean and simple.


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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
CAS on Friday- SPLASH< WATERCOLOR
Just Us Girls- WILD CARD

Supplies
Stamps- Winter Flowers (SSS)= Smile Often(Impression Obsession) 
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento= Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- non-stick craft mat (TH)= Misti= Signo white pen= Mister (TH)= 
Wonky Stitched die (Avery Elle)

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Smile Day

Happy Sunday.
We are celebrating Canada Day and a long weekend here so I am having a 'smile day'.

HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL MY CANADIAN FRIENDS!!

Very simple card to create today.
I began by masking the edges of my white cardstock with some Post-It tape.
Next, I rubbed some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink over my Sweet Peas stencil, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper to create a stencil monoprint.  I dried that thoroughly then using my Misti, I stamped the Wildflowers using some Blueprint Sketch DOX and added the sentiment at the top.
I put the piece onto my ScorPal and scored around the inked piece creating a frame effect.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- WILD CARD/ANYTHING GOES
A Vintage Journey- STENCIL IT

Supplies
Stamps- Wildflower (Magenta)= Smile (Daisy Bucket)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy weight (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti= ScorPal= Sweet Peas stencil (TCW)= Mister (TH)= Post It Tape

Monday, 25 June 2018

Faux Watercolouring


Good Morning.
Meet today's card.
Super simple one and a great way to get more mileage from your embossing folders.

I love the look of watercolouring and this is such a simple technique that helps to achieve that look especially when using my Distress Oxide inks.
I began by inking up my Darice Embossing folder called Henna, sprayed with a generous amount of water and pressed a piece of heavy weight cardstock into the wet ink.  I rubbed gently then removed my paper to reveal the print.  Love how all the colours blended together.
I dried it with my heat gun then placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the sentiment with black ink.  I clear embossed the sentiment as well, to help make it pop against the colourful bkg.
I mounted it simply on a piece of coloured cardstock and then added one black gem to the center of one of the flowers.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Dare 2B Artzy- BRIGHT COLOURS

Supplies
Stamp- Art Soul (Hampton Arts)
Inks- Tuxedo Black (Memento); Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, 
Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet Distress Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; EB folder- Henna (Darice); clear eb powder; heat tool; black gem

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Marbled Leaves


Happy Saturday.
Glad to have a bit of crafting time today after being so super busy with life.

I wanted to try out a technique called 'Misti Marbling' that I first saw done by my friend Lydia at Understand Blue. I just loved the results and how the colours blended together.  There is also a tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers.
What I liked the most about using this technique was that I could add multiple colour layers without contaminating my ink pads with other colours....sometimes when adding colour over colour directly from your ink pads, that happens. 
I began by placing the leaves into my Misti, inked then stamped.  Leaving the stamps in place in my Misti, I dabbed on another colour over the first and stamped again.  I repeated that process with one more colour building up 3 colours on each leaf.
* Lydia used a glove to apply her layers of ink but since I didn't have one, I just put a sandwich bag on my hand and used that to dip my finger into the ink and apply it. *

I love the depth of colour achieved by using this fun and super easy technique.
I used a stitched die from MFT to cut the piece out when finished and mounted that onto a dark blue piece of cardstock.  I die cut an oval with the same colour of cardstock, then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and white heat embossed it.  I pop dot mounted that over the leaves.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Autumn Leaves (WPlus 9); Fun Thank You (Rubber Soul)
Inks- Versamark; Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass, Peacock, Mermaid dye inks (Lawn Fawn)
Paper- heavy white (local store) dark blue
Accessories and Tools- Misti, white eb powder; heat tool; oval die (Spellbinders); Stitched Frame (MFT);
Cuttlebug, pop dots, Mono Tombow clear glue