Sunday, 16 June 2019

Jump in Puddles- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello
Time for a reminder card for the 

Our theme this month is Something Blue.


So here's what I did to create my card.

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and my acrylic mask, positioning it over my card front.  I used my elastic wrapped acrylic block again, inked it up with DOX inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass) and sprayed with water to stamp with.  To add more interest, I did some acetate inking; rub inks onto a sheet of acetate, spray with water and apply to paper. 
When that was dry, I rubbed the edges with some more DOX ink, then splattered on some water to resemble the falling rain.
Next, I removed the mask and placed the piece inside my Misti to stamp the Rain Dance girl.  
I stamped the sentiment, then scored a frame all around the inked area, I like how it frames up the inky area.  
I glued that onto some blue cardstock then onto a plain white card base.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the beautiful blue gallery.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Just Us Girls- COLOR WEEK
My Time to Craft- WATERCOLOR
CAS on Friday- PEOPLE


Supplies
Stamps- Rain Dance (Technique Junkies); Puddles (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); ScorPal; elastics; acrylic block;
acetate sheet; clear eb powder; heat tool; sponging tool

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Rose Garden- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
Time for another card for 

Our theme this month is to create a flower stamped background card.

We also have a wonderful floral stamp PRIZE worth $15 this time.
Deepti Malik is our Guest Designer this month. She has her own stamp designs and is giving us a PRIZE for our winner so come and play along with us!


So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed that inside my Misti.
I positioned the first rose over the corner and stamped with some black Memento ink.  I did clear heat emboss it as I knew I wanted to add watercolouring to my flowers and I didn't want the black ink to smear.  I masked the first rose and stamped again in the other corner, then one more time using that same process.

Next, I rubbed some Worn Lipstick and some Spun Sugar DOX inks onto my non-stick craft mat and painted in the flowers with the diluted inks and a paintbrush.
I rubbed on some Spun Sugar along the edges, then splattered the leftover inks on my mat onto the background with my paintbrush.  I did add some water splatters as well, it lifts the ink and adds such great interest.
While that dried, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink onto a strip of black cardstock, then white heat embossed it.
I used some foam adhesive to adhere my sentiment over the flowers, added some shiny Nuvo Drops (almost impossible to see from the pictures), then mounted the piece onto some pink cardstock and then onto a plain white card base.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says Wed.- WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY
Alphabet Challenge- 'F' FOR FLOWERS



Supplies
Stamps- Tag Banner Sentiments (Your Next Stamp); Painted Rose (Concord and 9th)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; DOX (TH); Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); pink cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white eb powder; clear eb powder; paintbrush;
non-stick craft mat (Ranger); paintbrush; heat tool; foam adhesive, Cl Nuvo Drops


Friday, 14 June 2019

Celebrate Craft Stamper Magazine


Good Morning
Today, I have the pleasure of being the GD on the blog over at the Craft Stamper Magazine.
It is a real honor to be chosen and I have another one of my cards being published in an upcoming issue of the magazine.
Here is the card I created for the blog post this month.

I began with a piece of Yupo paper and inked it up with different shades of Ranger Alcohol inks.
I used some blending solution to help move the inks around and distribute the colour.
I set that aside until totally dry which goes quickly.

Next, I positioned this wonderful Fern stamp inside my Misti then inked it up with some Ranger Alcohol Lifting Ink and stamped over my AI inked piece.  I repeated this process to get a good impression of my stamp.  When the piece was totally dry, I took a paper towel and rubbed to lift off the ink in the stamped areas.  
Love how this card just screams 'Spring'
I die-cut the sentiment 3 times and glued them together, then glued them onto my card front.
I simply mounted that onto a plain, white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- WEDDING/ANNIVERSARY
Time Out- NATURE
Die Cuttin Divas- MASCULINE/ FATHER'S DAY

Supplies
Stamp- Fern Garden (Stampendous)
Inks- Ranger Alcohol inks
Paper- Yupo; heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Celebrate die (MFT); Ranger Blending Solution;
Ranger AI Lifting ink; Cuttlebug

Saturday, 8 June 2019

With Sympathy

Happy Saturday!
Meet today's card. 
 I'm trying to create a few extra sympathy cards to have on hand although really hoping I don't need to use them.

I have been playing around with my Brushos and some new-to-me stamps and this is what I came up with. 
For those of you that are not familiar with Brushos, they are highly pigmented inks that are activated with water. 
I began by placing my heavy white cardstock into my Misti and positioned the Fern Garden stamp over that.  Then, I carefully sprinkled on some Brushos (Turquoise, Marine Blue, Leaf Green), being sure to distribute it evenly over the panel.  You can use a DRY paintbrush to help push the Brusho crystals around too.
When I was happy with the coverage, I sprayed my stamp with some water, rubbed over it with my finger to help distribute the water and stamped.  You may have to repeat this process if the water hasn't reached all parts of your stamp.
Now the important part....set it carefully aside and leave it to dry.  
When totally dry, brush away the excess Brusho crystals.  
I placed the dry piece back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it with some clear powder to help it pop.
I simple mounted it over a plain white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MASCULINE
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Time Out- NATURE

Supplies
Stamps- Fern Garden (Stampendous); Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 (Pinkfresh Studio)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); paintbrush

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Blooming- The Flower Challenge #33


Good Morning and Welcome.
It's time for another fun theme at

This month our theme is Focus on Background Stamping.
We happily welcome our Guest Deepti Malik- Dee's Art Utopia this month.
Please be sure and check out the wonderful art our team has created!


So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock, positioned it inside my Misti and then sprinkled some Brushos onto the dry paper. For those of you that are not familiar with Brushos, they are highly pigmented inks that are activated with water.  I tried my best to evenly cover my card front with them using some Emerald Green, Marine Blue and some Turquoise.
Next, I sprayed the Large Floral Bkg from Magenta with water and rubbed it with my finger to help distribute the water evenly, then pressed that onto my paper.  The water activated the Brushos from the stamp image.  BE SURE to set the wet piece carefully aside to dry.  If the water moves into the area of the crystals, you will be left with a blurred image.  
When my piece was totally dry, I wiped off the excess Brushos pigment and I was left with a beautiful flower print.
I placed it back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment then clear heat embossed it.  I mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock then onto a plain white card base.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Stamps- Large Floral Bkg. (Magenta); Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Brushos
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; heat tool; Mister (TH)

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Always Friends in Blue- CAS Watercolour Challenge


Welcome
I can't believe we have turned another page of the calendar but that means it's time for another fun challenge at the 
Our theme this month is Something Blue.

Guest Designer:  TaeEun (rainbow in November)


So you have to know that this challenge is right up my alley!!

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and secured my Rectangle Mask over it as I wanted to be left with a clean, white border when finished.  
I wrapped my acrylic block with some elastic bands, then inked it up with some Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, sprayed with water and stamped.
Here is a picture of what my block looked like wrapped with the elastics:


Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and inked up the Silhouette Leaves with some Mermaid Lagoon DOX ink and stamped to the side.  I sponged the edges to define the stamped area with some Tumbled Glass DOX then added the sentiment using my Misti again.  
I removed the mask and scored around the inking with my ScorPal to add a framing effect.
I mounted the piece onto a piece of blue cardstock then onto a plain white card base.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
CASology- SUMMER
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Silhouette Leaves (Impression Obsession); Always Friends (IO)
Inks- DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Rectangle Mask (A Colorful Life Designs); ScorPal; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); makeup brush (Dollarama)