Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Happy Day


Welcome
Going for some colour today with a card I posted last week over at Splitcoast Stampers.
This technique was very fun to try as I had never done it before and it involved stencils, so I was in!!

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I tend to use that all the time but you could use watercolour paper as well.  
I recently picked up Vicki Boutin's Acrylic Paints that come in a 4 pack set from my local Scrapbook Store and wanted to try them out.  Such great colours and they worked so well for this technique.


So, I squeezed some paint out onto my non-stick craft mat and using a brayer, I covered the paper with colour.  It was all random with no plan in mind.
Next, I took one of the stencils from the Layered Mandala and placed it over the inked bkg.  Then using a baby wipe, I removed the paint through the holes of the stencil to reveal this beautiful pattern.
When it was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with some black eb powder.
I mounted the piece onto some pink cardstock then onto a plain white card base.


I hope you will give this a try.  
Thanks again so much for coming by and taking a look.

I used the bottom one for my card.
Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Supplies
Stamps- Smile Often (IO)
Inks- Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tool- Layered Mandala (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Vicki Boutin paint; Brayer (Speedball); baby wipes; black eb powder; heat tool



Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Magical Garden and Transform


Good Morning
Today, I am posting 2 cards I created for the DTGD event over at Splitcoast.
They both were created using some Yupo paper and Alcohol inks.  It's so fun and kind of addicting playing with those inks.  They blend and move in so many unexpected ways.

The card above was created with a piece of Yupo and lots of shades of blues and oranges as I was trying to use opposite colours on the Colour Wheel.
After dropping the Alcohol inks onto the paper, I used a straw to blow them and spread them across my paper.  I splattered with some Rubbing Alcohol and Rangers Blending Solution.
I die-cut the flower overlay and glued it onto the inky background and done.
I didn't add a sentiment so I could use this card for any occasion.




Here is my next card:


This was a very easy one since I used a previously inked piece of Yupo for the butterfly.
I began by stamping the script using similar colours to match the butterfly across a strip of paper.
I decided to keep this one very clean and simple with lots of white space.
I glued it all together then placed the piece into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.
While that dried, I die-cut this beautiful butterfly from the AI inked Yupo and glued it over the script.
Another simple card for a friend.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies
Card #1
Stamps- none
Inks- Alcohol inks in blues and oranges
Paper- Yupo, heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Paper Rose Blooming Flowers die; Tombow Clear glue, Cuttlebug

Card #2
Stamps- Script (Penny Black); Creative Chaos (Visible Image)
Inks- Alcohol inks in purples and blues; Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass DOX (TH)
Paper- Yupo; heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Butterflies die (TH); Cuttlebug

Monday, 19 August 2019

Colourful Ferns



Welcome
I'm enjoying some time off and glad to be having some extra play time.
Here is a simple card I created using this beautiful fern background stamp and some Brushos.

So, I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock, positioned in my Misti. I rubbed it with my Anti-static bag and inked with some Versamark ink, then white heat embossed the ferns.
Using some diluted Brushos and a paintbrush, I added the background colour all around the ferns, adding some dark and light to look like shadows.  I love the way it turned out.
While that dried, I die-cut the sentiment 3 times and glued them together for stability.
I glued the sentiment over the fern bkg and simply mounted that onto a white card base.



Thanks so much for visiting today....so appreciated.

Supplies
Stamp- Fern Garden (Stampendous)
Inks- Brusho, Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Celebrate die (MFT); white eb powder; heat tool;
anti-static bag, Cuttlebug

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Life's Path


Welcome
A simple card today using this beautiful Lace Doily stencil and a few simple stamps.

I wanted to have a simple, distressed looking background for my card so I inked up the back of the stencil with some Carved Pumpkin DOX ink, sprayed with water and pressed onto my sheet of heavy white cardstock, creating a monoprint.  When I inked up the stencil, I concentrated most of the ink to the center and left the edges a bit untouched to give the distressed feel.
When the inking was dry, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the flowers from MFT and then the sentiment over my stencilling.  I mounted the piece onto a complimentary colour of cardstock, then onto a white card base.
That's it...simple and very fresh looking with the orange.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Supplies
Stamps- Life's Journey (High Hopes); Flower Silhouettes
Inks- Tuxedo Black; Carved Pumpkin DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Lace Doily (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
Mister (TH)