Saturday, 16 November 2019

Evergreen- CAS Watercolour Challenge

This month, I have the pleasure of hosting the 

...and you still have time to play!
It is our last challenge for this year as we will be taking some time off before Christmas.

This month we welcome our guest  

Here are my card details.
I began by creating the plaid background.  I picked out a few Copic markers in the same green colour family and simple drew on some lines to create my plaid.  It is really super easy and fun to do.  Even if the lines are not perfectly straight, the plaid still looks great.  You could always use a ruler though if you wanted perfectly straight lines.  
Next, I took a piece of white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I positioned the Evergreen stamp up near the top of my paper, coloured with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I really love the look you can achieve by using this technique.
I stamped the sentiment, splattered the bkg. for interest and added some Nuvo drops to the branches.
I mounted the piece over the plaid card front then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Handlettered Holiday (MFT); Evergreen (Darkroom Door)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Tombow markers; Copic markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); Nuvo Drops

Friday, 15 November 2019

Christmas Poinsettia- The Flower Challenge

Time for a reminder card for 

You still have time to play along with us!!

We are being sponsored by Top Flight Stamps this month. They are kindly giving our winner an e-gift card for $25. Please check out there website as they have some amazing crafty things there.  
Our guest this month is Tracy from whoistracy.

So here are my card details.
I picked up a few new goodies and wanted to play with them.  I love this poinsettia stamp from Picket Fence and just had to add it to my collection.  
I placed the flower into my Misti and stamped it with some Versamark ink, then white heat embossed the image.  Using my Zigs and a wet paintbrush, I coloured and painted in the flower.  I splattered the whole flower with some white acrylic paint for my spots.
When it was dry, I fussy cut it out and set it aside.

I also just picked up this stitched square die from Paper Smooches.  Using a piece of heavy white cardstock, I die cut the square close to the top of my paper once, then moved the die down and cut the rest of the card front as I wanted it to be all covered.
I pop dotted the flower over the die-cut bkg then added the sentiment from Penny Black at the top.
I simply mounted that onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Christmas Poinsettia (Picket Fence Studio); Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Zig Watercolour Markers; Versafine Clair Noir
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Stitched Square (Paper Smooches); Cuttlebug; paintbrush; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); pop dots; white acrylic paint

Saturday, 9 November 2019

It's the Season

It's snowy here and today's card reflects that icy feel.  
I love playing around with my DOX inks and seeing what kind of backgrounds I can come up with.  
I picked up a neat little tool by Vicki Boutin.  She is a fellow Canadian who love to dabble in mixed media and scrapbooking.  The tool is a silicon art wedge and is great for spreading Gesso or for creating ridges as it has some different notched edges.  

So onto my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I rubbed some Peacock Feathers DOX ink onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with a bit of water and dipped the wedge into the wet ink.  I dragged the wedge from the sides in, repeated that process all around the edges.
Next, I wiped off the wedge and rubbed some Blueprint Sketch DOX on my mat and repeated that process again.  It's important to leave a bit of white space as you go along for relief. 
I splattered with some white acrylic paint and set the piece aside to dry.
I die cut the snowflake from SSS 3 times and glued it together for stability.  I used a Hemstitch die to cut the frame on the inside of my inked card front, I like that it added a framed look.

I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment.  I glued the snowflake onto the corner and added a blue dot to the center.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Sweet Stampin- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG
Craft Stamper Magazine- MAKE IT< TAKE IT

Stamps-  Handlettered Holiday (MFT
Inks- DOX (TH); Versafine Clair Noir; white acrylic paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Vicki Boutin Silicon Art Wedge; Hemstitch square (Spellbinder); Snowflake die- SSS;
blue dot (YNS)

Wednesday, 6 November 2019


Hello and Welcome
I enjoy creating cards for the holidays and trying to use my supplies in different ways.
This stencil is called Round Fragments and to me looks like large flowers.  I decided to pair it up with these large Tim Holtz snowflakes to create a fun bkg.

So I began by placing the stencil over my heavy white cardstock and rubbed on some Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass DOX using a blending brush.  I removed the stencil and placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the snowflakes using some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink.
While that dried, I took a strip of white cardstock, stamped the sentiment from Penny Black and pop dotted that over the snowflakes.
I added a few blue sequins then glued the piece onto some blue cardstock then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Snowflakes (TH); Christmas Sentiments (PB)
Inks- DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); blue cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); blue sequins; 
Round Fragments stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Makeup Blending Brush