Thursday 27 February 2020

Tie Dye Garden and Tutorial

Hello and Welcome

Trying something new out today.  I think it's so fun to play with a new technique and I wanted to show you how easy it and I could use the inks I already have on hand.  I read the tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers but decided to take some pics so you could see how I did it.

So here's what I did.

I began with a plain, white coffee filter from the Dollar Store.  

I scrunched it all up into a ball creating lots of creases and folds.

I opened the filter up, sprayed with water and gathered it together from the center out....sort of like holding a fan shape.

I took my Distress Oxide ink pads and rubbed it directly onto the filter, rotating it as I went along.

After I was happy with the inking, I opened the filter up and flattened it out to reveal this.
*when you open it up if there isn't enough inking on spots, just refold and ink again*

So when the inked filter was all nice and dry, I glued it onto a piece of heavy cardstock, folding over the edges and gluing them around the back.
Use a glue stick to adhere as the liquid glue will most likely make a mess.
I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment using some Versafine black ink.
I die-cut the flowers and glued them over the bkg.
I mounted it all onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Use Your Stuff- CIRCLES
Try if On Tuesday- GO GREEN or RECYCLE

Stamps- Live, Laugh (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide (TH); Versafine
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- coffee filter; Meadow Clover die (Poppystamps); Tall Sketch Flowers die
(Poppystamps); Mister (TH); Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Comfort and Peace

Here is a card I made using those wonderful trees again from Penny Black called Winter Woodland and paired it up with this Tree Ring stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
So here is what I did to create my card.

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned my stencil over my paper.  Using some Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide ink, I rubbed over the stencil with a blending sponge.  
I removed the stencil and placed the inked piece into my Misti.  I stamped the trees onto my card front first with some Versafine black ink then cleaned off my stamp.  I moved the stamp and then re-inked with some grey ink to stamp out the background.  I just love the look.
I stamped the sentiment that is from the Sympathy Sentiments set by Penny Black at the top. 
I mounted the piece onto a piece of white and gray, 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

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT, MAKE IT-ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Winter Woodland (PB); Sympathy Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Brushed Corduroy, Weathered Wood DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); grey cs
Accessories and Tools- Tree Ring stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Blending Brush; 
Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Saturday 15 February 2020

The Journey- CAS Watercolour Challenge

You still have time to play along with our Red and Black theme at the 

This month we welcome my talented friend Michele as our GD.
Guest Designer:  Michele (I Card Everyone)

So this is how I created my card.
I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and positioned it into my Misti with the stamps in the right position.  Using my Tombow markers, I coloured directly onto my stamps, starting with the red first, sprayed with water and stamped.  Without reinking, I moved my paper slightly in my Misti, sprayed and stamped again.  It gave such great fullness to the look of my flowers.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again then removed it and rubbed some Candied Apple DOX ink along the edges of one side.  I also used some Black Soot DOX ink over the red to add some depth.  I splattered with some black acrylic paint and when it was all dry, I simply mounted it onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Find Joy (High Hopes); Insightful Meadow (Unity)
Inks- Memento Markers, Versafine, DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); black acrylic paint; blending brush