Saturday 13 July 2024

Garden Delights

Good Morning and Welcome
Today's card features the new for July stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called;

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and die cut it using the Postal Collage die.
  • Next, I placed that piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and put the Around the World stencil over that.
  • Starting at the top corner, I inked my way across the cardstock with these Distress Oxide ink colours:  Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and some Villainous Potion.
  • I removed the stencil and stamped the postal spaces with the flowers using some black Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued the stenciled/stamped panel onto a piece of pink cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- SOMETHING YOU LOVE
(being in the garden)
Simon Says Mon.- SUMMER FUN
Just Us Girls- SUMMERTIME
Craft Rocket- SUMMERTIME

Supplies
Stamps- Wild Flower Silhouettes (Waffle Flower)
Inks- DOX; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger);
Postal Collage die (Waffle Flower); TE Blending Brushes

Friday 12 July 2024

Bright and Happy Birthday

Welcome

For today's card, I went with a bit of a 'rainbow' theme with the colours I added over this new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called:

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and put the Mid Century Jacks and Balls stencil over that.  
  • Starting at the top corner and moving my way down, these are the colours I used to blend together:  Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and some Peacock Feathers.
  • After I had inked the whole panel, I decided to add a Stitched border to give more interest to my card.
  • I die cut the sentiment with some white cardstock 4 times and glued 3 of them together.  I inked the 4th one with the same colours I had used on the background mentioned above and glued that onto the top of the stack.
  • I glued the card front onto a piece of navy cardstock, then added the sentiment across the front.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- SOMETHING YOU LOVE
(I love using these colours together)
Word Power- WORDS AS YOUR FOCUS

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides (Ranger)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger);
Diagonal Stitch Rectangle Stacklets (TE); TE Blending Brushes;
Happy Birthday die (Lawn Fawn)

Sunday 7 July 2024

Look Who's Having a Birthday!

Welcome
Today's card features the new for July stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called
This is a fun, 2 part stencil that can be used to create some very cool retro looking cards.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I put a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and placed Mid Century Mod Pods stencil #1 over that and inked with some Salty Ocean and a hint of Uncharted Mariners Distress Oxide ink.
  • I lifted that stencil off and put Stencil #2 into place, matching up where the pattern should go.  I inked that up with some Cracked Pistachio and a hint of Rustic Wilderness DOX ink.
  • Next, I stamped the Marquee onto another piece of white cardstock with more of the Salty Ocean Distress ink and fussy cut it out.  I used Copic markers in the same green and blue colour as the background to colour in parts of the marquee.
  • I glued the stenciled panel onto a piece of dark green cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to pop the marquee in the middle of the card front.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- STARS/and or STRIPES
(new stencil and new to me stamp set)

Supplies
Stamps-Marquee Messages (SU)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger);
TE Blending Brushes; Copic Markers

Saturday 6 July 2024

Congrats to You!


Welcome
Today, I'm playing with another new fun released stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called:

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station, then I placed the Mid Century Pyramids stencil over that and inked with these Distress Oxide ink colours:  Salty Ocean, Ripe Persimmon and Lumberjack Plaid.
  • I lifted the stencil, cleaned it off and then added a few more of the circles to some of the open areas.
  • Using my white Posca pen, I added white dots to some of the circles and set aside to dry.
  • Next, I looked through my stash to find some cardstock scraps that were the same colours as the background and then I punched out circles from that.  I also punched out some black circles as well.
  • I glued some of the circles onto a small piece of white cardstock, then cut some of the circles to create the fun design.
  • I placed the stenciled card front into my Misti to stamp the sentiment and then glued it onto a piece of black cardstock and then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to pop up the square with the punched out circles on it.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Mon.- ADD SOME RED/WHITE and/ OR BLUE

Supplies
Stamps- No Words (Visible Image)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger);
white Posca pen; Misti (My Sweet Petunia); circle paper punch; foam tape

Monday 1 July 2024

Wavy Dot Triangles

Happy July!
What an exciting new month with 17 newly designed stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.
So for today, meet:

So, here's what I did to create this simple card.
  • I placed the Mid Century Wavy Dot Triangles stencil over a square piece of white cardstock and then inked it up with some Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide ink.
  • I removed the stencil, cleaned it off and placed it over a smaller square of white cardstock and inked with some Tumbled Glass DOX ink.
  • I glued the largest square onto a 4 1/4" square card base.
  • I glued the smaller light blue stenciled square onto a piece of white cardstock, turned the pattern in the opposite direction and used some foam tape to adhere it.
  • I stamped the sentiment with more of the Uncharted Mariners DOX inks and die cut it out.  I used more foam tape to pop it over the middle of the smaller panel.

Here is the stencil I used:


BLING SALE TOO!

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- LAYER IT UP
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- STENCIL 

Supplies
Stamps- Big and Bold stamp and die (SSS)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); TE Blending Brushes;
foam tape

Sunday 30 June 2024

Hooray Graduate

Hello and Welcome
Today's card features a new for June stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called

So, here's what I did to create my simple card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station.  I placed the Wild Rings stencil over the cardstock and inked it up with some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  
  • Leaving the stencil in place, I used a small inking brush to ink just the insides of the circles with some Salty Ocean DOX ink to add more interest.
  • Next, I stamped the Hooray with some more Salty Ocean DOX and die cut it out.
  • I found some cardstock that was the same colour as the Salty Ocean and used that to die cut the image.  I glued that along the bottom of the stenciled panel.
  • I glued the stenciled panel onto a piece of blue cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to add the sentiment across the top.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Just Us Girls- STENCIL ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon- LAYER IT UP

Supplies
Stamps- HOORAY (TE)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Blending Brushes (TE);
Make Art Station (Ranger); Grads die (AMAZON)

Friday 28 June 2024

Time for Fun!

Welcome
I had fun playing with this new for June stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed the Orderly Waves stencil over a piece of white cardstock and inked it up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink and some Rustic Wilderness DOX ink. 
  • I lifted the stencil off, cleaned it and then repositioned it.  I inked again with some Tumbled Glass and some Broken China DOX ink to create a fun pattern.
  • Next, I got out the sentiment and used the shadow die to cut right from the stenciled panel.  I die cut the sentiment with some black cardstock as well.
  • I glued the sentiment onto the shadow die that was cut from the card front.
  • I glued the card front onto a piece of green cardstock, then onto a white A2 sized card base.
  • I fitted the die cut sentiment back into place over the card front.
  • Lastly, I added 3 black gems below the sentiment.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- LAYERS  
(stencil layering)
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Cardz 4 Guyz- ANYTHING MASCULINE

Supplies
Stamps- none
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); 
Oh What Fun die ((A Pocket Full of Happiness); black gems; Inking Brushes (TE)

Saturday 22 June 2024

Swimming By to Say Hi


Hello
Time for some beachy fun.
Today, I am using the new stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called 

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I took a piece of white cardstock and placed the Frothy Waves stencil over that.  I inked it up with some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.  To help add some variation in the colour of the waves, I inked randomly with some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink.
  • Next, I used the Waffle Flower Die-Postage Collage and die cut the stenciled panel out.
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
  • I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock, then used some foam tape to add it to an A2 sized card base.
  • I stamped the little sea creatures in my Misti and coloured them with my Copic markers.
  • I cut them out and popped them over the wavy background with some more foam tape.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Cut it Up- FEELING BLUE
Daring Cardmakers- AT THE BEACH
Time Out- PHOTO INSPIRATION

Supplies
Stamps- Sea Creatures (Hampton Arts)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX; Copic Markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
foam tape; Postage Collage die (Waffle Flower)

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Fruit Punch


Good Morning and Welcome
Today's card was just a fun mix of colours that reminded me of fruit punch.
I used a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called 

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and found the center point of my paper.
  • I pulled out a variety of Distress Oxide ink colours and got them ready to use.
  • Next, I masked off one of the Paint Strokes from the stencil and starting at the center point, I inked it up.  I continued masking and inking using all the different strokes until my card front panel was filled. (I didn't record the colours I used, so sorry)
  • When I was happy with the look, I splattered using my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair ink and used the die to cut it out.  I glued that onto a black die cut circle.
  • I glued my stenciled card front onto a piece of white cardstock and then onto a piece of black and finally, onto a white A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to pop the sentiment over the background.
  • I added some bling also from A Colorful Life Designs around the sentiment.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Monday- LET'S PAINT
More than Words- Complementary Colours
Allsorts- MASCULINE or ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- With All My Art (TE)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger); 
white Posca Pen; TE Blending Brushes; gems (ACLD); Infinity Circle die (Hero Arts)

Monday 17 June 2024

Happy Father's Day to My Guy


Welcome
Today, I am having fun creating a card for Father's Day for my husband.  I am using the newly released stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called:

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed the Swirling Droplets stencil over a piece of white cardstock and randomly inked it up with some Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink.
  • I removed the stencil and then rubbed some of the Peacock Feathers DOX ink along the edges of the card front panel.
  • Next, I used my black Posca pen and splattered the whole panel.
  • While that dried, I stamped and clear heat embossed the beer cans and fussy cut them out.
  • To add colour to the cans, I pressed the Cracked Pistachio and the Peacock Feathers ink pads onto a piece of acetate, sprayed with water and dragged the stamped cans through the wet ink.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto a little piece of inky cardstock and then set aside to dry.
  • I glued the card front panel onto a piece of pale green cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to add the cans over the center of my card front and then added the sentiment under it using some more of the foam tape.
  • To finish my card off, I added 2 black gems on either side of the sentiment.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Sweet Stampin'- FATHER'S DAY/ SPECIAL MAN
Allsorts- MASCULINE
Papercraft Challenges- FOR THE BOYS

Supplies
Stamps- Cheers Bruh (Unity)
Inks- DOX, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); TE Blending Brushes;
black Posca pen; acetate sheet; black gems

Friday 14 June 2024

Fintastic Birthday Wishes to You!


Good Morning and Welcome
Meet one of the new stencils for June from A Colorful Life Designs called:
These fish look as though they are swimming around in a circle, but there is a perfect open space to add any kind of sentiment.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed a piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art Station and then added the Fishy Frame stencil over that.
  • I inked with my Distress Oxides with these colours, varying them as I went along:  Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and some Uncharted Mariner.
  • I removed the stencil and diluted some Peacock Feathers DOX ink with water and used that to splatter over the fish.
  • When the panel was dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the sentiment into the open area.
  • I glued the panel onto a piece of mottled blue cardstock and then onto an A2 sized white card base.
  • Final step was to add 3 black gems right under the sentiment.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- BRIGHT AND COLORFUL
Crafts Galore Encore- ANYTHING GOES
The Four Seasons- ANYTHING SUMMER GOES

Supplies
Stamps- Lost for Words (Visible Image)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Make Art Station (Ranger);
TE Blending Brushes; black gems

Sunday 9 June 2024

Paint Pulling


Good Morning
Here is a fun card I created using some Paint Pulling.
I haven't done this in so long but after watching a Friday Night Live with Vicki Boutin, I wanted to make a card using this technique again.  
You can do this technique using inks diluted with water, but the effect is better using some acrylic paint.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut 2 piece of cardstock as I wanted to use one to die cut after inking.
  • I placed a dab of the blue paint on the edge of my card panel and then using an old gift card, I dragged the paint across the paper.
  • I repeated that process with the green until most of the panel was covered with some paint.  I was sure to leave some white space too.  So sorry I don't have a picture of the panels in process.  I got so into it and forgot.
  • When the panels were dry, I stenciled in places using the Messy Dot Grid stencil with some Peacock Feathers and some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.
  • To add even more interest, I stamped the numbers randomly over the panels with some Mermaid Lagoon DOX ink.
  • I used one of the panels to die cut the sentiment and glued it onto the black shadow die.
  • I cut the other panel into strips of random size, then glued those onto another piece of white cardstock.  
  • I glued the finished card front panel onto a piece of black cardstock, then onto a white A2 sized card base.
  • I used some foam tape to add the sentiment over the middle.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Here is the link to Vicki's FNL video:

Adding my card to these challenges:
CRAFT- MASCULINE
Simon Says Wed.- MASCULINE

Supplies
Stamps-Numerator (AALL and Create)
Inks- DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook: Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Paints (Vicki Boutin);
old gift card; die (Concord and 9th)