29 May 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #264 - Sketch Challenge

Hello friends!

This week over at Just Add Ink we have a fun sketch challenge for you from DT girl Kim :)

I have kept my card very clean and simple this week, using an adorable new stamp set from My Favorite Things. I'm pretty sure this would probably pass for a masculine card too, which is something I hardly ever make! 

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'You Gnome Me'
Dies: My Favorite Things 'You Gnome Me', My Favorite Things Blueprints 24, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags
Other: Copic Markers

26 May 2015

Howdy Card - for The Scrapbook Store

For this week’s card over on The Scrapbook Store's Blog,  I decided to have a go at the ‘no line’ water colour technique that I have seen used a lot lately. It was a lot of fun and I’m already planning my next project using this technique.howdy
Since I was water colouring I used mixed media cardstock and started by stamping the pots in antique linen distress ink, before masking them and stamping the cactus over the top in crushed olive and mowed lawn ink. I wanted this light so I inked up my stamp and then stamped off once onto some scrap paper before stamping onto my cardstock.
Once they were stamped I used my water brush and distress inks to water colour the image, adding more colour as I went. When I was finished I stamped the greeting in black ink and cut the image using a die cut from My Favorite Things. I also added a little die cut heart which I coated with some glossy accents.
I used two shades of green cardstock behind the image to complete the card and added some twine and ribbon along with a heart charm to finish it off.howdy closeup

22 May 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #263 - Weddings!

It's challenge time over at Just Add Ink and these week it's a fun one! Who doesn't love a good wedding right?


a. The act of marrying.
b. The ceremony or celebration of a marriage.

I made my card this week for my brother and his partner who recently became engaged, so I am looking forward to a wedding in my family sometime soon!

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things alpha dies, Papertrey Ink linen impression plate
Other: Platinum embossing powder, sequins, Versamark Ink, 

21 May 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes

Welcome to another awesome challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

And thanks to everyone who played last time, there were so many
fantastic projects!

This week there is no topping option, so just stick to the birthday theme and have fun! 

Here is my card for this week, featuring a gorgeous new background stamp from My Favorite Things, dies and stamps from Simon Says Stamp and the new Hero Arts Ombre Ink. 

Stamps: MFT Stamps Garden Flourish, Simon Says Stamp sentiment.
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Wishing die, MFT stitched die
Ink: Hero Arts Ombre Ink, MFT Hybrid Ink - Licorice, Versamark
Other: Sequins, Clear embossing powder

19 May 2015

Mermaid shaker card for The Scrapbook Store

This week I wanted to share with you this beautiful Stampendous Mermaid rubber stamp that I picked up from The Scrapbook Store. I had fun colouring her but when it came to putting the card together I was a little stumped for ideas until I decided I would put her in a little shaker box with some ‘sand’ to give the illusion that she was in the water.mermaid cardI started by stamping the Mermaid image onto a piece of white blending card using My Favorite Things Black Hybrid ink, since I knew I was going to colour her with Copic Markers.
Once I had coloured the image, I added some chalk to the background to made it less white before layering her onto some gold glitter paper and then onto the blue card background. I decided to leave a greeting off the front of this one, and instead stamp it on the inside.
To create the shaker component of the card, I first cut the blue frame using a frame die from My Favorite Things. I attached a piece of clear acetate to the back and used some strips of double sided foam tape behind the frame.  I then filled it with various micro beads and some slightly larger beads before removing the backing of the tape placing the back of the card to the shaker.
Copic colours used: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E50, E51
Hair: Y35, YR14, YR18
Tail: BG49, BG15, B00, YR21, G07

16 May 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #186

It's been a while since I had a chance to play along over at Freshly Made Sketches, and I have actually had this card made for a couple of days but am only just now getting around to sharing it on my blog.

I was originally going to have my animals just on the grass where the circle is, but wanted to stay a bit more true to the sketch and decided to put them on the circle instead. Not sure that is really working for me though! :)

Stamps: My Favorite Things - The Whole Herd
Dies: My Favorite Things and Papertrey Ink linen impression plate
Ink: MFT black hybrid ink, Versamark
Other: Copic Markers, Ranger white embossing powder

15 May 2015

Just Add Ink #262 - Colour Challenge

Hello friends!

I hope you have all had a great week. So glad that it is Friday and although I have a busy weekend coming up, it does include some fun things. One being I am going to see Wicked!  Can't wait for that :)

If you are planning on doing some crafting this weekend, you may want to pop over and check out the inspiration at Just add Ink. There is a great colour challenge and the Design Team have come up with some wonderful projects.

Here is my card, featuring the adorable little Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamps, which I picked up recently from The Scrapbook Store. I have kept my card pretty simple and for some reason the colours are a bit off. The card base is actually kraft/crumb cake!

Dies: Lawn Fawn Monster Mash and Papertrey Ink Linen Impression plate
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Stitching, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella clear brush pen