27 April 2015

Critters Ever After - for The Scrapbook Store

Another adorable set from Lawn Fawn that I couldn’t resist. I always did love a good fairytale!

To make this card, I started by stamping the images on white blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I knew I was going to colour them with Copic Markers.

The layout for this card was a little easier as I was using the current sketch over on the Just Add Ink blog, and so I knew where everything needed to go. 

Once I had coloured the images, I cut them out and then put them aside while I completed the rest of the card. The first step was layering some patterned paper onto the card base, and then I used layered die cuts to create the centerpiece of the card. I started by stamping the sentiment at the bottom of the grey rectangle piece and embossing it in white embossing powder. For some extra interest I also added a few stars in Versamark ink.

I then layered the banner and finally the circle on top.  To create more of a little scene for my stamped images, I added some die cut grass to the circle.

Once that was all done, I added the stamped castle and unicorn to the top. I then added a little bit of Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle. After all, don’t all fairytales need a little sparkle?

Stamps: Critters Ever After by Lawn Fawn 
Dies: Stitched Circle Stax by MFT Stamps 
Stitched Banner Dienamics by MFT Stamps 
Blueprint Dienamics #14 and #15 from MFT Stamps 
Versamark ink 
Card/Paper: X-Press It Cardstock 
Patterned paper by Websters Pages 
Wink of Stella Clear Pen 

Copic colours used:
R20, R22, R24
BG000, BG02, BG05
COO, C1, C5, C7

Y00, Y02

24 April 2015

Just Add Ink #260 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday blogging friends!

Lots happening around here this weekend as I prepare to head to the Gold Coast for the Stampin' Up! convention on Monday. Can't wait to see all of my stamping friends and have a great week away!

For now, I have a new card to share with you for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink.  And it's a fun sketch challenge for you!

I have made two cards for this challenge but I won't post the second one until Monday so stay tuned! This is the first card, using some cute stamps from a Lawn Fawn set called Critters Ever After.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn 'Critters Ever After'
Dies: Lawn Fawn 'Flirty Frames'
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Copic Markers, Wink of Stella Silver and gold pens

23 April 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge

It's time for another Seize The Birthday challenge! 
And we have a great fun option for you this week. 

Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If your not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

I created the main panel/background for my card this week using stamps and watercolours. 
I started by stamping my image in versamark ink and heat setting with white embossing powder. 

Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Ink: Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, Sakura Koi watercolours, Kaiser rhinestones

22 April 2015

Lost In Thought - for The Scrapbook Store

When I first saw this image it reminded me a lot of my teenage daughters so of course I had to get it! When it came to colouring it, I decided to stick with soft muted tones and kept my card very simple since it is a large image and I felt it didn’t need a lot of embellishment.

Indigo Blu card
I started by stamping the Indigo Blu image onto the bottom right corner of a piece of white blending card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I was going to colour them with Copic Markers.
Once I had coloured the image, I stamped the sentiment into a space at the top left of the card and trimmed a little from the left side.
When it came to putting the card together I added two strips of silver glitter paper and pink cardstock to the left side and then layered it using double sided mounting tape onto a white card base.

Indigo Blu closeup
Copic colours used:
R20, R81, R83, R85
B93, B95, B97, B91
C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
BG90, BG93, BG95
E000, E50, E51
E70, E71, E74

16 April 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #259 - Just Add Sequins

Sequins are really trending right now, so if you love them as much as I do then you will love this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink!

And if you come here often, you may have noticed a bit of a water colouring trend going on around my blog lately, and this week I have continued on with that theme using distress inks as my colour medium. Although I have still kept my cards this week pretty clean & simple.

Stamps: WPlus9 Sparkle & Shine
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo, Silver glitter cardstock, Ranger watercolour card
Other: Ranger Distress Inks, sequins.

15 April 2015

Happy Birthday Card - for The Scrapbook Store

I have been having some fun with the different embossing and texture pastes lately and was inspired to try colouring it to create a bit of a rainbow background for this week’s card.Happy textured
I loved the ‘Triangle Screen background’ die from MFT Die-namics, but it doesn’t come as a stencil so I used some X-Press It Stencil Sheets to make my own, and it worked really well!
Once I had cut the stencil I stuck it down to some white cardstock (easy, since it is adhesive and peels on and off with no problem!) I then used some various dye inks to add colour to the embossing paste before smoothing it over the stencil.
While I waited for that panel to dry I cut the ‘happy’ from the Hero Arts ‘Stamp & Cut set’ 5 times out of black card and attached each layer together. I then applied glossy accents to the top to add some shine. The birthday sentiment is from My Favorite Things and was stamped in black versafine ink onto white card.
Once the textured panel was dry I spritzed it with some shimmer mist to add a great sparkle to it (which was hard to capture in the photo). I then layered the sentiment on top and mounted it all onto some coordinating cardstock and then onto a black card base.

Happy textured closeup

10 April 2015

Some days you're the dog ....

I just love this fun sentiment from the new My Favorite Things stamp set. I coloured the background with watercolours and the dog and hydrant with Copic markers.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Ranger watercolour paper, X-Press It Cardstock
Ink: Memento Black Ink, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, watercolour paints, Copic markers, glossy accents

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #263

Another quick challenge card using the second elephant I coloured from WPlus9.  This is the sketch this week over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog.  I have left it without a sentiment because I'm not sure what to use it for, but I think it would make a great new baby card or birthday card.

I think I made my card a little big, it probably should have been a 5" card instead of a 6" but since I stitched on it all I didn't really want to go back and change it.

Stamps: WPlus9
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette and Slate Grey, Bazzill Marshmallow, Strathmore Mixed Media paper and patterned paper by Carta Bella, silver glitter paper.
Other: Stitching, Circle stencil from My Favorite Things, Sakura Koi watercolours, Ranger distress inks. Star die from Lawn Fawn.

Freshly Made Sketches #181

Just popping in to share a quick card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I have water coloured the adorable WPlus9 elephants (again!). They are just so fun to colour using this technique! So stay tuned, because I made two cards this time and the other one will be posted soon.

Stamps: WPlus9 elephants, sentiment from My Favorite Things.
Cardstock: Strathmore 140lb Mixed Media card.
Other: Stitching, Sakura Koi Watercolours, Ranger Distress Inks, Dew Drops from Robin's Nest.

09 April 2015

Seize The Birthday - with a fun topping option!

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
This week we have a FUN topping option for you so we will hope you will come and play along.

Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

And remember, if you're not a toppings kinda person

you can just stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Here is my card for this week.

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'Party Balloons', Lawn Fawn 'Scripty Sayings'
Other: Sequins, Stitching, white gel pen

07 April 2015

Television Shaker Card for The Scrapbook Store

How cute is this new television set from MFT Die-namics? I love the retro style of it (probably because I was a child of the 70’s and my TV looked just like this!)
Television shaker
I started with a navy blue card base, and layered a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow card on top of that. I then created the background panel by using some green and navy cardstock, with a piece of gorgeous patterned paper from MME. I stitched that panel with my sewing machine before mounting it onto the marshmallow card.
I then made my little television shaker. I used the same navy cardstock to cut out the main piece of the television and I then cut it again using some thick foam sheets. To create the window, I cut the front panel of the television from silver adhesive card from Silhouette and in between I added a sheet of acetate.
To create the back of my shaker, I cut a piece of marshmallow cardstock the same size as the TV and stamped it with my greeting and accent stamps before adding some small glitter stars and sticking the top panel down onto it. I then attached the completed TV to the front of the card.
Television shaker closeup
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye ‘Now and Then’ collection

02 April 2015

Just Add Ink #257 - Inspiration Challenge

Hello and welcome back for another fun challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week we have this gorgeous image to inspire you.

I have created a water coloured card for my project this week. I used masking fluid to cover the flowers while I painted the background and then removed the fluid to complete the card.  I did the background by using a wide flat brush to apply watercolour to the card stock.

The colours on my card are more 'pink' than they look in my photos. I just could not get it to look right for some reason!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Elements of Style, Sentiment from Lawn Fawn. 
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink, Early Espresso Ink by SU!
Cardstock: Ranger Watercolour paper, Stampin' Up! Early Espresso card stock
Other: Ribbon from Stampin' Up! Doodlebug sprinkles, Sakura Koi watercolour paints, stitching, Windsor & Newton Masking Fluid