26 June 2015

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Catch Up Part 2

Lots of floral cards happening over these few days.  Have had a lot of fun playing with different colouring mediums over these last few days.

Day 22 - This gorgeous stamp is from Create A Smile Stamps and was coloured with Copic Markers. 

Day 23 - The same stamp as above coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.

Day 24 - This gorgeous stamp is from Stampin' Up! Embossed in white on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Catch Up Part 1

It's been one of those weeks where I didn't get a lot of chance to play or post so am playing catch up on my 30 day colouring challenge projects.

Day 17 - Featuring Owls by Art Impressions and coloured with Copic Markers.

Day 19 - Floral stamp by Taylored Expressions and sentiment from My Favorite Things. Coloured with Copic Markers. 

Day 20 - Featuring the gorgeous new background stamp from My Favorite Things. Embossed in white and washed with watercolour paints.

Just Add Ink #268 - Sketch Challenge

This week over on the Just Add Ink blog, Narelle has a fun sketch for us to play with!

For my card I have used an adorable new hedgehog stamp set from Clearly Besotted which I stamped onto Stampin' Up! Natural Cardstock and coloured with Copic markers.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Copic Markers

23 June 2015

Quick and easy cards using Blueprints Die-namics - for The Scrapbook Store

I love the Blueprints dies from My Favorite Things and have always found them to be a great investment. I use the different elements on lots of cards separately, as well as together to make quick and easy cards. And you can find a great selection of these over at The Scrapbook Store!
Butterflies Card TRIO
For these cards I decided to team up Blueprints 24 with the new Flutter of Butterflies dies that have just arrived in the store. However, if you wanted to make these cards even quicker, you could choose to use pre-made elements or die cuts to add to your cards. Although it really didn’t take very long to create these pretty butterflies and I love what they add to the cards.
Before I started assembling the cards I created the butterflies. To do this I took an A5 piece of white cardstock and sponged various colours of distress ink all over it (in no particular order or pattern). It was very random! Because I knew the card was to be cut with the lace butterflies it didn’t matter if it was splotchy either. I then spritzed some water onto the card for added effect and then run it through the big shot using the lace butterfly die.
I cut out the coordinating solid butterfly dies from Vellum and layered the two together. Once they were glued together (using Ranger Multi Medium in Matte) I gave them a generous spritzing of shimmer mist to make them all sparkly. Then I set them aside to dry while I put the cards together.
Butterflies CloseupCard 1 – Sending Happy Your Way
I die cut the background stitched element from the blueprints set in aqua cardstock. I then cut the next piece with the rounded edges in kraft cardstock to place on top.
For the sentiment I used the round edged strip which was cut from white card and the sentiment was added using Versamark ink and heat set with platinum embossing powder. I placed this onto the card with foam tape and then added two of the butterflies in different sizes.
To finish the card I mounted the completed panel onto a white card base and added some glitter sprinkle embellishments.Butterflies Card 1Card 2 – Happy Birthday
For this card I cut the background stitched panel in black card and for interest I stamped a diagonal line background stamp from My Favorite Things in Versamark ink which I heat set with clear embossing powder.
I then cut the smaller element in hot pink card and used foam tape to place it on top of the black card.
I added a large greeting from the new Written In Watercolour stamp set which was also stamped in Versamark and heat set with white embossing powder.
I placed a little silver thread around the end of the panel and attached one of the butterflies into the top right corner. I then placed the whole piece onto a white card base and added some clear sequins to complete the card.Butterflies Card 2Card 3 – Be Yourself
For the final card I have die cut the large stitched panel in kraft cardstock. On top of that I added the die cut flag element from the blueprints set in a purple card. I then cut the round edged strip from glitter paper and the circle die from black card. I layered them using some foam tape. Before adding the butterfly to the circle I added a little silver thread underneath. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink at the bottom before layering the completed panel onto a black card base.Butterflies Card 3
Distress Ink colours used:
Picked Rasberry, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Peacock Feathers

18 June 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Nothing but neutrals

It's challenge time again over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played last time!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Nothing But Neutrals

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

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

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

For my card this week I used a gorgeous new background stamp and die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the background in Versamark Ink and added clear embossing powder.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Black satin ribbon, clear embossing powder, Versamark Ink, black pigment ink, Kaiser Rhinestones

Just Add Ink #267 - Just Add Typography

Hello Friends!

We have a fun theme for you this week over at Just Add Ink, and that is Typography! I chose to use word dies in a repetitive theme for my card this week.

I layered white words on the white background, choosing only one of the words to add colour. I did this by colouring the die cut with Copic Markers and then coated it in Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and glossy accents so it really pops!

I decided to do a coordinating strip on the top and bottom as well, which I created with the same Copic markers and then just added a few clear sequins to the card.

Cardstock: White card by American Crafts

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Day 16

Today I have another water coloured card to share. I am having a lot of fun with watercolour at the moment! And again I have used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens.

For my Aussie friends, if you are looking to source these pens locally they are in stock at The Scrapbook Store in Perth. You can order online and they have ALL 80 colours available individually.

Stamps: Sunflower from Clearly Besotted, Sentiment from WPlus9
Ink: Versamark, Memento in Rich Cocoa 
Other: Watercolour paper, white embossing powder, sequins, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens.

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Day 15

Another card using the gorgeous flower image from Clearly Besotted. Coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers on watercolour paper.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Other: Sequins in marshmallow from Pretty Pink Posh, white embossing powder, wink of stella clear brush pen, black ink.

Butterfly in Watercolour for The Scrapbook Store

As soon as I saw this gorgeous butterfly stamp set from Stampendous I immediately wanted to try colouring it with the brand new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens. I have only had these pens for just over a week, so am just learning how to use them. This is my first project using the pens and I loved how easy they were to work with and I really like the results.butterfly in watercolour
I started by stamping the butterfly in Versamark Ink onto some Ranger Distress Watercolour Cardstock. I then heat set it using white embossing powder.
I then taped it to my work surface (to prevent too much buckling of the card) and began colouring. For the butterfly itself, I simply blended three different colours (red, orange and yellow) directly to the card. No water was used! And I love the effect that it gave. Once all of the wings were coloured I added some brown to the spots and body of the butterfly. This was honestly so easy and I really like the effect!butterfly in watercolour closeup
For the background I coloured a little around the edge with the blue shades directly onto the card and then proceeded to blend the colour out using a water brush.
Once it was dry I spritzed on some Hero Arts Unicorn White paint, and used the blue and orange markers which I scribbled onto my craft mat and picked up using a wet brush. Unfortunately the cardstock wasn’t as dry as I thought so my spots have bled a little, but I don’t mind the soft effect. Just something to keep in mind when you try this technique.
To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and added some clear sequins.
I then mounted the finished piece onto some Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock.
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Colours used:
70, 50, 52, 22, 62, 65, 36, 31 and 42

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Day 14

Playing catch up as I have only just got around to taking pics of my cards. For some reason I am really struggling this week, lots of projects are ending up in the bin! Ever had one of those weeks?

Anyway, here is the card for Day 14. This was almost a disaster as I dropped the marker onto the paper right next to the flower but luckily I had the die for this image so I just die cut it and changed it up a bit. So while it didn't turn out as I originally thought, it was all okay in the end :)

Stamps: Sunshine and Smiles by Clearly Besotted, Sentiment and border from My Favorite Things, Impression plate from Papertrey Ink
Card: Ranger watercolour card, Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
Other: Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, Kaiser rhinestones

15 June 2015

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Day 13

I have skipped a few days since the posts I shared for The Daily Marker Challenge the last few days haven't been actual cards, so not really blog worthy.

Thought I would share this one though, that I made for Day 13. I really like how it turned out, although it was time consuming colouring each of those little sections in.

I embossed the mini chicken wire background stamp in white embossing powder on watercolour paper, and then coloured it using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers.

Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things
Watercolours: Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens
Other: White embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Sequins

10 June 2015

Perfect Harmony - for The Scrapbook Store

I was so excited to see that The Scrapbook Store is stocking the gorgeous little ‘Pure Innocence’ stamps from My Favorite Things. These are such fun to colour and make great birthday cards. And I particularly loved  the new range this month as it is perfect for my musical daughters, who both play guitar and sing! 
And don’t worry if you aren’t confident at colouring, they can very easily be paper pieced as well!
I paired this ‘Perfect Harmony’ image with the awesome new ‘Take The Stage’ dies, also released last month.PI Girl Singing
Before I assembled my card I started by colouring my image and cutting it out. You can also use the coordinating dies but I didn’t want her to have the white border for this particular card so I hand cut her. I then coloured her with Copic markers (colours used are listed below) and then set her aside to create the stage.PI Girl singing closeup
I cut the ‘Take The Stage’ dies in black cardstock and then I cut the larger piece and the curtain ties from the set again in gold glitter cardstock. To create the background I layed the gold piece down onto some red card, and cut the large black piece down the middle so the curtain would be open. I then trimmed off the extra to make it the correct width.
I stamped the greeting (which comes with the image) in versamark ink onto the red card and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
I then added my girl to the stage and mounted the completed piece onto some gold glitter card and again onto a white card base.
Copic Colours:
Skin: E11, E21, E50, E51 and R30
Dress: R14, R17, R24, R27 and R29
Boots & Mic: C1, C3, C5 and C7
Hair: E35, E37, E51 and E99

09 June 2015

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colour Challenge - Day 8

Yes, I skipped day 7. Mainly because I was just doodling around and didn't really create anything worth sharing yesterday!

But today I have ANOTHER large stampendous image to share. This time, I have coloured it in Prismacolour Pencils on Kraft card stock.  Once it was done, I ironed off the raised embossed edge of the butterfly which left me with a soft muted image. Not sure that I love it, but it certainly is a different effect.

Stamps: Stampendous Pen Pattern Butterflies, Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Other: Prismacolor Pencils, white embossing powder, Versamark Ink
Dies: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake and Kiwi Kiss. 

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge - Day 6

There has definitely been a bit of a butterfly theme this week! I am finding these butterflies by Stampendous to be so much fun to colour using lots of different mediums. Both Day 6 and Day 7 projects feature this large butterfly from the set, which I just love.

For today's card I was inspired by Kathy Racoosin's video over on her blog in which she also water coloured this butterfly.

Stamps: Stampendous, Simon Says Stamp
Ink: Versamark and Versafine in black
Other: Ranger White Embossing Powder, Kuretake Gamsai Tambi Watercolours, Strathmore Water Colour paper 

05 June 2015

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge - Day 5

I'm back with my project for Day 5 of the The Daily Marker Challenge. I have skipped Day 4 as the item I coloured is for an upcoming DT project so stay tuned. You can however, check out the image only on my instagram page. If you don't follow me there, you will find me at jodenes_cards

Anyway, for this card, I have brushed the dust of the Prismacolour Pencils and used them on Kraft Cardstock. I love this look, and really need to do it more often!

Stamps: Stampendous Pen Pattern Butterflies, Sentiment from Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Prismacolour Pencils, White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Glossy Accents, Hero Arts Unicorn White Spray