Sunday 26 June 2016

beautiful sympathy...

  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets: ranunculus 
  • Avery elle- with sympathy die
  • SU!ink pads- blushing bride, so saffron, wisteria wonder, pear pizzazz, soft sky
  • Archival 'jet black ' ink pad
  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock 
  • 6x4" Kraft card blank & cardstock 
I cut a matt of watercolour cardstock to fit my card blank, leaving a small border. I stamped my floral image and watercoloured it using stamping up ink pads. I diecut the  sentiment  twice and layered these together to give more dimension to my card.

Challenges i would like to enter: 

Saturday 25 June 2016

Floral fifty!!

  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquet mums
  • SU!- express yourself 
  • SU!- large numbers framelit dies
  • Lawn fawn- stitched scalloped borders dies
  • SU! Ink pads- pear pizzazz, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, melon mambo & Bermuda bay
  • Archival 'jet black's ink pad
  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine watercolour cardstock
  • 6x6" Kraft card blank & cardstock
  • Bermuda bay yardstick
  • Dovecraft- serendipity sequins
I cut a Matt of watercolour cardstock to fit my card blank. I stamped my main floral image slightly off centre and watercoloured it using the SU! Ink pads. I used some ink on my paintbrush to make splashes of colour across the entire panel. i cut a strip of Kraft card, die cut a scallop edge to the bottom and stamped my sentiment at one side. I diecut the 50 from teal and Kraft cardstock, then layered these together to provide a shadow. The final touch was a scattering of coloured sequins.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Friday 24 June 2016

a pretty big birthday !!

  • LOTV- james butterflies
  • LOTV- dress shoppe 8x8" paper pad
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad & copic friendly cardstock
  • copics- E31,35,37. YR31. R81,83,85. YG95,97,99
  • wink of stella 'clear' glitterpen
  • sakura glaze pen #849 (black)
  • uni-ball signo 'white' pen
  • lawn fawn cuts- finleys 123's
  • 5x7 kraft card blank and cardstock
I cut a matt of the lighter paper to fit on my card. I then cut a panel of the pink paper and matted this onto kraft before sticking onto the card. I then created my topper by stamping the image, colouring with copics and mattand layering this onto kraft. For added detail in the image, I added black glaze pen to the nose and eyes, allowing this to dry before adding white highlights and sparkling the flowers and butterflies. To complete the card, I die cut the numbers in kraft and blue card and layered these onto the card.

the sketch challenge I would like to enter is:
sketch Saturday- #417

Tuesday 21 June 2016

festive flurry

  • SU! - Flurry of wishes & Endless wishes stamp sets
  • SU! Pool party & island indigo ink pads
  • 4x6 white card blank & cardstock
  • sekura clear stardust pen
I cut a matt to fit my card blank. I inked the card blank and stamped my sentiment onto the matt using the island indigo ink. I then used pool party to stamp the snowflakes around this, following the sketch. I stuck the matt to the card and added a touch of sparkle to complete.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Monday 20 June 2016

furry friends

  • Avery Elle - 'furry friends' stamp set
  • Lawn fawn dies - stitched scalloped borders
  • Stampin up! making spirits bright stamp set
  • Tim Holtz distress ink pads - salty ocean, tumbled glass, broken china
  • copics - e31, e35, e37
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • sekura clear glaze pen
  • memento black brush tip pen
  • 6x4 white card blank and cardstock

To begin, I cut a matt to fit my card blank. I created an ombre effect background on this matt. First I stamped paws working from the bottom upwards with salty ocean at the base, then 2nd generation salty ocean in the centre and tumbled glass at the top. I then inked the matt with the tumbled glass with some broken china blended in at the very bottom. I die cut the bottom with a scalloped edge die and stuck this to my card. I then stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner of the card blank. For the focal image, I stamped the dog, coloured him with copics and fussy cut him out. I then used a memento black brush tip pen to colour the white cardstock edge. I added him to the card using foam and glazed his nose to complete the card.
 I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday 14 June 2016

bear hugs...

  • mama elephant- bear hugs stamp & dies
  • SU! guy greetings
  • lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad & copics
  • tim holtz distress inkpads (various bright colours and black soot)
  • black card blank
  • black & white cardstock
  • black funky foam
  • uni-ball white gel pen

 I cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than my card blank and used distress inks to create a night sky background. For the background, I first covered the card with spots of bright colours and then covered the entire sheet with black ink. I sprayed some water on, added bigger drops in places and lifted off some colour with a paper towel. I added water to some white paint and flicked it over my panel to create the look of stars. finally I stamped a moon image in the top corner and coloured it using a white pen. I glued this flat on to the centre of my card blank. I die cut a frame from black cardstock and funky foam and glued these layers together. I then glued this to the card blank. I stamped my sentiment onto some green cardstock and cut this into a banner shape. I used some more funky foam to glue this onto my card. I stamped, coloured and die cut the bear image. I used foam tape to attach this to my card and give it even more dimension. the final touch was a couple of silver confetti stars to complete the sketch.

challenges I would like to enter:
cas(e) this sketch- #176
simon says 'fathers day/for a guy'

Monday 13 June 2016

sunday drive...

  • lawn fawn- stitched rectangle stackables & louie ABC'S
  • hunky-dory- little book of manly moments
  • black & kraft cardstock
  • black funky foam
to make this super quick 'fathers day' card...I used a sheet from the little book (with a car image) to cover the front of a black card blank. I created a frame using the stitched dies from kraft cardstock and glued this on to my card. I die cut the letters from both kraft cardstock and black funky foam, to spell dad. I glued these layers together to add a dimensional element on to my card.
I took the inside of the die cut frame and stamped a fathers day greeting. I glued this to the inside of my card, to create a finished look and somewhere nice to write.
 you could easily use a different image and die cut words, to change the look of this card for other occasions.

challenge I would like to enter:
simon says: father's day/ for a guy

super striker!!

  • LOTV- super striker & for him sentiments
  • lawn fawn- happy birthday border die
  • memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad & copic marker friendly cardstock
  • copics (E000,00,01,11,55,57,59. N0,1,6,7,8,9. R24,27,29. G24,28,29.)
  • 6x6" black card blank
  • black & blue cardstock
  • foiled star cardstock (had it for years and im not sure where its from)

I mat and layered a black card blank with some blue cardstock. following the sketch, I cut the triangle shapes from a strip of star patterned card. I matted this on to black and attached it to my card. I then cut a piece of white cardstock, stamped the focal image and coloured this using copics. this was also matted onto black and added to the card using foam. To complete, I added a stamped sentiment at the bottom and a black die cut sentiment across the top.  

challenges id like to enter:
sketch Saturday- #416
paper players- colour challenge #299

Thursday 9 June 2016

summer fields

  • SU!- flowering fields
  • lawn fawn- stitched rectangle stackables, thank you border
  • memento- tuxedo black ink pad
  • promarkers
  • alcohol friendly cardstock, black card blank & cardstock
  • wink of stella
I die cut a stitched rectangle and stamped my floral images in the centre. I coloured these with promarkers and added some glitter. I die cut a 'thank you' sentiment from black cardstock and glued it across the lower section of the card panel. to finish my card i attached the panel to a black card blank.

challenges I would like to enter:
cas(e) this sketch-#175

Thursday 2 June 2016

sunflowers and sentiments ...

  • LOTV- sunflowers
  • sentimentally yours- elegant milestone birthdays
  • script background stamp (not sure on the brand)
  • daler rowney aquafine smooth water colour cardstock
  • archival 'jet black & coffee' ink pads
  • tim holtz distress ink pads
  • American crafts twine
  • sakura 'clear star' glitter pen

To make this card I cut a piece of card slightly smaller than my card front. I inked the background with yellow and added some brown around the edges. I stamped some script over the piece to create a background paper. I cut a smaller second panel of card and stamped this with my image and sentiment. I then water coloured the image using distress inks. I added glitter to the sentiment and bee wings. I wrapped twine around the edge of the panel and secured it with a knot. I used foam tape to glue my panel to the card front to add dimension.

challenges I would like to enter:
paper players #297 (yellow, twine, birthday)
sketch Saturday #414