Wednesday 27 July 2016

Edna needs a martini!!

  • Stamping bella-mason Edna needs a martini 
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables 
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock 
  • Copics- skin E50,51,21,93. hair YR21,E43,44,47. wings BV000,RV00,BG10. dress BG57,34,32,11. R56,85,83. shoes N9,7. martini R83,81,B41,BG70,YG63,67. ground W3,1,00.
  • Wink of stella 'clear'
  • Pink bakers twine
To make this card I diecut a matt of copic friendly cardstock. I stamped my image and matching sentiment. I coloured my image using copics and added sparkle to the wings. I glued the matt on to the front of a card blank. To finish my card, i wrapped bakers twine around the top fold of the card and tied it in a bow. 

Challenge I would like the enter:

Friday 22 July 2016

quick and beautiful...

  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets: ranunculus 
  • SU!- express yourself 
  • SU! Ink pads- melon mambo, daffodil delight, rich razzleberry, old olive & Bermuda bay
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle dies
  • Daler & Rowney- Aqua fine smooth watercolour cardstock 
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
I was in a rush when I made this card so did a little speed watercolor. I diecut a piece of watercolour cardstock and masked off a section to stamp inside. I stamped the floral image once then masked that off and stamped it again. I removed the mask over the flowers but left the tape lines on to protect the edges. I water coloured the panel then removed the masking tape. I stamped a sentiment under the panel and glued my watercolour card to the front of a card blank to finish. 

Challenge I would like to enter:
Paper players #304

Monday 18 July 2016

mason jar of flowers...

  • Stamping bella-mason jar of flowers
  • SU!-
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad
  • Copics- R56, 81,83,85. YG17,63,67. Y13,15,18. C0,1. B0000,41. BG79.
  • Tim holtz distress ink pad- picked raspberry & spun sugar
  • sequins
  • wink of stell 'clear'
I die cut a stitched rectangle panel, stamped and coloured the image. I masked over the jar and added a line of tape to add a band of colour below. i glued my panel onto a card blank before adding a sentiment and a few sequins. the final touch was wink of stella on the yellow ribbon.
the challenge I would like to enter:

Friday 15 July 2016

Birthday dahlias...

  • W plus 9- beautiful bouquets:dahlias
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables 
  • My favourite things- brush stroke birthday greeting die-namics
  • SU! Ink pads- blushing bride, so saffron, old olive and pool party
  • Daler Rowney- Aqua fine smooth cardstock 
  • Kraft card blank 
  • Black and Kraft cardstock 
I die cut my cardstock panel to fit the front of my card and stamped my floral images. I taped my panel onto a board to hold it flat while I water coloured it using stampin up ink pads. I die cut my sentiment, twice from black cardstock and once from Kraft card. I glued both black layers together and added the Kraft layer on top but slightly off set this to create a shadow. I glued my card panel onto the card blank and added the sentiment to the centre to complete my card.

challenge I would like to enter:
colour Q: #350

Thursday 14 July 2016

Pretty petal...

  • LOTV- 'petal' stamp
  • SU!-watercolor wishes card kit (only used the stamp set)
  • Lawn fawn- large stitched rectangle stackables & stitched borders
  • Memento 'tuxedo black' ink pad 
  • Neenahclassic crest cardstock
  • Copics- skin:E50,51,21,11. Hair:Y21,E42,43,44. Wings:RV00,BV000,BG10. Shoes:E44,47. Socks:E40,41. Leaves:YG03,63,67. Yellow:Y35,38. Pink(dress used darker pens and lighter pens for flower):R56,85,83,81 V91.
  • SU!- scallop trim border punch
  • American crafts white twine
  • Wink of stella 'clear'
I die cut a panel of copic friendly cardstock and stamped my image in the bottom corner. I coloured this with copics and added sparkle to the wings. I stamped my sentiment towards the top of the card panel and added sparkle to this too. I glued this panel flat to my card blank. I then cut a strip of card and added a decorative border with a punch. I coloured this using a light pink marker to match my image. I cut a smaller strip of card and added stitched borders, I coloured this with dark pink. i glued these together and wrapped twine around and tied a bow. I added this to the top of my card blank using foam. 

I am entering this in to a challenge event over on the lili of the valley facebook page, click here to check it out!!

Saturday 9 July 2016

Whale of wishes...

  • Mama elephant -whale wishes (stamps & dies)
  • Mama elephant - framed tags- park avenue 
  • Mama elephant - waves trio dies
  • Tim holtz distress ink pads- tumbled glass, salty ocean & blueprint sketch
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Sakura 'white' jelly roll pen
  • Wink of stella 'clear' glitter pen
  • White funky foam
  • White cardstock 
I cut 3 pieces of cardstock to fit my card blank. The first I die cut using the frame die (and put this to one side to use this later). The second I die cut using the waves dies to make one medium height wave and one small wave. The third I just kept as is. 
I started to create my scene by using distress inks to colour my background, creating an ombre effect from dark blue at the bottom, to light blue at the top. I sprayed and flicked the panel with water to lift some of the ink away with a towel and create more texture. I did the same for all the wave layers. i stamped my greeting using black ink on the base layer, adding white pen highlights to help make it stand out. I stamped two of the whale images and die cut these, before adding them to my scene. Once I was happy with the lay out I glued all the pieces down, keeping the waves flat and the whales fixed using foam tape. I secured this to my card blank.
 I went back to my cardstock die cut frame and die cut another one out of funky foam. I then glued these together to create a more dimensional frame which I added to my card blank. The final touch was to stamp the water splash images to the card and glitter those (sorry they don't show up well in the photo).

Challenge I would like to enter:

Thursday 7 July 2016

Wondrous wreath...

  • SU!- wondrous wreath, more merry messages, number of years
  • SU!- large number's framelit dies
  • SU! ink pads - cucumber crush, garden green, watermelon wonder
  • Archival 'jet black' ink pad
  • Stickles- candy cane
  • Red stitched ribbon
  • 6x4" red card blank
  • White cardstock 
I cut a matt of white cardstock to fit my card blank. I stamped the wreath image, using different coloured ink pads for the different layers of this image. I added red glitter to the berries and left it to dry. I stamped the sentiment and then added the banner image to frame this. I used the coordinating die to cut this out, then attached it to my card panel using foam tape. I glued the panel flat on to my card blank. The final touch was to add a bow to the bottom of the wreath.
The challenges i would like to enter:
Case this sketch- #179
Paper players- #302 (Christmas in July)
ABC Christmas- N is for no rules

Monday 4 July 2016

roses for a friend...

  • altenew- build -a-rose stamp & dies
  • paper smooches- friend word die
  • lawn fawn- large stitched rectangles
  • SU!- dots for days (background stamp)
  • SU! ink pads- pink pirouette, blushing bride, pear pizzazz & soft sky
  • kraft card blank
I stamped dots to create a decorative panel for my card and die cut this into shape. I then die cut the word friend from the panel and kept the inside pieces for later. I then glued the panel onto the card and carefully added the floating pieces back in place to complete the word.
I stamped the rose and 3 leaves from the stamp set and die cut the images. I had to use 2nd generation stamping to get the right shade of some of the colours. I attached the leaves flat and the rose using foam, according to the sketch.
challenges I would like to enter: