Friday, May 26, 2017

Merry Mistletoe

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along with this week's Merry Monday (#249).  My friend Colleen is hosting and she chose Mistletoe for this week's challenge.


This is my one and only mistletoe stamp. :)  I stamped it twice and heat embossed in white.  Then I sponged with Broken China DOX inks.  I sprayed a little water and blotted to create a bit of visual texture to the background.  I die-cut into a circle and then coloured the leaves with a green zig brush.  I added some Dazzling Details glitter glue over the leaves, half pearls for the berries, and two small bows from silver cording.  The circle is popped up to give the card a bit of dimension.

Here's a close up:



A simple card that seemed to take forever to come together.  It happens sometimes. :)

Thanks for the fun challenge Colleen!  The challenge is open until Sunday, so there's still lots of time to play along.

And I'm playing along again this month at Rudolph Days, run by the lovely Maureen (Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!)!  Two months in a row ... maybe it will become a habit.  I hope so! :)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Easy Events (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Versamark; Broken China Distress Oxides Ink (Tim Holtz); Zig
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge, water mister, dazzing details glitter glue (SU!), half pearls, silver cording

Challenges:
Merry Monday #249 - Mistletoe
May Rudolph Days

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Jer!

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing the birthday card I made for my youngest son's birthday. :)  Jer loved the artsy design!  :)

For the card I used a piece of alcohol ink drop paper that I created recently ... bright orange, yellow and lime green.  I die-cut it with the sticks frame, along with cutting a second frame from black.

I used snippets of black and alcohol ink panels to create the main focal point of my card, so I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground for some fun!

ETA:  Thanks to Trina and Darnell for giving me a prompt, I'm entering into the Less Is More #329 - Geometric.  :)


Thanks for stopping by for a visit!








Stamps:  Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White (Neehan 110 lb. card stock); Yupo
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Tangerine Orange, Sunbright Yellow (Pinata); Citrus (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending solution, Stick Frames die (Poppy Stamps)

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 281 & 282
Less Is More #329 - Geometric

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Bright Watercoloured Flowers

Hi everyone.  I received this beautiful stamp set (and matching die) from my sweet friend, Trina (My Crafting Closet).  Thank you Trina!!  I had a lot of fun watercolouring this using my Zig CCR Brushes. :)

This is heading to the CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers, which closes in just 3 1/2 days (midnight PST on May 24th).  I hope you'll join us if you haven't had a chance yet.



I stamped the image onto mixed media paper using archival (permanent) black ink.  I used seven colours (2 shades of orange, red, 2 shades of olive green, 2 shades of purple) and a water brush to watercolour my flowers.  I find this type of watercolour very relaxing. :)  I spent well over an hour going over things many times until I was happy with the depth of colour.

I used a white gel pen to add details and a few sequins for some sparkle.  The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in black.







Stamps:  Kind Soul (WPlus9)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; Archival Black (Ranger)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, white gel pen, sequins

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour May Challenge - Flowers

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Splattered Butterfly

Hi everyone.  I'm having fun playing with the CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Splattering.  The challenge is open until May 24th.


Another card made with a leftover piece of splattered card, die-cut with a butterfly, and lined with a solid orange butterfly.  It's placed over top of random stenciling of chicken wire.  The sentiment finishes the card. :)

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, splattering, die-cuts, and stenciling.

Come play along!








Stamps:  Sweet Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Pumpkin Pie card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz); Baked Brown Sugar (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush, water mister, Moonlight butterfly die (Memory Box), Chicken Wire stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponges.

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Splattering