Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Penny Black - Unforgettable

Hi everyone.  Today I'm back with another amazing image from the new Secret Garden release from Penny Black.  The stamp I used below is Unforgettable (40-734).

I started with a background from my stash.  It's a very subtle smooshing of magicals ... mainly you see bits of blue, purple, and pink.  Stamped my image over top and heat embossed in white.  Watercoloured the blooms and leaves with distress inks and then added a shadow of gray around the outside of the image to add some depth.  The hard part was figuring out how to add my sentiment without covering up the pretty flowers. :)  I decided to add a black banner sentiment (Happy Snippets 30-358) with white heat embossed sentiment at the bottom.

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I'm entering my card into a few challenges:

The Flower Challenge #43 - Spring / Autumn  

Craft Stamper Magazine Take It Make It April Challenge.

Thanks for dropping by!

Penny Black Products
Unforgettable (40-734)
Happy Snippets (30-358)

Stamps:  Unforgettable; Happy Snippets (both from Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Evergreen Bough, Squeezed Lemonade, Festive Berries (Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

The Flower Challenge #43 - Spring / Autumn
CSM - Take It Make It April Challenge

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Happy Birthday Gord!

Hi everyone.  Yesterday was my hubby's birthday.  I was hoping to have a celebration for him this year since it is a milestone birthday, but it will just be the three of us (me, hubby, Jessie).  I'm sure Jessie will be happy to help hubby blow out the candles. :)

I made this quick and easy card for his birthday.  Hubby loves to vacation in BC, anywhere there is water to look at.  It is very calming and peaceful.  I know he will love this card.

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I used three NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) so I'm entering into their new challenge - NBUS #13.  New are Dried Marigold distress ink, bullrushes and bird images, and sentiment.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!

Stamps:  Bullrushes2 (Inkylicious); Birthday Blowout (Poppy Stamps)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Blending brushes

NBUS #13

Saturday, April 04, 2020

CAS Stencil April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the new CAS Stencil April Challenge, hosted by the talented Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot).  The gallery will be filled with shiny and elegant cards this month!!

Our Guest Designer this month is Mac (Sweetest of Peas).  Mac is an amazing mixed media artist and she is GD this month at CAS Stencil and CAS Mix Up!!  Welcome Mac!

So this card is actually very simple.  I used a large flower stencil, sponged gilding flake glue over top and then removed stencil to let glue dry.  Once clear (the glue is still a bit tacky), I applied two colours of gilding flakes.  The center is Red Blaze ... I love all the pretty colours in this mix (gold, bronze, pink, orange, etc.).  The outer layer of the petals is done with Warm Sunrise (gold and bright copper).  It justs a little something different to have the two colours.  I cut my panel to size and stamped a large sentiment, then heat embossed in black so it would show up over top of the gilding flakes.

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I hope you'll come play along with us this month.  Pull out those gilding flakes and get a bit messy!

Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Bloom stencil (Mayco); Flake & Glitter Glue (Cosmic Shimmer); Gilding Flakes - Red Blaze & Warm Sunset (Cosmic Shimmer); Rub & Scrub, Black embossing powder, heat tool.

CAS Stencil April Challenge - Gilding Flakes

Friday, April 03, 2020

CAS Christmas April Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the April CAS Christmas challenge!  This month is hosted by Bonnie (Stamping with Klass), and she wants you to base your CAS card on a Christmas Song!  Fun, right??!! :)  So I'm Decking the Halls .... FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA!

And we are excited to have Birgit (Rapport fran ett skrivbord) Guest Designing for us again this month.  Welcome Birgit!

I used a NBUS stamp that I've had for a couple of years.  Aren't these caroling snowmen adorable! I had a fun time watercolouring them with distress inks.

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Decided to do a second card, this time watercolouring with lighter colours ...
This one was tricker to watercolour because Jessie stole my favourite water brush off my work desk between me making these two cards.  She chewed it until I could just barely tell what it was. Into the garbage it went (the water brush that is). :)

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Hope you'll come play along and build your stash of Christmas cards throughout the year.

As I mentioned above, this is a NBUS stamp, so I'm entering my card into Darnell's new NBUS Challenge!  I'm so excited to see this challenge has returned.  I know I'll be playing along a lot as I have three, yes three, containers of NBUS items to use! :)
Thanks Dolly!!

Stamps:  Caroling Snowmen (Whipper Snapper
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Black permanent (Versafine); Real red (SU!); Distress inks:  Crushed Olive, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, red chalk

CAS Christmas April Challenge - Christmas Song
NBUS Challenge #13