Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Penny Black - Simplicity at it's Best

Hi everyone.  I'm back again sharing a little sneak peek of my Penny Black card that is posted on the Simplicity at it's best blog.  Click HERE to check out a full-size photo of my card, along with complete instructions on how it was made.

I hope you'll stop by the SAIB blog to check out my card.  Thank you!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Birthday Monoprint

Hi everyone.  Time for a reminder for the CAS Stencil February Challenge.  Today's card I made for a very special friend a while ago.  I started with the stencil monoprint of a mini tiny circles stencil using Lindy's magicals.  I love this teal colour with all the shimmer (which doesn't show in the photo, unfortunately.

After everything had dried, I place the same stencil over top of the background and sponged on some Evergreen Bough Distress ink ... those are the darker circles that you see in the background.  I stamped the sentiment in the same in on the card front with a circle aperture.  I die-cut two of lavender flowers, and arranged them in the circle so that the tallest is just outside of the circle.

Here's a close-up ...
Come check out our challenge post to see the other reminder cards from our very talented Designers  and all the entries so far this month.  Lots of inspiration!  Then come join us.

Stamps:  Banner Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Magical Powders (Lindy's); Evergreen Bough distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Mini Tiny Circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water mister, Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), Lavender Bunch die (Memory Box),

CAS Stencil February Challenge - Powdered Inks

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Peaceful Winter Scene

Hi everyone.  Time for a reminder for the CAS Christmas February Challenge.  This month, Colleen is hosting and she has picked a wonderful challenge for us!

I die-cut the forest scene from a white card front and adhered a piece of mixed media with brushos in-behind.  The brushos piece was in my stash, which made this card even faster to make! :)  Adhered the card front with scene onto a base and stamped a simple sentiment in blue.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the new reminder cards from our wonderful Designers and talenged Guest Designer, Linda.  I know you'll be inspired to play along!

See you in the gallery!

Just a quick pic of my grand-doggie, Violeta.  She came by for a visit yesterday.  Isn't she sweet??!! :)

Stamps:  Big Scripty Greetings Holiday (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Brushos; DOX: Mermaid Lagoon (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, forest scene die (AliExpress)

CAS Christmas February Challenge - Peace

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Red and Pink Hello

Hi everyone.  Today is the reminder for February's CAS Watercolour Challenge.  This month, Marcia is our hostess and she has us using this fantastic colour combo ...

I wanted to use a new die I just got.  I love the circle with the two seed flower heads.  So pretty!  So I knew I wanted to make a colourful background.  I started with sprinkling pink magicals over my mixed media paper and spraying with water.  I blotted with a paper towel to soften the colour and then used my heat tool to dry.  I wanted to create a stencil image over top and used the ? stencil.  I placed it over the pink background and sprinkled red magicals over top. This stencil is a very small design and I ended up with just a few rows of red tiles.  But I had lots of red ink still left on my stencil, so turned it over the placed it on top of my background, blotting with a paper towel.  I created a stencil monoprint and it ended up being just the look I wanted.  Love happy mistakes! :)

Stamped a sentiment in Candied Apple Red which matched the colours perfectly.  Used a 1 1/4" strip of leftover monoprint to add to the bottom inside of my card.

... and even closer look ...
Since I used powdered inks through a stencil for the background, I'm heading over to add this card to the CAS Stencil Challenge gallery ...

Stamps:  Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Magicals:  Omm Pah Pah Pink, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal (Lindy's Stamp Gang); Candied Apple Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Die-cut?, water mister, ? stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)

CAS Watercolour February Challenge - Red and Pink
CAS Stencil February Challenge - Powdered Inks