Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Background Stamping- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning

Time for another card for 

This is a great challenge to use stamps to create your own background paper.

I began by placing my flower stamp from the Blooming with Kindness set inside my Misti, inked with black Memento ink and stamped them randomly over my card front.
Instead of colouring the flowers, I decided to colour in the background so the lovely details and features of the flowers would really show up.
I splattered the bkg with some diluted ink then cut the panel to add interest.
The sentiment was stamped and then I punched it into a circle.  I pop dotted it and added the enamel button.

Thanks so much for coming to visit.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Sweet Stampin'- FLOWERS
Simply Create Too- Flowers

Stamps- Blooming With Kindness, Think Happy Thoughts (SU)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; circle punch (SU); black enamel button; Copic markers, foam dots

Monday, 14 August 2017

Froggy Wishes

Kids cards....fun and easy.
Here's one I made for a special little girl.

I picked up this adorable frog stamp and die from the last craft show I attended and wanted to use it.
I began by placing the frog inside my Misti and randomly stamped it over my card front.

I stamped it again and using the die, cut it out then coloured it with my Zigs.  
I die cut a circle then stamped the sentiment and glued the coloured frog over that.
Very quick, happy feeling card.

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FOR A CHILD


Stamps- Happy Birthday (Studio G); Mini Sticky Note (YNS)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; circle die (Spellbinders); frog die (YNS); Copic Markers;
foam dots

Sunday, 13 August 2017

In the Moment

Good Morning.

I have been enjoying playing with my Distress Oxide inks and seeing what I can come up with.
For today's card, I rubbed DOX right onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and dragged my paper through the ink.  Love how it layers and give sort of a 'chalky' look to the texture of your card.  I kept pressing my paper into the ink using 2 different colours until I was happy with the coverage.

I then placed my inked piece inside my Misti and stamped this great sentiment first so I would know how much room I had to stamp the flowers.
I stamped the flowers in black and then to add interest, I stamped them again using more of the same colour of DOX that I had used for the bkg. to give a shadow effect.
I splattered on some water to lift some of the colour...another fun effect you can achieve with these inks.
Pretty simple and straightforward.  

Thanks so much for the visit.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Sweet Stampin'- FLOWERS

Stamps- Wildflower (TH); Beautiful Moments (Close To My Heart)
Inks- Tuxedo black Memento; DOX- Broken China, Cracked Pistachio (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mister (TH)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Get Well WIshes

Good Morning.

I created a get well card for you today by using the  
Stencil Monoprinting technique for the background.

So for those of you that are not familiar with this technique, you ink the stencil with a water based ink, spray it with water and press it onto your paper.  You will get a more loose, open look from the stencil but I really like the results you can achieve.  It is also another way to get a different look using the stencils you already have on hand.
Next, I placed the flowers stamps from Tim Holtz and Magenta into my Misti, inked with Tuxedo black and stamped.  I filled in some of the areas on the side where the ink didn't quite make it using the Mixed Media stamps from Stamplorations.
The sentiment is from Studio G.

 Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Cards and More- DOTS, DOTS, DOTS
Lemon Shortbread- ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Wildflowers (TH); Mixed Media (STAMPlorations); Flower Silhouette (Magenta)
Get Well- (Studio G)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress- Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, stencil- burlap (TH); Mister (TH)

Friday, 11 August 2017

Queen Anne's Lace

Good Morning.
Meet today's card.

I made this one using a very fun technique called Tissue Paper Watercolour.
Please check out the great video my friend 

So I began by re-inkers directly onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water then pressed the tissue paper into the wet ink.  
It is good to have some wrinkles and bumps in it, they add interest.  
I then set it aside to dry.  That's the hard part, the wait.  You could also help it along by drying it with a heat tool but I decided to be patient.
When it was dry, I glued it onto a piece of acetate and let it dry.
** I didn't have any regular acetate on hand but I do own a laminator, so I laminated one of those sheets together and used that.  It was nice and sturdy and great to use!! ** 
I die-cut the flowers from the TH Wildflowers and glued it over the acetate side.
Lastly, I die-cut the Wonky Stitched frame, mounted my piece behind the frame and pop-dotted it onto my plain white card front.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look!!

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- Bright and Cheerful
CAS on Friday- EXOTIC
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES
Paper Minutes- SUMMER

Stamps- none
Inks- Re-inkers- Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers (Ranger)
Paper- heavy white (local store); tissue paper
Accessories and Tools- Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle); Wildflowers (TH); laminator; 
laminating sheet; Tombow Mono Aqua glue

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Washi Notecard

Here is a simple notecard I made using washi tape I have sitting in a drawer.
I need to try and use more of the things I have...I know what you are saying...'yay, right!'

I began with a piece of heavy, white cardstock and put stripes of washi tape on the diagonal.  I left space between the rows so I could add some scored perforations using my ScorBug on my ScorPal.  It gave nice texture and more interest to my card front.
For those of you that have never used washi before, it is so easy to lift and move around it you don't get it straight the first time without ripping your paper.
Next, I die-cut the flowers in black and white and glued them over the tape. 
I chose to mount the piece onto blue cardstock just to give it some colour.

It's nice to have some little notecards on hand.

Thanks so much for taking time to visit. 

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES
Sunny Day Crafting- "F" FOR FLOWERS

Stamps- none
Ink- none
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- ScorBug, ScorPal, Washi, die- Clover (Poppystamp)

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Jumping for Joy

Good Morning.
Simple, happy card today using a technique I showed a few weeks ago that I called 
Basically, it is stenciling over a stencil.

I began by masking my card front using Painter's Tape then using some Peeled Paint Distress ink and stenciled the TCW Chicken Wire as the bkg.  I then took some drywall tape and stenciled over that using Peacock Feather.
Using my Misti, I stamped this wonderful image then this fun sentiment.
I clear heat embossed both to help make the black pop.
Lastly, I splattered some diluted Distress ink to look like rain and rubbed more ink along the card edges.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SPLATTER IT
Shopping Our Stash- SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
(Sporty Spice-she jumps around so much on stage)
Addicted to Stamps and More- CAS
Just Us Girls- SHOWERS

Stamps- Fruit Loop (Verses);  Rain Dance (Technique Junkies)
Ink- Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy weight (local Store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; drywall tape; cl embossing powder; heat tool; paintbrush; 
sponge applicator