Friday, 24 March 2017

In the Forest

Good Morning.

I've been super busy so was happy to be able to get a card made using this great stamp from Hero Arts.  Super simple to create the look with this stamp.

I began by colouring directly onto the stamp using my Zig markers.  I gave it a good spray with my mister and stamped.  I took some addition ink and a wet paintbrush and moved some of the colour around being sure not to cover up the white tree areas.
I set that aside to dry and cut the stitched frame from a piece of heavy white cardstock.
I mounted the piece behind the frame and pop dotted that over a piece of coloured cardstock.

* I have been asked a few times what kind of cardstock I use.  My go to is a heavy 120lb paper that I get in bulk from my local Scrapbooking store.  It is ok for doing some stamping applications as long as there is not too much water involved.  I find if I add too much water, the paper will pile up.
Hope that helps.
 


Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

As You Like It- FAV COLOURING MEDIUM
(I love to watercolour and using my Zig markers, I can colour or add water 
and use them to watercolour with.)


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great day!

Supplies:  stamp- HA/ Zig markers/ TH Mister/ paintbrush/ stitched die- Memory Box/ pop dots

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Coming to Life- CAS Watercolour Challenge


 Time for another card for the 

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.ca/

Spring is almost here although the weather where I live still feels like winter.

Today, I am playing with this wonderful new stamp from Penny Black called Awaken.  If you enjoy colouring or watercolouring you will love this image.
I began by stamping the image using Versamark ink then white heat embossed on watercolour paper.
Using my Zig makers, I coloured in areas of my flowers then used a wet paintbrush to watercolour them in.  When it was dry, I cut it out along the outside edge.
Next, I placed the Penny Black sentiment from the Happy Wishes set, inked it with black Archival ink and stamped.
I pop dotted my card front over a piece of dark green cardstock to help the cut edge flowers show up.
Added 3 pearls to finish my card off.


Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- BIT O' GREEN

Stampin Royalty- SPRING

The Crafty Addicts- ANYTHING GOES/ CAS

Word Art Wednesday- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Archival/ Zig markers/ paintbrush/ white eb powder/ heat tool/ pearls

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Blue Skies- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.

It's time for another card for 

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/




You still have time to play along so come and check out the amazing cards and join us.

For my card, I began placing the flower stamp by Unity into my Misti, inked it up with Adirondack Currant ink and stamped.  I clear heat embossed the flowers then inked my background with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  For some reason, the embossed flowers ended up having a bit of a halo around them which I loved.
To add interest to my background, I laid a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop over my inked background and randomly sponged with water.  The water lifts the Distress inks which are 
water-based.  I also randomly stamped the text from Hero Arts over the background with Faded Jeans Distress ink.  
I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment by Studio G then finally splattered with water and white acrylic paint.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- FOR A SPECIAL LADY/GIRL

 Crafty Cardmakers- FOR A SPECIAL WOMAN

CASology- FOLIAGE


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Unity, HA, Studio G/ ink- Adirondack, Distress, Versamark/ wh acrylic paint/ stencil- TCW/ sponging tool/ white eb powder

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Smile Time

Meet today's card.
Great to use as a masculine card and super simple to create.

I began by placing the clock face stencil by Tim Holtz onto a piece of white cardstock and rubbed on Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I wanted to add more depth and interest to the clock faces to make them stand out more so leaving the stencil in place, I stenciled over just the faces with a piece of drywall tape and Faded Jeans Distress ink.
I placed the Smile sentiment from Impression Obsession inside my Misti, then stamped using Memento ink.  
I like when a card comes together so simply and quick.



Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Mon.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG

Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES

Cards in Envy- KEEP IT SIMPLE

Crafty Cardmakers- GO GREEN


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Supplies:  stamp- Impression Obsession/ inks- Memento, Distress/ stencil- TH/ drywall tape/ Misti

Monday, 6 March 2017

For You

Good Morning.

Simple card today.  Haven't played with my Brushos for awhile now and it was time.

This Shattered glass stamp from Local King is such a great one to use for watercolouring or Brushos.  
I began by stamping the image with my Misti and Versamark then white heat embossed.
I sprinkled on Brushos, sprayed with water and left it to dry.
I die-cut the Just for You from Penny Black and rubbed it with Stormy Sky Distress ink roughly to give it a bit of a distressed feel.
I glued the die-cut onto my card front then mounted the piece on a stitched border piece of white.




Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- CRUNCH

The Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

The Paper Players- DIE CUT, FUSSY CUT

Love to Create- MIXED MEDIA, ANYTHING GOES

Simon Says Monday- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG.


Have a great week and thanks.

Supplies:  stamps- Local King/ die- PB, Memory Box/ ink- Versamark, Distress/ Brushos/ Mini mister/ white eb powder/ heat tool

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Birthday Bouquet


Meet today's card.
I am always inspired when I pick up a new stamp set and that is how this card came about. 
This sweet little set from Lawn Fawn is called Fab Flowers.

I seldom to never buy new inks but decided to try out some of the ones from Lawn Fawn now that they come in the little cubes.  I have to say that I was very happy with how well they stamped.

I began by placing the flowers inside my Misti.  Since this is a layering stamp set, I stamped with the lightest colour first then added the darker over the top placing my flowers randomly in the corner of my card.  Those inks gave really nice, bright coverage and were great to work with.
Next, I inked up the birthday sentiment from Stamping Bellas with Versamark ink and stamped it onto a black strip of cardstock and white heat embossed it.  I placed that over my bouquet using pop dots.
I added a few pearls for interest.



 Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES

Time Out- LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

The Crafter's Cafe- CAS


Have a great day and thanks so much for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Lawn Fawn, Stamping Bella/ ink- LF, Versamark/ wh eb powder/ MISTI/ pearls/ heat tool

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Blooming Time- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.

Time for another fun challenge at 
It's an Anything Goes theme this month.


I created a sunny, yellow card for the challenge.

I began by using this great flower stencil from STAMPlorations.  I rubbed Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn Distress ink over the stencil and removed.
I took my Zig markers and coloured in some of the open areas then using a wet paintbrush, watercoloured in those areas.
I place the Live Each Season sentiment by Serendipity Stamps into my Misti, inked with Archival black ink and stamped.
To add more interest and depth, I sponged on some more Squeezed Lemonade along the edges and splattered with some orange.




CAS Watercolour Challenge- SPRING

Addicted to Stamps and More-  ANYTHING GOES

STAMPlorations Never Ending- ANYTHING GOES

Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES with Stamping

The Artistic Stamper- SPRINGTIME


Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Serendipity/ stencil- STAMPlorations/ inks- Archival, Distress/ inking tool/ paintbrush