Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Beautiful Background



Good Morning and Welcome.
Yesterday over at Splitcoast Stampers, we were challenged to use our background stamps to create a card.  What great incentive that was for me to re-visit my small collection of background stamps that have gone untouched for so long.
When I saw this one from Serendipity called Jen's Zen, it inspired this card.

I began by masking off my card front with some Post-It tape.  I placed the stamp into my Misti and inked it up with grey ink and stamped.
Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the thistles by coloring them with my Tombow makers, spraying with water and stamped over the bkg.
I removed the masks and mounted my card front onto a piece of soft lavender cardstock.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you get a chance to take a look at your background stamps and get inspired.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Artistic Inspirations- ANYTHING GOES/ USE FLOWERS
Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES
Cute Card Thursday- ONE WORD SENTIMENT

Supplies
Stamps- Jen's Zen (Serendipity); Nature Flowers (Art Journey)
Inks- Tuxedo Black, London Fog (Memento)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Post-It tape; Mister (TH); Tombow Markers

Monday, 19 February 2018

Silhouette-Collage


Meet today's card.
I went for a very simple design, trying my hand at a square card again.

I wanted to create a collage-style bkg to help feature my silhouette flowers.
I masked off my card front and first stenciled in the top left hand corner then stamped the rest with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  I also sponged the edges with more DI to help define the stamped area.  I removed the masks then stamped the sentiment from Daisy Bucket and the silhouette flowers.

Simple and I get to use more of my stamps.
*tip- by using just one colour, you can create your own background using the stamps you already 
have in your stash*


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Stamping Sensations- ANYTHING WITH FLOWERS
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- Wildflowers (Purple Onion); Graffiti (Kaisercraft); Measuring Tape (Darkroom Door); 
Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- post it tape; Specimens Stencil (TCW); sponging tool (TH); Misti 

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Wishes for Spring

Happy Saturday.

Just having a bit of play time with some stamps and ink.
So meet today's card.

I just love this Penny Black stamp called Effulgent You can really use it to create the look of watercolouring by just using markers and water.
So, I placed the stamp into my Misti, then using my Tombow markers I coloured directly onto the rubber, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process adding more colour and repositioning the stamp around my card front.
After it was dry, I sponged the edges with some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress ink and splattered with water.  The water helps lift some of the ink leaving you with what looks like little raindrops. 
I stamped the sentiment from the PB set called So Very Much.
To add additional interest to the background, I used a piece of drywall tape and did some stenciling using more Peacock Feathers DI.


Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Use Your Stuff- LOVE IS ALL AROUND
Time Out- HOBBIE
(mine is gardening)
Challenge Up Your Life- SPRING FLOWERS


Supplies
Stamps- Effulgent (PB); So Very Much (PB)
Ink- Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Tombow markers; drywall tape; sponge applicator (TH)

Friday, 16 February 2018

You Touch My Heart- CAS Watercolour Challenge



Hello and welcome.
Time for another card for the 
Our theme for this month is 'heart'.

Be sure and check out the fabulous creations that our talented designers have created and our special GD this month, Sue from Sue's Card Craft.

So onto my card.
I began by cutting a simple heart shape from a piece of scrap paper.  I laid that over my white cardstock to use as a mask.  Next, I inked the inside of an embossing folder with Distress ink, sprayed with some water and pressed over the masked area.  That created a watercolour looking bkg.
I immediately removed the mask and dried with my heat tool. 
I placed the inked piece inside my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Penny Black centering it over the top of my heart.

I sponged in the edges with Distress ink to help define the heart shape and then using a piercing tool, I went around and pierced the edges for added interest.

Hope you will come and play along with us.

Supplies
Stamp- Smitten (PB)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; piercing tool; Texte Grunge EB folder (Carabelle); sponging tool (TH);
scrap paper to cut mask; Mister (TH)


Before I go........


EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!
A new challenge is starting
begins March 3rd
(click on here to check it out!)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Happy Smiles- The Flower Challenge





Good Morning.
Time for another card for
The Flower Challenge.
Our theme this month is Paper Piecing.



So onto my card.
I began by inking my white cardstock with Distress inks and a sponging tool.  
I then stamped the flower stalk to get my positioning right and using my Misti, stamped the sentiment as well.  Then I went onto adding all the details to my background.
I used some drywall tape to stencil, white heat embossed a script and stamped some Mixed Media elements around the empty areas of my card.
I set that aside and stamped the flowers with Versamark ink onto a leftover inked paper found in my stash, then fussy cut out the flowers and pop-dot mounted the flowers over the stems.



On another note...here are some of my cards from The Flower Challenge during 2017.



Hope you get a chance to come and play along with us!
Thanks for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- LUURVE
CRAFT Challenge- MOTHER'S DAY/FEMALE
The Crafty Addict- ALL LOVED UP
Crafty Sentiments- ADD FLOWERS

Supplies
Stamps- SU Fabulous Florets; Blue Bay (Kaisercraft); Mixed Media Elements (STAMPlorations); 
Friendship Message (HA)
Inks- Versamark; Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- drywall tape; white eb powder; heat gun; Misti

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Enjoying Small Moments


Good Morning.

I tried something different when I was playing around with my Distress Oxides and that is how I came up with this muted background.
I wanted a softer looking bkg for these beautiful Rubbernecker flowers.  There was a piece of white tissue paper sitting on my desk, so I flattened it a bit and rubbed my Distress Oxide ink pads directly onto the tissue paper.  Next, I laid that tissue paper, inked side down, onto my card front and sprayed with water to transfer the ink.  I just left it for a few minutes and removed to reveal this great blend of colours all ready to be stamped onto.

This stamp set is a 4 part flower so my Misti came in very handy.  I stamped the stems first by colouring them with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I went on to do the flower heads and all the details in the same way.
Stamped the sentiment using my Misti too.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES
Create and Inspire- ANYTHING GOES
Mix It Up- ANYTHING GOES, CLEAN AND SIMPLE


Supplies
Stamps- In the Breeze (Rubbernecker); Everyday Greetings (Mama Elephant)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Salty  Ocean, Seedless Preserves
Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, Tombow markers, tissue paper

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Artsy

Hello and Welcome.
Meet today's card.  Something I'm calling 'Artsy'.

I haven't made a square card in ages and decide to go for it today using this new to me stamp called Nature 2.  It is a collection of wildflowers and these ferns/fiddleheads reminded me of an artsy looking heart so that was my starting point.

I began by masking off my card front then using some Peeled Paint Distress ink, I did a monoprint first.  For those of you that are not familiar with a Monoprint....you rub ink onto the back of a stencil, spray with water then press onto the paper.  Those are the dots you can see in the background.
When that was dry, I stamped over using a few stamps but still using the same Peeled Paint so the background would just blend away and not become the focal point.  
I stamped the ferns then  the sentiment and sponged the edges to add some definition to the masked area.  I removed the masks and glued my piece onto more white cardstock.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- IT MUST BE LOVE 
Craft Stamper Magazine- TAKE IT/MAKE IT 
Brown Sugar- VALENTINE DAY

Supplies
Stamps- Nature 2 (Art Journey); Stained Textures (Bo Bunny); Alphabet (Kaisercraft)
Inks- Peeled Paint Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mini Tiny Circles stencil (TCW); Post-It Tape; 
Sponging Tool (TH); Mister (TH)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Shadow Stamping

Morning.
Meet today's card.
Thought I would make more \of a non-traditional card for Valentine's Day.

I began by sponging my white card stock with Peeled Paint Distress inks and added some Mowed Lawn DI along the edges.  Next, I rubbed the whole piece with my anti-static bag then placed the heart branches from Penny Black called All You Need  into my Misti.  I inked up the branches with Versamark then stamped them onto my green base.  I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heated it up.  I then moved my paper inside my Misti and stamped the branches again using the same green as I had for the card base to create a shadow effect.  
I stamped the sentiment from the PB set called Smitten in the top corner using my Misti again then splattered the whole piece with some water to lift the ink.
It still needed something, so I inked up the Script stamp with more of the Peeled Paint and stamped that randomly in the bkg.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Adding my card to these challenges:
 Simon Says Wed.- IT MUST BE LOVE
Addicted to Stamps and More - HOLIDAY
Cute Card Thursday- LOVE
Moving Along With The Times- LOVE
Mod Squad- HAVE A HEART


Supplies
Stamps- All You Need (PB); Smitten (PB); Script (PB)
Inks- Versamark; Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn DI (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; inking tool (TH); heat tool; anti-static bag

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Paper Pieced- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
I have another fun challenge for you to try out at 

This month our theme is:

I haven't paper pieced for a very long time so it was fun to see what I could come up with.
I looked through my inked pieces that I had on hand and found one that had a lot of  'Spring-like' colours in it.  I had made the inked paper by dropping Ranger Alcohol inks onto Yupo paper. 
I like to make a few at a time so I can set them aside for future use on my cards.

I stamped this lovely flower called Awaken from Penny Black onto a piece of heavy white cardstock using black Memento ink and my Misti.
I stamped the flowers again onto a piece of Yupo paper but this time with Versamark and then I white heat  embossed the flowers. 
*when embossing with Yupo paper, but sure and keep you heat gun moving or your paper will totally warp*
While the embossed flowers cooled, I coloured the flower stems with my Zig markers.
I fussy cut out the flowers and glued them over the top of the stamped image on my card front.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti then sponged the edges with Distress inks and splattered with some water to lift some of the ink.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will check out the challenge and come and see what the talented designers have created!

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper Magazine- MAKE IT, ANYTHING GOES
Stamping Sensations- ANYTHING WITH FLOWERS
Love to Create- ANYTHING CREATIVE/MIXED MEDIA


Supplies
Stamps- Awaken (PB); Gratitude (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress ink; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (local store); Yupo
Accessories and Tools- Zig Real Brush markers; white eb powder; heat tool; Alcohol ink (Ranger);
sponging tool (TH)

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Take a Moment

Happy Saturday.
Today, I am playing with my Acetate Inking Technique again.  
It is so easy and fun and I can get great layering results using my Distress Oxide inks.
So here is what I did to create my card.

I began by taking a piece of acetate and inked it with Distress Oxide ink (colours listed below in the supplies list), sprayed with water and pressed onto my card, keeping the ink to the middle section of my card as I wanted to leave white space.  
 
It's a bit hard to see, but when that was dry, I stamped a butterfly collage stamp and a clock in the background using the same colour as the inking so it became more of a shadow and not a focal point.
Using my Misti, I stamped the thistles and flowers with black ink over the inky bkgd. 
I tucked the sentiment in beside the flowers.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Stamper Magazine- STAMP IT, ANYTHING GOES 
Crafting With Friends- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps- Weathered Clock (Hampton Arts); Butterfly Collage (Prima); 
Nature Flowers (Art Journey);
Dans la Nature (Carabelle)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, 
Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
 Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; Mister (TH)

Friday, 2 February 2018

Love Note- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.

Time for more fun at the 

 With Valentine's Day right around the corner it's a great time to create a heart card.
We are so happy to also welcome Sue from Sue's Card Craft as our Guest this month.
Come and see what our talented team has created.


I began my card by creating the backdrop for my cute little Penny Black houses.
To do that, I rubbed some Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide inks onto my acrylic stamping block, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.
I also used some Seedless Preserves to paint the little heart on top of house in the center.
I mounted the inked background and the little houses over a circle die-cut front.
Stamped the sentiment from the cute Smitten set by Penny Black using my Misti.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Shopping Our Stash- HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT
The Male Room- INSPIRED BY TV
(Fixer Upper)
Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR  MARK
(acrylic block inking)
Just Add Ink- ADD ROMANCE

Supplies
Stamps- Smitten (Penny Black)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Neighbourhood Love (PB); Misti; acrylic stamping block; Mister (TH)


Sunday, 28 January 2018

Dream On- Acetate Inking

Good Morning.
Today, I have the pleasure once again, of hosting the TLC Challenge (Technique Lovers) over at 
Splitcoast Stampers.
I decided to feature one of my favorite and easy techniques called 

Any of you that are regular visitors to my blog already know how often I use this technique.
I thought if would be so fun to see what others can create using it too.
To see the original post here on my blog go here or search 
Acetate Inking to see all the cards I have tagged using this technique.

For today's card, I inked the acetate sheet using Peeled Paint, Iced Spruce and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.   I did each colour separately so I could dry each in between inkings using my heat tool.  Love the chalking look the Oxides give.

When it was all dry, I stamped this wonderful image from Prima using Memento black then clear heat embossed to help all the details pop.


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

Addicted to CAS- OMBRE
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
Time Out- INSPIRED BY WORDS


Supplies
Stamp- Dream On (Prima)
Inks- Distress Oxides (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- acetate sheet; clear eb powder; heat tool

Follow Your Heart

Good Morning.
So happy that you had time to come for a visit and see what I have been up to.

Meet today's card.
I wanted to play with this lovely flower from the SU set called Blooming With Kindness.
I really wanted the flowers to have a watercoloured look so here is what I did.
I rubbed Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather and Dusty Concord Distress ink onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with a good amount of water and used that as my stamp pad, dipping the stamp into the wet ink and moving it all around covering the whole image.
I repeated that process adding more ink if needed and when it was all dry, I die-cut the piece using a stitched curved border die to add interest. 
There was still ink on my mat so I picked it up with a paintbrush and added the splatters all over my card front.
 Penny Black just came out with a new 'Follow Your Heart' die that I just had to use on this card.
I die- cut it from blue cardstock twice for stability and mounted it over the curve. 


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- LAYER IT UP
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
Time Out- INSPIRED BY WORDS
A Gem of a Challenge- COOL IN BLUE
Allsorts- OLD FAVORITES
(this stamp)

 
Supplies
Stamp- Blooming With Kindness (SU)
Inks- Distress inks
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- non-stick craft mat (Ranger); Follow Your Heart die (Penny Black); 
curved stitch edge (SSS); paint brush; Mister (TH)

Saturday, 20 January 2018

One Stamp- Two Cards

Happy Saturday!

Just recently I noticed there is a new challenge in town, so I wanted to give it a try since it sounded like fun.
The challenge is called Twofer....make 2 cards for different occasions using the same stamp.

So here's what I came up with.

 
Card #1

 I created the first card as one of encouragement that could be used for many different occasions.
I placed this wonderful feather stamp into my Misti and coloured directly onto my stamp using Tombow markers.  I sprayed with water then pressed onto my paper.
I repeated that process until I was happy with the colour blends.
When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment and clear heat embossed it to help it pop.


 Card #2
I created my second card as a birthday card, more masculine feeling and monochromatic.
Instead of stamping the whole feather, I masked off my card front on an angle, stamped the feathers with gray ink on the left side using my Misti, then turned the feather and stamped again to the side.
 I used my ScorBug to add a dotted perforated line to help add interest.

It was fun to see what I could come up with using the same stamp.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my cards to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ADD A SENTIMENT 
(card #1)
Use Your Stuff- MONOCHROMATIC
(card #2)
Twofer- FEATHERS


Supplies
Card #1- Stamps- Peacock Feathers (Technique Junkies); Everyday Beauty (Impression Obsession)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Tombow Markers
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mister (TH); clear EB powder; heat tool

Card #2- Stamps- Peacock Feathers (TJ); Happy Birthday (Studio G)
Inks- London Fog Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- ScorBug; ScorPal; tape for masking; Misti
 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Birthday Blessings- The CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome
Here is another card for our birthday theme at the 


I think we can always use some extra birthday to have on hand in our stash.
I kept mine very clean and simple by inking the side of my card front using the Acetate Inking Technique I have shown here on my blog before.
I rubbed Distress Oxide inks onto my piece of acetate, sprayed with water then pressed on my paper until I was happy with the inking.
I placed the thistle into my Misti and stamped over the inked area using black ink.
To add some interest, I stamped the Queen Anne's Lace flowers in the background using the same colour that I had inked with.  By doing that, it creates sort of a shadow effect yet still keeping my card  looking very clean and simple.
I stamped the sentiment off to the right,  just touching the one side of the flower to help pull the whole design together.



I hope you get a chance to check out the challenge.
Thanks for looking.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Card Mania- MONOCHROMATIC
Creative Craft Cottage- JANUARY BLUES
HLS January Mixed Media- GARDEN
Love to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Birthday Blessings (Denamidesign)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- acetate sheet; Misti; Mister (TH)

Monday, 15 January 2018

Just Because- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning and Welcome.
Time for another card for The Flower Challenge
This month out theme is:
http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/




For my card, I took a super simple approach.
I placed this stamp called Sketchy Florals into my Misti and stamped with black.  I stamped the flower part again onto another piece of cardstock and cut it out using a Spellbinder die.

I haven't watercoloured using my Distress Oxides yet but have read how others have loved using them for that, so I decided to give it a try. 
I rubbed the inks onto my non-stick craft sheet and picked up the colors with a wet paintbrush.  I found it worked best if I wet my paper first to help the inks flow and move better.  I have to say that they worked great.
When the circle was dry, I used pop dots to position it over the main stamped panel and stamped the sentiment from that same set at the top.  
To add some extra interest, I covered the flower with some clear Wink of Stella which is a shame that you can't see it in the photo.


There is still time to play along so I hope you will join us.
Thanks for looking.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamping- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Use Your Stuff- MONOCHROMATIC
Make My Monday- BLUE AND WHITE
The Corrosive Challenge- ANYTHING GOES

Supplies
Stamps- Sketchy Florals- Altenew
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Broken China DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- circle die (Spellbinder); Wink of Stella (clear); pop dots; paintbrush; 
non-stick craft mat



Sunday, 14 January 2018

Simple Inking

Good Morning
Meet today's card. 
 Just some simple inking and stamping on this one. 

I just picked up this stamp the other day at Michaels and wanted to play with it.  
I began by doing some simple inking down my card front using the Acetate Inking technique I showed here on my blog.  It is simple and fun.  I rubbed 2 colours of Distress Oxides onto my acetate sheet, sprayed with water and pressed onto my paper.
Next, I placed the wildflowers into my Misti, inked with Memento black and pressed over the inked area.  
I stamped the sentiment the same way using my Misti and done.
A very Clean and Simple card.

 Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Thanks for taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
(old DOX's, new sentiment and stamps)
My Time to Craft- SOMETHING NEW
Less is More- PURPLES CAS
AAA Cards- CAS QUOTE


Supplies
Stamps- Treasure the Moment (Impression Obsession); Meadow (Inkadinkadoo)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Iced Spruce, Seedless Preserves Oxides (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Looking to be Inspired


Hello and Welcome.
It seems that I lost my so called 'Mojo' this week. It must have gotten buried under the mess on my desk.
I sat at my workspace, staring at the paper just not knowing what the heck I wanted to do and feeling totally uninspired.  Layout thoughts, design, colours....I just didn't know.  Have you ever had moments like that?
Anyways this is what I did.....
I created backgrounds.  I know how to create bkgs without thinking about what stamps to use or how to stamp them onto my card fronts.  If I have them made in advance, they are all nice and dry and ready to go when I feel inspired to stamp onto them.
For this card, I used Loll's Splash Watercolour technique again.  It is so easy and quickly gives you a lovely inky palette to stamp onto.

So, since blue always inspires me and makes me happy, I grabbed this blue inked piece, pulled out some of my favourite flower stamps, my Misti and got right down to stamping.
I stamped away, layering and not being too worried about where I put the flowers.  I stamped a faint script in the background for interest to add depth and when I was done my frenzy of flower stamping, I have to say that I like it.
Funny how that happens sometimes.

I guess the best advice I can give is to pull out something you love to work with and just play around.  I didn't know what I would end up with.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you can hang onto your 'mojo'.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Monday- WINTER BLUES
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamps-Nature Flowers (Art Journey); Dans La Nature (Carabelle); Script (Penny Black);
Wildflowers (Purple Onion); Long Twig Flowers (Magenta); 
Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket-no longer in business)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather DOX
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mister (TH); my mojo

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

CASology- How Do You Wrap a Hug?

Good Morning
I have the great pleasure of being the Guest Designer today at CASology.


The cue word this month is:


I began my card by stamping the Christmas Sweater bkg from SSS onto white cardstock using Peacock Feathers DOX.
*Be sure to give the Distress Oxide inks time to dry for a wonderful deep saturation of colour.*
  I cut the piece down to a small square and glued it onto my card front as I wanted that to become the focal point of my card.
Next, I scored a border around the small stamped piece using my ScorPal.  It helped define the edges of my blue stamping and also acted like a frame to draw the eye in.
I stamped the sentiment from Penny Black then added the cute red button tied with a piece of white twine.
Who wouldn't love a hug wrapped up in a cozy sweater!



Thanks so much Melissa for asking my to play along as the GD.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SOMETHING NEW
(sweater bkg stamp I got just before Christmas)
 Seize the Birthday- ANYTHING GOES
Shopping Our Stash- OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW
 (old button I have had in my stash forever, bkg stamp I just got)
Use Your Stuff- SOMETHING NEW
(sweater bkg stamp is new)

Supplies
Stamps- Christmas Sweater (SSS); Wrap a Hug (PB)
Inks- Peacock Feather DOX (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; red button (Dollarama); twine; Tombow clear glue