Today I have been having so much fun playing with the new release My Favourite Things Seaside Seagulls stamp set and creating a birthday card for my husband. The seagulls and the “mine, mine, mine” sentiment, from the ‘Finding Nemo” movie, is a standing joke in our family, so I know that my husband is going to get a laugh from this card. I decided to enter the card in the MFT Color Challenge #70- colors orange, persimmon, gravel grey and berrylicious aqua.
Stamps: MFT Seaside Seagulls
Dies: MFT Die-namics Peek-a-boo rectangle, Mama Elephant Waves
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress inks- dried marigold, stormy sky, broken china. Memento black
Other: MFT Stencils Clouds and Sun Ray, Copic markers, Wink of Stella Clear, craft foam, Nuvo Jewel drops strawberry coulis
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Today I have been inspired to create a piece for the Lawn Fawn Challenge # 5, Spring. The lovely blossom photograph made me think of a beautiful book which enthralled me as a child, and subsequently also my daughter, called Flower Fairies of the Spring by Cicely Barker. So I just couldn’t resist creating a box card using the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends and Gleeful Gardens stamp sets with “fairy dust” background card created using the fairy dust elements from the stamp set. In true fairy fashion, glitter and sparkle abounds. I can’t tell you how much fun I had being transported back to that happy place of magical beauty and fantasy.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends and Gleeful Gardens, Whimsy Stamps Handmade from Me
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scalloped box pop-up, Lawn Fawn Grassy border
Inks: Versamark, Versafine black, Tim Holtz distress to create grass card
Other: Lawn Fawn Watercolor wishes collection pack, embossing powders clear holographic & white, watercolour paper, Zig real brush markers, Wink of Stella clear brush pen, clear crystals, foiled hearts, dark mauve card.
Today I have been inspired to enter the My Favourite Things Color Challenge #69. I decided to challenge myself to think of these colours in a non floral way and felt drawn to my Minc Hot Pink foil as a feature for the ripe raspberry color. From there it was not hard to flow to a Tim Holtz spun sugar smooshed background for the cotton candy color. Then of course hedgehogs can have “safety orange”hair, can’t they. The steel grey color inspiration was incorporated in the mat and hedgehog shadows. I also had fun making some cute little foiled hearts using the heart dies from the Die-namics Stitched strip set.
Stamps: MFT Lots of Hugs, MFT Happy Hedgehogs
Dies: Die-namics Twice the Hugs, Die-namics Stitched strip (hearts), stitched rectangle
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress spun sugar, Hero Arts Charcoal, Versafine black
Other: Watercoloour paper, Zig Brush Markers, Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, Wink of Stella clear brush marker, Heidi Swapp Minc reactive foil Hot Pink, craft foam, grey and white board.
Today I have been playing with my Altenew A Splash of Color stamp set to create a card for the Altenew May Challenge.
I created the watercolour background using the stamp set and Tim Holtz distress inks. The thanks word was gold heat embossed and nestled between the two triangle corners spattered with the matching inks.
Stamps: Altenew A Splash of Color, Altenew Halftone Thanks
Dies: Stitched triangles
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks- spun sugar, picked raspberry, antique linen, shabby shutters
Other: Watercolour paper, textured white card, sequins
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I have been waiting to find time to play with the new release Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin stamp set. Just couldn’t resist the image of the birthday cake tin of fish-well what self respecting cat wouldn’t think that this was the optimum birthday treat. And… I also couldn’t resist entering the Lawnfawnatics challenge #4, Black /White and Bright.
I began by creating the confetti black and white background using black embossing paste and stencil, then coating the confetti pieces with black Wink of Stella. I created a bright purple background with Tim Holtz distress inks and glimmer mist for sparkle. The Zig brush marker watercoloured images were also coated with Wink of Stella clear.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin
Dies: Die-namics Rectangle Peek-a-boo window
Other: Watercolour paper, Kaisercraft Geo quarters stencil, black embossing paste, Wink of Stella Black and Clear brush markers, Zig brush markers, Nuvo Jewel drops-orange marmalade, pale periwinkle, Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Versafine black ink pad, clear embossing powder, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-dazzling diamonds.
I just wish that the photography had picked up the bling of this card.
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Today I have created a Mother’s Day card by watercolouring the gorgeous Penny Black “Bejeweled” stamp using dye ink brush markers. I coloured each component of the image with the markers, building layers from light to dark, misting each layer very lightly with water, before stamping with my Misti tool. I used a fine liner brush to paint some fine veins to the leaves and then added some background spatter detail.
Stamps: Penny Black Bejeweled, Mothers Day sentiment
Dies: MFT/Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop frame
Other: Dye ink brush markers, watercolour paper, Pretty Pink Posh clear drops, Dark grey/black card, Wink of Stella clear brush, white embossing powder.
I am entering this card in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Spring or Easter and the Penny Black and More April Challenge-Spring.
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Today I decided to play with my new My Favourite Things Beautiful Butterflies stamp and die set to create a birthday card for my Mother in-law who is about to celebrate her 95th birthday-whew what an age (she has always loved gardening, so I know that the butterfly should be a hit). Inspired by Yoonsun Hur’s beautiful card I wanted to create a soft watercolour effect with the butterfly.
I die cut the image then painted several soft layers of white and pink using Tim Holtz ink pads, then stamped the vein detail image with TH seedless preserves, and very gently blended this layer off with water, taking care not to lose too much detail. Once dry, I splattered it with gold metallic paint, then a coating with Wink of Stella clear.
Stamps: My Favourite Things Beautiful Butterflies, Flourishes Tag Lines
Dies: MFT Beautiful Butterflies, MFT Stitched Tag, MFT Stitched strip
Inks: Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Seedless Preserves, Memento Black
Other: Watercolour paper, gold and white paint, sequins, metallic gold and plum washi tapes, patterned background paper, Wink of Stella clear
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I am entering this in The Happy Little Stampers April, Anything goes, Watercolor Challenge.