Hooray! Summer Holidays

Today I decided to play with my new Avery Elle Birthday Bus image and create a card for the CAS Watercolor Summer June 2017 Challenge and the HLS June Watercolour Anything Goes with optional masking Challenge.

The birthday bus needed to be made into a summer holidays bus so with a little masking here and there I had the little animals all going to the seaside for summer holidays. In Australia with the majority of the population living near the coast line then summer is definitely all about the seaside.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Avery Elle Birthday Bus, MFT Whimsical Waves, Sentiments: Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh & Happy Summer, Penny Black Sweet Wishes
Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide broken china, faded jeans and fossilized amber, Memento black, Versafine black
Other: Zig brush colors, watercolour paper, fun foam.

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Kindness Droplets

Happy me has just received an air freighted shipment of June release MFT products and I decided that I just had to play with one of the new goodies and create a card for the MFT Color Challenge #71. It was hard to select but I seemed to be drawn to creating a graphic type of card using the Color Droplets stamp set and co-ordinating die.

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Harkening back to my old mathematics days where I learnt that a droplet is a circle topped by a triangle, I decided to place the droplets on an embossed circle background and I also just couldn’t resist giving the droplets a stitched on look.

Supplies used:
Stamps: MFT Color Drops, MFT Kind Words
Dies: MFT Kind & Kindness, MFT Color Drops, Memory Box Straight Stitched Borders
Inks: Altenew Ocean Waves, Dusk, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Colorbox Wisteria, Memories Port Red, Memento Black
Other: Couture Creations Peacock Please embossing folder, sequins

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Hello Blooms

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew June 2017 Inspiration Challenge, White on White Focal Point.

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I was feeling in a “simple elegant” mood today so I decided to add a white on white texture background using white pearl embossing paste together with the hello die. The shades of pink were created in the pale pink foil and painted Altenew Doodle Blooms flowers.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Paper Rose Hello Peek-a-boo
Inks: Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, The Crafters Workshop stencil 326S, Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste, watercolour paper, Windsor & Newton water colour pans, Nuvo Jewel drops Rosewater, Minc Rose Pink Reactive foil

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Gold Dust Magic

Today I was inspired by the fabulous new June mood board over at Scrapbook Boutique, Gold is the new Black.  As soon as I saw the board I imagined fairy gold dust and funnily enough sitting out on my desk was the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors pallette, along with a “just acquired” star stack die which was just begging to be heat foiled. So the creative process just seemed to all fall into place.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens
Dies: Paper Rose Star Stack, MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle, Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds border
Inks: Versafine onyx black
Other: Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set, black card, silver metallic card, Zig brush markers, watercolour paper, Minc Gold Reactive foil, Wink of Stella clear brush, white gel pen

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a magical day.

“Mine Mine Mine” Birthday Card

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.

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Supplies used:
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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Spring Flower Fairies

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.

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Supplies used:
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.

Foiled Hugs

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.

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Supplies used:

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.