Today I am delighted to be back in my studio after what seems a very long absence dealing with some significant personal challenges. I have been so inspired by the Concord & 9th Challenge #14, Shades of Concord & 9th.
Firstly, their corporate colours so remind me of my “tropical beach happy place”- azure blue skies and aqua tropical waters, secondly I received this gorgeous grateful for you stamp thank you gift with my purchases in their store last month. Here’s what I created.
I used Tim Holtz distress oxides for my background, gold heat embossing of the Concord & 9th Grateful for You stamp, some colouring of the flowers and leaves with gel pens and of course some sequins to add some sparkle.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you find many things to be grateful for in your life today.
Today I have been playing with the MFT Flower Shaker die set and have created an interactive maze card using the colours from the MFT Color Challenge #73 -tropical teal, coral crush, gravel grey and black.
I began by creating a soft coral crush watercolour background, a deeper coral flower petal paper which I embellished with Minc reactive mist and opal foil and a soft teal watercolour background for the leaves.
Unfortunately the card was a bit of a challenge to photograph and the detail of foil, metallic silver and glitter is not showing up.
Stamps: MFT Birthday Wishes, MFT You’re Amazing, Lawn Fawn Elfie Selfie
Dies: MFT Shaker Flower
Inks: MFT Coral Crush, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide broken china, Black Memento, Versamark black
Other: Minc Reactive mist, Deco foil Opal, MFT Maze shape and sphere, silver acrylic paint, Tattered Angles glimmer mist dazzling diamonds, silver mirror card, grey card, watercolour paper, nuvo drops, Wink of Stella clear, washi tape, white embossing powder
Thank you so much for stopping by.
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.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great crafting day.
Today I have been inspired by the Altenew Inspiration Challenge April 2017 to create a card for my Mum Mothers Day.
Using the inspiration colour scheme, I began by creating a pale yellow watercolour background. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to create smooched blue and green backgrounds for the flowers and leaves. They were then white heat embossed, fussy and die cut, then brushed with clear Wink of Stella.
Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Day and Altenew Adore You
Dies: Altenew Beautiful Day, Couture Creations Art Deco Lace Frame
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China and Faded Jeans, Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Watercolour paper, white glitter card, washi tape-glitter and stripe, Wink of Stella Clear brush, White embossing powder, glitter embellishment
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day.
Today I was asked to create a special 65th Wedding Anniversary card for life long friends of my Mother. Not knowing what 65 years commemorates, apart from being a very long time, I had to do a google to find out that it is “blue sapphire”. This set the colour for the card, and knowing that the couple are well into their 80’s I thought a simple romantic classic style.
Stamps: Stampin Up Baroque Motifs, Hero Arts Happy stamp & cut
Dies: Spellbinders Vines of Passion heart, WPlus9 Happy Trio
Inks: Pale Blue Pigment, Versamark
Other: Embossing Powders-Silver, Clear Holographic, Aqua foil board, white glitter card, mid blue card behind heart, deep blue card for happy shadow, crystal drops, coordinating envelope, acetate
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that your day is “happy”.
I am entering this in the Addicted to Stamps, #236, Anything goes Challenge.
Whilst my DH was watching the Australian F1 Grand Prix today I decided to have a play with my new WPlus9 Feathers and Florals Stamp and Die set and create a CAS card.
Using a Zig brush marker I began by creating a blue smooshed watercolour splatter in the centre of the card. I stamped the sentiment several times using my Misti. The floral images were stamped twice, die cut then assembled in 3 layers with foam tape.
Stamps: WPlus9 Feathers & Florals, Reverse Confetti Paper Crane
Dies: WPlus9 Reathers & Florals
Inks: Altenew Mango Smoothie, Peach perfect, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades. Memento Black
Other: Zig brush marker cornflower blue, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets, white enamel dots, watercolour paper
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day.
I am entering this card in the HLS March Watercolour and HLS CAS March Diecut Challenge.
Today I have been inspired by the Altenew Inspiration Challenge, March 2017.
It is such a “HAPPY” image, both in subject and colour, so I decided to use the word happy with Altenew’s Doodle Blooms using the challenge colours of yellow, orange and red.
I first created some watercolour papers using my new Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks and used these behind the happy negative word die cut and also to stamp the flowers. I drew some white gel pen doodles on the flowers. I added some “movement”, reminiscent of the dancers, to the white background with ink splatters and the stitched strip die.
Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Die-namics Stitched strip, WPlus9 Happy Trio
Inks: Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks-Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick; Memento black
Other: watercolour paper, coloured rhinestones, white gel pen, black & white washi tape
Thanks for stopping by and “Have a Happy Day”.