Pearlescent Beautiful Lady

Life has imposed itself on me in recent weeks and I am finally glad to have the opportunity to create a card.  I have been inspired by Erum’s stunning card for the Altenew August 2017 Inspiration Challenge.

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The first thing that struck me when I saw this card, was to imagine how beautiful it must be in real life, ahh the frustrations of photography. I could imagine the glow of the fabulous metallic paints and so I used this to guide my card creation.

I mixed pearlescent medium with Faber Castell Gelato’s for all of the water coloured flower and background painting. Additional layers of bling were added using diamond dust glued to the centre of the hydrangea flowers, Wink of Stella on the gold heat embossed diagonal striped border and Smooch Glitz on the die cut thanks sentiment. Due to the limitations of photography I will have to leave it to your imagination to add the sparkle and layered dimension, especially the diamond dust glued to the flower centres-I just love this product.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Lady, Altenew Fresh Freesia, MFT Diagonal Stripes
Dies; Altenew Halftone Thanks
Inks: Versamark
Other: Watercolour paper, Inkadinkadoo Stamping Masking paper, Faber Castell Gelato’s, Pearlescent medium, Diamond Dust, Wink of Stella clear, Smooch Glitz, gold fine embossing powder, sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you are having a great day.

MFT A-maze-ing Flower interactive card

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.

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Unfortunately the card was a bit of a challenge to photograph and the detail of foil, metallic silver and glitter is not showing up.

Supplies used:
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

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Mailing Hugs

Today I have been playing with my newly arrived MFT June card kit and decided to create a card for the MFT Color Challenge #72, shades of 2 blues, red and charcoal.

Since I live in the sub tropics I just couldn’t resist the bird of paradise stamp to sit on the mail slot and of course the MFT bold cover ups background die just seemed to compliment the mail slot die. It doesn’t show up in the photography but I love how the MFT brushed silver card looks so much like a real brushed stainless steel letterbox.

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Supplies:
Stamps: MFT Birds of Paradise, MFT Lots of Hugs
Dies: MFT Mini Mail Delivery, MFT Mail Delivery, MFT Bold Stripes Cover up
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Memento Danube Blue and black
Other: Copic Markers, MFT Brushed Silver card blending card, blue card, silver card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

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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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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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.