16 April 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #259 - Just Add Sequins

Sequins are really trending right now, so if you love them as much as I do then you will love this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink!

And if you come here often, you may have noticed a bit of a water colouring trend going on around my blog lately, and this week I have continued on with that theme using distress inks as my colour medium. Although I have still kept my cards this week pretty clean & simple.

Stamps: WPlus9 Sparkle & Shine
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo, Silver glitter cardstock, Ranger watercolour card
Other: Ranger Distress Inks, sequins.

15 April 2015

Happy Birthday Card - for The Scrapbook Store

I have been having some fun with the different embossing and texture pastes lately and was inspired to try colouring it to create a bit of a rainbow background for this week’s card.Happy textured
I loved the ‘Triangle Screen background’ die from MFT Die-namics, but it doesn’t come as a stencil so I used some X-Press It Stencil Sheets to make my own, and it worked really well!
Once I had cut the stencil I stuck it down to some white cardstock (easy, since it is adhesive and peels on and off with no problem!) I then used some various dye inks to add colour to the embossing paste before smoothing it over the stencil.
While I waited for that panel to dry I cut the ‘happy’ from the Hero Arts ‘Stamp & Cut set’ 5 times out of black card and attached each layer together. I then applied glossy accents to the top to add some shine. The birthday sentiment is from My Favorite Things and was stamped in black versafine ink onto white card.
Once the textured panel was dry I spritzed it with some shimmer mist to add a great sparkle to it (which was hard to capture in the photo). I then layered the sentiment on top and mounted it all onto some coordinating cardstock and then onto a black card base.

Happy textured closeup

10 April 2015

Some days you're the dog ....

I just love this fun sentiment from the new My Favorite Things stamp set. I coloured the background with watercolours and the dog and hydrant with Copic markers.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Ranger watercolour paper, X-Press It Cardstock
Ink: Memento Black Ink, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, watercolour paints, Copic markers, glossy accents

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #263

Another quick challenge card using the second elephant I coloured from WPlus9.  This is the sketch this week over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog.  I have left it without a sentiment because I'm not sure what to use it for, but I think it would make a great new baby card or birthday card.

I think I made my card a little big, it probably should have been a 5" card instead of a 6" but since I stitched on it all I didn't really want to go back and change it.

Stamps: WPlus9
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette and Slate Grey, Bazzill Marshmallow, Strathmore Mixed Media paper and patterned paper by Carta Bella, silver glitter paper.
Other: Stitching, Circle stencil from My Favorite Things, Sakura Koi watercolours, Ranger distress inks. Star die from Lawn Fawn.

Freshly Made Sketches #181

Just popping in to share a quick card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I have water coloured the adorable WPlus9 elephants (again!). They are just so fun to colour using this technique! So stay tuned, because I made two cards this time and the other one will be posted soon.

Stamps: WPlus9 elephants, sentiment from My Favorite Things.
Cardstock: Strathmore 140lb Mixed Media card.
Other: Stitching, Sakura Koi Watercolours, Ranger Distress Inks, Dew Drops from Robin's Nest.

09 April 2015

Seize The Birthday - with a fun topping option!

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
This week we have a FUN topping option for you so we will hope you will come and play along.

Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

And remember, if you're not a toppings kinda person

you can just stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

Here is my card for this week.

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'Party Balloons', Lawn Fawn 'Scripty Sayings'
Other: Sequins, Stitching, white gel pen

07 April 2015

Television Shaker Card for The Scrapbook Store

How cute is this new television set from MFT Die-namics? I love the retro style of it (probably because I was a child of the 70’s and my TV looked just like this!)
Television shaker
I started with a navy blue card base, and layered a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow card on top of that. I then created the background panel by using some green and navy cardstock, with a piece of gorgeous patterned paper from MME. I stitched that panel with my sewing machine before mounting it onto the marshmallow card.
I then made my little television shaker. I used the same navy cardstock to cut out the main piece of the television and I then cut it again using some thick foam sheets. To create the window, I cut the front panel of the television from silver adhesive card from Silhouette and in between I added a sheet of acetate.
To create the back of my shaker, I cut a piece of marshmallow cardstock the same size as the TV and stamped it with my greeting and accent stamps before adding some small glitter stars and sticking the top panel down onto it. I then attached the completed TV to the front of the card.
Television shaker closeup
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye ‘Now and Then’ collection