Sunday, 26 March 2017

Treasured Memories

Today I am playing with one of my favourite flower stamps by Rubbernecker called Flowers in the Breeze.  It is a fun layering stamp and easy to use to create a field of flowers.
The sentiment is a new one to me by Verses called Love Becomes a Memory and today was the day it needed to see some ink.  

I began by placing the flower stamp into my Misti, coloured directly onto my stamp with my Zig markers, sprayed with water and stamped onto 120lb watercolor paper.
I repeated that process, using a darker shade of the red for the second stamping.  
I then stamped the leaves and stems and let it dry.
I placed the sentiment into my Misti, inked with Archival ink, stamped and embossed with clear just to help it pop.

Adding my card to these challenges:


Simply Papercrafts- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Rubbernecker, Verses/ Zig markers/ Misti/ TH mister/ ink- Archival/ clear eb powder

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Layered Flowers

Happy Saturday!
Meet the card for today. 

This is a new stamp layering set I just picked up from Altenew called Watercolor Wonders.  
This set is beautiful and was originally inspired by watercolor paintings by a Japanese artist named Akira Mineeda.  
At first, I must admit that I felt a bit intimidated when I saw all the stamps in the set but when I saw the guide sheet included on the back, I started to play around with it and was pleased with the result.

I began with my usual heavy weight cardstock and placed it inside my Misti.  Following the guide, I started with the largest stamp, inked it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, gave it one spray of water and stamped.  
I repeated that process for the next 2 layers which were stamped with Picked Raspberry then Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Riley and Company that I have had in my stash but have never used with black Memento ink.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Monday- LAYER IT UP

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE 


Have a great weekend and thanks for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Altenew, Riley and Comp./ ink- Distress, Memento/ Misti/ TH mister

Friday, 24 March 2017

In the Forest

Good Morning.

I've been super busy so was happy to be able to get a card made using this great stamp from Hero Arts.  Super simple to create the look with this stamp.

I began by colouring directly onto the stamp using my Zig markers.  I gave it a good spray with my mister and stamped.  I took some addition ink and a wet paintbrush and moved some of the colour around being sure not to cover up the white tree areas.
I set that aside to dry and cut the stitched frame from a piece of heavy white cardstock.
I mounted the piece behind the frame and pop dotted that over a piece of coloured cardstock.

* I have been asked a few times what kind of cardstock I use.  My go to is a heavy 120lb paper that I get in bulk from my local Scrapbooking store.  It is ok for doing some stamping applications as long as there is not too much water involved.  I find if I add too much water, the paper will pile up.
Hope that helps.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

(I love to watercolour and using my Zig markers, I can colour or add water 
and use them to watercolour with.)

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great day!

Supplies:  stamp- HA/ Zig markers/ TH Mister/ paintbrush/ stitched die- Memory Box/ pop dots

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Coming to Life- CAS Watercolour Challenge

 Time for another card for the

Spring is almost here although the weather where I live still feels like winter.

Today, I am playing with this wonderful new stamp from Penny Black called Awaken.  If you enjoy colouring or watercolouring you will love this image.
I began by stamping the image using Versamark ink then white heat embossed on watercolour paper.
Using my Zig makers, I coloured in areas of my flowers then used a wet paintbrush to watercolour them in.  When it was dry, I cut it out along the outside edge.
Next, I placed the Penny Black sentiment from the Happy Wishes set, inked it with black Archival ink and stamped.
I pop dotted my card front over a piece of dark green cardstock to help the cut edge flowers show up.
Added 3 pearls to finish my card off.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Wed.- BIT O' GREEN

Stampin Royalty- SPRING

The Crafty Addicts- ANYTHING GOES/ CAS

Word Art Wednesday- ANYTHING GOES

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ ink- Archival/ Zig markers/ paintbrush/ white eb powder/ heat tool/ pearls

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Blue Skies- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.

It's time for another card for

You still have time to play along so come and check out the amazing cards and join us.

For my card, I began placing the flower stamp by Unity into my Misti, inked it up with Adirondack Currant ink and stamped.  I clear heat embossed the flowers then inked my background with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers Distress inks.  For some reason, the embossed flowers ended up having a bit of a halo around them which I loved.
To add interest to my background, I laid a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop over my inked background and randomly sponged with water.  The water lifts the Distress inks which are 
water-based.  I also randomly stamped the text from Hero Arts over the background with Faded Jeans Distress ink.  
I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment by Studio G then finally splattered with water and white acrylic paint.

Adding my card to these challenges:


 Crafty Cardmakers- FOR A SPECIAL WOMAN


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps-Unity, HA, Studio G/ ink- Adirondack, Distress, Versamark/ wh acrylic paint/ stencil- TCW/ sponging tool/ white eb powder

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Smile Time

Meet today's card.
Great to use as a masculine card and super simple to create.

I began by placing the clock face stencil by Tim Holtz onto a piece of white cardstock and rubbed on Peeled Paint Distress ink.  I wanted to add more depth and interest to the clock faces to make them stand out more so leaving the stencil in place, I stenciled over just the faces with a piece of drywall tape and Faded Jeans Distress ink.
I placed the Smile sentiment from Impression Obsession inside my Misti, then stamped using Memento ink.  
I like when a card comes together so simply and quick.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simon Says Mon.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG

Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES

Cards in Envy- KEEP IT SIMPLE

Crafty Cardmakers- GO GREEN

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

 Supplies:  stamp- Impression Obsession/ inks- Memento, Distress/ stencil- TH/ drywall tape/ Misti