Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Happy Wedding Day

I started making this card a few weeks ago after being (yet again) inspired by Jennifer McGuire. She shared a technique whereby a stencil was sprayed over a Distress Inked background to create a two-toned effect. I used Abandoned Coral and Perfect Pearls mist to create the background (Tim Holtz Doily Layering Stencil). The rest were from the Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut kit. I'm adding this to the A Bit of Sparkle challenge at A Blog Named Hero. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Thank you card

I'm still fascinated with water colours and love how Distress Inks react with water! Always magical to see it happen. This is basically a one layer design but mounted onto coloured cardstock. The background colours are Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry and Mermaid Lagoon. After wetting the water colour card, the diluted inks were dabbed on with a wide brush. The card was then dried and the heart painted in with the Picked Raspberry and dried again. Then I flicked some water onto the card to create the white spots (love this!), this was dried again and mounted onto the coloured card base. Some Wink of Stella was added to the card and some sequins as well to finish it off. It's not too late to add this card to the A Blog Named Hero one layer challenge! I'm also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Fusion and PTI Blog Hop

I was almost not going to make this card. All the elements were against me and preventing me from having a bit of craft time. I finally found a spare moment this afternoon to make this card. I've decided to use the sketch from the current Fusion Card Challenge and the colours of the January PTI Blog Hop for this card! It's Australia Day today and we are just having a wonderful relaxing time at home.
The paper is from My Minds Eyes, the dies are from PTI and Lil Inkers and the sentiment from PTI.
Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 21 January 2016

An old one layer technique

I'm back again for another one layer card for A Blog Named Hero One Layer challenge. I was so excited when I visited my local Officeworks recently and discovered they had Post-it notes on a wide tape! The tape brought back a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared over a year ago. I cut a strip to mask on an angle and stamped from various stamp sets and a few different colours. Just before removing the mask, I sponged with some distress ink (outwards from the mask). After removing the mask, I stamped the sentiment. To add a bit of dimension to the card, I scored two lines along the masked edges. Then I had to add some sequins of course!
Thanks for dropping by!!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

PTI inspired card

It's that exciting part of the month when Papertrey Ink have new releases. Some of the DT cards and projects are truly inspirational. I was inspired to make a watercolour card after seeing a card made by Danielle Flanders. I decided to use the Scribble Circles stampset (first time it has been inked) instead of flowers. I made two, one was left plain (male recipient) and the other was embellished with sequins. I'm adding this card to the PTI Create with us challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Danielle Flanders' card

I added another Muji container to my Craft stash and got all my sequins organised. These containers are cheap and very handy for sorting out the little things! 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

One Layer card with ombre stamping

I've had this Altenew stampset since before Christmas and have not had a chance to ink it up. I almost forgot that I had it until I found it in my stamp collection today. Since I've been watching some live Periscope videos from CHA a couple of days ago, I spotted this card that was at the Make and Take at Altenew and loved it! I do not have the exact same colours but the technique is almost the same. The layers of stamping are with two shades of yellow and one orange and the leaves are second generation stamping with black with the outline image in black. I have based this card on the current CAS(E) this sketch. I'm also adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Ombre challenge and A Blog Named Hero's One Layer challenge. The inks I've used are Ranger Lemon Twist, Hero Arts Butter Bar and Orange Soda.
Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, 11 January 2016

Hero Arts Scramble

It was nice to join in on a Flickr group 90 minute scramble this morning. It's been a few months since I've been able to join in on one due to the international timing! The scramble this morning was hosted by Janet with the theme being 2016. I chose 2 images (sentiment not counted), 0 embellishment, 1 diecut and 6 colours. It was really hard to pick the 6 colours as I normally don't work with too many colours on my cards! The colours I chose were Distress Inks colours Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Mowed Lawn, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Tumbled Glass. The images were stamped onto water colour card and then brushed with some water. The butterfly was also done on water colour card with two colours mixed in with some water. Thanks for dropping by!

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