Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Pink and Grey

I have a last minute card for Altenew's August Inspiration and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 'It's Hip to be Square' challenges. I purchased this beautiful stampset at the Paperific Expo on the weekend and couldn't wait to ink it up!! Here it is and thanks for dropping by!

Materials used:
Altenew grey card stock
Dies - Lil Inkers Stitched squares
Inks - Altenew, Hero Arts and Versamark
Stamps - Altenew Majestic Bloom and Heroa Arts sentiment

Colour Crush

As mentioned in a previous blog, I attended the Paperific Expo on the weekend. I sometimes book a class and as it was a last minute decision to go, I didn't intend to attend a class. As it turned out, there was an available spot in one of the mixed media classes on watercolours. I have two cards to share that I made at the class with Beck BT using the Tinby Color Crush powders. Here are the cards I made using the Indigoblu butterfly stamp, with diluted ink brushed onto the stamp, first and second generation. I'm linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - It's Hip to be Square.

Materials used:
Colours - Tinby Designs Color Crush powders
Stamps - Indigoblu stamps, Winnie and Walter sentiment
Dies - Winnie and Walter sentiment, Lil Inkers Stitched squares

Second generation stamping with Color Crush watercolours

Sunday, 28 August 2016

MIM Coverplate Tags

I've made some tags after being inspired by Laurie after seeing her video on PTI MIM - Coverplate Tags. I searched high and low for my favourite Sale Tag from PTI and could not find it! It's somewhere in my stash. So I opted for the round tag die instead. I was going to use my Garden Gate Market kit but it didn't suit the round tag. Out came the Mighty Oak die! I experimented with some new colours I got at the Paperific Expo in Melbourne yesterday and decided to use them for the tags. After sticking them on the die, I ran the tag die over the leaves so that they have the impressions on the edge of the die. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials used:
Dies - PTI Sale Tag and Mighty Oak
Watercolour - Tinby Designs Color Crush
Twine - The Twinery

A pop of colour

Hi all. I'm back with another card for the A Blog Named Hero 'Pop of Colour' Challenge! I attended our local 'Paperific Expo' today and had a bit of fun with a class and bought some 'need to get' stuff! One of them was a pad of 6-colour paper and it was perfect for this challenge! I made two cards at the same time just in case one didn't work out. As they are both square cards, I decided to add them to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 'It's Hip to be Square' challenge and since it is a fun CAS card - CASology's Fun Challenge! Thanks for popping by, I'll blog about the Expo next time!

Materials used:
Dies - Lil Inkers Stitched Squares, Hero Arts butterfly die
Stamps - Hero Arts
Inks - HA and Versafine


Friday, 26 August 2016

PTI August Blog Hop

I just love the inspiration photo in this month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge. I had just received my Make It Market kit and was itching to ink up the new stamps. The watercolour background is done with distress inks (wet on wet), then a layer of texture paste was added using a stencil from the kit. The flowers were stamped onto watercolour card and then die cut out. The sentiment was stamped onto kraft cardstock and mounted on dimensional tape.  Thanks for dropping by!

PTI Make it Market kit - Garden Gate, Canson watercolour card, Distress inks - Tea Dye, Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade, MFT Dienamics rectangle die, Ranger texture paste,
Hollyhock- PTI Simply Chartreuse, SSS Pale Blush Pink, Hero Arts Orange Soda and Butter Bar

Monday, 15 August 2016

A Pop of Colour

I've got a card to share for the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Fan Page. I decided to mask the Hero Arts Antique flower to create a background of images. The main image was coloured in with Copic markers and mounted on black card stock. I'm adding this to the A Blog Named Hero's Pop of Colour Challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials used:
Hero Arts Antique Flower and sentiment, Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers, enamel dots.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

70th Birthday

I'm back with a really CAS masculine 70th birthday card. I was invited by Lyndal last weekend for a Crafty catch up at her place. There were 8 of us crowded around her dining room table and it was a fun day. One of the ladies brought along a book cover vinyl she had purchased from Kmart. A few of us had a go with die cutting the vinyl and I brought some leftovers home to make this card! I've got to go to Kmart to get some more. They will be great for Christmas cards!! I'm adding this card to Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge.

Materials used:
Neenah card, ME Happy Die, PS tag and digits stampset and dies, Kaisercraft glitter tape

Thursday, 4 August 2016

August Inspiration

The creative juices are really flowing this month! I love the Altenew August inspiration challenge, the card turned out exactly how I wanted it. Here it is! I'm also adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Fabulous Florals Challenge.

Materials used:
Stamps - Altenew Peony Bouquet and Winnie and Walter The Party (sentiment)
Inks - Altenew Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red and Grapevine, Hero Arts Wet Cement, Versamark and Ranger Liquid Platinum EP
Kaiser craft glitter tape, sequins

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

50th Birthday card

I've got a few significant birthday cards to make this month. This is the first of the 50th card. This one is for a client. I used left over papers from the Kaisercraft Curiosity collection and the sketch from Retro Sketches. I'm also adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge. I'll be back for more...

Materials used:
Kaisercraft Curiosity 6x6 pad, Hero Arts sentiment and gold embossing powder, MFT Dienamics Big Numbers, Fishtail banner and flower dies, Gold vellum, Hemptique hemp, gold and red card stock and Lil Inkers stitched squares dies.

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