Enjoying Paradise

Happy Monday!  I was coloring the images with Copics from this new NBUS set yesterday when several challenges popped into mind, resulting in this easy summer card.

 

 

Took a Bristol stitched rectangle panel from my stash and stamped the penguin and palm tree with Archival black ink.  Watercolored the tropical scene with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  Used a Soft Suede SU! marker to add texture to the sand and a white gel pen to add cresting waves in the water.

 

 

Die cut ‘enjoy’ from a scrap of Bristol paper twice and once from black.  Ombré coloured one of the white pieces with Zigs, then stacked and offset.  Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the die cut sentiment to finish.

 

 

And that was it.  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Freshly Made Sketches — #341 Sketch by Narelle
The Paper Players#398 Clean and Simple Birds
SSS Flickr — #99 Coloring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer for Time Out Challenge #89

 

 

Hello there.  I am excited and honoured to be the guest designer for Time Out challenge #89.  It is their Home Sweet Home photo challenge sponsored by STAMPlorations.  Here’s the photo inspiration.

 

 

There are so many things in this photo to be inspired by. I just couldn’t ignore that huge world map plastered across the wall as well as the masculine colour pallet.  And this is what resulted.

 

 

The world image is from a discontinued embossing folder (EF).  Using a rubber brayer, the flat side of the embossing folder was inked with Crumb Cake.  An A2 size piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was added to the EF and embossed with the Big Shot. Next, it was trimmed down and matted onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

 

 

Wishing was die cut twice from navy cardstock and stacked,  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a navy strip as well.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base and glossy accents added to Wishing finished off the card.

 

Now it’s your turn to take some time out and join us.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes (Wishing die and Sending and Wishing stamp set)

 

 

 

 

Friend Bouquet

Hello there.  I received my order from Simon Says Stamps yesterday and knew I had to ink up one of their stamp sets right away.  I also wanted to try something a little different for today’s simple friendship card.

I decided to give my Copics a break and pulled out my Prismacolor pencils.  The flower bouquet was white heat embossed on a black Stitched Rectangle.

It was coloured with white and black pencils.  First time colouring on colour cardstock other than Kraft and it’s kinda cool.  I may have to try this more often.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the petals and buds.  It’s hard to tell, but it is really sparkly against the black IRL.

I didn’t have a nice yellow colour cardstock, so the friend sentiment was die cut from a scrap of X-Press It paper and coloured with Y06 Copic marker.  Ok, so my Copics didn’t truly get a break after all, 😂  For dimension, friend was die cut from black cardstock three more times.  The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and some Clear Rain Drops finished off the card.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Cupcake InspirationsCIC414 Black Yellow White
SSS Flickr#75 Black and White with a Splash
The Flower Challenge#10 Embossing Heat/Dry

 

 

 

 

 

Twofer One Birthdays

Hello there.  Today, I am sharing a couple of birthday cards I made to surprise a couple of crafty friends.  Loll had her birthday this past Tuesday and Darnellt’s is coming up this Sunday.  Unfortunately, Darnell won’t receive her card before this post, but she probably won’t see this anyway. 😉  And if she does, then surprise!  😂  So here are the cards.

 

 

Because the Kind Soul floral stamp is a fairly large image, I was able to stamp it once to get two cards.  I started with a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of X-Press It paper and stamped the image with black Memento ink in the middle.

 

 

It was coloured with Copics and then cut in half to create two A2 pieces.  Each piece was then die cut with a Stitched Rectangle.  I forgot where I saw this idea, but I thought it was so clever how easy it is to create two cards.

 

 

The images were masked and Sahara Sand ink was blended with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil.  Happy birthday and friend were die cut from black cardstock and the happy birthday sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.

 

 

Had to give it some sparkle, so clear shimmer was added to the flowers and diecut sentiments.  For more sparkle, some sparkly sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Inspired by All the Little Things#62 with Amy Kolling (colours)
Time Out #86 Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards
Always Playing with PaperThe Challenge #88 Keywords (flowers, bright, birthday)
SSS MondayStencil It

 

 

 

Spring Hydrangea

Click here if you are looking for my YNS March Feature Day post.

Hi again.  I am back again tonight with a CAS watercolor Spring card to share.  There are so many images I associate with Spring.  One being flowers.  I’m not very good with watercolouring, but flowers look so pretty when watercoloured.

The hydrangea was white heat embossed on Bristol smooth paper and watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  The leaves and stem were stamped with distress inks, then watercoloured with a watercolor brush too.  Once complete, they were all die cut out with the matching dies.

For dimension, the sentiment was die cut twice from scraps of watercolor paper, stacked and Ombré coloured with Zigs.  A Stitched Rectangle was then die cut from Bristol paper.  Blended Tumbled Glass distress ink and added splatters for the background.

The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before the die cut pieces were assembled.  Added glossy accents to the sentiment and a few clear droplets to finish.

 

 

SSS Flickr – 67 Spring
CAS Watercolour – March Spring
STAMPlorations CUTplorations – March Garden Party