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

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and Gold Confetti and Streamers

Hi there!  My friend Sandie’s birthday is today.  Happy birthday, Sandie!  Hope you enjoyed your special day!  I’m not sure if she has received her birthday card from me yet, but in my haste to mail it off, I forgot to take pictures of it.  However, I had extra gold streamers leftover, so I just re-made the card, except I changed up the sentiment.  This photo was my source of inspiration.

 

 

First step was to create the confetti.  Did this by placing a Falling Snow stencil on an A2 size mixed media stitched rectangle and inked with VersaMark.  Heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used a mini blending tool to blend on Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks.  Wiped off excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.

 

 

Next die cut the streamers from gold foil paper.  The hooray was die cut twice — once from gold glitter paper and the other from a purple scrap piece.  Stacked and offset them for a shadow effect and then stamped the other part of the sentiment with Archival Violet ink.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
Inkspirational #160 Shades of Purple and Gold
SSS Flickr — #97 Stencil It  (used SSS Falling Snow stencil)
SSS Monday — Stencil It
SSS Wednesday — Stencil It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #348 Watercolour

Hello there.  I don’t know about you, but September seriously flew by!  Anyhow, it’s Saturday and it’s our lucky dip challenge at Less is More (LIM).  The theme for challenge #348 is Watercolours.  Our talented guest designer joining us this week is August winner, Jane from Purplejet Loves Crafts.  This month’s sponsor once again is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATERCOLOUR SMOOSHING

 

Watercolour smooshing was used to create the watercolour background.  Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks were added to a craft sheet and spritz with water.  An acetate sheet was then used to pick up the colours and smooshed onto the bottom right corner of a stitched rectangle panel die cut from watercolor paper.  Using an acetate sheet gives a little more control.  The elf was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It paper, coloured with Copics, die cut out with the matching die and popped up with foam adhesives.  The NBUS sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder to finish.

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More#261 Anything Goes
NBUS #12 Anything Goes with NBUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZIG WATERCOLOURING

 

I must confess watercolouring is not my strong suit. 😉  Thanks to Loll and some of her tips, I managed to watercolour this floral birthday card for my FIL’s wife whose birthday is today, but we’re celebrating tomorrow.  The floral bouquet was heat embossed with platinum embossing powder on mixed media paper and then watercoloured with Zigs.  Partial die cutting with NBUS circle die was then used to die cut the image out so that the upper left flower extended past the circle.  It was matted onto a black circle and trimmed on the right side with a paper trimmer.  The diagonal stripe strip is washi tape.  The NBUS sentiment was silver heat embossed on black. Clear shimmer and clear droplets finished the card..

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches#307 Sketch by Jen T. 
SSS Flickr – #81 Anything Goes
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  My teamies made some fabulous cards to inspire you and you can check them out HERE.  Can’t wait to see what you create.  Just remember to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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