Guest Designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017

 

 

Hello there!   I am so excited and honoured to be back as guest designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017 challenge.  This month it’s all about alcohol inks (AI).  To be honest, I was hoping it wouldn’t be AIs because I am not familiar with them and have only tried them twice.  But then I was given the green light for alcohol markers, which is something I do know, own and is my favourite colouring medium. 😊

 

 

I wanted to make a birthday card for my teammate Sarah P. whose birthday is tomorrow.  I’m not sure if she has received it yet.  I was going to colour up some floral images, but what I ended up making was a happy accident.  Back in May, I was fortunate to join Loll, Christine, Susan and Nancy for an afternoon at their retreat.  We did AI drops on yupo and my samples did not turn out as you can see 😉

 

 

Loll had mentioned that these can be sprayed with alcohol for a different look.  So that’s what I did, but I was doing too many things at once and had tilted the yupo piece causing the colours to streak down.  Since it was already looking better than my original 😂, I went with it and spritz some more and let it continue to run down until I was happy..

 

 

This gave a cool watercolour effect.  The top piece is what resulted from the before picture above.  The bottom one was the happy accident, so I never took the before pic of that one.  When I turned the bottom piece a quarter turn, I  saw water, which inspired me to create this.

 

 

I wanted to do a sort of aquarium scene, so a stitched circle was die cut on a white stitched rectangle.  The yupo piece was trimmed down and adhered behind.  The images were stamped with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  I also die cut a few more of the mermaid from white cardstock to stack for dimension.

 

 

The sentiment (a birthday & hello) was stamped with Archival black ink.  Whatever you do, do not heat emboss on yupo (did I mention I am a rookie with this 😂).  Lastly, clear shimmer was added to her top and tail to finish.

 

 

 

Hope you will join us this month.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am heading over to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes. (used SSS stitched circle die, Intense Black ink)

 

 

 

First Birthday

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbours to the south.  So a little break from Christmas cards today because I needed a birthday card for my goddaughter, Kaliya, who just turned one.  i wanted to make a sweet birthday card, so I brought out a couple of my many unicorn stamps.  I made two similar versions of today’s card.

Kaliya'S 1st Birthday

I stamped the unicorn with Intense Black ink on white cardstock and coloured with Copics.  I don’t have the matching die, so I fussy cut it out then added clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.  The bottom cloud was die cut with a cloud border die and the top cloud was from a stitched cloud die.

Kaliya'S 1st Birthday

The rainbow was die cut from white glitter paper and coloured with a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Sour Apple and Lush Lagoon dye inks.

Kaliya'S 1st Birthday

I sponged on some Bashful Blue dye ink (retired) on a white Wonky Stitched Rectangle to create the sky background.  The sentiment was heat embossed in black with clear glitter embossing powder.  It’s quite a sparkly card, so I didn’t think it needed any embellishments.  And that completes the card.

Kaliya'S 1st Birthday

And here are the two versions of the card with slight differences including the unicorn, sentiment and personalized name.

 

I am entering the following challenges:

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Anything Goes
Paru’s Card Making – November Challenge for Children

 

Mermaid

Hello everyone.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I have a really simple card to share today.  Mythical creatures such as mermaids, fairies and unicorns seem to be very popular right now.  And I love it.  When I saw the Little Mermaids set, I couldn’t resist buying it as soon as it was released.

Mermaid card using Little Mermaids for challenges W2CB#31, TGF July FFC and July CAS Mix Up.

I stamped the mermaid on an A2 white piece of cardstock with black ink.  I wanted to have a little fun coloring her with Copics, so I gave her purple hair. After I finished coloring her, I masked off either sides of her so that I can create a column of water beneath her.

Mermaid card using Little Mermaids for challenges W2CB#31, TGF July FFC and July CAS Mix Up.

To create the water, I made vertical strokes with a few different blue color markers, ensuring to leave lighter areas to mimic water reflections. To create the bubbles I went in with the Colorless Blender to remove some of the blue colors.

Mermaid card using Little Mermaids for challenges W2CB#31, TGF July FFC and July CAS Mix Up.

I stamped the little water scene in black and heat embossed the sentiment. For a little shimmer, I added some clear Wink of Stella to her top and tail. A little confession. The card was done until my inky fingers smeared some black ink in the top right corner. I didn’t want to start over, so I added the stripe strip to the right side to cover it up.

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Words 2 Craft By – W2CB#31 Keep on Swimming
The Greeting Farm – July Farm Fresh Challenge H2O Love
CAS Mix Up – July Stampng + Markers + Your Choice (stamping, Copics, heat embossing)

 

 

 

First Father’s Day

Hi there,

Today I have a CAS one layer Father’s Day card that I made for a friend who will be celebrating his first Father’s Day with his 7-month old girl.  She also happens to be my goddaughter. 😊

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

I would normally use masculine images to make a masculine card, but since my friend is a dad to a little girl, I used an adorable girl image this time.  I did, however, stick to masculine colors to keep it masculine.  I stamped the girl and puppy on white cardstock with Memento black ink. I colored them with Copic markers and then die cut them out with the matching dies.

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

I did some ink blending with distress inks over a grid stencil to create the background. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock.  I did some omitting of two sentiment stamps to get the greeting to say what I want.  DAD was die cut from white cardstock three times and stacked for dimension.  I then colored DAD with the same Copic marker colors used to color her dress.

Father's Day card created for Trev playing with STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge, 613 Avenue Create Your Own Challenge and MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge #97 Father's Day.

The A2 panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and Happy Father’s Day was stamped in black on the inside to finish.

 

 

I am panticipating in the following challenges:

STAMPlorations June Theme and Sketch Challenge – I used both
613 Avenue Challenge #180 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist: Create Your Own Challenge (I chose A2-Father’s Day-stencils)
MarkerPop Challenge #97 – Father’s Day
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C340 – Make It Masculine