Thursday, April 30, 2015
Happy Friday eve! I am so excited because I tried something different! I have dabbled before but usually I do not like what I create. Usually I stick to my style but I love all of the watercoloured cards and floral images I have been seeing. I needed to give it a whirl! I have all the product to make this style of card and so the WPLUS9-Throwback Thursday challenge was the perfect way to be inspired...especially the watercoloured backgrounds of Maureen's cards. This is my first real attempt at this technique but I hope to explore some more. You probably have tried this before but I thought I would share my steps.
- I stamped my image in Versamark ink onto watercolour paper.
- Then I heat set it with white embossing powder.
- Then I got the paper wet with my water pen...in the areas I wanted to add ink.
- Then I used some distress inks and allowed the ink to flow into those wet areas.
- Then I heat dried my panel with my heat gun.
I am playing along with the following challenges:
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Today I am excited to be designing with the team at Freshly Made Sketches and at The Card Concept. The sketch and the inspiration is simply awesome this week! I know you will enjoy playing along. I am also using the "Polka Dot" Challenge at The Challenge.
I used one of the new stamp sets I recently purchased. It is called "Botanical Blooms" by WPlus9. This is one of the first stamp sets I have purchased of theirs. I mixed it up with a Verve sentiment from the stamp set called "On Occasion". I love the clean look of the font. I was inspired by the Card Concept photo to use flowers on my card and a tag!
I am sharing a card I made for the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration photo is of
Keeping my design simple. I stamped the large leaf stamp in Navy and Rich Red. Then I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Hello and welcome to The Challenge! This is the last week of the month and so we have a theme challenge for you! This week's theme is POLKA-DOTS! Have fun and add them to your card!
For my card I decided to ink up one of my favourite SugarPea Designs Stamps called Blow Me Away! Love this sweet dragon! My papers come from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad called Mon Amie. LOVE this new paper that I purchased from Paper Issues.
I am playing along with SugarPea Designs "Anything Goes" and Sketch Challenge #533 at Splitcoast Stampers.
The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!
(off this week)
Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners!
Our main winner for the last challenge is...well I have chosen TWO main winners...I couldn't choose just one this week! Here they are in alphabetical order!
Congrats, Jen & Sarah! Your gorgeous cards caught my eye!
I hope you will both join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at oloughlin.ka @ gmail.com (no spaces) for more information!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The colours at Colour Me are really pretty this week! I love the unusual mixture and I wanted to try them out together! I also loved the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! Together, I made a card for my stash!
This stamp set is called Kinda Eclectic and it was one that I HAD to have from Stampin' Up! So I dug it out, inspired to play along at CAS(E) this Sketch!
Friday, April 24, 2015
A dear childhood friend is going through a tough time. I love her so much, like a sister. So I went to work and made this card for her.
Today I am sharing a simple card set I made using Altenew's Striped Floral Stamp Set and the Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch set for the senitments. I LOVE how it stamped and it was fun creating some simple cards for my stash. I ordered the stamp set from Butterfly Reflections Ink. Great store and the stamps got here in a WEEK! I was blown away by the customer service.
I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the images with my Copic markers. I tried to keep each design clean and simple.
I am entering these cards into the following challenge: