26 June 2015

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Catch Up Part 2

Lots of floral cards happening over these few days.  Have had a lot of fun playing with different colouring mediums over these last few days.

Day 22 - This gorgeous stamp is from Create A Smile Stamps and was coloured with Copic Markers. 

Day 23 - The same stamp as above coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.

Day 24 - This gorgeous stamp is from Stampin' Up! Embossed in white on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Catch Up Part 1

It's been one of those weeks where I didn't get a lot of chance to play or post so am playing catch up on my 30 day colouring challenge projects.

Day 17 - Featuring Owls by Art Impressions and coloured with Copic Markers.

Day 19 - Floral stamp by Taylored Expressions and sentiment from My Favorite Things. Coloured with Copic Markers. 

Day 20 - Featuring the gorgeous new background stamp from My Favorite Things. Embossed in white and washed with watercolour paints.

Just Add Ink #268 - Sketch Challenge

This week over on the Just Add Ink blog, Narelle has a fun sketch for us to play with!

For my card I have used an adorable new hedgehog stamp set from Clearly Besotted which I stamped onto Stampin' Up! Natural Cardstock and coloured with Copic markers.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Copic Markers

23 June 2015

Quick and easy cards using Blueprints Die-namics - for The Scrapbook Store

I love the Blueprints dies from My Favorite Things and have always found them to be a great investment. I use the different elements on lots of cards separately, as well as together to make quick and easy cards. And you can find a great selection of these over at The Scrapbook Store!
Butterflies Card TRIO
For these cards I decided to team up Blueprints 24 with the new Flutter of Butterflies dies that have just arrived in the store. However, if you wanted to make these cards even quicker, you could choose to use pre-made elements or die cuts to add to your cards. Although it really didn’t take very long to create these pretty butterflies and I love what they add to the cards.
Before I started assembling the cards I created the butterflies. To do this I took an A5 piece of white cardstock and sponged various colours of distress ink all over it (in no particular order or pattern). It was very random! Because I knew the card was to be cut with the lace butterflies it didn’t matter if it was splotchy either. I then spritzed some water onto the card for added effect and then run it through the big shot using the lace butterfly die.
I cut out the coordinating solid butterfly dies from Vellum and layered the two together. Once they were glued together (using Ranger Multi Medium in Matte) I gave them a generous spritzing of shimmer mist to make them all sparkly. Then I set them aside to dry while I put the cards together.
Butterflies CloseupCard 1 – Sending Happy Your Way
I die cut the background stitched element from the blueprints set in aqua cardstock. I then cut the next piece with the rounded edges in kraft cardstock to place on top.
For the sentiment I used the round edged strip which was cut from white card and the sentiment was added using Versamark ink and heat set with platinum embossing powder. I placed this onto the card with foam tape and then added two of the butterflies in different sizes.
To finish the card I mounted the completed panel onto a white card base and added some glitter sprinkle embellishments.Butterflies Card 1Card 2 – Happy Birthday
For this card I cut the background stitched panel in black card and for interest I stamped a diagonal line background stamp from My Favorite Things in Versamark ink which I heat set with clear embossing powder.
I then cut the smaller element in hot pink card and used foam tape to place it on top of the black card.
I added a large greeting from the new Written In Watercolour stamp set which was also stamped in Versamark and heat set with white embossing powder.
I placed a little silver thread around the end of the panel and attached one of the butterflies into the top right corner. I then placed the whole piece onto a white card base and added some clear sequins to complete the card.Butterflies Card 2Card 3 – Be Yourself
For the final card I have die cut the large stitched panel in kraft cardstock. On top of that I added the die cut flag element from the blueprints set in a purple card. I then cut the round edged strip from glitter paper and the circle die from black card. I layered them using some foam tape. Before adding the butterfly to the circle I added a little silver thread underneath. I then stamped the sentiment in black ink at the bottom before layering the completed panel onto a black card base.Butterflies Card 3
Distress Ink colours used:
Picked Rasberry, Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Peacock Feathers

18 June 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Nothing but neutrals

It's challenge time again over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played last time!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Nothing But Neutrals

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

For my card this week I used a gorgeous new background stamp and die from My Favorite Things. I stamped the background in Versamark Ink and added clear embossing powder.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Black satin ribbon, clear embossing powder, Versamark Ink, black pigment ink, Kaiser Rhinestones

Just Add Ink #267 - Just Add Typography

Hello Friends!

We have a fun theme for you this week over at Just Add Ink, and that is Typography! I chose to use word dies in a repetitive theme for my card this week.

I layered white words on the white background, choosing only one of the words to add colour. I did this by colouring the die cut with Copic Markers and then coated it in Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and glossy accents so it really pops!

I decided to do a coordinating strip on the top and bottom as well, which I created with the same Copic markers and then just added a few clear sequins to the card.

Cardstock: White card by American Crafts

The Daily Marker Colour Challenge - Day 16

Today I have another water coloured card to share. I am having a lot of fun with watercolour at the moment! And again I have used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens.

For my Aussie friends, if you are looking to source these pens locally they are in stock at The Scrapbook Store in Perth. You can order online and they have ALL 80 colours available individually.

Stamps: Sunflower from Clearly Besotted, Sentiment from WPlus9
Ink: Versamark, Memento in Rich Cocoa 
Other: Watercolour paper, white embossing powder, sequins, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Pens.