Thursday, 21 June 2012

To The One I Love with Midnight Fairytale

Hi guys and gals :) I have a card to share that I made for the Make My Monday challenge. This is only the second time I have actively made something for a challenge lol. Usually I just work whatever I am making fit into challenges or go with anything goes . . .

I started with a circle cut with lifestyle craft dies and stamped a fairy from the Papermania Midnight Fairytale stamp set. I then used the metallic green, blue and purple gelatos to create a water colour wash for the background. I covered the whole background with purple then blended in the blue and green.

I then traced the lines of the fairy with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens and then used similar coloured gelatos to make a watercolour palette to fill her in. i then used a homemade mix of gloss Multi-Medium and iridescent Medium over her wings. I used Seedless Preserves and Evergreen Bough to edge the circle. The doily was inked with those colours as well as Tumbled Glass and then spritzed and blotted to lighten the colour. I just love the subtle dreamy colours so pretty in real life!

The I am Roses flowers were coloured with the same three ink pads again. I smooshed them on my craft mat and used a waterbrush to colour them. I then took the metallic gelatos and ran the flat Tim Holtz waterbrush over the colour corresponding to the flower and brushed along the edges of the petals to darken them and give them a hint of shimmer. All flowers and twizzles are stuck down with glossy accents.

The label is a Tim Holtz mover and shaper coloured with three metallic gelato colours. The sentiment is from the Craft Lounge Love notes set. I had trouble deciding on a sentiment for this one. I have a lot of birthday and thank you cards. I wanted to make an anniversary card or something like that anyways. I have no to my wife sentiments and nothing quite fitted. I thought this was pretty versatile as it could then be used as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or even wedding day card.

The doily was layered on a square scrap I couldn't bare to throw away because the paper was so pretty, it actually had a circle I used on another card cut out of the middle! I was going to use it as a frame but it looked so good behind the doily I used it lol. Both papers are from the Prima Fairy Belle 6" pad. The background piece has been distressed around the edges with seedless preserves on top, tumbled glass on the sides and evergreen bough on the bottom.

On a side note I am halfway through my studies yay and am now on a bit of a break so hopefully I can get some important things done as well as do some guilt free crafting! I have signed up to a new card class starting in a couple of weeks too called Stretch Your Stamps, I can't wait! Check it out, it starts on July 9th but you can sign up anytime. If you sign up before or during class you get a discount code for some awesome online stores :) Bonus!!! I will be away for the first few days though so I will have to play catch up lmao. . .
Happy Scrappin'
P.S I will have some more blogs up in the next couple of days about my crafty adventures with Tim Holtz :)

I am entering this card is the following challenges;

Make My Monday - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Monday, 11 June 2012

Retro/Vintage Bi-Planes

Hiya... Just wanted to share a quick card. This card stretched me as it's not the normal choice of background paper I would use for a start. lol

Anyway I took the Bi-Plane  from the Technique Tuesday All Aboard set (love this stamp set) and stamped the inage into three pre cut movers and shapers Tim Hioltz labels with Archival jet black and then embossed with ranger superfine. I then coloured the images with Distress Markers and edges with the the same colour of distress ink.

The paper for my background is not my usual choice of paper lol. So I stretched myself by using it as the backdrop for this card. The three planes have foam tape behind them for some added dimension. Here is an image with out the glare from the embossing. . .

A really simple card but I love the way it turned out! :) I think a very versatile male of any ages card as well :) Ok I really must get back to work lol cooking dinner for tonight (hedgehogs lol Yummy) in the slow cooker, followed by washing and study. Would much rather be creating!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this into the following challenges;
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Jemima and Peter Came Out To Play

Well hello there :) As I promised a couple of days ago Jemima and Peter are coming out to play and I will show you two lovely cards I made with these stamps :) They don't have their sentiments yet as the small congratulation stickers are in a cupboard that's behind a box or two at the moment lol...

Both Peter and Jemima have been watercoloured with distress markers and the background stamping was done with distress inks. Peter has two layers whereas Jemima has three. Still contemplating adding another layer to Peter lol.

Jemima's card is mostly done with worn lipstick. I am really hoping in the Summer Distress colours we get a new pink... Somewhere between spun sugar and worn lipstick lol. Probably not though hehehe. I cannot even begin to speculate on what our new colours will be, after all we have had red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange and brown covered already... Maybe another green, an orange or red perhaps.. lol Can't wait to find out!!! Jemima's background is Inkadinkado's Dot Flourishes.

Peter is mostly coloured with Tumbled Glass and pumice stone and his background is done with an Autumn Leaves stamp set.

Now to switch it up my final card today is made using an outline sticker and vellum and coloured with distress markers. I fussy cut my rose and adhered to a white oval and then a red oval. I added an oval tag at the top and some ribbon strips to the card base which has been stamped with Stampin' Up background stamp with adirondack ink. I am thinking maybe it needs a bow at the bottom to give it a lift lol...

I hope you enjoyed my cards. That's all for this post :)
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering Peter Rabbit into the following challenges;
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Artfully Asian

I recently got an order I placed at an Aussie Craft shop and I managed to snag an awesome cuttlebug embossing folder for $2 (Shocked face). The folder is strings of paper lanterns. Anyway my first idea was to use this with my fiskars asian set which has a paper lantern stamp in it. So I did that. I wanted to see what else I could do with it so I went through my stamp sets and found and Inkadinkado Asian set.

First up I started with a black card base. I then took a piece of red Kraft core Core'dinations from the distress stack and placed it in my folder and ran it through the cuttlebug. I used my TH sanding block to reveal the kraft core and distressed the edges with my tonic distress tool.

I then used some kraft coloured cardstock to stamp the image of an asian lady with archival jet black. I stamped her on scrap paper to make a mask to cover her while I stamped the bamboo. I used Faber Castells for the bamboo as I did not want the colour to run when I coloured the lady. To watercolour the lady I used permanent carmine scribbled on my non stick craft sheet and a Tim Holtz waterbrush.

A few more quick cards to share. This first one uses K & Co paper and tan cardstock. I made two like this from the same sheet of paper, the first is love bsed the second is travel based. Very quick cards indeed . . .

The next card uses some more K & Co paper  and some bugs coloured with Faber Castells cut out, painted with homemade glimmer glaze and mounted on squares edged with distress ink :)

Thanks for sharing my journey with these cards :) I have a few more to share in the days to come including a couple of really cute baby cards featuring Jemima Puddleduck and Peter Rabbit.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering my Asian inspired card in the following challenges;

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Texture
Crafty Cardmakers - Distressing

I Used a Doily!!!!

A personal challenge of mine has been to incorporate doilies into cards and pages. I managed the page a while back but had yet to incorporate one into a card. Well . . . Today was the day :) Yay! Being Tuesday I was creating at my friends today :) and took the doilies along with me.

I started with an image from Mpress stamps that I had already watercoloured with my faber castell markers onto watercolour paper. I used some Peacock Feathers distress stain around the edges of the image and then set about finding some papers to go with my image. This is always the hard part for me lol. I found some in the Kaisercraft Bonjour 6" stack and used this as my main piece.

I coloured a white doily using a combination of the two pinks I used to colour my roses, middle purple pink 125 and pink madder lake 129, I scribbled them on my ranger non stick craft sheet and spritzed with home made shimmer in perfect pearl colour, then I used a Tim Holtz water brush to colour it. I did the same for the flowers from I Am Roses only this time I used one colour at a time. I used white and very dark brown cardstock to layer my image on as well as added some foam tape for dimension. The flowers are glued down with glossy accents and so are the twizzles. The sentiment is from an inkadinkado stamp set.

Next up I am going to show you a couple of quick and simple cards I made in an effort to be more productive and also do some simpler less detailed cards. The first is made with some fiskars birthday stamps, K & Co paper and coloured with Faber Castells.

Next up is a nice boys card made with more K & Co paper and Fiskars Bug stamps. Coloured again with Faber Castells. All edges on this card and the previous card are done with distress inks :)

Hope you enjoyed my cards today :) I had fun making them. I have another post I am about to write so i best get crackin'
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the doily card in the following challenges;
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World - Doilies and Lace
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes