Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yay! New Home...


So one of my work colleagues recently bought her first home.

I wanted to make her a fun card.

When making things for friends that are designers I get a bit nervous...what if it's not good enough!

This card came together easily, I had a vision and it looks exactly as I wanted it to.

I used a great Studio Calico set for the landscape - it's called Howdy and I love the fact that the stamp is on an arc.

I added the sentiment by Simon Says Stamp and Clearly Besotted.

The colour was added using distress inks and an aquabrush..the stars came at the last minute, after I had photographed it, it looked flat, so I added them and took the photo again!!! OCD much?

Super simple but modern new home card.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #56 Birthday theme..Still time to Play


There is still time for you to play along with the latest Retro Rubber challenge.

Don't forget to go over to Retro Rubber and check out what the DT made.

Challenge ends on Feb 24th, don't forget to use a stamp a year or older and tell us all about it, that's the fun part right?

Also, please limit your challenge entries to 10 including ours.


Monday, February 20, 2017

CAS Mix-up: Corrugated Heart...


Happy Monday.

My first day back at work!!

So I said that I would probably play along again with the February CAS Mix-up challenge

This is my second entry and I used the same old DCVW corrugated card in grey.

I die-cut a heart from the corrugated card and from a piece of velum. I matched them up, so the vellum piece is slightly higher and just peeks out.

The background splatter I stamped using a great Concord & 9th stamp (Lace Leaf).

I die-cut the Love You from a Simon Says Stamp die set and before I stapled them in place, I glued the letters together so they were slightly wonky.

I put the heart and the sentiment together before mounting it over the splatter. For a bit more stand-out I added black enamel accents dots.

Again a pretty CAS card and covers off the main two requirements, the your choice elements are die-cutting, splatter and vellum.

I am seriously considering playing again....I am loving working with the corrugated card.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Stencils...


Happy Sunday.

I recently bought 3 more Tim Holtz stencils, Doily, Bricked and Argyle.

I thought it would be fun to have a play with them and see what I got.

I ended up with 3 really different cards.

The main card uses the Bricked stencil. I stenciled it using Hickory Smoke distress ink onto a piece of Tim Holtz woodgrain watercolour paper. I thought a bit of extra texture would be nice.

I added an already coloured Avery Elle Alligator from their Band Camp set. The sentiment and the musical notes are also from the set.

I love this card.

The next card utilises some Christmas Simon Says Stamp stamps and dies. I made them work a bit harder and become a birthday card.

I stenciled the jumper using the Argyle stencil. I love it!! Perfect male birthday card.

I love the Doily stencil, it is so intricate. I stenciled it with Hickory Smoke distress ink and then added the Unity Stamp Co sentiment. The women are by Stamping Bella.

I like the colour tones of this card and the sentiment is a hoot.

I love stencils, you can do so much with them, create a scene, highlight an image or add detail. They are one of my fave parts of my stash.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Kim Dellow CASE...


I saw a great Pinterest card by Kim Dellow that I totally had to CASE.

I really love Kim's work and I thought this card would make a great set for a friend.

I tore pages out of a thesaurus that I bought for using in Mixed Media projects and I created a giant watercoloured background, so I could punch out the flowers (using a Stampin Up punch).

I drew in all the details for the flowers using a .3mm letraset pen.

All the backgrounds were either created using stencils, geli plates or background stamps. And of course I snuck in a tag version...

The sentiment and the awesome die are by Neat & Tangled and I affixed the awesome to all the cards using staples.

Super easy to make and fun to do, it felt like playing in my art journal.

I love how different each card is.

Here is a close-up so you can see the details.

Here are the rest of the cards - 6 in total.

 I love it when a Pinterest CASE works out even better than expected..