Friday, October 25, 2013

October 2013 Papertrey Blog hop - tag it challenge #3

photo credits:  greenery ::: joy ::: black&kraft ::: red berry wreath ::: jingle bells ::: clay heart

My third set is using Perfect Pearls with polka dots and Maile's 'Tis the Season stamp set again - just love the thin modern font!  I used a mat stack and made my own punched pieces with a heart and smaller circle punch.
Here you can see a bit more of the sheen perhaps ... I used gold, copper and silver Perfect Pearls ... love the sparkle and the fact that it is so easy but so effective.
Well, that's it for me!  I haven't made a ton of holiday cards yet so this challenge is making me think I need to get started ...

October 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop - tag it challenge #2

photo credits:  greenery ::: joy ::: black&kraft ::: red berry wreath ::: jingle bells ::: clay heart

My next set uses Kraft tags with the Holiday Lights set's images and sentiments.  I love the look of light white or cream opaque ink on kraft so that's what I went with ... One tag has turquoise bulbs and the rest are white - the photos are all on my phone so are not showing up that well ... plus it's dark outside so no good light.  My apologies!
I usually stamp the bulbs in bright colours and add glossy accents for a shiny look but kept these very basic with the opaque cream ink (PTI cream ink) for a more monochromatic look ...

October 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop - Tag it Challenge

photo credits:  greenery ::: joy ::: black&kraft ::: red berry wreath ::: jingle bells ::: clay heart

This is a fun challenge all about tags this month and after I got home from my First Aid recertification course, I whipped up a few sets of tags ...  very simple ones with no crazy layers like I do sometimes.  This way I could even mail them with no worries ...
I stamped Mistletoe and Holly's images in Fresh pear ink and then another one (forefront) in Tuscan Olive before adding some of Maile's new sentiments from her 'Tis the Season sentiment set in Tuxedo Black ink (Memento).  I used the Tag Sale #5 die on some PTI music background patterned paper.

Happy hopping, everyone!  :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Papertrey Make it Monday: Repeat and lift + All that Glitters Challenge

This week's Make it Monday video was a fun technique called Repeat and Lift
 I had to make a birthday card for my aunt so used the same word die that Nichole demonstrated with.
I took a white woodgrain die cut using the Birthday Wonderful Words die and did some of the multi colour layered stamping with the birthday stamp behind.  I used my  Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg and Weather Vane.  I used some clear foam tape and then added the 'sweet' sentiment from Little Bitty Bird using JB Spiced Tin.
I added three Studio Calico wood veeneer stars that I coloured with my Wink of Stella gold pen.  I then took the circles from Irresistible Ikat (PTI) and stamped those around the whole card using Speckled Egg ink.
I think my aunt will like this card and it has a little bit of dimension but is still classic, just like her.

I am also entering this card into the Moxie Fab All that Glitters is Gold Challenge:

Glitter Cake Pops from Glitter Guide

If you need any crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journaling cards, an impression plate and some stamps! 
Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, LCI white woodgrain
Stamps: PTI Wonderful Words: Birthday, Little Bitty Bird, Irresistible Ikat
Ink:  Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg, Weather Vane, Spiced Tin
Misc: clear foam tape, Studio Calico wood veeneer stars , Wink of Stella gold brush pen, PTI Wonderful Words: Birthday die

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday - Flocked Backgrounds with Dimensional Paste

This week over at Papertrey, the fabulously talented Danielle Flanders took us through the process of making a flocked background with dimensional paste for a Make it Monday.  I didn't have any and couldn't find my gesso so tried with clear silicone and pigment reinkers .... seems crazy but it actually made a rather cool background!!
I used the circle cover plate and attached it with some washi tape to a piece of Aqua Mist card stock.  I mixed some silicone with Fresh Silver Lilac reinker and swiped it using an old paint chip.  I then mixed some Fresh Steel Blue reinker and swiped that along as well.  I let it dry and cut the word using a Wonderful Words die, being careful to keep the inside of the e and o to reattach.

Here's a closeup of the texture:
I kinda like the imperfection!! Later on in the week I found my gesso and made some more backgrounds.  This one also used the circle cover plate and I stamped the Mini Blooms sentiment in Fresh Steel Blue ink before adding a Distress Marker inked (Broken China) Pink Paislee die cut that I added Rock Candy glitter to using Glossy Accents.
I cut the flocked background in strips and adhered some flat and popped some up with foam dots.
My next card used the Chevron cover plate and some more gesso:
I took a leftover silver banner that I had cut using Bountiful Banners and inked up the sentiment from Mini Blooms.  I stamped a whole bunch of flowers and leaves using Fresh ink (Steel Blue, Silver Lilac, Turquoise, Pear and Tuscan Olive).  I attached the banner and flowers and leaves using foam dots and layered them.
I really like the look of flocked backgrounds and will definitely be experimenting more with this ...
If you are looking for some crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journaling cards, an impression plate and some stamps!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

October 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop + FF17 challenge

Here is this month's blog hop challenge over at Papertrey Ink:
photo credits ::: 1 ::: 2 ::: 3 ::: 4 ::: 5 ::: 6 ::: 7 ::: 8 ::: 9 ::: 10 ::: 11 ::: 12 :::

I have been crazy busy with work but managed to quickly make a card after a meeting and will JUST be able to get it in before the deadline closes for this challenge.
I tried to use a super small leaf punch with silver cardstock and arrange them using Glossy Accents but it was not looking like a wreath.  So I grabbed my wreath stamp from Birds and Blooms and stamped it in Versamark.
I added tons of Liquid Pearls (white and silver opal) as well as some Studio G pink glitter glue.  Texture is always good and so is bling, right?  :-)

I am also submitting this to Meredith's fabulous Festive Friday FF17 challenge:

Happy hopping! :)

Paper: LCI white woodgrain cardstock, PTI Enchanted Evening
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: PTI Birds and Blooms, Faux Ribbon
Misc: Liquid Pearls -white opal, silver opal; Studio G glitter glue - pink; white and silver embossing powder; silver twine from my stash

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Baby shaker card

My little niece was born last week and her name was announced yesterday - Clarissa Elyse.  Isn't that gorgeous?  I wanted to make a card to welcome her into the world so decided to make a shaker card.  I punched some hearts using Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico patterned papers and added some iridescent sequins and sparkly vanilla ones. 
I cut a die cut using PTI's Fabulous Frames and heat embossed it with Versamark and  Zing embossing powder using the Hero Arts Alphabet pattern cling stamp.  The banner is PTI's Bountiful Banners and I used a Lawn Fawn alphabet stamp for her name.

While I had her name on the clear block, I stamped it on a few spare die cuts I already had - a Fillable Frames from PTI and a Kraft tag from Michaels.
Paper: LCI woodgrain, PTI Hawaiian Shores, Lawn Fawn and Studio Calico patterned paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Alphabet pattern cling stamp, Lawn Fawn alpha
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Nautical Blue
Misc: Zing embossing powder, PTI Bountiful Banners die, PTI Fabulous Frames die, heart punch, sequins 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Enjoy your day

I created a card for a fellow crafter and since she wanted to know how it was done, I will share the process.  I took a piece of black card stock and cut it using my Big Kick and this full card triangle die:
I adhered it to a white card base using Tombo Mono Multi glue which has a thin tip and works well for this sort of application.  I stamped the sentiment and feathers using Hero Arts Tide Pool ink and VersaMagic Aquatic Splash before impressing it with one of my favourite impression plates to add texture - the Papertrey Book Print impression plate:

If you click on the picture below to enlarge it, you can see the texture it adds:
I used an exacto knife to cut out one row to make space for the sentiment.

Thanks for the interest in how to make it! :-) Hope that answers any questions you might have ...

Paper: Staples 110lb white, Papertrey Black
Ink: Hero Arts mid tone Tide Pool, VersaMagic Aquatic Splash 
Stamps: Studio Calico Love This
Misc: Papertrey Book Print impression plate, Simon Says Stamp full card triangle die, Tombo Mono Multi glue

The tags are Project Life grid cards using the same stamp set above and Papertrey's To You From Me set.  I have some of the journalling cards for sale here as well as stamps and an impression plate:
 my sale page here

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SAF2013: A sprinkle of salt

I had seen this technique on a video done by Kristina Werner a while back but didn't have a chance to try it. I watched the tips from Nichole's blog and gave it a go today using Inktense watercolour pencils, an aqua pen and salt.
 This was really fun to do and getting the paper washed with colour and salt made me feel very crafty indeed! :0
My salted watercolour sheet was just begging to be die cut so I cut out some butterflies from the Happy Trails die collection and added silver twine and a sentiment.
I thought it needed something in the top left corner so I added some Live Love Life arrows but in hindsight, that wasn't a good idea ... oh, well ... :-(

Did you try this technique?  What did you think?
If you are looking for some crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journaling cards, an impression plate and some stamps!

SAF2013: Custom Accents from the Oven

I picked up some shrink plastic after seeing all the wonderful creations yesterday and decided to try the technique out.  Note to self - using Wonderful Words die cuts is not always a good idea, at least for a newbie as it didn't quite straighten out and when I tried to shape it, I broke off the first letter.  Ooops!  Also, in keeping with the tradition of trying to straighten out shapes, the little Polaroid frame from Fabulous Frames is a tad wonky too ... oh, well!
My first one was Damask Snowflakes stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold  (BB: Text Styles) and then  StazOn Jet Black  using a Think Big sentiment.  This will look great on a tag or card ....

And here are my others that were not so successful ...
Yup, slightly wonky!  But maybe you can learn from my mistakes and foibles?

SAF2013: Scent-sational cards

SAF2013 had a great inspirational post that I loved!! The idea of scratch and sniff cards is so cool and I mixed some clear embossing powder with cinnamon to make a card to accompany a holiday treat.
I took a Rustic Cream card base and stamped the Mistletoe and Holly background in Fresh Pear ink.  I layered a Versamark inked Think Big background on Kraft Cardstock and then the Holiday Treats text block using Fresh Tuscan Olive.  I used my homemade scented embossing powder on the little gingerbread man - the scent is awesome!! :-)

SAF2013: Sugar Dipped Embellishments + Gallon: Quart: Pint challenge

I tried the sugar coated challenge over Papertrey's Stamp-a-Faire using some Prisma glitter - what fun!

I used Dawn's sugar dipped idea with Glossy Accents:
I used a piece of Authentique's Seasons: summer patterned paper for the background and then a yellow piece from the same pad for the Rosie Posie flower that I dipped in glitter.
I added the sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes in Navy ink (on Rosie Posie too).  The Ocean Tides die cut is from Fabulous Frames - love that set!!  I thought this could also be added to the Gallon:Quart:Pint challenge at SAF2013:
Gallon = Ocean Tides, Quart: Harvest Gold, Pint: Enchanted Evening (Fresh Navy ink)
My next card used Danielle's idea of strips of Sook Wang (scor tape) with glitter over top.  I used the Wonderful Words: Birthday die and added a Mega Medallions 'wishes' sentiment double stamped in Fresh Mango.  Super simple card on a woodgrain card base.
Love the glittery goodness! :)

If you are looking for some crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journaling cards, an impression plate and some stamps!  

PTI August Blog Hop + SAF2013: homemade mists

I combined Papertrey's Blog Hop inspiration colours and sketch with the homemade mists from Stamp-A-Faire 2013.  I made a pale purple mist using Fresh Silver Lilac ink combined with water and Perfect Pearls in Pearl.  The resuts were a shimmery lavender mist. 
So here's my card using all the elements:
I used the Circles cover plate as a mask and misted a white piece of card stock.  This was a lot of fun - I am definitely going to be making some more mists!! 

I then cut out a circle and added some Mini Blooms and leaves stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.  I added the Botanical Silhouettes sentiment using Navy ink from Fresh as my Enchanted Evening.
 Here's a close up with the misted layer - in person it has a gorgeous sheen to it.
The shot above also shows all the foam dots I used to pop up the circle and then the flowers and leaves.  Lots of dimension for this card.
If you are looking for some crafty supplies, check out my sale page here to see if anything catches your eye.  I've got grid journaling cards, an impression plate and some stamps!  

Paper: Staples 110lb white, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Fresh Navy
Stamps: PTI Botanical Silhouettes, Mini Blooms
Misc: Perfect Pearls in Pearl, water, Fresh Silver Lilac reinker, foam dots