Fusion: Mermaid

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!


I made a panel of yupo with alcohol inks for the background. I added a stamped, Copic coloured and fussy cut birdy from My Favorite Things, and a sentiment from the same set.


Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!











I'll be sharing this at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge where the theme this week is "Anything Goes" 


https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-67/

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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Teresa Abajo

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Teresa Abajo of The Tamarisk. In honour of the fact that today is Halloween, Teresa has challenged me to make a card with the theme "Creepy Christmas".

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I stamped the Christmas Tree and the gingerbread man (which I turned into mummies) from Lawn Fawn, stamped the bat from Stampin' Up, and drew the rest of the images by hand. I coloured in the tree and the ornaments, then masked it and used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to blend Distress Inks over the background. I added some splatters of water and Perfect Pearls to the background before removing the mask. The sentiment is modified from a stamp by Birch Press.


I'll be sharing this at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge where the theme this week is "Anything Goes" 


https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-67/

Thanks for visiting :)

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Ardyth Percy Robb

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Ardyth Percy Robb of Maskerade. has challenged me to make a card using this inspiration that she found on Pinterest:


You can check out her take on the challenge HERE
















Here's what I came up with:


I used stamps from Stampin Up and Winnie and Walter, along with inks from Hero Arts, Copic markers, and letter dies from My Favorite Things Dienamics.


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Glenda Wyatt

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Glenda Wyatt of Papers, Scissors and Rocks.  has challenged me to make a card using Distress Inks as watercolours.

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I used the Christmas Poinsettia Star stamp from Picket Fence Studios, gold embossed onto watercolour cardstock. I painted it with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Mustard Seed. I added a sentiment from Birch Press.


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Blog post at Picket Fence Studios

I have a post up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek!


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Therese Calvird

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Therese Calvird of  Lost in Paper. Therese has challenged me to make a card with the theme "sentiments".

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I was inspired by some cards by Laura Bassen to make a background using stripes of colour. The colour scheme was inspired by another card challenge I have been set that you will see next week! I stamped and white embossed a sentiment from Stampin' Up over the stripy panel. I cut the panel using a stitched rectangles die from Lil' Inkers, and then cut it on an angle through the middle. I cut multiple white pieces using the Joy die from Birch Press, a shadow from vellum and a top layer of glitter cardstock. The "to the world" stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.



I had some of the stripy panel left over, so I made another card!



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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Aileen Ryan

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Aileen Ryan of Colour and Sparkle. Aileeen has challenged me to make a card using the Winter Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, along with pencils!

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


The sentiment is from "Inside Christmas Greetings" from Simon Says Stamp.
 

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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Anika Lerche

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Anika Lerche of Annikarten. Anika has challenged me to make a card with Reindeer.

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I cut squares from a panel of white cardstock, blended some distress oxide ink over the squares and then adhered them back in place.  I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant over one of the squares in the middle. I then stamped a bunch of reindeer (also from Mama Elephant), coloured them with Copic markers, fussy cut them and adhered them over the squares. I added some Wink of Stella to add some shine.


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Deb McCleary

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Deb McCleary. Deb has challenged me to make a card with layering.

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I decided to go all out and do layering with stamps and with die cuts as well! I used the Peaceful Wreath stamp set from Altenew, stamped in various Hero Arts inks. I went over the berries with clear Wink of Stella.  I then used the Caps Bold Alphabet dies for the Joy, cut from 1 layer of white and 3 layers of red cardstock. The "to the world" sentiment is from Birch Press.


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One-layer cards with stencils

The recent release from Picket Fence Studios includes some fabulous stencils and some freaking awesome sentiments. I used some on these cards:


I used the "Triangle collage stencil" with a rainbow of  Distress Oxide Inks, and added a stamped sentiment from "I Freaking Love You".


For this next card, I used the same sentiment stamp set, with the "Ring of flowers" stencil. I added another sentiment from "Let's Shake our Tail Feathers".



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"Nature" at A Blog Named Hero

The new challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "Nature" - I made a card with butterflies and a rainbow!


I used the Butterfly stamp & cut set, along with a sentiment from Many Birthday Messages, both from Hero Arts, over a distress oxide background.


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Fusion: Pumpkin Diorama

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
 

To make this one-layer card, I used a stencil from Paper Rose Studio, with distress Oxide inks blended with Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios. The sentiment is from Studio Katia.



 Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
Thanks for visiting :)

Purple alcohol inks

A quick alcohol ink card to share today.


The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp and part of a very VERY old stamp from Hero Arts.


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Kelly Szafron

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.



My guest for today is Kelly Szafron of Kelly's Papercrafting. She has challenged me to make a card using a sketch that she drew.
You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I started with a tag I cut using a punch from Stampin' Up. I then stamped and white embossed the poinsettia image from Simon Says Stamp, and coloured it with Zig markers. I traced around the edges of the image using some BG Copic markers. I sprayed the tag with Perfect Pearls in water and added a pink grosgrain ribbon to the top of the tag.
The background panel is patterned paper from my stash (honestly don't know the brand, sorry! Could be Lawn Fawn, but I'm guessing). I cut it using a stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inkers. I finished by popping the tag up on dimensional adhesive, and adding a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp white embossed onto a scrap of black cardstock, also popped up.


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Release day at Picket Fence Studios

There is a new release of some awesome products from Picket Fence Studios available today! This is what I made with some of them:


I used "Charlie the Chameleon" stamped onto watercolour cardstock, and coloured him using Zig markers and water. I hand-drew the branch he's sitting on, and added some colour above and below the branch, and some pick at the top. I added a white embossed sentiment from the same stamp set. 


I wasn't done with Charlie - for this card, I cut him out with the matching die, and coloured him with a rainbow of Copic markers.


I added some interest in the background with the die and some Distress Oxide inks, stamped the sentiment in Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink, and then popped Charlie up on an action wobbler.


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Challenge me a Christmas Card with Anita Bowden

Welcome to "Challenge me a Christmas Card" for 2019! I have asked cardmaking friends to join me in the lead up to Christmas by challenging me to make a card using a specific style, theme, technique or product.


My guest for today is Anita Bowden of Neet and Crafty, and she has has challenged me to make a card using the inlaid die cut technique

You can check out her take on the challenge HERE

Here's what I came up with:


I started by making a panel of yupo with alcohol inks. I then die cut some white cardstock using the snowflake dies from Simon Says Stamp, then cut the same snowflakes from the yupo. Then I spent a good half hour just replacing all of the little pieces to create the inlaid die cut look. I finished with an embossed sentiment from Clearly Besotted.


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