Tuesday 30 May 2017

Variation on a theme

I made a couple of cards using the same stamp and same layout for A Blog Named Hero a few weeks ago - but I liked the idea so much, I decided I need to try it with a different colour scheme and different sentiments. 

I used the Large Flower Background from Hero Arts, coloured with Zig markers and sprayed with lots of water.  The first card has a sentiment from Hero Arts, but the second card's sentiment is from Avery Elle "Sentimental".

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Monday 29 May 2017

More rainbow goodness!

And then I used up the rest!!
 For this one, I cut the leftover panel with a die from Lawn Fawn, and included a sentiment from "make a Wish" from Create a Smile stamps. I finished with some clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

Saturday 27 May 2017

I've been published again!

Hello! Just a short post today to let you know that I have a few cards in the latest issue of the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine (Vol 23, No 6).

For these first two, I used white embossing and watercolouring with Zigs. These were submitted quite a while ago, and they are the first two cards I ever made using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers!  I don't know what I would do without my Zigs now! 
I used the Hello Lovely stamp set from Concord & 9th, and dies from Avery Elle. 

I also had a card as part of the "All About Food" special feature - I used stamps from Hero Arts. 

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Thursday 25 May 2017

Masculine birthday

I quite like using background stamps (especially those from Hero Arts) - because I can usually get at least two cards from one background! I made this one back on April 22nd, but I only used half of it - here's the rest! 
I like the look of the blues and greens against the gold embossed background - it looks a bit like stained glass. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Gina K "lots of lines" and gold embossed it onto navy blue cardstock, then cut the panel so I could add the pattern above and below the sentiment.
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Fusion: Chalkboard baking

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!
See, now, this is what happens when you take a sketch way to literally - right down to the colour scheme! LOL! 

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Tuesday 23 May 2017

Mandala birthday card

I recently bought the Many Mandalas stamp set from Concord & 9th - I need some more practice lining the stamps up, but I thought this was OK for a first attempt.

I Stamped the mandala layers with Versamark and white embossed onto Tim Holtz watercolour paper. I then coloured randomly with some blue and green Zig clean color real brush markers and sprayed with lots of water. The sentiment is die cut from C&9 Wonderful words dies, and stamped with the Many Mandalas set and the Perfectly Penned set.
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Sunday 21 May 2017

Rainbow hello

Yet again, using up some more of a background that I made for an earlier card!

The background was stamped with the Highline Ironwork stamp from Hero Arts and white embossed, then coloured with Zig markers.  I cut the background with the hello die from Avery Elle, then used the die to cut some black cardstock. I then nestled the black die cut into the space left in the background. some Pretty Pink Posh sequins finished it off nicely :)

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Friday 19 May 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC 174

Welcome to the latest CAS-ual Fridays challenge! This time, we're using a sketch:

Do you recognise the colours and the pattern? I used up leftovers from the background I made for the last CAS-ual Fridays challenge, using Full on Floral! I cut the watercoloured panel using the Four Petals Fri-dies, and I added a few more using plain coloured cardstock scraps from my stash, and used glue dots to attach them in a 3x3 grid pattern to match the sketch. I stamped the sentiment from Wall Flower onto some vellum with Versafine onyx black ink and clear embossed it, and then attached it over the middle, along with some sequins.
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Wednesday 17 May 2017

Flower dot birthday

I had half of a watercoloured panel left over from a card I made for A Blog Named Hero in mid April, so I decided to turn it on its side and make another card. 
 I used the Hero Arts flower dot pattern background stamp (discontinued), coloured with Zig clean color real brush markers, added a strip of blue glitter paper, and finished with a sentiment from Wplus9
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Monday 15 May 2017

Watercolour challenge at A Blog Named Hero

We have more inspiration for you over at A Blog Named Hero today - using stamps from Honey Bee stamps, and following out theme of the month, watercolouring!

Thanks so much to Honey Bee Stamps for offering a prize to the winner of our challenge this month!
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