Saturday 30 May 2020

MISTI Collaboration hop with Picket Fence Studios

Today, I'm hopping with the design team from Picket Fence Studios - we're collaborating with My Sweet Petunia to make cards using the MISTI!

We will choose winners of a $50 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia, and a $50 gift certificate to Picket Fence Studios from all of the comments on the hop.

I used the Botan Peony stamp for this card - I stamped it in a pale colour onto watercolour paper, then did some ink smooshing with Hero Arts shadow inks and very simple copic colouring over the top. I then put the panel back into my MISTI and stamped over the image with Versamark ink and added white embossing powder. I heated the embossing powder, but then stamped again to add a 2nd layer of embossing powder.

I liked this card so much, I decided to make another one in a different colour scheme - and I made a video to show you how I did it!

I used a different colour scheme, and I also used a different sentiment - this one is from Early Tulip Bouquet from Picket Fence Studios.

 For my 3rd card, I used a technique that I saw a few years ago from Kelly Latevola.

I cut a white panel to 5.5 x 4.25 inches, and cut another panel half the size. I used temporary adhesive to adhere the smaller panel in the middle of the larger panel, and stamped the Wild Rose Bouquet stamp onto both using my MISTI. This left a bit of a halo around the smaller panel, so I removed the smaller panel and re-stamped the image onto the larger panel - easy to do with the MISTI! I coloured the top panel with a rainbow of Copic markers, and the lower panel in greyscale. I matted the smaller panel onto a piece of Hero Arts black cardstock, lined it up to match the bottom panel perfectly, and added a white embossed sentiment on black cardstock. I finished by adding some white gel pen over the flower stamens.

The next stop on the hop is Karen Reategui, and below is the complete list of stops on the hop. Don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from My Sweet Petunia or Picket Fence Studios! Get in quick, though - the winner will be announced on the Picket Fence Studios blog on June 2nd!

Thanks for visiting :) 

One layer leafy cards

One of my favourite ways to make a quick card is to use a stencil, a blender brush and a black sentiment. I added some stickles, too.

I used a stencil from Paper Rose Studio, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

But I wasn't content with one!

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Thursday 28 May 2020

Fusion: Beach

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I made a fusion of the sketch and the photo, using Distress Inks to create the blue of the sky fading into the pale sand at the bottom. I then sprayed the panel with Perfect Pearls in water to add some detail to make it look less flat. The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios.

 Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!
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Alcohol lift ink for Paper Rose Studio

This card was an experiment, but it is one that I quite like!

I made a panel of alcohol ink on yupo, leaving some of the edges white. I applied the Mandala stencil, and then added alcohol lift ink heavily using a foam ink blending tool. I blended all over panel, so that some of the lifted ink got moved to the edges. This means that the middle of the panel has darker ink under the stencil, but near the edges there is lighter yupo under the stencil.
I stamped the sentiment from the Poppies clear stamp set in Versamark ink onto a strip of vellum, and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then wrapped the vellum around the yupo panel before adhering the whole panel to a white card base with tape runner adhesive. Some clear sequins were the finishing touch! 
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Tuesday 26 May 2020

OCC Spring Card Camp 2 Day 20

I am very sad that today is the last day of classes for the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2, but I am so very grateful to Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner and all of their guest artists for providing so much inspiration over the past 6 weeks or so. It has given me something to concentrate on other than the stresses of working from home and what's going on in the world at the moment.

The last day of class involved weaving. Jennifer weaved with paper, Kristina weaved with vellum. I chose to use a panel of Yupo with alcohol ink and foil that has been sitting in my stash for months. Both Jennifer and Kristina did weaving with two rows of strips at right angles to each other. I should have done that. However, I am a glutton for punishment and I chose a hexagon die, so decided to weave with 3 rows of strips interlaced with each other. 0 stars, do not recommend. 

The hello die is from Avery Elle.
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OCC Spring Card Camp day 19

Still catching up on homework!  I really loved Dawn Woleslagle's class on Day 19 of Spring Card Camp, and I made a huge pile of backgrounds using her technique. Like her, I don't have a gelli plate, so I used the back side of a large photopolymer stamp to mix my Distress Oxide inks.

On most of my cards, I used a discontinued background stamp from Hero Arts, but on some, I used a stamp set from Altenew, a Study in Watercolour.

Card 1 - die and sentiment strip from Paper Rose Studio

Card 2: Sentiment from Papertrey Ink

Card 3 - sentiment from Studio Katia

Card 4 - hello die from Pink and Main

Card 5: Hugs die and heart die from Pink and Main

Card 6: Butterfly die from My Favorite Things, sentiment from Taylored Expressions

This is less than half of the cards I made using this technique! I had a ball!

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OCC Spring Card Camp day 18

Catching up on homework:

I swiped the white panel with pink and purple inks form Hero Arts. I then stamped the floral image and sentiment from Wplus9 in Obsidian ink from Altenew.

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Monday 25 May 2020

Smile, be wrinkle free

I can't get enough of his hello word die from Picket Fence Studios recently - I've been sending out a lot of Hello cards!

I cut the hello word die from white cardstock and a vellum shadow, and mounted it onto a piece of yupo with alcohol inks. I added a little sentiment from Smile, be Wrinkle Free stamped in LDRS Creative ink.

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Friday 22 May 2020

Celebration Video Hop

Welcome to a special post! I am part of a video hop on You Tube to celebrate Ardyth, Jenny and Kathya reaching 5000 subscribers on You Tube! Please check out my video on YouTube by clicking HERE!

Products used (affiliate links used where possible, at no cost to you - thank you for your support!)

Paper Rose Studio Mandala stencil
Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes
Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink
Distress Oxide Inks
Altenew's Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Pitch Black 
Neenah Solar White 110b cardstock
Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background
Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Die
Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Backer
Gina K Connect Glue
Themoweb Pixie Spray
Ranger Stickles - Stardust
Fiskars paper trimmer

Blog post at Picket Fence Studios

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

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Using up leftovers

I made a panel of Yupo and alcohol pearls a while ago that was a bit of a disaster - didn't turn out how I wanted at all. I salvaged it by cutting it into pieces - this is the 2nd card I've made using the pieces.

The hello die is form Picket Fence Studios.

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Thursday 21 May 2020

Cute piggies

I coloured this image during a Zoom Colour & Connect session with Kathy Racoosin and Lydia Fiedler a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to post it! The image is a Stamping Bella stamp called Petunia and Penny take a break.

I used Derwent pencils to colour the image.. I matted it onto patterned paper from Paper Rose, and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

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Wednesday 20 May 2020

OCC Spring Card Camp day 13

I know, I'm a day behind. I wish I didn't have to work when an Online Card Class is running! Oh, well!

I used Distress Oxide inks, butterfly dies from My Favorite Things, a background stamp from Hero Arts (it's discontinued, please don't come at me!) and a sentiment strip from Paper Rose.

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Monday 18 May 2020

OCC Spring Card Camp 2 day 12

I love what Laura Bassen does with rainbows. I just did not have the time to die cut nearly as many shapes as she did on her card from Day 12 of Spring Card Camp!

I used hexagon nesting dies that have been in my stash for so long that I have no idea where they came from. The sentiment is from a new printed sentiment set from Paper Rose. for visiting :)

Tulips from Paper Rose

I love this Tulip Circle Die from Paper Rose Studio - it just calls out to be paper pieced!

I had some leftover pieces of yupo with red and green alcohol inks, so I placed them strategically  under the Tulip Circle die to get red flowers and green leaves. I also cut the die from white cardstock, and from a piece of cardstock that I had used an ink blending tool to create a soft blue background.  I then adhered the die cut to a white panel, and paper pieced the blue piece and the yupo pieces into the negative spaces. I added a simple stamped sentiment from the Poppies clear stamp set, and then adhered the whole panel to a pale blue card base. I added some faux stitching lines with a white gel pen as a finishing touch.

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Sunday 17 May 2020

Hugs for A Blog Named Hero

I made a card with the same layout as this one for my Mum for Mother's day. I liked it so much I decided to recreate it with current Hero Arts stamps.

I used the Flowers for Colouring Bold Print stamp from Hero Arts, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers in various shades of pink and purple. I also sprayed the panel with Perfect Pearls. I cut the panel down (so I have some left for another card!) and added a sentiment from the Hello Stamp & Cut set.

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