Monday, 4 July 2022

AAA Birthday Challenges #39: Where in the World


This month we'd like you to make a Birthday Card representing where you're from.

I am from the Netherlands via Germany and Italy. I was Born in Scheveningen, now part of the Hague, but lived in Amsterdam and my canal houses are typical Dutch Canal or merchant houses. In Delft we have canals too, a few old and grand houses but nothing like Amsterdam where all the money went. For those paying attention our flag is red white and blue ;-)

Anyway I live in the suburbs on a waterway, a creek not a canal or the like, but fabulous open views.

For my card I masked off the lower bit and inkblended Tumbled glass

and  Salty Ocean and then decided to add some Picked Raspberry on the lower part of the Salty Ocean and that turned a nice shade of purple.I felt it needed more contrast.

Stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted (Laugh our loud) with Versafine ink. 

Diecut the houses from Nellie Snellen (SD183) three times and stacked them on top with liquid glue, then adhered it to the card. One would have been fine, but I messed up the first one, so decided to cut it again and then stack them why not? added a third layer to really add dimension.

For more information or to play along the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Oh my Gostrich


There's a new challenge over at Less is More: Emboss.

I've chosen Dry Embossing with a strip I have in my stash, I got it at Action, but I can't remember the brand, came with stamps. I embossed it into a panel and stuck the panel to the cardbase.

I then reached for my stash of colored images (actually had a white baby romper but it was too white on white) so I found the My Favorite Things Oh my Gostrich and I had mama and baby ( I think) left and so I could still use the sentiment. I printed that with my laser

printer for another project too.

I think it turned out great and I've used up some stash ;-)

For more information or to play along the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

I think you're purrfect

Well that's a nice cats are driving me insane at the, really...I love them but man oh man, let's blame it on the weather eh?

Anyway onto my card:

I used the Last Minute Manda digi "A cats life", I printed one of the images onto Copic safe paper, colored it and cut it out, mounted it with foamtape.

For the background I've used a Create a Smile Stencil (Splotch) with Distress inks, the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

There's a food bowl in the set with Spoiled on it, might make a nice sentiment too know it's true ;-)

There's eight digi images in the set, even a can of tuna, and these digis are so affordable at 2.2 euro for a whole set!

You can find it here

Happy retirement

Hello, this week I'm showcasing the Whimsy Stamps Spring Gnomes Digi set.

I Printed this particular one from the set on Copic paper, cut it out and then colored it. Mounted the image with foamtape.

For the background I masked off about 1/3 from the top and applied a Distress inks (whatever was left on my blending brushes/sponges), I thought this could be a river or sea, puddle doesn't matter.

The sentiment is also digital from the Everyday Banner Sentiments and I cut out "happy retirement" as I thought  the gnome could be spending his retirement as lazy days bobbing on a lake, river, sea, brook. puddle..No care in the World.

Added  white gel pen for detail.

Spring gnomes

Everyday Banner sentiments

Sunday, 26 June 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #218: Sketch + flowers


This fortnight we have a sketch for you and the option to use flowers. I didn't, I loved the sketch as is and I don't have many if any flower stamps.

For my card I used stencils with circle cut outs and ink blended Distress inks through them.

The I used the Happy Little Stampers set Mix Mash for the outlined circles and the sentiment. I've used Versafine for that.

Added a few dew drops (enamel dots) from Marianne Design.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Friday, 24 June 2022

Brilliant Butterflies


The Less is More started last week, but I had no time until now: One Layer Card + One image (sentiment allowed)

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Clean and Simple, Showcasing Hero Arts is you have it. I thought stamping on the cardbase with ample white or empty space i Clean and simple.

As long as I had my supplies out, I made a set of cards with the My Favorite Things Brilliant butterflies, and for the sentiment I've used Clearly Besotted's Tiny type to ensure the most empty space.

For stamping I used  bright colored die ink and Versafine ink for the black.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.