Saturday, December 29, 2018

Video: Simon Says Stamp Haul









Tim Holtz/Stampersanonymous Compostion And Lines: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=396136

Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous: stitch sewing border : https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=58421

Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The heart…: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product?id=75597


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes with Stampendous. with video

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 I am happy to be back as a December guestdesigner for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.
This week we're all about Anything Goes and showcasing Stampendous Products.
As always you could win a $50 giftcard to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp shop.
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For my card I've used the  Stampendous Balloonfun stamp (HMcp103)
I stamped them with Versafine Onyx black ink onto coldpressed watercolor paper and colored the image with Distress inks.





The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp "it's your birthday" set and I also used Versafine Onyx black ink.

Materials used:






Distress inks:



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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp store: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
                                                                                                  

To play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas and all my favourites of 2018


Craftin Desert Divas Delicious Wishes release card #6

Merry Christmas if you're reading this today!

The theme this week for the Craftin Desert Divas designer challenge is: anything glittery.
I'm not sure if you can see it, but I've added loads of glitter with the Shimmer spritz onto the background .

To make the background I've taken the already colored images form the digi release and placed them on an empty panel in Photoshop. printed it and then spritzed it with the shimmer spritz, let it dry.

Meanwhile I colored the image with my alcohol markers to be as sweet as the background colors, but not matchy match.

I printed my sentiment onto the cardbase. I've used the same one for the last three cards,so it's a matching set and I tried to stick to the same colors too.

To attach the glitter panel to the cardbase I've used liquid glue and then mounted my image with foamtape and adhered it on top.
For the scales and fondant I've used a Nuvo Shimmer pen to add more glitter.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas
Delicious wishes: https://craftindesertdivas.com/delicious-wishes-digital-stamp/?aff=104
Shimmer Spritz: http://craftindesertdivas.com/sheer-shimmer-spritz-spray-2oz-sparkle/?aff=104

Adhesives:


I've added all the cards from this release  below:






Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry & Bright

I meant to do this one for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, stitch it up, but I ran out of time, but this week's theme is Party Time, and Christmas is a time to party as well, right? my New Year's eves are always boring, I stay home for my cats, they're not scared, but I like to be there and not really the party type anyway. It's funny thunder and or fireworks doesn't scare them, but a droplet of water freaks them out..and yet they go out in   a drizzly rain...? weird cats..

And the Male Room Challenge is the colour blue, so I link up another card there.

For my card I cut out a circle from Watercolor paper with a stitched edge die. also cut out the circle from white card and then diecut the village from the circle, so I have a stitched edge on it too.
This village is from Craft Emotions, but any will do. I almost used the Your Next Stamp one, houses on a hill, but I felt it  would cover too much of my blue medallion.

The blue is liquid watercolors from Ecoline, multiple layers and colors to build up the intensity, I think I've used three layers. There's a hint of ombre, but the Village covers most of it ...hehe useless..
I splattered white ink as snow or stars. Mounted the Panel and the village with Foamtape and adhered it to the base.

On the Base I stamped the sentiment from Simon Syas Stamp (Merry Trees) with Memento Paris Dusk, a really dark blue, just to stay with the blue colour theme.


See the links above to take part in the challenges if you're interested.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.










 Edited Jan 16th:

Sunday, December 23, 2018

the colour blue


That's the new challenge over at the Male Room.

So for my card I pulled out a blue cardstock, cut it to size, prepped it with the embossing tool, then placed all my stamped around  the card, inked them with Versamark ink and embossed them with white embossing powder.

adhered the cardstock to the cardbase with taperunner.
Very simple, and I think masculine, no fuss, no glitter and such.

For more information or to play along the Male Room Challenge, see this.

Artist Trading coins process video - Snowfun


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Guestdesigner: Party!, with video






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 I am happy to be back as a December guestdesigner for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.
This week we're all about Party and showcasing Your Next Stamp Products.
As always you could win a $50 giftcard to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp shop.
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For my card I've used the Your Next Stamp set called Silly Rockmonsters YNS468
I stamped them with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and cut them out, then colored them with my markers.
For the background I've used Distress Oxides and masked off triangles as if they were spotlights for the band.


I've then added some white gel pen on the edges of the "stage" so the singer doesn't fall off ;-).


The sentiment is from the same set and I've stamped it with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Wow! clear matt dull embossing powder. You can ofcourse do white, but I thought it would be too stark a cantrast, or silver, but I  rather fancied this matt version, you can see it and it's subtle enough for a guy.
Mounted the guitarist and singer on foamtape and adhered the drummer directly to the cardbase.
I also added some punched out music notes from glittery paper.


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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:

Simon Says Stamp store: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/
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Mini inkblending tool:

Oxides:

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For the second card I used the keyboard player monster that was left over...ahhh..
I used the same sentiment, as I still had it in my Stampingtool, handy. I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink.
Heat set it to be sure.
Then I masked of an area  to inkblend DIstress inks on, I've used a finger dauber to get circular dots, that already helps with the Bokeh effct.
I've picked a lot of the bright colors: picked raspberry, wilted violet, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron, mowed lawn, candied apple and spiced marmalade. But any that take your fancy will do. I just like the bright ones, esp if my little monster is at a concert.
Then I applied Lawn Fawn Yeti ink through a stencil, I made it with cardstock and circle nesting dies, but I also pulled out other circular stencils I have,  like the Simon Says Stamp Dotted circles. For bokeh it's important the smallest dots are the brightest or whitest and the bigger ones , more subtle, it makes them fall to the background.
You can layer the Yeti ink if needed, just heat set in between.
I colored my  keyboard player with Illustrator markers and mounted him with foamtape. he ended up in a different spot than intended, if you want to know why, watch the video ;-).


To play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Craftin Desert Divas Delicious Wishes release card #5

More sweet wishes with the Delicous Wishes digi set from Craftin Desert Divas.

Today I've chosen to use the Kangaroo from the set.

I printed it onto alcohol friendly paper and colored it with my alcohol markers, then cut it out. Mounted it with foamtape.

I printed the sentiment directly onto the cardbase and added blue and pink cut squares and bubblegum sequins sprinkled around the image, I added the layers and seguins with the Deluxe liquid glue from Nuvo. Adhered the Kangaroo on top.




Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas
Delicious Wishes: https://craftindesertdivas.com/delicious-wishes-digital-stamp/?aff=104
Bubblegum : http://craftindesertdivas.com/bubblegum-sequins/?aff=104




Sunday, December 16, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Delicious Wishes release card #4


Today I'm using the cute baking hedgehog again from the Delicious Wishes release over at Craftin Desert Divas.

I printed the image on alcohol friendly paper and colored it with my alcohol markers and cut it out.

I printed the sentiment onto the cardbase, added pink and blue hearts to mimic the image and then sprinkled over some seguins from the Bubblegum mix.
Adhered the hearts and sequins with liquid glue and the critter with foamtape




Materials used:
Crfatin Desert Divas: Delicious Wishes https://craftindesertdivas.com/delicious-wishes-digital-stamp/?aff=104

Nuvo  Deluxe adhesive: http://craftindesertdivas.com/nuvo-deluxe-adhesive/?aff=104


Artist trading coins process video, Vintage Christmas


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas December release card 3

This Craftin Desert Divas December release is full of sweet and wonderful characters, this is #10, the pie is #9.

 For my card I scaled the image to pit and placed the pie in the sky as I later added a kind of counter.

I also added the sentiment included in the digi set on the counter, as if the name of the bakery shop, at least that was what I was thinking.

Colored the panel with alcohol markers and adhered it to the cardbase with scortape.

I was debating wether to add a colored wallpaper as well, but I decided against it, I thought it might detract frrom the main image, this cute little hedgehog baking cookies.
They're heartshaped, so they could well be used for a number of occasions like  Christmas cookies, Valentine's day, a birthday, I think it's very versatile.

Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes: https://craftindesertdivas.com/delicious-wishes-digital-stamp/?aff=104



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Warm winter Wishes

That is the challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

For my card I've used the Craftin Desert Divas Surfin Santa and I made the sentiment in Photoshop. Printed it on the Crafter's Companion Marker paper and colored the image with my alcohol markers.
I've free handed the wave and added white gel pen for the froth.
Added the panel on the card base with tape runner.

Merry Christmas everyone!
I thought the surfing Santa is fun for those who live in warm areas, and or in Australia and  alike, where it's actually Summer when it's Christmas.

For more information or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas, with video

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 I am happy to be back as a December guestdesigner for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges.
This week we're all about Christmas and showcasing Creative Expressions.
As always you could win a $50 giftcard to the wonderful Simon Says Stamp shop.
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I've used a cling stamp and a sentiment die and have linked everything down below.

For my card I wanted to use Talens Ecoline, but after coloring the two bells, my battery died, so whilst that was charging I went to the SSS webshop to link everything and found they no longer carry them, so I switched to Distress Spray Stains and they work the same.

I stamped the festive bells onto cold pressed watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed  with the Wow black twinkle powder. Not so much to contain the coloring, but to tie in the design and as it's Christmas a bit of glitter never goes wasted.
To make my own glitter paper, I covered a piece of card with Versamark ink and sprinkled on the powder, then heat set it.

For added shimmer , I've used gold Shimmer Spritz to all my colors, this will change the drying quality of the inks, so be careful. I like how the foliage and the blue mixed a little, it gives a softer effect of more greenery in the background, but it's personal.

I cut the circle out with a die, and I happened to have one that exactly fitted around the outer edge, I could feel it popping into place. Where needed I've  touched up the sides. Mounted the  panel with foamtape.

In my video last week I've shown you this blue panel as well, I sprinkled it with silver and white Acrylic paints, and as I had two, I've used the second one as my backdrop.
Wrapped around a silver ribbon and attached it to the cardbase.

50dollar_voucher_600px For the sentiment , I added some double sided adhesive on the back of the card, making it easier to put it on the cardbase. I didn't plan on using th eblue blackdrop, so it might have been a bit too dark, this black twinkle, but I  highlighted the words with a white Sharpie.


Simon Says Stamp




Ecoline: no longer available at SSS, but Distress spray stains will work almost the same





Craftin Desert Divas December release card 2

Today I made another card using the new Craftin Desert Divas December release: Delicious wishes.

I started by printing the digi #2 from the set on marker friendly paper and cut it out, then colored it with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers.

For the background I made the sentiment in Photoshop and printed it.
Then Diecut the fall border die from white cardstock and traced it onto the printed panel, so I knew where to apply Distress oxides ink.
I wanted to use the same colors for the inkblending as I used on the mouse image, or alike colors.

Adhered the house border with liquid glue and mounted the Chef with foam tape and adhered him on top.

I like baking for the holidays and that was my inspiration for this card. The pine trees in the border die could be Christmas trees.


Materials used: Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes: https://craftindesertdivas.com/delicious-wishes-digital-stamp/?aff=104


Distress oxides:




Adhesives:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas December Release card 1

This week I'm showing a card I made with the new release:  Delicious wishes.

I've used the small images from the set to make my own background. and printed it, then adhered it to the cardbase. Added Nuvo Drops  for color.

The raccoon is from the same set and I colored him with my Spectrum Noir and Illustrator markers, then cut him out.

The sentiment is from Sending Sentiments and I stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink and heat set it to be safe.
Diecut a circle from the panel and mounted it with foamtape, adhered it on top.
Supported the raccoon on the right with foamtape too and liquid glue on the bit that sits flush with the panel.



Materials used:
Craftin Desert Divas:
Delicious wishes: https://craftindesertdivas.com/delicious-wishes-digital-stamp/?aff=104




Nuvo Drops:



Sunday, December 9, 2018

AAA Cards Challenge #130: three of something

Welcome to the last AAA Cards Challenge of 2018: three of something. our sponsor is Uniko and you could win an in stock stampset.

For my "three" I chose this Whimsy Stamp called Penguins carry the tree as there are three penguins in the image.

I stamped it onto Watercolor paper (water art by Kippers) with Versafine onyx black ink, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp (presents and ornaments) also stamped with Versafine ink.

I colored the image with Talens Ecoline a fluid watercolor medium.

Added the watercolor panel to the cardbase taperunner.
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For more information, more DT examples and or to play along to AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Male room challenge 100- celebrate

This fortnight the challenge is Celebrate for the Male room challenge blog.

When I think of manly cards, or boys' I think of CAS, minimalist, certainly no frills, preferably one or minimal layers.

So for my card I masked of a strip on the cardbase, inkblended Versamagix inks inside (Night Sky,  Aegean blue and  Aspen Mist).
I masked the moon off with some Inkadinkado masking paper before inking and kept it  on whilst I was splattering Brushed Pewter Distress stain for my stars.

Then I stamped the Tim Holtz Santa Sleigh with Versafine Onyx black ink.
The sentiment is from Studio light and I also used Versafine for it, extended the stamp to the edges with a fineliner.

Seeing it's also one layer week as Less is More I will enter a second card there too.

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


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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Wrap it up, guest designer, with video

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This is the first and  the theme is: wrap it up, showcasing Tim Holtz Products.
I made two projects: a giftbag and gift tags.For the giftbag I use a box or a stack of cd cases or even en reem of paper.
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I stamped the image with Staz-on black ink as the paper is a bit smooth, and this way I'm sure it won't smear. Set it aside to dry whilst I make my matching tags.
Well I should say somewhat matching, because I made a proper night sky with a full moon.
I applied Distress oxides: black soot, chippped sapphire and blueprint sketch.
Applied the moon on the tag the same way.
The Santa Sleigh is very long, so I decided to divide the scene into three tags, all different, but matching. I thought it would be cool for one person to get all three tags on their gifts.
After all the inks were dry I first cut the paper into three pieces, then cut the angles on a slant and pierced the tag hole in it.Simon Says StampMaterials used:




First I must say what an honour it is to be the Wednseday Challenge Guest designer  for Simon 
Says Stamp
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Wednesday Challenges.

As always if you play along and link up your creations, you might win a $50 gift card to the Simon Says Stamp Store.


Wahtever fits your  needs. So excuse my mash in a bag, it;s not a culinary highlight I know, but sometimes comes in handy.
I basically wrap paper around the box and tape it shut on three sides, burnish the folds on the corners, I tend to use tape runner and or double sided tape, glue gun even.

To personalize my bag I stamped the Tim Holtz stamp Santa Sleigh (K6-2435) from Stampendous and applied  a full moon.
To make the moon I've used Stazon cotton white and although I reinked it was very dry, but perfect for the look of the moon surface. I've used a mini ink blending tool to "stamp" my moon by dipping the foam on the inkpad.


I thought the giftbag was a little too big to inkblend the whole front.

Then I splattered with water and Distress spray stain Brushed pewter and Dylusions white linen

At this time  it's still one half sheet of thick white card, I will cut it into tags after it's complete.

Instead of names, find the matching tags? ..maybe not..

There are dies that do this, but I don't have them this big ;-).
For more information, more examples and or to play along the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.



Tim Holtz stamp

Staz on black:

Stazon White:

Mini inkblending tool:

Oixdes:

Blueprint Sketch:

Black soot


Dylusions White Linen spray:


Tim Holtz guillotine cutter:




Lawn Fawn Yeti: