The new challenge over at the Male Room is: Surf's up. For my card I used a digi from Sliekje stamps. You can download them for free at her blog, this is sliekjestamps361. I printed it on watercolor paper and colored it with Polychromos pencils, then adhered it on a cardbase. I added the sentiment in Photoshop. Stay cool, would also have been fun, but of course I always think of these things after the fact haha...anyway you can add what ever you like. For more information on the Male Room Challenge, see this.
The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: not a card. So I made a party hat with a Lion King Feel. At first for a 5 year old, then I thought I should make fun of myself turning 50 in December haha... Anyway I traced a dinner plate onto a full sheet of cardstock, cut out the circle and a wedge, had to adjust it later as it was too wide in my opinion. I just winged it.
Then I inkblended the African sunset with Distress oxides and stamped the Creative Expressions (on Safari) multiple times as the hat, although still flat is angled. I thought a nod to the new Lion King film and a 5 year old would be cool. The numbers are from Lawn Fawn Finley's 123s I didn't have any elastic and as I shan't be wearing it,I left it out ;-) It was fun to make though. For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
This fortnight the challenge is One Image plus the optional twist of positivity and it was Jane's choice. Our sponsor this game is: Precious Remembrance Shop and you could win a stampset. For my cardI used the Gerda Steiner digi Bee Strong. It comes with the sentiment. I thought the sentiment is perfect for the weightlifting Bee and for the positive option. I've printed it on Crafter's Comapnion Markerpaper and colored it with Spectrum Noir and Tri blend markers.
Added the panel to a cardbase with taperunner. For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.
For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge I pulled out my newly arrived SSS die Peeking cat. I mean I had no choice but to get it when I saw it ;-). I diecut it three times from a panel (this was my third attempt at spacing them right), so when the left one didn't cut out completely as I didn't put it in the Big shot properly, I cut the bit that was left by hand....you can see it if you look closely, so don't lol.. Also SSS is showcasing Tim Holtz, so I used Distress Oxides in Squeezed lemonade, Carved pumpkin and picked raspberry, probably my favorite color combo. I inkblended the colors on the cardbase. Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair ink. It's also Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymus (E1-1696).
I thought it went perfectly with my inability to withstand anything kitty and with the cats on the card. When I saw a photo of my cats, I just knew I had to get them, they spoke to my heart. Attached the panel with double sided tape. For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
The new Less is More Challenge is: small images, no bigger than 2 inches. I've measured my berries from Sunny Studio (Berry Bliss) and the biggest is 1.5inch appr., so I should be OK. I do not like to color images that are too small, I have many, but I just can't get into the tight corners with my markers...Also I'm not very good at stamp layering, so I stay away from them usually, but this summer fruit set looked so realistic, I just had to give it another try. For stamping I've used Memento inks. Then cut them out and mounted them on the cardbase above the sentiment from the same set. A few enamel dots to complete my little composition.
For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: make your own background, showcasing Tim Holtz. I've used Distress Oxides from Ranger/Tim Holtz in Shaded lilac and Tumbled glass for my background. And as I just got in my latest haul from Simon Says Stampcontaining this fabulous Woodware stamp I used it on top. I stamped it with Versafine Clair ink, same as the sentiment.( Woodware : winterwonderland). At first I wanted to combine it with the MOnday Challenge, with a different die, but now I will make another card, as I don't think the one lonely stag in the corner is animal magic ;-)
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.
A dream of many, not me, but many people. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Life on the Ocean waves. For my card I pulled inspiration from one of my cards from 2015, but this time I've used Distress Oxides. The sentiment is from Wow (just Saying) and the cloud is from Katzelkraft (KTZ150) I heat embossed it with Wow ! White pearl embossing powder. I made an oval stencil with a die and the boat is still the same as on the card from 2015. Not sure why I added a really dark strip then, so I wanted to redeem myself ;-)
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
My first card in this series I made with a DIY stencil. I made it with triangular dies. And then inkblended Oxides through it. I thought it to be masculine, so I waited for it to go live, so I can add it to the Male Room Challenge blog.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is: add a number, showcasing Your Next Stamp products.
My card is for a friend, who's turning 50, like me this year. I will only share it on other social media platforms on Friday, but I know she doesn't visit me here. So for my card I cut out 50 with the Scan N Cut and stamped the sentiment. This is from Woodware, a brand SSS now carries as well, I've used the set called aged to perfection and Versafine Clair ink. The little doggie is an older set from Your Next stamp, called Happy Critters set two. I stamped it with My Favorite Things Extreme black ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir Triblend and Noir markers. I made the panel into a shaker pouch, by closing off the opening with acetate. I layered two sheets of pink craft foam and filled it with iridescent sequins and shapes. On the card base I applied Distress Oxides: picked raspberry, carved pumpkin and squeezed lemonade. For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.
The new challenge over at Less is More is Celebrations, and for my card I went Christmas celebration. I recently got the Marianne Design Col dieset that make these cute Llamas or Alpacas, not entirely sure, but they make cute little critters. (col 1470). I printed the sentiment on a panel of Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and stamped the cacti on it. these are from Woodware (succulents) and I stamped them with My Favorite Things Extreme Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir Triblend makers. Mounted the Llama on top with foamtape. I thought the card needed the succulents, but to keep as much white space as possible, I tucked them behind the Llama and each other. Fleece Navidad....song is now stuck in my head, but hey...
For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.
This fortnight we have the maxi white space challenge , with the optional twist of Christmas in July. Our Sponsor this game is the Ink Road. For my card I used a digi stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas and I printed it onto alcohol marker friendly paper, so I could use my markers to color him. I free handed the wave, so he wasn't floating in mid air. The digi is called Surfing Santa and I thought a Santa on Holiday somewhere warm would be cool for the Christmas in July theme, also good for people on the Southern Hemisphere where it's Summer at Christmas, like for my friends in Australia.
The sentiment is from the same digi set. I cut the panel smaller, so I could have a matte for my plus three, I chose: a matte, a digistamp and pen coloring. For more information, or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Stars and/or stripes, showcasing My Favorite Things. For my card I used the sentiment from Bold Statements, the solid star from Superboy and the outline star from Space Explorer, all My Favorite Things. The dotted line is from Tim Holtz/ Stampers Anonymous Composition and lined. I've used Wow! Daytona sand embossing powder for the solid stars, and Memento inks for the outline and stripes. Versafine Clair for the sentiment. For more information on the Simon Says Stamp this.
I made this initially for the Simon Says Stamp Instagram challenge for July: watercolors. Then I thought there's still time to add it to the anything goes challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. For my card I used a piece of watercolor paper and Distress refills: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed. I thought that was a nice nod to the Tim Holtz month over at SSS. I cut a cardpanel 1cm smaller than the cardbase and then stamped the sentiment first, as it might not fit otherwise. It's from SSS It's your birthday 3x4 set and I used Versafine Clair ink. I cut it smaller so the watercolor panel would peek out, giving the card a nice frame.
Then I diecut the SSS peeking daisy three times at different angles. I left the negative in as the stem is very fragile, mounted the panel with foamtape, making sure to support the daisy in the middle.
I dried the watercolor panel, adhered it to a cardbase, the adhered the panel on top. Whilst diecutting I got a few smudges from dirty plates, so I disguised them with matching enamel dots. For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.
My second entry for the AAA Birthday Challenge: for the girls, I ran out of time this morning before physio and work And the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make your own background, showcasing Paper Artsy products. Sadly I have no Paper Artsy things, so I opted for a Creative Expression stamp: Magical Meadow. I started with the background: Distress Oxides Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Picked raspberry. First I had splattered water,but I didn't like it, so I inked the panel again on the other side and instead I sprayed it with Gold Shimmer Spritz spray, I thought it goes well with the yellow and orange tones. Heat set it, then
stamped the image with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink. What's more girlie than pink and Fairies and Unicorns and a load of glitter spray?..I know princesses ;-)... These images from Creative Expressions are very long, I used a whole 8,11"sheet and folded in in half for the cardbase, then shortened it to 8,5", I adapted the inked panel to fit and before adding it, I stamped the sentiment. It's from Simon Says Stamp: It's your birthday 3x4 and I also used Versafine Clair for it. Mounted the panel with foamtape and adhered it on the cardbase. For more information on the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this. For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
For the new AAA Birthday Challenges, I've used a Lee Holland Digi (kitten ballerina). I printed it onto the Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and colored it with my markers. Nuvo Shimmer pen on the pink tutu. I added the sentiment whilst in Photoshop. Adhered the panel onto a cardbase with tape runner. I went for girlie pink, I myself prefer purple ;-) I had a pink tutu when I did ballet, I think I was 4, but I wasn't happy that my brothers got to go tothe pool whilst I was in class, so I asked if I could go swim aswell, they pulled me out of class but we never went swimming as that was just to pass the time whilst I was in class...bummer. For more information on the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.