Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Snot fun


 The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Animal Antics, showcasing Doodlebug designs.


For my card I stamped a rainbow of pill pots from the Doodlebug set called Pill Better, I've used Memento inks and a little mask to stagger them, directly on the cardbase.

The sentiment is from the same set and I've stamped it with Versafine Clair ink.


The critter is from Whimsy Stamps' set called Get well. I stamped it with Gina K Amalgam ink,cut itout and then colored with with alcohol markers. Mounted the image with foamtape and adhered in on top of the cardbase.




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


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Robot Chat

 The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Steampunk.




For my card I used the Robot Chat from Katzelkraft, colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out with the Scan n Cut.

The Background is Distress inks through a diy stencil from a die ( Candied apple, Carved pumpkin, Squeezed lemonade, Twisted citron, Mowed lawn, Mermaid lagoon, Chipped sapphier, Wilted violet and Picked raspberry)

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons and I've stamped it with Versafine Clair ink.


Mounted the cat with foamtape and adhered him  on top. I went for  green as I thought it might be copper, like statues.


Nuvo Shimmer pen, Midas gold on the light bulbs, Zig gel pen for the shine.


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

genius cutting board hack as apalette for watercolor pencils

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Joyful frame


 The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: frame it.

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: No stamps allowed!. Blimey and that in Stamptember lol...a challenge indeed as I like my critter stamps ;-).

So I thought long and hard and came up with this card with diecutting only. I've used the Simon Says Stamp  Joyful frame, obviously,  and a holly twig from Marianne Design. I've diecut the holly from green cardstock and the berries from glitter cardstock.

I diecut the Joyful frame from a cardpanel. At first I wanted to use the skinny frame and words,but while I was using this negativeto


place back the letters, I thought it looked far more CAS. So I carefully peeled off the skinny frame from the carbase on which I had applied Fired Brick Distress ink.

Mounted everything flush with taperunner, I ended up with two frames, the skinny red on and the one around the cardpanel. I think this looks so stylish. I've added the Holly twig just for those who need more detail, otherwise I would have left it off;-).

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

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



24 weeks of Christmas cards #12 Indigo Blu Christmas Icons

Sunday, 13 September 2020

AAA Cards Challenges #174: Up to 1/3 + Woodland Animals, with video

This fortnight the AAA Cards Challenge is: up to1/3 and with the option to use woodland animals.

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For my card I cut a circle window in a panel with the Memory Box Tree branch cirle.
Traced the opening onto the cardbase and applied Distress Oxides. I noticed a smear and some damages, so I redid this panel off camera.
The sentiment and my woodland animal are from CC Designs  Foxes. I also had diecut some skinny tall trees to reinforce the wood feeling, but I didn't use them as I liked my inkblended background.

I coloured the fox with bunny with Spectrum Noir markers. Adhered the panel and fox to the cardbase.

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

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Shades of Purple

 
The new Less is More challenge is: shades of purple.



Perfect for Halloween I thought, so I inkblended Distress inks onto a cardbase (Dusty Concord and Milled Lavender) and stamped the silhouettes from Marianne Design  (CS1039) with Versafine ink.


The Sentiment is from Carlijn Design (Halloween & Sint Maarten).

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

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Don't act your age

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Humorus/fun card, showcasing Riley and Company.


For my card I used the ultra funny sentiment from Riley and Company: RWD-812 and I stamped it with Versafine Clair in on Marker paper.

The granny is from Art Impressions' Loads of fun set. I stamped her with Gina K amalgam ink and colored it with my Triblends.

Cut the panel smaller to make amat and mounted it to the cardbase with taperunner.



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

Christmas Craft Creations September theme: Shaped card, with video

This month we from Christmas Craft Creations challenge you to make a shaped card.


I made a round one as it reminds me of an ornament or bauble.
I diecut 4, but only need 3 circles with a stitched edge. from one I diecut the tree and houses from Clearly Besotted. It's reitred (I got it second hand) but you can use whatever you like of course.

For the background I applied Distress Oxieds: Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Splattered it with water and later also Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.

Stamped the Santa sleigh with Versafine clair ink. It's from Marianne Design Cs1040.

Mounted the trees and houses with foamtape.

For the back I scored it somewhere at the top, there's no rule for that. Burnished it and attached it with glue to the front.

For more information or to play along the Christmas Craft Creations blog, see this.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Gnome on Bumble

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: favorite stamp, no digi.

I have many , well all my stamps are loved, but these Gnomes from Stamping Bella I got not long ago are my favorites now, they're so cute.
In the background a stamp from Creative Expressions called Magical meadow, I stamped it over a Distress Oxides background, It's a really lond stamp, so this is about half of it, just to give the idea of grasses and whatever lives there together with the gnomes.

The Stamping Bellas gnome and sentiment are from the set Flying Gnome. Stamped it with Gina K amalgam ink and colored it with alcohol markers.

And just cos I feel he's going on a trip as well, I'd like to enter it into the Male Room challenge too.


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


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


AAA Birthday Guest Designer card

I'm so honoured to be asked as a gues designer again for AAA Birthdays.

The September theme is: animals and or critters.

I went for weird looking critters. It's a digi from Etsy, Lizzy Love or Oddbal digis,it's called Unicorns and sprites, they're so cute and enough of them to make a rainbow.

I printed it on watercolour paper with my laser printer and coloured them with Talens Ecoline ink.

I added the sentiment while in Photoshop, I went for a first grader look. Thought about adding a sentence on the bottom, but
decided it was full, on the inside I will write. I hope your day is magical.

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

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Wiggly flowers

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: oodles of doodles.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is; Stamp it, showcasing Stamptember products. Don't have any from this year (yet).

For my card I've used the Simon Says Stamp Bunny Wishes for the Sentiment and the Woodware Stampset Wiggly stemps. I thought they looked doodled...
Stamped both with Versfine ink and watercolored the flowers with Talens Ecoline.
Mounted the watercolored panel to a cardbase with taperunner.


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

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Adventure awaits

The Male Room Challenge this fortnight is: travel.

Of course travelling far and abroad is a bit tricky at the moment, but I thought this free digi from Sliekje Stamps is so fitting for a boy going on an adventure, like the Hobbits that never left their village before...

I printed the digi onto watercolor paper with my laser printer, then colored it with Talens Ecoline a fluid watercolor medium.

Added the panel onto a cardbase with taperunner.


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

Sunday, 30 August 2020

AAA Cards Challenges #173: Sketch + at the movies, with video

This fortnight  the AAA Cards Challenge is a sketch and the option is "at the movies"..

Our sponsor is Cas-ual Fridays and I've used their Some Bunny loves you set for the sentiment.

For the image I've used a digi from Isabel Cristina "nanny Poppins", I found it on Etsy.

I printed the image on Crafter's Companion Neenah paper and printed it out.
Added clouds as per the sketch with a stencil and Distress Oxides...I realized too late the clouds are the wrong way...looked at changing it, but  decided it doesn't really matter, as long as you can see the sketch.

Stamped the sentiment from  Cas-ual
Fridays with Versafine Clair ink, I thought it went well with the image  floating in the sky. I could have used the bunny, but  the Nanny is more movie like in my opinion.

Coloured the image with my alcohol markers and adhered the panel to a cardbase.

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

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Chalkboard cards

The Less is More challenge this fortnight is: Lucky Dip- Chalkboard technique.

I started my process with the one chalkboard with sentiment only, but as I was looking for that Woodware set I came across the Whimsy set and so I made two, mostly cos the giraffe didn't fit in the frame.

The frame is from Craft Sensations and I enlarged it by stamping the top first, then the giraffe and then the bottom to fit.
I have been known to draw on schoolboards  before cleaning them ;-).

I've used Versamark ink and Wow opaque bright white regular.

The sentiment is also from the Giraffe Peeking set from Whimsy and I've used  Versafine Clair ink.


The woodware set is called  Old Type messages.

To keep it CAS I only used a portion of my card for the Chalkboard look. I left the  strayed bits of embossing powder on purpose, so it looked more like a mess.
For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.



Friday, 28 August 2020

Birthday bears

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is:  Anything goes, showcasing Gina K. products.

I only have the amalgam ink and the stamp shammy. I got it in Diecember I think last year as a gift with any Gina K product. So I stamped the little panda from Scrapbook Forever with Gina K amalgam ink and cleaned the stamp with the shammy. Colored it with alcohol markers and cut it out.

For the background I masked off an area, applied Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides with Peacock feathers on top. the bubbles are from a Tim Holtz stencil (THS037). It's not as wide as my card, so I added more on the left and right handside.

For the sentiment I've used the Happy Birthday from the Simon Says Stamp set Birthday Balloons.

Mounted the panda with foamtape and placed it on top.

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

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Winter Wishes

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Beautiful Botanicals.
The Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Oh so cute.

I think this stampset from Stamping Bella is just that: so so cute and a botanical image.

I've used the  Bundle girl with a snowdrop. Stamped the image with Gina K amalgam ink and colored it with Graph'it alcohol markers. The fineliner point on these markers make the tiniest detail easy to color. Cut it out. 


On the cardbase I've applied Distress oxides in Twisted Citron and Mowed lawn.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair ink, it's from My Favorite Things Bitty Holiday Wishes.

Mounted the image with foamtape and adhered it to the base.

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

Sprouted Baby

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Beautiful Botanicals.
The Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Oh so cute.

I think this stampset from Stamping Bella is just that: so so cute and a botanical image.

I've used the  Sprouted Baby in a pot with matching sentiment. Stamped the image with Gina K amalgam ink and colored it with Graph'it alcohol markers. The fineliner point on these markers make the tiniest detail easy to color. Cut it out.


On the cardbase I've applied Distress oxides in Twisted Citron and Mowed lawn.

Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair ink.

Mounted the image with foamtape and adhered it to the base.

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

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Back to School


Another Guest designer post from me this week for the fabulous Whimsy Stamps.
I’ve used the  digi called “Brains”, there’s a boy and a girl version. I turned my card in a back to school card. https://whimsystamps.com/collections/august-2020-digital/products/brains-digital-stamp-1

I’ve printed the digi on watercolour paper and colored it with Talens Ecoline an ink like watercolour. Then cut it out.

For the background I’ve masked off a strip on the card base and applied Black soot  Distress Oxide ink, I did not care about how well I could blend it, in fact it looks like a messy school board now, you know with remnants of chalk on it. I then used my right hand (I’m left handed) to write back to school with the Versamarker pen and sprinkled it with Wow opaque bright white embossing powder. 
Had to do this a couple of times as the pen dries quickly. I thought it would look more clumsy with my non dominant hand and maybe more  elementary school like?
Placed the character in front of the chalk board with foamtape.


Sunday, 16 August 2020

AAA Cards Challenge #172: ONE layer and my other hobby, with video

This fortnight Ishani chose the optional twist of "my other hobby" along with the obligated one layer card.

I used to have a veggie patch, an allotment if you will, for about 15 years, I gave it up last year as it got too heavy for me, it was all clay soil and  my body just rebelled and said "nope".

So for my card ofcourse I had to use a veggie theme. So I combined the Clearly Besotted  Pick a plushie with the sentiment from Funky Fossil Designs.


I masked off a strip on the cardbase and applied dots of Distress inks. Randomly as I wanted funky veggies.
I stamped the vegetables with WOW embossing ink and heatembossed  them with Wow Bright white opague embossing powder. peeled the top mask off and stamped the image again with Gina K amalgam ink.I thought I might want to colour them, but felt there was enough colour as is.
Stamped the sentiment with the same ink.

I know ONE layers scare people, but I look forward to what you come up with, you can link your  creation on the AAA Cards Challenge blog.

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Old enough to know better


The Less is More Callenge is: Doodles.
The AAA Birthday is a tic tac toe challenge, I chose the first column (bright , rainbow, masking)


For my card I masked off about 4cm area and inkblended a Distress ink rainbow ( candied apple, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, mowed lawn, mermaid lagoon, wilted violet, picked raspberry).
On top I stamped a reall old Penny Black stamp fromt he set Trims, I've used Versafine Clair ink.

For the sentiment I've used the Clearly Besotted set Laugh out loud again, alos Versafine clair ink.
It's not even one layer week, but it's a one layer card gain.

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

For more information on the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.

Beach Penguin


This week I continue my guest designer post with the fabulous Penguin Beach from Crissy Armstrong https://whimsystamps.com/collections/august-2020-digital/products/penguin-beach-digital-stamp

I printed it on watercolor paper and colored it with Faber Castell Poly Chromos pencils. I moved the pigment around with a brush and Gamsol. To do this you need watercolour paper and a lot of pigment on the paper. It won’t work with a light brushing of pencil. I didn’t add a sentiment, wasn’t sure what I wanted it to say ,so  will add it when I know what  the card is for.
Trimmed the panel   and then mounted the watercolour panel on top of my cardbase with foamtape.


Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Best Fishes

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Summer Blues, showcasing Memory Box products.
The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: Summer Memories, I thought I could combine them.


I've used the Poppy Stampsset called I'm a narwhal. Poppy Stamps is a daughter company of Memory box, so I hope that counts.

For the background I've masked off and area and applied Distress inks: Blue Print Sketch, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon.
I splattered it with water for airbubbles. Heat set it.

Stamped the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Clair ink.

I colored the images with alcohol markers and mounted them with foam tape in the "sea".


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