Sunday, 17 March 2019

Hello Gorgeous!

Guess who dug out the old watercolours and some Whimsy Stamps goodies and had a play?  It's been an absolute age since I had the time to fiddle about and try something very different, and I had a blast.  It's a lot easier than it looks and I'm really happy with how this card turned out.

I stamped the Wire Background Stamp onto watercolour card and heat embossed with some white Wow embossing powder.  I then taped down the paper onto a board and brushed on water, then splodged on red and black Gansai Tambi watercolours, lifting the colour if it looked too dark with a piece of paper towel.  I then got very brave and spattered red, black and white onto the background.  Go me!!  
I decided the wire background wasn't standing out enough so I created a drop shadow using a C3 copic marker.  What a difference that made.
I then used the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles to cut out the panel. 

I stamped out and coloured the butterflies from the Butterflies Fluttering stamp set.  I used C5,7 and 9 for the black and RV 14, 13 and 10 for the hot pink.  I fussy cut these out and adhered them on to the card with some thin double sided foam squares.

A sentiment from my Everyday Banner Sentiments (digi) and a few flat-back gems and job done.

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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Angel Ariel

I was thrilled to bits when I saw  Whimsy Stamps had included Angel Ariel in the March release!  I think she's my favourite of all the stamps in the MF collection.  I added a sentiment from the sweet   Bunny Balloons 2 stamp set.

I switched up the copic skin colours this time, and I really like this combo.

Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000, E20
Hair: E40, 42, 44
Wings: BV20, C3, 0
Dress: R35, 32, 20, 000
Flowers/Sandals: R29, 24, 22
Halo: YR27, 24, Y11

The delish papers are by Anna Marie Designs, I had to get a pad (um okay so 2 pads) of every colourway because they are just so lovely

I added to Tim Holtz Distress Glitter to the flowers and finished off with a little heart charm.  Those tiny white flowers are made from coffee filters.  So cute!

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Friday, 1 March 2019

Bunny Balloons

I love the Whimsy Stamps bunny stamps and these little cuties from the new Bunny Balloons 2 stamp set are just the sweetest!

I made the background by stamping out and heat embossing the new Messy Mesh background stamp with white embossing powder.  I then inked up the background with Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Oxide Ink to give a sky and grassy background.  The green was a bit on the flat side so I flicked in some grass using a polychromo pencil.  Ah, much better!

I stamped out a sentiment from the Bunny Balloons set and die cut it out from a cloud die.

I coloured the bunnies with copic markers, fussy cut them out and popped them on the card with some 3D foam.  I gave the balloons a shine with some Nuvo glaze.

Copic colours used:
Bunnies: W3, 1, 0, 00, R30, R000
Clothes/Balloons: B02, B00, B0000; G24, 21, 20

I'll be back in a day or two with another card .... featuring the sweet Angel Ariel.  

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Sunday, 24 February 2019

Penguin Poop!

Penguin Poop!  Seriously, this stamp set from Whimsy Stamps cracks me up!  The sentiments are just priceless.  I teamed images from the Penguin Poop stamp set with the new Peekaboo Window 3 die .... these little penguins fit in there just perfectly.

This stamp set requires minimal colouring which is great for quick cards.

I added some glossy accents to the heart and ice cream scoops for a bit of shine.

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Blue roses, and a touch of teal and grey too!

I've been having a clear out of my craft room .... again and stumbled upon some old Tombow markers that I have had lying in a drawer for YEARS!  I didn't even think they had any ink left in them, they are so old.  But they did so I set to making this card, and I love how it turned out!

I took the new Spiral Roses Background stamp from Whimsy Stamps and coloured the individual flowers with three different colour Tombow markers - a mid blue, a teal and a dark grey.  Once I had coloured all the flowers I spritzed the stamp with a fine mist of water (Tim Holtz' mister bottle worked a treat here!) then popped some watercolour card down onto the stamp and applied even pressure to get the inked impression.  I wish I had spritzed the water a bit heavier, I love how the blurring happened in places but think it could have been a bit heavier.  Oh well, next time.

I die cut the panel using the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies then die cut a heart centre top for the shaker element.  I finished off the card with some flat-back pearls and a sentiment.  I stamped "Love" from the You’re My Always sentiment stamp set direct on to the card and then heat embossed the "always" before popping up on some foam tape for a bit of dimension.

In the words of  Hannibal Smith from The A Team .... I love it when a plan comes together!  😁

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