Thursday, 25 May 2017

Muse 217 - Sunshine

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where we are inspired by our newest DT Member, Kim and her fun pop-up box full of happy critters!

I focused on Kim's:
-use of animals
-bright colours
-'warm' outdoor scene

I started by stamping, embossing and watercolouring my bear, sun, flowers and flower pot on watercolour cardstock. I used my Prima Marketing Confections - they are compact and easy to carry around and they are so fun to use.

I created the background panel with the same watercolours and a wider brush, just giving the paper a light wash of blue and green. I then spritzed water on it to create some interest.

I used:

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

MCV80 - Merry (Mandala) Christmas

Good morning! I'm here to remind you of this month's MCV Challenge, where Kimberly has given us this fun wreath as our inspiration:

I focused on Kimberly's:
-black sentiment
-dark background

I made my wreath by stamping the mandalas in Catherine Pooler Inks (Lime Rickey and Fiesta Blue). I masked a circular centre and then used a waterbrush to spread the colours.

Once it was dry,  I stamped the berries in Rockin' Red, and filled in all the little green points with a tiny heart stamp. I finished by stamping the sentiment in Midnight and adding some Stickles for sparkle.

I used:

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

CTS222 - Happy Birthday

Here's a happy (happy, happy!) card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch.

These fun bold colours are all Catherine Pooler inks. I bought a few of them a couple of weeks ago and have been having fun playing with them! I used them in these faux-watercolour cards  here, and have also "really" watercoloured with them (for a future project). The colours are vibrant and the inks give fantastic stamping coverage. Here, I inked up the happy stamp from Spot On, a set that is included The Foundations Box with 2 different shades of each colour, to create some dimension. Then I cut 2 of them out with 2 different-sized circle dies for some variation and popped them up for some more dimension. 

Monday, 22 May 2017

IB57 - Thinking of You

It was very rainy here in Toronto yesterday, so I had plenty of indoor time to make 2 cards for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things

For the first one, I was inspired by the colours and the tulips. I made this Distress Oxide background a while ago, and was waiting for the right place to use it. I used all the colours I have on this one, in a similar way to yesterday's video, layering them up, and then adding spots of water. To let it be the main focus, I simply stamped an outline image then die cut it with matching dies and popped it up.

For the second one, I took a more 'orderly' approach! I die cut these sweet Papertrey tulips and sponged Distress Ink (not Oxide - these are more translucent, and I wanted them to fade to white at the tips of the tulips) on them. I popped them up then added some Stickles for sparkle.

I used:
-MFT Spring Tulips and matching dies
-Papertrey Flower Mandala II
-Papertrey Butterfly Hope