Saturday, 20 January 2018
Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Tracey gave us this fun, wobbly inspiration:
I focused on Tracey's:
I made this card for my niece who will be 2 in a couple of weeks. I smooshed distress oxide ink on the background, coloured and cut my hippo and his balloons (he is popped up on a wobbler) and then created my sentiment using a number die to represent my niece's age.
SugarPea Designs Simple Numbers
Friday, 19 January 2018
Thursday, 18 January 2018
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Good morning! Today I'm in The CLASSroom at Ellen Hutson. I'm one of Two Takes on a Trend, inspired by this:
UltraViolet is Pantone's colour of the year for 2018 and this dreamy palette of heathery purples, greys and greens is just gorgeous!
I mostly focused on the vegetables (are they peas? beans? I have never seen them in this colour!) - their horizontal, wavy lines and colours, plus the gold of the god's head in the field of flowers.
I quickly identified the distress inks I wanted to use and blended a 4.25 x 5 panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock, fading out to white at the top (so easy to blend on this smooth paper!). I was a bit nervous about the green to purple blend, so I tried to minimize the amount of space. In the end, I think it turned out great! I misted the panel with a Nuvo spritzer - the finer drops of water added just the right amount of texture to the colours, without taking too much of it away.
Once the coloured panel was dry, I laid my new Strands die (from the Essentials by Ellen January release) on the panel and cut out from the centre to the top, turned the die and cut a gain from the centre to the bottom. I removed the outline and placed the strips together on a piece of computer paper with Be Creative tape on it. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a dark grey mat. I cut my sentiment out of gold mirror card backed with Be Creative tape (makes it easier to glue down!)
I created my scalloped panel with a scalloped rectangle die from the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection (sold out, but will be available in the future), using a technique I showed in a video here, to cut it into a scalloped square.
I inlaid a gray Winnie & Walter Happy into the white panel. I used a portion of the wreath as my greenery and then stamped some colourful tiny flowers around it.
Monday, 15 January 2018
Good morning! Here's my card for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions where Kimberly has given us an adorable inspiration:
I focused on Kimberly's:
-impeccable, flawless masking technique
-bear with penguins
Don't forget we have a giveaway for one lucky participant! You have until next Monday at 8 am EST to link up! Hope to see you in the gallery!
Saturday, 13 January 2018
Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Lisa (aka MaryLisaK).
I chose this card as my inspiration:
I focused on Lisa's:
-four-big-characters as focal point
-celebrate die cut
-numbers to letters
I used my grid mat to line up my letters and then taped them together and cut them out of my front panel. I then blended distress ink onto another panel, to show through. I kept the little centres of the letters to add back in.
Now. I don't actually have an 'eat' die cut. (do you?!) But if you look closely at that Essentials by Ellen Celebrate, the 'at' is together. I trimmed them out of the word, trimmed an 'e' and glued them onto my card front. Go take a closer look - you can hardly tell! I used a Quickie glue pen to adhere the thin die cuts. Its fine tip is perfect for delicate jobs like this.