Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Just For You


I was really inspired by the color contrast of the February Altenew Inspiration Challenge photo.  So I took out of my favorite floral stamp and played.

And I used my favorite technique, stamped and watercolored.


February Altenew Inspiration Challenge


Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
Ranger Distress Ink (Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire)
Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a sweet day!!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday ink play

Hi my dear readers, hope you're having a good day.  I played in my craft room this afternoon, got my fingers inky and made an art journal page.  

I started with a black tag.  First I stenciled with white embossing paste.  The contrast was too much, so I added some distress paints and shimmer sprays.

Once I was happy with the background, I adhere the word panel with matte medium, and added die cut flowers, and finally added ink splatter.


Simon Monday Challenge - Add Some Texture


Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Brushstroke Flowers #2
Altenew Woven Stencil
Ranger Distress Paint (Kitsch Flamingo, Speckled Egg)
Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Peel Paint, Crackling Campfire, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry)
Ranger Dylusions Shimmere Spray (Black Marble)
Ranger Dina Wekley Gloss Spray (Olive)
Dreamweavr Embossing Paste (Glossy White)

Thanks for visiting me.  Cheers!


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Pressed Pansies

 Hi, my fellow crafters!  Hope you're all well.

Before I started making cards, I used to press flowers.  This hobby didn't stop, each year I would clip a few blooms from my garden and press them dry.  Some I want to use in a Gardening Journal which is yet to be created, haha!  😅  Well today I used a few for February Altenew Flower of The Month Challenge, February's flowers are violets or pansies. 

I created a very classic framed pressed flower card using Altenew Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set.

I don't own any Altenew floral stamp that feature this month's flowers, so I thought why not use the real ones?!  

I use matte medium to glue flower onto a mixed media paper panel, after it's dried I wrapped a piece of cellophane before attaching to the back of the die cut panel.   

The die cut panel I created by first laying a garden trellis die on top of an eggplant colour card panel and sprayed with Fuchsia Gloss Spray, once that is dried I die cut the diamond shape.  On separate piece of black cardstock and gold metallic card stock I die cut the diamond shapes and glue to front of the panel.  Then the whole piece of attached to white card base with foam adhseive.


February Altenew Flower Of The Month Challenge


DecoArt Media Matte Medium

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Heart Trio

Happy Saturday everybody!!

I am popping in to share a card for a few challenges.

I got Tim's new ink Kitsch Flamingo and I was eager to play with it.  I dry embossed the card base and applied Kitsch Flamingo Distress Paint with my finger on the raised area.  I love how soft the color turned out.  

I distressed the pattern portion of the heart die cut and ribbon with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink.  The letters were die cut from a piece of watercolor paper that was tinted with the distress ink as well.  

Originally I wanted to make this card CAS, but I found so many beautiful inspirational elements on the DT's projects, I kept on adding and voila, this is how it turned out.


 Inspired By Challenge #160 - Krafty Love


Hero Arts Floral Hearts Stamp & Cut By Lia
Hero Arts So Sorry Stamp & Cut
Ranger Distress Ink (Kitsch Flamingo, Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo)

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a lovely day!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Shutter Card on Die Cut Divas

 Hi everyone,

I am back with another fun fold card today on Die Cut Divas.  It is the very first time I made a shutter card, a tri-fold shutter card to be exact.  It took some time to complete, but it's so fun I'd put it on my "to do again" list.

I took images from multiple stamp sets to make this "shellebrate" scene.  First I cut and fold the card base from a 12 inch by 6 inch cream card stock.

Next on a same size pattern paper, I did some shadow stamping.

Then I cut up the background into pieces that fit each panel on the card base.  On separate white card stock I stamp and watercolored the various images, cut and adhere to the card, and added more shadow stampings.  The sentiment is white heat embossed.  This is a look when card is closed.

Our February challenge on Die Cut Divas is Fun Fold.  I hope I've inspired you to play along.  Check the details here.


Ranger Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China)
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Wet Cement)
Hero Art Shadow Inks (Soft Granite, Soft Grey)
Ranger Archival Ink (Black Soot)
Versamark Watermark Ink
Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Thanks for much for visiting.  I wish you a sweet day!