Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Flowery Rain boots

Hi, welcome back to my blog!

Today I made a shaped card, and I drew my inspiration from the lovely mood board/inspiration photo of  The Heart Desires Challenge #11.  I just love those flowery rain boots.

I used a Hero Arts digital stamp to make the rain boot shape card.  The larger flowers image is from the Altenew's Handmade Tags clear stamp set.  The small yellow flower and dots are from Winnie & Walter's Hollie's Festive Florals clear stamp set.  The flower on the top is cut using Poppystamp's Marcelle Flower cutting die, the leaves are cut using Hero Arts' Scallop Frame Frame Cut.  And I paper pieced the cuff and bottom of the boot. 


Simon Wednesday Challlenge - Anything Goes

The Heart Desires Challenge #11

And it's so happened that my card appears to fit the 

Card Concept Challenge #72 - April Shower

so I am link up there as well.  I will classify my card as Freestyle Collage.  

Altenew Clear Stamp - Handmade Tags
Winnie & Walter's Clear Stamp - In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals
Poppystamps Cutting Die - Marcelle Flower
Hero Arts Frame Cuts - Scallop Frame
Ranger Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender
Hero Arts Ombre Ink - Pink to Red
Copic markers 
Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black

Thanks for visiting.  Have a lovely day!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ink and stamp

A happy hello to all,

Today I want to share a card I made using the good old ink and stamp method.  No special technique, just plain fun.

I used Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia for the floral panel, and the sentiment is from the Hello Sunshine Daisies set.  The tiny yellow flower is from Winnie & Walter's Hollies's Festive Floral clear stamp set.  To give it some sparkle I added Stickles.  :)  Here's a close up.



Winnie & Walter Clear Stamp - Hollie's Festive Florals
Hero Arts Ombre Ink - Butter Bar to Orange
Hero Arts Ink Cube - Jayne's Fall Colors
Hero Art Mid-tone Shadow ink - Ultra Pink
Ranger Distress Ink -  Peeled Paint, Broken China, Crushed Olive
Ranger Stickles - Orange Slice, Candy Cane, Cool Mint, Diamond
clear embossing powder

Thanks for visiting, I wish you a lovely day!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017-apr-24

Happy Monday,

It's time to play and to add to my Christmas card stash.  I make two cards today.

First up, gold heat embossed Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes on kraft CS, die cut and layered over card base stamped with Winnie & Walter's Let It Snow using Hero Arts Ombre Vintage Metallic ink.  The gold embossed snowflake on kraft does not stand out so I thought I'd add color to make embossing popped, but it didn't.  So I die cut the center out and use vellum for the sentiment placeed behind the opening.

Next, a shaped card, basic white heat embossed Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes on kraft and die cut.  But I need a way to add a sentiment, so I used the cut out from my first card and layered it on top.  I used a white gel pen to add some dots to add interests.

Here's a look of both together.


Merry Monday Christmas Challlenge #245 {Use Kraft}

Happy Little Stamps April Christmas Challenge Anything Goes with option twist - Embossing

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #238 - Holiday


Hero Arts Wood mount stamp - Stunning Snowflakes
Winnie & Walter's Clear Stamp - Let It Snow
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia
Hero Arts Frame Cut - Big and Small Snowflakes
Hero Arts Ombre Ink - Vintage Metallic
Hero Arts Pigment Ink - Unicorn
Ranger Distress Ink - Barn Door
clear embossing ink
gold embossing powder
white embossing powder
white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a lovely day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Butterfly Challenge #77

Hello everybody,

I am joining in a challenge I've just found, it's call Butterfly Challenge.  Sounds like fun right?!  For this challenge you must butterfly somewhere on your paper craft project, and play by the challenge theme.  Click Here to check the rules.

Butterfly Challenge #77 +F is for Faux and/or the colour Jasmine (Faux is for a Faux technique, and the color Jasmine is a creamy yellow, see reference Here).

I use a Faux Embossing technique on my card.

To create the faux embossing, I die cut the butterfly (Concord & 9th - Floral & Flutter Dies) multiple times and adhere to the same color card base.  To complete the card I added hand rolled flowers, and die cut leaves (Hero Arts Fancy Die - Spring Branch).  I think this card could be used for various occasion, so I would leave the sentiment until I need it.

I want to give a shout out to two of my craft friends, Barb Ghig and Karen C.   They both sent me supplies that I used on this project.  Thank you ladies!!

Other challenges:

Happy Little Stampers April Anything Goes with Dies Challenge


Concord & 9th Cutting Die - Floral & Flutter Dies
Hero Arts Fancy Dies - Spring Branch

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

Water-Color Layering Koi

Happy Saturday,

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

I have a post up on the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Challenge blog today.  Would love it if you'd hop over Here to take a look.

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Thank you for visiting, I wish you a lovely day.