Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Muse Challenge #204 - Happy Mother's Day

Here's the card I made for this week's Muse Challenge, inspired by Jenni's pretty card:

I focused on Jenni's:
-Mother's Day theme
-floral element
-die cut

This is a big year for me (birthday-wise) and I set myself a number of goals. One of them was to expand my skills and try and make some videos. It's a BIG goal with lots to learn and lots of equipment requirements and I'm trying to go step by step. So today, I'm very excited to tell you that I posted a short video on my Instagram account to show my technique for stamping these flowers using watercolour paper that has been spritzed with water and various distress inks, and my MISTI.

I used:
-WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones
-WPlus9 Happy Trio die
-Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever

Monday, 20 February 2017

MM236 - Stockings

Here's my card for this week's Merry Monday Challenge, to use stockings:

This is a type of card I don't make very often - lots of masking and colouring. But I just recently got this adorable elf set and it was perfect for this challenge! This was good for some Copic practice, especially my reds and greens. I added some sparkle to his hat, bell and the presents with Stickles.

I used:
-MFT Stamps Santa's Elves

Pin Sights - Love You More

I'm back with another card for the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge:


I used a similar background to yesterday's card. I sponged only the edges of the panel, and the white centre creates this neat glow-effect. It made me think of the water and translucent bottles in the mood board for this challenge. I used several different distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Love You So

Sunday, 19 February 2017

FS524 - Unsentimental Peony

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Beverly Sue Wilson. I chose this card from her gallery as my inspiration:

I focused on Beverly Sue's:
-large flower

I changed:
-no black
-no sentiment

I sponged a panel with Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn, keeping the darker colours to the edges of the panel to create the 'glow'. I spritzed with water for some texture.

I stamped and embossed the flower before watercolouring it with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple. I used a coordinating die to cut it out and then I popped it up on the green panel.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Happy Birthday, Joy!

Yes, the SugarPea Designs release is live now and you can go buy all the goodies we've been showing you all week! I used Chunky Monkey to make this card for my niece's first birthday. Her name is Joy.

I love how this little monkey's balloon becomes the 'o' in Joy. She's popped up on a wobbler for more fun and action. I also used WaffleFlower's Cutaway Alpha. I used all neutrals so that the balloon and present would pop.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Pin-Sights - Super Lucky

Please scroll down for my SugarPea Designs SweetPeeks Day 5 post!

This month's Pin-Sights challenge at Ellen Hutson is based on my favourite colour!


I focused on the photo of the two ice creams with the grey ombre background.

I started with a watercolour panel and painted a simple wash, starting with a brush full of Hickory Smoke distress ink, letting it fade out as I moved my brush to the bottom. I set that aside to dry.

Then I stamped and embossed my flower a few times on another panel. I watercoloured with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans. Once they were dry, I cut them out with matching dies. I inlaid one and popped up the other. before stamping my sentiment in black to represent the basket.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Bohemian Garden
-Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy