Friday, 23 September 2016

MCV63 - Christmas Lights

This is my very CAS card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge where Cornelia has given us this fun inspiration:

I focused on the penguin and lights and all the white space.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen 'Tis The Season
-Mama Elephant Arctic Penguins

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Muse 184 - Happy Birthday

Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge. Jenni gave us this gorgeous card as our inspiration:

I was inspired by Jenni's:
-floral theme
-black sentiment

I have had this set for a long time, but never really used it. Jenni inspired me to get it out. I decided to 'reverse' my colours and make the flower white with a blue sponged background around it.

I stamped the flower in versamark. For the centres and leaves, I used my MISTI to stamp once in colour then once again in versamark. Then I embossed the whole thing with clear embossing powder before sponging with distress inks.

I used:

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

SPDMIX16 - Filled with Love

We've got a really fun inspiration at this week's SugarPea Designs Mix It Up challenge:

This week I chose to focus only on the photograph. I used stamps from Special Delivery (and Copics, Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents) in the colours of the photo to create a card filled with love!

I hope you'll join us this week - remember that we use the same link-up for all the challenges in each month, so each time you play, your chance of winning the $50 gift certificate increases! We'd love to see how you're inspired by this week's sketch and photo!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

CASology 216 - Thank You

This week's CASology Cue Card is Frame!

Sometimes you have a big sentiment that can really stand on its own. Stamping it in crisp black, adding a white frame and a small pop of colour can really help to keep your design CAS, and keep the message clear.

I used:
-Avery Elle Big Greetings
-Sweet and Sassy Scribble Flowers and matching dies
-Avery Elle Double Pierced Circles to create the frame

Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see how you're inspired. Be sure to check out the rest of the DT for more ideas:

Monday, 19 September 2016

Pin-Sights, IB24 - Thanks

More fun with Colorburst powders! This time in aquas and greens for the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge:

September 2016 Mood Board

as well as for the current Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge:

I started by using Colorburst powder in Turquoise to create stripes on my background panel. I stamped my sentiment in Stampin' Up Archival Basic Gray.

I stamped and embossed the peony and leaves before tapping Colorburst powder (Turquoise, Lime Green and Lemon Yellow for the flower, Lime Green and Chartreuse for the leaves) and spritzing, then 'smoothing' with a waterbrush.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony (take a look in the gallery - pretty much everyone is using this gorgeous set! lol!) and matching dies.
-Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks

Sunday, 18 September 2016

FS502 - Thinking of You

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Gail (mamaxsix). She has a large gallery and one of the things I noticed is that she often re-uses stamp images. I love to see how the same supplies can be used over and over again to create completely different projects!

I chose this Mother's Day card as my inspiration:

I was inspired by Gail's:
-flourish element
-inlaid die technique

I changed:
-direction of the flourish
-placement of sentiment
-added distress ink techniques

I used:
-Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die
-Distress inks (smooshing)
-Red Gold KGT
-Perfect Pearls Shimmer Mist (Biscotti - see the shimmer in the close up below)
-Hero Arts sentiment

Friday, 16 September 2016

Muse 183 - Hello!

I just had to make another card for Muse for this week. After a hands-on tutorial with Lindsey last weekend, and watching Tracey's (first ever!) inspiring video, I couldn't resist getting my Ken Oliver Colorburst powders out and playing a bit. While I think I would mask my flowers next time (see those blue dots?), I still love how it turned out - the colours are gorgeous (I only used 4)! I added sparkle spray at the end - it shimmers in real life!

I used:
-Essentials By Ellen Mondo Peony
-Altenew Floral Shadow