Sunday, 17 December 2017

Winter Cheer

Good Morning.
Happy that I had time to play with this wonderful stamp called Red Delight by Penny Black.

I began by masking my card front then placed the stamp into my Misti, coloured directly on the stamp with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and pressed onto the paper.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the colours and shading. 
 I clear heat embossed the image next as I wanted to watercolour in the background.  
I stamped the sentiment from the PB sentiment set called Yuletide Wishes and also clear heat embossed that.
I used some Peeled Paint Distress ink to watercolour in the background by pressing the pad directly onto my non-stick craft sheet and picking up the ink with a wet paintbrush.
To finish off my card, I splattered some of the green ink left on my mat and some diluted white acrylic paint all over my card front.
I removed the masking tape and mounted the piece onto a dark red cardstock.



Thanks so very much for coming by to take a look.
I truly appreciate you for visiting.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS Mix Up- STAMPING and 2 CHOICES
(watercolouring, heat embossing)
Addicted to Stamps and More- MAKE YOUR MARK 
Penny Black Saturday- CHRISTMAS/WINTER
Crafty Calendar- CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Red Delight (PB); Yuletide Wishes (PB)
Ink- Peeled Paint Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento 
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; paintbrush; white acrylic paint; clear eb powder; Painter's tape;
Mister (TH); heat tool

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Snowy Mountains- CAS Watercolour Challenge

Hello and Welcome.
Time for another card for the 

Our theme this month is 
Anything Goes







My card was created so quickly using a simple technique I showed on my blog a few weeks ago that I called Acetate Inking.
It is really simple to do.  Basically, I rubbed Distress inks onto an acetate sheet and sprayed with water.  By bending the acetate sheet, I was able to apply the ink exactly where I wanted it to be on my cardstock.  When it was dry, it reminded me of a mountain winter scene, so I simply stamped the trees leaving my card simple.
I die-cut a frame and mounted the piece onto my card front.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
CAS on Friday- CHRISTMAS
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES
Card Mania- CHRISTMAS
Allsorts- COLD AND FROSTY COLOURS


Supplies
Stamps- Treeline (Memory Box)
Inks- Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- Misti; acetate sheet; Mister (TH); dies- (MFT)

Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Tag- The Flower Challenge


Good Morning.
We are having such fun this month playing at 
The Flower Challenge.

Our theme this month is:

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/


I decide to make a tag for the holidays using a piece of leftover inked paper.
To create my piece, I spread some Gesso over a stencil onto my cardstock and let dry.
Next, using an inking sponge, I rubbed Distress inks over the dry Gesso to reveal the pattern left behind by the stencil.
I die-cut the tag using a stitched die from MFT then placed the piece into my Misti to stamp the sentiment.
I stamped the script from Penny Black in the background to add interest.

Onto the flower....I just picked up this Winter Flowers set from SSS.  I love the artsy look of the flower and wanted to use it on my tag.  First I stamped it with Versamark and white heat embossed it.
Next, I sprinkled some blue and purple Brushos over the piece and sprayed with water to activate the powdered ink.  When it was dry, I fussy cut it out and pop dot mounted it over my background.
I added a ribbon and a blue brad to finish it all off.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you holiday preparations are going well.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed- STITCHED
Shopping Our Stash- LET'S PLAY TAG
Use Your Stuff- CHRISTMAS IS COMING


Supplies
Stamps- Winter Flowers (SSS); Christmas Cheer (TTT), Script (PB)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Blue, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves Distress (TH), Versamark
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- stitched tag die (MFT); Gesso; inking tool (TH); Misti; Brushos; 
Distress Mister (TH); blue brad; silver ribbon; Cuttlebug; pop dots; Tombow clear glue; 
Screen Pattern stencil (Gourmet Rubber); white eb powder

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Holly Jolly

Good Morning.
Do you need some ideas for simple cardmaking as the big day gets closer.
This card fits that bill.

I used the Embossing Folders inking technique to do the background.  
Rub a water based ink onto your embossing folder, spritz with water and press your paper into the wet ink and remove.  The Peacock Feather DOX gave such a lovely impression.
When that was dry, I played the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from MFT.
Added the SSS die-cut snowflake and popped up the center for interest and added drops of Nuvo to finish off my card.


Wishing you a happy day as you get ready for the holidays.
Thanks so much for the visit.


Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Monday- WINTER/CHRISTMAS
Use Your Stuff- CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES STAMPING
Crafting By Design- DECEMBER ANYTHING GOES


Supplies
Stamp- Handlettered Holiday (MFT)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Peacock Feather Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Snowflake eb folder (Echo); snowflake die (SSS);
Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo; Mister (TH); pop dots

Monday, 11 December 2017

Christmas Wishes

Meet today's card.
This one is more on the masculine side.

I had a piece of woodgrain paper leftover that I had made, tutorial HERE, and die-cut it into an oval shape using a Spellbinders die.  I die-cut the deer head twice and glued the pieces together for stability and added it over the woodgrain bkg.  I cut the leaves, also from the deer set, in red and glued it below the head.
I just picked up this new stamp from SSS called the Christmas Sweater and used it for my background.  I used my Misti to get the perfect stamped impression.
Lastly, I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and pop dotted the deer head piece with pop dots.



Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES
Addicted to Stamps and More- ANYTHING GOES
Use Your Stuff- CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Time Out- PHOTO INSPIRATION


Supplies
Stamps- Season's Greetings (HA); Christmas Sweater (SSS)
Inks- Tea Dyed, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white
Accessories and Tools- deer and leaf die (Recollections); oval die (Spellbinders); 
Cuttlebug; Misti; Elmer's glue; ScorPal

Friday, 8 December 2017

Up on the Rooftops


Meet today's card.
Just a simple one filled with some fun.

I began by masking the side panel with a piece of scrap paper.  I punched a circle as well to represent the moon as I sponged with my Distress inks to fill in the masked area.
Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the trees using black Memento ink.
I removed the mask and stamped this fun flying Santa in his sleigh that I just picked up from The Stampin Place, with more black ink.  Added a simple sentiment and then mounted the whole piece onto navy cardstock.
That's it...pretty simple eh?


Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES 
City Crafter- WHERE DID YOU GET THAT HAT?
CAS Mix Up- STAMPING/MASKING/SPONGING


Supplies
Stamps- trees (Northwoods); Santa's Sleigh (The Stampin' Place); Christmas Cheer (TT)
Inks- Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans Distress (TH); Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; inking tool (TH); paper for masking; circle punch (SU)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Peace on Earth

Hello and Welcome
Meet today's card, Peace on Earth.  
I think we are all praying for that this Christmas season. 

I had fun creating this card.  I began by inking up the background using the Splash Watercolour technique and Distress Oxide ink.  It made a quick colour palette to stamp onto.
When it was dry, I placed the inked background into my Misti and stamped the trees first in black then again using the same colour ink as I had used on the background.  I find by using a colour already on the background, it gives a great shadow effect and adds to the depth and interest.
Next, I die cut the piece using a stitched frame die then distressed the edges and added a snowy feel by rubbing a Versamark ink pad along the edges and then heat embossed with white powder.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti again then mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock.


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look and wishing you Peace.


Adding my card to these challenges:
The Male Room- CHRISTMAS/WINTER WISHES 
Craftaholics R Us- CHRISTMAS


Supplies
Stamps- Hand Lettered Christmas (MFT); Trees (Mark's Finest); Tree (Northwoods)
Ink- Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides (TH); 
Versamark; Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; Stitched die (Avery Elle); 
white acrylic paint