Tuesday, August 19, 2014
And I was no better this time, but I had to give it another try. I think my colours sort of "stink" - however, I have to admit that I was in a bit of a rush as this week is a crazy week for me and when I don't have the time to go for a run then all the wheels seem to start falling off, one by one!
Ok, the self-pity is over, here is my attempt at Yana Smakula's technique. (I will be going back to Day 9 to try some of the other lovely ideas that were shared, as soon as I can find the time).
Paper: cardstock (PTI)
Ink: various Memento inks and White Pigment Ink (PTI)
Stamps: Botanicals 2 (Paper Smooches); Asian Fusion (PTI)
Other: Oval Nestabilities
I have no idea why the photo came out yellow, so my apologies.
Have a wonderful day!
Monday, August 18, 2014
This class was a continuation of Day 7, Graphic stamps. I used Kelly Rasmussen's idea and made some Border Cards. I made a few other designs which I will share later. Here is one of my border card's.
Paper: cardstock (Neenah)
Ink: Salty Ocean & Mowed Lawn Distress inks
Stamps: Happy Harlequin Stamp set (PTI)
Other: Hello Die (PTI)
This is such a nice and simple design if you want to make a few quick cards. And I learned that I love these two colours together!
I'll leave you with some cuteness....meet Delgado, our 7 week old German Shepherd who has been with us for a week now! Isn't he just too cute!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I like this class. I've never been any good at trying to figure out what to do with any graphic type stamps. I chose to work with Laura Bassen's idea and found the perfect stamp. This card is pretty much a case of her card in class except for the colours and the actual stamp used. But it has prompted me to go and look at some other graphic stamps I might have in my stash.
Here is what I made:
Paper: Neenah White Cardstock
Ink: CTMH Dye ink (Hollyhock; Blush; Baby Pink); Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Modern Basics (PTI); Keep It Simple Birthday stamp set (PTI)
Other: Brad (Doodlebug Design Inc.); dimensional strips; clear embossing powder
I wanted to make a birthday card for a little 10 year old girl, it's coming up later this month, so I decided to use this class to motivate me to make it.
I cut out the "wings" at the back of the brad as I just wanted to use the little flower without piercing the card, I am always worried that it will tear. I then filled the back of it with adhesive dots in order to adhere it to the card. I like how it turned out. I also heat embossed the sentiment.
Enjoy your day!
So, I went with Donna Mikasa's technique and just had to use Laura Bassen's colours. Here is what I made:
Paper: cardstock (PTI); watercolour paper
Ink: Versamark; Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick; Ripe Persimmon; Squeezed Lemonade)
Stamps: Flora & Fauna (WPlus9); Tag It's #5 (PTI)
Other: white embossing powder (HA); Metal Black nailheads; Washi Tape
I just love those colours together, I hope I remember them for a long time.
This technique was so simple and really enjoyable. After stamping the image and heat embossing it in white, I inked my watercolour panel with my Distress inks. And then the magic! Remove some ink! Which I only did on the flowers, not the leaves. I love how it creates a softness that wasn't there before.
I had some thin Washi Tape in my stash, from SSS I think, and decided to use a piece on each side o the panel for added interest.
Those of you that are doing this online class, I really hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!
Have a blessed day!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
My colours unfortunately leave a lot to be desired!!!
: cardstock (PTI); Neenah Solar white; patterned paper from my stash
Ink: various Memento inks
Stamps: Tall Flower (HA); sentiment (SSS)
Other: Stampamajig; Tombow markers; clear embossing powder
Off to see what else is on show today.
Have a fabulous day!
Friday, August 15, 2014
: cardstock (PTI); watercolour paper
Ink: various distress inks; Versamark
Stamps: HA Tweed Background stamp; HA Everyday Sayings; HA Thanks a Bunch
Other: White Embossing Powder; PTI Die
The background stamp is heat embossed using white embossing powder onto watercolour paper. I then put various distress inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and painted them on with a paintbrush. (Pinterest is a great resource for someone like me who is not good with colours! I typed in "colour combinations" in the search block and found what I wanted).
I then die cut the "window" and after cutting up a sentiment stamp and combining one piece with another sentiment from a different set I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The panel was then mounted with dimensional tape.
Nice quick card. I don't often use black as a card base but it does work well with white heat embossing.
So yes, it's weekend again, and the clock keeps ticking and time keeps moving forward and I wonder if I will ever get it all done in my lifetime!
Have a fabulous weekend and thank you to those who have been kind enough to take the time to leave me some comments, I always enjoy reading each one!