Saturday, 21 October 2017

MCV87 - Snow



I've got 2 cards for the current Muse: ChristmasVision challenges. Our Guest Muse, Elizabeth provided 2 very different cards as inspiration but my two cards are both inspired by her first one:


I focused on Elizabeth's:
-snow theme
-sparkle
-colour

I used:


Friday, 20 October 2017

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks Day 5



Good morning! It's the final day of SugarPea Designs' Holiday Release Sweet Peeks - tonight's the night that all these fun, festive products will be available!

Today we've got a really fun little tangled-up penguin and a Christmas tag set with matching dies.

On my first tag I combined the sweet penguin stamp with the tag dies. The sentiments in this tag set are hilarious and some of them will work all through the year.

My second tag is a little more traditional. I stamped the tree stamp with dark green ink then masked one of the trees and stamped again in lighter green ink, to create my little forest.

You may notice that the Santa stamp has two reindeer. This stamp is really easy to mask and add more reindeer, like I did on my Off the Charts card on Tuesday.

Today is your last chance to win, so be sure to get the details from the SugarPea blog.


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Thursday, 19 October 2017

SugarPea Designs Release Week Sweet Peeks Day 4


Welcome to Day 4 of SugarPea Designs' Holiday Release Sweet Peeks!


 These new products will be available for sale at 6 pm on Friday.

Today, we've got a super-sweet holiday treat stamp set with matching dies. When I saw the 'Oh Christmas Treat' sentiment, I knew I wanted to build a marshmallow Christmas tree. I masked a triangle on my focal panel and filled it in with the marshmallow stamps, starting with the largest and then filling in spaces with the smaller ones. I coloured everything with copics and backed it onto some of our previously released Happy Holidays patterned paper.


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AJVD - Falling for You

Good morning!

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog this morning with tips for making masculine cards!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Muse 238 - If the Hat Fits....


Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where Kim brought us a sweet Halloween Inspiration:


I focused on Kim's:
-Hallowe'en theme
-Colours (black, orange, yellow and white)
-graphic black stripes

I created a very (VERY) simple watercolour wash background with Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip markers on Bristol. The markers blend really easily on this smooth paper with just a bit of water.




I used:



SugarPea Designs Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of SugarPea Designs' Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks!

Today we're introducing Flurry of Warm Wishes and Pinecone Greetings.

To make my pine cones, I inked up the solid stamp with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo before spritzing with water. This makes each pine cone completely unique and adds a ton of texture. Once my panel was completely dry, I stamped the layering stamp on top using a very dark brown ink.  I stamped my sentiment and blended Tea Dye distress ink and added Diamond Stickles down the two edges of the panel. A pop of red gives this rustic card a festive feel.



I love snowflakes and I this set has some of my all time favourites! They are delicate and so pretty!

I started by stamping 2 flakes and my sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I blended Tumbled Glass over the whole panel, revealing those two flakes and the sentiment in white. Once the panel was completely dry, I stamped 2 more flakes and embossed them. Then I blended Salty Ocean over the whole panel, revealing the 2 white flakes and 2 pale blue flakes. One more time, stamped and embossed and then blended with Chipped Sapphire ink, now revealing 3 different coloured snowflakes. You need patience for the dry time but it's important because you're laying up embossing powder, which will stick if there is any moisture on your panel.

Be sure to stop by the SugarPea blog for more details, inspiration and chances to win!

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of SugarPea Designs' Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks.


Today we have a set that really spoke to my accountant-heart - it's a grid to make a bar chart! YAY!

I stamped the chart in a pale grey so that the bars would pop in festive colours.


So after making my bar chart, I started thinking about how else to use these stamps. How about one of the bars as a base for your focal image? Or the grid as a background (think embossed in gold!!). Or colour in the squares to make a pixellated image? Fun! So even if you're not a chart-geek, there's lots of reasons to love this set!

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