Thursday, October 27, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #196

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #196 designed by Sam Simpson:

And here's my card:

I started by stamping my cats & hearts from Neat and Tangled's Purrrfect
onto my white cardstock panel and then scoring lines with my score-pal.
I  stamped my cats & hearts from watercolour paper and coloured
them in using my Zig markers and a water brush.
I fussy cut them all out by hand and adhered them to my card.

I stamped my sentiment (also from Purrrfect)
 in Versafine onyx black.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, November 3rd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ink It Up with Heidi Shafer -- Papertrey Ink's Bitty Ballerina

Today, I've joined again with
Heidi Shafer of Mapleberry Musings for Ink It Up.

Ink it Up is a challenge where, on the second and fourth Wednesday 
of each month, Heidi and I share cards that we've made with new stamp sets
that we haven't used yet.

Today, I'm sharing a card that I made using my 

I started by diecutting my ballerina using its coordinating die and stamping
it in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossing it in clear.
Then, I coloured it in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers
and a water brush.
I stamped the sentiments from the Ballerina Beauty stamp set.

I stencilled the background using a PTI stencil and two shades of pink ink.

A friend of mine requested this card for her grand-daughter and wanted
her name stamped on it, so I added that using my Mama Elephant Script stamp set.

Don't forget to hop over to Heidi's blog to see what
she created for this Ink It Up.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.

Our challenge was to use this beautiful photo as inspiration:

Isn't it beautiful?
Here's the card that it inspired...

I started by stamping my sentiment from Phrases and Praises in
PTI Ocean Tides ink on stamper's select white cardstock, to match the colours of the pumpkins.
I made a border for my card with soft stone cardstock, stamped with the woodgrain stamp
from Concord & 9th.
I wet some watercolour paper and coloured over it with two Zig Markers
and then went over the colouring with water.
Once it was dry, I splattered ink mixed with water over top.
Once that was dry, I diecut some Fancy Foliage Detail dies from it.

A trio of pure poppy buttons and some button twine finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Inspired By Halloween Decor

Recently, I found this fun photo of Halloween mantle decor...

I was inspired by the top of the mantle, with all of the black and white
with just the pop of green!
I couldn't resist using my new Best Witches stamp set 
from Reverse Confetti to make my card.

I stamped the images & sentiment from Best Witches and decided to just 
colour in the potion in the cauldron with my Zig Markers.
I also added a little shading at their feet.
This reminds me of children's books from my childhood when only one thing was coloured in!

I used my Lotsa Dots Stencil to apply Lime Green Ink onto a piece 
of Lime Green Cardstock.
I trimmed my Cloud White Cardstock at an angle and layered it overtop.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Butterfly Reflections Ink October Mood Board & Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #2

Today, I have a card to share for
 Butterfly Reflections Ink October Mood Board

Isn't it gorgeous?
I love those rich hues!

I decided to use my Concord & 9th Flourish stamp set to make my card.

I started by smooshing some PTI Hawaiian Shores ink mixed with water
onto my watercolour panel.
Once it was dry, I stamped the leaves from Concord & 9th's Flourish stamp set
 in PTI's Tropical Teal, after spritzing my inked stamp with water first.
I repeated this for the Summer Sunrise flowers I stamped.
Lastly, I stamped the flowers in Altenew's Cosmic Berry.
I didn't spritz it with water first, because the Altenew inks don't react to that
well, not like the PTI inks do.

I stamped my sentiment using SSS's Big Scripty Sentiments.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Challenge #83 -- Guest Designer

Note: This is my second post for today.
Scroll down to see my Inspired By All The Little Things post
or click here.

I'm very excited to be guest designing for The Challenge today!

I was inspired by the colours (white, red and that fun blue!), the red & white stripes
and the pretty ornaments on the tree.
I decided to use some of my Reverse Confetti products to make my card.

I created a stencil using the Vintage Ornaments Confetti Cuts and blended ink 
onto my card front, using Delicata Silver Ink and Reverse Confetti Brick ink.
I stamped the hangers in Delicata Silver ink.

I stamped the "Merry Christmas" stamp from Vintage Ornaments
I added twine as well as a piece of patterned paper from the
Very Merry 6x6 paper pad to finish it off.

Be sure to check out The Challenge and see what the DT
came up with using the inspiration photo,
and to play along, if you'd like.

Thanks for looking!

Inspired By All the Little Things #29

Today, I have a card to share for 

Here's my card:

I used my PTI Twig Wreath and Colour Pop: Autumn stamp
sets to create my card.
I diecut the bottom part using a Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die.

I stamped the sentiment using PTI's Spring Woods.
A button and twine finishes it off.

Visit Inspired By All the Little Things to see the rest of the DT's takes 
on the inspiration photo and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, October 27th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- Glittery Gourds -- Take Two

 I have another card to share that I made using the current

This time, I chose to use my Simon Says Stamp Hey Pumpkin stamp set.
Sage got invited to a friend's birthday party, so I made this card for her.

I heat embossed my image in gold and then cut around it and trimmed the panel.
It's hard to tell, but I impressed my black cardstock in the background with PTI's Super Stripes IP.

I stamped the sentiment using SSS's Big Scripty Sentiments
and added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish it off.

Remember, there's still time to play along with this
 Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for looking!