Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tag You're It #79 -- Guest Featured Artist

A couple of months ago, I was asked by my talented friend, Carol,
if I would be interested in being the Guest Featured Artist for the Tag You're It Challenge.
Some of you might remember that I was a member of the TYI Design Team a couple of years ago.
As this challenge holds a special place in my heart, I immediately accepted Carol's invitation.

And I'm extra glad I did, because it turns out that Tag You're It #79 will be their last challenge.
So I hope you'll play along while you still have the chance.


I bought some super pretty wrapping paper from Chapter's earlier this fall (click here, here & here),
so I decided to make a tag to coordinate with these lovely colours.


I started by diecutting my MFT snowflake from white cardstock and pressed the tips of
it into my versamark pad, so I could emboss them in gold.
I adhered it to a tag I created using PTI aqua mist cardstock and Tag Sale #5.


I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Fillable Frames #10) in versamark and heat
embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Please visit Tag You're It #79 to see what the other designers were inspired to create
based on my tag, and to play along, if you'd like.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #76

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #76:

I was inspired by the blush, blue and gold colours on the dark background.
I decided to use my Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 stamp set to make my card:


I stamped my flowers onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Blush, Rough, Warm Sunshine and Caribbean Sky inks and layered them over a piece of 
grey cardstock that I stamped using my Concord & 9th Barnboard background stamp.
I clustered them together on my card front.


 I stamped my sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp's Big Scripty Sentiments) in versamark 
and heat embossed it in white.

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 Friday, December 15th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- A Good Read -- Take Two

I have another card to share that I made using the current
goodhousekeeping.com

Here's my card, using MFT's Our Story:


I started by stamping the stack of books (with a mask) and sentiment from Our Story onto my 
watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossing them in clear.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.



I trimmed out the side of my panel and layered it over a piece of Bazzill cardstock,
on which I stamped more books repeatedly, again using the mask.

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

Thanks for looking!

CAS(E) This Sketch #250

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #250 designed by me:


I thought I had made a card for this sketch already,
but couldn't find it, so I quickly whipped up another one this week.
Here's my card:


Since I was in a hurry, I stamped the Adore You from Altenew images in Altenew Jet Black
and then, using my MISTI, rotated my card 180˚.
Then, I repeated this two more times, using leaves from Altenew's Floral Fantasy 
in Altenew Bamboo and Olive ink.
The Bamboo turned out too bright, so I stamped it a second time with 
some Altenew grey ink over top (again, the MISTI is a wonderful tool!)


I diecut the MFT thanks die from black cardstock.

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, December 14th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #75

Today, I have a card to share for 
Inspired By All the Little Things #75:

I was inspired by the figure skates and the colours in the photo.
I decided to use my Papertrey Ink Winter Village stamp set to make my card,


I stamped my images onto their coordinating diecuts in Altenew
Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight, Evening Grey & Morning Frost.
I diecut a large circle from a piece of Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock
and backed it with a piece of white cardstock, onto which I blended Sea Breeze ink
to make a skyline.
(Note: for my ice, I stamped it off first in Sea Breeze, before stamping it onto my diecut
for the lightest colour of blue.)


 I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Winter Village) in versamark ink
onto a strip of cardstock, onto which I blended Starlight ink,
and diecut using my Get A Handle On It die.

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 Friday, December 8th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!
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Friday, December 01, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge -- A Good Read

Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge Blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Here's my card, using my Neat and Tangled Beary Merry stamps and MFT's Our Story:


I started by stamping the stack of books and sentiment from Our Story onto my 
watercolour paper in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossing them in clear.
Then, using a mask to cover the books, I stamped the bear over top with the same techniques.
I coloured them in using my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers and a water brush.



I diecut the panel using my Mama Elephant Femme Frames scalloped edge die
and layered it over a piece of Bazzill cardstock.

Make sure you visit each of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge
 designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for looking!