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Friday, 23 June 2017

You're a Treasure


I thought I would join in with this week's Sketch Challenge #338 from My Favorite Things.

I used the Party Like a Pirate set and coloured my images in bold colours with my Zig Clean Color Markers, then cut them out with the matching die-namics.
I used the Cloud Stencil to make the background and the card was cut with Blueprints 31 and Scalloped Frame Die-namics. The paper is the Country Fair Plaid paper pack from MFT.
I added a little bit of gold sparkle pen to my coins and the chest to give them a bit of a metallic sheen.

This is the sketch I followed

Sketch 338 #mftstamps

I've taken some artistic licence and adjusted some dimensions and placement etc., but the basic layout is the same.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Lee Holland - Puppy and Present


We're having some very hot and humid weather in the UK at the moment, which tends to kill my crafting mojo somewhat, especially after a long hot bus journey home from work lol. Luckily I made a whole swathe of cards when my mojo was running at full speed. 

For this card I used another of Lee Hollands adorable Puppies for Whimsy Stamps' June release.

I again coloured him up with Zig Markers, adding some detail with a white Posca pen and fussy cutting him out.

For my card I took a piece of Tim Holtz watercolour paper and stamped some paw prints with Versamark ink, heat embossing them with white embossing powder. Then I took 3 colours of Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers, and blended them over the area I knew I wanted to place my image. I stuck the embossed piece to the front of a white A2 card base and then cut a piece of patterned paper with a border die and glued that at the top. I then rounded all 4 corners with my corner chomper.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Big Balloon Celebrations stamp set onto some white cardstock, with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and cut it out with the coordinating die.

I mounted my image and my sentiment on my card with some foam tape and finished my card with a few enamel dots.

Whimsy Stamps Products Used

Lee Holland Puppy and Present
Big Balloons Celebrations Clear Stamp Set
Big Balloons Celebrations Die Set
Stitched Border Trio Die
Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

That's all from me today, but I'll be back again tomorrow if I haven't melted!

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

MFT Camp Create - Divine Dry Embossing - Beautiful Butterflies


Swinging in super quick with the last of my cards made during Camp Create 2017.

I did not get the time to do a slider or a glitter card for those classes...damn work, but I did manage the bonus class - Divine Dry Embossing.

I made 2 cards using the Beautiful Butterflies stamp and die set for both. This time I didn't use the solid layering stamps, I cut my butterflies with the die and did some ink blending and water spotting on both, stamping the markings in black ink once they were dry.

For my dry embossing I actually used stencils. This is a great way to get more life from your stencils, they really are so versatile. The top one is the Radiating Rays stencil and the other is an older one that I can't remember where it's from.

I also used a few dies from the Blueprints 31 set.

That's another badge ticked off. If you want to join in with the class you can find it here.

I really have enjoyed the classes this year and I'll be sure to join in the fun again next year, looking forward to it.

Thanks for visiting!