Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Simply Swiped


I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Jessica, who's blog is here.

This challenge's sponsor over at Word Art Wednesday is Swoon Party Shop

I was inspired by this video by Natasha Foote in making this style of card.

I made the background by simply swiping the ink pad over the background card.
I used a swirling motion when applying the ink pad (Lucky Clover DOX ink).

I then distressed the sides of the scripture panel with scissors - gently as I was using copy paper, then I sponged it with Tea Dye DI., and splattered it with black paint from a fine paint brush.

The cardstock used for the base has a linen texture to it, which added even more interest to the background.

The inside was finished with some washi tape.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Teddy Bears All Lined Up


Back again and this time with a card for a wee girl, that did not start as an 'ooops' 😀

I started with the pink paper from my stash, and decided to highlight her age by using a red die cut over a gold scalloped oval

The teddy bear stencil was home made using a punch (old and unmarked) and some acetate.  I used tea dye DI over the cream card I laid the stencil on, then drew in their faces, and mounted the panel with a layer of lace on either side

The stamp (my original HB stamp, now discontinued, still going strong after 20 nearly years)  was clear embossed over red ink, then coloured with a gold pen

All the edges of the layers were also wiped over the red ink - Catherine Pooler Rouge, from memory. 

I finished the inside with some gold polka dot washi tape.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Pink Grey and Gold Flowers


This card came about as a result of series of 'ooops' moments.

The focal panel was a 'reject' snippet from another card, that was going to be for a specific challenge.  
The other card was completed, and I realised it did not 'fit' the requirements of the challenge!!,
So I re-thought, and came up with this.

The challenge requirements are for a CAS card with pink, grey and gold.
The focal panel was splattered with Memento London Fog and Rhubarb dye inks

The image (Altenew Mini Blossom) was stamped and gold embossed with WOW Metallic Gold ep, then painted with the same inks, diluted, and surrounded with dots of gold Liquid Pearls

The sentiment was embossed with the same ep - the stamp is a Magazine Freebie
I wiped the edges of the card over the Rhubarb ink pad too, which just shows in the above photo.

The inside was finished with patterned pink washi tape.

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Pink Daisies


This is another CASE from a magazine, using the dies and stamps that came with it - I used the concept of the two rows of daisies, and the two layers of petals, (rather than the one layer I used here), but then  I diverged to my own design.

I embossed the background using the enclosed embossing folder, but as the design on the folder was only on one end, I turned the paper and partially ran it through again.. 
(The original was not embossed)

I used my own colour scheme, and I added the double fishtail ends to the banner.  
Loved that wee bird and had to include it!

I layered the daisy cuts as shown, but added a glitter layer for some extra glam!
I also popped the final snippets of the dark card that I used for the flower centres under the opposing corners to add some interest and definition to the layering. 

The inside was finished with white card and washi tape.

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(Serendipity as the design evolved as I made this card)

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

D'vine Swirls and Waves


Today is the start of the next challenge at Word Art Wednesday, and our sponsor is the fabulous

  Newton's Nook, who are providing a $20 voucher for the winner.

The inspiration for my card came from the words of the scripture, and I created a background reminiscent of  'waters covering the sea'

I used the D'vine swirls EF to create a monoprint using Brilliance Platinum Planet ink

The scripture, available as a freebie over at Word Art Wednesday, was printed and cut using a stitched rectangle, and sponged with Tumbled Glass DI

The finish was to layer blue organza and silver ribbons across the lower part pf the card, and topped with a bow.

The inside was decorated with a piece of washi tape

Monday, March 29, 2021

Classic Crayon and Gold Car


I was going to preface this post with a few photos of a two week trip I recently took to the South Island 
(of New Zealand), but my phone camera and my computer are not cooperating and I cannot seem to download them to share.... I will have to talk nicely to my son in law.... 

I will say I had a wonderful time and have some awesome photos to share once I can get them downloaded.

I would like to welcome Kiwi Card House as my newest follower - they are a small Kiwi company specializing in vintage images, and their Facebook page is here

This is another melted wax crayon card - it was the first one I made using the technique

I used the back of a piece of card that I had previously printed on, and did not need... being thrifty with my supplies, I repurposed it - not the best idea as the melted crayon made the card translucent, and the print did show through under the light yellow coloured centre. 
A strategically placed gold die cut disguised it nicely! (The die was a magazine freebie)

I loved the rough texture on this background, and as I had this in mind when I made it, I did not try to smooth it off. 

The card was made for a 'seventy something' gent, so the second part of the sentiment seemed rather appropriate.  
Both parts are from another magazine freebie, and were embossed using WOW glitter gold ep.

The inside was finished with a wee snippet of the gold paper that I had used for the die cut.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Interference Inks and Scripture


My kitchen is a shambles, but as a friend once said, you can't make an omelette without breaking an egg!

Last week's Word Art Wednesday Challenge is sponsored by DRS.

As I don't have any of their products, I used a background technique to feature the scripture, which is available free from the challenge site.

I used interference inks,  Opalite brand, over shiny black card. Unfortunately I am nearly out of the card, so cut the base of the piece to 'stretch' it.

I mounted the scripture panel over the main piece.

Love the marbled  look of the inks, and the sheen of them, over the black.

As there were no more scraps, I  decorated the inside with Washi tape.