Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Summer School 2018 with MFT

Hi Friends,

Joining in the fun with MFT in their Summer School 2018.  I finally got all the homework done and posting it in the nick of time.

Check out MFT's post on White Space HERE  and this is the card I made for it.

See the post on Primary Colours HERE and this is the card I made for it.

See the post on Repetition HERE and this is the card I made for it.

See the post on Complementary Colours HERE and this is the card I made for it.

See the post on Symmetry HERE and this is the card I made for it.

It has been great fun. I hope you like my cards.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Garden Treasure Box Card

Hello friends,

I'm here today to share another card inspired by this picture...

This pop up box card contain flowers stamped and die cut from the Garden Treasure set by Altenew.

I hope you liked my card.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Peony Scrolls with Copics

Hello friends.

I have a card to share today.

For inspiration I used this picture from Altenew and this sketch from Taylored Expressions.

And this is what I came up with.

Images are from the Peony Scrolls stamp set by Altenew and sentiment is from the Build-a-flower Magnolia set also by Altenew.  Images were coloured with copics.

I hope you like my card. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Simon Says stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp it, no digi stamp allowed

Friday, 28 March 2014

OCC - Embossing Paste


Embossing paste is an easy way to add texture to a project.  I didn't have any so with the help of google I made my own.

I laid down a stencil and just spread the paste over it.  Sprinkled some ultra fine glitter for some shimmer and lifted the stencil. Easy peasy.  It didn't take too long to dry too.  Then I finished the card with some washi tape (I love this tape), a handwritten sentiment, and some rhinestones.

I was having so much fun with the paste that I decided to make another card.  This time I did the opposite.  Instead of using a stencil to create a textured image, I used a die-cut butterfly as a mask.  I just temporarily adhered the butterfly to the card, picked up a glob of paste with my spatula and smeared it right over the the butterfly.  Of course I had to sprinkle some ultra fine glitter over the paste again.  Then I carefully lifted the mask and ta da!! A butterfly set in textured background!

Finished the card with some glitter to the sides, an embossed sentiment, and a large heart rhinestone in the center of the butterfly.

 Okay got to hurry and link up this homework before classes close.
Thanks for visiting.

Crafts 4 Eternity #169 - Special Mums
Moxie Fab World - Stencils
A Creative Romance  - Spring flowers
Creative Knockouts #30 - Texturize it
Crafty Catz #224 - Anything goes
4 Krafty Girls challenge #14 - Anything goes

OCC - Days 9 & 10 - Textural Effects


On day 9 we were shown how to do some selective embossing using embossing folders and dies.  Basically you use the die to mask an area of the embossing folder so you get a framed area amongst the embossing that is flat.  It only works if your die has a solid back and not an open one.  I didn't have a frame die with a solid back so I just used an open one for the shape of the frame.  Inside the frame I place two smaller dies which did have solid backs.  Since I didn't have a flat frame where I can perhaps stamp a sentiment or an image I embossed one with little gingerbread man/woman dies.  Worked out beautifully.

The card was finished off with some washi tape and a little heart covered with glossy accents.

Thank you for joining me today.

Creative Knockouts #30 - Texturize it
Crafty Catz #224 - Anything goes
4 Krafty Girls challenge #14 - Anything goes
Craftying for all Seasons Challenge #73 - No Designer Papers
DL. Art Thankful Thursday March Linky Challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

OCC - Watercolour Made Easy

Okay, last card from me today and I better get cracking on days 9 and 10.

On day 7 Jennifer Rzasa shared some great tips to make watercolouring easier.  I found them to be a great help as I'm a beginner with watercolour.

First I painted the basic shape of my feather with just plain water so when I come in with the watercolour, the paint will run along the already wet areas allowing the colour the spread.  Then I go in with a smaller brush with fresh paint for the finer details.  I'm not sure if I'm explaining it correctly but it has sure been fun.  Again, with many of these new techniques I'm learning, I had to do it a few times to get the hang of it.  Free hand painting can be scary.

As you can see my feather is not perfect.  But you can tell its a feather right?

Thanks for joining me today.
Hope you enjoyed my card.

Crafts 4 Eternity #168 - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #64 - Anything goes/twist - Birds of a feather
Challenges 4 Everyboday #39 - Anything goes

YAY!! Made top 3 at Crafts 4 Eternity #168

Woohoo! Came 1st in the Crafty Boots Challenge

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OCC - Tracing Images


On day 8 I was so inspired by Kathy Rocoosin's card that I knew I had to try it.  This technique is so simple but I really have never thought of it before.

First you stamp your image on your card with very light ink.  Kathy used a big beautiful floral background stamp on her card but since I don't own any similar stamp I stamped my card with a few different stamps to create a floral background.  Then using a silver glittery gel pen I traced the lightly stamped image.  You can either trace a portion or the whole image.  I chose to trace the whole image.  Then I went in and coloured with my copics.  The gel pen gives it a touch of elegance and shimmer.

I am very pleased with this card.  The copics actually picked up the shimmer from the gel pen and spread a dusting of the shimmer throughout the whole card.  Too bad the pictures did not pick up on that.  I enjoyed this technique a great deal and will definitely be using it again.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for viewing my creations.

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday - Spring - Bright colours, flowers, sunshine
Crafty Catz #223 - Bling it up - Used a glitter silver gel pen
Crafts 4 Eternity #168 - Anything goes
Bearly Mine March Challenge - One for the Girls
The Paper Shelter #151 - Spring delights
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes