Wow, I am on a roll. This is the third challenge in a row that I have participated in. The people who know me will know that is a huge feat in itself. LOL!
We are having a colour challenge, and the colours are gorgeous, check them out-
Here is my entry-
I decided to pull out the gorgeous Peacock stamp. I only played with it once and that was with the Blendabilities. This time I water coloured it. This was lots of fun and I should do it more often. I love how the Watermelon Wonder flowers really pop. I also deliberately did messy embossing. I wanted extra texture and having splatter of white embossing was perfect. I used five different stamp sets to create this one. Can you guess them all?
I decided to have a play with a challenge. It is something I haven’t done in a while and it was absolutely fabulous. One of my team leaders Alisa Tilsner is a designer at Around the World Stampin’ Up! Challenges and encouraged me to have a play. Here is the challenge-
I love colour challenges, it opens you up to so many more possibilities, than say an inspiration challenge. Here is my entry-
I loved playing with the Dictionary stamp as a background on the Peacock card so much, I had a play again. I inked up the whole stamp stamped it off and second generation stamped selective parts of the Dictionary stamp. I use a clear mount stamp, as it is easy to manipulate and bend. What I love about it, is it’s not exact and you never know what you’re going to end up with.
Everything Eleanor is one of my most favourite stamp sets. I just haven’t played with it in a while and it was time to moisten that stamp with some ink. I sponged the edges very lightly with Basic Grey Ink, it really makes the Whisper White border pop.
Something else I haven’t done in a while is play with my Aqua Painter, and I enjoyed that immensely. Colouring improves my stress levels so you can imagine how relaxed I am since the release of the new Blendabilites! LOL.
I hope I have inspired you to participate in a challenge or have a play with one of your favourite stamp sets.
Hello everyone, Did you think I would be back so soon? I know I didn’t, LOL! I seem to be on a card making streak. Let’s hope it lasts, I do have some Project Life to catch up on, so probably not too much longer. I have always wanted to go in without a plan with a card. I had an idea (you must have an idea), but no plan. I wanted to start with a water-coloured background and go from there. I just ripped four inks off the shelf, slapped them on some water-colour paper, wet them, spread them, then create something on top of it. I found myself quite surprised with what I ended up with. I seriously thought it would be a disaster, I would laugh loudly and say something like ‘What was I thinking?’ and go back to planning a card. I must say it is not my usual sort of creation but I like it. What do you think? I am loving gold at the moment and plan on playing with it some more, so keep a look out for that. You might end up telling me to “Back up away from the Gold!” Lol Stamps used-
Hearts a Flutter
Baked Brown Sugar
Card stock used-
Gold embossing powder
Gold Sequin ribbon
I hope I have inspired you to ‘go in’ without a plan! Thanks for dropping by!
I have just recently had some time to sit down and make cards that are my very own creation. I love it when I have enough artistic inspiration to come up with something of my own. It has been a very dry spell on the card making front so far this year and this was a very welcome change. I have created other cards but they were CASE’s of other people’s beautiful work and I will put them up here on my blog in due course to share with you all.
I am so in love with the Fine Feathers stamp set and have been itching to create something “good” with it. I stress the word good because I have struggled with this set since I bought it. I have made a couple of cards with the set, but they will never see the light of day on my blog! LOL. Even though this set is not predominate on this card it is one of the main elements.
Stamp sets used
Six Sided Sampler
White Gel Pen
Clear Embossing Powder
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Everything Eleanor would have to be my favourite stamp set out of the 2012-13 SU catalogue. It is simply gorgeous. It has a variety of solid, silhouette and line art images. I love this sort of variety, very similar to Elements of Style and Creative Elements, which you all know I use a fair bit of both of those sets. So really is it any surprise?! LOL
I had a play with two cards using the same colour combo but mixing it up.
I think this is my favourite, but I always have loved red flowers.
After creating them and sitting back to have a look at them I realised that the birds look like they are ‘pooping’ the pearls. LOL!! It was not meant to look like that, I can assure you.
I also like the Natural Composition SDSP quite a lot and can see me using this a lot too.
So…..it has been a very long time since I have made a card and this one (two), could be my jumping block to get started again. We’ll see! So don’t be shy, what do you think of my ‘return from mega long card making holiday’ creations? Let me know which one is your favourite!
I love these tones together and if I could make every card in these I would be a happy girl! LOL!
I now have a love affair going with the Elizabeth stamp set. It’s not only great for the placement of the sentiment but also a good background element if stamped in the right places. I also love the two little banners underneath the vintage brad. They are a cute little element, but they are not too distracting that it draws your eye away from the main image.
I hope you all have a chance to play along this week and share with us what you have created.
A couple of years ago my Mum asked me to whip up for her 2 huge cards that her and all her fellow staff could sign for maternity leaving staff. Do you remember them? There was a yellow one with a kangaroo on front and a green one with a hot air balloon on the front. Well, Mum has asked for another one. And I think this is my favourite one by far. I must apologise though I took these photos at night and the quality is a little poor.
Here is a close up of the main image
It is the Elebration stamp and again I have covered the cake with a present that I handmade. It makes this stamp so much more flexible. I also used the ABC block stamp from Little Additions and clear embossed it on the base. Colours used are Wild wasabi, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Naturals Ivory cardstock for the base.
What a weekend I have had….actually make that a week! My youngest has come down with a middle ear infection, poor little thing, he was crying so hard and was inconsolable. I HATE that. You feel so useless and you cannot take their pain away. We are just super lucky our Doctor opens at 8am on a Sunday and we can come in without appointment. We got in straight away without waiting and it was our Doctor that was rostered on that weekend too. Extra bonus!! I love our Doctor! It is so hard to find a good one, especially one so good with kids…….Gee I can go on can’t I?!
Anyway, I have this super cute card to share. I made this a little while ago, I actually made a few of them I liked it so much. My new love is the Framelits Dies and matching Stamp Set Apothecary Art. I just wish I had more time to play! LOL!
I used colours Blushing Bride, Regal Rose and Crumb Cake to colour in the Image using a Aqua Painter. I used Water Colour paper for the image and Very Vanilla for the base and textured section. I also used some of the lusciousness that is Blushing Bride Pleated Stain Ribbon. Love these ribbons.
I still have heaps of retreat creations to share…so don’t go anywhere. I managed to play with a set that I thought wouldn’t interest me. It was another challenge set by Mads. It was Make a card with a stamp set that pushes our boundaries, something that isn’t normally your style. I chose Everybunny for a couple of reasons. Watercolouring an image has never been one of my stronger suits and I don’t do Easter Cards. I have made one before for a workshop, but I have never made one to give to someone else. For the challenge we could earn extra points if we used our least favourite colour. Well I forego those extra points and used my favourite colour, Calypso Coral. LOL!
This card is actually prettier than it looks in this photo, but you het the general idea. It is probably one of my favourite cards from the weekend and I will now be buying the Everybunny Stamp Set! LOL!
Here is another card from my little retreat weekend. I also got to have my first play with the stamp set Open Sea. This set is just gorgeous for the adult male and I think I will be hanging on to this one, even after it retires.
This wasn’t a challenge, but I did use my Colour Coach to help me pick a combo. Have I told you before I love this tool
It has all the colour collections from Stampin’ Up! minus the In colors. You can buy these to add to the coach if you like. It is a great tool to help give you inspiration or help you pick a complimentary colour for the one you have already chosen. It also tells what each colour Dynamic Duo is. It gives two combos per colour, so that is 80 colour combos 100 if you add the In color chips. See endless creating with perfect colour combos.
Anyway, I will be back again soon to share more cards with you.