Artful Stampers Challenge #49

Hello everyone,

Time for another challenge. This one was a sketch. Check it out-

 

It seem simple enough, I actually really struggled not putting on a third circle! LOL I think I pulled it off though.

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Here is a close up of one of those gorgeous wood veneer snowflakes.

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All I did with those is poked them into the White craft ink to colour then tapped it into Dazzling Diamonds glitter. So easy, yet very effective.

Don’t forget to check out the others gorgeous creations. You came from Alisa’s blog and you will go onto Tamsin Adams.

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Kirsty xx

Silent Night!

Hello everyone,

I have been playing with my new goodies again. Jingle All the Way is very fast becoming a favourite as it gives a great opportunity to create beautiful night skies. With this particular design I found a card that Billie Moan made and I loved it. She had a colour combo for her night sky that I haven’t  played with before and decided to CASE her card. I do love how it turned out except for that dreaded smudge. You know the one that shows up just as the final piece of the card is put together?!

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Ughh! I hate that! But I wasn’t going to create it again. LOL! Now my starry night is a little different to Billies’ where I stamped the Gorgeous Grunge in White Stampin’ Craft Ink, got a tissue and wiped it in one direction then came back and stamped the white again, but this time I did not smudge it. It reminds me slightly of those blurred night sky photos I see a lot of, and I suppose very lose to the Bokeh technique……which in fact I have made a Bokeh Technique card, I just cannot find it. I suppose that means I have to make another.

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Kirsty xx

P.S. Again the Stamp and Die set are not listed below as they are not available yet. Not long now!!

Catalogue Sneak Peek

Hello everyone,

Very soon, in just 10 short days, we have our Holiday Catalogue going live. I have a creation with some of those goodies to share. I used a technique I have seen a lot lately and I love how it turned out and you will laugh when you realise how easy it is….not too mention you have probably accidentally done it before and thought “Well that’s ruined”, because I know I have. LOL!

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See those splotches in the ink? Well that’s just plain old water. Now I will have to back up a few steps first as I am sure a lot of you will want to know what colours I used for my evening sky.

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I started down the bottom with So Saffron and I sponged it on quite liberally, then Calypso Coral, be careful to leave a little Saffron showing. I did go over again with the Saffron to blend the two together better. These two coulees were only put on the bottom. I then sponged Perfect Plum over the rest of the card stock and blended that with the Calypso as best I could. I then splotched Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo over the purple. I finished it off with Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy last to get that deep night sky. It’s my first attempt and I am sure I will find more colours to add or swap some out for different depths and tones.

So now the sponging is done, grab your Stampin’ Up! Aqua Painter, make sure the reservoir near the tip is full of water and flick it over your night sky. Stop and mop up the water with a tissue and repeat (This is what I was talking about in regards to stuffing past cards up by accidentally wetting them!! haha). I found the longer I left the water on the whiter the spots. I did ones that were left on for 10 seconds and some left on for 2. It gave me quite a few different tones.

Now you could have done the emboss resist technique with this, but I think the water droplets would have turned out differently. I covered it liberally with the Embossing Buddy as you could imagine this piece of paper is quite wet being full of ink and water. I am sure a zap with the heat tool would help too. Using the Versa Mark I stamped the sentiment and stars and used white embossing powder. I nearly used gold but on a scrap of paper it was too dark. Silver might be nice though.

I then added the die cut along the bottom on Dimensionals to have that beautiful shadow effect.

If you do CASE it please let me know in the comments with a link so I can check out your creation.

Thanks for dropping by!

Kirsty xx

P.S. The Stamp Set and Die cut is not listed below as it is not available yet.

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Festive Friday Challenge #22

Hello everyone!

It is Festive Friday Challenge time and it’s a sketch…

and here is my creation

I have always loved the large Christmas Baubles in the Letters to Santa DSP pack, which are the same images as the stamp in Merry and Type but bigger. As you can see I stamped the image in the background. I used colours, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Old Olive, and Riding Hood Red. I also tried to keep this card simple with few layers and limited stamping. I used some simple tools to make the card come to life though. I used the distressing kit and inside that kit I used the sanding block and files on the DSP and the Tea Stain Ink on the card base and image panel.

Don’t forget to link your creation to this challenge over at Nicole’s blog and I look forward to seeing them.

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Festive Friday Challenge #20

Hello everyone!

Time for a Festive Friday Challenge. This week we have an Inspiration photo…..a real pretty one at that.

Isn’t that just gorgeous?! It took me a while to think about what I wanted to do. My thought process is so out of whack. All I could see was the Candy Canes, LOL!

This is my creation

As you can see I made some candy canes, lol! I also used the colour scheme and the ribbon. I used the flourish out of the Always Elegant stamp set in the background, the idea was to make the candy canes ‘pop’ off the page and also to make it a bit more elegant. I think I succeeded! I used the stripes embossing folder for the bottom half of the card to break up the simplicity.

Now don’t forget to head on over to Nicole’s blog and submit your creation and share it all with us.

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Inkspiration Challenge #83

Hey everyone!

It’s Inkspiration time!

I received my preorder yesterday so this was the perfect time to crack some new ink and stamps open. I even thought I would make a Christmas card. Very unusual for me as I always do those cards closer to the event. You know me….I’m a last kinda minute girl! LOL!

Anyway here is the sketch

and of course my creation

They are definitely not Christmas colours are they?! But I must say they are Merry and BRIGHT!!!

I have now given you a sneak peek into one Stamp set and three new colours. Aren’t they lush? I might even have more to show later.

Check out the rest of the DT over at the Inkpsirations Challenge Blog and don’t forget to submit your design!

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A Holiday Lineup with a birthday attached!

Hey everyone!

I will start with saying a big hello and thank you to one of my downline Jodie!! 😉 Jodie came to visit me yesterday to chat and stamp. Not a lot of stamping got done though…..I managed to make one card while Jodie stamped and punched a whole heap of goodies for Christmas. BTW I want to see what you are creating with those Jodie!! LOL!

Jodie sat there watching me botch my card up over and over and left before she could see the end result. I just couldn’t make up my mind. But I think she will be pleasantly surprised to see what I ended up with. You might even say she would LOVE to receive this card in the mail for Chrissy!!! ROFLOL!!! Sorry personal joke!!

Anyway here it is

Pretty cute HUH! I love it actually! You might not be able to see but I used the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on the base of the card. I think I am in love with this stuff….this stuff really glows.

On another note my youngest girl had her birthday on the 2nd of December and she turned 7. I cannot believe how fast they are all growing, I would love for things to slow down a bit, but I now that won’t happen.

Can you guess what she got for her birthday?! Can you also guess that she loves pink?! She was very happy I can assure you.

And of course there was cake!

So there you go, we won’t mention that we were one candle short on the birthday cake….whoops…. LOL! I must say though she had a wonderful day, we even organised ice-creams to share with her class on the day. We had her best friend over for the afternoon and had hotdogs for dinner. What a day! Then that night we attended the Graduation Service where Sean handed over his Community Captaincy roll over to the new year sevens for next year. I cannot believe he is off to high school next year! Where…and I mean really where does the time go?

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