Thursday, 25 August 2016

SSSWC- Square Birthday


This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is right up my alley - Hip to Be Square. You know I'm the hippest, squarest girl around! lol! I love making square cards!

I was inspired by my worksurface after I had sponged some panels the other day - sometimes I think it ends up being prettier than anything I've actually created on purpose! lol!


I used:
-Simon Says Stamp It's No Secret
-Simon Says Stamp Friendly Flowers

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Muse 180 - Happy Birthday


This is my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where our Guest Muse, Marilyn has given us this pretty inspiration:


I was inspired by Marilyn's:
-floral theme
-colours

I actually made 2 cards - I have two friends with upcoming birthdays and thought it would be fun to use a 'same but different' approach.

The first one is light and airy. I used an Impression Obsession die and an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment.


For the second one, I used the matching Impression Obsession stamp and the same sentiment.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

CASology 212 - Fun


This week's CASology Cue Card is Fun!



Celebrations are fun, so I chose a one-word Papertrey die-cut sentiment for this week's card. I coloured a strip of white cardstock with a rainbow of Copic markers before cutting it. I then stacked it on top of 3 black die cuts, to provide a bit of definition and texture.

Now it's your turn to have some fun! Make sure you check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration!

Monday, 22 August 2016

SPDMIX12 - For Someone Special


This is my card for the current SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge.



My first thought was that I didn't have a clue how to use the photo - vintage is not really my style! But then I focused on the colours. These are great colours for a masculine card, and mixing it up with the sketch inspiration, I was able to put together a fun coffee-themed card.

I used:
-Caffeine Addict
-Coffee To Go Cup SugarCuts
-Feeling Sentimental
-Celebrate All the Things (star)

Sunday, 21 August 2016

FS498 - You Are Amazing


This week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper is Donna Idlet (didlet). Her gallery goes back a few years and I thought it would be fun to choose this one and update it a bit.



I was inspired by Donna's:
-colours (aqua, red, green, kraft)
-floral theme
-stripes

I changed:
-technique
-layout
-number of layers
-embellishments

I started with a graduated wash on my background in Peacock feathers and then I took another shot at a faux watercolour technique using distress inks. This time, I stamped the image repeatedly, layering up the distress inks, cleaning the stamp between each layer, and therefore keeping the stamp quite wet. That helped with the blending. When I was finished, I spritzed the clean stamp from a distance and then stamped it just with the water on it. That also helped blend and spread the ink a bit without it going so far that the shapes were lost (I tried that method, too!).

I used:
-Verve Kind Words
-Verve Simply Amazing
-Your Next Stamp Stripetastic

Saturday, 20 August 2016

TO64 - Dreams Take Flight


Next week, my son will be getting his wings. Yes. He will be a fully-licensed private pilot. At 17. He has accomplished this through the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program and has been working very, very hard all summer to make sure he passed all the exams and got all his hours completed. He flies Cessna 172 Skyhawks.

So when I saw the current Time Out Challenge inspiration card from Guest Julia Altermann, I was inspired to make a card for him. Julia's card is fun and full of life - I made mine a little more masculine.



I was inspired by Julia's:
-colours (red, yellow and blue)
-plane theme
-square card
-blue stripes (I have only one)

I used Taylored Expressions Plane Awesome and Copic Markers.

Friday, 19 August 2016

MCV58 - Joy


Wow! Another challenging  Christmas inspiration at Muse: ChristmasVisions this week. Cornelia has used dramatic colours and techniques to produce this amazing card that left me without a clue as to how to proceed!

I love all of it -  the layered stamping, the washed background, the drama of all that black and the merest hint of lavender.



I was inspired by Cornelia's:
-colours (black, white, grey, lavender)
-heavy use of black to add drama

I used:
-Neat & Tangled Falling Flakes
-Concord & 9th Joy die
-Silver Stickles