Monday, 20 February 2017

Pin Sights - Love You More

I'm back with another card for the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge:


I used a similar background to yesterday's card. I sponged only the edges of the panel, and the white centre creates this neat glow-effect. It made me think of the water and translucent bottles in the mood board for this challenge. I used several different distress inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Love You So

Sunday, 19 February 2017

FS524 - Unsentimental Peony

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Beverly Sue Wilson. I chose this card from her gallery as my inspiration:

I focused on Beverly Sue's:
-large flower

I changed:
-no black
-no sentiment

I sponged a panel with Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn, keeping the darker colours to the edges of the panel to create the 'glow'. I spritzed with water for some texture.

I stamped and embossed the flower before watercolouring it with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple. I used a coordinating die to cut it out and then I popped it up on the green panel.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Happy Birthday, Joy!

Yes, the SugarPea Designs release is live now and you can go buy all the goodies we've been showing you all week! I used Chunky Monkey to make this card for my niece's first birthday. Her name is Joy.

I love how this little monkey's balloon becomes the 'o' in Joy. She's popped up on a wobbler for more fun and action. I also used WaffleFlower's Cutaway Alpha. I used all neutrals so that the balloon and present would pop.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Pin-Sights - Super Lucky

Please scroll down for my SugarPea Designs SweetPeeks Day 5 post!

This month's Pin-Sights challenge at Ellen Hutson is based on my favourite colour!


I focused on the photo of the two ice creams with the grey ombre background.

I started with a watercolour panel and painted a simple wash, starting with a brush full of Hickory Smoke distress ink, letting it fade out as I moved my brush to the bottom. I set that aside to dry.

Then I stamped and embossed my flower a few times on another panel. I watercoloured with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans. Once they were dry, I cut them out with matching dies. I inlaid one and popped up the other. before stamping my sentiment in black to represent the basket.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen Bohemian Garden
-Essentials by Ellen Up the Happy

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peeks Day 5

 Welcome to the final day of the SugarPea February 2017 Product Release!  Tonight at 6PM EST you will finally be able to purchase all the amazing products that we've shown you this week! 

But first, a final look at some inspiration from the team!

You are here:  Ardyth Percy-Robb 

Would you like to win the Striped Background stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on today's SugarPea Designs post telling us what is your current favorite stamping technique? We can't wait to hear!

Card 1 - I stamped the images from StoryBook Circus in grey to create a subtle background for our adorable Ringmaster. I backed her onto the stitched oval from Popcorn Treat Box and matted the card with dies from Birthday Journal card before a piece of patterned paper from Carnival Paper Pad.

Card 2 - I can't get enough of these monkeys! They are adorable and I used them to create a one-layer card here. I masked the monkey to repeat just the balloon a few times.

Card 3 - A quick and easy (but totally fun!) birthday card - I cut a silhouette using CarnivalScape and then created some 'ribbons' from strips of paper from Carnival Paper Pad and stapled them along with a sentiment from What's Poppin'.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Muse 203 - Hi!

please scroll down for my SugarPea Designs Sweet Peeks post.

Hi! Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Tracey has given us this happy get-well card as our inspiration:

I focused on Tracey's:
-rainbow colour combination
-partial watercolouring of each image

I love the 'cartoon' feel of these bright flowers and felt that a casual greeting would go well with them.

I used:
-Neat&Tangled Scandinavian Prints
-Memory Box Parker Alphabet dies
-Zig Cleancolor Real Brush Markers

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peeks Day 4

Today is Day 4 of SugarPea Designs' February 2017 Product Release!

links will be live when the products are released on Friday, February 17 at 6 pm

Would you like to win the What's Poppin'? stamp set? Just leave a comment on today's SugarPea post telling us about your favourite fair or carnival treat!

Card 1: I used just one side of the Popcorn Treat Box, flat on my card. I cut it out of the red and white striped patterned from the Carnival Paper Pack. Then I cut and 'buttered' lots of popcorn (with Lemonade Distress Ink and Stickles) and popped them up all over my card for lots of movement and energy.

Card 2: I wanted a pop of colour, so I used Copics to colour the girl in greys, and a bright red for the popcorn box and her bow. I grounded her with another piece of paper from the Carnival Paper Pack. I cut up the sentiment for some more popping movement!

Visit each of our designers' blogs to leave a comment for another entry to win!

All winners during our February Product Release will be announced next Monday, February 20th! So you have all week to comment!

See you back here tomorrow for our final peek before release tomorrow night !!