Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Dress-inspired Awesome


I was again inspired by a dress:

Spring fashion is always closely correlated with floral and butterfly, so this short sleeve dress is a necessity for your wardrobe. It features boat neck and sheath silhouette with overall floral and butterfly to create a touch of colorful vibe. Just pair it with high heels to hang out with friends having a nice day.:

I loved the selective colouring and the line-weight of the sketches on the dress. I put together 3 stamp sets from 3 different companies to make this one - I love how well they play together!

I used:
-WPlus9 That is All
-Avery Elle Oh Happy Day
-Altenew Doodle Blooms

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

PIC May2016 - Thanks


This is for the current Pinterest-Inspired Challenge where our inspiration comes from this fun watercolour:



I focused on the colours and the movement of the squares.

I used:
-Stamplorations Retro-Mod Shapes
-Altenew inks (except the green) - love the almost pastel rainbow.
-old Inkadinkado sentiment.

CASology 196 - Move


This week's CASology Cue Card is Move!



Not too long ago my son was accepted for a 7 week pilot course offered during the summer by the Air Cadets. So I'm a proud (and slightly nervous!) mama! He did gliding a couple of years ago and will soon take his driving exam - this kid is going to be well-licensed! lol!

CAS design works well for masculine cards. For this masculine card, I used a number of CAS principles: limited colours, limited layers, lots of white space, no embellishments, straight lines. But I cut out a jet-stream and let the plane fly off the card to add interest. No need to be boring!

I used Waltzingmouse Free Spirit and Avery Elle Fly By.

And now it's your turn - let's see how you move! Be sure to drop by the rest of the DT for more inspiration:

Sunday, 1 May 2016

RIC-inspired Mother's Day


Anyone else missing the Runway? I certainly am! I got a new catalogue in the mail and was inspired by this dress. I love the crispness of navy and white, don't you?


Cascading Roses Full Dress

I could see that the dress had more than just outlined flowers so I tried a new (for me) technique. After I stamped the flowers, leaving the bottom white, just like the hem of the skirt, I smooshed the same ink onto an acrylic block and used a watercolour brush and different amounts of water to 'colour' various parts of the flowers in different shades of the same colour. Easy-peasy. Not sure why I've never done that before!

I used:
-Altenew Wild Hibiscus
-Altenew Desert Night Ink
-Neat & Tangled Gardenia Blooms

FS482 - Happy Birthday


This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Vicki Parson (Basement Stamper). She's got a huge gallery full of fun cards and I chose this one (the one on the left) as my inspiration:




I focused on Vicki's:
-use of the circle backgrounds
-use of white dots on bold sponged colour
-general layout
-use of enamel dots
-kraft cardbase

I changed:
-theme to birthday
-colour scheme
-rectangle of white dots to half-circle
-used the background on the focal panel
-popped up my sentiment
-swapped the sun for a big black dot

I used:
-Papertrey Dot Spot
-Papertrey Keep It Simple Birthday
-Doodlebug Matte Enamel dots
-MFT Pierced Square and Circle dies
-Distress Inks


Saturday, 30 April 2016

Muse 162 - Happy Birthday


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where Jenny gave us a pretty-in-pink daisy as inspiration:



I focused on Jenni's:
-colour scheme (although I kicked my pink up a notch)
-general layout
-use of texture
-square card

I used:
-WPlus9 Happy die
-Unknown birthday sentiment
-Cuttlebug Dots embossing folder

Friday, 29 April 2016

3 Umbrella-inspired Fusion - Happy Mother's Day


Do you feel like you landed at Donna's blog by mistake? Good! I was so inspired by one of her cards this morning that I couldn't wait to case it!



I didn't have the same floral set (no one but the MFT DT has it yet - it's part of the May release!) but I hoped that I could achieve a similar watercoloured look. Turns out that since my set is made to look watercoloured that I didn't need to spray anything.

I combined my Donna-inspiration with this pretty photo at the current Fusion challenge:



And in the end, I'm loving this fresh, cheery Mother's Day card!

I used:
-Impression Obsession Watercolour Wildflowers
-Wplus9 You Equal Kind (little black dots)
-Hero Arts(?) Sentiment (can't find it anywhere!)