Saturday, 1 October 2016

MCV64 - Santa Knows

We've got a Guest Muse at MCV this week. Coni has given us an elegant, but still fun inspiration:

I focused on Coni's:
-use of stripes
-'naughty' theme

I changed the colour scheme and used an image in addition to my sentiment.

I used:
-Essentials by Ellen 'Tis the Season
-Simon Says Stamp Handlettered Winter Wishes

Friday, 30 September 2016

Muse 185 - Hello

Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge, where Guest Muse Aileen gave us this pretty floral Hello!

I focused on Aileen's:
-black die cut hello
-floral theme
-copic colouring

I used:
-Sweet & Sassy Scribble Flowers
-Winnie & Walter Hello

Thursday, 29 September 2016

CYCI139 - Rainbow Birthday

A last-minute entry for the current Can You Case It Rainbow challenge. How could I resist - I love using rainbow colours!

I saw Yana colour her flowers using a dot stamp recently and I think it's a fun way to add a modern graphic feel to these bold flowers from Stampin' Up (Sunshine Sayings).

Instead of stamping, I used a 1" circle punch to create a mask and sponged 2 shades of distress ink on each flower.

I finished with a Stampin' Up (Age Awareness) sentiment and some sequins.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

SPDMIX17 - Celebrate in Style

Time for another Mix it Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs!  Here are this week's sketch and photo:

This week, I focused on the photo of the kitten. I used Celebrate All the Things and Wanderlust, kept my colours neutral, with some sparkle and a bit of blue and green for the eyes.

This is the final challenge for September - remember the more you play along each month, the bigger your chance of winning the $50 gift certificate! Hope to see you there!

Check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration!

September Guest: Annika Lerche

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

CASology 217 - Cute

This week's CASology Cue Card is Cute!

Unfortunately, my laser printer will not accept cardstock so I couldn't print the cute images from this week's sponsor.

I used this little dancer, grounded solely by a softly sponged line and coordinating sentiment. By placing the 'action' in the top third of the card, there is plenty of white space and the card feels very clean. I coloured her with Zig Cleancolor Real Brush Markers and Stickles for some sparkle on the the tiara and tutu.

Now it's your turn! Be sure to check out the rest of the DT Blogs for more inspiration:

Monday, 26 September 2016

IB25 - Same Flower, Different Colour

I hope you're not in peony-overload! I spent a bit more time with it this weekend and used distress inks and a waterbrush to make 3 more same-but-different cards. This time I tried fall colours for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things Challenge:

For the first one, I layered up my flower, starting with yellow, then two tones of orange before finishing off with some orange-red.

This time I tried to unleash my inner Kimberly and stamped in black and then used a loose, bold watercolour style. I love the vivid colours.

Finally, I took a more classic approach, painting each petal, and allowing each layer to dry naturally.

I used:
-Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
-Distress inks

Sunday, 25 September 2016

FS503, TO66 - Thank You!

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is razldazl (aka Penni). I have to admit, I didn't get very far through her gallery before I found my inspiration card:

I was inspired by Penni's:
-leaf theme
-colour scheme

I changed:
-amount of orange showing
-added a sentiment

I created my colourful panel with yellow, orange and red colorburst powders, water and some golden shimmer spray. It is so pretty and shimmery that I couldn't bear to cover it up and left a big border of it showing as well as the leaf cut out.

I am also linking up to the current Time Out challenge; here's the inspiration photo:

I focused on the autumn colours and the use of a window.

I used:
-Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
-Stampin Up Painted Petals
-Ken Oliver Colorburst Powders