Sunday, 23 July 2017

FS546 - Thank You

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper Vicky (aka Miss Vicky). I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Vicky's:
-polka dots
-single flower and leaf
-thank you theme

I changed:
-stamping instead of die cuts

I got some new markers last week - they are waterbased and I am trying out different techniques with them. To create this background, I used a stencil, two colours of markers and LOTS of water. At first, it doesn't look very pretty, but over time, the colours kind of melt and blend together - it just takes  lots of patience for dry-time! I think this yellow-pink combination is pretty, but I also tried some other colour combinations:

Here's a video.

I used:

Friday, 21 July 2017

Ellen Hutson - Christmas in July (and GIVEAWAY and SALE!)

I am so excited to be Guest Designing for Ellen Hutson's Christmas in July! That's right, I'm on The CLASSroom today with a full tutorial for this whimsical, happy Christmas card! I hope you'll pop over for more details!

But before you do - make sure you leave a comment here for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson's store! Leave a comment before midnight on Thursday, July 27 and the randomly selected winner will be announced here next Friday!

ETA: 12:43pm - I just got notice that Ellen is having a Christmas in July Sale! 40% off all items in the Christmas in July category until July 24! Hurry and save!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

SugarPea Designs DT Feature

I'm on the SugarPea Designs Blog today with these 4 Christmas in July cards and some tips for mass-producing cards!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

EH Mix it Up - Love & Peace

A last-minute quick card for Ellen's Mix it Up Challenge with Lawn Fawn.

Yesterday, my set of Zig Art & Graphic markers arrived. These are waterbased markers with a thick, rubber tip - they are so bright and juicy! I have seen lots of people use these in lots of ways, but I immediately sat down and scribbled a quick rainbow on watercolour cardstock and then spritzed it. The colours ran and blended beautifully!

I felt like the rainbow was a throwback to the '60s, so I thought a love and peace theme would be fun. I wanted the panel to be my focal point so I used negative space (in dramatic black) and a white, inlaid die cut.

I'm looking forward to trying more techniques with these markers!

I used:

AJVD - Birthday Wish

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with these pop-art coloured roses.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up - Happy Day

This happy little garden is for the current Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge with Lawn Fawn.

From the 'ground' up:
-masked and stamped one line of the bumpy stamp from Wonky Backgrounds in Doe
-masked and stamped one line of 5 (short side) of the dot stamp from Wonky Backgrounds in Plastic Flamingo
-masked and stamped one line minus 1 (4 dots in total) in Sunshine, then again in Carrot
-stamped leaves from Fab Flowers in Freshly Cut Grass
-stamped partial sentiment from Warm Fuzzies in Versafine Onyx
-stamped Happy from Happy Happy Happy in Versafine Onyx.

I used: