Monday, 18 June 2018

30Day Day 18 - Happy Birthday

Today the #30dayfriends are colouring WaffleFlower's Hello Kids. I did some very simple no-shade copic colouring on my kids and added a rainbow sentiment using the Cutaway Alphabet and Catherine Pooler inks.

I used:

Sunday, 17 June 2018

FS593 - Hello

This week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Jeri (aka stampmontana). I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Jeri's:
-floral theme
-green, yellow, purple colours
-hello sentiment

I changed:
-use of die cut

I started by stamping the small flower background from Pattern Play twice (it fits together so nicely so you can't tell that  it isn't all one stamp!) and colouring the flowers with Copic. Then I lined up letters from Classic Block Alpha on tape, using the F upside down as a placeholder for the second L. I removed the f and cut HEL O from my coloured panel. Then I placed the L again and cut it out.

I coloured the backgrounds of the letters dark green and popped them up on foam tape.

I used:

Friday, 15 June 2018

30 Day Day 15 - Oceans of Joy

Today is Day 15 of Kathy Racoosin's #thedailymarker30day colouring challenge and the #30dayfriends are colouring this adorable Jillibean Soup stamp set. I coloured the images with copics and added details with a white gel pen.

For my ocean, I smooshed Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks on my craft mat and then picked them up with my watercolour cardstock, one colour at a time and drying between layers. I spritzed it with water to add more texture.

I placed my coloured images on the scene and chose some Copic markers that matched the ocean behind and coloured in all the white space on the die cuts. This is a trick I learned from watching a video from Jessica.

I popped up all the critters and added the stamped sentiment at the bottom of my panel.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Guest Designer - Pretty Pink Posh June Release

Good morning! I'm so excited to be participating in the first day of a 2-day blog hop to celebrate the Pretty Pink Posh June release! The blog list is below.

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 6/19/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Also, there's a free gift when you spend over $60 - I featured this die in my card today!

I created a pretty watercoloured frame of geraniums for my sparkly sentiment panel. Here's a video showing the process:

But I couldn't stop at just one card - here are a few more that I made with this month's new products (and some previously-released dies).

I used the glasses from School Friends to create this background!

Muse 271, AJVD - Happy Birthday Bloom

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this card (and a video!) that was inspired by Tracey's card at this week's Muse Card Club:

I focused on Tracey's:
-big floral arrangement
-pink and grey colours
-black sentiment on white

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

30Day Day13

Today we are colouring City Lady. But I've coloured her already this week, so I decided to rebel and colour Woodsy Lady.

I used Copics to create this scene. I used some other older sets as well. The bear (how could I resist with that sentiment?!) comes from All Inside, and the trees are from Holly Jolly - stamped (and second generation) with Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus.

June Essentials by Ellen Release - Masking and Leading Ladies

I'm excited to be on the Ellen Hutson YouTube channel with a full-length video of tips and tricks for using positive and negative masking to dress up these new Leading Ladies using the new Pattern Play set!