Monday, 16 September 2019

Sunflowers Two Ways (Pretty Pink Posh Fall Theme Week)

Welcome to Fall Theme Week! All week, the Pretty Pink Posh team will be celebrating my favourite season!

Today's my day, so head over to the blog for more!

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Mirror Stamping & Masking (FS658)

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststamper's Featured Stamper, Laura (blackbirdcreations).

I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on Laura's:
-winter scene
-circular focal panel
-two 'people' decorating

I changed:
-colour scheme
-no embossing
-no ribbon

I started by mirror-stamping the new Essentials by Ellen dinosaur, and then stamped the rest of the scene.

I created 2 masks by using sticky notes back to back, so that one of them would fit over the mirror-stamped dino. Then I stamped the tree, blended a skyline and stamped trees on the hill.

Then I did some Copic colouring, adding texture to the dinos with a Colourless Blender.

Here's a video:

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Sunday, 8 September 2019

EBE September Release Blog Hop - Oak Leaf Thanks

The Essentials by Ellen September release is live and we're having a Blog Hop to celebrate (details below!).

I made a couple of same-but-different  cards using the new Mondo Oak Leaf set.

Here's a video showing how I used positive and negative masking techniques to make them:

click here to watch full-size on my YouTube Channel.

Blog Hop Details:
We've got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole September Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, September 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

FS657 - Happy Halloween

Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper, Rebecca (rlsnyder)! I chose this card as my inspiration:

I focused on:
-seasonal creature
-gem embellishment

I changed:
-Christmas to Halloween
-added a sentiment

I started by creating a multi-colour background with 1 stamp, 3 colours of ink and my MISTI. I inked the top of the stamp with Flirty Fuschia, dabbed the 'edge' of the ink with my finger then stamped it down. Then I inked the middle with Juniper Mist, dabbed both edges and stamped it down. Finally, Black Jack on the bottom of the stamp. Dabbing the edges of the ink allows the colours to blend a bit better.

Next, I stamped this new Dino (available Sunday, Sept 8), starting with his mask then masking the mask to stamp the dino and then adding his pumpkin treat basket. I coloured him with Copics and added highlights with a white gel pen. I cut him out with the coordinating die and coloured the white edges with copics so he wouldn't stand out from my night-sky background too much.

I stamped the tiny spider in the top corner and used a small black Pretty Pink Posh Glossy Black gem as his body.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Gina K Obsidian ink.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Modern Poinsettia

Have you seen the new Altenew release? I was lucky enough to have a quick peek at it when I went to the Altenew Meet & Greet in Syracuse NY last weekend.

There are a number of must-haves in my opinion, and this Modern Poinsettia is one of them. I stamped the poinsettia in one corner of the panel, using my MISTI, and then simply turned the panel 180 degrees and stamped it again. I coloured them with a mixture of Altenew Artist Markers and Copic markers and added some Diamond Stickles for sparkle.

I've seen lots of inspiration with this set today, from the Altenew Design Team and I'm looking forward to playing with it some more!

The whole release is now available at Ellen, but I've linked my favourites below!

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Simple Inlaid Die Cut Technique - A Jillian Vance Design

I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this super-simple inlaid die cut card.

Here's a video:

Click here to watch full-size on my YouTube channel.