Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WWW- Winnie & Walter & Watercolour

Has everyone recovered from their World Cardmaking Day hangovers? :) 

I was SO lucky this year to be able to happily make cards all day long...and that's exactly what I did! The night before I even hosted a fun cardmaking night at my house and several ladies came to create. It is so fun when you can share your hobby and creative passions with others! 

Several challenges were out there in blog-land celebrating WCMD, one being Winnie & Walter's watercoloring challenge. I couldn't wait to play along. 

For both cards I used my Zig Clean Color markers and water to blend a pretty background. Once dry, I stamped my sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Party on top, then added my embellishments. For the bottom card, I heat embossed a star background over top of the entire panel for some serious sparkle. 

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pretty bright bird

I tried out a new product (to me) on my card today and WOW did I ever have fun! Nuance pigment powders made by Magenta are a similar product to the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders. DO NOT wear a nice white blouse while using them. Just sayin'. 

I sprinkled the colours one at a time on my watercolor cardstock and spritzed them with a water and Perfect Pearls solution, letting it dry between colours.  Then I heat embossed both the bird and the sentiment over top of the background. 

I'm playing along with the Fusion challenge this week. I used the photo for inspiration, taking in the bright, peacock colours and the bird itself. 

Thanks for stopping in today! Have a GREAT day! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Carried Away

I'm playing catch up with some of my fun homework from the recent Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers class.  After making some cute panels with various kinds of watercolour mediums, I've been putting cards together using them. 

This card uses bright and cheerful hues of Distress Inks watercoloured onto the panel with some water splotches dripped over top. Then I stamped a cute scene from the Wplus9 Going Places and Unforgettable stamp sets. A touch of colouring with Copic markers and sequins finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping in today! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Coffee + my favourite season? For sure! I'm playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I found THE BEST sentiment stamp for my card today. 

Riley and Company make the funniest sentiments and this coffee themed stamp begged to be used. I can't believe I don't own a stamp set that includes an actual coffee or tea mug. That needs to be rectified. :) 

I kept my patterned papers dark and fall-ish to fit the theme. The sentiment was embossed on vellum, and that brad is ANCIENT. Proof you should never throw anything away (yeah right!).

Thanks for stopping in today, and enjoy all the other coffee cards on the hop. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Color Throwdown #361

I'm thrilled to be the guest designer today for Color Throwdown #361

I love the fresh, bright, cheerfulness of this colour combination. The inspiration picture paired with the colors inspired me to reach for my Sketched Roses background stamp by Impression Obsession

I stamped the background in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear. Using just one Copic marker, I coloured in bits of the flowers, then adhered the panel to a yellow card base. The sentiment is from Best Hugs by Simon Says Stamp. A large vellum circle softens the brightness of the background a bit, and a few sequins finish off the card. 

Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you will head over to Color Throwdown, take a look at what the rest of the team came up with, and play along with us this week! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Amazingly colourful

I have a colourful and fun card to share today.  Die-cuts that cover the entire front panel of an A2 card are my new favourite cardmaking go-to. There are so many ways to use them besides the obvious. This Die-namics Proof Positive is one of my absolute favourites! 

I used it here by trimming it down slightly and leaving some of the pieces intact. Underneath, peeking through is a panel I watercoloured using Zig Clean Color markers. For a bold, eye-catching sentiment I heat embossed Bold Statements in sparkly silver, then adhered it using foam tape. 

Here's a look straight on without some of the glare (anything with sparkle seems so hard to photograph!). This card already made itself through the mail to my crafty friend Sarah. :)

I'm entering this in the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest. Good luck to everyone! 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Minty blessings

Mint and gold. *Sigh* So gorgeous. I LOVE the current challenge for Little Tangles and played along using one of my favourite stamp sets, So Very Blessed

I stamped and heat embossed the image in gold on vellum and used Kool Tak clear foam tape to adhere it over the patterned paper card base. A few gold sequins and some pink pearls finish it off. 

This card already went to my neighbours who are fabulous. They let us swim in their pool all summer which was MUCH appreciated considering all the hot and humid days we had.