Wednesday, 15 April 2015

WMS PJ Party Gift Tag


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heros, Mama Elephant Up and Away,  Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die, Simon Says Stamp Medium dots stencil

More Waltzingmouse Pajama Partying and I'm still dotty about glitter paste, but I've used gold this time. This is a fun tag for a bride to be with a little fiesta fringe in ombre pink and glitter, of course! I used some partial diecutting and a trimmer to make the large tag and distress markers and promarkers to colour the images.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heros, Mama Elephant Up and Away,  Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die, Simon Says Stamp Medium dots stencil

Using watercolour cardstock left me with the dilemma of how to colour a white dress when the cardstock has a cream tone. I've used Old Paper and Weathered Wood to create some shadows and give the illusion of a white dress, the blue background wash and distress inking help enhance this. Clear Wink of Stella gives a subtle shine to the dress.

Challenges:

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-april-showers-andor-spring-flowers/http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.ie/2015/04/welcome-to-our-april-pj-party.html

Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heros, Mama Elephant Up and Away
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die, Simon Says Stamp Medium dots stencil

Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire.
Paper: Watercolour card & tissue paper from stash
Highlights: Bo Bunny Double Dot Gold Glitter Paste, Simon Says Stamp clear embossing powder, stickles, wink of stella, gold & white gel pens, pink ribbon.
Colouring: Promarkers- Apricot, Burnt Orange, Burnt Umber, Spice, Gold. Distress Markers- Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard, Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Mower Lawn.
Hope you've enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.



WMS April PJ Party


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg, Gift Card It die, Simon Says Stamp Polka dot stencil

I've created a gift card card for a new arrival for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Pajama Party Challenge #2. I'm addicted to glitter paste so I've covered the card base in dimensional silver glitter polka dots and used vellum for the next layer because I couldn't bear to cover them up or the stamping on the gift card. The sentiment is embossed with liquid platinum adding to the dimension.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg, Gift Card It die, Simon Says Stamp Polka dot stencil

Poor lighting conditions as I sought out the last of the sun's rays in the garden for my photography session. Lots of shadows, but I hope you can get the gist!



http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-april-showers-andor-spring-flowers/http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/04/virginias-view-challenge-14.htmlhttp://waltzingmouse.blogspot.ie/2015/04/welcome-to-our-april-pj-party.html



Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg
Dies & Stencils etc: Waltzingmouse Stamps Gift Card It die, Simon Says Stamp Polka dot stencil

Ink: Memento Luxe Angel Pink, Morocco, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, Love Letter.
Paper: White card & vellum from stash
Highlights: Bo Bunny Double Dot Silver Glitter Paste, Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Unicorn Shaker


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Paper Smooches Spectrum, Sentiment Sampler, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs, Large Stitched Rectangles

Shaker card inspired by Kristina Werner's video of a shaker card made using fun foam. I've created a springtime watercolour background with rainbows and clouds from the Paper Smooches Spectrum stamp set, added white sequins and clear seed beeds to the fun foam and vellum shaker window.

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Paper Smooches Spectrum, Sentiment Sampler, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs, Large Stitched Rectangles

A little watercolouring and some stickles for the unicorn and we're almost ready to go! A fun and surprisingly quick card to make, ignoring the glue drying time. I'm still experimenting to find the best glue for foam.



Challenges:
Graph'it Colour Challenge Wk13: Springtime
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge April5-11: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday
Virginia's View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimensions [layers of fun foam]


http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.ie/2015/04/april-5-11-anything-goes-wk1-challenge.htmlhttp://www.papersmoochesstamps.com

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-happy-birthday-3/http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/04/virginias-view-challenge-14.html




Supplies 
Stamps: Paper Smooches Spectrum, Sentiment Sampler, Lawn Fawn Violet's ABCs Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles
Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card, vellum & fun foam from stash
Highlights: sequins, seed beeds, stickles, glossy accents, wink of stella, clear embossing Colouring: Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Weathered Wood


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.














Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Happy Birthday Little Mermaid


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: EK Success Disney Collection, Hero Arts Magical Background, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

Dimension is the word this week so I've pulled out my pop dots and dies! I've used lots of layers, there are seven different heights on this card from card base to gem and a glitter paste that is very dimensional giving lots of sparkly texture.

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: EK Success Disney Collection, Hero Arts Magical Background, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is celebrating a birthday this month and so are we. Birthday season has officially started with the old new year!
I've distressed both backgrounds with Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. I love this mix of colours especially with a misting of iridescent Glimmer mist. The upper background and happy diecut was created with the smooching technique and the lower one using emboss resist with a distress inking tool. I found the glitter paste while browsing my local-ish online store and it jumped into my cart & arrived the next day- I'm so glad. I love all the glittery dimension it gives.

Challenges:

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ie/2015/04/lawnscaping-challenge-dimension_6.htmlhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-happy-birthday-3/http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/04/virginias-view-challenge-14.html



Supplies
Stamps: EK Success Disney Collection, Hero Arts Magical Background
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Simon Says Stamp Happy die, Corner rounder

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
Paper: White & watercolour card from stash
Highlights:glimmer mist, wink of stella, Simon Says Stamp blue gems, white embossing powder, stickles, label maker, Bo Bunny Double Dot Silver & Gold Glitter paste.
Colouring: Promarkers & Flexmarkers & red colouring pencil



Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.



Easter Eggs


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Simon Says Stamp Happy die

In the midst of the Easter break so lots of family crafty time at the expense of adult crafting, but I did manage to play along with this week's CAS(E) this sketch using the fabulous inspiration from the DT.

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Simon Says Stamp Happy die

Lots of diecuts and an Easter theme for Craft for the Craic and lots of dimension for Virginia's View Challenge.

Challenges:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2015/04/case-this-sketch-117.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/04/virginias-view-challenge-14.html


Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg die set, Simon Says Stamp Happy die

Ink: Memento Luxe Angel Pink, Morocco, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Bahama Blue, Lilac Posies, Memento Rich Cocoa.
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: wink of stella, stickles, white gel pen, glossy accents.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend.








Thursday, 26 March 2015

Old Goat


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals stamps & dies, Mama Elephant Balloon et cetera, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

I've had a go at something a little different for me: Peel off outline stickers!  I won these in a raffle and thought they'd go well with the cupcake goat. I've used the CAS(E) this sketch #115 and a freestyle collage style for the Card Concept's cupcake challenge.


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals stamps & dies, Mama Elephant Balloon et cetera, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

This little goat was coloured for  Kathy Racoosin's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Colouring Challenge and I'm so glad he made it to a card. The goat is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, clear embossed and coloured with distress markers. The cupcake decorations are stamped in sliver & iridescent sparkle embossed.

Challenges:
CCEE Stampers CCEE1513: Lamb or Farm Animals [A goat was as close as I could get!]

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2015/03/case-this-sketch-115.htmlhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2015/03/the-card-concept-cupcakes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/work-it-wednesday-march-2015/


Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Birthday Farm Animals, Mama Elephant Balloon et cetera
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Farm Animals die.

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Encore Silver
Paper: White card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Iced Spruce, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twigs, brushed Corduroy, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Picket Fence. 
Highlights: wink of stella, stickles, white gel pen, white enamel, silver peel off stickers, silver thread,  glossy accents, MME enamel dots, Judikins Iridescent Sparkle & clear embossing powder.





Hope you enjoyed your visit & see you again soon.
So busy with birthdays around here I almost forgot to link to the CCEE Stampers Challenge so I've updated the post!






Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Bun in the Oven


Grá O'Neill- PAper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Large Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

I missed the deadline for linking my last card to the first Sparkle and Shine Challenge, so I'm made sure this one doesn't miss the boat! I've used Pretty Pink Posh sequins on the top half and glimmer mist on the bottom half of my card base as per the sketch. The sentiment is clear embossed so it won't run, but the distress marker block has spread out nicely at the bottom.


Grá O'Neill- PAper Learning Curve: Lawn Fawn Plus One, Large Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

The Lawn Fawn oven was white heat embossed and coloured with distress markers as part of Kathy Racoosin's (The Daily Marker) 30 Day Colouring Challenge. I've liberally coated the glass portion of the oven with glossy accents and set the timer for 20:15 as my SIL's baby is due later in the year! I've kept the colours neutral as we don't know the sex of the baby, it'll be a wonderful surprise.

Challenges:


http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com.es/2015/03/lawnscaping-challenge-distress-addicts.htmlhttp://sparkleandshinechallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/sparkle-shine-challenge-two-sketch.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/03/virginias-view-challenge-13_1.html
Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Plus One
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card & watercolour card from stash
Colouring: Distress Markers- Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Old Paper, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac.
Highlights: wink of stella, translucent embossing paste, clear embossing powder, glimmer mist, glossy accents, black & silver gel pen, silver thread, Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum mix Sequins.


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.