Monday, 18 May 2015

Bokeh Birthday


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve Bokeh: Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Circle Stackers

I've wanted to make a bokeh background for ages so the Lawnscaping Challenge and Yainea's card provided the incentive and CCEE Stampers the tools. 
I've blended distress inks on watercolour cardstock. Then stencilled white ink circles and daubed white gesso (faux acrylic) for more vibrant foreground circles, some gold splater and glittery sentiment to finish.
I love all the dimension created within the bokeh background. The diecut letters are layered and coated with glitter paste adding to the texture, sparkle and dimension. Just right to make a late entry for Virginia's View Challenge.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve Bokeh: Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Circle Stackers


Challenges:

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.ie/2015/05/lawnscaping-challenge-try-new-technique.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/04/virginias-view-challenge-14.html





Supplies
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Circle Stackers
Ink: Memento Luxe Wedding Dress, Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone,Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade 
Paper: White & watercolour card from stash
Highlights: Heidi Swapp Gold, Bo Bunny Double Dot Gold Glitter paste, gesso.


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.








Monday, 11 May 2015

U.S. Mother's Day


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Spellbinders/Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs

A Mother's Day Card for all the mothers out there! I think this Lawn Fawn font is perfect for doodling around and the Posy Patch flowers from Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations help frame the sentiment. I've used some of the limited edition summer promarkers to colour the flowers and leaves with lots of stickles for shine.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve: Spellbinders/Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs


Challenges:
 
http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.ca/2015/05/color-throwdown-341.htmlhttp://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.ie/2015/05/challenge-258-happy-mothers-dayreally.htmlhttp://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.ie/2015/05/spring-flowers.html



Supplies
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch, Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing: Spellbinders Posy Patch Dies
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Stickles
Colouring: Promarkers: Pink Lobster, Tequila Sunrise, Summer Sun, Lime Twist

Hope you enjoyed your visit.









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.