Thursday, 27 February 2014

Wplus9 Spotlight Floral Pearls


Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals

My first attempt at the spotlight technique. I've used stamping as I didn't have any suitable dies and wanted to play along with Wplus9's Challenge. All my images are stamped in London Fog or Tuxedo Black on the card front and I've used Love Letter, Pistachio and Cottage Ivy for the diecut spotlighted flower. I created a Clean and Layered card for the Card Concept Floral Theme and used pearls for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I couldn't find any black card for my layers so I've used Black soot distress ink to alter some white card.

Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes with Pearls 
The Card Concept Challenge #4: Floral Theme
Wplus9 Spotlight Challenge

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/02/challenge-4-use-floral-theme.htmlhttp://www.stampawaywithme.blogspot.ie/2014/02/spotlight-challenge-with-sarah-martina.html


Supplies
Stamps: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Ink: Memento London Fog, Cottage Ivy, Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Pistachio, Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
Dies & Punches etc: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals dies
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: washi tape, stickles, Wink of Stella, half pearls

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Wplus9 Trend Watch


Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie

Week 3 of Wplus9's birthday celebrations and we're on trend watch. I've piled lots of trends on my card. Sequins, embossing paste, washi tape, vellum, neon and thread.

Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie


Challenges:
Wplus9 Birthday Celebration Week 3: On Trend


http://stampawaywithme.blogspot.ie/2014/02/birthday-celebration-week-3-trend-watch.html






Supplies
Stamps: Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue, Memento Luxe Morocco, Dandelion, Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen
Dies & Punches etc: Spellbinders Nesting Stars, Wendy Vecchi Honeycomb
Paper: White card and vellum card from stash
Highlights: white embossing paste,sequins, washi tape, stickles, thread


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.



Thursday, 20 February 2014

Wplus9 Watercolour WOW


Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie, Woodland Wreaths, Fresh Cut Florals 

My sister had her first baby yesterday, I'll leave you to guess what it is! I wanted to make a special dreamy card for her new baby, so I thought Wplus9's watercolour-made-easy challenge would be a great place to start. I inked up my stamps in a slightly different manner to the Wplus9 tutorial

Stamping:
  • Ink stamp with distress ink & stamp on scratch paper
  • Brush glimmer mister on to stamp and huff on it
  • Stamp on watercolour paper
This seemed to help with keeping the water to a minimum, so that the stamp still showed the fine detail on the onesie. I also prepared a watercolour wash background to mimic the sky as a backdrop for my clothes line and bokeh stamping. 

This baby's gender was kept as a wondrous surprise. I loved this and all the anticipation of the baby's birth. There are so few true surprises, hence I wanted the girl embellishment to be extra special. I embossed the top of the watercoloured die cut letters in clear embossing powder 3/4 times until they had a lovely glassy appearance. Then the bottom in gold WOW embossing powder for a dipped in chocolate look. I also added gold and silver embossed dots to my background.

Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie, Woodland Wreaths, Fresh Cut Florals

Sorry the light levels are are quite low today, but hopefully you can still see some of the shimmer and shine all over the card. It really sparkles.

Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie, Woodland Wreaths, Fresh Cut Florals


Challenges:
Penny Black & More Challenge: February- Make It Sparkle 
WOW Embossing Challenge February: Glass
Wplus9 Watercolour Made Easy


http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.ie/http://www.wowembossingpowder.blogspot.ie/2014/02/february-2014-monthly-challenge.html



Supplies
Stamps: Wplus9 Onesie Two-sie, Woodland Wreaths, Fresh Cut Florals
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Broken China
Dies & Punches etc: Lawn Fawn Lawncuts Cole's ABCs
Paper: White card and watercolour card from stash
Highlights: silver & clear embossing powder, WOW gold rich ultra high metallic embossing powder, glimmer mist, Lawn Fawn silver sparkle cord, pegs



Can't wait to meet my new niece and my sister in her new role as this little one's mum. Hope you've enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.


Saturday, 15 February 2014

PS Sparks Photo, CFC128, Sketch Saturday #297


Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Sentiment Sampler

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Blog has a fabulous inspirational photo this week and this is my interpretation. I've used the gold, pink, grey, wood and a heart.


http://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.ie/2014/02/february-9-15-picture-perfect-challenge.htmlhttp://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.ie/2014/02/february-9-15-picture-perfect-challenge.html



Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Sentiment Sampler

I've used Sketch Saturdays sketch rotated 90º so the central panel looks more like a wall hanging.

Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Sentiment Samplerhttp://sketchsaturday.blogspot.ca/2014/02/week-297-with-dilly-beans.html












I'm entering this into CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to create a long farewell card. My card is 15x10cm (about 6x4 inches).

http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.ie/2014/02/cfc128.html



Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays CFC128: So Long
Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Photo Inspiration
Sketch Saturday Week #297


Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Chit Chat 
Ink: Memento Rose Bud, London Fog
Dies etc: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear 3, Xcut Nesting heart dies, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Paper: White card & vellum from stash, SSS Wood Veneer in Cherry Finish
Highlights: Wink of Stella, gold embossing paste, sequins


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.



Friday, 14 February 2014

PS Fun & Cute With A Heart


Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Chit Chat

Here's another little valentine card that I think is fun and cute, to make and to receive. I love giving small sized cards to children with lots of little details, like the die cut vellum vase over the stamped blue one and the tiny label tied with a twine bow. This is such a cute stamp set, great for making little scenes.

Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Chit Chat

I stamped the flower head multiple times to get a fuller bloom, coated it with clear Wink of Stella and used a pink heart gem as the flower centre.
Even this card fitted in with my children's theory about the last card as "you get flowers when you're in hospital".


Challenges:
Paper Smooches Anniversary Celebrations: Fun & Cute
Papertake Weekly Challenge: With a Heart
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.ie/2013/06/hot-hot-hot.htmlhttp://papersmooches.blogspot.ie/







Supplies 
Stamps: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear, Chit Chat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Cottage Ivy
Dies etc: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear 3
Paper: White card & vellum from stash
Highlights: Wink of Stella, twine, pink heart gem


Happy Valentine's!




Paper Smooches Fun & Cute


Paper Smooches are continuing their anniversary celebrations and have challenged us to create something that is Fun & Cute! You have until Sunday 16th February to participate and win acrylic blocks and a stamp and die set of your choice.

Paper Smooches Great Chemistry, Chit Chat


The heart beat die immediately sprung to mind and the cute little mouse expressing his love as a cute valentine for one of my children. I love the texture of the felt and the fun mix of fonts I achieved by mixing and masking the sentiments from Chit Chat. This is one of my favourite stamp sets, probably as a result of the heart used for the 'o' in love.

Paper Smooches Great Chemistry, Chit Chat

Such a cutie and my kids had great fun guessing who he was from. They loved the heart beat and it made them wonder was it from someone in a hospital. I love how their minds work!

Challenges:
Paper Smooches Anniversary Celebrations: Fun & Cute
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: We Love Stamps

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/http://papersmooches.blogspot.ie/http://papersmooches.blogspot.ie/2014/02/210.html






Supplies  

Stamps: Paper Smooches Great Chemistry, Chit Chat
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies etc: Paper Smooches Borders 1
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Felt
Colouring: Promarkers/Flexmarkers














Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again real soon!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Wplus9 Step Up Bold Pink


Wplus9 Love Birds

Embossing paste: how did I live without it? I love the depth and texture of the paste which has been coloured with Memento Luxe Love Letter and the jagged edges of the bold stripes which provide drama for the softer graphic image and coordinating sentiment. Glitter de rigueur!

Wplus9 Love Birds

Wplus9 are celebrating their birthday with lots of challenges, this week the focus is on dimension. I've used embossing and die cuts to achieve this. I've kept the embellishments to a minimum to allow the image and sentiment to take centre stage.

Wplus9 Love Birds


Challenges:
The Card Concept Challenge #3: Use Monochromatic Pink
CASology Week 82: Bold
Wplus9 Birthday Celebration Week 2: Step It Up

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/02/challenge-3-use-monochromatic-pink.htmlhttp://casology.blogspot.ie/2014/02/week-82-bold.htmlhttp://stampawaywithme.blogspot.ie/2014/02/birthday-celebration-week-2-step-it-up.html





Supplies
Stamps: Wplus9 Love Birds, Onesie Two-sie
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Tuxedo Black, Luxe Love Letter
Dies & Punches etc: Wplus9 Love Birds, Xcut Nesting Heart Dies, Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Stencil
Paper: White card and vellum from stash
Highlights: white embossing paste, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents


Hope you enjoyed your visit and all your valentine cards are appreciated tomorrow!


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hearts & Dots


Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Into the Woods, Peace Love Joy, TH Dot Fade

This card started life as a bit of fun background building, messing about with hearts and dots. I tried a bit of generation stamping with the hearts, misting the dot fade stencil, using gelatos on the stencil, using gelatos with the dauber and flicking the solution from the stippling brush. Flicking was my favourite, even if it was a tad messy!

Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Into the Woods, Peace Love Joy, TH Dot Fade

Once I had the background stamped I really wanted to use it as a one-layer CAS card. I covered a small area with gesso and stamped the post box. I used some more gesso under the letter but didn't want to wait for it to dry so I used my heat gun for added texture (My story and I'm sticking to it!). I coloured the image with the gelato/mist solution adding more colour or black ink as required.



Lawn Fawn You've Got Mail, Into the Woods, Peace Love Joy, TH Dot Fade

This was a lot of fun and I hope to find more time to experiment with all the textures.

Challenges:
The Card Concept Challenge #3: Use Monochromatic Pink
Lawnscaping Challenge #75: Dots & Hearts
One Layer Simplicity Challenge #2: Can You Repeat That?

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/02/challenge-3-use-monochromatic-pink.htmlhttp://lawnscaping.blogspot.se/2014/02/lawnscaping-challenge-75-dots-and.htmlhttp://onelayersimplicitychallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/02/one-layer-simplicity-challenge-2-can.html




Supplies  
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Peace Joy Love, You've Got Mail, Into the Woods
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Luxe Love Letter
Dies etc: Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil, corner rounder
Paper: White card from stash 
Highlights: Glimmer mist Pink Poodle, Wink of Stella, white enamel, gesso, Blood Orange Gelato


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon!



Monday, 10 February 2014

Wplus9 Mood Collage with a Heart


Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals, Simon Says Stamp Stencil Diagonal Stripe

Final found some time to play along with the Wplus9 Monday Mood Board #26. With all the elements on the board I went for a freestyle collage to play along with the Card Concept. I masked the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stencil using a die cut heart and covered it with white embossing paste. Then layered looped thread, lace ribbon, vellum heart die cut & gold embossed banner and topped with beautiful pink blooms accented with liquid pearls.





Challenges:


http://stampawaywithme.blogspot.ie/2014/01/monday-mood-board-26.htmlhttp://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2014/02/challenge-3-use-monochromatic-pink.htmlhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/


 

Supplies
Stamps: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Luxe Pear Tart, Pistachio, Versamark
Dies & Punches etc: Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals, Xcut Nesting Heart Dies
Paper: White card and vellum from stash
Highlights: Gold embossing powder, liquid pearls, thread, lace, white embossing paste


Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.