Monday, 12 October 2015

Bokeh Forty


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

After a busy and fun filled family summer, I've finally got a chance to post a card on my blog. Hopefully this is the first of more regular posting now the back to school routine is well established and in theory I've more time on my hands. 
 
Now to the latest creation, I've let the sentiment be the focal point as per the Lawnscaping Challenge this week and created a distress ink coloured bokeh background to display the glittery diecuts. A few sequins and hey presto, a fabulous card! Hey presto needs to be associated with the cards I make at the moment as time is a luxury in between the school runs and never ending laundry that piles up in the wetter weather! All magic welcome! 

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Quinn's 123s, Circle Stackers
Challenges:
http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/10/virginias-view-challenge-19.htmlhttp://addictedtocas.blogspot.ie/2015/10/challenge-74-sparkle.htmlhttp://lawnscaping.blogspot.ie/2015/10/lawnscaping-challenge-sentiments.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: Brushed Pewter Distress Spray, Bo Bunny Double Dot Silver Glitter paste, gesso, sequins.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and have a magical day.




Monday, 15 June 2015

WMS June PJ Party #4


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees,  Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders, Spellbinders , Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Oh so much fun! Gesso, gelatos, sprays and beads for Challenge #4 at the Waltzingmouse PJ Party. I've followed the Bedtime Story sketch from WMS and taken inspiration from the Card Concept for this mixed media card. Rainbow ombre butterflies and ombre blue gelato background with burlap flags. 

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees,  Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders, Spellbinders , Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees,  Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders, Spellbinders , Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil


Challenges:

http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ie/2015/06/the-card-concept-37-butterfly-effect.htmlhttp://waltzingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/welcome-to-june-pj-party.html





Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Teeny Trees
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Hillside Borders, Spellbinders , Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card from stash
Highlights: Seed beads, burlap, white spray, iridescent glimmer mist, stickles, Bo Bunny Double Dot Silver Glitter Paste, sequins.

Hope you enjoyed the WMS PJ Party and see you again soon.






WMS June PJ Party #3


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heros, Hello die, Tim Holtz Rays stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

I've used one of my favourite Old Pajamas, Half Pint Heroes for this challenge with a not so old hello die! Lots of pearlescent embossing paste, a few sequins and distress inking completes the background.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heros, Hello die, Tim Holtz Rays stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

Challenges:
 
 
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=2723http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/welcome-to-june-pj-party.htmlhttp://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/06/virginias-view-challenge-15.html
 
 
Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes
Dies & Stencils etc: Waltzingmouse Stamps Hello die, Tim Holtz Rays, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen 
Paper: watercolour & white card from stash
Highlights: Pearlescent embossing paste, sequins.



Hope the Pajama Party is still going strong and see you for Challenge #4!

 








WMS June PJ Party #2


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg

WMS June PJ Party Coffee Colour Challenge with a pop of red. I've used clear embossing powder over the inks and the CAS(E) this sketch #127.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg

Challenges:
http://casethissketch.blogspot.ie/2015/06/case-this-sketch-127.htmlhttp://craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/06/june-challenge-big-occasion.html


http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/welcome-to-june-pj-party.htmlhttp://waltzingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/welcome-to-june-pj-party.html




Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps A Good Egg
Dies & Stencils etc: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, Love Letter
Paper: Kraft card from stash
Highlights: Clear embossing powder, thread, MME enamel dots.

Hope you're having fun at the PJ Party and see you again for Challenge #3

Challenge #1




WMS June PJ Party #1


Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heroines, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear Stamps & Dies, Waltzingmouse Stamps Gift Card It die set, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Pickled Fairy shaker encouragement card, just in time for the Waltzingmouse Stamps June PJ party. My fairy princess is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers and lots of glitter! The sentiment is the result of some masking. I've added glitter paste down the side using the Falling Snow stencil.

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heroines, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear Stamps & Dies, Waltzingmouse Stamps Gift Card It die set, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Grá O'Neill - Paper Learning Curve - Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heroines, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear Stamps & Dies, Waltzingmouse Stamps Gift Card It die set, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Challenges:

http://waltzingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/welcome-to-june-pj-party.html


Supplies
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Heroines- Fairy Princess, Half Pint Heroines, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear
Dies & Stencils etc: Waltzingmouse Stamps Gift Card It die set, Paper Smooches Crystal Clear die Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White card & acetate from stash
Highlights: Bo Bunny Double Dot Silver Glitter Paste, stickles, wink of stella, gold gel pens, seed beads, sequins.
Colouring: Promarkers/Flexmarkers- Apricot, Sunkissed Pink, Soft Peach, Cinnamon, Mustard, Gold, Soft Green, Dusky Rose. 
 
Hope you've enjoyed your visit and see you again for Challenge #2.



Friday, 5 June 2015

We Totally Click


Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Paper Smooches We Totally Click, Simon Says Stamp Dot Stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

Monochromatic ombre smooching using Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles. I love how these colours blend together. My addiction to glitter continues as I've sprayed the background with iridescent glimmer mist and added a row of glitter paste through a Simon Says Stamp dot stencil.

Grá O'Neill- Paper Learning Curve: Paper Smooches We Totally Click, Simon Says Stamp Dot Stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

The pens are heat embossed in white and liquid platinum on vellum, then fussy cut. The perfect image for the giant ink splat background! This is an anniversary card for my hubby, who after all this time still gets me!




http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.ie/2015/05/may-31-june-6-anything-goes-wk5.htmlhttp://www.papersmoochesstamps.com
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-make-it-masculine/http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ie/2015/06/virginias-view-challenge-15.html



Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches We Totally Click
Dies & Stencils etc: Simon Says Stamp Dot Stencil, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles
Paper: White & watercolour card & vellum from stash
Highlights: Bo Bunny Double Dot Gold Glitter paste, white & liquid platinum embossing powder, glimmer mist, green star gems.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon.








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.