24 August 2016

Color Throwdown #407 - Guest Stamper

Hi Everyone. Today I have the pleasure of being Guest Stamper on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog. I was chosen via random.org, to be the guest this week. Have a look at the gorgeous inspiration image and colours.

The colours and image are fresh and modern so I decided to keep the card fairly simple. At first, I focused in on the white jugs, and even created a jug file with cut pieces from the Silhouette. I will use them another time. Anyway, somewhere along the way I went from jugs to feathers.
The background has a light swoosh of Squeezed Lemon distress ink through this stencil.

Clearly Besotted Fancy Feathers Stamps and Dies
Tim Holtz Stripes Stencil and Distress ink
Hero Arts  White Embossing Powder
Simply Graphic Seams Dies
Sentiment Computer

Thanks for stopping by.

13 August 2016

Color Throwdown #405

Color Throwdown has yet another gorgeous image and colour combination. So inspiring!

When I saw the image I knew exactly which Stamp Set I would use. It's such a gorgeous set. I love the graphic flower shapes.
MFT have their Funky Flowers Set which, to me, has a similar feel to it. BUT, it is sold out........patiently waiting!

PTI Lovely Layers Stamps and dies
Verve Beautiful Things "beautiful'
Lil'Inker 'Dotted Circles'
Spellbinders Inverted Scallop Square
My Favorite Things STITCHED RECTANGLE SCALLOP FRAMES Die-Namics-negative cut.
MFT Stitched Banner Stax

Until next time, happy stamping.

12 August 2016

Viva la Verve August Sketch 1

This card is for the Viva La Verve August Sketch. I really relish the opportunity to layer!! Woohoo....
Here is the sketch

My card was inspired by the sketch but also by designer Maureen Plut's gorgeous card.

Verve 'Joyful Blooms'
Create A Smile 'Thanks Twice' Dies and 'Mini Thanks' Stamps.
Lil'Inker 'Dotted tags'
Spellbinders Eyelet and plain circles
Versafine Black

Thanks for dropping by.

11 August 2016

Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge 460

Today I am back at Mojo Monday with a card using lovely Verve stamps. Here is the inspiration Sketch.

Verve Beautiful Things stamp set and matching dies
Lil' Inker Stitched circles, dotted tags
Memory Box Stitched Annaleigh Tag
Copics for the flower and watercolour leaves.

Have a great week.

09 August 2016

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #50

Hi everyone. This card is for the My Favorite Things Colour Challenge. Lovely harmonious colours.

I pulled out the MFT Abstract Art stamp set again. I have a love/hate relationship with this set. I love it, but have a mental block with how to use it.
After much thought and a bit of playing, I ended up using a Hero Arts Soft Grey dye ink, with three of the stamps from the set, for the background. I used the second generation print .
The flower is coloured with Copics.

MFT Abstract Art Stamp Set, Layered Leaves, MFT Die-namics Blueprints 13 Stitched frame, 'thank'
Hero Arts Layerd Flowers, Sentiment (part)

Have a good day.

08 August 2016

Color Throwdown #404

Today I have another card for the Color Throwdown.

For the leaves, I used an embossing pen to colour and emboss part of the die cut. I love the effect.

MFT Leafy Greenery
Spellbinders Rose creations
Lil' Inker Border Builders
Hero Arts Happy Definition Background Stamp
Hero Arts White embossing powder.
Versafine Black

Thanks for dropping by.

06 August 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrate

The theme this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Celebration. The challenge is celebrating its 6th Anniversary. Congratulations!!

I have used Stenciling, stamping, Distress Inking, Distress crackle on the frame and purchased flowers and leaves. The piece is 7" x 10".
I am loving this journey of discovery in MM. AND!! According to Michael Mosley's 'Trust Me I'm a Doctor' TV Series..............along with other factors (exercise, healthy body weight etc), we are reducing our chances of getting Dementia by continuing to learn new skills through our later years.

Tim Holtz Grunge frame, 'Celebrate' die, Distress Inks, Distress Crackle Clear, music mask
Hero Arts Backgrounds stamp CG 269  print
Martha Stewart Hand Punch butterflies
Making Memories Jersy Foam numbers
Deco Art Shimmer Mister White
Provo Craft Circa 18 points
Hero Arts Find Joy  'It's Time to' Part Stamp
Montarga Stencils x2
Golden Gesso and Moulding paste

Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

02 August 2016

ColorQ Challenge #352

Today I have a card for the ColorQ Challenge 352. Delicious colours!!!
See for yourself.

My husband and mum are waiting to take me shopping for a new TV for Mum. Hers blew up last night....with a bang!! So this is a very fast post my friends.

Loved working with these colours. Also loved the soft edged flowers on the dress. I do have a Saffronish background to the card but a bit washed out in the photo.

In the weekend I made a lot of Silhouette Cameo cut files for the old dieless stamps that I still love. So easy to do. I cut a few blanks of each image and put them in a bag for that set. I also put in a stamped copy of each stamp (so I knew what was in bag) and a negative cut for each die cut to use when I stamped with the Misti. These Hero Arts Flower and Leaves are a product of this exercise. They are stamped in Brilliance black and clear embossed.

Hero Arts 'Blossom Art' flowers and leaves
MFT 'Oval Stitched Frame' and white 'Leaf Filled Scroll'
Distress Inks
Brilliance Black Ink, Clear Embossing Powder.

Thank you for dropping in.

01 August 2016

ColorThrowdown #403

The colours for ColorThrowdown this week are so gorgeous. Have a look at the inspiration photo.

I hope I did them justice.

Hero Arts Hydrangea stamp
MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax
Create A Smile 'Thanks Twice' Dies and 'Mini Thanks' Stamps.
Distress Inks
Hero Arts white Embossing powder

Thank you for stopping by.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Add some texture

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is to Add some Texture.

I started with a 7" x 9" canvas for a texture base. I then used moulding paste through two stencils, and an old Whale of a punch for the edge detail.

Hero Arts Layered Flowers
Collage Cube Wood Mounted Stamp by Christine Adolph - Stampington . Script
MFT Stencils - Circle Burst and Graduated Diamonds
Distress Inks and markers
Glossy Accents
Golden Fluid Acrylic Tit White. and  Gesso
Sentiment ?
Whale-Of-A-Punch Fancy Photo Corner Paper Shapers 

Have a great week.