Friday, April 30, 2010
So in the mean time I thought I should do a quick post on all the excitement!
Also check out the NSD sale at Two Peas in a Bucket.. I got some mean deals on rub ons plus just purchased the new Basic Grey as it hit this store! cant wait till the stuff gets delivered. They are also planning challenges and giveaways for this whole weekend starting today, so don't forget to check back from time to time..
That's it for now, and have fun!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I made this to enter the Hero Arts challenge, I wanted to do something with more dimension and layers this time around.. I used two background stamps, the Ledger cling stamp and the La Letter wood block stamp. The blue background is from Pink Paislee, finally put it to good use:-)
I stamped the blue base with gold ink with the letter stamp twice, this is to cover the larger area used here.. the woodblock stamp is quite small for a project like this.
I cut out the flowers from the Pink Paislee papers and set them aside. I needed butterflies to give some texture, so I bought the Flutterbies Digital set by Hero Arts for this. They are soo awesome! I printed two whole sheets in different sizes for later. They are real value for money:-) I Coloured them in with my Copics.
I stamped a few tiny bees and butterflies from a Prima stamp onto the blue background. Cut out a piece of creamy coloured card stock and tore off the top edge, stamped the sentiment and embossed in gold embossing powder I picked up from my visit to Thailand. After embossing I stamped the Ledger. I then distressed with some Tea Dye Ranger ink.
With my finger nail I distressed the edges of the blue base card to look a bit rugged. I have seen Jennifer Mcguire do this and it works wonderfully, she has some great tips on her blog check it out, its on my blog list.
So here is the card,
Here is a close up.,
Thanks for looking!!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I finally decided to do it today after putting it off for weeks.. Used the one and only flower wood block stamp I had, which is the Dandelion stamp. I also used a single filler stamp other than that, which is from the SEI mimossa stamp set, which went very well with the dandelion.
The whole idea behind it was my infatuation with the dandelions frame stamp, I wanted it soo bad.. But when the need arises, you make do with what you have right?, and I must say I am more than happy with the result. Only thing was that it took soo long to stamp the little seeds one by one, it took ages! But it was worth it.
I started with the pink ink first since it was my base colour, then the lilac which is used sparingly and a touch of plum.. This is such a fabulous stamp set! don't really need much work to get the card to look fabulous really, and they are very high quality too.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Oh well, here's the baby I have been working so hard at..
I like the composition, had issues with the sentiment 'cos the one that came with the stamp set was too big for this card so ended up writing it by hand:-) I pasted the mushrooms with some dimensional adhesive, however in the photograph it seems to disappear!
Hero arts 'Sending happy thoughts' and ' Adorable baby girl' stamps.
Tombow mono permanent runner
Bazzill swiss dots card stock
American crafts cloud paper
Have a great day you guys!!
Monday, April 26, 2010
In case you didn't know already, I use Tombow on all my projects, the usual tape runner and the removable one when i do my masking. Its the best out there for crafty people like us. So if you already aren't a user, you should really try it out as I totally recommend it to anyone who crafts.
So in all the action these two companies have decided to add a few giveaways too.. So all you need to do is head to the Tombow blog and leave a comment. I hope I could win some Tombow mono multi glue, been wanting to try it out for the longest time...
so, this is the link :-)
And best of luck!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Although its the same supplies it looks very different huh?
This time I used another shoe from the set, .. soo many to choose from, what a cool stamp set..
I love this particular shoe because of the little ribbon bow which I thought was precious:-)
I used my Copics here again, if you don't have Copics, water colour pencils would work fine.. but I must say the Copics are just a dream to colour with! I spent all evening filling the Copic colour chart with all the colours I have (not too many), so that its easy reference and ordering in future would be a breeze too cos i could easily fill in missing colours.
So without boring you to death, here's the card!!!... I plan to do another one with the same stamp set later tonight, since I love it soo much! will post it later.
Here's a better view of all the detail.. The sentiment had an exclamation mark at the end and I didn't like it much, so I wiped that inked part off before I stamped..
Hope you liked this card, I loved making it, the bright colour of the shoe is just plain fabulous, wouldn't it be great to own a shoe in that colour! Fuchsia shoe.. mmmm I could only dream..
Supplies used were:
Hero arts High heels clear stamp set
Tuxedo black ink by Memento
The papers are some free paper I got from Two Peas, generally I don't get this type of paper patterns.
They were KI memories glitter paper in: Petal pop brilliant and Girly girl stripe.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I decided to try out my Copics FINALLY and got cracking with my new stamps by Penny Black. This is the first one i tried out,.. as you can see it takes practice ( this one is a bit patchy) I had to do a new one for the card, I also changed the colours up a bit too.
This card is for entering the Posh Designs Scrapbook store challenge.. I really love their sketches, so much room to play around.. you should head over there and check it out :-)
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I have used patterned paper, stamps, ink, rub ons, and ribbon. the last card i used some covered chipboard letters.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
So take a look at the sketch..
And this is what i came up with!.. the oval bit reminded me of a beetle. Super fun, so i hand drew the car and cut it apart. matched it up with colours and here we are...
And here is a closer look:-)
The paper for the background was Sassafras Apple Jack collection paper (thought it looked like the marks on roads- dont know what they are called, I dont have a licence), I managed to snatch a few when i was shopping in Thailand. I used Kraft paper for the boxes, and added some string to 'secure' the boxes on top of the car:-)
I added dimensional adhesive behind the lights for a more realistic look.
Also used my new distressing ink to give some dimension to the hood (I used Tea dye), but once it dried out it kind of faded, so the result was not what i was hoping for... Oh well, but i still love the end result:-)
Thanks for looking!!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
This is the layout that i created.
The bird was stamped on some American Crafts paper. (I used the reverse side which was plain pinkish card stock) The background in green is the front of that same paper.
I gave dimension to the card by lifting up the bird using scotch dimensional mounting tape.
Here's a closer look at the bird...
The supplies were:
Prima stamp set, Letterbox paper by American Crafts, Black Bazzil card stock, Cream Bazzil card stock, sentiment stamp is from Hero arts 'Everyday sayings' set.
So I started off with the rub ons, I absolutely love the castle. This set comes with two castles, I used the bigger one. The rest of the card I designed as I went along.
As you can see, I cant put down my trusty gel pen:-)
Will share with you all the goodies soon!! I was in Copic heaven:-) anyone going to Thailand and need shop details let me know, would be happy to share..
and while we are on the topic of shopping, need to share with you a few places i shop at on Etsy that have fabulous deals.. specially if you love Hero arts stamps:-) they have a fab selection and they update regularly and you should check back from time to time.
this is the list: ( all shops are at www.etsy.com)
nahanibluette - fabulous stamps and a super helpful cool seller.
embellishyourpage - good deals on border punches.
littlehappythings1 - Japanese masking tape (haven't bought stuff yet, but super cool shop)
So drop in and check it out, its always good to spread the news if you find good deals:-) so let me know if you too find cool places to shop!!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I thought i should make the inside of the card fun!!
Take a look!
That's the little flap that conceals the little surprise :-)
Isn't it cute:-) Its a little pop up pie!!
Oh, and sorry about the bad lighting, I need to pack to go to the airport in THREE hours!!
The supplies list:
October afternoon Cherry hill journal cards. I bought this sheet to use with this stamp set:-)
Hero Arts Stamps
Chalk ink an Charcoal.
I spotted a new challenge when i was doing my morning round of checking blogs, this one is for 'poshscrapbookstore.blogspot.com'. This is what i did all morning after doing my laundry :-) After all i wont be anywhere near my craft desk for a whole week since i will be out holidaying !!! whoo hoo
Let me give you the story behind the pictures,
I thought i would give you a close up of the journalling spots.. (Jillibean Soup, Kraft/ orange circles)
Hope you enjoyed!!
Paper is by Pink Paislee (free products I got with my last Two Peas order)
Rub ons are by Bo Bunny
Journalling sprouts by Jillibean Soup
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
What better way to make a fun card other than balloons! so i took my brand new Lime Rickey mini paper pad and came up with a creation with a pretty acetate window:-)
Hope you find it interesting, and all comments are welcome.
Friday, April 2, 2010
This is what i got up to on friday night.. The Prima stamps i ordered from Two Peas arrived and i had to make a card ASAP.
Since i dont have a butterfly punch, I hand cut the little butterflies. The frames were cut from textured black cardstock. Basically you have to take a rectangular piece of cardstock and keep cutting frames of whatever thickness you prefer till you get as many graded frames as you desire.
I stamped the Notary background stamp on some white cardstock and used some light pink chalk ink to add some shading to the right corner. I cut it to fit under one of the black frames, stamped the sentiment and glued the frames in place, and used dimentional foam adhesive to raise up some corners of the frames.
The Kraft card was embossed with clear embossing powder for some added interest.
This is a closer look at the frames and butterflies... and please excuse the yellow hue of the images:-)
List of supplies:
Kraft cardstock, Black Cardstock Bazzil, Sugar Rush paper from Basic Grey, Prima Notary stamp, Mimmosa stamp set from SEI, Adhesive stones, Chalk ink SEI (colour Taffy), background floral stamp is by Kelly Panacci .