Thursday, 31 August 2017

Have you Scene it?

This week's challenge on StampTV MIUM - Have you Scene it? is to create a scene. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

I started with a piece of heavy base weight white cardstock, stamped the sun and sponged the background.  I stamped the bicycle and coloured it with markers. For the flowers I squished some ink onto an acrylic block and used a water brush to paint them. I also used this method to add trunks to the trees. I stamped the sentiment, added some Liquid Pearls to the trees and some Wink of Stella to the bicycle frame.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Your own kind of Beautiful, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Ink: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Powder Blue, 
                                     Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango
                             White heavy base weight cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Staedtler triplus fineliner markers
Ruby Red Liquid Pearls
Clear Wink of Stella pen
water brush, sponge daubers from my stash

Step Card

I made this card for the Scor-Pal More than One Score challenge. We had to make a project that had more than one score line. I am also entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge-Anything Goes.

I decided to make a step card for this challenge. I started with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" white cardstock. With the short end at the top, I cut a slit at the 2 3/4" mark starting 1 inch from the top and going down to 5 1/4". With the long end at the top of the Scor-Pal and the slit on the right hand side I scored from the top down to the slit at 3 1/4", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2". I turned it over and scored the same way at 4 1/4".

I stamped the flowers, leaves and sentiment and cut them out with a punch or die. For the peach flower I sponged lightly around the edges and darker in the middle. I attached patterned paper to the two front panels and added the flowers, leaves and sentiment, popping some of them up with Dimensionals. For the strip at the bottom, I cut a piece of patterned paper, sponged the edges and added a border that was in the patterned paper pack. I tied and added a bow above the sentiment.

Supplies used:
Stampin' Up!: Punch Bunch, Flower Shop stamp sets
                       Secret Garden stamp set and matching dies
                       1 3/4" Scalloped Circle and Pansy punches
                       Sunny Garden designer series paper
                       Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Certainly Celery ink
                       Stampin' Dimensionals
ribbon from my stash

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Markers and Foiling

This week there is an unusual challenge on StampTV. We are to use the two digits of our birth date (single digits add a zero in front) and match them to a list to see what two items or techniques we need to use. My birth date is the 5th, so I had to use markers for the 0 and foiling for the 5. Here is my card.

I began by stamping the roses onto a piece of white cardstock and colouring them with alcohol markers. I added the sentiment and used a marker to outline the edge of the cardstock to create a tiny border.

I used a foiling element from a StampTV Kit and foiled it with the Silver Sequins foil. It is so hard to get a good picture but in real life it really sparkles. You can see a few of the sequin shapes that look different colours in the picture. I matted it with a piece of cardstock that I coloured with one of the markers that I used for the roses. I adhered this to a white card base and attached the rose layer with some foam squares.

This was a fun challenge that I really enjoyed.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Rose Bouquet, Birthday Blessings stamp sets
                             Silver Sequins Fancy Foils
                             Foiling element from Sending Love StampTV kit
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
                          Alcohol markers: PL1, PL2, PL3, PL5, LG3, LG5, JG1
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
foam squares from my stash

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Leafy Background

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge- Leaf me Alone, we are to have a leafy background. 

I decided to use a multi-step stamp set for the two sizes of leaves. They don't always line up perfectly but that's part of the fun of a handmade card!

I stamped the first flower, also multi-step, and then used a mask to cover the first flower when I stamped the second. I die cut it and the pink oval and added the sentiment. I adhered the two layers together and popped them up with some foam squares to give a bit of dimension.

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Painted Autumn, Rose Bouquet stamp sets
                             Apple Mint, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, 

                                          Passionate Pink ink
                             Passionate Pink cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Inkadinkado Masking Paper
white cardstock, oval dies, foam squares from my stash

Saturday, 12 August 2017

One Layer Gradient card

This week for the StampTV MIUM challenge we were to make a card with a gradient background. I chose to make a clean and simple one layer card and am entering it in the StampTV Kit Addicts Group challenge - Single Layer.

I started with a piece of heavy base weight cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I scored it at 4 1/4" on the long side but left it flat while I sponged the front. I tore two pieces of sticky note and attached them to the front, leaving some space in between. I sponged with four colours, blending them into each other. I removed the sticky notes, added the sentiment and some rhinestones before folding along the scoreline.

Supplied used:
Gina K. Designs: Dazzling Dahlia stamp set
                             Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Sweet Mango, Faded Brick ink
                             White Heavy Base Weight cardstock
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
sticky notes, rhinestones from my stash

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Watercoloured Embossing Paste

This week, the challenge for StampTV MIUM is to use watercolour.

I have seen lots of projects using embossing paste. I didn't have any so I made my own. It was a bit of a fail since I used tapioca starch instead of corn starch or talcum powder. It gave an interesting lumpy texture! I decided to go with it anyway and applied it over a stencil onto a piece of Cristol recycled paper. I removed the stencil and let it dry overnight. I'm not sure how well this will hold up over time but I plan to hand deliver the card so I should be okay. I think it would crumble if I tried to send it through the mail.

I pressed 3 colours of blue ink onto an acrylic block and spritzed it lightly with water. I applied this with a brush to the embossed background to give an ombre look. I set this aside to dry.

I stamped and embossed the flower and sentiment before colouring the flower in the same manner as the background. I matted the background and focal image with black and adhered everything to a white card base. I added the three rhinestones for a bit of bling.

Supplies used:
Gina K. Designs: Fabulous Frame stamp set
                             Blue Lagoon, Blue Raspberry, Blue Denim, Grass Green, Wild Lilac ink
Canson Bristol Recycled paper
Deco Art Retro Mod stencil

VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Cottage Cutz Stitched Square set die
Homemade embossing paste
clear embossing powder, white and black cardstock, rhinestones from my stash