Saturday, 22 April 2017

Graffiti Stamping

Hello everyone! Today is quite exciting because I am going to be designing once again for the fantastic challenge blog Inkspirational. I would like to thank Marina for the invitation - I couldn't say no :)

Well, the first challenge I have come back to was a little puzzling to me because I had never heard of this technique before!

I was thinking..... huh??? But, I did a googly search and found some really interesting ideas. It actually wasn't as hard as it first looks.

Here is my card.

I really loved how this turned out! I used my MISTI to place my first large stamp - the Happy from HLS Everyday Sentiments. I used that as my 'base' for my other stamps. I decided to stamp on an angle. I used a variety of sentiment stamps which included Everyday Sentiments, Mix Mash, Bold Birthday Sentiments and Fun Birthday Sentiments. The funny thing was that once I started I didn't want to stop. I had so many fun stamps! 

I stamped with archival inks in Jet Black, Watering Can, Cornflower Blue, Sap Green, Viridian, and Aquamarine. I love how this would be perfect for a masculine card because I really struggle with those!!

This is also a ONE LAYER card so it is perfect for mailing!

I hope to see you over at Inkspirational for this challenge because it is a really fun technique that you should try :)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Monday, 3 April 2017

HLS April CAS Challenge

Good morning! Today is the start of our new CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers!

Here is our theme for this month -

Of course I reached for some distress inks :)

Here is my card -

This was a very easy card to make. I embossed my sentiment from the 'Simply Said' stamp set then used distress inks with a blending tool to create some colour. I also flicked a little water because the inks react with it to create this fun texture.

I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots to finish it off. 

Here is a guideline for you on how to create Clean and Simple cards -

I hope to see you over at the challenge blog wherre the other designers have created amazing inspiration for you :)

Ta ta for now :)

Saturday, 1 April 2017

HLS April Watercolour Challenge

Hello April! Well, this year is already flying by. I really can't believe it. The best thing about this month is that I will be getting a visit from my Mum! Yay!!!

The NEXT best thing is that our new challenges start over at Happy Little Stampers.

First up is our Watercolour Challenge -

You are going to love this one - I did! 

Here is my card -

You may have seen a card I made a couple of days ago using this new die? It is the Split Chevron Cover Up die. This time, I used the solid chevrons to create Inlaid die cuts.

I first started by using my Zig pens (yep, I was getting 'Ziggy with it') and just scribbled colour one under the other and went over them with my water pen. I ran that piece through my big shot using the cover die. I then die cut it again using white cardstock. I fiddled around a bit getting the pieces where I wanted them. I was going for a fairly random look.

I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment in Versafine black ink and then heat embossed it with clear powder. The sentiment is from the HLS Rainy Days set.

Once finished, I went over the coloured panels with my WOS pen. I really feel this brings out the watercolours created with the Zigs. 

Here is a close up of the shimmer.

So that's me done for today! I hope to see you over at our Watercolour challenge - it is VERY popular!! Just goes to show how many of you love to watercolour :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Timeout - Inspired by Words
'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'

AUD Sentiment Challenge - any sentiment except for birthday

Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkles

Thanks for popping in and see you soon. Mwah!