Sunday 29 January 2017

Hello, Just a note to let you know you're awesome!!!

 This is a photo heavy post. Inspiration and only one migraine in
the last 17 days due to new medication means being able to craft my
little heart out, I have four cards today.  I have Copic-ed, I have
painted with my zigs, I have blended with Distress Inks and I have coloured
with my Inktense Pencils. (Nah I did the Inktense and Zigs on another day
just decided to use the images today).
I just got this stamp 'Botanical Hello' from Mama Elephant in the mail on Friday.
Stamped in black for watercolour, black for Copic andDistress Ink was meant to be
no line colouring but I wanted to keep my colours really light so you can see
the stamping. I still need to do white, gold and silver embossing - no wonder I never
get around to using all my stamps. 
Used only three copics for the whole card. Did a base coat then came in
again for shadow and depth. Then of course some Wink of Stella on
the flowers.

Finished off my die cutting with my wonky rectangle die and thought I was going to
break by machine, as it cracked and groaned at the beginning and end. Doubt know
why this particular die struggled but I really thought I would find a broken plate
coming through but it managed.
Finished the card off with the sentiment that comes with the stamp (there are two sentiments)
and some pale sequins.

 This card was an idea I had after seeing the Fusion Challenge
which is Green and Yellow for Australia Day Celebrations
and I think I have also done the layout pretty closely.

Got this stamp and die from Papertrey Inks, fell in love
with it when it came out and ended up getting it from someone de-stashing.
Total bargain  and then of course its sat there waiting for me to use it.
I stamped and white embossed on multimedia paper as I wasn't sure
what I would do.

Blended distress Inks and was happy with my results but still needed to
add some Wink of Stella, looks very glittery IRL. Needed a sentiment that
worked with the feathers. Looked all through and decided this one worked
perfectly with the feathers.

This little cutie is a Lily of the Valley stamp, had it for many
years and love using it. I think they look so cute and perfect
for Valentines Day.

Coloured with Inktense pencils. Die cut with Postage Stamp die.
Then I used the same die but next size up and cut the pattern paper.

Attached the coloured picture with some fun foam behind it to give a wee
bit of height. Finished it off with a glitter red XOXO.

 My final card I was inspired by Muse Challenge
This wonderful card is done by Jenni Murray.

And this is what I have been inspired to make. The beige paper has glossy
white inset polka dots. I die cut an oval out then die cut another oval in white.
There are stitches on the oval.
The flower is from Altenew, stamped and white embossed on watercolour
paper then die cut. The coloured with Zigs and water. Added Glossy accent to the
flower. Doesn't the pink and orange look fantastic together.
I wanted to add leaves but didnt want them to be heavy. Used a leaf die I have a cut 
the leaves a few times out of pale green velum (the last of it sobbb).
Finished off with the Taylor Expressions 'best wishes' diet in white.

Hows that for a bunch of cards.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


best wishes card

XOXO card

Card with Feathers

Hello, just a note to let 
you know you're awesome card.

Best Wishes Card

Feather card

XOXO card with two kids.

Botanical Hello - first card
Brand new stamp.

Botanical Hello -my 3rd card
for this challenge.

Feather card with wonderful quote.


sandie said...

wow you have been busy and amazing set of cards, love your entry to Ink, wonderful combo of Kraft and pink. Thanks for joining us at Ink

coldwaters2 said...

Wow three very beautiful creations Aileen the colours are glorious you really know how to work your colours, they always look so juicy and real, each one is a star
lorraine x

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! These are all really stunning creations you've made!! I love your work with the coloring and especially love the happy color choices you make as well!! :) Beautifully done on ALL of them!

BożenA said...

I love these delicate flowers! They look stunning. All cards are a Beautiful!

Lori said...

Beautiful designs! Love the subtle sparkle of your floral hello card. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Mac Mable said...

Always such a treat for the eyes visiting your blog. Beautiful cards today and beautifully coloured. Love the sentiment on the feather card x

Macimbalo said...

So sweet, your LOVE card with those perfectly colored boy and girl.......just adorable with those postage dies too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the colour challenge!

Shauna said...

Wow! So many great cards! I love the polka dot one with the focal flower. Your use of the green vellum is so unique and fresh. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow you really have been busy and love all the different styles !Thank you for joining Muse this week x

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful your CTD one!! Glad you joined us!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

One more gorgeous than the next! Getting to work all sorts of different mediums? Each one stuns in its own way!

Ardyth said...

Wow, you've been busy! All gorgeous - love your 'krafty' take on the Muse. So glad you joined us for Muse's 200th!

Lynne in NI said...

Gosh you've been busy Aileen! These are all stunning, I love how you use your colours!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Busy girl! Love the hello card the best but all the others are awesome too

Kim Heggins said... many wonderful and creative cards. You are so talented!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, each one of them is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Rose said...

So many lovely cards! Love your colouring!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Aileen, I'm so happy to hear your migraines are diminishing, that is always good news!!!!!
Now, all of this cards are amazingly gorgeous, beautifully colored as always my friend.
My favorite is the sweet Valentine, oh what a delightful and adorable image and design.
Thank you for sharing.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Karen Dunbrook said... gorgeous mf....
I hope your health continues to improve. It is so miserable trying to get anything done with a headache and not feeling well.
xx Karen

I Card Everyone said...

Aileen they are all four just gorgeous! but your little sweethearts have just captured my heart ... how adoringly is he looking at his love? hopeful, is what he is - I say he will totally 'get the girl!'
LOve to hear you are pain free!

*Vicki* said...

You have made SO MANY really amazing cards my friend!! I love your way with colors!! Such striking details about each one! HUGS

Stempelomi said...

lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at creative friday.Hugs,Beate

Tanja said...

love all of those cards - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

Bobby said...

You really racked up the challenges with these wonderful cards, Aileen. And played with so many mediums. Nothing boring in your craft room.

Creative world said...

stunning set of cards and they are all awesome with stunning colors...thank you for joining us at ATSM this week
željka DT xo