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
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
Card with Feathers
Hello, just a note to let
you know you're awesome card.
Best Wishes 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.