Thursday, March 4, 2021

Art Impressions "Love"

I've been enjoying entering challenges again, and have also been using my Art Impressions stamps more. I inked up this stamp, "Rugged Crosses", for the first time and made a card for Easter. 

Hope you like it. The challenge can be seen here .

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Art Impressions - Resolutions

Hello! It's been a LONG while since I posted on my blog. I have a simple post today, with a card for AI's first challenge of the year--"Resolutions". AI Blog
My resolutions include doing some Christmas cards throughout the year, entering a few challenges when time permits, and doing more of these watercoloured cards. 
So here is my first entry in an AI challenge! I followed Bonnie's tutorial, using the stamps I have, and keeping it as much like Bonnie's as I could.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, November 25, 2018

PTI November Blog Hop

PTI has a beautiful Christmas inspiration photo for their challenge this month, found here. 

I chose to go with the colour scheme of red, white, and a touch of green and light blue. I used the new Bold Borders: Snowflake and die cut a sheet of homemade glitter paper. (I used some sparkle acrylic paint to paint a sheet of thin cardstock.) I added the "Joy" sentiment, which comes with the coverplate. I heat embossed it with a red glitter embossing powder, as well as the bow from Corner Adorners. The bells were embossed with clear powder on blue cardstock, and it's done. I like how this turned out, and may make more like this.

Here's a closer look at the sparkle. Unfortunately, it's really difficult in photos to see the white sparkle on the coverplate. It's so pretty, yet subtle, in real life.

Thanks for looking, and enjoy your hopping!

Monday, November 19, 2018

OCC Day 5 - Embossing

One more card, using embossing resist. I stamped the sentiment, then used my watercolour paints to paint the tree shape. A quick card to make!

OCC Day 4 - Glimmer and Glam

I had a few alcohol ink backgrounds done, and used this opportunity to make them into cards. I die cut the SSS star from mirror cardstock, and embossed a sentiment with coordinating embossing powder. I made 7 of these cards, altogether.
Again, this design idea is from Jennifer McGuire.

OCC Day 3 - Colouring

One more quick card, using Prismacolour pencil crayons to colour in the image (PTI). I used Perfect Pearls and Stickles to embellish the berries.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

OCC Day 5-- Embossing

I wanted to try Kristina's emboss resist, with ombre inking, so used this SSS stamp. I heat embossed with silver and inked with two shades of blue/teal ink. I wanted to add some rough embossing around the perimeter, as well, and liked the organic, framed look it added.

And here is a closer look at the shine.

Friday, November 16, 2018

OCC Day 5-- Embossing

Here is a quick card made with a lot of embossing.

I fist stamped the tree with green ink, then restamped with Versamark and embossed with White Pearl embossing powder. The star on top and the "glow" around the tree were embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. (Excuse the poor lighting--it was starting to get dark outside!)

I embossed the lights on the tree with silver, but it was too pale, so went over it with red stickles. The base of the tree was embossed with copper powder.

OCC Day 4, Part 3

My last 2 cards were done with transluscent embossing paste, and Dawn was my inspiration. I die cut my snowflake (PTI) out of acetate and used the negative on one card, and sponged the paste around the positive for the other card.  I used some smaller snowflakes (WPlus9 and WMS) to embellish the large flake, with a jewel in the center.

The die cut sentiment is cut from homemade glitter paper, and the whole card was sprayed with Shimmer spritz.

My second card was made by using the positive snowflake and sponging the translucent embossing paste around it. Again, I embellished with a couple small snowflakes and a jewel. The sentiment (PTI) is heat embossed with white powder.
If you made it through all 3 posts, congratulations! I have never posted so many cards all at once!

OCC Day 4, Part 2

I also used some gold embossing paste, and stencils to create the following 2 cards. The first one is using dies from SSS. I created a stencil from a piece of DuraLar, and spread the paste into the star, on top of an alcohol ink background. The sentiment is cut out of a gold adhesive sheet, backed with vellum. Jennifer MCGuire did a similar card awhile back, and that was my inspiration for this card. (Thanks, Jennifer!)

My second card uses the same gold embossing paste, and a Tim Holtz stencil. The sentiment (Penny Black) and the mat layer were done with gold embossing powder.