Thursday, 17 August 2017

A bit of Embossing

Hi there! I'm back with another card using the Hero Arts July kit. I added a bit of embossing for the A Blog Named Hero's Embossing challenge. I used Distress Oxide ink for the background and the flowers were coloured with Zig Clean Colour markers. I then over-stamped the mason jar with Versamark and heat embossed both the jar and the sentiment. A bit of Wink of Stella and sequins were added for the added sparkle. This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fanpage. Thank you for dropping by!

Materials
Stamps - Hero Arts July kit
Inks - Distress Oxide (part of the kit), Zig markers
Others - Hero Arts Brass EP, Wink of Stella












Thursday, 3 August 2017

Have a Beautiful Birthday

I have a quick watercolour card to share. I used distress inks to add some colour to the background and then white embossed some images over it. I love the washed out look of the distress inks! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
A Blog Named Hero
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Splatter It

Materials:
Card - Watercolour paper, Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps - Hero Arts July Kit
Inks - Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Broken China and Seedless Preserve
Die - Lil Inkers 


This post is for A Blog Named Hero's Facebook Fan Page.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Hero Arts July Kit

I was so excited when my parcel arrived from Hero Arts last week and couldn't wait to ink up the images. I love lavender and was very eager to stamp up this image first. After stamping and masking up the images, I added a masked border to two sides of the card and lightly sponged with the Distress Oxide ink that was included in the July kit. The rest of the images were coloured with my Zig Clean Colour markers. Love all the fun containers and bunches of flowers in the kit. I'll be stamping some more real soon!! Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - You've Got the Edge
A Blog Named Hero - Florals
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts July monthly kit, Winnie and Walter sentiment (hello)
Inks - Distress Ink Iced Spruce, Zig markers
Others - PPP Clear drops, sticky notes tapes from Officeworks






Thursday, 20 July 2017

Florals challenge

Did someone say 'Florals'? Most of my favourite stamps have some variety of flowers. I decided to combine a Winnie and Walter stampset with sentiment from Hero Arts for the current A Blog named Hero Florals challenge. I inked up an acrylic block with some Distress Inks, spritzed with some water and invert it over a watercolour card. I tried several times before I perfected the technique. I had drips from the block, not enough water, ink oozing out the side (I tried wiping it and created a mess on the white space)... I was happy to finally see this card finished. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps- Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy, Winnie and Walter In Bloom - Addie's Garden
Inks- Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Mermaid Lagoon
Dies - Hero Arts





Sunday, 9 July 2017

Altenew July Inspiration


I have a card to share based on the colours of the current July Inspiration Challenge from Altenew and the current sketch on CAS(E) this sketch. For the background, I used strips of the patterned paper from  Echo Park mounted on dimensional tape. The flower and leaves were stamped on white carsick and then fussy cut. I only managed one completed card this weekend! Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Paper - Echo Park Wedding Bliss
Stamps - Altenew Beautiful Day
Inks - Altenew Frosty Pink, Ruby Red and Velvet, Hero Arts Green Hills and Simon Says Stamp
Others - PPP Clear Drops







Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blue Hydrangeas

After seeing a few blue cards posted recently, I was inspired to do one as well. This card was made with Distress Inks on water colour card. I wanted to colour in the negative space as there is a fair bit of detailing on the stamp which I wanted to leave untouched. I've also inlaid a die cut from Winnie and Walter. I'm adding this card to the current A Blog Named Hero Florals challenge with Winnie & Walter. Thanks for dropping by!

Materials:
Stamps - Hero Arts and Winnie & Walter
Inks - Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire and Broken China, Hero Arts Navy
Dies - Winnie and Walter and MFT Stitched Rectangles
Others - PPP clear drops









Sunday, 25 June 2017

PTI June Blog Hop

I almost missed this one. I made it Sunday night just before I went to bed! I struggled to find all the appropriate dies needed for the June inspiration photo. This is what I came up with! I'm not sure where the flower die is from (definitely not PTI). Thanks for dropping in!

Materials:
Dies - PTI Love Potion, MFT Dienamics stitched rectangles
Stamp - PTI Happiness in Bloom
Inks - Distress Ink Broken China, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio
Others - PPP Clear droplets, Vellum



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