Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Black, white & pink #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with a another new to me Penny Black stamp and here is the end result …

A 148mm square card
No issues posting this one
All the details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Black, Pink & White
Scrapy Land Challenge #124 AG using dies by companies at Scrapy Land
I used Spellbinders dies 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes


I die cut three rectangles of white stamping card out and then on the reverse of the card I attached them together with some masking tape. I then inked the fuchsia with my Spectrum Aqua pens and lightly sprayed the stamp with water before stamping once, I dried the stamp then moved the card over a little before I inked up the stamp and sprayed it with water before stamping a second time. I adhered the white die cuts to black card and trimmed them with my steel edged ruler and a craft knife. I die cut and coloured the sentiment and put the card together – simples lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x












Tools
Stamp:
Penny Black 2931K Brush Fuchsia stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles
Miscellaneous Tools:
Tim Holtz stamping platform; spray water bottle; heat tool

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
148mm square card
Snippets: white stamping card; matt black card; fuchsia card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua pens
Embellishments:
Sequins
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue

Golden light #2 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with more paper and another of the Snip Art Shaker Frames along with a few other bits and bobs and and here is the end result …

An A5 Christmas card
I will have to hand deliver this card
All the details
The beautiful shaker element
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges


For this card I did exactly the same as I did for the last Snip Art card that I blogged here.  I coloured my frame with an Antique Linen Distress ink pad and then added a layer of gold Imagination Crafts paint over the top. I added more sequins to the shaker frame this time. I trimmed the patterned paper to size (it’s an A5 card) and edged the card and the patterned paper with Barn Door Distress ink pad. I coloured a piece of card with gold Imagination Crafts and traced around the shaker frame so that I could glue it onto the shaker frame and then mounted the whole thing onto my card, without the sequins falling out.

I added a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment, WOC flowers and Prima Blooms to finish. For a change no extra sequins were added to the card because there are quite a lot in the frame lol!  Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x












Miscellaneous Tools:
Paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
A5 card
Craft Box: A4 Christmas Tale patterned paper
Snippets: white stamping card (for the back of the shaker box)
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pad: Antique Linen; Barn Door
Imagination Crafts Starlights paints: Gold
Embellishments:
Snip Art: Frosty Moments Shaker Box
Tim Holtz chipboard
WOC roses
Prima blooms
Ribbon
Sequins
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Trees ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with stamps, snippets and very old stash and here is the end result …

A 7" square card
Good to post
All the stamped detail
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Crimbo Crackers Challenge #196 Anything Goes


I started this card by stamping the Christmas sentiment mutliple times down the right hand side on the length of the cream card. Once I had stamped all those details I inked up and stamped and embossed the trees across the card. I edged the card using Broken China ink pad and ink blending tool and foam and added the blue flowers and brads to finish. Yipee!! One more Christmas card done for our box. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x











Tools
Stamp:
Lavinia stamps: Celestial Tree; Spirit of Christmas; Snowflakes
Miscellaneous Tools:
Tim Holtz stamping platform; spray water bottle; heat tool; ink blending tool & foam

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
Card blank
Snippets: cream card; Kraft card; patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pads: Faded Jeans; Broken China
Silver embossing powder
Green embossing powder
Embellishments:
Ribbon
Fabric flowers
Brads
Gem Brads
Adhesives/Mediums:
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel
Foam pads

Black, white & pink #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with some new to me stamps as well as some older tools and this is the end result …

A 5" x 7" card
Not a problem posting this one
All the details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #543 No Designer Papers 
Die Cuttin’ Divas Challenge #444 Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Black, white & pink
Scrapy Land Challenge #124 AG using dies by companies at Scrapy Land
I used Spellbinders dies



I used my Spectrum Aqua pens to ink up the stamp in black and with the deep pink and then I lightly sprayed the inked stamped before stamping onto a die cut circle. I created the background by attaching the stencil to my 5” x 7” card and then inked with my black Archival. I need to get a black dye ink pad, lol, but until I do my Archival does the job just fine. I coloured the die cut scalloped circle with my Worn Lipstick Distress paint, I’m trying to use that up! But I coloured the die cut sentiment with my Spectrum Aqua pen. I love the look and how graphic in style this card is because of creating a black background which is something that I do not normally do but will do again some time. As per usual I used three sequins as a finishing touch. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x












Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Penny Black 2827K Song Bird stamping
Stamplorations Foiled Again stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Classic Circle & Large Scalloped Circle dies
Crafters Companion sentiment
Miscellaneous Tools:
Tim Holtz stamping platform; spray water bottle; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
5” x 7” card
Snippets: white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua Black & Blossom pens
Ranger Archival Jet Black IP
Worn Lipstick Distress paint
Embellishments:
Sequins
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue
Masking tape
Foam pads

Monday, 28 October 2019

Pretty pink and green ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has started well. I’ve been playing with a stencil and a beautiful newish stamp and here is the end result …

A 5" x 7" card
Good to post
All the details
The pretty flower
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #543 No Designer Papers
Colour Crazy Challenge #42 Anything Goes



I have to admit that I really love the effect of the stencilling on the background and then the stamped topper – that flower is so pretty and the background uses my all time favourite stencil. I used several snippets of coloured card to die cut the sentiment and the butterflies from. I coloured the flower using my Spectrum Noir AquaTints, watercolouring the flower and then I added a shadow of grey around it. That’s something that I need to practice but it was on the whole a joy to create such a light and summery card. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x










Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Penny Black 40-610 Summer Glow stamp
Stamplorations Foiled Again stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion: Happy Birthday die; Flit & Flutter dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
Tim Holtz stamping platform; spray water bottle; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
5” x 7” card
Snippets: white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tuxedo Black Versafine IP
Green Apple Color Box IP
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Grey Spectrum Aqua pen
Embellishments:
Sequins
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue



Sunday, 27 October 2019

Bokeh Christmas ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well, I’m back with another post as I have a few projects I’ve not gotten around to sharing on my blog that I created for Challenges and because Christmas is coming lol! I’ve been playing with the beautiful snowglobe stamp set again, lol, and here is the end result …

A 5" x 7" card
Not too deep
The beautiful snow globe
Some of the beautiful shimmer from the Lindy's sprays

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #543 No Designer Papers


The background for this card was created by spraying the card with Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and once dry I added white ink through a dotty stencil. I applied the ink heavily because I wanted it to look like it was snowing on the background. Then I started working on the stamped globe and scene. I used a mask that I put in the sky to create a moon and then I coloured the sky by adding Distress ink. I then heat dried the sky before adding white dots of acrylic paint to make it look like it’s snowing. I used my own masks to create the snowdrifts then stamped the trees in the background. Then I stamped the wee children on the sledge and throwing snowballs. I fussy cut the snowglobe out this time because I made a major error on the background to it.

I added white streaks of acrylic paint either side of the globe to try and make it look three dimensional and attached it onto a die cut square which I coloured with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink pad. My final touch was to add sparkle to the moon and to the snow at the front of the globe so I added a layer Spectrum Noir Sparkle paint in the clear overlay – I love that product for adding shimmer and shine! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x










Tools
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Claritystamp: Snow Globe stamp set; moon mask
Snip Art stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Squares
Miscellaneous Tools:
Tim Holtz stamping platform; spray water bottle; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam

Supplies
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
5” x 7” card
Snippets: white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Versafine ink pads: Tuxedo Black; Olympia Green
Distress ink pads: Broken China; Faded Jeans; Picket Fence
Distress Oxide ink pads: Stormy Sky
Lindy’s Stamp Gang:
Scattered Straw Distress Stain
Clear Overlay Spectrum Noir Sparkle Paint
White acrylic paint
Adhesives/Mediums:
Collall all purpose glue
Foam pads