25 May 2016

Celebrate! Neat & Tangled

Hello - Well shoot.....It figures I'm a bit late (it's a theme) for entering the Fusion Challenge but not too late to enter the Little Tangles Challenge - which this week is Anything Goes!

I went Red, White and Blue to celebrate and used the beautiful Ornate Frames stamp set in a more casual look.  I wanted it to look like it was dangling from of a bunch of balloons stamped from Just For You. - (and it does)

I stamped the frame in three different colours of blue and in my bouquet of balloons I added red!  A few sequins were adhered to make it look like the frame is exploding in celebration (and it does)  - I'm a repeater ok?

....and here is a close up of the pretty font. I stamped it in red and then fussy cut it to pop up onto the frame - very cool!

Thanks for visiting today - try out a challenge or two!

Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop

Yep - it's that time again for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and I am getting PTI creative whoop whoop!

This beautiful pastel-ly inspiration photo was right up my watercolour alley - so that is where I went this month.

I started by painting a little freehand watercolouring background onto Ranger watercolour cardstock.  

And then-- gah!!!--- I hated the blotchy, "out there", waaaay too colourful thing. 

However Betsy had a post about watercolour woes vs. watercolour wonders and loving your cards - use them differently blah blah blah - so I took the advice and just cut it up hah...  Thank. you. Betsy!

Using the Bitty Butterflies Coverplate,  I just diecut my little heart out and am quite pleased with the result -yay!  

I cut two of the cover plates -  one from the hateful watercolour sheet and one from white cardstock.  

I adhered the die cut watercolored butterflies onto the negative space of the white cardstock for my card front and stamped my sentiment which is from the Brushed Blooms stamp set with Smokey Shadow ink.

I splattered Smokey Shadow ink onto the front,  hoping it wouldn't make a HUGE mess :) and to mimic the splatters in the inspiration piece.

I tied a bit of ribbon and twine at the top and added a sweet pearl.  The butterflies were folded here and there for a bit more interest.

I hope you are enjoying the hop and keep on going - thank you for stopping by!

24 May 2016

Just a Note - Inspired By

Inspired by All the Little Things challenge is up and I created a sweet little card using Papertrey Ink's Make it Market Kit - Don't Forget to Write.  I think it is sold out but the papers are still available ....these kits just fly off the shelves!!

I stamped the frame, flowers and sentiment using Aqua Mist and Enchanted Evening inks, and adhered it all together - love the ease!

I diecut a card panel from Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die Set and added a small piece of Enchanted Evening patterned paper.

The square frame and flowers were popped up onto the panel and the sentiment word was added at a slight angle for LOTS of variety hehe.

Try out this pretty challenge won't you?!!

23 May 2016

Merry & Bright CAS

Good Morning! We are still celebrating the long weekend with another holiday - any excuse!

We had our annual Fishing Derby yesterday and although the sun was shining, it was still chilly and cold - I think if I make some Christmas cards Mother Nature might get mixed up again and warm up - here's hoping!

The CAS This Sketch challenge was kind of funky - and since I am not a funky gal, I brought out some trees to showcase the triangles in this sketch.

Using CAS-ual Fridays Snowflake Splendor, I stamped the tree images with Versamark ink and embossed them using gold embossing powder.

I also embossed the sentiment - from Snowflake Splendor - in gold embossing powder and then die cut my panel from Your Next Stamp's Stitched Rectangle Die Set.

Since the trees are such an easy triangle shape, I fussy cut and popped them up onto my card panel with the sentiment. I had already adhered a splingle of gold thread  and it looks so pretty - all that gold!!

I adhered the panel onto my card base without popping it up - trying to keep it CAS and all.....(although I really wanted to add sequins and shimmer mist etc etc etc..... I survived)

Thanks for joining me this morning - hope it warms up just for me!!

20 May 2016

Leaping Lions!

Color Throwdown and The Paper Players are in my creative mind today!  Colour Throwdown colours are pink, kraft and grey - with whatever other neutral you want to thrown in there - and The Paper Players are looking for wild animals - yay!

I used Reverse Confetti product today - I mean isn't this just the wildest of all animals from in the animal kingdom? - This sweet little lion, from Leaping Lions,  looks like he is on a holiday from being mean - just a cutie of an image!

Using Kuretake Gambai Tambi paints - I swashed up a background in pink on watercolour cardstock. I die cut it with Your Next Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die Set.

I coloured Mr. Lion and his little stool with copic markers and then die cut them with the matching Confetti Cuts.  Using foam tape, I popped the images up onto the watercolour background.

The sentiment, from Leaping Lions, was stamped in VersaFine Smokey Gray and the hearts are from Reverse Confetti's Weather It Together.

I die cut the banner from Kraft and Smokey Shadow cardstock.

The watercolored panel was adhered to a sheet of Avery Elle Everyday Collection patterned paper - it's full of fun little grey triangles and I tied a bit of twine around the top for TONS of interest....

Glad you could come around today to visit - hurry back now!

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