Friday, February 17, 2017

SENDING SMILES - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP

Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop.  Can you believe we are in the middle of February already?!  This year is already flying by, so I guess it is only appropriate that the Lift Me Up stamp set is our feature this month.  You have probably just arrived from seeing Miriam van Eyden's amazing projects, such a hard act to follow!


I adore the olde world look of these gorgeous images.  I can just imagine ladies and gentleman from a bygone era, lining up to take a flight over farmland.  I imagined how the sky would look filled with these balloons and that was the inspiration for this card.

To create this card I first stamped some cloud images and a small balloon on a post-it-note and fussy cut them out before adhering them to Shimmery White card.  I brayered Tempting Turquoise ink starting at the top and letting the ink run out as I headed toward the bottom.  Removing the post-it's, I then stamped my clouds on the card where they had been.  I added other stamped clouds, which I die cut using the coordinating Up & Away Thinlits, and popped them up on dimensionals.


I used my Stampin Write Markers to ink up the balloon images on my stamp.  I love using the direct to rubber technique as it allows multiple colours on one image.

There are a lot of layers on this card, one of which is Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalogue called Carried Away.  This DSP pack coordinates beautifully with the Lift Me Up Bundle and is FREE with a $110NZD product purchase.


I have also changed the orientation of the sentiment stamp.  It is actually a square stamp, but I wanted it to stretch across my card.  So once again, I used the direct to rubber technique and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line the words up side by side.  I have also carried the same artwork over to the inside of my card and used it again on the flap of my envelope.

Up next to is my good friend Rochelle Blok who will just WOW you with her project!



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Monday, February 13, 2017

THE FIRST MOMENT I SAW YOU GDP#074

Welcome back to the Global Design Project challenge.  This week we have a corker sketch challenge for you.  I must admit that I am not showing you my first attempt.  Soooooo not happy with it and it looked nothing like the card I ended up with here.


My second attempt came after giving a lot of thought about how I could make that banner work.  You see, I take everything quite literally!  While the sketch is supposed to be a guideline, I just can't be that loose thinking, lol, and will try to incorporate every element I see.


In the end, I did actually loosen up slightly by not including a circle or a heart.  However, the heart did dictate what I did, as this is the card I will give my sweetie for Valentine's day! The Nailed It stamp set was perfect for my guy, who is very handy, and I just love the little Urban Underground embellishments for a little manly bling!


And just look at the depth and texture of the hexagonal embossed background. It adds so much interested to an otherwise plain base card with just a few cranks of the Big Shot handle.  Love, love it!

We would love to have you join us for this weeks challenge at Global Design Project. Head over there now to see what the rest of the Design Team have created for you!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BEACHSIDE ICECREAM - CI#03

Welcome to another Colour Inkspiration blog hop.  You may have just arrived here from the clever Mel Pagano.    So how does this work?  This colour challenge has a real beachy feel to it.  I think the colour swatch is a dead giveaway anyway!


So that was the theme I stuck with too.  But rather than add fish, crabs and starfish, which was my immediate thought. I went with Tasty Trucks from the SAB catalogue instead.  You can have this stamp set FREE with a $110 order!  It is super cute, so fun to colour and I am happy I have finally been able to get some ink on it!


I pulled out my sponges to create a seaside theme and then used Watercolour on the cute Ice cream Truck.  Rather than stamp a bold sentiment, I stamp my sentiment repeatedly in the sky with the same blue I sponged in.  It helped to break up that expanse of space but also added visual texture.  I really like how it looks and plan to use that technique again!  Next up on the hop is fellow Kiwi and good friend Jackie Noble.  Keep hopping for plenty more great ideas!


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