Caring Thoughts

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

This is Caring Thoughts, a card I made with  a friend in mind. I was asked about my card Fascinator Fansy and how I did the stencil work. So I have done this card, along with a video to show how I did that process.  
 I am using The Crafters Workshop Mini Sweet Peas Stencil and Ken Oliver Color Burst powders. For this card I picked Chartreuse, Tangerine, Fuchsia and Lime Green. I also used the Lime Green to do my splatter. 
 The embossing paste I used is Dreamweaver Pearlescent, which adds a beautiful shine to the card. I used fun foam to attach the panel to my card base, and a Lawn Fawn Die that I cut down to size for my sentiment, which comes from an Altenew Stamp Set I have called Birch Land. I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Inks in Library Green. 
Following is the video of this card. I hope you have enjoyed this card and that you will enjoy the video as well.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you have enjoyed this card and video.

Fascinator Fancy

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

 I absolutely love this little guinea pig from Impression Obsession latest release. It is one of those stamps that I just had to have. Does she not make you smile?

I stamped her on Fabriano Hot Press water colour paper using Ranger Archival Ink in Cocoa, then went back in and inked the eyes with Ranger's Archival Jet Black.
 I then proceeded to water colour using paints from my water colour palette. I thought Daniel Smith's Quinacridone Gold was a perfect beginning. I also added in some Schmincke Venetian Red and a bit of Burnt Umber. For the Fascinator, I used Daniel Smith Quinacridone Pink for the flowers, along with Schmincke Cobalt Turquoise and Schmincke May Green. For the bit of pink on the face I used a watered down Opera Pink.
For my background I used Ranger Distress water colour paper which I die cut with my Wonky Rectangle die. I wanted to use embossing paste for my background, but I wanted a bit of colour in it. So I added colour to the stencil, and when I applied the paste the colour moved along with it to the stencilled area on the card, and it dried along with the paste. Once it was dry I splattered some of the May Green and Cobalt Turquoise.

I attached a piece of designer paper in the green and white to my card base, then attached the panel using fun foam and scor tape. I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia and used foam tape to attach it. I fussy cut the Guinea Pig and attached using foam squares.

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Birthday Balloons

Sunday, 27 January 2019

My card for the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers, where we were asked to use 3 different patterns. I decided I would stencil these balloons from Neat and Tangled. 
 For the colours I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. I then used other stencils for the patterns, using the Worn Lipstick on the honey balloon, and Ripe Persimmon on the marmalade balloon, along with Spiced Marmalade on the worn lipstick balloon. I then went over the patterns with Wink of Stella. I then drew in the strings with Silver Wink of Stella.
I die cut the panel using my wonky rectangle die and attached it to my card base. In my Misti I stamped another piece of card stock with the birthday sentiment and Memento Ink, and attached over the strings with foam squares.

Thank you for visiting today.

Adoring Hearts

Saturday, 26 January 2019

I am happy to share these Valentine cards that I did for the Scrap'n Stamp blog today. 

I was playing around with alcohol inks and thought the two poppyfield and salmon backgrounds that I made would make great Valentine cards. I then thought of my friend who loves green, so I did the green and raspberry for her. It is this card that I did my video on, my first in many months.
I used only two colours on all three cards and wanted the concentration of colour in the centre of the Yupo paper. I also added Deco Foil bits using the Deco Art Adhesive pen.
I used Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Heart die on all three, and a Lawn Fawn label die which I cut using my Gemini Jr. 
Following is the video for this card, which I hope you will enjoy.

This is the first card that I made using the Poppyfield and Salmon inks, along with the Memory Box heart die. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner on this card.
This is the second card I made using the Poppyfield and Salmon.

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Thursday, 24 January 2019

 This is my latest water colour card which I painted with some of my favourite colours. I love to water colour, it is so relaxing for me. 
 I started with Fabriano hot press water colour paper. I would not use this for my paintings, but for cards it is my go to. Trust me, this card had a lot of water, which the paper handled perfectly.

 My card water colour palette is a mix of brands of paint. I make my decisions based on how much I love the colour. For my water colour classes I use a totally different palette and we do a lot of our own mixes. And I do lean towards rich vibrant colours, such as the colours I have used here. 
 In my Misti I stamped the flowers using Ranger Archival Ink, masking with the cut outs of the flowers I did in paper. I then proceeded to water colour using Cadmium Yellow Light for my base, dropping in the Orange/Red as I went. I used the Cad. Yellow Light along with Indian Yellow for the flower centre, and Sap Green for the leaves. I then used a watered down Orange/Red and a Leaf Green to do my background. 
Once I was finished with the water colour, I placed my panel back in my Misti and stamped my sentiment, again using the Ranger Ink. I wanted my card to remain clean and simple, so I attached the panel to fun foam and then to my orange card base using    to finish. I am very happy with the outcome.

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Perfectly Perfect

Sunday, 20 January 2019

 I very much enjoyed making this card today, and look forward to using this set again. I made this particular card as my sample for the Clean and Simple challenge at Splitcoaststampers. 
 The challenge is to use the letters from the word "COLD" on our cards. I decided on the following:
                                           C~Clear stamps
                                           O~Oval die            
                                           D~Distress Inks
 Using Neenah Solar Crest 110lb card stock for my card base I also die cut the oval and in my Misti stamped the flower using Memento Ink. I then stamped the leaves, with one hanging off the edge and proceeded to colour using my Life Changing Brushes and distress inks in Twisted Citrus, Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean.
Once done with the colour I applied Wink of Stella to areas of the petals, along with the leaves. I put the card back in my Misti, placing the oval where it would be and stamped the sentiment using the Memento Ink. I then attached the oval using foam tape and finished with a few white sequins. 

Only for you

Saturday, 19 January 2019

  I am playing along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today. We visited "Birdhouses" at Etsy, where there is always a lot of inspiration.
I picked this birdhouse arrangement for my inspiration and used this new to me stamp from Picket Fence Studios.
I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. To brighten the flowers I added bits of Wink of Stella, as I did in the water also. 
 I went around the greenery with the green so they would not be so flat, giving a bit of dimension. Once finished I die cut the panel using my Wonky Stitch die and adhered to a white card base to keep it all fresh. 
Thank you for your visit today.

My Sweet Petunia meets My Favorite Things Blog Hop

Friday, 18 January 2019

Welcome to My Sweet Petunia and My Favorite Things Hop!

My Sweet Petunia and My Favorite Things are celebrating and with our celebrating comes some prizes, which will be three (3) gift certificates from both My Sweet Petunia and My Favorite Things. All you need to do is comment on my blog post for your chance to win.

To be eligible to win: leave a comment on this blog post.
Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 20 at 10 PM EST
All winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 23, so make sure to check back to see if you are a winner!

Moving on to more of what I made for today. 

Along with the treat mugs above, I made these co-ordinating cards.
 The design is the same for all three (3) cards, the only difference is the papers I used and the colours of the inks. For the cards, I used the tag die along with the sweet heart die Straight from the Heart, that is free at My Favorite Things with a $60.00 purchase, before taxes and shipping, while supplies last.

The tags are attached to the card base with fun foam, as are the hearts.
The fox is actually a tag, with sentiments on the back as shown below.
When it came time for the chocolates, I had a bit of a problem. It is almost impossible to get Hershey Nuggets in Canada, unless one wants to pay a fortune. 
I was not going to let that stop me however, so I bought Hershey Mini bars and melted them down, using the MFT Shaker Pouches to form a mold. I had to do a bit of trimming once they were set. I ran into another problem with the gold foil ... I had to buy enough for 10 years! So I went looking for chocolate bars to unwrap. They are not the same as they once were either, so I ended up with three (3) Ferrero Rocher bars which I unwrapped, promptly eating the nine (9) chocolates. I ironed the wrap, and trimmed it to use for my little bars. My bars are a bit thicker than the ones that can be bought, so I attached them to the tag using foam dots. 

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today, and I am sure the people I will give them to will enjoy them as well.

Following is a list of those participating in today's hop.


 Remember to leave your comments for a chance to win.