Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A RIGHT ROYAL COLOUR CHALLENGE CI#04

Welcome to a new Colour Inkspiration Blog Hop.  You have probably just come from the delightful Rose Packer.  Isn't her work amazing?!  Colour Inkspiration is a fun colour challenge that runs for two weeks and you can enter the fun yourself on Facebook!  Just look at the colours we need to use this time!


As soon as I saw them, I immediately thought how regal they were.  The In this World stamp set has a very royal looking chair that I wanted to use, but I didn't want the card to be "stuffy" looking.  I first heat embossed some white ink splatters and a partial grid on watercolor paper.


Then I broke out my Aqua Painter and got to work adding water to my paper before dropping ink on top and watching the magic happen.  I didn't fuss with the colour but just let it run wherever it wanted to go.


Once dry, I added some ribbon, lace and DSP over the top of a ripped doily I colored with my Sponge Brayer.  My very regal chair was added with Dimensionals and the whole card finished with some Basic Pearls.  I really love how my vision translated to the card and have a special friend in mind to receive this.

Next up is my very good friend and amazing 3D designer, Tanya Bell who has a real "wow" project for you!


Be sure to continue along the hop as the design team have some real treats in store for you with this colour challenge.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

HI THERE BIRDIE GDP#075

Welcome back to a theme challenge this week at Global Design Project.  If you like flying critters, insects or birds, then this challenge is for you!


We have so many current stamp sets available in both the annual and occasions catalogue to choose from for this theme, that it took me a day just to decide which one to use!  In the end I choose the Builder Birdcage because it really hasn't seen as much love from me so far, and yet I adore all the mix and match images.


I also wanted to use some of the Carried Away DSP from the SAB catalogue, particularly the clouds.  This is an item you can choose for FREE when you purchase $110 in current Stampin' Up! product during Sale-a-bration.  I also have a giveaway offer on my Facebook page for any online orders placed with me during February, which you can see HERE.  Don't miss out!


I kept this card simple with just the black and Mint Macaron colours.  I am finding myself leaning toward more simple designs these days, that anyone can recreate, rather than my normally arty designs.  The mix & match stamps in this set give you endless possible cage combinations which is just so fun!  The two little birds are adorable too!

I hope this card inspires you to create one for yourself and that you feel inspired to play along with us at Global Design Project this week for the Winged Creatures challenge!  See you there xox

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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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If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.