Sunday, 25 February 2018

Ellen Hutson & Catherine Pooler Designs Blog Hop


I'm so excited to be part of a blog hop celebrating the fact that two of my favourites (Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler) have gotten together! That's right, you can now get all of Catherine's inks and the Zen Garden stamps and dies at Ellen Hutson! (full list of blogs is below).



I created 3 mostly-white cards. The first one combines this solid flower from Love Grows with my favourite Party Collection colour combination. I admit that the Party Collection is my first love, although the muted colours of the Spa collection are gorgeous as well,as my next  cards show.

My next card uses just a portion of the Split Chevron Stencil. I masked it off and blended a partial rainbow, then moved the stencil to fill in the 'blank' spots and blended another partial rainbow, starting at a different colour. I inlaide the thanks die and cut the edge of the panel on the same angle, before smearing Stickles on it for some sparkle. Here's a quick video of how I did it:




Finally, I used the stencil again with Juniper Mist and Stone Blue, varying my pressure to get different shades. When I lifted the stencil, I misted the panel with water. I love that it looks like a forest in a snowstorm (it does to me, anyway! LOL!) Once it was all dry, I stamped this encouraging sentiment from Faithful Flutterings in Midnight. I edged the panel with Stickles and popped it up on a white card base.

Here's the blog hop list:



FS577 - Create Happiness


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Carol (aka creatingincolors)!

I chose this card as my inspiration:


I focused on Carol's:
-floral background
-black sentiment

I changed:
-left more space white
-placement of sentiment
-stamped sentiment vs die cut

I used:

Saturday, 24 February 2018

MCV94 - Sending Joy


Oh my, I had so much fun with this technique inspired by Lindsey for the current Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge!

Here's Lindsey's inspiration:


I focused on Lindsey's:
-colours
-technique
-white die cut




I used the sketch from a current Stamp Nation challenge and will link up there as well.

The Wreath die and Joy die are both from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection and are not yet available at Catherine Pooler's shop.

I used:


Friday, 23 February 2018

Concord & 9th February Release - Wonderful Florals & Matching Dies

Today's my third post as a Guest Designer for Concord & 9th's February release. I've been having a ton of fun with these amazing products!

Today we're featuring Wonderful Florals and Matching Dies.


For my first card, I used the full floral stamp, but kept the card, stamping and frame monochrome in greys and silver. Then I die cut the wonderful letters out of watercolour cardstock and coloured the bottom of each one with a Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip marker before adding water and letting the colour run up to the top. 

For the second card, I stuck with the florals, and used the graphic stripe set to create a background for one of the standalone flowers. I watercoloured the flower and leaves with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I finished the card with one of the stamped sentiments included in this versatile set.


For a more graphic look, I used the Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip markers again, and created a circle of rainbow colours. To get the colours to blend, I used a wet brush over top of the colouring. Then I cut the 'wonderful' die from a slightly smaller white circle and popped it up over the rainbow.

I used:


Light Bulb Moment, Muse 254 - Hello


I'm on the SugarPea Designs blog today with a video showing how I made this card, inspired by Kim, for this week's Muse Challenge.

Here's Kim's inspiration:


I focused on Kim's:
-animal theme
-popped up sentiment

I used:


Thursday, 22 February 2018

Sunday, 18 February 2018

FS576 - Smile


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper, Susy Kegel (aka Boss).

I chose this card as my inspiration:


I focused on Susy's:
-pink florals
-multi-coloured plaid
-one-word sentiment

I changed:
-layout
-technique

I used some of the new Catherine Pooler Designs products plus an older background stamp. I used Be Mine ink, which is a pretty, pink ink, but was part of the latest Stamp of Approval collection and isn't available in the store yet. I linked to It's a Girl, which is another pretty pink ink from Catherine.

Here's a quick video:



I used: