31 October 2020

Bloom & Grow - Colour INKspiration Challenge #88

 
 
 
 
Hello and thanks for popping in!  I loved the colour choices for the lates Colour INKspiration Challenge: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Just Jade and Pretty Peacock.  As per the rules, we were also allowed metallics, white/black.  
 
 
 
For this, I grabbed the Bloom & Grow stamp set and decided I would attempt some water colouring.  Let's say my first couple of attempts were nothing to write home about, haha! Thanks to Alisa Tilsner and her You Tube videos, I have managed to produce an image that fits the challenge. I also used a little artistic license and used the Saddle Brown Stazon Ink - close enough to Crumb Cake in my books.
 

 
Supplies Needed:
  • Stamp Set:  Bloom & Grow
  • Dies: Budding Blooms
  • Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Fluid 100 Water Colour Paper
  • Inks:  Stazon Saddle Brown, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Just Jade, Pretty Peacock 
  • Water Painters (set of three)
  •  2020 - 2022 In Colour Enamel Dots
  • Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue, Mini Dimensionals 
  • Stamparatus
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cut & Emboss Machine
 
I began by stamping the image twice in Stazon Saddle Brown on Fluid 100 Water Colour Paper.  Using the smallest water painter, I coloured the flowers in a light shade of Crushed Curry and allowing it to dry before I went back in with a stronger shade to create dimension and shadows, again allowing to dry a little before I continued with the next step.
 
Next I went and coloured the leaves. Firstly I laid down a light Just Jade over each leaf then went back in and added Pretty Peacock to the bases and any areas I thought there would be a shadow, allowing the colours to blend as much as possible.
 
Lastly I used Crumb Cake to colour the berries/buds firstly with a light shade, then again with a dark shade towards the base where they join the stems. 
 
This completed my colouring. I die cut both images and put aside.
 
My Whisper White layer measures a full 1" smaller on both sides than my card and the Pretty Peacock layer is 1/8" larger on both sides than the Whisper White which gives a small 1/16" border. 

Using the Stamparatus for accurate placement, I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake on the piece of Whisper White towards the top allowing room to place one of the die cut images.

To assemble my card topper, I started with gluing the Whisper White piece to the Pretty Peacock cardstock then taking one of the watercoloured images, I attached this to the Whisper White piece with Mini Dimensionals.  This whole piece of glued to the card base with Tombow Liquid Glue.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock trimmed down 1/4" smaller on both sides than my card to allow a border of 1/8" all round. I glued the second watercoloured imaged to the bottom and trimmed where it overhanged the edges.  I glued this into the centre of my card.
 
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Monica x 
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23 October 2020

All Things Fabulous - Colour INKspirations Challenge #87

 Hello and thanks for popping in! 
 
The card I'm sharing today was created for the Colour INKspirations Challenge #87.  It's a fortnightly challenge and if you ever want to extend your creativity, please feel free to join us.

My card features the All Things Fabulous Bundle using the challenge colours Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz and Mango Melody. A sentiment will be added later as needed.




Supplies Needed:

  • All Things Fabulous Bundle
  • Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
  • Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Pear Pizzazz
  • Embellishments: Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine

I began by stamping my flowers on Very Vanilla card stock using the combinations for the largest and smallest flowers.  I like to start from the darkest to lightest inks when using this set but I only used two colours:  Pumpkin Pie for my darkest and Mango Melody for the medium and light tones. The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz and I used second generation stamping to give me two tones.

I die cut the lattice die in Sahara Sand and brought this colour in again as a matting layer.  I used some of the Artistry Blooms Sequins to add a little bling.  I glued one of the flowers I had left over on the inside after stamping a couple of leaves in the bottom corner.

Card base and card topper is from Very Vanilla card stock.  All products are available here in my online store




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Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 

Monica x 
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21 October 2020

Happy 70th Birthday

Did a little road trip last week to visit one of my uncles who was turning 70.  My mum comes from a large family and as a youngster, I loved those family occasions where I would get together with all my cousins.  I have so many wonderful memories of those times.  In fact, I have vague memories of the 21st Birthday of this same uncle on the family farm which has since been sold.  I was about 5 years old at the time.

Here is the card I created for him.  It was inspired by Esther Howard at Stampin' Star Creations.  It was a lot of fun to make but very product heavy.  I used seven different stamp sets for all my stamping but don't let this put you off.  The same result can be achieved by repeating one, two or three stamps. What you want to end up with is a wall that looks like its been graffiti-ed.

It's a wall of 'Happy Birthday' graffiti.  Cool hey!  

To stamp all the images, I set them up on the Stamparatus and used my Stampin' Write Markers to colour each stamp.  You could easily stamp each image separately and use the Stamp Pads.


Supplies Needed:
  • Stamp Sets: A Grand Kid (HAPPY BIRTHDAY), Best Year (hip hip hooray!), Family Party (stars), Happiest of Birthdays (HAPPY B.DAY), Itty Bitty Birthday (it's your DAY!, AWESOME at any age, CHEERS to you), Many Mates (Celebrate, IT'S YOUR DAY!, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) Zany Zebras (HAPPY BIRTHDAY)
  • Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder
  • Stitched Stars dies
  • Markers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Merry Merlot
  • Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock:  Crumb Cake (card base), Merry Merlot (matte layer), Whisper White (top layer and card centre), Pacific Point, Pumkin Pie, Vellum
  • Stamparatus
  • Cut & Emboss Machine 
 

 
 


All products used to create this card are available to purchase in my online store here.  

I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have if you leave them in the comment section below or alternatively, via the 'Contact Me' button in the tabs above. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Take care and stay safe.

Monica x
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