13 October 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #109 - Watercolour Easel Card feat Brilliant Wings Dies

 


 

 Hello crafty friends!  Welcome, and thanks for popping in!

Colour INKspirations Challenge #108 is happening over on our Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook Page.  The photo for this challenge was picked by fellow Crew Member, Lou Kitzelman and our Guest Designer for this challenge is the lovely Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen.


 

These colours aren't usually associated with butterflies but I loved how this card finished up.   I've attempted a little bit of watercolouring for my background using the Re-Inkers in three of the challenge colours and love how they have come together.

This project evolved as I worked - what started out in my mind as a portrait orientation ended up as landscape and then after creating the topper, I decided to make it into an easel card as a better way of displaying.  

Supplies Needed:

  • Dies: Brilliant Wings Dies
  • Stamp Sets: Peaceful Moments (card front), All Things Fabulous (inside sentiment)
  • Cardstock: Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, Pool Party (card base), Early Espresso (mat layer), Basic White (inside panel)
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Pool Party
  • Colouring:  Ink Refills - Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush
  • Embellishments: Artistry Blooms Sequins (card front), Elegant Faceted Gems (butterflies)
  • Tools:  Water Painters, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Mini Cut & Emboss Machine, Stamparatus
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue/Stampin' Seal

How To Assemble:

For this you will need a card base cut for a landscape orientation, scored in half then score one side in half again.
Half a sheet of Fluid 100 watercolour paper.
A piece of Early Espresso that measures 5 1/8" x 3 5/8"
A piece of Basic White for the inside panel cut to fit your card. 
Early Espresso scraps to die cut four butterflies.


Die cut one larger and three smaller butterflies using the detailed dies from Brilliant Wings  Dies.  

Adhere the three smaller butterflies on top of each other with liquid glue - this will allow wiggle time to get them positioned correctly.

I originally only had two of the smaller ones but found it still too flimsy for my liking so I added a third.
  

 
Colour both with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.

Add a few drops of Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry and Pool Party Ink Refills onto an Acrylic Block and add a little water to make it more fluid.

Slightly damp the watercolour paper with water using the flat-tipped brush then apply each colour with the larger of the two round-tipped brushes.  I heat set with my heat tool between each colour.

Add you sentiment using Early Espresso Ink.

TIP:  I would definitly use your Stamparatus for this as stamping on the watercolour paper can be a bit hit and miss and this will allow you to restamp to get a much clearer result.


 Add the larger butterfly over the watercolouring.







Adhere this to the piece of Early Espresso cardstock and attach this to the bottom section of the card front being careful not to place your adhesive on the top half of your card front or topper.
 
Stamp your sentiment from  All Things Fabulous (or something similar) in Pool Party in the bottom right corner of the piece of Basic White cardstock and adhere this to the inside of your card.
 
Add the smaller butterfly in a postion that with hold the folded card front in place.

Add a few sequins to the front of the card and place some of the clear Elegant Faceted Gems down the body of each butterfly.

 




Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 

Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Just a reminder to use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
  
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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07 October 2021

Creating Kindness Around The World - Clean & Simple Design feat Dragonfly Dreams

 



I am thrilled to have been asked to be Guest Designer for the Creating Kindness Around the World Blog Hop this month.  I want to thank the regular Team members for the very warm welcome they have given me.

The theme for October is Clean And Simple (CAS) and I loved the challenge of creating a card with this in mind- it's a style I adore but struggle to execute, my cards are usually anything but! 

 

The Stamp Set I have chosen to work with is Dragonfly Garden which is available in our 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. I also grabbed out the Kraft 6" x 6" Paper from the J - D Mini Catalogue.  


 Supplies Needed:  

  • Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched So Sweetly
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base), Kraft 6" x 6"
  • Ink:  Stazon, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: White Stampin' Chalk Marker
  • Tools:  Mini or Regular Stamp & Cut Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Glue

To create the stitched square and the scalloped squares for the front of the card, I die cut a full scalloped rectangle from Stitched  So Sweetly Dies and a full stitched rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies then cut it down with the same die being careful to roll it through the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to only go over that edge. 


 

Stamp the image on the square piece of Kraft paper in Stazon back ink and use the White Chalk Marker to colour the flowers. You could also use the Craft Ink Refill and a Water Painter or brush if you don't have the Chalk Marker.  I used the White Chalk Marker again to add some splatters for texture.

 


 

Create a card base with Basic White Thick cardstock.  Glue the scalloped square and your stamped image to the square piece of Kraft paper and attach this to the front of your card with Dimensionals.

Stamp your sentiment below and to the right of where you've placed your stamped image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink or you could easily use Stazon Black ink again.

And that's it!  Clean And Simple!

Be sure to continue along the Hop for more inspirations from the Creating Kindness Design Team by clicking the image below to hop along to the next blog by the fabulous Jay from Mitosu Craft for more CAS (Clean And Simple) theme inspired projects.

 

Blog Hop Participants

1.    Monica Formosa - Special Guest - Australia

2.    Jay Soriano - UK

3.    Cheryll Miller - Australia

4.    Marcy Denning - Canada

5.    Sammi Offield - US


Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  If you are wanting to purchase any of the products that have been used in this project or any other Stampin' Up! product, you can order direct from my Online Store.

Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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Colour INKspiration Challenge #109 - Watercolour Easel Card feat Brilliant Wings Dies

      Hel lo crafty friends!  Welcome, and thanks for popping in! Colour INKspirations Challenge #108 is happening over on our Colour INKspi...