Saturday, 23 August 2014

Case Study Celebrations Continue

It's the third week of 4th Anniversary celebrations at Case Study Challenge. There's another blog hop and we get to case one of the participants of the hop. I have chosen Julie Ebersole's card and her card is a case of Aga's card! I seriously can't get over the talent in these blog hops and want to case every single one!

Spring is in the air , here in Melbourne, so that was the other reason I chose this card. Oh and also because I can't resist black & white with a splash of colour!

I have used Lovely Mum's from Mama Elephant, because I though it would look good to have one solid image and one outline image. The sentiment is from Casual Friday. I added some washi tape to the edge and mounted the panel with foam on the base card.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Stretch your Stamps 2 Homework

Hi there. I made a couple of cards this morning i, inspired by the Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps 2. I'm in the Botanticals at the moment.

I've been good this week, using some of my unfinished stuff.  This one was stamped and partly coloured months ago.    I decided to finish it off by adding some definition with inktense pencils and although it's hard to see, some script stamped in gold on the poppy.Then  I spritzed  it to make it bleed. The background was sponged with Simon Says ink and then I stamped the music and at bit more of the gold script.  The stamp is from Penny Black. I may add some bling and a sentiment when later.

I stamped the Clearly Besotted Rose With Hero Arts Unicorn ink and white embossed. It didn't work too well,  because the balsa wood is a bit 'furry'  so I touched it up with a white gel pen. I coloured the rose with Faber Castell pencils and Pan Pastels. I decided to emboss the wood instead of cut, because it is quite thick and I didn't want it to break.  Tip -  I've previously used sticky back paper stuck on the back of the balsa wood to make sure it doesn't split.
The DP is from Heidi Swapp.

I'm entering these cards in the Simon Monday Challenge which is Anything Goes this week.
ETA: I'm also entering the Poppy card in the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Summer theme

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Third post in One Day!

I really must be quick this time, because my DS wants the computer!

This card is for the Simon Monday Challenge - Scratched Up Challenge and the Simon Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Summer.

I stamped the Penny Black Petal Power daisy multiple times using distress inks. Once dry, I then spritzed the image and painted the blue background, letting the colours bleed for a watercolour effect. Then I went over the image with inktense pencils for some hi-lights. I stitched the border and distressed the edges with a metal ruler and my thumb. To finish off, I mounted the water-colour paper on a kraft card base, stamped the greeting (Winnie & Walter) and added some sequins.

More Homework and Casing Jennifer Mcguire

Just a quick post, because housework beckons! I decided to make another card, whilst I was in the mood, given my lack of mojo over the last week!
So this card is homework for the Stretch your Stamps 2 class and was also inspired by Jennifer Mcguire's beautiful watercolour card in the Case Study 4th Anniversary blog hop.

I stamped and white embossed the image on thick vellum and then used inktense watercolour pencils and copics to colour on the reverse side. Then I fussy cut and glued the image on the card base. I was really surprised and happy the glue didn't show! The sentiment is stamped directly on the card - had to convince my self to use blue instead of black! I used an embossing folder to make a border at the bottom, added some twine and sequins and I was nearly done. The final touch was to add Wink of Stella to the flowers for some extra shine!

Casing Gayatri

Today I have made a card for the second week of the Case Study 4th Anniversary Celebrations. Once again we get to case a card by one of the participants in the blog hop. I chose Gayatri's card because I loved the bold colours and stencilling.

This is Gayatri's card

This is my take...

I cut the damask pattern with my Silhouette and then used it as a stencil. After I'd finished, I decided it looked more dramatic with the stencil as a frame. I off-set it a little to get the white shadow.
In keeping with Gayatri's card, I mounted the panel on the card base with dimensional foam then added the single jewell. I thought about more bling and a sentiment, but decided I wanted the pattern to be centre stage!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Homework Catch Up

I've been enjoying the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Class, but haven't managed to keep up with the homework. But I have finally got something to share.

I was inspired to try Jennifer McGuire's technique from Day 11. Embossing a piece of card stock with silver embossing powder and then stamping and embossing on top of it with another colour.  Instead of using a sentiment, I decided to ink up the Painted Flower from Altenew. So this took an extra sep, because I embossed in pink and then black. I used a copic to colour the leaf. I really love the result.

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Summer theme

Hi there. I have another card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge. The theme this month is Summer and I've been having so much fun getting messy! I feel like being on this design team has given me permission to explore my arty side!

The stamp is from Stamp It - I fell in love with it because it's so serene and will be great for masculine cards. The seagulls are stencilled from the negative of the seagulls I used in my last MMCC card. Yesterday I discovered that there are some new StazeOn inks and I've used Cloudy Sky to stamp the image and stencil the birds - I love this colour!
I also used a stencil and embossing paste on the sand to create some texture. For the watercolour, I have used a variety of media - Inktense pencils, Distress inks,  Twinkling H2Os, Gesso and PanPastels.  to finish off, I added a few shells,and burlap and then mounted it on the white matt and red base card.

You have until 25th August to join this challenge. 
Remember, a Mixed Media card can still be CAS,
as you will see by by popping over to the MMCC blog and 
checking out the cards by the rest of the team.

ETA: I'm also entering this in the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Summer theme