Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Gearing up for Christmas

I am getting so excited thinking about Christmas! My shopping habits have gotten the better of me again, and I ordered these two ADORABLE stamps from Stampendous - Patient Pup & Wonderous Kitten. They were just so cute I couldn't pass them up. There was also the Truck Tidings which I have a few ideas for - you will see in upcoming cards!

During Stamp-tembre I ordered the Hero Arts nesting rectangle dies and Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangles wafer dies. They are coming in super handy so far!

I used them to create a whole bunch of foiled 'Thank You' cards for work. Man, I love my MINC machine! They turned out BEAUTIFULLY and were a big hit with my team.

My brother's hockey team was hosting a fundraiser so my mom and I got together to donate a huge basket of scrapbook and card making supplies. 

November has also been another round of the 30 day colouring challenge! #thedailymarker30day  over on Instagram. I've been working on a few pages I stamped out to use on some cards. So far i have only managed one card... need to get working on that. It’s going to be a very crafty weekend!

I will link to what supplies I can down below, and list the rest of you.

Happy Crafting! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SSS, Painting and Markers

Gotta catch'em all!
Yup, I've been playing some Pokemon Go. Reliving some childhood memories. Thankfully it hasn't taken over the important things, like... crafting!

I was sent this amazing package from Simon says Stamp!  Stamps and dies, stencils, paper and some ink pads! I do have these inks already so I may do a give away or a gift package with them. 

Roses for You set

Cuddly Critters Accessories set

I was finally able to order a set of Zig clean color real brush set of 48!! Along with a precision tip bottle for my giant jar of multi medium matte.

When I started playing around with them on normal card stock, total fail, I may have well used Crayolas. But then I started to play on watercolor paper and this is when I fell in love!

Blending 2 colours after adding water

Half Watered before, half water added after
Blending markers together - no water

I have also played around with some Prisma color Pencil blending and my Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals stamps. I ordered the matching does for from Lawn Fawn before it retired. They also sent me some paper and a little Love stamp! 

On one of my days off, I spent taking some of the older images I've colored and turning them into cards (finally! Haha) There is a mix of papers, embossing folders and dies used.

Now to some of the newer creations. These ones I used a mix of brusho and fine tec to get these colorful backgrounds. My original idea was to use the spellbinder dies in black but I thought that didn't stand out enough.

I cut the watercolor back ground down, used a craft card stock card base, and popped up the fairy. I took the black card stock covered it in versamark then used my perfect pearl powders to make the fairy stand out.

On this card I used a silver shimmer paper from recollections as the matted background on a white card base. Instead of perfect pearls I used some ranger black glitter embossing powder. I didn't have any vellum so I backed the fairy with some wax paper, just barely showing to give some more definition from the background.

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