Wednesday, November 1, 2017

SSS What Would Kelly Make?

My Homage to one of my favourite cardmakers Kelly Latevola!

I decided to try a one-layer card using my Neat & Tangled Fan La Llama stamp set using the stipple method for his fur.  Take practice but I totally kept at it until I was satisfied.

What Would Kelly Make


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

This is my second in a series of dinosaur cards!  This MFT stamps set is pretty darn awesome!

I better enter this in the Simon Anything Goes Wednesday challenge :D

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I made this card for my nephew's birthday, so of course dinosaurs by MFT Stamps. I don't own copics, so I always resort to Tombow brush markers and watercolour, typically with distress inks.

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I just finished this card!  I've been seeing a lot of flowery wreath cards, so I took a go at it using my Simon Says Stamp Wild Beauty stamp set.  Originally I stamped with black pigment ink, but changed it up to using Versafine Black Onyx ink pad and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did that because I decided to watercolour the flower images and the colour was bleeding past the flower outlines! Remedied!

The 'thank you' is from my Altenew butterfly stamp set and I finished off the flowers with some sparkly Wink of Stella and some clear Nuvo drops.  Definitely can't see those in the photo :S

Question:  Does anyone else have shrinking/cracking of the Nuvo drops when applied directly to watercolour paper?

This card has been submitted to the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday Challenge



Sunday, January 22, 2017

MFT Card Challenge - Sketch 316

I've accrued more MFT Stamps product since my last post!  And voila!

MFT Card Challenge - Sketch 316


MFT Supplies: Delicious Birthday Stamps, I Knead You Stamps & Dies, Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics, Blueprints 27 Die-namics.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Multi-Card Challenge! All that is Christmassy

I've been holding onto this one for a bit, but it's time to send off my Christmas cards!  I bought this Penny Black poinsettia stamp after it was introduced on the Simon Says Stamp blog because I loved it so much and saw the watercoloring potential.  This is the first time I've used such a stamp and to allow for drying time in between layers, I rotated three cards.  It took some time, but you bet I will use this stamp again next year!

Here is a visual of my watercoloring process:


Stamped with TH Antique Linen to give me some guidance and watercolored with more TH distress inks.


 My final three cards embossed with the sentiment from My Favourite Things


Finished and ready to send out!

The card challenges I am going to enter this card in are as follows:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Christmas Gifts

MFT Color Challenge 59