Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Open Window

Today I'm using one of the original Art Impressions Watercolor Mini sets: #4608 Open Window.  It's such a great little scene to paint, and it made up quickly into a card:
Patterned papers are Jenn Hadfield & Lawn Fawn; Wonky Stitched Square die, My Favorite Things; Stamp set is Open Window from Art Impressions; Tombow & Marvy markers;  Sentiment is Close To My Heart.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Ai Wishing Well watercolour

I painted up a bunch of Art Impressions watercolour images earlier in the summer, and have been trying to get them all made up into cards.  Here is WC Wishing Well Mini Set:
If you live in the Greater Toronto area, you can find a huge selection of the Ai watercolour stamps at the Crafter's Workshop in Stouffville.
Stamp set is #5012 WC Wishing Well Mini Set by Art Impressions; Tombo & Marvy markers; Cardstock and patterned paper are Close To My Heart; Sentiment is Verve.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Inspired By - Christmas card

This week's Inspired By inspiration photo has a nautical theme... so turning it into a Christmas card may be a bit of a stretch!  But I'm hoping you can see that I was inspired by the colours, and the piece of driftwood when I went to make my card...
Quick & easy - works for me.  Here's the photo:
Patterned papers & sticker are I Love Winter by Echo Park; Sea Glass & White cardstock & tag die are Close to my Heart; Twine from The Twinery; Alpine Stitched Snowflake dies are Poppy Stamps.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Dashing Through the Snow!

I got another Christmas card made last night... using this sweet penguin from Sugar Pea Designs 'Eskimo Kisses'.  You're going to see a lot from this set, as I think I coloured up 16 images this weekend - now they're all ready to be made up into cards.  I've used I Love Winter papers from Echo Park:
Patterned papers are I Love Winter by Echo Park; Stamp set is Eskimo Kisses, by Sugar Pea Designs; Alpine Stitched Snowflake dies, Poppy Stamps; Stitched Circle & Fishtail dies, My Favorit Things;  Coloured with Copic markers.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Quilt themed card set

I have a set of six quilt themed cards to share today, using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Quilt Square Cover Up die.  I've used an older Close To My Heart paper pack, cutting the die out in 3 different patterned papers and 3 colours of cardstock.  Even though the execution of the cards was pretty straightforward... the planning of the patterns took a bit of work!  I'm happy with the result, though - and my quilting sister-in-law will be getting a little set as a gift in the near future.

 I matted all of the quilt squares on a chocolate square of cardstock, and then mounted them to the background with pop dots.  I kept the sentiments pretty generic so that they can be easily used.
Patterened papers and cardstock are by Close To My Heart; Die is My Favorite Things; Stamp set is Verve.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sugar Pea Mix It Up challenge

I've had a quiet month so far here on my blog, but I have been doing a lot of creating!  Just making things that I can't share for a few months... I did have a little while this evening to make a card for the August Mix-It-Up challenge on the Sugar Pea Designs blog, though.  It's my first time breaking into the sweet Eskimo Kisses stamp set:
If you know my style at all - this is seriously CAS for me!  Patterned paper is my usual go-to thing... but this sketch really had me thinking differently.  I blended two colours of Distress Oxide ink in the top corner to put under the sentiment, and blended a little soft aqua on the lower left to look like an icy pond.  You can't see it too well in the photo, but I added some swooshes of blue with a Copic marker as skate marks.  A little stitching and some sequins, and that was it.
Stamp set is Eskimo Kisses by Sugar Pea Designs;  Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron & Broken China Distress Oxide Inks;  Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento & Onyx Black Versafine ink for the sentiment; Copic Markers.


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