Monday, 20 November 2017

Blue and Silver

I love the current Color Throwdown - light blue, dark blue, and silver:


Just love these colours together!  Here's my card:


I made a background with two shades of Oxide blue inks and one darker Distress blue.  I put the ink down on my craft sheet, spritzed with water, and splashed my watercolour paper into it, drying between layers.

I die cut the deer and trees twice - once out of silver glitter cs and once out of scrap white cs, gluing the two together for more dimension. 

I left it without a sentiment as I didn't want to clutter it up.  The sentiment is on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by!




Supplies:
Ink - Distress Oxide blue inks, Distress Chipped Sapphire
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs, silver glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Ali Express tree and deer die, fun foam



Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Merry Bear

Merry Monday's challenge is "Outdoor Activities":


I used a new stamp showing a bear skating:


To represent the ice, I used a leftover scrap from a background of brushos sprinkled and spritzed on coated cs and then left to dry with a piece of scrunched plastic wrap on top of it.  I trimmed it with a diamond-shaped die cut as that was all that would fit it!

The bear is coloured and lightly shaded with copics, except for his skate blades that are coloured with a silver gel pen.  Then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.

I sprinkled some blue Frantage embossing enamel above the bear for a sense of falling snow and a bit of sparkle.





Supplies:
Stamps - Ali Express bear, Old Island Stamp Co. sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - white cs, coated cs
Size - 4.25" square
Accessories - blue brushos, plastic wrap, Spellbinders diamond die cut, copics, silver gel pen, Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel, foam tape



Saturday, 18 November 2017

A Christmas Horse

This week's Merry Christmas Challenge has an optional element of animals so I got another horse-themed card done for my fundraiser next weekend (the money goes to support therapeutic horse riding for children with disabilities).


A very simple Christmas card - sponged blue background, die cut horse scene, and a few small snowflakes.  I might make a few more this week for my sale.

Thanks for stopping by!




Supplies:
Stamps - Old Island Stamp Co. sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, various blue Distress inks
Paper - white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - StarLit Studio Horse Country die, various small snowflake dies



Friday, 17 November 2017

White on White Poinsettia

The Paper Players have one of my favourite challenges going on right now:


I love white on white for Christmas cards so went with a poinsettia:


I stamped and heat embossed the poinsettia in white on vellum twice and fussy cut the whole flower from one of them and just part of the flower from the other.  I taped them together and used a bit of clear dimensional tape to keep parts of the top flower raised.

I taped it to my card base and cut a round frame for it.  The frame is popped up with dimensional tape.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in silver, and the poinsettia embellished with several tiny sparkly stickers.

It's definitely a CAS card so it's also heading over to The Flower Challenge:


Thanks for taking a look!





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black poinsettia, Old Island Stamp Co. sentiment
Ink - ColorBox white and silver
Paper - white cs, vellum
Size - 5.25" square
Accessories - white and silver embossing powders, Spellbinders circle die, foam tape, clear dimensional tape, Starform tiny stickers