Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays

I made a quick card for CAS-ual Fridays mini card challenge. I forgot how fun it is to make smaller cards! The size limit was 4x4, my card is 3.75 x 2.5.

I colored directly on the rubber of Hero Arts Exotic Bloom stamp (with Marvy markers), sprayed it with some water and stamped it on the paper. I added some paper piercing, sentiment and gems.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lily Pad Cards

I made a card for this weeks challenge at Lily Pad Cards. It's a sketch challenge presented by my all time fave company Hero Arts.

I'm in the fall mood now so I made another card using all Hero Arts stamps.

I flipped the design and embossed the three strips of paper with the Designer Woodgrain stamp and used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder.

The maple leaf is from the  Real Leaves Poetic Prints set. I used Distress Inks directly on the stamp, stamped it on paper and then applied Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint on top.  I couldn't get a decent pic showing the crackle, it just kind of looks blurry in the photo. I added the sentiment from To/From Petals set and also pierced some holes on the side of the card.

Thanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Falling Leaves

I'm so glad I had a chance to play in the Hero Arts monthly challenge because one of the themes is Autumn and I love creating cards with leaves.

One of the first Hero Arts stamp sets I bought was Real Leaves Poetic Prints because the leaves are so realistic (especially the Maple Leaf) and they recently brought this stamp set back. But of course you can only stamp the image in one size, right. Well Hero Arts has the Maple Leaf in a digi kit called Foliage here and that's what I used to make this card.

I resized the leaves, cut them out and coloured them with Distress Inks. I wanted them to have a swirling/floating to the ground feeling so I used the Magical Background stamp on the card base.

Wishing you an inky day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Annabelle Part Three

This is my second post today. For Annabelle Stamps part one and two see below.

The third challenge at Annabelle Stamps is to make a card containing 2 of something that begins with the letter "B" eg. bows, brads, buttons, in honour of Annabelle Stamps 2nd Birthday!  My two things that start with "B" are blooms and buttons.

For the blue background I applied some Distress Inks to one of my acrylic blocks, misted it with water and stamped it onto watercolour paper. I stamped a row of hearts in green to be my "grass" and added a couple of  flowers.  I distressed the edges and mounted the piece onto an embossed card base. All the stamps I used are from the All Squared set.

This was a fun three part challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Annabelle Stamps Birthday Celebration

Annabelle Stamps is celebrating its second birthday with three fun challenges and some great prizes. You can check out all the info here.

The first challenge has three parts. Use a new stamp, use die cuts or punched shapes and use bling.

I used Annabelles All Squared stamp set, which is brand new (for me) and I used a circle punch for my hearts and a little bit of bling.

I stamped the hearts with dye ink and covered them with glossy accents for some nice shine and added ribbon in co-ordinating colours.

The second challenge is to make a card using blooms or flowers and once again I used the All Squared stamp set.

The flowers are stamped in black on watercolour paper that I coloured with Twinkling H2Os. I used a second generation stamping slightly offset of the first stamped image to give the flowers some depth and movement and the background stamp is from Hero Arts and can be found here.

Well I'm off to find out what the third challenge is. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Simon Says...

...there's a lot of celebrating going on this month!

Simon Says is having all sorts of fun to celebrate STAMP-tember with blog hops and prizes! Check it out here.

For this challenge "Anything Goes" so I pulled out some trusty Hero Arts stamps for my card.
I white embossed the Delicate Leaf Cluster image onto Sticky Back Canvas and used different Distress Inks to colour the canvas. For the background I used the Designer Woodgrain stamp, added a banner sentiment and some brads.

Also, Annabelle Stamps is having it's second birthday with lots of challenges and prizes.

You could win some stamps if you drop by the blog and grab a blinkie!

Wishing everyone an inky day!