Friday, January 31, 2014

Scribbled Butterflies

One more card for the Stenciled Online Card Class.
Scribbled Butterflies

Kristina's scribbled hearts card in class looked so cool so I adapted the technique for my card with butterflies and by using two colours on each butterfly instead of just one.  It's a simple and fun technique and would be great to do with kids.

Off to make another card for class. Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stenciled Heart

I'm back with another card for the Stenciled Class.  I'm behind on my "homework" but I am having fun playing catch-up.
Stenciled Heart

For this card I created a stencil from Impression Obsession's Heart of Hearts Die by running it through my Vagabond with some transparency film.  It's another great way to get more mileage from your dies.

I used the stencil to clear emboss the heart and added Distress Inks ontop.  With a little water flicking (ok, maybe a lot) and some distressing to the edges, my card was done.

I'm also entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes with Twine or String Challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 27, 2014


Still working on Day 1 cards from the Stenciled Online Card Class.  I'm a little behind but am glad this class gives more time to work on my cards.

Stenciled Card Class Day 1

I used sprays for this card and actually only own two sprays, both by Dylusions in London Blue and Fresh Lime.  I love how the colours combined on this totally fun card.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stenciled Class Day 1

Quickie post for my card for the Online Card Classes, Stenciled.  There's so many great tips and videos and you can still sign up for the class here.

I don't have a lot of stencils but I love this fun circle one.  I made a stencil using a design from the Silhouette store and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo.  This one is called Bubbles Mask #42010.

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate every wonderful comment you leave!

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's A Hero Arts Hostess Hop!

Welcome to the final day of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop.  I'm so happy you could join in all the fun inspiration provided by this awesome group of stampers.

You should be arriving from Vera's blog, but if you've just joined us you can start at the beginning of the hop here. Remember to comment on any of the blogs during this weeks hop for a chance to win some fabulous goodies from the new 2014 Hero Arts collection.

My first card features the Petals of Beauty stamp, it's such a perfect name for this image.

I coloured right on the stamp using Memento Markers and stamped onto glossy paper.  The image was cut into three pieces and layered onto charcoal paper with some foam adhesive.  This was layered onto pool paper that was clear embossed with the Five Lines Background.  For the sentiment, I stamped it on vellum and wrapped it around the corner of the card stock.

Another card with Petals of Beauty.

This time I dug out my Perfect Pearls to use on the card.  The flower and sentiment were inked with Versamark and then coloured with Perfect Pearls.  I wish you could see just how pretty the shimmer is on the black cardstock.  The card base was stamped with the Five Lines Border, you can see the pattern peeking through on the scallops.

My next card is all about fun.

I masked off a centre portion of the card stock and randomly stamped two of the circle images from Dauber Bunch.  I inked up sponge daubers and used them to colour in the circles.  Because of the free-form shape of the circles, it's okay to colour outside of the lines!  I also used the Wink of Stella pen in clear to go over all the circles for some added sparkle.

I inked up the sentiment in black and stamped it in the centre of the masked off area and stamped it two more times but first stamped it off on scrap paper so I would get a lighter impression.  This way the complete sentiment stands out a little more in the darker ink.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for joining us all week long.  Your next stop is Cheiron's blog and it's the last one of the hop.

Have a great day!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hero Arts Hostess Hop Next Week

The Hostesses are taking over the Hero Arts Blog next week and we hope you'll join in the fun!  We'll be having a hop each day of the week showcasing projects made with the new 2014 stamps. See you next week!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's All New At A Blog Named Hero

Welcome to my first challenge of 2014 with A Blog Named Hero.  This challenge is about anything that's new to you.  New stamp, new products, new colour.

For my card I'm using a new stamp, Hero Arts Tiny Flags and a new technique to me, chalkboard.  To challenge myself even further, I wanted to make a masculine Valentine's Day card.  In my house that means no glitter, sparkle, gems, frills, lace or pink.

For the large heart I took the Tiny Flags stamp, inked it in Mint Julep and stamped it on white paper. Then I inked the stamp in navy and stamped it slightly off  from the green triangles, so they are slightly overlapping.

For the small heart I stamped the image in Mint Julep on Shallow Layering Paper, flipped the stamp around and inked it in navy and stamped.  This has the triangles pointing in two different directions while on the large heart they are pointing in the same direction but offset a bit.

It's hard to see it on the hearts but here's a close-up of the stamped papers.

I white embossed the sentiment and stamped the XOXO's and heart in Memories White Dye and Pigment inks and used my fingers and a cloth to smear some of the ink around and lighten the stamped images.  For a pop of colour I added a red heart paper clip in the corner (it's from a dollar store).

So now it's your turn to make a project using something "new".  You can link up your projects here and a random winner will be chosen to receive a gift voucher from the fabulous Simon Says Stamp.

Happy crafting and thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, January 5, 2014