Saturday, April 25, 2015

Beautiful Hydrangeas


Nothing says spring like flowers to me. I chose the hydrangea image from the Stamp-It Australia, Floral Fancies set. I diecut the watercolor paper using my Die'Sire Essentials, Scalloped Squares die (the largest one) and stamped the image onto it, moving it flush right, with Memento, Tuxedo Black. I then colored it in using Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers in Aquamarine (background), Moss, Leaf Green, Chocolate, Blossom, Begonia and Slate (shadowing). 


I used some pretty white/gold twine in my stash and tied it around the left side of the diecut square.
For the pink background, I used a color that coordinated with the hydrangeas I colored, and used the Flowers & Vines embossing folder. I then rounded the corners and adhered to my card base. I then used foam adhesive to glue the hydrangea square to the pink embossed background. 


The sentiment is from the Bebunni Floral Collection, Flower Garden. It's just a pretty and soft font! I used Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress to stamp it onto the diecut banner piece. I used simple white pearls on the ends to dress it up. 

I hope you enjoyed this card! This would be perfect for Mother's Day coming up. Click on over to Crafter's Companion to see all the beautiful sets you can use to create your Mother's Day card and gifts!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #104: Sketch

Good morning! Lawnscaping has a new challenge up today. See the image below for the sketch we are following. Lots of ways to go about this one :)


The sponsor for this challenge is Lawn Fawn! I hope you participate because they have SO many things to choose from to order...



And now for my project I created using this sketch:



For this card, I used a variety of different Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create this card. I wanted the sentiment and feathers to really pop, so I chose to use a black/chalkboard looking paper to use for my blocks behind the main focal point.

I trimmed them all down and grabbed my Memento Luxe ink in Wedding Dress and started having fun. 

The upper left block, I used the bow and ties of the bow from the Lawn Fawn Winter in the Park set, as well as the small star which I stamped in Radiant Neon, Electric Yellow. It's very subtle on there which is just what I wanted. 

For the upper right block, I used the three hearts that come in the Lawn Fawn, Love You a Latte set. I grouped them on my stamping block and started stamping, rotating the block to create the background.



The large block at the bottom of the card was fun. I used the dotted line from the Lawn Fawn Deck the Halls set and swirled it on my stamping block in the shape you see here. I then stamped the three berries in the open spaces from the same set. 

For my fun little cluster, I picked a large dark wood flower from my stash and adhered that to the card. I pulled the SMILE sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods set and stamped it onto a piece of pattered paper from the Snow Day 6x6 Petite Paper Pack. I used my Versafine in Onyx Black to really make it pop! It's a juicy ink pad. Love it. 

I simply cut around that and used foam adhesive to glue to the card, right in the center of the flower. 
I took the two feathers from the Lawn Fawn, Dream set and stamped them with Versafine, Onyx Black onto some watercolor paper. I diecut them out using the coordinating Lawn Cuts set. 



To color them in, I used my water brush pen with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Radiant Neon in Electric Yellow, Electric Blue, and Memento in Nautical Blue and Tangelo. I painted the colors on so they blended nicely. I snuck in a piece of cording on the flower using my Lawn Trimmings Triple Pack Cord and used foam adhesive to stick on the feathers. I found a cool arrow chipboard piece in my stash that I snuck in there as well. It brought a little movement and color to the entire card! 

I hope you enjoyed my project and that you play along with the Lawnscaping Challenge this time. Check out the BLOG for full instructions and to link up your project. Happy crafting!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello Hibiscus


Hello! I have a fun and bright card to share today. I have stepped out how I created this below along with links to each supply I used from Crafter's Companion


1. Cut/score orange cardstock base to 4.25x5.5. 

2. Cut small strips of Shimmering Cardstock in Green Envy. Set aside. 

3. Cut sheet for watercolor images. I wanted to create my own patterned paper with this card using a lot of color, so I stamped the small hibiscus image from the Stamp-It Australia, Floral Fancies set with Memento, Tuxedo Black. I used Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers to color them in. I referenced images on Google for different colors these gorgeous flowers. I used Yellow, Sunset, Spice, Gold, Amber, Orchid, Heather, Wildflower, Begonia, Blossom, Orange, Rose, Pink, Crimson, Burgundy, Scarlet and Red Violet. To make it look like a true patterned paper, I used Sea Green to color in around the flowers. I love the way this came out, so I'll be doing this technique way more often! 

4. To make a soft sentiment focal point on this bright and busy background, I used a small piece of vellum and diecut it using the Die'Sire Essentials, Rectangles and I embossed it using the top of the Embossing Folder, Christmas Elegance. I used the extra strong permanent tape runner behind where I glued the sentiment to hide it.

5. I then used some little enamel dots for interest on the sheer piece. 

6. I assembled it all and there you go!



Saturday, April 11, 2015

So Much Love


Good morning! I have a pretty spring card today for you using the newer Bebunni Floral Collection, Sweet Friend. I colored him in with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils (114, 117, 119, 112, 120, 001, 113, 003, 005, 007, 009, 056, 057, 058, 041, 037, 042, 033). The soft glow around him, I used a water pen with the Spectrum Aqua Marker in Aquamarine. To help blend the pencils together, I use the Spectrum Noir Blending Solution and the Paper Stumps. These tools are fab to help get a nice, blended image. 


I have a dotted stencil in my supplies that I used with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw that I dabbed on gently around the bunny image. I just love the extra pop it gives to the image! You can do this with whatever stencils you have in your supplies. Crafter's Companion has great stencils HERE!


I assembled my card and adhered to a bright pop of magenta cardstock. I hope you enjoyed my project today!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #103: Dimension

Good morning! We have a new challenge over at Lawnscaping today. This one is really fun - DIMENSION. See details in the image below.



The sponsor for this challenge is Ellen HutsonThe prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! 

Here is what I created for the challenge: 


I embossed a shimmery blue cardstock for the background. Then I built my little scene. I round cornered some white cardstock and used the green dotted paper from Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack. I took the top of the green piece I cut out and just snipped the top to look like grass! I thought it was super cute. I then rounded the bottom corners and adhered to my white piece.

I used a yellow strip from the Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack for the top of the piece. 

I took the sentiment, we bee-long together, and curved it on my acrylic block and stamped it onto the white piece with Memento in Tuxedo Black


For the bees, I stamped them first onto the white cardstock one at a time. I took Memento in Rose Bud to stamp the heart/dotted line image from the Lawn Fawn Bugs & Kisses set and then stamped the other bee at the other end. The bees were them stamped onto the same white cardstock and colored in with my Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers. I took the Aquamarine marker and used a water pen to apply a slight glow around the bee image stamped onto the white piece. It gave a little highlight to each bee. For the wings, I used my Wink of Stella pens in Silver and Clear to add in some glittery accents. I also used a Black Spica pen on the bee stripes, facial features, and antennae. I used foam adhesive to pop them up off the base. 


I needed a little dimension in the center of the heart, so I stamped the same heart/dotted line image onto the pink heart paper from the Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka Petite Paper Pack and adhered that with foam adhesive in the center. 

I hope you play along with the challenge! Be sure to follow the rules for the challenge and upload your project to the blog post! Good luck and have fun creating. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Together Forever


Good morning! I have a really clean and simple, but stunning card, to share with you today. I just love when simple cards pack a punch.

Today, I created this:


Here is what I did for the card (links for supplies below as well): 

1. Cut and scored cream colored cardstock base for card. Folded size is 4.25x5.5.

2. Cut chevron patterned paper to fit onto the card base. I typically trim my pieces to show a bit of the base border, and they measure 4x5.25. 

3. I used the Die'Sire Decorative Dies, Butterflies die with Shimmering Cardstock in Black Pearl for the butterfly. I used some simple yellow enamel dots on the center of the body for interest.

 

4. For the main panel, I took a large acrylic block and colored, in no particular way, sections onto the block itself with the Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers. I used Yellow, Sunflower, Spice and Begonia. Then I spritzed water onto the block. Doing this blends the colors together in a beautiful way. The next thing I did was pressed my watercolor stock onto the block (not vice versa like you would when you're stamping). I let it dry and then stamped my sentiment from the Sentimentals, Vintage stamp set onto the watercolor piece. 

5. I chose to turn the watercolor panel just slightly for interest against the chevron patterned paper. 

6. I used foam adhesive on the back of the butterfly and adhered it to the upper left corner. 

I hope you enjoyed this! Definitely check out all the amazing products at Crafter's Companion today! 

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