Tuesday, 17 October 2017

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of SugarPea Designs' Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks.


Today we have a set that really spoke to my accountant-heart - it's a grid to make a bar chart! YAY!

I stamped the chart in a pale grey so that the bars would pop in festive colours.


So after making my bar chart, I started thinking about how else to use these stamps. How about one of the bars as a base for your focal image? Or the grid as a background (think embossed in gold!!). Or colour in the squares to make a pixellated image? Fun! So even if you're not a chart-geek, there's lots of reasons to love this set!

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Monday, 16 October 2017

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the SugarPea Designs Holiday Release Week Sweet Peeks! Oh, you're going to love this release - so many great stamp sets and dies!



Up first is Eskimo Kisses, a set of adorable critters all dressed up for winter. And we've got some new basic dies - Stitched Borders I.

I used the ZigZag Stitched Borders I to create some masks and blended ink for my ocean and the straight Border to edge my focal panel.  I stamped and coloured some icebergs - my little fishing penguin is towing along some gifts for his friends!

For this card, I just masked and masked! It's easy to cut multiple masks by stamping on top of a small stack (max 4) of sticky notes and then cut them all at once. Then stamping a scene like this goes very quickly. Colouring took a little while, but my limited colour scheme helped with that.

Be sure to check out the SugarPea blog for more details and chances to win!



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Sunday, 15 October 2017

FS558 - Joy to the World


Congratulations to this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper, Tracie (aka taclary)!

I chose this card as my inspiration:



I focused on Tracie's:
-rainbow of graphic shapes
-popped up sentiment

I changed:
-technique
-season

I started with the Ornamental background from the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection. I placed it in my MISTI and then inked up sections in a rainbow of Catherine Pooler inks.

I used:

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Muse 237 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse Challenge where Tracey has given us a gorgeous one-layer inspiration:



I focused on Tracey's:
-layout (plant in the top corner, sentiment in the opposite bottom corner)
-plant theme
-partial colouring
-limited colour scheme

I used:
-Avery Elle Stamptemer Merry Mistletoe set (sold out)


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Winterhaven Stamp of Approval - Release Day


It's release day for the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval collection! If you are on the waitlist, you can purchase it now. If you are not on the waitlist - if there are any left, they will be available tonight at 6 pm. (UPDATED at 6PM - There are some boxes left - if you want it, click here!)

I've got two more projects to show you using the stamps and dies from this amazing box of goodies!

Stamps: Ornamental Background, Good Stuff
Inks: Flirty Fuschia, Tiki Torch, Party Dress, Lime Rickey, Fiesta Blue, Black Jack, Versamark

This one even had DT members asking me how I did it! With some selective ink blending, I managed to make the white-embossed ornaments colourful centres and look like they are on a dark background.

I started with white cardstock and embossed the whole background stamp with white embossing powder. Using daubers, I blended coloured ink into each ornament centre. Then, I used a Q-tip and Black Jack ink to apply ink between the ornaments.  Here's a quick video:








Stamps: Here We Come A-Caroling
Dies: Good Stuff
Inks: Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey, Midnight

This one is simple but with big impact. I cut the tag and inset panel from white cardstock. I blended Rockin' Red ink on one edge and Lime Rickey on the other, not quite meeting in the middle (these two complimentary colours do not make a pretty blend when together!) Then I stamped my trees, sentiment and Santa's sleigh and added some pretty ribbons.