Friday, 19 May 2017

You Are My Sunshine - MFTWSC333

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today is Friday and the beginning of a long weekend here.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we have some good weather too.

Today I made a card for the current sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges.



I took a 5 1/2 " x 4 1/4" piece of heavyweight card stock and cut it into four pieces using the Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps and the Wave die from Sandals die set from The Stamps of Life.  I inked up each section with a different colour of distress ink and inlaid them back together to create the front panel for the card.

I coloured up the cute girl and sandcastle from the Beach Day stamp set from MFT Stamps.  I created the sun using a couple of dies from the Blueprints 13 die-namics.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Beach Day
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder and Blueprints 13,  The Stamps of Life - Sandal, Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders (For Cloud Masks)
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R22  Bathing Suit - YG00, YG03, G14  Swim Ring & Hat - V12, V15, V17  Pail - R02, R05, R08  Sandcastle - E31, E33, E35
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Yellow card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Sakura - White Gel Roll Pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a wonderful rest of your day! Kathy

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Mermaid Trio

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have three cards made using the Mermazing stamp set from MFT Stamps.

I tired something different and used some fun colours for the mermaid's hair. I am so in love with these three.


For all three of my cards, I used the technique that Donna Mikasa showed on her blog, 3 Umbrellas.  Instead of using the Post It tape that she used, I used 1 1/2" Painter's tape that I carefully ripped in half to mask off the edges of the card stock panels.

Here is the first card, where the tape was ripped and placed very unevenly.  I think I perfected the technique on the second and third card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Mermazing
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Peacock FeathersMermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers: Skin - E11, E33, V15, R22  Lime Green Hair - YG0000, YG00, YG03, G14  Purple - V12, V15, V17  Coral - R02, R05, R08  Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG57 Rock - C00, C1, C3, C5
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Foam Tape,  Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops,  1 1/2 inch Green Painter's Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you like my cards.  Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Have A Bright & Sunny Day

Hello and welcome back.  I am sharing my last card, for now, using the Beach Bunnies stamp set and the Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps.





The sand and sea were cut from some heavyweight white card stock, which I then inked up with some distress inks, sprayed with water and blotted up the excess to create the texture.  I used masks created from card stock with the Puffy Cloud Borders dies and Tumbled Glass distress ink for the clouds in the sky. The sun was created using the  Radiating Rays stencil from MFT Stamps and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink.

The bunnies and birds were coloured with Copic markers.  This time I made light tan bunnies instead of the grey in the previous two cards.  I think these bunnies are just so adorable and for some reason when I see the little boy bunny I picture him playing soccer.

I hope you like my finished card.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Beach Bunnies
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers: Bunnies - E40, E42, E43, R00, R20, BG11, BG13, BG57, R24, R29, R39, Y00, Y06 Birds - B21, B24
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Brown and Green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Radiating Rays Stencil,  Foam Tape

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

You Fill Me With Sunshine

I am back again with another card using the Beach Bunnies stamp set and Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps.

This time I used coloured card stock for the sand and sea as well as the palm tree, which I inked a little bit with distress inks.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Beach Bunnies
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders (For Cloud Masks)
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers. Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn,  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Copic Markers: Bunny - W00, W1, W3, R00, R20, BG10, BG11, BG13  Beach Huts - Y00, Y06, B21, B24, B26, R22, R24
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and 65lb Kraft, Aqua, Brown and Lime Green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock, Foam Tape

Thank you again for dropping by and have a wonderful day! Kathy

You Are My Happy Place

Hello my friends and welcome back to my little piece of the internet.

I have been having so much fun using my new products from MFT Stamps.  For my first card I used the Beach Bunnies stamp set.  I also borrowed the little sandcastle from their Beach Day stamp set.



I created the sand and sky on the card base by using a couple of different distress inks.  All os the images were coloured with Copic markers and cut out using the Scan N Cut machine.

I just love the little beach huts, they are just so cute.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Beach Bunnies and Pure Innocence-Beach Day
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass & Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers: Bunnies - W0, W1, W3, R00, R20, BG10, BG11, BG13, R02, R05  Beach Huts - R22, R24, Y00, Y06, B21, B24, C1  Sandcastle - E31, E35, E37
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you will drop by again to see my next card.

Kathy


Sunday, 14 May 2017

You Brighten My Life

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have a card to share that I made using the Pure Innocence Beach Day stamp set and Beach Scene Builder dies from MFT Stamps.





I stamped out the three images in the set, which include the girl, the sandcastle and the flag cut them out using my ScanNCut and coloured them with Copic markers.

For the background, I cut a piece of heavy weight white card stock with the largest die from the Beach Scene Builder die set.  I inked up the larger of the two pieces it cuts, with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress ink and the smaller piece with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers distress ink. I then sprayed droplets of water onto both pieces and blotted them with some paper towels to add some texture.

For the palm tree, I inked up a scrap of white card stock with Frayed Burlap distress ink and cut out the trunk and coconuts.  I cut the tree top and the three separate leaves out of some lime green card stock and inked the edges with some Mowed Lawn distress ink.  I slightly curved the three individual leaves with my fingers and attached just the base of the leaves to add some more dimension to the palm tree.

I used masks made from card stock and the Puffy Cloud Borders dies from Lawn Fawn and some Broken China Oxide Ink to ink up the clouds in the sky.  I glued everything to the card front and finished the card with a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Beach Day
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn,  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R22  Bathing Suit and Hat - R02, R05, R08  Hair - E27, E29,  Float Ring - BG11, BG13, BG57  Pail, Flag and Hat Band - V12, V15, V17  Sandcastle - EE31, E35, E37  Details on sand and Palm Tree Trunk - E37
Other: Recollections 100lb White card stock and 65lb Lime Green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Sakura - White Gelly Roll Pen

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kathy

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ocean Full of Thanks

Hello my friends and happy Saturday! I hope you are having a good weekend so far.

The other day I received my latest order from Hero Arts which included the May 2017 My Monthly Hero kit and the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies.



Here is a close up of everything in the monthly kit.


For my card I used one of the techniques that Jennifer McGuire showed in this YouTube video Magic Stencil Techniques.  This was the first time I used a couple of the Distress Oxide inks and the Waves Stencil from Hero Arts for my ocean background.

Here are a couple of pictures of my finished card.




I used the Reef Border die to cut the design into a white card stock panel and layered that over my ocean background.  I then stamped the greeting from the above stamp set with the Aqua ink included in the kit.  I coloured up one of the mermaids and one of the fish from the kit, with Copic markers, that I stamped and die cut, and added some Sakura - Stardust Gelly Roll pen to add some glitter to the images.  I glued the fish flat to the ocean and popped the mermaid up on foam tape and added a little fallback pearl to her hand.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - May 2017 My Monthly Hero
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China and Cracked Pistachio,  Hero Arts - Aqua
Copic Markers:  Skin - E000, E00, BV00, R20  Hair - E21, E27, E279 Aqua - BG11, BG13, BG57  Purple - V12, V15, V17
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and Adhesive Flatback Pearls,  Hero Arts - Waves Stencil, Sakura - Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Tape


Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy