Sunday, 23 April 2017

Welcome Banner

Hello my friends, it's been quite a busy few days and I've had no time to do anything crafty until this afternoon.

I wanted to switch the candle lantern that I keep on my front porch from easter to Spring and wanted to make a new little banner to go across the lantern.

I cut each pennant piece out of design paper from the Dear Jane 12 x 12 paper pad from DCWV with a pennant die from LittleB.

I cut the letters three times each from some coral card stock and glued them together to make them more sturdy.  I also used the same coral card stock to make two scallop rolled flowers and some green card stock to make the leaves.  I used some double sided tape to string the pennants onto some natural hemp cord.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Dies: LittleB - Pennants,  MFT Stamps - By The Letters, Rolled Scallop Flower and Layered Leaves
Design Paper:  DCWV - The Dear Jane Stack 12 x 12
Other: Recollections - 65lb Coral and Green card stock,  Hemptique - 20lb Natural Hemp Cord

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope to be back again soon.  Kathy

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Aqua Beauty

Hello, I am back again with another card using the April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.

This time I used a different dress, legs and arms stamps from the kit.  For the arms, I didn't ink up the top edge of the arm. The arm images are only about three quarters the length of regular arm length.  After I stamped the arms, I used a Copic Multiliner to draw the top part of the arm where it joins the shoulder.  I'm not totally happy with how the arms turned out.  Next time I will defiantly draw out the rest of the arm with a pencil first and then use the multilines for the finished arms.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit
Dies: MFT Stamps - Stitched Scallop Edges
Inks: Simon Sats Stamp - Intense Black
Copic Markers: Skin - E11, E33, R20  Hair - E21, E25  Dress & Shoes - BG10, BG11, BG13  Black Multiliner 0.03
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Aqua card stock,  My Mind's Eye - Kate & Co-Cambridge Court 6x6 paper pad,  Doodlebug - Swimming Pool Sequins


Thank you so much or taking the time to drop by.  I hope you like the card.  Kathy

You Are Wonderful

Hello my friends, I am back again with another card using the new April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.

For this card, I stated with a hint card stock panel cut using the largest die in the Blueprints 13 die-namics from MFT Stamps.  I then stamped out the girl by piecing the four direct pieces together.  This time I used a different head so this girl has her hair down.

Once I coloured her with Copic markers, I cut out masks and covered her up.  I used a pice of green painters tape to make a horizon line and then inked up the cloudy sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and masks made from card stock and the Puffy Cloud Borders dies from Lawn Fawn.

Once the clouds were complete, I peeled off the tape and then covered the bottom of the clouds and then inked up the bottom of the panel using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.  One I peeled up the painters tape, I sprayed the "grass" with water and blotted it with a paper towel to add some texture.  I then peeled off the masks to reveal the girl.

I stamped the Eiffel tower using another Hero Arts stamp set that I already had in my stash and which I thought would work perfectly.  I added a sentiment form the kit, bordered the white panel with black card stock and attached it to the card base and the card was complete.




I am so happy with the finished card.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit and Paris
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Black Intense,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, R20  Hair - E21, E23, 25  Top - R24, R29  Pants - B93, B97, B99
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Black card stock

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

Classic Beauty

Hello my friends, I hope you are having a good day so far.  I recently received my order of the April 2017 My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts.


It 's such a cute kit but I must admit that once I received it, I wasn't;t quite sure how to go about using it.  Once I made this first card, I have got the fever and want to make many more.

For this card, I pieced together the girl by stamping each image one at a time.  I actually found it quite easy to line up each piece to form the girl.

I kept the card quite simple by adding some Copic colouring, adding a sentiment and finishing over with a few sequins.


Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - April 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Skin-E00, E11, R20  Hair - E21, E23  Pants - B93, B97, B99  Top - R24, R29  Shadow - C00, C1, C3
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Red card stock,  Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins,  Craft Medley - Rouge Sequins

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you will be back to see the second card I made with this kit.

Kathy

Monday, 17 April 2017

Thinking Of You - Fusion Card Challenge (Truck Bouquet)

Hello my friends, I am on a roll today and have made another card.

This time for the challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge.  I used their photo as my inspiration for my scene.


I tried to also use the sketch but couldn't't fugue out a good way to add the sentiment that would go with the sketch.

I actually used the Truck Tidings stamp and die Christmas set for my main truck image.  I stamped the truck on light gray card stock with black ink, cut it out using the matching die and added a bit of colour with a few Copic markers.

I inked the ground, sky and grass with distress inks and used the tree and leaves from the Leafy Backdrop-Landscape die from Lawn Fawn to add to the scene.  The flowers cascading out of the truck come from the Fresh Cut Florals stamp and die set from Wplus9.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Stampendous - Truck Tidings,  Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Florals
Dies: Stampendous - Truck Tidings,  Wplus9 - Fresh Cut Florals,  Lawn Fawn - Leafy Tree Backdrop-Landscape
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass,  Hero Arts - Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Raspberry Jam and Lime Green
Copic Markers - W00, W1, W3, C5, C7, C9
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Brown Green and Gray card stock,  Foam Tape,  Stickles - Glam Pink,  Spectrum Noir - Clear Sparkle Brush Pen and Martha Stewart - 3 in 1 Hydrangea Punch

Thank you again for taking the time to drop by and I hope to be back tomorrow.  Kathy

For My Friend - CTD438

Hello again and welcome back.  I actually ended up making another card for the Color Throwdown using the Friendship Blooms stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp.  I also used a couple of different Edge dies from MFT Stamps, which I am loving right now.


For this card I glued down the die cut images except the main daffodil flower which I popped up with foam tape.  I also added a few sequins from the Pink Lemonade sequin mix from Neat and Tangled and a few drops of the Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops.




Below is a list of the supplies I used for this card.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms,  MFT Stamps - Stitched Basic Edges and Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y38, YG03, G14, R02, R05, R08
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and Blush card stock,  Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops,  Neat and Tangled - Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix

Thank you again for dropping by and I hope to see you back soon.  Kathy

Thank You - CTD438

Hello my friends and welcome back to a new week.  I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, hopefully with friends and family.

Today I made a card that I think works perfectly for the current colour challenge at the Color Throwdown.


I finally used the Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms stamp set and matching dies, which I have had since last year but had never used.   It is such a wonderful set, I'm annoyed with myself for not using it sooner.

Here is the card I came up with.  I think the flowers are so beautiful, it's quite easy to keep the card simple and striking.  I used Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and the Star Grid stencil from MFT Stamps to make the background behind the two daffodils.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Friendship Blooms and Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral
Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y38, YG03, G14
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Coral card stock,  MFT Stamps - Star Grid Stencil,  Foam Tape

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