Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wplus9 with watercolour

Happy hump day! I finally had some downtime last weekend in my craft room (happy place!)  I just received this new set by Wplus9 - Modern Anemones. 

I don't know about you but when I see a tutorial by Dawn the owner and illustrator of Wplus9 I get so inspired to try what she has shown so beautifully. It, of course, never turns out like hers but practice, practice, practice right??? Lol

Here is my interpretation of her white anemones using Distress Inks

I apologize for the picture, it has been so dark and rainy here in Montreal. I swear I need a light box to take pictures!  I decided to use the Mama Elephant frame so that I could place the flowers around it and frame the sentiment also from the same Wplus9 set.

I am pleased with the way it turned out and I will keep practicing watercoloring for flowers! I finished off my project with some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, May 19, 2017

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - CFC174

Happy Friday everyone! I have been neglecting my blog and crafty time lately. My work is a little cray-cray!!! lol.

But it is time for anther CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! This one is all about the sketch!

I had such fun making this one, I mean all crafters love rainbow right???  I used one of my favourite sets Twinkle! Along with the accompanying Stars Fri-Dies in a rainbow variety of paper.  I added some ink to deepen each colour and stamped the corresponding star stamp on top.

The sentient is also from the Twinkle set and was embossed with white on black. Didn't add any other embellies! I was so happy with the way it turned out!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Friday, May 5, 2017

CFC173 - Pick Six

Happy Friday all but more importantly Happy 6th birthday to the CAS-ual Friday's challenge blog! In honour of the Challenge birthday CFC173 is all about picking six!

I has such fun making this project! I decided on six flowers and I saw a tutorial by Nichol Spohr on using heart dies to build your own flowers! So I decided I wanted to try that for my card.  I used the heart die from the Shuffle Fri-dies and die cut my hearts from a rainbow array of papers.I then used my scoring board to score the hearts in the middle.

I pulled out my Distress Inks in shades slightly darker then my paper and added some shading to all the folded hearts.  I put my "flowers" together and topped each off with a gold heart that I die cut using the Fun-Fetti heart dies.

I took out a Neena Solar White panel and stamped the Happy Birthday with the beautiful sentiment from the new So Pretty stamp set.

I finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins. I ended up with six flowers, six topper hearts and six sequins!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #4

Happy Thursday! I have been so busy at the office, many changes have increased my workload and unfortunately I have been a little absent from my crafty time!

I had time to play to unwind and I made this card to enter into the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #4 - Black/White and Bright.

For brights I thought what better then the Fab Flowers stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn! I started by stamping those with some bright die inks then pulled out my favourite black and white stripped pattern paper.  I then decided to die cut a half circle and lay my flowers around the side.

I white heat embossed my sentiment on Lawn Fawn Black card stock and added some of the pattern paper and some pink as well.  Finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh clear drops and some Nuvo Drops in the centre of the flowers. 

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MFT Koala!

Happy Friday eve! I realized that I haven't shared a critter card in a while! I fell in love with the new MFT Koala stamp set so I though this was the perfect critter to use!

I started by creating a mask out of Inkadinkadoo masking paper and a circle die. I used the negative space and applied a mix of Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral. Once that was done, I die cut the panel with my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle.

I then used my Misti to stamp my images which I then colored with my Copic markers.  I die cut a circle using Lawn Fawn green card stock and stitched circle die. I then used one of Lawn Fawn's Grassy border dies for the grass.

The sentiment banner is also one of the new Lawn Fawn products and paired it with an MFT sentiment from the same Koala stamp set.  Finished off my card with Pretty Pink Posh Lavender, Pink and orange sequins and Nuvo Jewel drops. Just a note, the googly eyes are by Doodlebug and I needed to use them because I smudged the black gell pen that I used to darken the eyes... Yes, that's me! Lol

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome Rainbow!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing another rainbow inspired project! Weather is so beautiful and that is inspiring me with color! Lots of color! All of the products used are available on the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!

I started by die-cutting the Concord and 9th Floral and Flutter flower die with several colors of card stock. I added shading with Distress Inks to the edges of the petals. I then cut my Neena 80lbs card front to a little narrower than the 4.25 width and die cut the edges with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Dies.

I then felt the card needed a black sentiment for it to really pop so I chose the Neat & Tangled Awesome die and I accompanied that with an Avery Elle "You Are" sentiment from the Simply Said Hugs set (with some craft surgery to mix and match the words).

I put the card together and had to add my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins and a mix of Nuvo Crystal and Jewel drops in the centres of the flowers!

Thanks for taking the time, have a great week! If any of these products are out of stock simply select the "notify me" option Vanessa stocks really quickly!

Friday, April 21, 2017

CFC172 - Pink, Navy and white!

Happy Friday! Time for another fun Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge blog!

The theme this week is a color challenge - Pink, Navy and White! I used one of my favorite sets - Shenanigans! I love the bold sentiments and not much else is needed! I paired that with the dots from WTF. I used Hero Arts Bubble Gum Pink for the Celebrate and Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry for the edges.  I also used the Hero Arts navy ink for the bottom sentiment.  I added some navy Twine with a button (I haven't used a button on a project in forever!). Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and navy Stickles!

I felt the card needed a little something more so I added the heart from Special Delivery in navy ink and colored it in with a pink glitter pen.

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!