Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter flowers with Altenew!

Happy Monday! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing a thank you card featuring Altenew! I don't know about you, but when January and February are around I need flowers!

I rarely use blues and purples, but I felt the choices were fitting for a winter thank you.  I started with Bristol cardstock because I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I cut the base panel with Avery Elle Wonky Stiches Rectangle die - this is one of my favorite dies for base panels.  I lined up my stamps from Altenew's Beautiful Day to make sure I liked the placement before stamping the leaves, and small flowers in the background.  I stamped them using my Misti Stamp Tool with VersaMark Ink and then Silver embossed my images.  I then stamped my largest flower on another piece of Bristol also using VersaMark and silver embossing powder to cut it out and pop it up using foam tape.

I usually just use my Zig markers and blend them together, but I wanted a lighter watercolor feel for this project.  I started with my blues at the base of the big flower and worked the color out with my water brush. Once that dried, I began with the purple and I then did the background flowers and leaves.  I used 036(Light Blue), 031(Cobalt Blue), 083(Lilac), 080(Violet), 045(Panel Green) and 047(May Green). For the sentiment - from Altenew's Adore You - I used Versafine Black Onyx Ink (my favorite for sentiments). I cut a card base also from Bristol paper, I wanted the color to match and the weight of Bristol is great for a card base! The sequins are a mix of sequins from Taylored Expressions.

Have a great week! Thanks for taking the time :)

Friday, January 13, 2017

Everything Turns to Gold!

Time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!! This week, the challenge turns gold for CFC165!

I actually used watercolour paper for the texture and more yellow-toned colour. I like the warmth it added with the gold instead of pure white.

I used the Truth Is set for the flowers and the sentiment is from MWAH. I used my Misti for stamp placement and to be able to stamp multiple times with my VersaMark Ink. I felt this was a good idea due to the texture on my watercolour paper.  I added fine gold embossing powder to both the flowers and sentiment.  I added a little Copic shading to the blooms using Y26 and Y28.  For those of you familiar with Copics and the Y28, it has an actual gold tone/shimmer (best way I can describe it). I used the more deep yellow Y26 to blend slightly. I like the way it turned out! I then die cut a gold glitter frame and offset the watercolour top panel for the glitter to show through slightly.  

I then die cut some hearts from the CAS-ual Friday's Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies and placed them with some sequins to finish off the card!

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!

Monday, January 9, 2017

MFT Baby Tags

Happy Monday! This is Kim and I am so very excited to be sharing my first post with you for Butterfly Reflections Ink! This is making my first day back to work after a two-week break a happy one! I am sharing baby gift tags today, one of my friends is expecting and not sure what she is having so I made one of each!

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool for the first time and loved it! I cut my own Tim Holtz watercolor paper to the size of tag I wanted (2 3/4 x 4 1/4) and cut the edges with my trimmer.  I stamped my sentiments that are by Lawn Fawn Hello Baby with VersaMark ink and used white embossing powder. For the girl tag I used a mix of Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks and for the boy tag I used Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  I sprayed both tags with some water and dabbed it off. I then stamped my images by My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies for the girl and Magical Dragons for the boy.  I colored my images and then fussy cut the dragon (should have bought the dies)  and die cut the bunnies . I then glued them to my tags and fused my plastic (left an opening to add the sequins, in hindsight I would have left some margin room on either side for a little give to add the sequins).  The sequins are from Tayored Expressions for the girl tag in Snow Flurries and for the boy tag by Lucy's Cards in Mint.

Thanks so much for taking the time and I will be back next Monday with another project!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Altenew and a rainbow

I don't know about you, but I am in serious need of happy colours! What better than a rainbow and Altenew flowers!

I needed happy colouring, it is a day of freezing rain here in Montreal. Happy to still be on vacation but the grey day imposed the need for fun colour! I used the Altenew Adore You stamp set with my Misti and lots of masking. I used Copics for my flowers: 
Pinks: RV52, RV55 and RV17
 Orange: YR01, YR04 and YR09
Yellow: Y11, Y18 and Y19
Pool: BG10, BG11 and BG13
Purple: V12, V04 and V06

The sentiment Hugs die is by Simon Says Stamp and the Sending is by Mama Elephant. I topped it off with a rainbow of sequins and some gems!

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Quiet New Years Day with Avery Elle

Nice quiet New Years Sunday :) Spending the day with my husband and pets, quit nice really after the hustle and bustle of the last week! I am playing with some new sets that I ordered before Christmas. Must say it's fun to work on different projects.

I love Puffins, they are the sweetest birds, I was lucky enough to see some on a trip to Newfoundland.   thought sending love and hugs on New Years was appropriate!  I used Distress inks on Neena Solar White if you use a light hand the blending is beautiful! For the sand, I used a mix of Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso then added some white gel pen dots for texture. For my water, I used some PostIt tape and a mix of Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon. My sky is a mix of Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet.  I then used the puffins, seagulls and rocks from Avery Elle's Love Puffin set and I coloured the puffins with Copics.  I also used the tree stump from Wood You? And finished it off with he Avery Elle Hugs die and the smaller sentiment is from the accompanying Simply Said Hugs stamp set and, of course, Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Hope you all have a great New Years Day :)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

Here is another quick post to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Wishing you all health and happiness.  Here are some quick place cards I made for our New Years Eve supper (well, late supper).

These were fun and easy to make, mostly die cutting.  I used Spellbinders dies for the notebook base and the oval for the names.  The background stamp is an older Hero Arts Confetti woodblock (that I love) also from Hero Arts is the 2017 stamps and the name/letter dies. Lawn Fawn "Cheers" die and the champagne flute is by Papertrey Ink. Enjoy your New Years Eve, please be careful on the roads (we have a storm here but luckily my family all live very close).

Thanks for 2016 and fro taking the time!

Friday, December 30, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Celebration!

Time for another challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog! We are Celebrating for this Challenge!

I love using grey and white for a card, I find the color combination classy.  I decided to make a shaker, after all New Years is around the corner and what better then confetti to celebrate! I used StazOn Opaque Cotton White with my Misti for the "Bravo" stamp and the "Exclamations" stamps on the inside panel.  I was able to stamp multiple time thanks to the Misti to get a crisp white sentiment.  For my shaker I used the Fun-Fetti Fri-dies in silver, silver glitter and turquoise glitter papers and added some Lucy's little things Winter Mint sequins.

I wish all of you a very Happy 2017!!!

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!