Monday, March 28, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Watercolour!

I love long weekends! I was lucky enough to have a four-day weekend for Easter! Grey and rainy in Montreal today (at least it isn't snow!). So, I am having fun playing in my craft room/office. I have been facing my fear of watercolour lately and as they say practice makes, well practice! Lol


I used my Gansai Kuretake watercolour set for the background (no. 34, no. 44, no. 42 for colour and no. 20 and no. 90 for the splatter) on Canson watercolour paper. I then die cut the Simon Says Stamp Wishing sentiment from black cardstock and the butterfly (SSS Butterfly Drift die) from vellum. I added some Martha Stewart hearts and some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sending Hugs

Nice long Easter weekend! Enjoying some quiet time before a mega line-up of family suppers! I had some fun with my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals! I am in dire need of signs of spring!


I started with Strathmore Bristol paper. I die cut my panel using my favourite Wonky Stitched Frame die by Avery Elle. I used my Misti to stamp my florals on both the panel and masks. I masked the original front flower to stamp the other two then masked those to stamp the leaves. I coloured my images with my Zigs, I just love the blending these pens offer! To finish off the card I die cut a Simon Says Stamp "Sending" die (one of my favourites) and an SSS "hugs" stamp. I scattered some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and some Martha Stewart hearts.  

Happy long weekend to all!

Thanks for taking the time,
Kim





Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fairy Fun with Lawn Fawn!

I am just in love with the Fairy Friends set by Lawn Fawn! I mentioned in a previous post that it wasn't in my original plan to purchase this one and it has become one of my favourites from their last release!   I don't usually work primary colours but for some reason I did with this one - but I like the way it turned out. The only thing my husband pointed out is the sentiment is Have a Magical Day and it is a night scene... lol!


For my background I used Distress Inks and my mini ink blending tools with Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and a little Black Soot for the sky.  I used a mix of Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover for the grass and the Mowed Lawn Distress Marker for the few blades of grass. I put my panel aside to dry and stamped my images from the Fairy Friends stamp set and coloured them with Copics, added sparkle with a Gellyroller on the fairy's wings and the shadow areas on the lamp post and window.  I die cut the fence with the Lawn Fawn die, trimmed the bottom for scale and shaded lightly with Pumice Stone Ditress Ink. Once the panel was dry I glued my images and stamped the "fairy dust" in Delicata Gold and coloured it in with the same Star Dust Gellyroller pen. I added some stars with my white Gellyroller and Glossy Accents for the light on the post and the window on the house/hut to finish it off!

Happy long Easter Weekend!
Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter!

Happy Easter! I can't believe it is already time for Easter, maybe it's earlier than usual... I simply fell in love with this Penny Black Elegance slapstick cling Calla Lilly. I figured my parents' Easter Card should be made from a stamp called elegance!


I die cut my rectangle (Wonky Stitched Frame die by Avery Elle) from Bristol paper because I wanted to use my Zig Clean Brush Pens. I stamped the Calla with my Misti stamp tool for the angle, I then used some light grey Zig pens to define the white of the Calla Lily with my water pen. Added a little yellow in the centres and brown in the middle. I then coloured the stems and leaves and used a light mint green for the surround of the bouquet. The sentiment is an older one and I am not sure what company. I finished it off with a mix of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and Martha Stewart yellow flat hearts.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Favourite Things!

I have been so busy at work over the last few weeks, lots of travel to Qu├ębec City which has me missing my creative break time! That's why I haven't posted this week. It is a little cold here today so I am taking the time to enjoy my craft space and relax :) I finally got my little hands on this My Favourite Things Adorable Elephants set, yay!


I pulled out my Distress Inks for this one and watercolored all the images. I took a cue from the uber talented Nichol Magouirk for the background.  I die cut my rectangle from Canson Watercolor cardstock then cut a circle with the MFT pierced circle dies. For the grass effect I used Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron then used Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass for the sky with my ink blending tools. I sprayed the panels with my Distress Sprayer waited about 30 seconds and removed the excess water which left the droplets.  I stamped all my images on Canson with Versafine Black ink and watercolored all the images with Distress Inks: Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke for the elephant, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet for the butterflies, balloons and flowers.  I used a white gell pen for a little details.

Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lawn Fawn Fairy Fun!

When I picked up my new Lawn Fawn products, I wasn't going to buy the Fairies! Can't figure out why... I love this set! I had fun mixing three different Lawn Fawn sets for this one.


I started with Tim Holtz watercolor paper and a mix of Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Milled Lavender and Wilted Violet Distress Inks for my colour splotches. I then stamp and coloured my fairies in Copics with colours that matched my Distress choices. For the purple fairy I used V12, V04, V06 and V09. The pink is RV10, RV13 and RV13 and finally for the yellow I used Y11, Y21 and Y32.  I topped the wings and some of the hair with fairy dust by using my Clear Star Gelly Roll pen by Sakura. The brushes and paint cans are from the Lawn Fawn Chirpy, Chirp, Chirp set the sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Color my World set and, of course, Fairy Friends! I used two of the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders - the medium and the smaller of the three with both a piece of Neena and Vellum. The watercolor paper was die cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies. I finished it of with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sweet Baby Girl!

Made this one for a sweet new baby girl! Why are baby cards so fun to make :)


My background panels (Neena and Vellum) were both cut with my large Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die. I used a small striped background stamp on my Neena Panel with the Mama Elephant Piggy Bank Pigment Ink.  I also used the smaller Wonky Stitched die (same set) for my feature panel, I then stamped the Hero Arts Brushed Frame wood stamp in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I then filled the top left corner with some stars from Waffle Flower Bowtiful stamp set (cluster of small stars) and a few Lawn Fawn Stars also in the same fog ink. The cute bunny bear is from Mama Elephant Honey Bunny set and I Copic coloured her. Topped everything of with PPP sequins, Lawn Fawn Twine and the pink heart is also from Honey Bunny stamped in Piggy Bank ink.

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Sunday!

Have had a nice long-weekend which has given me time to play in my craft room :) Simon Says Stamp has a wonderful fun challenge over at Flickr and this week's theme is Sparkle and Shine!



I started with a Neena Solar White Panel and used the SSS Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I used my Misti stamp tool to position the candles and be able to double stamp them for the best impression. I used Mama Elephant Piggy Bank, Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink, MFT Hybrid Red Cherry, Simon Says Stamp Melon, Hero Arts Soft Vanilla, Hero Arts Green Hills, Simon Says Stamp Spring Rain, Hero Arts Cornflower, Simon Says Stamp Lavender and Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama inks for the candles. For the flames I used Delicata Gold and Glossy Accents.  I cut a piece of the Simon Says Stamp Lavender cardstock with my new MFT Rectangle Frame dies to make a shaker card.  Pretty Pink Posh and Martha Stewart sequins in rainbow colours.  Two sided foam tape for dimension and three Lawn Fawn heart dies. Pretty simple!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Lawn Fawn Easter Project!

Happy Saturday! Weather is starting to clear, the sun is out and I have high hopes for an early Spring!  We have a March Easter this year so I have begun my projects.  This one features all Lawn Fawn products :)


I started by die cutting a Neena Solar White panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies I used Mama Elephant Pigment Inks (Buttercup, Piggy Bank and Lollipop) I picked these inks because they matched the Nicole Lawn Fawn plaid paper accent.  I die cut a second piece of Neena the same as  the first and die cut the cloud and the grass (Meadow Border). I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover Distress inks for the grass.  I also die cut the butterflies and tulips from the Meadow Borders set and used the same pigment inks on them.  The eggs are from the new Chirpy, Chirp, Chirp set and the bunny and sentiment are from Eggstra Special Easter set. I topped everything off with PPP sequins!

Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

Friday, March 4, 2016

No-line Copics and Prismacolor!

This stamp is an oldie but a goodie! One of my favourite flower stamps ever from the Blooming Garden stamps set. I was practicing some no-line colouring and I am really happy with the way it turned out!


I was inspired by a YouTube tutorial by the amazing Sandy Allnock! I used the Avery Elle Stitched Wonky Frame die for both my Neena cardstock and my vellum top. I took my one inch post-it tape to mask the sides and top and bottom. I stamped my poppies with the Misti in both MFT Cherry Red (flowers) and Gumdrop Green (stems). I used R89, R39, R37 and R14 for the flowers and G29, G19 and G07 for the greenery.  The blue is my go to Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, I took off my masks and used a little white gell pen on the areas that bleed slightly.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts It's Your Day. I glued the four corners of the vellum, I felt is gave the final card a little somethin', somethin'!

Thanks os much for taking the time!
Kim

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Simon Says Stamp - Come Tag Along!

The current challenge over not he Simon Says Stamp Flickr page it Tags! I love making tags, these two are attached to gift bags for my twin nieces birthday.


I am simply in love with the Simon and Dexter sets! My nieces will get a kick out of these as I simply adore animals. I have always wanted a pet pig and they often buy me gag gifts with pigs! lol The only thing I would ask Simon Says Stamp is to make the dies for this original set! They offered dies with he Winter Simon and Dexter set.

I Copic coloured both Simon and Dexter added hearts from the same set. The tags are Mama Elephant and the gift bag is the new Lawn Fawn tote die!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim