Saturday, 12 April 2014

Spring Flowers

This months inspiration challenge at Scrapbook Boutique features pink roses and other small flowers in yellow, white and lilac.  I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to use this brand new image from the brand new stamp company, Power Poppy.  Power Poppy is owned by the amazingly talented artist, Marcella Hawley and promises to be something really special in the cardmaking world.  Check it out HERE.  I chose my background papers from Prima's Meadow Lark collection and layered them onto lilac cardstock.
I then added some lilac May Arts net ribbon plus some pink satin ribbon across the bottom.  Next, I die cut pink cardstock with a Spellbinders Captivating Squares die, and then some light brown cardstock with a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die and attached them to the centre of the card front.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Azalea stamp set and is layered onto lilac cardstock.  The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card, coloured with copics and die cut with a Spellbinders Standard die, and then added with foam tape.  A pink satin bow was the final touch.

Copic Colours used were: RV000, RV00, RV02, BV000, BV11, BV13, B0000, B60, B63, Y000, Y11, Y15, YG11, YG13, YG17, G24, G28, G40, G43, G46.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Vintage Shoe

This weeks challenge at JustRite Papercrafts is to use masking.  Now, JustRite have wonderful cut files that make this technique ridiculously easy - you can see a great tutorial about it HERE.  However, I (sadly) don't own any of these, so it was fussy cutting for me!  I chose to use the shoe and flowers from JustRite's Shoes Vintage Labels Six stamp set, and as that makes for quite a large image, I decided to make a fancy edged card by die cutting folded white cardstock with a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die, and then cutting more white cardstock with the same die for the card front.  Next, I masked the flower stems on the stamp with a post-it note, inked it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it onto blending card.  Then, I stamped the flowers again onto another post-it note, cut it out and stuck it over the image on the blending card.  Then I stamped the shoe over the top, and, after removing the post-it note, my image looked like the flowers were poking out of the top of the shoe.  Then I added the sentiment from JustRite's Botanical Medallions & Banners stamp set, die cut the whole thing with a Spellbinders Labels Eight, sponging around the edge with pink ink while the card was in the die and layering it onto purple cardstock.  A bow made with lilac seam binding finished it off.

Copic Colours used were:  BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV02, BV13, RV00, RV02, Y11, Y15, G43, G46, C3, C5, C7, C9.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wonderful Friend

I made this card for this months Sketch Competition at The Scrapbook Store.  I had to omit some of the elements as the original sketch was meant for scrapbooking and it was all too much for a little card, but it is such a cute sketch, I just had to give it a try.  The background paper is from the Spring Drop collection by First Edition, layered onto pink cardstock.  Next, I added two pieces of May Arts net ribbon which I had coloured with Copic BG13 to match, then a paper doily coloured with Copic RV21.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes Butterfly Blossoms stamp set onto white cardstock, die cut it with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die and layered it onto aqua cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle.  Then I die cut  more aqua cardstock with a Spellbinders Captivating Squares die and added that to the card front.  Next, I stamped the image from the same Flourishes set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and cut it into a square and added it with foam tape.  Finally, I added some pink bling in the flower and two butterflies to mimic some elements in the sketch.

Copic Colours used were:  RV000, RV21, RV23, Y21, Y26, BG10, BG13, BG32, G40, G43, G46.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Easter Daisies

This months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique is for an Easter theme with white daisies, raspberry pink and grey.  My background paper is from a Cre8tiv mini stack layered onto grey cardstock.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to punch some more grey cardstock, wrapped it with yellow grosgrain ribbon and attached it near the top of the card front.  I also die cut grey cardstock with a Spellbinders Floral Flourishes die and added it near the bottom.  I stamped the daisies image from JustRite Papercrafts Botanical Medallions & Banners stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Opulent Ovals die, then sponged it with Versacolor Opera Pink ink.  Than I die cut white cardstock with the next size Opulent Oval and attached it over the grey flourish.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Teeny Tiny Sentiments set and made into a notched tag.  Finally, I added the image piece with foam tape plus a yellow bow.

Copic Colours used were:  Y00, Y11, Y15, B0000, G43, G46, C1.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Happiness

Happiness is.......a Sketch Challenge!!  This weeks challenge at JustRite Papercrafts is to use their gorgeous sketch - Yes!!  I chose my background papers from Kaisercraft's Magic Happens Collection and layered the horizontal piece onto white cardstock which had been border punched with Martha Stewart's doily lace punch.  The slanted rectangle piece was created using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles dies (one of my all-time favourite sets).  The image is from JustRite's Botanical Medallions & Banners set, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto blending card, die cut and coloured with copics.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and made into a notched tag.  The flower and leaves are die cut with Spellbinders Daisy Heads dies, and the butterflies are die cut from blending card using a Spellbinders Flying Beauties die, and coloured with copics, then added with foam tape.  I was in the mood for some sparkle with this one, so I used rhinestones for the butterfly bodies, the top left corner treatment and the flourishes.  Such a beautiful sketch - thanks, JR, I really enjoyed this one!

Copic Colours used were:  B60, B63, BV13, YG11, YG13, YG17, V000, V01, V12.

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Oriental Dahlias

This week at Timeless Tuesday, the challenge is to incorporate A Touch Of Gold.  For this one, I chose my background papers from Papermania's Oriental Treasures paper pad as many of them have gold foil accents.   I layered the two papers onto black cardstock and then onto metallic gold cardstock.  Then I punched some black cardstock with Martha Stewart's lace doily trim punch and layered that onto metallic gold cardstock to cover the join in the background papers.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes Dahlias stamp set directly onto the background with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then stamped the large dahlia image onto blending card, coloured it with copics, cut it out with scissors and attached it with foam tape.

Copic Colours used were:  R32, R35, R37, R89, Y21, Y38, G40, G43, G46.

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Sunday, 9 March 2014

Tres Chic!


This weeks challenge at Timeless Tuesday is to use masking.  I thought this elegant shoe image from Flourishes Feminine Charm set would be ideal for this.  I stamped the shoe with Memento Tuxedo Black onto blending card, then onto a post-it note which I cut out, adhered over the image on the blending card, then stamped the shoe again so that it looked like a pair instead of a single shoe.  I coloured the shoes with copics and die cut them with a Spellbinders Exquisite Circles die.  I also die cut some pale peach cardstock with a Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle die and then some kraft cardstock with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die and adhered all three circles together.  The beautiful background paper is from The Romantic Garden collection from Meg's Garden.  I layered it onto peach cardstock and then onto kraft cardstock and added some peach lace along the bottom.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment (also from Flourishes Feminine Charm set), and made it into a notched tag.

Copic Colours used were:  R000, R01, R02, E50, E51, E43, E44, E47, YR24.

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