Sunday, February 28, 2016

Love is still in the air!

This card swirled around my head one night and kept me from some precious sleep. I knew I wanted the exercise book page, but I had trouble coming up with the other details.
 I copied another Consultants rolled flowers using La Vie En Rose paper. I even think they used two cuts, rolled and put together. It was really this image of the book page, that came from our Artbooking cartridge and coordinating stamp sets. I first stamped the sentiment on a sticky note, then made a mask of it. I cut the page shape, than after placing the sticky note down, stamped the note page image.

The top card got a Ruby cardstock border with Red Shimmer Trim. The bottom card got a border of Regatta patterned paper and Silver Shimmer Trim. Both got some Cranberry Baker's Twine and Red Glitter Gems. I also added some Stardust Glitz to the centre of both flowers.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Share the Love; Artbooking
Paper: La Vie En Rose; Regatta
Cardstock: Ruby; White Daisy; Ruby
Embellishments: Red & Silver Shimmer Trim; Cranberry Baker's Twine; Red Glitter Gems; Stardust Glitz
Ink: Black ink; Black Journaling Pen
Tools: Art Philosophy & Artbooking Cricut cartridges

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Elephant Balloon Animal

Our February Stamp of the Month, Balloon Animals, is a fun one. I made this quick card with pieces and parts I had on my workshop.
The cardstock is Crystal Blue embossed with our Diamond Embossing Folder. I wiped Crystal Blue ink over the top, then added a Black mat. The banner shape was cut with my Artistry Cricut Cartridge. I stamped the elephant with Crystal Blue and the sentiment with Black ink. I finished this card off with some Lagoon Baker's Twine.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Balloon Animals, Feb SOTM
Cardstock: Black; Crystal Blue; White Daisy
Ink: Crystal Blue, Black
Embellishments: Lagoon Baker's Twine
Tools: Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Friday, February 26, 2016

Share the Love

I am running a wee bit late on posting cards I made with this amazing promotional stamp set for February, Share the Love. I will share a few more over the next couple of days. I will also be cramming in some cards made with Feb SOTM, Balloon Animals.
I used the lovely patterned paper from La Vie En Rose with Black cardstock. I added Silver Shimmer Trim and Slate Baker's Twine, I cut the pocket shape from Artistry and added a lined image behind the sentiment from an Artistry stamp set. I finished the pocket off with a hand drawn outline and some Shin Han alcohol marker on the heart.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Share the Love, Feb Constant Campaign; Artistry
Paper: La Vie En Rose
Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim; Slate Baker's Twine
Ink: Black; Journaling Pen; Shin Han Red Alcohol Marker
Tools: Artistry Cricut Cartridge

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Butterfly watercolour

Happy Valentine's Day, I hope yours was filled with love!

We have so many great NEW goodies in our Seasonal Expressions. I cannot myself from creating my own paper! This card uses, Your Beautiful Self, to make my own patterned paper.
I stamped randomly on Colonial White cardstock with these sweet butterfly images, with Memento Black ink. Then with Pixie; Pear; Canary; and Crystal Blue, I added a bit of colour with my waterbrush. The sentiment is from January's Stamp of the Month. I accented with Thistle cardstock and Purple Shimmer Trim. I added a border with my Black Journaling Pen and some Clear Sparkles and this card is done!

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Your Beautiful Self; Beloved Bouquet
Ink: Crystal Blue; Pixie; Canary; Pear; Memento Black; Black Journaling Pen
Cardstock: Colonial White; Thistle
Embellishments: Purple Shimmer Trim; Clear Sparkles

Friday, February 12, 2016

Spring has sprung!

Would it be maddening to you if Spring has sprung, here in Victoria? I heard someone mention that some Cherry Blossom trees were already in bloom in town. While I have not witnessed those beauties for myself, my Camellia tree and Crocuses are almost finished blooming; my Hellebore are in full bloom; and my Daffodil's leaves are all up. There is nary a snowflake in sight, however, it is not uncommon for us to have a 4-24 hour piddle of snow in February! With all of this said, I packed this card with some Spring blooms, from Springtime Wishes.
I cut all flowers and leaves from White Daisy cardstock, then used my waterbrush to colour them all in. I used Sorbet; Pixie; Whisper; Champagne; Pear; and Fern inks. I added a piece of patterned paper from Charlotte with a scallop border punched strip from Slate. I stamped this great sentiment from the, Friend in Me, stamp set. I also added Silver Glitz to centres of some flowers.

All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamps: Springtime Wishes w/coordinating Dies; Friend in Me
Paper: Charlotte
Ink: Sorbet; Pixie; Whisper; Champagne; Pear; Fern; Black; Memento Black; Black Journaling Pen
Tools: Scallop Border Punch; Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge; Waterbrush

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Friend in ME!

There are some really fantastic NEW stamp sets in our Seasonal Expressions. This set, Friend in Me, sparked some great ideas when I saw it. Here is my favourite.
I random stamped the flowers and leaf images with Memento Black ink on White Daisy cardstock. I used my waterbrush along with Pixie; Canary; and Pear ink to lightly add colour to the smallest images. I matted the piece with Black cardstock, then found t his patterned piece of paper from Georgie. I stamped this wonderful sentiment in Black ink, then matted it. I added Silver Sequins and added Black lines with my Journaling pen.

This card has gone into my "don't sell or give away" card bins, as I love it so much. Here is what I used to create it.
All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Stamp: Friend in Me
Paper: Georgie
Ink: Black; Pixie; Canary; Pear; Black Memento; Black Journaling Pen
Cardstock: White Daisy; Black
Embellishments: Silver Sequins
Tools: Waterbrush