Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dramatic Black and Gold -

My friend Kim (in Perth Australia) is hosting the latest 90 min scramble at Hero Arts Flickr Group.  I love how it's a 24hr edition, so you can take the 90 mins when it suits you.   Kim's challenge started at 9.00pm Sat night for me - so this morning I took two lots of 90 mins to make some cards
Kim's challenge was Dramatic Black and Gold...

My first card took 40 mins - including an epic fail at trying to use some Foil and Flocking embossing powder and foil - think my powder is too old...  look at this mess!

So I turned my card stock over and tried again... this time with Ranger's Platinum Embossing powder...

I added some splatters with a Close to my Heart gold sparkle pen.

And while hubby was washing both cars, I took about an hour to do another one

I got to foil on this one.  I added some double sided tape along the bottom and side of my card and added the gold foil.   I gold embossed the Hero Arts Poppies onto the black card and then used some bleach to paint the flowers.  My idea was to bleach then use some gold paint to colour the poppies, but when I dried the bleach the colour was quite golden looking so I just left it as it was.

Nice to have fun playing for fun's sake.  I've been so busy of late working on design team cards to get myself ahead, it really is nice to just play!

enjoy your weekend.  We are off to our son's place later to have dinner with them.  It was his girlfriend's birthday yesterday so will be good to catch up, 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Flutterbies Card in a Box - Hero Art

Hi all.  It's Anything Goes this month at our challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.  So I'm here to show you a card in a box I made using the Digital kit called Flutterbies Printable PT006.  A2Z are the sole supplier of Hero Arts Digital kits and stamps.  I really like the way I can choose the size I print my images at.

I started by sizing my digital stamp in a Word document and then copying the size so I had 6 images.  I used some Canson XL water colour paper and printed out my sheet.  I then used some watercolour paint to make lots of colourful butterflies.   I also printed one at slightly butterfly as well and water coloured.   I fussy cut all the butterflies and made my card in a box.   I used some patterned paper by Craftworks which looks like watercolour.  I added a little bit of trellis die on my back panel and added the larger butterfly.   For my front sentiment I used another Hero Art Digital kit - Say it in Pieces.  I took two of the sentiments - made a circle in Word and coloured it green and added the sentiments.  Added a teeny punched butterfly.  My green leaves are a Hero Arts Fancy Die Spring Fling (Discontinued)

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Inside Out

The latest challenge is underway at StampNation and I'm here to show a peek of my card

I often don't decorate the inside of my cards as I sell them.    So it was fun to to get this one done. 

Full reveal is over at StampNation.  Not a member - come and join us... it's well worth it.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A happy accident....

I recently got Altenew's Cube Builder stencil.  It is quite ingenious... you stencil one way then turn the stencil over and use a slightly different shade to make it look like a cube.   I decided to use the stencil with two Altenew ink colours - Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart and used a Nuvo Brush to colour.  I did the lighter colour first and then turned the stencil over and used the darker one next.  It made a lovely background.  As there was still ink on my stencil I decided to spritz some water onto the stencil and laid it onto some card.    I wanted to make sure I got a good impression and rubbed my finger over the stencil.... and as I hadn't cleaned the stencil.... the colour went onto the card... once I removed the stencil- my happy accident!

I trimmed the stenciled piece and here's what I came up with

I stamped the Painted Flowers in Puffy Heart and Purple Wine for the flowers and Volcano Lake for the leaves.  The sentiment from Fresh Freesia set is stamped in Purple Wine ink.  A few little enamel dots to finish off. 

I started this Friday afternoon before heading up to Mangawhai for a weekend away and finished it off tonight when we got home.   

I've added this to the July challenge at Altenew

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Poinsettia Peace for Christmas in July

It's my day at Die Cut Divas ... and I have a Christmas Poinsettia card to share.

Our wonderful sponsor has TONS of stamps, dies and embossing folders and I used 2 stamp and die sets from Hero Arts that are available at the site.

I stamped the Poinsettia (Hero Arts Antique Poinsettia ) onto some kraft card and coloured with my Prismacolor Pencils.   I trimmed it and layered onto the red card base.  I die cut 2 Peace sentiments.... from the Hero Arts Peace stamp and cut and layer then over each other, slightly off set and then finished off with the rest of the sentiment in the corner.

We would love to see your Christmas cards so come join us (HERE)  Don't forget to use your Die Cutting Machine to die cut or emboss on your project.

I am entering this into the Floral challenge at A Blog Named Hero

Monday, July 10, 2017

Christmas Card Sneak Peeks

Hi there.... a couple of sneak peeks....

For StampNation our latest Christmas Card challenge is underway... so here's a little peek

Members can view & play along with the challenge HERE! 
Not a member.... head over to StampNation and join the fun.

And coming up on Die Cut Divas in a few days - a sneak peek 

I hope to see you back in a few days.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Black and White challenge

I've been holed up in my craft room this afternoon... horrible wet and cold weather outside so the best place to be.  I've been catching up with some design work and checking out some challenges.  I saw the one over at City Crafter Challenge blog is Black and White.  I needed a get well card and knew what I wanted to do.

I used the umbrella girl from Stampin' Up - Beautiful You set.  I added a stripe of black and white dotty paper and a bead of silver glitter glue down one side and onto the umbrella.

Just getting dinner started shortly and then it's a BIG rugby game... The All Blacks versus the British and Irish Lions.  It's the third game in the series.... one a piece at the it's tense!  Go the All Blacks.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hero Arts Glitter and Butterfly

It's my day over at A2Z Scrapbooking and I have a butterfly card to share.  Our challenge this month is Anything Goes.... always a great way to highlight your Hero Arts stamps, dies, stencils, inks etc.

 I love this big Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy die and I made it my focal point.  I used Distress Inks in Broken China and Worn Lipstick to colour some watercolour paper and then diecut the butterfly.

The background was a piece of paper I had on hand - made with Gelatos and some water spritzing.  I decided that the panel needed a bit of a lift, so I took the Asian Flower Stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss and added some to the corner.  The Glitter Kiss is really pretty and I loved the way it caught on the edge of the flowers.

I finished by adding a sentiment from the Colour Layering Poppy stamp set.

Do come and join us at A2Z Scrapbooking for our challenge this month.