Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lawn Fawn Fanatics Challenge #42

Winter Holidays!!

I ran across the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set in my stash and was inspired to create this double slider surprise card for the challenge:

I created a night sky with Distress Oxide inks in Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans. I then stamped the snow with the snow stamp from the Snow Cool set in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Lawn Fawn textured embossing powder.

 I die cut white glitter card stock with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders for the front and slider panels of the card.
All images are coloured with Copic Markers, I used a hole punch to punch "snowballs" from the glitter card stock.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment from die cut strips cut with the rectangle die in the double slider die set and spread them across all three panels.

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Dearest Friend| One Layer Wonders AECP Project

I am here to share a card inspired by the Altenew One-Layer Wonders class. All of the classes have been fabulous but I think this is my most favourite of them all!

I have seen so many lovely cards with pattern stamping I couldn't wait to give this lesson a go! I began by stamping the sentiment in Midnight Violet and Volcano Lake Crisp Ink, then adhered a 2"wide Post It tape mask over the stamped sentiment.

Next, I stamped the smaller floral image from the Altenew Dearest Friend stamp set in Midnight Violet Altenew Crisp Ink. The flowers are then coloured with Altenew Artist markers in R702 Lavender Fields and R705 Midnight Violet. Leaves are colored in G702 Frayed Leaf and G715 Forest Glades. I've added a shadow with WG01 Morning Frost on the edges of the sentiment block and sentiment itself.

It's hard to tell from the photo but I added some dots with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter marker for a bit of shine that keeps this a one layer card.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Missing You| An AECP Project


I am sharing my latest Altenew Educator Certification Project inspired by the Dynamic Die-Cutting class. So much to be inspired by in this class I had to choose between a couple of cards in deciding which to submit.

This card is based on the Partial Panelling Die cutting lesson. I love how easy it is to show off a select portion of a larger die. You can see that the focus is on the centre portion of the buildings in the Layered Cityscapes dies.

I die cut Layer A from white card stock, then inked with Distress Oxide ink in Pumice stone, the B layer was cut from glitter card stock.

I adhered both layers together with liquid glue, appling Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone through a starry stencil from my stash over navy card stock. Once the paste was dry, the cityscape layers were adhered over the navy card stock with liquid glue.

Lastly, I heat embossed 'Missing You' from the Thinking of You stamp set in silver embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Less Is More Challenge #385

Hi All!

My first time participating in the Less Is More Challenge and it's a 1 layer card.  I recently purchased some 2" Post It tape and have been wanting to create a card with a masked off stamped area so this challenge was the perfect opportunity to do so!

I placed 2 strips of Post It tape diagonally across the card front and randomly stamped the same snowman image from the Avery Elle Christmas Magic set.

I then copic colored the snowmen and background, drew in the borders with a Copic Multiliner black pen and straight edge. A touch of sparkle on the hats is from Nuvo Glimmer paste and it covered a few areas of imperfect colouring as well.

I really enjoyed this challenge and hope to play along again in the New Year.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Lawn Fanatics Challenge #41


I am playing along with the latest Lawn Fanatics challenge, shaped cards. I decided to make a shadow box/shaker card.

I added Nuvo glimmer paste to the tops of the hills and also added a 3rd hill. The very back panel holds a shaker window. 
I've used images from the Lawn Fawn For you Deer, Winter Village and Simple Celebrate Winter stamp sets.

Thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Card Challenge: Color Throwdown #520

I managed to carve out a wee bit of time to participate in the latest Color Throwdown Challenge #520.

The colors are Kraft, green, brown and cream and here is my card:

I coloured this Gerda Steiner Moody Unicorn with comic markers in warm greys and cream and gave it green hair. The hooves are colored with brown tones of copic markers and the brown and cream patterned paper backgrounders is adhered to a cream card base.

The sentiment is from the The Ton Wave stamp set and is stamped with black Memento Ink on Kraft card stock. The green glitter frame is cut from the Lawn Fawn Reverse Stitched scalloped rectangle window die.

This was such a fun challenge to do, thanks for stopping in to taking a look! :)

Friday, September 7, 2018

Tis' the Season


I am sharing another AECP project today and it's inspired by the Tis' the Season class at Altenew Academy. It was hard to pick one lesson to base a card on but I was drawn to the colour combination and use of non-Christmas products in Lesson 3. 

I chose to use the Altenew Calligraphy Mazes stencil and ink blend the background with Altenew Bamboo and Forest Glades ink with a touch of Frayed leaf.

Then I blended Altenew Pinkalicious, Rubellite and Razzleberry ink on a piece of white card stock.
Next I die cut the word JOY using the Altenew Caps Bold Alpha. After cutting, I taped the letters off with purple tape, applied Versmark embossing ink on the exposed area, then heat embossed with Altenew Platinum Crisp Embossing powder.

JOY was then adhered to the centre of the card with foam tape, sentiment from the Altenew Sketched Evergreen stamp set is heat embossed with Altenew Crisp White embossing powder and layered over joy with foam tape as well. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

For the Love of Colour-AECP Project


Sharing this card inspired by Lesson 5 of the Altenew Academy For the Love of Colour course. I LOVE glitter so making a card with it was a no brainer for me 😄.

{supplies: Altenew Sweetest Pea stamp set, Halftone Squares die, Artist Markers; Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Cool Highlight glitter; GinaK Amalgam Ink; Tim Holtz Metallic Card stock, 3D Botanical embossing folder; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti}

To create the glittered image first apply Sookwang or any double sided adhesive to white card stock. The size of card stock will be determined by the stamp image you choose.

Remove the backing, sprinkle transparent microfine glitter over the adhesive and burnish by rubbing with your finger over the adhesive. Tap off any excess glitter and also wipe with a Swiffer cloth to remove any glitter that does not burnish.

Next, stamp your image with black ink, I used GinaK amalgam ink, Altenew Permanent Black ink would work as well, both are copic friendly.

Now it's time to add colour, I used my Altenew Artist alcohol markers although the lesson suggests other types of markers. I have coloured with alcohol markers on glitter in the past but you must use a VERY LIGHT HAND to do so or the colour will feather outside the stamped image. You can see the sparkle in the image above.

Once the colouring was completed I taped 2 Halftone square dies equidistant from each other to create a square frame and cut the frame from silver metallic card stock. I then adhered the frame over the image with foam tape, cutting the glitter piece with scissors to fit behind the frame.

Half of the card stock base was embossed with the Tim Holtz 3d Botanical embossing folder, you can see the dimension it creates above. The framed image is then adhered to the card stock base, sentiment was stamped before adhering the image. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti adds a little more shine to the card.

Here's one last look at the complete card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Altenew July 2018 Inspiration Challenge

How has your summer been? Mine has been lovely so far, I even had time to play along with the Altenew July Inspiration challenge. Here's the inpisiration photo:

I was so inspired by the colours and the geometric images on the cathedral. I pulled out my Altenew Pattern Play Hexagon set and stamped the background with Permanent black crisp dye ink which is alcohol marker friendly.

I then coloured in the hexagons with Altenew alcohol markers alternating Morning Frost, Arctic and Desert Night (WG01, R902 & B227)

I then die cut the panel with Hero Arts Infinity circle dies and adhered to a grey card front. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink and then heat embossed on vellum. A few Studio Katia black onyx crystals.

This next card was also inspired by the colours in the inspiration photo. This Altenew Monochrome washi tape is perfect to use for this challenge!

Another sentiment from the Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set is sandwiched between fussy cut florals from the washi tape. All are adhered to a grey card front then a white card base. Studio Katia black onyx crystals and clear drops add some shine.

This is my first time participating in this challenge and I hope to find the time to do it again next month!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Altenew Artist Markers| AECP Class: Creative Colouring With Artist Marker

This is the latest class I have completed in the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I actually own the stamp in one of the lessons and was excited to put it to use! I purchased these Artist Markers a while back when they were on sale so this class was a great reason to spend some time working with them.

I began by stamping this image from the Forever and Always stamp set in Permanent Black Crisp Ink which is alcohol marker friendly.

I coloured the florals using markers from all 3 sets and following the very helpful Project 3 video lesson in the class. Image is then fussy cut and adhered with foam adhesive to add dimension. I then stamped a portion of the card base with the Hexagon Pattern Play stamp. Sentiment is from the Beautiful Inside stamp set.

A few Studio Katia clear drops complete the card.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wednesday Challenge-Red, White and Blue 07/04


It's my first time playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I'm on vacation and brought along some yet to be used SSS card kits and a few crafting supplies.

I stamped the SSS Floral Bliss large image in the corners of this square piece of card stock using the Gina K wreath builder stencil and Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink. I filled in areas with the bud stamp and circle stamp from the set as well.
The images are then coloured with the challenge colours, red and blue; leaving some white-space as well, with Altenew Artist Markers.
The sentiment is stamped with the Ranger Archival Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Unfortunately I forgot to bring along my stash of gems and sequins so I'll have to add those to the card when I return home.

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

AECP: Level 2 Challenge Project


Today I am sharing my final project for my Level 2 Altenew certification. The challenge was to create a 3D home decor project with a matching card or tag.

I created this folded book art decor piece.

Here is the matching birthday card.

I've admired folded book art for awhile and a couple of boxes of old books my husband brought home and this challenge was the perfect time to try it out. I knew I wanted to create a sort of book "sculpture" so an afternoon on Pinterest helped me find a fairly easy fold.

This is called "That Thursday Fold" and here is a link to the video by All In the Folds describing how to duplicate it:

I stamped these Persian Motif flowers in embossing ink on a piece of blue patterned paper from the Altenew Our Family scrapbook paper and heat embossed in gold embossing powder

They were then coloured with Altenew Artist Markers in B204, 227, 313 and G554, 702 and 715. Although the paper is not specifically formulated for colouring with alcohol markers, it held up quite nicely.

The florals were cut with the matching die and I also cut 3 pieces of white card stock for flower and stacked them on top of each with the coloured image on the top. 
I added more dimension by using my flower shaping tools to curve selected areas and then adhering to the book page with foam adhesive. 

The butterflies were stamped on water colour paper and heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder with the Painted Butterflies stamp set
They were then watercolored with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Frosty Pink for the pink butterfly and Buttercream and Warm Sunshine for the yellow butterfly. I also mixed in a little Altenew Iridescent spray.

I layered the butterflies over 2 stacked layers of card stock, this time adhering foam tape in between the layers on the body of the butterfly only. The wings were then curved with my flower shaping tool to add additional dimension. They were then adhered to the page with foam adhesive.

Flowers were made using the large flower die in the Whimsical Flowers set and die cutting multiple times. 6 were misted with Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Ink spray, I picked up the left over ink used to watercolour the butterflies with the remaining book page floral die cuts, then crumpled and let dry. The flowers consist of 3 layers of the book page die cuts stacked on top of each other and adhered with liquid glue. The flower centres were embellished with a Studio Katia clear drop, black onyx crystal, a fussy cut Altenew Floral Flurries (washi tape) flower and a Pretty Pink Posh crystal.

The Altenew Floral Flurries washi tape is packed full of lovely florals and they were sized perfectly for this book art project. I adhered the tape to a piece of white card stock and then fussy cut all the images. 

Some of the florals were accented with a Studio Katia onyx crystal, others were attached to the pages with dimensional foam adhesive. A pair of stamped tulips from the Altenew Tulip stamp set and a large fussy cut Floral Flurries bloom are accented with Wink of Stella glitter pen and tucked into the top of the book.

Here are a couple of close ups of the book folds.

Here's what it looks like laying flat.

Now the matching card.

The card is also embellished with Pretty Pink Posh confetti sequins. Sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set.

In the following video I show you how I created the blue Persian motif flowers:

Thanks so very much for stopping in to take a look. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!


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