Thursday, September 29, 2022

Guest Designer for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #181

Hello there.  I am excited to be guest designing (GD) at Tic Tac Toe Challenge (TTTC) for their challenge board #181.


I chose the right column (autumn colors - enamel dots/gems - ink blending).  Brown, red, orange and yellow are colours that I associate most with autumn, and since I love making non-traditional colour Christmas cards, I used these colours with the adorable Very Mice Christmas stamp from Whimsy Stamps to create this CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card.


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on alcohol marker friendly cardstock and on masking paper.  Fussy cut the image on masking paper out then masked the other image.  Hand cut a snowbank mask from removable labelling tape then masked the ground.  Using blender brushes, ink blended Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks for the sky.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel to give it a bit of texture. 


Removed the masks and coloured the image/scene in with Copic Sketch markers.  Stamped the sentiment in black, then added softly falling snow with a white gel pen and a few sparkly yellow enamel dots to finish.


I would like to thank Felicita and the TTTC team for this GD opportunity.  For inspirations from the design team, click HERE.  Hope you can play along.  Thank you for stopping by. 





Monday, September 26, 2022

Hug in a Mug

Hello everyone.  I am so late to the party, but better late than never. 😉  I am sharing a couple of simple cards featuring Hug in a Mug stamp set and Slimline Terror 1 toner card fronts from the September 20th release from Whimsy Stamps (WS). 


The toner pack is Halloween themed, but I thought they worked well with the images in Hug in a Mug for fun non-Halloween cards.  Started by stamping both images in the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on alcohol marker friendly cardstock, coloured with Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut out.  


The toner panel was foiled with black Decofoil through a laminator.  Both the Ugh! word and shadow were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock.  The letters were coloured to match the heart on the mug.  Assembled the card onto a split black/white card base to finish,


Here’s the second card.


I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick, I feel like death is knocking at my door (a little dramatic I know 😂) and things are fuzzy.  So I tried to convey these feelings, respectively, with the grim toner panel behind the circle frame from Shaker Maker Combo die set, and the bokeh background from Blurry Flurries paper pack.  Not sure if I succeeded. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 


This time the toner panel was foiled with Irridescent Decofoil.  Love the gorgeous colours reflected off of it depending how the light hits it.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on black cardstock, then die cut out with a Comic Speech Bubbles die.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.


Here’s a small snapshot of inspiration projects from the design team. 


To view the September release products, click HERE.  Thanks for stopping by.






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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Memory Box DT Post - Forest Path Snowglobe

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today sharing a simple Christmas card featuring the Forest Path and Nested Globe Bases dies from the 2022 Christmas release.  To view the post, click on the photo below.




Thank you for stopping by.



Challenges:
NBUS #42 - new dies

Monday, September 19, 2022

RIP

Hello there.  Kicking off the week with one final Halloween card featuring the Slimline Decrepit Grave die set from Whimsy Stamps (WS).


The decrepit grave was die cut from light and dark gray cardstock.  Used gray and black Polychromos pencils to add shading.  The cats and pumpkin are from the Witch Whispers die set and they were die cut from black and white cardstock, respectively.  Used Copic Sketch markers to colour the pumpkin and backed it with a coloured yellow scrap for the face.



The grass was die cut from Bristol paper using the Grass and Cloud Edger dies and inked with Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness distress inks (DI). Was a little too heavy handed with the latter… oops.  Copic Sketch marker G99 was then used to flick on some grass blades. The background panel is Bristol paper cut to A2 size and ink blended with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot DI.  Once the base layer was laid down, the Sun Rays stencil was placed on top and more Twisted Citron DI was added over the stencil.  Removed stencil and splattered with water and diluted black gouache paint before assembling the card onto a white card base to finish.
It’s a shame Halloween / fall is not big here.  It took me out of my comfort zone, but I had fun creating with these faBOOlous 😉 products.  Now I have all these cards and no one to give them to… so if anyone of you, or you know someone who is interested in receiving happy mail, let me know through the contact form on the sidebar 👉.  First come, first serve and cards will be chosen at random.  And that’s a wrap for today!  Thank you for dropping by. 


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Challenges:
NBUS #42 - new die

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Memory Box DT Post - Polar Bear

Hello there.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today sharing a Christmas card made with dies from the new 2022 Christmas release.  To view the post, click on the photo below.


Thank you for stopping by.