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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walzing Mouse Stamps Challenge

I have made card for the first challenge issued by Claire, at Walzing Mouse Stamps.
A couple weeks ago a friend sent me this beautiful set (In Bloom - Papertrey) and it is great to color with Copics. I LOVE the background designed by Claire Brennan, it is part of a Christmas set called Very Vintage Christmas. The challenge was to use green, so I stamped the background with Bamboo Leaves (Memento) and I used a ribbon that I like a lot (New Leaf - Papertrey).



Stamps: In bloom, Text style (Papertrey), Very Vintage Christmas (Walzing Mouse Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves (Memento), Mustard Seed (Distress Ink)
Accessories: Kaiser craft patterned paper (punched strip), EK success punch, Copics (Flower: Y32 - Y35 -Y38 - R89. Leaves: YG63 - YG23 - YG 03), cardstock (Lemon Tart - Papertrey, Pure Luxury Ivory - GinaK), half pearls, ribbon (bitty dots - New Leaf - Papertrey)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kitchen Sink Challenge: KSCC#17

I have been working on a wood box for a 10 year old girl.
Her favourite colour is purple, so I painted a wood box that I got from my local craft shop with Folk Art Amethyst metallic paint.

I am going to enter this project for the latest Kitchen Sink Challenge #17. I punched a strip of pink cardstock with one of my Martha Stewart's punches.
I also used peel-off stickers to embellish the border.

The butterfly has been stamped with Memento Inks and I added some Stickles to make it shine.


Stamps: 3-step butterflies (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Ink: Memento (Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Grape Jelly)
Accessories: Nestabilities (label one), DCWV patterned paper, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Polka Dots), Folk Art metallic acrylic paint (Amethyst), Plaid satin finish, Martha Stewart border punch, peel-off stickers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Another card for Flourishes Challenge FTTC33

I have made another card for the latest challenge issued by Flourishes (FTTC33).
The challenge is called "Mix it up!", I used patterned paper, peel-off stickers (borders and corners), my newest Nestabilities dies (label 9), Ranger gold embossing powder, Distress Inks and handmade paper. What a mix!!!!

The peel-off stickers were originally silver, I coloured them with a purple a marker for peel-off stickers. The waterlily has been watercolored with Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, shabby shutters, Peeled Paint).


Stamps: Waterlily (Flourishes)

Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks (shabby shutters, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord)

Accessories: Nestabilities (label 9), gold embossing powder, pearlised ivory paper, DCWV patterned paper (a pocker full of posies), peel-off stickers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mix it up! Flourishes Challenge FTTC33

This week's Flourishes challenge is called "Mix it up!". So, I used stamps, patterned paper, nestabilities and peel-off stickers.

I masked the circle and stamped the flowers inside the circle. The large flower has been stamped twice and cut out to create a 3-d effect.


Stamps: Nasturtium (Flourishes), Scratched Grid (Cornish Heritage Farms), the circle has been stamped with a large stamp from "Happy birthday Cupcake" (Kitchen Sink Stamps).

Inks: Raspberry fizz (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Sunflower (Brilliance)

Accessories: nestabilities (large scalopped circles - Label 3), Copic markers, satin ribbon, peel-off stickers (borders and corners), DCWV patterned paper (a pocket full of posies)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thank you berry much

It seems like I cannot stop stamping berries. I am creating a lot of things with these berries and I will show them on this blog.
I used my new nestabilities (Label 8) and one of my favorite border punches from Martha Stewart. The red nestabilities border has been distressed with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I used ivory cardstock, then I created my own distressed border.
Stamps: Multi-Step berries (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Remember (PTI) to create some spots around the berries.
Inks: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Landscape, Spring Rain (Palette), Bamboo leaves, Pear Tart, Sahara Sand, Lady Bug (Memento), Blue (Encore), Ultramarine (versacraft), Fired Brick (Nestabilites)
Accessories: Nestabilities (label 8), Martha Stewart border punch, dark red ribbon, patterned paper (Basic Grey), Gina K pure luxury cardstock.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pink waterlily - Feel of Fall Challenge

I have made a card for the "Feel of Fall Challenge" issued by Flourishes.

Stamps: Waterlily (Flourishes)
Inks: Versamark, Distress Ink (tattered rose, worn lipstick, Shabby shutter, Peeled Paint), the waterlily has been watercolored with Distress Inks on thick watercolor paper.
Accessories: Satin ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch, patterned paper, rectangular scalopped nestabilities, gold embossing powder (Ranger)
The bow has been made with a tool (similar to a bow easy) that I made with a piece of chipboard. :D

Monday, September 7, 2009

sweet peas

This week I played with my stamps a bit .
I masked a nice circle stamp from the Happy Birthday Cupcake set (Kitchen Sink Stamps) and I stamped the center of the circle with one of the stamps for the Sweet Pea set (Flourishes).

Usually, I stamp the background but, this time, I challenged myself to use patterned paper.

I really liked how it turned out and I think I am going to make more cards like that.


Stamps: Happy Birthday Cupcake (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Sweet Peas (Flourishes)

Inks: Memento (pear tart and tuxedo black)

Accessories: Nestabilities (large scalopped circle, label 3), Copic markers, Patterned paper (Kaiser Craft and DCWV), lace, peel-off stickers, half pearls (Kaiser Craft).