Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stenciled - Day 1 (catching up)


I am taking a fab online class Stenciled and I am just catching up the homework here.

This card was inspired by Debby's in the Day 1 class. I just love her card - so classy as always.

I am always affraid of copying someone else 's work - but I do like the stenciled pattern going from one corner to the other. I softly used 3 Ranger Distress inks (scattered straw, bundled sage & evergreen bough) with my ink applicator, over the stencil (the kaleidoscope from TCW).

I used a mixture of diecuts (an older cuttlebug die LOVE) and some hearts from SSS (holiday Shapes) for my focal point and added a lot of shimmer with the Wink of Stella clear pen.

Stamps: WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers (the YOU)
Inks: ranger distress ink Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Evergreen bough
Stencil: Kaleidoscope TCW
Paper: Bazzill & Hero Arts
Other: SSS diecut Holiday Shapes, Wink of Stella Pen, metallic thread, vellum.

I haven't used stencils too much in the past - but this class definitely inspires to try out some fun techniques !!

Monday, January 20, 2014

WPlus9 - Monday Mood Board #25

I am playing along with the Monday Mood Board Challenge at WPlus9.
Love the color combination in the moodboard and the chevrons, don't you? ;)

Here is my card - inspired by the colors and the chevron patterns.

The background layer was misted quite heavily with the Ranger Perfect Pearl mist (sunflower sparkle) - it almost looks golden.

Stamps: WPlus Fanciful Feathers
Papers: Bazzill mashmellow cs, Bazzill vellum
Inks: Hero Arts shadow inks (silver, gold, butterbar)
Other: May arts twine, hero arts pearls, MFT chevron stripes die.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Two Valentines

It seems like the cobber copper trend is continuing here in Denmark ;) I noticed on Pinterest searching for the word cobber that it seems only to be in the nordic countries people are nuts about cobber copper. Edt: duh, I just realized I misspelled the word copper - huh apparently it is spelled with double P not B !! ;)

Anyhow, I thought I would make a card featuring some copper details ;) and as Valentines is coming up I made 2 Valentine themed cards.

 I used a wooden skeewer (the kind we use for BBQs) for the arrow and cut a little V in the die cut MFT feather to mimic a real arrow - I really love those copper details combined with the pale pink.

I stamped the XO from the Hero Arts XO set in black and added the cut out pieces to the little glassine bag. 

Stamps: Hero Arts XO CL586 , Hero Arts So Sweet CL276
Papers: Bazzill, MME minipad LOVE ME
Other: MFT Feathers & Arrow Die, Copper thread, glassine bag, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists (perfect copper) 

My 2nd Valentines features a set of diamond shapes (cut out on the cameo) using pattern papers from the MME minipad LOVE ME.

I added tiny foam dot pieces to raise the diamond at the top and bottom - for some added interest.

Stamps: Hero Arts XO CL586
Papers: Bazzill, MME minipad LOVE ME
Other: Foam dots, Lawn Fawn Twine

Have a great sunday!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year here from the rainy Denmark! Here is a selfie taken (by me) on New Years Eve. Fiona wanted to be in the picture, too :)

I did plan to be creative during the holidays but besides helping out with some invitations I didn't get anything done. Well, I did clean up my craft room which is a good thing, right?

Inspired by Kristinas wonderful winter thanks card on the SSS blog I pulled out my little cute Merry Kissmas stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I also wanted to try out the watercoloring using distress markers - oh boy I need to practice ;) This card is my 3rd try - I think when watercoloring - it is okay to color outside the lines, huh :-) :-)  Some sparkle was added with the oh so famous wink of stella pen!

Well, I hope 2014 will be a fantastic year for all of you!  Thanks to all of you who stopped by during 2013 and leaving wonderful comments. I really appreciate it! I'll definitely try to do some more stamping and blogging in 2014!