Thursday, February 25, 2016
Ok so I'm a huge fan of Winnie & Walter stamps. But sadly, Sugar Rush is the only one I own! How embarrassing! So I'm entering their belated 2nd Birthday Bash competition to try and win a voucher! The exchange rate for the Aussie dollar at the moment is terrible, so a voucher would be nice! I have decided to enter the create your own background challenge. Seems how I only have the one stamp set I was limited to what I could do, but decided heat embossing the happy birthday sentiment repeatedly over a smooch background was the way to go! Keeping the background the focal point, I just coloured the cupcake with copic markers and layered it on vellum and glitter circles. Winnie & Walter, I hope you like my card!!
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - Sugar Rush
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black. Tim Holtz - Evergreen Bough, Wilted Violet. Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Pool Party, Dazzling diamonds, Vellum. Arches - Watercolour card
Accessories: Stampin Up - Silver thread, dazzling diamonds glitter, white embossing powder. Spotlight - sequins
Friday, February 19, 2016
Hi there! I'm sharing today a card I made with the gorgeous digi Celebrate Joyfully. I coloured her with copic markers. I am no copic expert. I have never done any classes or watched videos, I just colour how I please, and on this one I coloured her face with different colours than I'm used to, and I love how much better it turned out. Funny that! I guess I'm just saying that for all you copic novices or those wanting to try copics, give it a go! And experiment! I have to say that Tiddly Inks images are BY FAR the best to colour.
Anyhoo, on my card I used papers from Kaisercraft's All That Glitters for the background. I watercoloured a piece of Tim Holtz paper and distressed the edges to lay on top of that. And I am a little obsessed with feathers at the moment. I'm not sure why! I picked some up at my local craft store for my kids to use and ended up using one myself! I think it's a perfectly sweet addition don't you think!
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Here is the final card I will show you from the magazine (Australian Papercraft Essentials - Issue 49). If you would like to see the others, and all the other wonderful cards, you can purchase it at your local newsagency! This image is a favourite of mine, because it can be used for Christmas OR birthdays. In this case, I did a monochrome birthday theme. This would look cute in so many different colours. I also couldn't help but add some messy silver thread behind the presents to look as if there was a whole other level of wrapping struggles yet to go.
Stamps: Gift Stack Birdbrain
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Pear Pizzez, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Smokey Slate. Copic - X-Press It
Accessories: Stampin Up - Silver Thread. Spotlight - Sequins. Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Border die
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Here is the second card for my feature in Australian Papercraft Essentials this month. I used Fishing Birdbrain from From The Heart Stamps. I printed the image onto a rough watercolour cardstock. I coloured the bird in with prismacolour pencils. I wanted the texture to look rough so only coloured lightly. In keeping these cards simple I used some gold spray for the background and some burlap for tbehind the image. In yellow this could be a great card for a male or female don't you think!
Stamps: From The Heart - Fishing Birdbrain
Colouring tools: Prismacolour pencils
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It. Stampin Up - Crumb Cake. Papertrey Ink - Lemon Tart
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - Burlap, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die, tailored Expressions polaroid die, Heidi Swapp gold colorshine spray
Friday, February 5, 2016
Hi there! Today I have the first of 3 cards to show, as part of a feature on the birdbrain stamps from From The Heart Stamps. You can see this in the February issue (Issue 49) of Australian Papercraft Essentials magazine. I looove this first image. I wanted to colour the bird with bright colours so decided to match the background. And it was soooo quick to do. I just grabbed a few ink daubers and dabbed! Check out two more cards from this feature in my next post!
Stamps; From The Heart - Party Hat Birdbrain
Ink: Hero Arts ink daubers - Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Chartreuse
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It
Accessories: Spotlight - sequins
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Hi there! I made a baby card a long time ago with this adorable elephant on it, and I had a request to do two neutral congratulations baby cards with the same layout. Here's post with the original card http://papercraft-designs.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/happy-new-baby.html
I loved doing these in yellow and green. Baby cards are my favourites, but they're great to see in other colours beside pink and blue!
Stamps: Hero Arts - New Baby. Papertrey Ink - Rustic Wreath
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black. Versamark
Cardstock: Copic - X-Press It. Stampin Up - Dazzling dimaonds, Vellum
Papers: Stampin Up - In Colours paper stack
Accessories: Stampin Up - Ribbon, buttons, white embossing powder, & twine. Papertrey ink - clear dots. Elizabeth Craft Designs congratulations die. Pretty Pink Posh stitched banner duo die. Sewing machine
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Please excuse the craft table background in this photo. I made this for a friend and it was gone before I was able to photograph it properly! Now this card started out as a bit of a mess, I was using some inks to smooch that ended up turning out WAY too bright and overpowering. But I decided to spray some white ink quite heavily over it and I love the way it turned out. I would normally only spray once or twice onto a card but this was several times and the effect was great. Aside from that I kept it super simple, and who can resist a bit of felt on a baby card!
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Plus One
Ink: Tim Holtz - Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade. Momento - Tuxedo Black. Hero Arts - Unicorn White spray
Cardstock: Stampin Up - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Vellum. Tim Holtz - Watercolour paper
Colouring Tools - Copic markers
Accessories: Taylored Expressions - Pink felt. Spotlight - Sequins