Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge # 48

This inspiration photo for the Runway Inspired Challenge made me feel like it was the month of June! Oooo can't wait for that and winter has just begun! Sniff, sniff!  Okay, at least it makes me think of good things to come! I was inspired by the pastel colours along with the flowers and the punch of black.

Products used:

My Favorite Things - Roses, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Clear embossing powder Zing (later ironed off)
Distress inks in Antique Linen, Spun Sugar and a bit of Worn Lipstick
Memories black
Perfect Pearls on the roses, can't see it that well but what a nice shimmer
Embossed rectangle Lawn Fawn die cut

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks - November Cool Shades Challenge

Happy cold Sunday! Had fun with this one, I am submitting it to this weeks Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades Challenge.

Products used:

Paper Smooches Warm Hearts, Chubby Chum Pals (lights and hat) and Word Salad.
Copics, Glitter, Stickels and Glossy Accents

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Hero Arts Christmas - A Few of My Favorite Things

Here is a set I made using the Archivers/Hero Arts stamp and die set with lots 'o glitter, as a matter of fact my dog Duffy is still wearing the glitter! I am submitting these under "A few of my favourite things". The stamping on glitter technique is one of my favourites for the holidays.

Hero Arts Archivers Stamp and Cut ornaments
Hero Arts and Sizzix embossing folder
Inks Hero Arts - Red Royal, Navy, Cornflower, Tide Pool, Green Hills and Charcoal
Pearls and gems all HA mixed accents - Blush, Foliage, Sea and Neutral
Sentiments Papertrey Ink
Again, lots 'o glitter!

To make the ornaments I used double sided tape sheets. Glued one side to thin plain white card stock, die cut the ornaments then removed the tape covering from the top part and glittered the surface.  Sprayed with glue to hold the glitter in-place.  This is from a tutorial I saw on Barb Engler's blog last year (see link here).

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks and Runway Inspired Challenge #47

This is for both the current Paper Smooches Sparks (stripes) and Runway Inspired Challenge #47. I seem to turn to the Paper Smooches Reflections set often, I really love those flowers! I used the Wink of Stella clear glitter on the flowers. I put a close-up below.

Stamps: Reflections and Word Salad - Paper Smooches
Lines: Papertrey Ink
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Enamel Dots My Minds Eye
Inks: Hero Arts mid-tone Navy, Orange Soda, Bubble Gum, Cornflower
Memories black

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Papertrey Ink - making my first plaid backgrounds

Happy Friday all! I am so looking forward to a quiet weekend, although we are supposed to see our first light snow tomorrow… Not ready for that yet!  

I received my first Papertrey Ink order this week, I was so excited and looking forward to trying the plaid technique that I saw by Laura Bassen in the Insider Card class.  These are the two I came up with for the holidays.


Stamps all Papertrey Ink - Lines for the plaid and the sentiments
Inks all Hero Arts - Royal Red, Forever Green, Green Hills and Silver mid-tone
Memories black
 Glitter is Rock Candy Distress glitter with two sided tape sheets
Dies Spellbinder

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hero Arts Neon Christmas - Merry and Bright

Made this one for the current Hero Arts holiday challenge.  Part of the challenge was using neon ink, thought this was a fun way to use those gorgeous inks. I am submitting this one for the "Merry and Bright" category, using Neon inks.

 Products: Heor Arts Miracle of the Holidays sentiment and the "ornament" is from Not Perfect.
Inks: Neon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Shadow Ink - Silver
The cord colour is Forever Green
Star Dust Stickles
Hero Arts Snow notecard and layering paper

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays CFC119:Embossing

Already working on my holiday cards, this set is for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Embossing challenge.  Used both an embossing folder and powder on this set.

My apologies for the picture, really grey fall day here!
Products: Stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Ornament Banner Builder set, Sizzix-Hero Arts embossing folder
Snow layering papers and note card Hero Arts
Silver and Silver Blue embossing powder Zing American Crafts
Inks all Hero Arts mid-tones: Silver, Gold, Tide Pool, Cornflower, Mint Julep, Red Royal and Green Hills
All kinds of Stickles!

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Paper Smooches Sparks - Picture Perfect Challenge October 2013

Wasn't quite sure what direction to take from this picture, the colours ended-up being my starting point. At first I wanted to go in the holiday direction but, to me, the colours were more birthday.  So this is what I ended-up with.

Products used:

Paper Smooches -  Sentiment Sampler and Warm Hearts
Distress inks, Shabby Shutters, Pumice Stone, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick
Glossy Accents and star dust Stickles
Memories Black ink

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