Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Lawn Fawn

I always look forward to Lawn Fawn releases and this one was no different! I need a 12-step program  for Lawn Fawn! lol

I have been ridiculously busy at work but hopefully the wind down towards summer is near! I have little time to play in my craft room.  Here is one that I made using some new and older Lawn Fawn products.

I started by die cutting my panels in both Bristol (for Distress Inks) and Neena for the frame (by MFT) I then used the new Ocean Hillside pop-up add-on with the Bristol card stock and used multiple Distress Inks in blues and purples for my water.  I then used the shark, fin and fish from the new Duh-Nuh stamps and dies and a few other fish from the older Fintastic stamps and dies. I coloured my images with Copic Sketch Markers. I then used the coral and leaves from the Mermaid for You stamp set and coloured them in as well.

Nicol Spohr made a card featuring the Duh-Nuh and the pull up dies. She used the Simon Says Stamp goggly eyes I opted for the Doddle Bug goggly eyes, I couldn't resit adding them to this guy.  I find it too funny.  I white embossed my sentiment on the back panel and used some Salty Ocean Distress Ink for the "sky". 

I added my transparency and my foam tape, added a bunch of different sequins and stars. I topped off the card with the "Shake Me" from the new Push Here stamp set. 

Thanks for taking the time!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wplus9 with watercolour

Happy hump day! I finally had some downtime last weekend in my craft room (happy place!)  I just received this new set by Wplus9 - Modern Anemones. 

I don't know about you but when I see a tutorial by Dawn the owner and illustrator of Wplus9 I get so inspired to try what she has shown so beautifully. It, of course, never turns out like hers but practice, practice, practice right??? Lol

Here is my interpretation of her white anemones using Distress Inks

I apologize for the picture, it has been so dark and rainy here in Montreal. I swear I need a light box to take pictures!  I decided to use the Mama Elephant frame so that I could place the flowers around it and frame the sentiment also from the same Wplus9 set.

I am pleased with the way it turned out and I will keep practicing watercoloring for flowers! I finished off my project with some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.

Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, May 19, 2017

CAS-ual Friday's Challenge - CFC174

Happy Friday everyone! I have been neglecting my blog and crafty time lately. My work is a little cray-cray!!! lol.

But it is time for anther CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! This one is all about the sketch!

I had such fun making this one, I mean all crafters love rainbow right???  I used one of my favourite sets Twinkle! Along with the accompanying Stars Fri-Dies in a rainbow variety of paper.  I added some ink to deepen each colour and stamped the corresponding star stamp on top.

The sentient is also from the Twinkle set and was embossed with white on black. Didn't add any other embellies! I was so happy with the way it turned out!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Friday, May 5, 2017

CFC173 - Pick Six

Happy Friday all but more importantly Happy 6th birthday to the CAS-ual Friday's challenge blog! In honour of the Challenge birthday CFC173 is all about picking six!

I has such fun making this project! I decided on six flowers and I saw a tutorial by Nichol Spohr on using heart dies to build your own flowers! So I decided I wanted to try that for my card.  I used the heart die from the Shuffle Fri-dies and die cut my hearts from a rainbow array of papers.I then used my scoring board to score the hearts in the middle.

I pulled out my Distress Inks in shades slightly darker then my paper and added some shading to all the folded hearts.  I put my "flowers" together and topped each off with a gold heart that I die cut using the Fun-Fetti heart dies.

I took out a Neena Solar White panel and stamped the Happy Birthday with the beautiful sentiment from the new So Pretty stamp set.

I finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins. I ended up with six flowers, six topper hearts and six sequins!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lawnfawnatics Challenge #4

Happy Thursday! I have been so busy at the office, many changes have increased my workload and unfortunately I have been a little absent from my crafty time!

I had time to play to unwind and I made this card to enter into the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #4 - Black/White and Bright.

For brights I thought what better then the Fab Flowers stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn! I started by stamping those with some bright die inks then pulled out my favourite black and white stripped pattern paper.  I then decided to die cut a half circle and lay my flowers around the side.

I white heat embossed my sentiment on Lawn Fawn Black card stock and added some of the pattern paper and some pink as well.  Finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh clear drops and some Nuvo Drops in the centre of the flowers. 

Thanks so much for taking the time!