Monday, August 28, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge # 11- Cards for Kids

Happy Monday! The giant kid in me had such fun making this tri-fold card for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge  - Card for Kids.

I started with a piece of Bristol card stock cut to 12 x 5.5 (eventually scored at 4 inches on both sides). I white embossed my constellations from the Upon a Star stamp set and die cut a round mask for my moon. I then used Mustard Seed (moon shadow) Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet and Black Soot Distress Inks for the background sky and sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer for added texture.
I used my Distress Marker in Hickory Smoke with a water brush to define the moon.

I stamped all of my images from Lawn Fawn's Costume Party, Booyah, Happy Haunting, Spooktacular and Trick or Treat on Neena Solar White card stock and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers.

I used the coordinating dies for the images and also die cut my grass with the Grassy Border and Meadow Borders dies and my spider from the Cute Cobweb dies. 

I put my card together and waited to emboss my sentiment once I knew my spacing with all these images. I added some white and gold dots to further define the sky and then my shimmer pen on the moon and the spider.

Go check the challenge! It is such fun to participate in this one and there is lots of inspiration:)
Thanks for taking the time!

Friday, August 25, 2017

CFC181 - Kraft & White

I am so happy it's Friday for two reason's, it's the end of my first week back at work following a month of vacation but, better than that it's time for another CAS-ual Friday's Challenge!

This week we are featuring Kraft & White!

I hope you all have taken the time to go to the CAS-ual Friday's shop for Michelle's new release, I mean how sweet are the new products! I just had to use the new Flowercase letter stamps for this one. I matched the Hello with a sentiment from another favourite - Pretty Posies.  I also added three of the gorgeous flowers and a leaf from Pretty Posies white embossed on vellum.  I just love working with Kraft card stock! 

I toped off the project with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and some pearls from my stash. This will be a great card to send to a friend!

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!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge!

I have not had much time over the last few months to craft, it is time for that to stop and my goal is to participate more in challenges this fall.  The new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Flickr page is dots and/or stripes. I had quite a bit of craft time last weekend so I made one for this challenge!

I decided on the fantastic Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers for this project. I used the SSS Rose Gold Embossing Powder on some Bristol Cardstock and instead of colouring them traditionally, I decided to try ink blending with my Distress Inks. Bristol paper is ideal for this type of ink blending. I die cut my images with the corresponding dies.

I then took a piece of Neena Solar White 80 lbs and die cut it using my favourite Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle and a Lawn Fawn stitched oval. I added some black and white striped pattern paper and then placed my flowers around the opening.  Once my flowers were attached I decided to add a few of the dots from the Spring Flowers set and coloured them in with my black Gellyroller.

I felt like I need a bold sentiment so I die cut a strip of black card stock and white embossed one of my favourite sentiments by SSS from the older Flower Friend stamp set. I place my banner with foam tape and finished it off with some sequins from the SSS July card kit in the centre.

Thanks for taking the time!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Hippos!

Happy Sunday crafty friends! So nice to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink. blog with you for today :)

My project today features MFT products that can be all be found in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. shop!

But I mean, look at those hippos! I just fell in love with them! This is the Happy Hippos stamp set by MFT colored with my Copic Sketch markers - I wanted a really whimsical card and what better than flying Hippos, Lol. For the background "colored" clouds I used the fantastic Cloud Stencil by MFT, I love this stencil! Instead of a typical blue I decided to go with Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed to match my Copic accent colors.

For the "white" clouds I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud borders. I put my elements together and added my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins. I finished off by adding a little grey Copic marker under my bottom elements to ground them.

For those of you interested in any of these products go on over to the shop, if any items are not in stock simply select the Notify Me option. Vanessa rocks at re-stocking quickly.

Thanks for taking the time!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

You Flamin-go girl!

Made this one for the current challenge over at the Lawnfawnatics Challenge Blog - Custom Sentiments!

One of my favourite things about Lawn Fawn is the puny sentiments, they are always such fun!

I started with a Neena Solar white 80lbs panel and used a mix of Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks and blended them on my background panel.  I then splattered bronze Distress Paint on the panel.

I die cut a second panel to make my sandy hill and used both Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks. I then toped off the hill with my Gathered Twigs Distress Marker and my white Gellyroller for definition.

I stamped out my elements from Lawn Fawn's Flamingo Together and the trees from both the Critters from the Past and Life is good sets.  Took out my trustee Copic sketch markers to color my images. I put the base together and then gold embossed the sentiment on a Lawn Fawn sentiment banner.

Go take a look at the challenge it is such fun!
Thanks for taking the time.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

You're so Tweet!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! This is my last week of a wonderful four-week vacation, boo. Although I am ready to put the flip flops to the weekends and get back to reality!

I finally got my hands on this older Clearly Besotted stamp set - Some Birdie Loves You! It was backordered for so long!

I am just in-love with these birds! The illustration of the stamps is, in my opinion, the sweetest! I used my Copic Sketch and looked up love birds on google to get the right coloration. I then fussy cut my images. For the background I used my favourite MFT could stencil, this is a must-have in my craft room! The foliage is an older Memory Box die as is the rainbow.  

Once my card was put together with these elements, I stamped the music notes from the Some Birdie Loves You set and white embossed the sentiment (same set) on a Lawn Fawn banner.

I finished my project off with Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Friday, August 11, 2017

CFC180 - Friendship

Happy Friday crafty peeps! Time for another CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! The theme this time around is Friendship :)

I was so excited to have received my new CAS-ual Friday's stamps in-time for this challenge!

I decided on the new Tutu set for this project in rainbow order nonetheless :) I broke out my Distress Oxides for this one and do they stamp like a dream! I used my Misti to properly line up my ballerina's. Once my stamping was complete I decided to use some black enamel accents to make the flowers pop.

I then decided to use this fantastic sentiment from the Special Delivery stamp set and also added the hearts from the new Puffy Heart Love set. 

I then added some black cardstock to accent the panel, put my card together and the of course, finished with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear 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!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Birthday!

I have so been off the grid over my vacation, my husband went back to work yesterday therefore I now have more time for my craft room over the last of my vacation!

I had such fun making this project, it's a tri-fold birthday "ocean" card.

I started by cutting my Bristol card stock to 5.5 x 12 I then used a mix of Distress Inks on the entire background. On top I used a Hero Arts waves stencil with the same Distress Inks mix I then sprayed the entire piece with my Distress sprayer for texture.  I die cut my ocean floor to 12 inches and used a Lawn Fawn Stitched border die for the top. I also used Distress Inks for the impression of sand. I then scored everything at 4inches and then glued my ocean bottom on the base.

For the sharks and fishes I used a mix of Avery Elle's Hello Chum and Lawn Fawn's Duh-Nuh. The colored fish are from Lawn Fawn and the black are by AE in the Hello Chum set.  

I colored all my images with various Copic Sketch markers. The sentiments are from Hello Chum and are embossed in some of my new WOW Glitter embossing powders, this one is Teal. I finished off the project with glossy accents and a sprinkling of sequins! 

The space in the middle panel will be for my message.

Thanks so much for taking the time, I will have more projects up this week!