Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Matey!

Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting any more cards last week, but the weather was very nice and there was no time for blogging. This week started with bad weather and I think I am getting ill, so not a good thing.
Before I share today’s card, I have other things to share with you. First of all, thank you to Lawnscapings for awarding my card with the Honorable gnome, so exciting!!
And I have another thank you for Lawn Fawn because they featured another one of my cards on their blog. Awesome! Such a great week!!
Here is the card I am sharing with you:

I made it for the current HA challenge, a fun card for a little boy. I stamped the envelope pattern with Antique linen on a piece of white cardstock, and then using Broken china and Weathered wood I created the waves.
I cut the pirate octopus ( one of the designs from HA for the silhouette) from white cardstock, and I stamped the Magical background over it and colored it using Antique Linen and Pumice Stone. I cut it twice, to have a backing in black, for the face details and to create a little shadow.  I cut the balloon and colored it with Fired brick ink.
For the sentiment I used the Year One “happy birthday” stamp and I used Harold’s ABCs for the  “matey”. All from Lawn Fawn. I glued black thread to the balloon, mounted everything on dimensionals and added some glossy accents here and there.
Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Flower branch

Hello again! Still on holidays, and still not having a lot of luck with the weather, so here I am blogging again. The card I am sharing today, I made for the current Hero Arts challenge. And I am entering the YCU new challenge too.

It is their first challenge up, so join them! Here is the card:

 I started with white cardstock and I sketched the flourish (from HA) using my silhouette. I colored the inside with a black marker and distress the entire panel with Broken China distress ink.
I stamped the flower from the "Layered flowers" set from HA on white cardstock with Memento black ink, and I used Spiced Marmalade distress ink and the aplicator to color them. After hand cutting the flowers I glued them to the page with dimensionals, and added some glossy accents to the center of each flower.
The sentiment is from the Find Joy set, from HA too.

Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Another entry!!

Hi everyone! How did your weekend go? Here the weather is awfull, so we couldn't go to the beach today, boooo! Hopefully it would get better soon! Anyway, I have another card for the Lawnscaping challenge
I decided to make another one layer card, I think I am a bit addicted to them now, as it is normally something I don't do.
Again, lots of masking and distress inks. The internet conection is very slow, so I won't explain how I made it. If you have any questions, just ask in the comments and I'll explain when I get back. Here is another pic, so you see the masking and glossy accents closer.
OK, hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hi everyone! Today I'm going on holidays to the beach for a couple of weeks, so I will try to stay connected as much as I can. I finished a couple of cards to have something to share with you, and for a couple of challenges I had some ideas for. So, hopefully see you soon and have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inchies card!

Hiya everyone! Today I'm back with and inchies card. I have been wanting to make one of this for a very long time, since I saw this video by Shari for Hero Arts.
The first couple of times I tried this card, they were a disaster, so I didn't try it again for a very long time. But I thought that this card was perfect for this months challenge at HA and gave it another go. Here it is:
The tree is one of the stamps from the HA digikit "Feeling wise". I used the brush image on photoshop to make a PNG file that then I opened in my Silhouette studio. I created my own "inchies grid" to cut with the machine by "print and cut".
Then I colored the inchies using distress inks and an applicator (Broken china, Chipped sapphire and Antique linen). I used a piece of patterned paper from Bo Bunny that I had for ages to make the grass hill. I printed the tree in the PP and then hand cut it to make the hill. I distress the edges of the paper with Antique linen and Vintage photo.
I used Promarkers to color the leaves and then I distress the edges of the individual inchies with Vintage photo. I glued them with dimensionals over white cardstock and then glued the white panel over dark blue cardstock.
I added glossy accents to the leaves and while it dried I used my silhouette to cut a bird design from HA. Colored the bird with distress inks, and glued it over the inchies, using a dimensional for the wings. Added a rhinestone for the birds eye and stamped the sentiment with Chipped Sapphire ink.
Here you can see the great dimension that this card has:

 Ok, hope you liked it and give it a try, inchies cards are fun!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lawnscaping One Layer Challenge

This morning I made my card for the Lawnscaping Challenge.

They ask you to make a one layer card. For me they are the most complicated cards to make, cause if you do something wrong (like an accidental thumb print), you can't use anything to cover it. So I should say that this card took me a couple of tries.
There is a lot of masking done on this card, but I should start explaining how I did the whales. I tried reverse stamping, but I didn't like that the lines weren't sharp enough, so I stamped a whale, scanned it with my computer and used photoshop to mirror the image. Then I printed this, and stamped the original whale on the other side, over the masked flower.
I think it sounds more complicated than it actually was. Then I masked the whales and the place for the sentiment, and stamp the hearts from Teeny Tiny Backdrops over the entire front of the card using Broken china and Chipped sapphire.
I created the sentiment with Harold's ABCs and stamped it with Fired Brick.
Then I colored the whales and the flower with Promarkers, and to finish it, I added some glossy accents and used distress inks on the edges of the card.

Hope you liked it and thank you for stopping by!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Butterfly sparkle

Hi everyone!

Did you have a nice couple of days? My weekend was very long as it was bank holiday, so I am very tired!
Today I have a card to share with you that I made on Saturday morning before all the craziness started.
For this card, I cut the flourish (from Hero Arts) with my silhouette from white cardstock and colored it with distress inks. I added some perfect pearls to give it some shine.
I stamped that butterfly (from HA too) twice on white cardstock and just use one side from them to make it look like the butterfly was flying. I colored the butterfly using distress inks as watercolor (loving this technique, I can't seem to get enough of it!!). Cut both butterflies and glued them together.
Then I cut a piece of white cardstock and stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink. I rounded 2 of the corners and distressed the edges with Antique linen and Vintage photo.
Then I colored the front of the card with the same distress inks I used on the flourish and glued everything, using dimensionals for the wings on the butterfly.

Here is a close up of the coloring on the butterfly and the shine that has the flourish thanks to the perfect pearls.

Hope you liked it and thank you for stopping by!! See you tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

All white challenge.

Is everyone ready for the weekend? Here it is bank holiday weekend, so I guess I won't have a lot of time for crafting, but I'll try ;)

Before the weekend starts, I have one more card for you.

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp "All white challenge".
I started embossing the Large Fabric Background. Then I stamped the flower 3 times and colored each layer with distress inks (Tattered Rose and Fired Brick). You can appreciate it on the picture, but I painted the edges of the flower with distress ink sprayed with Perfect Pearls water. I stamped the leaves and colored them with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint.
I added some ribbon and twine, used a tag for the sentiment and added some Glossy Accents to the center of the flower.

Hope you liked it and have a good weekend!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Large Open Flower

Hello everyone!

For the card I am sharing today, I used one of the new stamps I got for my birthday.

I cut some white cardstock and masked the edges. Then I stamped the Large Open Flower with Memento Black ink and colored them using distress inks as watercolors.
I colored the front of the card with Chipped Sapphire ink and stamped the flower with the same ink over it. Then I use a white gel pen to paint some accents.
Then I mounted the white panel on dimensionals and added some rhinestones.

It was a very simple card to make and I looooove using distress inks for water coloring!! If you haven't tried it yet, you should give it a go!

Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

True Friend Flowers Digikit


Today I have a card using the True Friend Flowers digikit from Hero Arts.

I used the print and cut option on my silhouette to make this card. When I had the flowers printed, I engraved the clouds background and colored it with chalk. I colored the flowers using coloring pencils and I used distress inks for the sun.

I created the sentiment on my computer, and I added some Liquid Pearls on the center of the flowers.

Hope you liked it and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yellow Butterfly

Hello everyone!!

Today I have a CAS card for you. I used one of the new set of stamps I got last month.

I stamped the butterfly with Memento black ink and colored it using distress inks (Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo). I colored the label panel and the front of the card the same way, and I rounded the corners.

I cut a white piece of cardstock and I scored the pattern using the scoring board. I stamped the sentiment and I colored some pearls to use on the card.

To give shine to the butterfly, I use Spiced Marmalade ink sprayed with Perfect Pearls water as watercolor on the borders of the butterfly, and I added some Glossy Accents. You can see it in this picture.

Hope you liked it and thank you for stopping by!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

I love you a boatload!

Hi everyone!!
I had a nice crafting weekend and I got a couple of cards done, I loooove those weekends!

I have tons of cards ideas in my head right now, but not enough time to make them all, so lets start sharing, so I can go back to card making before my mojo goes out the door!!!

Lots of silhouette and hero arts on this card. First I engraved the cloud background from hero arts, and colored around the clouds using chalks. Then I cut the waves and stamped them using the magical background stamp with broken china distress ink. I colored the cardstock using the same ink and the ink aplicator, and I darkened the edges with Chipped Sapphire.
The boat is a design from Hero Arts for the Silhouette. I cut it and colored it using Distress inks (Weathered wood, Pumice stone, Black soot and Fired Brick for the flag). To finish it I cut a sun and some hearts and colored them with distress inks too (Fired brick, Mustard Seed and Spiced marmalade).
I didnt have a sentiment that I could use with this card, so I took Harold's ABCs from Lawn fawn and I created my own and stamped it with Memento black ink.

Then I glued everything onto the front of the card and covered the hearts and the windows on the boat with Glossy Accents. When I glued the boat, I put part of it on dimensionals, so it would look like is coming of the page.

Ok, sorry for the long post, and I hope you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kraft, pencils and spirits...

Today's card was so much fun to make. I love this technique, but I rarely use it, so it was a nice change.

I took a piece of kraft cardstock and I stamped the Old Writing from Hero Arts with white StazeOn ink. Then I stamped the Large Cling Flower from HA too with Versamark and embossed it with silver pearl powder.
I used color pencils on the flower and blend them with methylated spirits. I stamped the sentiment with Memento black ink and added some pearls. I mounted the panel on grey cardstock and I scored a frame on the card base.

I love this technique because it gives the coloring so much depth, I definitely have to make more of this.

Hope you liked it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stamping with acrylic paint


I am soooo tired today, that this is going to be a quick post. Sorry!!
Here is the card:

For this card I tried a technique I saw in Jennifer's blog. I used acrylic paint to stamp the flowers and when it was dry, I inked over the entire card using distress inks. That is a very cool technique cause the stamped flowers resisted the ink. Then I die cut a scalloped oval from it, to have a place for the sentiment.

I felt like using some stickles to give it some shine.

OK, time to go now!
Have a good night(or day) and see you tomorrow!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Masking and pieceing...

Did you have a nice couple of days? My weekend was exhausting! But it was definitely a good one. Today I am sharing with you a card I made last week:

First of all I cut a circle mask and the circle frame with my silhouette. I used the mask to stamp the Daisy Outline Pattern (Hero Arts) with Memento black ink onto the blue cardstock. I stamped it again a couple of times in white cardstock and colored some of the flowers with my Promarkers. Then I colored the circle frame with Mustard Seed distress ink and glued it around the design. I used the same ink to distress the edges of the blue panel, and I used my scissors to rough the edges. After I hand cut the colored flowers, I glued the small ones using a glue pen, and for the big ones I used dimensionals of different sizes.

The sentiment is from Lawn fawn, but it was the thank you stamp they sent with the order, so I don't know if it has a name ; ).
Then I added some twine, a button, some rhinestones and for the colored flowers, I used Diamond stickles for the centers.

Thank you for checking the blog, and see you tomorrow!!


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