Thursday, July 30, 2015

Runway Inspired

I managed to find some time to play along with the current Runway Inspired Challenge. It's been ages since I've joined in and I had a blast with the inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the geometric pattern and that you could see through the dress.


For the background I applied Squeezed Lemonade and Abandonned Coral Distress Inks through the Heidi Swapp Fence Stencil. I cleaned off the stencil, placed it back on the design and applied Translucent Embossing Paste on top. This paste dries clear so the colours beneath are still visible.



I die cut Paper Smooches Roses Die and Leaves from black card stock and backed them with vellum so the background design would still be visible.

I finished off with a sentiment from the Altenew Label Love set and a few enamel dots.

You can see the shine and texture from the embossing paste in this photo.



I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes Challenge.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sparkle & Shine

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
I have a wedding card today for the Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Challenge.


I used the Penny Black Alluring Stencil with Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes in Aurora Lights for the background. Just sponge the Cosmic Shimmer Glue through the stencil, let it get tacky and apply the Gilding Flakes on top.  It's easy and elegant and I love the metallic shine!


The frame is from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames Icons and was cut from gold glitter paper.


The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and was heat embossed with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and I used silk ribbon to attach the frame to the background.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Poppystamps Blog Blitz

I have my second project up for the blog blitz at Poppystamps. Please stop by here to see the new dies I've used and leave a comment there for a chance to win a die from the new release!






Saturday, July 18, 2015

Blog Blitz

We're having a blog blitz over at Poppystamps to showcase the new release which includes Autumn, Halloween and Christmas dies!

Please pop by here to check out my card and all the other projects by the design team. There are prizes every day during the hop, the more you comment, the better your chance of winning one of the new dies!




Friday, July 10, 2015

Poppystamps Sneak Peek

I'm up at Poppystamps today with a new card and here's a little peek at my card. I'd love it if you stopped by and paid a visit here.




Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wildflower Garden

Reading Garden Dedication

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a project I created for the library in the village where I live.

I was asked to make a piece of wall art to commemorate the opening of the Children's Fantasy Reading Garden that is located right outside the library.

Dedication for Reading Garden

I pondered for quite some time about what to do.  Should I do stamping or die cutting or some combination of the two but in the end I went with die cutting so there would be depth and dimension to the project.

Reading Garden Closeup


I combined dies from quite a few companies to create a colourful wildflower garden with some fluttering butterflies thrown in for good measure.

Library Reading Garden

All the flowers were die cut from white card stock and coloured with Distress Inks and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls for a lovely shimmer.

Library Project Super Closeup

I layered some extra greenery along the bottom edge and that was die cut from vellum.

Most of the butterflies are watercoloured and some have stamping on them.

Garden Closeup

The dedication piece was computer printed onto vellum so that it would be light and airy.

It was interesting to work on such a large piece (11" x 14") compared to the usual A2 card size. There's just so much space to fill!   I definitely prefer the smaller size of the cards!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project and I truly appreciate all the comments you leave me!



Poppystamps: Fritillaria Bouquet, Meadow Clover
Memory Box: Bella Bouquet
Simon Says Stamp: Fresh Daisies
Impression Obsession: Hollyhocks
Joy Crafts: Cutting Flowers
Martha Stewart: Butterfly Punch

Friday, June 12, 2015

Little Pink Houses


I have a card up at Poppystamps and I think it involves some pink houses! Please stop by and see my project here.


Wishing you an inky day!