Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tuesday Trigger: Enthralled with Fall

Playing along with this weeks Tuesday Trigger - inspired by the gorgeus colors and autumn leaves!

 The paper with the fun chevron on an angle is from last years Studio Calico Dearling Dear paper pad! Just found this paper pad among my stash - I have been hoarding it - now it was time to put it to use!

I layered a piece of vellum ontop of the chevron piece to create a more "quiet" background for the stamped leaves from Ali Edwards' Autumn Afternoons.

Stamps: Ali Edwards Autumn Afternoons
Inks: Shadow inks (soft cantaloupe, red royal, orange soda, buttercup, pale tomato, cup o joe
Other: Studio Calico Darling Dear paperpad, vellum, twine, wood button, bazzill cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today!

One more ...

... card for the Avery Elle October Challenge right here.

Gotta love that tippee in the Home Sweet Home set!  :-)

I paired up 2 sentiment stamps in the set to create the sentiment for the card.

The 2 tippees are "hitched" together using some Lawn Fawn Twine. I used a bit of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Medium Matte to make the curls stay put.

Stamps: Avery Elle Home Sweet Home
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow inks butterbar, charcoal, archival black ink.
Other: Misc pattern papers, Lawn Fawn Twine, foam sqares, Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Avery Elle October Challenge

Another challenge card here today. I've decided to play along with the AEI♥U October Challenge.
See the details here.  I love their stamps and one must have (for me at least) was the "Home Sweet Home" set - I love that tippee, the cute camper and also the igloo used for this card here. Just a perfect set for lots of occasions.

I die cut a circle using a Spellbinders die and sponged the background using Hero Arts Mint Julep Shadow inks.

Stamps: Avery Elle Home Sweet Home
Inks: Hero arts shadow ink mint julep & red royale, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Spellbinders die, Lawn Fawn twine, Copic Markers, CB embossing folder, MS heart punch.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great Sunday!

Color Media

I wanted to play along with the color media challenge also and last night I saw there was still time ;) So here are a few cards I made,  using inks as my color media.

The cirle was the flip side of a very large flower cirle from the Hero Arts set Big Circles. I inked it up with two neo hero arts inks and the new gold shadow ink, also from Hero arts.

 The same kind of design - using hearts instead of circles.

I quite like the uneven edges created by the flip side of the circle stamp ...

Stamps: Hero Arts Big Circles CL294, Hero Arts Many Dots CL519, Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages Cl611, Lawn Fawn Into the Woods, Lawn Fawn Summertime Charms.
Inks: Hero Arts gold shadow ink, Hero Arte Neon inks, Versafine black ink
Papers: Hero arts layering + Bazzill.

The colors of my beloved Kate Spade bag inspired me this time! :-))

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Party Animal

The CAS-ual Friday challenge CFC117 is all about stitching. I love sewing on cards - so here is a simple birthday card, stiching the balloons on to that cute Avery Elle balloon doggy.
Love the sentiment in that  same Avery Elle stamp set - isn't it fun!?

I am sorry about the bad photo - I have a hard time photographing in the evening - so if you have any good tips on taking card pictures in the evening - especially camera settings (I have a Canon EOD 450 SLR), I would much appreciate it!

Stamps: Avery Elle Party Animal, Hero Arts Many Dots
Inks: Hero Arts Neon inks, Archival black ink
Paper: Bazzill Cardshoppe cs.

I am also entering this into the Pinspired Challenge #19 , I was triggered by the bright colors in the pinterest photo! Go check out that fun challenge site, if you don't know it already.
I always love a good challenge and to see the inspiration from the design teams. 

Have a good one!

A spring card in October?

I made this for a submission call - but did not submit it as I realized I had misunderstood the category - oh well ;) So here is a spring card for you in October!

I used a range of different hero arts shadow inks for the flower stamping around some cloud masks (MFT cloud die cut out of masking paper) .

One of the clouds was die cut directly out of the front panel and I used the negativ part when sponging the background (using hero arts soft pool shadow ink).

Stamps: AE April Showers by Technique Tuesday, Ampersand stamp by Amy Tangerine
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow inks
Paper: Bazzill

I ended up submitting 3 cards for Cards Creation Vol. 12 - my first ever submission for a magazine!
And one of them got accepted - I am so thrilled! ;) I will show you the 2 cards which did not get accepted,  on a later ocassion.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 5 - Embossing Shabby Chic

When Tim taught the technique of using the distress paints over clear embossing, I just had to try this out myself. I am not much of a vintage girl as many of you might know - but I do like to make a shabby card once in a while ;)

I tried to use the technique on the front panel - but I think I wiped off too much of the paint and I was left with a leathery purple look. I decided to make a quick card anyway...

I used some black hero arts layering paper as I did not have any black paint to start off with. I mixed two paints (picket fence & ripe persimmon) - but somehow the look turned out purple.

I just made a die cut of my 2nd try - using  only the ripe persimmon distress paint. I think the amount of paint on this piece is better.

Stamps: Tim Holtz Damask, Tim Holtz Acorn Blueprint
Other: Ranger distress paints, Hero Arts embossing powder, Hero Arts layering paper, Prima alphas
It is incredible how the fabulous Ranger / Tim Holtz products could be used for so many techniques! Don't you think?
I am still very much behind on trying out some of the other techniques taught in the class - so I'll probably be back with some more to share later on.  Untill then - have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 1 - Marbling

I am still working my way through day 1 ;)

On this card I used the marbling technique - again with distress paints. I used 4 colors on my marbled banner (picket fence, pickled raspberry, ripe persimmon & gathered twigs)

What a fun effect that gives! And I personally like the mat look that comes from these paints!

Other supplies: 
Stamps: Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set, Hero Arts It's Your Day
Paper: Hero Arts Layering papers, Bazzill
Other: MS twine, MFT banner fishtail dies
Inks: Ranger Distress Walnut Stain

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 1

I signed up for the Online Class Creative Chemistry 102 which started Monday this week. I loved last year's 101, so naturally I had to sign up for the 102 with the fabulous Tim Holtz.

I was in Copenhagen (far away from my scrapdesk) for the first 2 days - so I am running a bit behind with the classes and trying out the different techniques!

Today I am sharing  a card using a technique from day1 - stamping resist. Stamping with distress paint - love the mat look! I chose the wonderful Trick & Treaters stamp which is actually a solid stamp (see the last card (from last year) - but somehow I applied the paint in such a way that I ended up with an outline image of that stamp (a ghost like look) - and I just love that!! What do you think?

After heatsetting I distressed the background using scattered straw, evergreen bough & black soot.

I love this outline look so much!

And here is a card I made last year using that same stamp! (A more feminine kind of card!)

Now, I can't wait to try out the other techniques! Are you joining, too??

Thanks for stopping by ! Have a great day/evening!