Friday, 31 July 2015

Notecards of Joy Featuring Stamps by Rubbermoon!

Hello friends! Kim here today and I have a fun share for you using some of my favorite stamps from Rubbermoon.  I so love the stamps they have in their store, they are made from red rubber, which I prefer to use over the clear acrylic ones. I just find these deep etched stamps work great and always give me a sharp, clear image.

I created two cards today, as I am trying to build up my card stash so I have something for any occasion that pops up.  The first one, I used the Beautiful Balloon Girl by Kae Pea. When I looked at the stamp, I saw her floating up high in the sky and thought it would be fun to add some dimensional balloons to her to keep her afloat! 

I layered some turquoise card stock on a 5 1/2 x 4 /12 inch card, then used some more white cardstock and some Twinkling H2o's watercolour in the same tones as the paper and created a sky background for our girl to be floating in.   I added some bows and glitter to the balloons, and a die cut sentiment to the base of the card. The girl was coloured in with Spectrum Noir markers and topped off her dress with some more glitter. I added some tiny silver bling to the card for some added sparkle.

My next card was totally inspired by the little lady from the Open Arms stamp by Wendy Fedan, and I stamped her out on some white cardstock and coloured her in with more of my Spectrum Noir markers. For the background, I used some white cardstock and ran it through my embossing folder, and it reads the words to the song, "You are my sunshine", which is one of my favorite songs. I used the Love this Face! stamp by Kae Pea for the sun in the sky, and placed some die cut clouds on either side of the glittery face in the sky. The Crooked Chimney house is also one of my favorite stamps and there is a great selection of these houses designed again by the very talented Kae Pea!  I coloured this one in coordinating colour tones and added my joy sentiment.

I added some tiny bling pieces in a sunshine-y yellow for a finishing touch and that completed my card.
I hope you have enjoyed my posts today and I hope it inspires you to make some of these fun cards for your family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by!

Rubbermoon Stamps Used

Other Items Used
Lawn Fawn Dies
We Are Memory Keepers Embossing Folder
Cardstock and Bling From My Stash
Spectrum Noir Markers
Twinkling H2o's From ColourArte

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Card Making Fun with Lawn Fawn and Deep Red Stamps

Hi friends and happy Tuesday! Today I have some fun cards to share with you. I got out some Deep Red Stamps and my favorite Lawn Fawn Stamps and die set for these cards.
I started off with a 5 1/2 x 4 1/2'' card base in white. For my first card I have used the Lawn Fawn "sending hedgehugs" set. This is such a cute little set and you can get the dies to match the stamps.  I started off with some medium shade blue cardstock from DCWV, and I also cut my Lawn Fawn "hello" sentiment from the same colour to match. I die cut the word 3 times and then stacked them up on top of each other so it would have some good dimension.
I stamped the background with some Inkadinkadoo stamps in various shades of green to give a fun background for my little hedgehogs. I used inks from Colourbox and Simon Says Stamps inks for this.
Now it was time to stamp my little hedgehogs and then use the matching die cuts to cut them out. The hedgehug set comes with a tiny heart stamp and matching sentiment, which I used and popped up with some white fun foam. I coloured the hedgehogs with some of my Spectrum Noir markers and then I went over them with some white Wink of Stella glitter pen. The final touch was some glossy accents on top of the hello sentiment to give it some shimmer and shine.
Next up is my Deep Red rubber stamp Mason Jar card.  I love Deep Red Stamps, they always come out so nice and crisp.  For this card I decide to stamp out the image in clear Versamark Ink, and then I used some black embossing powder from Ranger over top.   I am also entering this card into the CropStop Card Challenge over on their blog.

The paper in the background is one I have had in my stash for a while, and it was just waiting for the right project to be used. It has some fun dimension with the turquoise dots so I used that as a colour contrast for my little butterflies.  The butterflies themselves are a Recollections stamp set I got at Michaels ages ago, and I thought they were just the right size to flitter about in my jar. I embossed them as well with more of the Ranger Embossing powder in the Lime Green and I used some Recollections Turquoise embossing powder on the other ones.

For the Hello sentiment, I used a combination of silver (Ranger), Turquoise (Recollections) and Blue Sparkle (Wow!) embossing powders.  I layered on each colour, using my heat gun in between layers until I was happy with the result.  The final touch was some tiny little bling in blue to add more sparkle.
I hope you liked my post today, and will be inspired to make some cards for your family and friends.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ranger Embossing Powders
Recollection Embossing Powders and Stamps
Inkadinkadoo Stamps
ColourBox Inks
Simon Says Stamp Inks
Glossy Accents
Spectrum Noir Markers
Versamark Clear Ink




Tuesday, 21 July 2015

"Art" Mixed Media Canvas for ColourArte Blog Challenge

Hello friends! I have a fun share for you today! Each month on the ColourArte Blog they are having a challenge. This months challenge is Texture.
I love texture, so any chance I get to play with some is a good day for me. I had this canvas board for a while, it was a yard sale find, and it needed some love and attention. I started off with some Prima paper, and ripped up some strips for my first layer of texture.  The thing about texture on a piece is that it can come from so many different places, and paper is a great way to start!
Once the paper was down, I got out some chipboard from Gina's Designs Lasercuts. I used some antique bronze spray and the chipboard piece I used as a stencil to add my next layer of dimension and texture.
Now its time to get messy!  I mixed up a concoction of some African Jade Silks Acrylic Glaze, some Pop micro beads and some texture paste. Mix the whole lot up with a popsicle stick and you have some amazing textured paste to use on your art.
I love this, the beads and the colour from the Silks really made the texture on the canvas stand out.
On the left below you can see a close up of the texture I achieved with it. 
I next got out my Creative Paper Clay and made some molds of some butterfly wings and a fun little face. I used some Twinkling H2o's to colour the wings and then got out my script stamp and stamped on top of the wings for some fun texture as well.
 Now, back to the canvas. I used my Radiant Rain spray (did I mention that I LOVE these sprays??) and my water mister. I sprayed on in sections and then used some water to create drips down the canvas. This is simple and easy to do, but again it adds another dimension to the texture I am trying to achieve on the piece.  I used more of the script stamp on the background as well.

 Now its time to layer on your embellishments. I worked in some beautiful pieces from a Ken Oliver paper I had in my stash and some wooden pieces as well. You can see on the wood paint brush I used some gold crackle paint and more micro beads in gold as well for further texture. The trick I find with texture is to layer, layer, layer. Even things as simple as paper add that next level of dimension to your art.

 I kept on adding my paper clay pieces, paper from the paper line, wooden pieces and even and old hinge I had in my stash, which I used texture paste and rust alcohol inks on.
 Keep on adding some fun pieces until you achieve your desired look.
Here is the finished piece.  I am thrilled with the outcome, I had a blast making this piece. Remember Texture is visual as well as dimensional, and layering on things like colour, paper, stamps, metal and clay all add to a fun textural piece.
Don't forget to check out all the fun over on the ColourArte Blog or check out their Facebook Page HERE.
You can also find some fun ideas over on the Creative Paper Clay Blog
and last, but certainly not least, check out all the great stuff going on over at Gina's Designs Lasercuts Blog, their Facebook Group and YouTube Channel
Thanks for stopping by!
Products Used
Ken Oliver Studios Paper
ButterBeeScraps Metal Embellishments
13 Arts Texture Paste
POP Micro Beads, White and Gold
Prima Butterfly Paper, Script Stamp and Resin Light Bulb
Prima Gold Crackle Paste
Creative PaperClay Mould Pieces
Ranger Alcohol Ink
Patina and Copper Gilder's Paste

Fabric Floral Card for

Happy Tuesday friends! I have a fun, fabric, floral card (and a bit of alliteration as well!) to share with you today. I have created this card for and used the Dragonfly Fantasy Stencil on top of some white canvas type fabric.
I used my Radiant Rain sprays from ColourArte to spritz over the stencil.  I used three different colours of the mica sprays. I love Rebecca's Stencils as they are thinner than other stencils and this gives such a crisp print on paper, canvas and this time on fabric. It didn't even bleed into the fabric, which is most impressive!
 I used some fun foam from my stash and some double sided tape on a 5 1/2'' by 4 1/2'' white cardstock base to pop up the fabric base on the card.
After the fun foam was adhered onto the card base, I used more double sided tape with a bit of fabric glue to attach the fabric on to the fun foam. Once it was glued down I got out some Stickles in Peacock to add some glitter and dimension to the card. I then layered on some burlap and lace and a sentiment for the card on top of it. The last step was some Prima chipboard and some lovely muted tone flowers. 

I hope you like my card, it was fun to make and very simple. Rebecca's stencils really are the star of the show here, and using them on fabric is another way to get more mileage out of your stencils!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Other Products Used
Petaloo Flowers
Prima Chipboard
Stampin Up! Sentiment Stamp
Peacock Stickles
Lace and Fun Foam From My Stash

Monday, 13 July 2015

Simple and Easy Background for a Layout Featuring ColourArte

Hello friends and happy Tuesday!  I have a super simple and easy background technique to share with you all today.  I have used my wonderful Twinkling H2o's and a piece of canvas paper to start.
I first started by spritzing the paper with some water and then apply random strokes of the watercolour to the page. Keep spritzing on lightly with your mister and move the paint around on the page. Remember to leave some white spaces on the page for contrast. Lastly, I took the darkest colour of the "Twinks" and wet my brush and again randomly splattered it on top of the background. That's all I did to create my background!  The point is to have fun, and remember there is no right or wrong way to do this!
Next, I got out my embellishments I wanted to add.
I next layered on the paper pieces  I chose and one of the chipboard pieces from Gina's Designs.
Once, I figured out my layout, I got out some stamps from my stash and did some stamping around the page. I didn't want to overwhelm the background so I didn't press too hard with the stamp, I just wanted some light "ghost" type images.
Lastly, I added some lovely Petaloo Flowers and I also added some Radiant Rain spray in Sunburst, and some Ranger Distress spray in Cracked Pistachio around the chipboard and resin pieces I added. 
 I added a butterfly for a finishing touch, tucking it in around the Prima resin heart.
I hope you will give this simple and easy background a try, the trick is to not be afraid and just play! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
List of Products Used
Prima Resin
Petaloo Flowers
Paper From My Stash
Inkadinkadoo Leaf Stamp

Friday, 10 July 2015

Baby Girl Card Featuring Graphic 45

Happy Friday friends!  I have a fun little card share today. I am going to be a Grandma again in August, and yes, as you can tell its a girl!  I was completely inspired to make this cute little card in anticipation of her arrival. 
I used the Graphic 45 paper Precious Memories for this card. I started off by layering on some of the decorative paper in the background in a pink heart polka dot pattern.  I did a lot of fussy cutting next, I love fussy cutting its fun and relaxing and you can do it while watching TV.
I just adore these little outfits and created a clothes line effect with them. I used some Prima wire which I braided to make the line, and attached it at each end with flower daisy brads.

I also fussy cut out lots of the flowers from the paper, and used some dimensional tape to pop them up on varying levels.  I added some bling in the shape of a heart as a finishing touch.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today and will give some fussy cutting a try.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Products Used
Precious Moments Paper Graphic 45
Prima Wire
Brads and Bling From My Stash

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Mixed Media Canvas Featuring ColourArte

Hello friends!  I am so excited to share my project with you today!  I am featuring the amazing products of ColourArte today. They have the most fun things, watercolours, sprays, artist pigments, glazes and more. I have used just a small sampling but the effect turned out great!
I have created a 5'' x 12'' mixed media canvas.  I think doing mixed media is really my first love!
 Here is what I have used to create my Canvas. I love the Radiant Rain sprays. They are highly pigmented and have a fantastic shimmer to them. The Silks Acrylic Glazes have been a staple in my craft room for a long time, and are a very versatile product.
I started off my canvas with some white crackle paint. I wanted that as the base so when I used the sprays it would pick up on the crackle effect on the canvas. I used Teal Zircon and Pink Grapefruit from the Radiant Rain Line for the beginning of the base.

As you can see, the sprays worked great and really highlighted the cracks. I love how the pink and blue tones mixed to give a light purple colour in the crackle.  After I had done this I got out some texture paste and stencils and added a floral motif to the top and bottom of the canvas.

Next up, I got out some chipboard from Gina's Designs Lasercuts. This is the Tudor Rose shape set. I wanted them to be more dimensional, so I used some liquid pearls on them and did some random dots and lines on them. After that dried I painted them white and added them to my canvas.  I used them under my layers of paper which I fussy cut out from my Prima paper. I love the look of the little houses and birds, which also pick up on the lovely pastel tones I was going for on the piece.

I decided I needed a little bit of sunshine on my canvas, and so I got out the Sunburst Silks Acrylic glaze. I think the name "Sunburst" is so true, this colour of yellow is so very vibrant and fun!  I added some accents in this colour here and there on the canvas, and I think it really created some depth to it. I also used the Radiant Rain Sunburst Spray and added some fun splotches to the canvas. 

I also added some touches of Key Lime and Pixie Pink in the glazes as well, to the sides and top of the canvas to add a few more spots of colour.

Now, its time to embellish!  I got out some fun Prima chippy pieces and added a butterfly, fairy and friend sentiment to the top of the little house. I then added a little resin window and some lovely flowers and cameo to finish it off.

I am so happy with this piece, I think I may give it to a friend who loves fairies.  The ColourArte products made a huge difference to my canvas and I am so pleased with the outcome.
Check out the links below to all the ColourArte products, and of course see their BLOG for all the fun things going on, as well as their Facebook Page HERE
Thanks for stopping by!

Other Products Used
Prima Garden Fable Paper
Prima Butterfly Chipboard Embellishments
Flowers by Petaloo
Prima Resin Pieces
Deco Art Crackle Paint