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Thursday, 18 October 2018

JAI #431: Just Add A Sketch

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Hello to everyone joining us for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week it's a sketch challenge designed by me! I love designing sketches and then seeing how everyone interprets them.


How's that for a great sketch if I do say so myself? LOL! The leaf shape could be any shape really - let your imagination run free! I had a friend ask me to make a llama card for her daughter's birthday, so my leaf became a llama.

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How much fun is this card? The llama stamps and papers are all retired now (thanks, Kelly, for sending me some samples!) and I had to dig deep into my cardstock stash for some Tempting Turquoise cardstock to match, but it was worth the effort.

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Mr llama was coloured with my Early Espresso watercolour pencil and then blended with my clear Wink Of Stella pen. The sombrero was fussy cut from another sheet of the DSP, as was the blanket.

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I used another stamped cactus and fussy cut sombrero to finish off the inside. I actually made two llama cards for my friend so that she had a choice, as I wasn't 100% certain the this one fit the brief of a blue llama card. I'll be back on Monday with the second card, and I'l let you know which got chosen then.

Until then, why not pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog where you can join in all of the fun with my sketch? See you there!

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Non Traditional Christmas Traditions

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It's time for the new Heart Of Christmas Blog Share. This week has been a bit of a purple week for me. Did you see yesterday's Gorgeous Grape card? Tonight I've gone for the other new purple - Highland Heather. I've teamed it with the new Silver Foil Edged Cards and Envelopes, which you can find in the Holiday Catalogue.

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I started by stamping the Sheet Music stamp in the top left and bottom right corners. I then sponged all around using Highland Heather ink, leaving the middle bare. I stamped the starry swirl from Star Of Light through the middle. I then splattered some water on the card, and finished by using my Aqua Painter to splatter some Frost White Shimmer Paint over the top. Be careful with the water - it does not agree with the silver foil.

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The sentiment stamp is also from the Holiday Catalogue. It's from the Christmas Traditions bundle, which also includes the punch and a gorgeous Christmas tin. How perfect is this sentiment with the Sheet Music stamp? I've layered it over a Silver Foil banner and a vellum circle.

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Luckily, another stamp set has some more lyrics from the same song! I've used Hearts Come Home on the inside. I've finished it off in the same way as the front of the card. I really love the way the swirls look along the edge of the sponging. I think I'll use that on another card soon!

You can find the rest of this week's Heart Of Christmas cards over at Claire's Blog. I always look forward to seeing what everyone creates each week.

Bye for now,

Tina

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Beautifully Gorgeous Grape Bouquet

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Welcome to the new Colour Creations Blog Share - and hooray for this new, fabulous purple, Gorgeous Grape. Stampin' Up! has been missing a purple like this from it's range for a while now, so Gorgeous Grape is a very welcome addition to the family.

For my card tonight, I decided to make a more classic card. I started with the striped section at the bottom. Can you guess which stamp set I used to create the stripes?

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Did you guess Waterfront? Well done! I had intended to use the stamps on the rest of the card, but as I got to making the main panel I went in a completely different direction. Before I go that way, let's take a moment to admire the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. isn't it stunning?

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It's hard to see in the photos, but the Whisper White panel on the base is embossed with the Tin Tile DTIEF. To make the main panel, I stamped the stems from Beautiful Bouquet in Granny Apple Green (next week's colour!), and then a few of the clusters of four petal flowers in Gorgeous Grape. I then adhered some die cuts of the coordinating flowers from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits using Mini Dimensionals. It adds just that little touch of dimension to the bouquet.

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I used a similar process for the inside, except that I adhered the die cut flowers flat to the card. Hopefully you can see that I've also embossed the Gorgeous Grape card stock to match the front of the card.

You can find the rest of this week's Gorgeous Grape cards over at Catherine's Blog. I can't wait to see what everyone's done with this lovely colour.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, 15 October 2018

Everything Is Awesome At Christmas

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Today's card is one I made for a challenge in the Kindred Stamps Facebook group. The challenge was to use a non-Christmas stamp set to make a Christmas card. The first temptation is to just whack a Santa hat on a person or animal, but I wanted to do something a bit more than that.

I wracked my brain for over a week, and then I just happened to walk past Alex's bedroom as he dug through his loose Lego. Bingo!

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When my kids were younger they used to make all kinds of shapes out of their Lego bricks, including Christmas trees. I decided to use my Kindred Stamp Building Blocks stamp set to make a Christmas tree.

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I started at the top with the double brick and then masked it before I stamped the larger brick in the second layer. I continued masking and stamping until I had the width I wanted for the tree, finally finishing with a trunk. I then stamped some flowers to represent the star on top and a few baubles.

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I couldn't make a Christmas card like this without Santa, so I made one for the inside. I stamped the basic man and then I used the stamp that is a top view of the single brick to create a belt buckle. I just used a marker to add lines to turn it onto a belt. Challenge completed!

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 11 October 2018

JAI #430: Just Add Inspiration

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Hooray for Friday and a new Just Add Ink challenge! This week Rochelle found this gorgeous picture to inspire our creativity. Wouldn't you just love to receive a bouquet like this? I would!


My eye first jumped to the thick twine tied around the neck of the jar, so that's where I started with my card.

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I cheat a little to get a round shape - I punched a large circle from Whisper White cardstock and then ran a line of glue around the edge. I then lay the twine over the glue and held in place until it dried. Instant twine circle for the wreath! Because I adhered it to Whisper White card, no-one can tell that I used the circle!

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I used my new Sprig punch to cut some leaves in Soft Sea Foam to go under the flowers. I also stamped some similar leaves in SSF using a stamp from the Notes Of Kindness Card Kit, but they are a little tricky to see in the photo. The flowers are ones from my stash that I've had for yonks! I used some new Frosted Epoxy Droplets for the centres.

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I wanted to give the card a floral border, so I used some of the lovely Petal Promenade DSP as a layer on the card. I like that it gives a dark border, but not a solid dark - there are some areas of softer colours.

You can see cards made by the rest of the Design Team over at the Just Add Ink blog. Those girls do florals so well!

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Saved!

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Welcome to the new Heart Of Christmas Blog Share. I think we are up to about week 9 now, and so far I've managed to make a card each week. It's so nice to be well on my way to having my Christmas cards finished for 2018.

Today's card came about after a little experiment didn't go as well as I'd hoped.  I was wanting to see if I could used Isocol to activate Brushos powder over the top of an image stamped in Momento ink. Momento is designed to with with Blends, so water would have made the ink run. As it turns out, it does work, just differently than it would with water.


I chose the Brilliant Red Brushos because I was making a Christmas card, and red is Christmassy - right? Unfortunately, as one of my Facebook followers said, she was getting a serial killer vibe after I asked if it looked too much like blood splatter. LOL! Despite this, I was determined to make it work on a card, so after a bit of a think, this is what I made. The layout was a CASE of this card by my friend, Judy May.

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Red ornament, minus the serial killer blood splatters! Yay! I recently hosted an ATC swap with a Glitter Window technique theme, so it seemed a brilliant solution to my problem. Basically, you cut a hole in your card, run some clear packing tape across the back so that the sticky side is up, and then dump glitter over the top. Our Dazzling Diamonds is perfect for this, because you can still see through it. Finally, you adhere a stamped image behind the window so that you can see it through the window.

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A little bit of detail is lost when you do this technique, so to make the bauble look more like a bauble I took an old black marker (in case I ruined it) and coloured bits of the design to make them a lot bolder. I was pretty pleased with the overall effect. What do you think? Did I redeem the bauble?

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The bauble had done my head in by this point, so a super simple inside was definitely in order!

You can see the rest of this week's cards over at Claire's blog. I love seeing what everyone makes each week.

Bye for now,

Tina

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Cat In The Garden

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Welcome to the new Colour Creations Blog Share. This week we are up to the g's - more specifically Garden Green. It's definitely an old favourite of mine!

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The first thing I decided was that I was going to brayer the Garden Green ink. I had no idea on what I was going to do this braying though! I went looking through my DSP and found nothing suitable. Then I was looking through the items on sale for World Card Making Day and decided that the large black and white striped piece from the Lots Of Happy Card Kit would be perfect!

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I CASEd myself by embossing the Gold Foil with the Subtle DTIEF and popping it behind the punched cat shape. Such a cool look! I used the stamp set from the Notes Of Kindness Card Kit to stamp the leaves behind the Gold Foil. The pearls are also left overs from the same kit - you definitely get plenty!

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After I stuck down the Gold Foil on the inside I realised I should have embossed it to match the front. I probably would have lifted it up (the spatula blade on the new Take Your Pick tool is perfect for that!), but I'd already adhered the cat over the top, and it wasn't going anywhere. Typical cat! LOL!

You can see the rest of this week's Garden Green cards over at Catherine's blog. Next week is Gorgeous Grape - a lovely purple that I really haven't used much of, so this is a good chance to change that!

Bye for now,

Tina