Wednesday, 23 August 2017

ATSM #256: Anything Goes


Hello again and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More. This week the theme is an easy one - Anything Goes. Absolutely no excuse not to play along!

Here's my card. I started with some something else in mind, but as is so often the case, I got distracted, lost my way and ended with somewhere quite unexpected. As is the theme for this challenge: Anything Goes!

The stamps are by Altenew: Peony Bouquet and the inks are by Lawn Fawn. I started by stamping directly onto the card base and adhered a coloured panel. Around the edges, I blended Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. To finish the card, a few blobs of Daffodil Liquid Pearls.

The sentiment is from MFT Label Maker Sentiment set.


Now it's your turn to link up your project for the Anything Goes challenge. You can make anything you like. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun with this challenge.

Beijinhos!

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Pet Puns



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 4 of MHKDesigns' August Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the August 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we have this fun set called Pet Puns.

I made a masculine card, a challenge for me. No patterned papers. Instead, I created a background for the cute little doggie by weaving strips of brown and cream cardstock. It was tedious but strangely therapeutic!


GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!


Friday, 18 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Glow!

Hello again, friends! It's time for my monthly ART JOURNAL collaboration with a very dear and special blog friend - VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles. We are both passionate about art journalling and we have a monthly show and tell.

I have a summer inspired page featuring Chocolate Baroque stamps: Chequered Flowers Single A6 stamp and Texture Fragments A4 stamp sheet. I added the leaves in the background using the  Useful Leaves Mask / Stencil.

So, the colours… I've gone with a bold colour palette: intense shades of red and gold, and to add contrast I chose deep blue. As always, I started by priming the page with Dina Wakley Media White Gesso. The acrylic colours are by Folk Art, applied with baby wipes.
Reds: 414 Cardinal Red, 932 Calico Red, 436 Engine Red.
Yellows / Orange: 951 Apple Spice, 225 Pumpkin, 627 Tangerine, 736 School Bus.

The glittery swirling leaves are texture paste coloured with Folk Art Metallic 660 Pure Gold acrylic paint, spread over the Useful Leaves Mask / Stencil and sprinkled with fine gold glitter dust. I also used the same paint to splatter the background. To add depth to the stencilled leaves I added shading with the Wink of Stella Gold glitter pen.

In order to tone down the flaming reds and gold, I chose deep vibrant blues for the border: 443 Night Sky, 482 Brilliant Ultramarine, 719 Blue Ribbon, 520 Dark Hydrangea.

The main attraction is the Chequered Flowers Single A6 stamp. I kept it very simple by heat embossing it in white with WOW White EP … and left it at that.

For the sentiment, I cut out the letters in black cardstock using X-Cut Serif Alpha dies, doused them in Black Stickles and added white highlights with a Sharpie.

Challenges:
Colour Crazy #33: AG
Emerald City Crafts #2: AG
Word Art Wednesday #296 & #297: AG Inspirational
We Love 2 Create #16: AG Mix Media
Dies R Us #79: AG Using Dies - (X-Cut Serif Alpha dies)

And there you have it - a red hot page inspired by the infernal heatwave we're having now! Please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. Vicki never ceases to amaze me with her creativity.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you manage to stay cool this summer!

Beijinhos

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Marvelous



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of MHKDesigns' August Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the August 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we have this lovely floral set called Marvelous.

I made a sweet little feminine card featuring the Japanese rose from this set.  For colour, a few light strokes with Faber-Castell Polychromos and for that girly touch - a few sparkly sequins. Voila! The card is done!

Here's a closer look at that lovely image.


GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!



Tuesday Throwdown #356: Anything Goes

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have everyone's favourite theme for you: "Anything Goes". Our sponsor for this challenge is DRS Designs and they have lots of fabulous stamps in their online store. You should check it out.

I made a simple card using Pumpkin Bouquet. I've kept it simple and without sentiment so that I can use it for any occasion.

Here's a closer look at the lovely Pumpkin Bouquet. I coloured tit with Copic, with a touch of Stickles (and why not?) and highlight with a white gel pen.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Anything Goes". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm Pacific / 11pm UK on Monday, August 21st. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Beijinhos!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Light Of The World



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 2 of MHKDesigns' August Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the August 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we have this lovely scripture inspired set called Light Of The World.

I made a simple card featuring the candle and scripture verse from this set. I added the flame by cutting out a piece of red cardstock and smothering it with Glossy Accents. For colour, a few light strokes with Faber-Castell Polychromos - and the card is done!

GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

ATSM #254: Clean And Simple

Hello again, friends! It's time for another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More.  For this challenge, you can create anything you like - card, tag, bookmark etc - as long as it is CAS.
If the concept of CAS eludes you (as it does for me!), here's a checklist to help you:

Here's my CAS creation. It took a while to come up with this design and even greater effort to leave the white space well alone! My card features stamps from MFT Hog Heaven.

I coloured the wee piggy and fence with Faber Castell Polychromos before fussy cutting the little guy and popping him over the fence with some foam tape.


Now it's your turn to link up your project for the Clean & Simple challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day.

Beijinhos!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Christmas Frames


Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 1 of MHKDesigns' August Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the August 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

We are kicking off the release with a festive set called Christmas Frames.


Here's a card I made featuring the image from this set. Pencils for colouring, some splatter in the background, little drops of Liquid Pearls and some twine to finish the card - that's all it needs.

I flipped the boughs of holly to frame the greeting. Twine connect the two together.

GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!

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