Showing posts with label Inkspiratioinal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inkspiratioinal. Show all posts

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tag You're It

Today I have a tag card to share - that I made for the latest Tag You're It Challenge -  here is this weeks inspiration from Anja Curvers.
And here is my inspired tag card. 
I sponged the smaller tag with Ranger Distress Evergreen Bough ink then flicked water drops onto it and dried it with my heat tool. I layered it onto the larger white tag with foam dots. I colored the images from Ella and Friends with Copics.  The umbrella is popped up on foam dots and the  I added 3 dew drops to suggest the rain.
I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
 Addicted to Stamps Challenge -  I was inspired by the watercolor green background in the photo.
 Inkspirational Challenge Word prompt - Wild
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge -  I used MMMC#11 - April Showers

Stamps:  Ella & Friends - Mama Elephant
Paper:  white, Textstyle Library Ledger - PTI,  watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Distress Evergreen Bough, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Tag Sale #2 and Tag Sale #8 - PTI, Ella and Friends Dies - Mama Elephant,  Copics: R20, E51, E37, BG32, foam dots, Dew Drops, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Cappachino Twine - The Twinery.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Vintage Journey Challenge - June 2015 - Celebrations

Today Sandy is our Creative Guide Hostess for the June A Vintage Journey Challenge.  
Her challenge to us this month is Celebrations - in her words "Share your celebrations with us.  It can be the end of the school year, a birthday, Father's Day, a wedding or a special anniversary.  Use any of Tim's products or techniques."
I wanted to use some of my newly purchased Tim products and so I created this colorful wedding card:
I got out the lovely Runway Stamp set, the Script and Block Thinlet Celebration Words sets and the new Tiny Tattered Florals.
I started out by stamping the bride on a piece of Vintage Cream Linen Cardstock using Archival Jet Black Ink.  Then I rubbed Ranger Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers and Mustard Seed onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water and dragged the stamped panel through it.  I then sprayed a little more water directly onto the panel - let the colors blend a bit and then dried it with my heat tool to set.
I die cut the Celebration Words LOVE block out of the center of the panel, turned it over and laid foam tape around the word on the back of the panel as I wanted to back it with a piece of purple Ranger Distress Coredinations cardstock and I wanted it to have depth.
Here you can see the purple behind the LOVE cut-out as well as the Celebration Word Script - celebrate that I cut out of blue Ranger Distress Coredinations card stock and adhered to the panel above the LOVE.
I die cut three of the tiniest roses from the Tiny Tattered Floral Thinlets dies in yellow, blue and purple, Coredinations paper, added 3 green leaves and adhered them around the waistline of the wedding dress.  I added some sticky pearls to the brides head piece, along her bodice and to the center of the roses. (I just noticed the little heart on the stamp near her bent arm- how sweet!)
Here's another close up where you can see how nice the panel looks with the mixed watered down colors. You never really know what you will turn out with when you use this technique! I also sponged the edges of the panel with Mustard Seed and Tea Dye Distress Inks before layering it to a black panel and then to the cream linen card base.
My card is 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" square - so will require a special larger envelope.
So please join us this month over at A Vintage Journey as we 'Celebrate' whatever needs celebrating!!  You will find all the details of the challenge -  the awesome inspiration from my fellow Creative Guides and, of course, Mr. Linky, here at the AVJ blog.

I'm also linking my creation to the Inkspirational Challenge 
to use Purple and an option of making it a wedding card
Julia xx

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Mixed Media Card Challenge - Theme: New

To see my Fusion Challenge post - please scroll down or click here.

Welcome to a 2015!  And the first Mixed Media Card Challenge of  the new year!  Here is the challenge for January.
And here is my interpretation of the challenge.  I even got some tissue in there -  can you spot it??!
I used my new Brusho Crystal Colors for the 'fireworks' background.  They are colored crystals and there are many ways to use them -  I sprinkled Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red and Emerald Green onto my white card stock and then spritzed them with water and dried it with my heat tool - and POOF! they became fireworks!  Here's the first close up of the tissue - as a flag on the top of a building.  I describe it more below.
Then I sponged around all the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to cover up all the white - and then masked off the center part and spritzed water over the black ink to create water spots.  I didn't want to get any more water on the Brusho colors as it would  water them down and blend all the colors together.  The more water you use on them - the more they blend.
I embossed the City Scape die cut with Frantage Aged Silver Embossing powder and layered them onto the card with foam tape.   And here is where I used the tissue paper -  I made tiny flags by die cutting some folded white tissue paper with the Fringe Border die from Memory Box.  Then I shook the same colors of Brusho Crystals I used on the card, over the fringe, spritzed with water just once, dried it with my heat tool and cut two small pieces off (with 3 'fringe' each)  I glued these little pieces onto the tops of two of the buildings as flags blowing in the wind.  I adhered 2 crystal rhinestones on the edge of each flag.
I used Idea-ology Label Letters for the sentiment.
I will use this either for a New Year's card - or a Birthday Card.

You have until 1/25 to link up your Mixed Media Card -  you will find all the details, some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and the link over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.  I can't wait to see what you create for the theme NEW - Optional Element: Tissue!
Mixed Media defined as using texture, dimension and techniques.

and to Darnell's NBUS challenge -  I've had the cityscape die for a year or so and this is the first time I've used it! (and it's just the 2nd time I've used the Brusho Crystals!)

Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, white tissue paper from stash
Ini:  Ranger Distress Black Soot, Versamark
Accessories:  Brusho Crystal Colors - Ultra Marine, Yellow, Brilliant Red, Emerald Green; Dies - City Scape - Paper Smooches, Fringe Border - Memory Box, Mini Mister - Ranger, Label Letters- Ideaology, Frantage Aged Silver Embossing Powder - Stampendous.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse December Pajama Party!

Tonight I'm happy to be attending the WMS Pajama Party - are you coming as well??  Around the 1st of each month, Claire posts the challenges for the party so we have lots of time to get creating and bring our offerings to the PJ Party on the 14th of every month.
Here are Claire's challenges for us for December (you have 24 hours to link up your projects!)

1. Put up the Tree  - Make a 3D paper tree.
 Here's what I started out with - I stamped the Vintage Christmas Background twice - to cover  a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white card stock using Wild Wasabi ink,  die cut circles with my Nesties and sponged all the edges with Iced Spruce Distress ink
I folded each circle in half 4 times scoring each fold with my bone folder, and punched a hole in the center with my Cropadile.  Then I layered the circles from smallest to largest on a wooden skewer adhering each piece underneath with my glue gun.
 I layered my pieces closer together and didn't crease them as tightly as Martha so my tree is wider than hers.  I stamped Merry Christmas from Alpine Christmas on a banner die from Good Egg Dies - and die cut a Nestie star from gold paper for the top.  I attached my tree to a Sizzix die cut Block/Cube by Eileen Hull  and adhered patterned paper to the sides.
I'm linking my Tree box to Eileen Hull's Art With Heart December Challenge - Holiday Traditions.

 2. Deck the Halls - create tree ornaments
 For my ornament I used a clear glass ornament from Michaels filling it about 1/3rd full with metallic shred.  I used my Fine Feathers dies and stamp set to cut feathers and gold emboss them on vellum.  I curled each one a little bit using my bone folder and dropped them into the ornament. I gold embossed the sentiment from Fine Feathers on vellum and fussy cut around it.
 I moved the feathers around a little bit using a tooth pick so you could see them through the ornament - the basket shred helps hold them in place - like a little nest!

I punched holes in the sentiment and two of the smaller feathers - looped a gold cord through them and tied the cord around the top of the ornament.  I LOVE how this came out!  I never would have made this if it wasn't for this challenge!  so Thank You Claire!  I love this verse from Psalm 91 - this ornament could be displayed all year round!
I'm linking my golden feathers ornament to the Inkspirational Color challenge - Anything goes with Gold

 and the Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge - Bling it on.

3. Old Pajamas -  Make a project using any of your older Waltzingmouse Christmas sets - 
Claire asked the  Design Team coming to the party to dig out our Country Labels 4 set.  I also, once again, used one of my fav WMS background stamps - Vintage Christmas Backgrounder.
4. Bedtime Story Sketch  
I thought I wasn't going to get to the sketch - but I found a little free time this afternoon and got it done!  Here's the lovely sketch.
And here's my card - I did it all up gold and silver! 
All the stampings are gold embossed -  Art Deco Background, trees from Frosty in the Pines and the sentiment from Flurries.  The silver panel is die cut with Pretty Panels #2 , the snow flake is Snowflake 2 die.  

I'm going to send this to a friend who has a birthday in February -
so I'm linking this card to Crazy4Challenges - Winter Themed Birthday card

PJ Party Schedule:
The PJ party post and all challenge links will go live at 11:45pm (6:45 pm EST) on the 14th Dec.
The PJ party winner will be announced at 11.45pm (6:45 pm EST)  on the 15th Dec.
Prizes:  There will be one overall winner chosen at random from the 4 challenges. The prize winner will receive £30GBP store credit for Waltzingmouse Stamps.


You will find all the Pajama Party details and Mr. Linky over on the WMS blog here.  
I hope to see you at the party !! 

Stamps:  Vintage Christmas Backgrounder and Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Gold - SU, DP Christmas Home - Teresa Collins, Little Sizzles black double sided mat board.
Ink:  Wild Wasabi - SU, Ranger Distress Iced Spruce
Accessories:  Sizzix Die - Blocks/Cubes 3D, wood skewer, glue gun, Nestability Circles and Stars, Banner Die from Good Egg Die Set - Waltzingmouse, foam tape 

Feather Ornament
Stamps:  Fine Feathers - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Vellum - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Fine Feathers Dies - Waltzingmouse, gold embossing powder, Metallic Shred Basket Fill - Michaels, 3.26" glass ornament - Michaels, gold cord - from stash.

Happiness is Home Made
Stamps:  Country Labels 4 and Vintage Christmas backgrounder - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White and Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink:  Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral - SU
Accessories:  Glue N Seal - Ranger, Enamel Dots - Home made from Perler Beads, Dies - Labels 4 and Mega Rectangles - Nestabilities,  

Sketch card - Winter Wishes
Stamps:  Frosty in the Pines, Art Deco Background, Flurries - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI, Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Dies - Snowflake #2, Pretty Panels #2 - Waltzingmouse,  Sentiment Strips - MFT, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold pearls - Michaels, foam tape.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas in the Mountains

I'm slipping in perhaps my final Christmas Card today -  I've already mailed my cards -  but you know how you always end up needing a few more - to include with a gift - or someone sends you one that you didn't expect so you want to send one out to them!
I used my most favorite Embossing Powders on this -  Frantage Powders from Stampendous - Aged Gold, Aged Silver. They look SO good - thick and mottled with other little specs of color mixed in.  The alps die is from Waltzingmouse - the village die is Memory Box
 I added Mirrored Stars that I inked with Archival Coneflower Blue ink.  I dry embossed the background with a circles folder from Darice and then wet  embossed it with Frantage Shabby Blue embossing powder. The Christmas is a die from Alterations.
I'm linking my card to these lovely challenges:
Just Us Girls - Word Week "Sparkle
Virginia's View - Distressed (I sponged the edges and the embossing looks distressed as well)
 Merry Monday - Use Gold, Silver, white and a 4th color

Inkspirational Colour Challenge - Anything Goes with Gold.

Just a reminder - you have until 12/25 to load up your cards to the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Paper:  White, Enchanted Evening - PTI, Blue Coredinations Ranger Distress.
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories:  Dots Embossing Folder - Darice,  Dies - Alpine Christmas Die Set - Waltzingmouse, Holiday Words/Script - Alterations, Country Landscape - Memory Box; Mirrored Stars - Idea-ology, Frantage Embossing Powders - Aged Gold, Aged Silver, Shabby Blue - Stampendous, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Foam Dots, ScorTape.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two Birds and a Deer

Today I have a Christmas card to share - made using the non-traditional colors of brown and teal.
I used my brand new Prancing Deer and Holiday Word Block dies from Tim Holtz, a Stitched Mat Circle die from Lil Inker Designs -  and the tiny birds were cut using dies from the In The Meadow set from PTI.The wreath was cut with a Nestie Pinking Circle and then I punched a hole out of the middle of it.  I made a slit in the wreath and slipped it around the deers neck, taping it in the back.
I embossed the deer with the beautiful Shabby White Frontage Embossing Powder from Stampendous (it's really glittery and sparkly IRL!) and added two tiny little die cut birds to his antlers.  I made their  eyes with a Black Glaze Pen and added rhinestones to the wreath and as the deers' eye.

 And as art imitates life -  Kent and I saw 3 deer in our backyard Sunday night - I got a picture of one of them just prior to spooking them (I snuck up around the garage from the front of the house) - their movement had turned on our back yard floodlights - otherwise we probably wouldn't have even known they were there!  They were around the bird feeder.  Gosh - they were beautiful - this was the smallest one.  We live in a town of about 26,628, not out in the country, but there is a little woodsy hill behind our house and a small river not too far away that eventually leads to the Lynn Woods about 4 miles away - this is the first year we have ever seen deer in our yard.
 I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
The House of Cards Challenge - Inspiration Photo
Merry Monday - Use a Bird on your Christmas Card
Just Us Girls - Anything Goes
Curtain Call - Clearly Christmas
Inkspirational Challenge -  A Christmas card with a twist - no red or green

Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores - PTI,  Brown - Bazzill Basics
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Shabby White Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Dies - Prancing Deer and Holiday Word Blocks - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Pinking Circles - Nestabilities, Birds - In the Meadow Die Set - PTI, Stitched Mat Circles - Lil Inker Designs, 5/8" circle punch - EK Success, Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots,Glue N Seal.