Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Daisies and Distress Inks

I had so much fun making the first card, that I ended up making a set of four!  
Inks include a variety of bright colours in the Ranger Distress range including 
Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, 
Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers.  

I sponged some of the ink on the corners of the  thick water color card bases, 
then added the flowers using an Imagination Crafts stencil.  
Other stencils were used to create a random background pattern.
The sentiments are four encouraging Bible verses from 
the fabulous set Good Work by Verve.
I added some ivory sequins and random dots of glitter (Stickles) 
though none of the sparkle shows up in my photo's, just some little spots!
I sure don't have the skills to be able to pick up sparkle in my photography, 
which is a shame because I've really been enjoying 
the eye-catching quality it adds in real life.
Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope it's a good one for you! 

Friday, 15 January 2016

Happy Birthday Hearts

So happy to be able to join in the Seven Hills Crafts Blog Challenge this month - the store has just re-opened with a brand new name.  If you're in the U.K. or Ireland and want to be able to order from a huge selection of some of the current trendy stamps, dies and supplies, this is the place for you!

The challenge is to use one of these colour palettes:

Using various Ranger Distress inks I sponged a background with some of my favourite shades from the middle palette.  I used Paper Smooches Linked Hearts, cutting and stacking four layers in white, then inserting the heart pieces with matching card stock - fun process, just like doing a jigsaw!
The happy birthday message is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink using Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, and it's finished with some scattered sequins.

Had so much fun with this, I had to try another colour scheme as well!
I have another card to post in a day or two using this fun die with the inlay technique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate you 
popping in for a visit as you travel through blogland!