Monday, March 23, 2015

Die Cuts

I made a card using only die cuts. The colors were for the color challenge at 
the Outlawz

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Irish Colors

This card  was pretty simple, a few die cuts, a stamp from Gina K Birthday Essentials and some bling. I had green gems for the borders but the swirls I colored with Copic G09. Around the sentiment is glittery green Flower Soft

AUD Sentiments  Use a 2 word sentiment
Crafting With Attitude  Anything goes
DL.ART  Anything goes
Seize The Birthday  Focal sentiment
Outlawz  Color - orange, green, white
Inspiration Destination Anything goes

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hibicus Flower

My second card for the Mod Squad Flower challenge.
For the background I used watercolor paper, sprinkled on a little Olive Brushos ans spritz with pearlized water (homemade) Believe it or not the background is just the Olive...look at all the color. I love these Brushos. They work the same as Bisters but you get more product and colors with Brushos.

The flower is watercolor paper as well and watercolored with Distress inks. The background was to vivid so I toned it down with a Bokeh technique...then trimmed most of it off LOL.

Matted all on Pure Luxury card stock, added burlap and frame.

Gina K Stately Flowers 4
Pure Luxury Tomatoe soup, Grass Green
 Distress Inks for the background

Gina K White Pigment Ink 
Gina K Burlap 
Anna Griffin wood frame

Also entered into these challenges:

Creative Moments  Anything goes
Fresh Brewed Designs  Flowers
Inspiration Destination Anything goes
Stampin Royalty  Watercolor
 Word Art

Flower as The Focal

The challenge this week at the Mod Squad Challenge is to use a flower as the focal point. The sponsor is Melanie Muechinger so I used her stamp set. Every thing is watercolored then splattered.
 My inspiration or CASE is from Heather Telford at Bits And Pieces. I love her work. To learn it is easier for me to do the same sample to try and duplicate:-)

Gina K Stately Flowers 4
Gina K Stampers Favorite  
Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink
 Distress Inks for the background
Tim Holtz watercolor paper

Also entered into these challenges:

Creative Moments  Anything goes
Inspiration Destination Anything goes 
Simon Says  Things that fly
Stampin Royalty  Watercolor
Word Art

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bokeh Background

I have been wanting to do this technique for awhile now. I finally did it. I made this card for The Mod Squad Challenge which is to make a background. Be sure to go check it out as their is a grab bag of stamps and goodies as a prize!


1. I used 140# watercolor paper 

2. Rub 3 different colors of Distress ink (Concord, Barn Door, Evergreen Bough) on my work mat and spritzed with water.

3. I wet my cardstock then using a wet #8 round paint brush I dropped spots of color all over. Ok, pretty ugly so far...LOL

4. Use a stencil with various size circles or sponges. I made cut a stencil on my Cameo (my friend Susan actually made the file). It had  large, medium and small circles in a random pattern. 

5. I used my Tim Holtz mini blending tool and pounced white pigment ink in the holes. Be sure to pounce not rub, especially if your background is watercolor. The ink will reactivate the water but pouncing works well.

6. Dry the ink. 

7. Move the stencil around and start filling in more circles. It is OK to overlap. I made this layer darker by drying and using a second coat.

8. For the final layer I filled in with mostly small circles and used 3 coats of white, drying between coats.

9. Ready to use!

Here is the card I made:

Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink
Mother Of Pearl card base
Bokeh Technique for Background 
Pan Pastels over the sentiment

Entered into:

Crafting By Designs  Anything Goes
Stampavie And More  Butterflies
V's Sweet Challenge   Watercolor