Thursday, 16 November 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Reminder Post

Back with another card for the STAMPlorations CAS Monthly challenge





Here's my card



I made an autumnal card in preparation for American Thanksgiving. I started by inking up a 96 lb bristol panel with distress ink (brushed corduroy, ground espresso) with ink blending tools. I used ARTplorations Autumn Falling stencil by spritzing it with water and then applied the wet side to the inked panel. I let the water "lift" some of the distress ink and carefully lifted the stencil. With some paper towel, I lifted some extra water. I found that the leaves were difficult to see. So, I used a Stampin' Up Early Espresso marker to outline the leaves on the stencil to make them more apparent. For the sentiment, I used gold embossing powder and STAMPlorations  Heartfelt Rose on vellum.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

So excited and grateful to be part of the 3rd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop at STAMPlorations. 



Here are my cards using new Typografia Thankful collection





For the first card, I started with the Heartfelt Rose stamp set stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on watercolour paper. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. Then, I stamped the Gratitude is the Blossom stamp from the Typografia Thankful collection. I matted the watercolour panel onto a piece of bright green cardstock.
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For the second card, I stamped the Something to be Thankful for stamp from the Typografia Thankful collection in the centre of a cardstock panel. I then stamped flowers from the Frames and Flowers stamp set using Hero Arts Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Pale Tomato and Field Greens ink. I then matted the panel onto a piece of gray cardstock.

You should have arrived from Debbie Owens ~ Cupcake Inspiration. The next stop on the blog hop is Stephanie Severin. The full blog hop list can be found at Giving Thanks Blog Hop.


There are lots of prizes! Check out the Giving Thanks Blog Hop for details. 

Thanks for visiting
sue






Tuesday, 14 November 2017

a2z Scrapbooking - November 14th post

Today, it's my turn at a2z Scrapbooking and I have a Christmas card.



It's a clean and simple card. I used Hero Arts CM179 Winter Silhouettes stamp set. I love the trees of this stamp set, which I stamped with Hero Arts Field Greens Mid-tone Shadow ink and added Nuvo drops (White Blizzard) for a bit of sparkle on some branches. I chose the silhouetted skater as it reminded me of skating as a child. I added some distress ink (tumbled glass) to give the card a bit of a frosty look. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #42

It's Holly & Ivy's team to post cards at The Merry Christmas Challenge. Our challenge is always


Anything Goes + Christmas


Here's my card



I started with Technique Tuesday's Holly stamp set. I added colour with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (light green, wine red) and a water brush. The sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped with Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink. I matted the panel with a bright green.

We'd love to see what you create. Christmas is coming fast ...

Thanks for visiting
sue









Monday, 6 November 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #237

There's a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


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Here's my card



I started with Altenew's Bamboo Rose which I coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut. For the background border, I used STAMPlorations Shutter stencil with Hickory Smoke distress ink. The sentiment is from SIMON SAYS STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set using Hero Arts Charcoal Shadow Ink.

We'd love to see what you create with this week's sketch.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Thursday, 2 November 2017

STAMPlorations CAS - November Challenge

Hi! It's time for a new monthly challenge at STAMPlorations CAS. This month the challenge is




Here's my card




I started with ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil. I coloured a few leaves with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers (Dark Oatmeal, Mustard, Light Brown, Brown). I fussy cut the leaves. For the background, I used ARTplorations Shutters stencil with distress ink (ground espresso) applied with an ink blending tool. For the sentiment, the stamp is from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set, inked with Stampin' Up's Early Espresso ink.

We'd love to see what you create. Join us at STAMPlorations CAS.

Check out the online store at STAMPlorations and use my code STAMPGIRLSUE for 20% off your purchase.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

House of Cards - November Challenge

November 1st - already? Time sure flies by when you're having fun. It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards


Holiday &/or Colors




Here's my card




I was inspired by the hot beverages on the photo inspiration and incorporated a holiday (Christmas) theme as well as incorporating some of the colours of this month's challenge onto my card. I used Paper Smooches' Cozy Coffee die to die cut the coffee cup from three different cardstocks - 2 shades of gray and a Christmas print. For the background, I used Tim Holtz' Layering Mini Stencil Collection Set 3, distress ink (pumice stone) and an ink blending tool for the splats and coffee rings. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp's Hot Cocoa Phoebe stamped with Hero Arts Cup O' Joe shadow ink. 

We'd love to see what you create for our November challenge.

Thanks for visiting
sue