Sunday, June 26, 2016

Reverse Confetti June SFYTT

Hello there!  Happy Sunday morning to you!  Today I have a card to share with you for the Reverse Confetti June SFYTT challenge!

You are one of a kind

Here is our June Sketch:

For my card today. I was most inspired by the vertical strip in the challenge, and the trio of images down the center of the sketch.  While my card does not follow the sketch exactly, it's perfectly ok for it not to!  That's the great thing about sketch challenges... turn it, flip it, pick out your favorite elements... use your creative license!

To create my card, I started off by pulling out Picked Raspberry. Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean distress inks.  One tip is to choose colors that mix well together if they should run together.  With this technique, that is very likely to happen. I taped my watercolor paper to a clipboard, and stood the board on end.  I mixed my inks with lots of water and got my brush good and soaked with ink.  I dabbed the color on the top edge of the paper, and allowed it to run down the paper, carefully catching the puddles at the bottom.  When it was dry, I cut down the panel to include by favorite parts of the watercolor pattern.  I stamped one of the large butterflies from Butterfly Dreams in black ink on white cardstock and diecut it with the coordinating Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts.  I popped it up on the watercolor panel with foam tape, and stamped two of the smaller butterflies on either side of it in black ink.  Then, I added a scattering of coordinating iridescent sequins before popping the panel up on a white card base using foam tape.

You are one of a kind

That's all for me today!  Be sure to check out the SFYTT blog post and link up!  You could win a $20 Reverse Confetti gift certificate!  You have until noon CST on June 29th to enter :)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mermaid to be Friends {Reverse Confetti}

Hi there! Today I have a Reverse Confetti card to share with you using some goodies from the June release!  To start off my card, I grabbed a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper and some distress inks. I used an ink blending tool to add color to the paper, and then spritzed it with water to blot up some color and leave some bleached out splatter marks.  I diecut the Scalloped Tag Layer Confetti Cuts from white cardstock and adhered that to the watercolor piece with a glue pen.  Them using the Mermaid Kisses stamp set, I stamped and colored the mermaid and her little friends and then diecut them with the coordinating Mermaid Kisses Confetti Cuts.  I popped all of the pieces up with foam tape, and added some white gel pen accents and a scattering of clear sequins.

Mermaid to be Friends

I just can't get enough of this adorable little mermaid!  She is so fun to color and I know I will be using her lots and lots this summer!

Mermaid to be Friends

I will be entering this in the current Curtain Call Challenge - Tasty Tropics!

That's all for me today! Thanks so  much for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It Moose Be Love! {Lawn Fawn}

Hello there! Today I am sharing this card on the Lawn Fawn blog!  I used a bunch of new goodies from the summer release, along with an old favorite to create this card.  I started off by diecutting a piece of patterned paper from the older Hello Sunshine paper pad, using the largest die from the Large Stitched Rectangles Stackables die set.  I diecut mountains for my scene using the new Stitched Mountain Border die set, cut from kraft cardstock.  Then I diecut the snowcaps from white cardstock.  For some added dimension, I sponged some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the mountains and glued down the snowcaps with a glue pen.  I adhered them to the patterned paper diecut using foam tape.  I added a few clouds behind the mountains using the Simple Puffy Cloud Frames dies.  I diecut a grassy edge from watercolor paper using the Grassy Border die, and then sponged it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink before splattering some water on top to bleach out the color.  Then I glued that down with a glue pen.  I stamped the large moose from the Critters in the Arctic stamp set, and the tiny moose from the Dad + Me stamp set, and fussy cut them after coloring them with my copics.  I stamped the lake from Dad + Me in Merman ink and popped that up with foam tape before adhering the moose.  I stamped a sentiment from Critters in the Arctic on a strip of white cardstock and popped that up with foam tape near the bottom of the card front and glued the panel to a white card base.

It Moose Be Love

That's all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Waving Hello {Lawn Fawn}

Hello there!  Today I am sharing a card over on the Lawnscaping Blog that goes along with the current challenge... Distress Mania!  I used Distress Inks to "ink smoosh" my underwater background!  If you are not familiar with "ink smooshing", it's very easy to do and the results are so fun!  You will never get the same effect twice!  All you need are Distress Inks and a piece of acetate or old plastic packaging.  You can even use a sandwich bag.  You just press the ink pad onto the plastic, add a few squirts of water, and press the wet ink on to your paper.  I prefer to dry each layer before moving onto the next, but you don't have to if you prefer not to.  The colors will just mix together more.

Once my background was completely dry, I added a stitched edge with the largest die in the Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables die set.  I cut a second stitched rectangle from kraft cardstock, and used the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders to add a slope to my sand.  For added dimension, I added some Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges with an ink blending tool.  I stamped and colored a mermaid, rock, seaweed and the cute little seahorse from the Mermaid for You stamp set and then diecut them using coordinating dies.  I adhered some pieces flat with a glue pen, and some with foam tape, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set.  Then I mounted the panel to a white card base using more foam tape.

Waving Hello

That's all for me today!!  Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You
Dies: Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Ink: Lawn Fawn Celery Stick, Freshly Cut Grass, Ranger Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #132 - Distress

**This is my second post for the day. If you are looking for my Papertrey Ink Moments Ink Planner post, please scroll down**

Hi there! It's time for another Lawnscaping Challenge!  This challenge is a Distress Maniacs Challenge!  Use Distress products on your project or do some sort of distressing... or both!

We are sponsored by our friends at Lawn Fawn!

One of my most favorite ways to use Distress Inks to to watercolor with them.  To create my card, I pulled out Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple Distress inks.  I started near the top of the watercolor paper, and used a 1" wide flat brush to create my stripes.  I left the paper dry, and applied each color of distress ink, from lightest to darkest and back again.  I dried each stripe with a heat tool before moving onto the next one. If a particular stripe wasn't dark enough for my liking, I painted over it again, then dried it a second time.  When I was happy with my watercoloring, I added a stitched edge with the largest die in the Large Stitched Rectangles Stackables.  Then, using my favorite stamp set from the newest release, So Smooth, I stamped and colored the cute little blender, drinks and fruit, and then diecut them with the coordinating So Smooth dies.  I added accents with a white gel pen.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set on a strip of white cardstock, and adhered it with foam tape.  This helps ground the images so they are not floating on the front of the card.  I arranged my pieces and then popped them up with foam tape.  Finally, I added a scattering of sequins to finish things off.

Don't Whirry

Be sure to check out the blog for all of the challenge details and for lots more inspiration from the design team!  I hope you will join us for a chance to win some new Lawn Fawn!! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Lawn Fawn So Smooth
Dies: Lawn Fawn So Smooth, Large Stitched Rectangles Stackables
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress ink Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Candied Apple
Paper: PTI White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
Other: White Gel Pen, Foam Tape, Copic Markers, Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm sequins

Moments Inked Planner {Papertrey Ink}

Hello there!  Today I have a Papertrey Ink Moments Inked Planner post to share with you!

I don't know about you, but for me, summer time is  a time to relax!  The crazy schedules that go along with the school year calm down, vacations (or stay-cations) are planned, and for me, that means more time to read!  I've got my summer reading list on my mind, and I plan to use my Moments Inked Planner to help with my summer reading goals.

Moments Inked Planner

I want to carve out little blocks of time to insure that I am reading a minimum number of minutes per week.  Depending on the week's schedule, I want to add reading reminders to my planner.  There is an adorable little book icon in the Moments Inked: Everyday Symbols stamp set that is perfect for this.  I stamped the book on several days, added the little polkadot box image from the Moments Inked: Planner Banners stamp set, and the goal box from Moments Inked: Active Symbols.  To add a bit more fun to the page, I used the Moments Inked: Boxed dies to cut patterned box fillers using the Beautiful Beads Pink and Orange Paper Pack.  I like using this paper in my planner boxes because it is thin and doesn't add any extra bulk to my pages.

Moments Inked Planner

I borrow a lot of the books that I read from my library, and it's tough to remember when books on reserve need to be picked up, or when books are due back,  I love the "tie a string around my finger" icon in the Moments Inked: Everyday Symbols for that!  The word "library" is also included in that set.  

Moments Inked Planner

At the beginning of every month on the quote page, I added a little list so that I can keep my reading list for the month.  I am aiming to read at least one book per week over the summer :)  To create my list, I used the 3x3 white post it notes, the Moments Inked: Posted Stamp set and the "To Read" sentiment from the Moments Inked: Listed stamp set.

Moments Inked Planner

Often, I like to keep notes or jot down memorable quotes or passages from the books that I am reading.  I created a page specifically for that using the Moments Inked: Basic Pages dies.  I cut a page from white cardstock, then the lines image from the Moments Inked: Posted II stamp set in Orange Zest Ink.  I added a strip of patterned paper to the top to tie in with the adjacent page, and stamped the title frame from Moments Inked: Listed, with the "highlights" sentiment from Moments Inked: Remembered stamp set in  black ink.  And how cute is that little bow clip?!  I made a bunch in different colors using the Bow Clips die and Papertrey Ink felt.  This one is Orange Zest.

Moments Inked Planner

I hope you are feeling inspired to keep track of your summer reading goals!  We'd love to see how you are using your Moments Inked Planner!  Share your pictures on instagram using the #momentsinked hashtag!

That's all for me today!!  Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

Stamps: Moments Inked: Listed, Moments Inked Posted, Moments Inked Posted II, Moments Inked: Remembered, Moments Inked Planner Banners, Moments Inked Everyday Symbols, Moments Inked: Active Symbols
Dies: Moments Inked: Basic Pages. Moments Inked: Boxed, Bow Clips
Paper: Stampers Select White, White 3x3 post-its, Beautiful Beads: Pink and Orange Paper Pack
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
Other: Orange Zest Felt

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop!

Hello there!  It's blog hop day at Reverse Confetti, which means it's also release day!  All of the new products are available NOW in the Reverse Confetti Store

For my card today, I wanted to use the adorable little crab from the new Seaside stamp set.  I couldn't wait to add googly eyes to him!!  I started off by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper with blue paint, creating a bit of an ombre look as I worked my way down the paper.  I diecut the new Scalloped Cover Panel from white cardstock and glued that over top of the watercolor piece using a glue pen.  Then I stamped the crab in red ink and diecut him with the coordinating  Seaside Confetti Cuts dies.  I diecut a banner from white cardstock using the Tag Me Confetti Cuts dies, and stamped a sentiment from the Seaside stamp set.  I added a few tiny hearts which can be found in the Unicorn Wishes stamp set and then diecut them with the Unicorn Wishes Confetti Cuts. Once I had all of those pieces arranged, I adhered them to the scalloped panel with foam tape.  I added the googly eyes to the crab, and then glued the panel to a white card base.  Finally, I added a bow to the top of the card using the new Firecraker Twine.

Even when I'm crabby!

That's all for me today!  Be sure to hop along to see what everyone else has to share with you today!!

Audrey Tokach - *you are here*

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)