Saturday, 30 August 2014

Winnie & Walter August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Winnie & Walter August release Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from the Winnie & Walter Blog.
I'm so excited to be part of this hop because the stamps are so much fun - the possibilities are endless.

This card is made using This Awesome House. This set would be great for creating a scene, is perfect for paper piecing and would also be very useful for those who enjoy scrapbooking. I chose to leave the house as an outline with a bit of shading, so I could combine it with some bright and festive papers. The light and window in roof are added extras, so you can really decorate the house to suit your project.

I really love the graphic leaves in this set - A Tree for All Seasons. I repeatedly stamped the leaf, using Memento Luxe inks, to make my own patterned paper.

To make this card, I used Silhouette to cut the background stencil from A Tree for All Seasons cut file and then went to town sponging distress inks. I then cut 2 leaves and stamped the sentiment from the the same set.

I had an absolute ball playing with the Moonlight set. Although Halloween isn't celebrated as widely in Australia as North America,  we do still get trick or treaters in our street and my daughter loves decorating her room each season or holiday,  so I will be putting this set to great use. I think I may cover the front door with spiders! 

Now for some exciting news!!! I am so happy to be able to  give away a stamp set of the winner’s choice from  the August release. The winner will be picked randomly from those who comment on this post between August 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. CST until August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST. But wait, that's not all - the W&W blog we will be giving away the entire August Release!
August Release stamps will be available for purchase when the blog hop goes live. The
coordinating digital elements will be free with purchase for 2 weeks.

Now hop along and check out all the amazing creations from the Talent, Lyndal and Heather  the Leading Ladies. Your next stop is the amazingly, talented Heather of House Built of Cards.
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participants:-
                                                      W&W blog - Julie & Shay
                                                      >  ME <
                                                       Heather Hoffman
                                                       Lyndal Higgins
                                                       Gayatri Murali
                                                       Heather Pulvirenti
                                                       Joni Andaya
                                                       Kelly Griglione
                                                       Laura Sterckx
                                                       Lea Lawson
                                                       Vanessa Menhorn

I would like to thank Julie and Shay for including me in this blog hop. They are so generous and I've had so much fun playing with Winnie & Walter stamps over the last couple of months. I'm sure you'll be seeing many more W&W creations on my blog in the future!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Take 2 on the Runway

 Well, there's one thing you can say about Melbourne - the weather is never boring! We've had thick fog rolling in overnight for the last couple of days, so very chilly, foggy mornings leading to glorious sunny days! Spring is definitely in the air and I've been busy making Fall cards for a couple of Design teams lol! So this afternoon I thought I'd sneak in another card for the Runway Inspired challenge, because the inspiration reminds me of  Spring.

I had a 'playdate' yesterday at Lyndal's and used one of her Memory Box dies to cut this beautiful flower.
The die-cut has been coloured with 3 Copic marker RV21/25/27 and then inset back in the negative space. I added some Wink of Stella to the petals. The background was made with an old (and distressed) stamp - I think it's from Hero Arts. I don't mind the distressed look - adds more interest.
The sentiment is a sneak peak from a new Winnie & Walter Stamp set to be released next week.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Another Case

Hi there! I'm back with another card for the Case Study Challenge. It's the third week of their 4th Anniversary celebrations and we have to case a card by one of the blog hop participants. Well, they were all so amazing, I couldn't stop at one, so this time I've cased Christina's card.

Christina's was inspired by this gorgeous photo and she wrapped her image around to the back of her card - great idea isn't it?!!

Yes, I've used my favourite butterfly stamp from Penny Black again! The sentiment stamp is from Altenew and the stripe stamp is from Mama Elephant. I had to add some splatter to create some movement and to keep my friend Shirley happy! 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge

 Good morning! After a week of the hint of Spring, it's a drizzly, chilly morning here in Melbourne.. That doesn't worry me though, because it gives me the excuse to play at one of my favourite challenges! The inspiration for the current Runway Inspired challenge is very elegant and great colours.

This is not what I had in mind when I first saw the inspiration, I was thinking more CAS and possibly more graphic, but then I saw the gorgeous Penny Black Botanical Notes stamp  on my desk and the rest is history!
I stamped the image with a Memento Luxe ink and clear embossed. I used Gelatos and Derwent Inktense pencils for the colouring. I used the ink pad on the base card to get a colour match.
Who said you couldn't have blue leaves!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great week.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Case Study Celebrations Continue

It's the third week of 4th Anniversary celebrations at Case Study Challenge. There's another blog hop and we get to case one of the participants of the hop. I have chosen Julie Ebersole's card and her card is a case of Aga's card! I seriously can't get over the talent in these blog hops and want to case every single one!

Spring is in the air , here in Melbourne, so that was the other reason I chose this card. Oh and also because I can't resist black & white with a splash of colour!

I have used Lovely Mum's from Mama Elephant, because I though it would look good to have one solid image and one outline image. The sentiment is from Casual Friday. I added some washi tape to the edge and mounted the panel with foam on the base card.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Stretch your Stamps 2 Homework

Hi there. I made a couple of cards this morning i, inspired by the Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps 2. I'm in the Botanticals at the moment.

I've been good this week, using some of my unfinished stuff.  This one was stamped and partly coloured months ago.    I decided to finish it off by adding some definition with inktense pencils and although it's hard to see, some script stamped in gold on the poppy.Then  I spritzed  it to make it bleed. The background was sponged with Simon Says ink and then I stamped the music and at bit more of the gold script.  The stamp is from Penny Black. I may add some bling and a sentiment when later.

I stamped the Clearly Besotted Rose With Hero Arts Unicorn ink and white embossed. It didn't work too well,  because the balsa wood is a bit 'furry'  so I touched it up with a white gel pen. I coloured the rose with Faber Castell pencils and Pan Pastels. I decided to emboss the wood instead of cut, because it is quite thick and I didn't want it to break.  Tip -  I've previously used sticky back paper stuck on the back of the balsa wood to make sure it doesn't split.
The DP is from Heidi Swapp.

I'm entering these cards in the Simon Monday Challenge which is Anything Goes this week.
ETA: I'm also entering the Poppy card in the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Summer theme

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Third post in One Day!

I really must be quick this time, because my DS wants the computer!

This card is for the Simon Monday Challenge - Scratched Up Challenge and the Simon Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Summer.

I stamped the Penny Black Petal Power daisy multiple times using distress inks. Once dry, I then spritzed the image and painted the blue background, letting the colours bleed for a watercolour effect. Then I went over the image with inktense pencils for some hi-lights. I stitched the border and distressed the edges with a metal ruler and my thumb. To finish off, I mounted the water-colour paper on a kraft card base, stamped the greeting (Winnie & Walter) and added some sequins.