I love the pictures we see in catalogs with many umbrellas on the sandy beach with the turqoise sea in the background. This picture in my head inspired the card I made for the challenge.
I started with creating the background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the horizon with purple masking tape and sponged some Tumbled glass Distress Oxide for the sky. I kept the colours stronger on the top and lighter towards the masked area.
Then I changed the mask and sponged Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks, I placed a piece of typing paper on the bottom of the card where the sand would be and sprayed the sea part with Avery Elle Shimmer spray. I love the subtle sparkle and texture it gives.
The last part was to sponge some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxides for the sand. I kept the colours very light towards the sea for a realistic look. I covered the sea and the sky parts with typing paper and added some diluted distress oxide splatters using the same colours. I also splattered some white acrylic paint for even more texture.
When it was all dry, I die cut a Cross Stitched rectangle in the middle and matted the die cut part with a slighty bigger white cardstock. I have stamped the sentiment in black from the On the beach stamp set on the sky.
It was time to stamp and colour the elements for the scene: I used the On the beach set and used Copics to add colour. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.
After assembling the scene, i added some glossy accents and white gel pen highlights, and finished the card with a snow marker to create the waves on the shore, I just dabbed some and heated it with my heat gun until it puffed up. Isn’t it cool?
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Yesterday night I squeezed in some colouring time and today morning I finished this cutie:
I started with die cutting the Tropical Backdrop die from Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured it with my Copics.
I took a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and created a sunset background using Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks.
On a leftover piece I also blended Mermaid lagoon Distress Oxide, added some water splatters and sprayed it with Avery Elle Clear shimmer mist for a subtle sparkle. When it was dry, I die cut it with the new Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die. While I was die cutting, I also cut the sentiment from black cardstock with the Happy Summer line border die.
For the stamped images I used an older set called Life is good (one of my all time favourites), I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
After assembling the scene, I framed it all with a white Stitched frame so it looks like a picture to hang on the wall. Could be a nice summer home decor too. I stamped a few birds from the same stamp set with black ink, added some glossy accents to the sea critters and my card was finished.
I started with creating the smiley flower: i die cut all the elements of the Stitched Flower frame die from Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Distress inks to add colour to it: Mowed Lawn for the stem and leaves, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar for the flower. The middle of the flower I die cut with the Outside in stitched flower and added Squeezed Lemonade distress ink to it.
I also die cut grass with a grassy hillside border die and coloured it with Mowed Lawn Distress ink again.
Then I worked on the background: on a piece of Bristol Smooth paper I applied Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean Distress inks, sprayed it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. When it was all dry, I die cut it with the Rainy Backdrop portrait die and backed it with silver glitter paper.
I stamped and coloured with Copics the fairies from my favourite stamp set: Fairy friends. I die cut them with the coordinating dies, added some clear shimmer to their wings and a little gem in their buns.
I assembled the scene, adhered everything flat apart from the fairies which I popped up with 3D foam squares, I die cut the Happy birthday border sentiment from white cardstock and the Mom from pink cardstock 2 times and stacked them together.
I am so excited as today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop, my favourite of all. I have so many ideas but had no time to work ahead so i will do my best to squeeze in as many cards during the coming week as possible.
I started with stamping and colouring several images from the following sets: Thanks a latte, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Thank you a latte, Baked with love and So Smooth. I used my beloved Copic markers and cut all images with the coordinating dies.
While I was at die cutting i also cut a white circle with the Circle Stackables die set and a scalloped one from dark brown. I cut some grass with the Grassy Hillside border die and attached it to the white circle. I arranged all the die cut pics and adhered them either flat or mounted thin with one or two layers of 3D foam tape.
I stamped a sentiment on No 2 Pencil cardstock with black ink and cut it to a thin strip.
I also die cut long stitched strips from various Lawn Fawn cardstocks using a die from the Picket Fence die set. This is my most used set I guess!
To give the background some more interest i die cut the Stitched windy backdrop die from kraft cardstock and arranged the elements on it according to the sketch. I added some clear shimmer to the sugar cubes and emphasized some elements with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. I also added highlights with a white gel pen – my crafty best friend, Mona Toth is doing that all the time, so I wanted to try too. I like it 🙂
Finally I added Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels to match the coffee theme.
It was quite a busy weekend here, but I managed to squeeze in some me-time and coloured some cute critters from Lawn Fawn. I immagined a scene where ducks organise a picnic – I was totally inspired by Peppa the pig, which my kids watch every day at breakfast.
So I looked through my really big Lawn Fawn stash – which was a pleasure on its own – and selected stamp sets for my scene: Rub-a-dub-dub, Critters in the forest, Baked with love, Happy summer, Make lemonade, Butterfly kisses, Christmas dreams and So smooth. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.
Then I took an aqua patterned paper from the Watercolor wishes paper pad as my background, and cut grass from a green toned one. I also die cut a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle frame from white woodgrain cardstock.
I assembled the picnic scene and stamped a sentiment from the Rub-a-dub-dub stamp set using black and Merman inks.
I adhered everything flat except for the mummy duck and the little duck on the side, for which i used 3D foam squares.
I covered the butterflies with a clear shimmer pen, added glossy accents to the beaks and legs of the ducks and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen.
I also added liquid glue to the bottom of the clouds and coated them with Chunky glitters. I also scattered a bunch of irridescent mini butterflies from Studio Katia.
Out of my million ideas I made this card inspired by the Princess and the frog Disney movie.
First I looked through my Lawn Fawn stash and stamped a bunch of images from Screen Time, Toadally awesome, Wild for you and Critter concert. I coloured them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
To set the night scene I created first an inked background on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off the bottom portion and started with the sky: Black Soot, Blueprint sketch, Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry. Then I removed the mask and placed it over the sky partition. I used Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
I also cut the Bayou backdrop from dark grey cardstock and inked the leaves with Black Sooth distress ink to give it a dark shading. I adhered the backdrop over the inked piece and arranged the images. Then I stamped a sentiment from Winter skies with black ink. I used one of the tiny dies from the Screen time set to cut a small rectangle and wrote “Tiana’s” on it with a black thin line marker. I added a frame with a gold gel pen.
As embellishment I used some star confetti from Trinity stamps and coloured the trumpet and the crown of the frog with a gold gel pen. I also covered the princess’s dress and crown and dragonflies with a clear shimmer pen.
I love how this card turned out and the sentiment matches the movie perfectly too. Wouldn’t any Disney loving little girl be happy with a card like this?
I started with ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet. I applied them at a diagonal using a mini ink blending tool. I am always amazed how well these inks blend on Bristol Smooth cardstock! Like butter!
When I was happy with the result, I added water sprinkles and dabbed it off with a paper towel after like 20 seconds. I let it dry completely and ran it through the die cutting machine with the Stitched Cloud Backdrop die.
Then I stamped an coloured some critters from the Upon a star stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. While I was at die cutting, I also cut a bunch of clouds and a sun from white cardstock and also from Gold Glitter cardstock with the dies from the Spring Showers set, and layered them tiny offset to get the illusion of the sunshine on the clouds too.
I also die cut grass from green cardstock using a Simple Grassy Hillsides die and sponged a bit of Forest Moss ink on the top for shading.
After assembling the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Hello Sunshine stamp set with black ink directly on the sky and added little flower sequins I have recently got from my crafty best friend. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses and added a dot to the middle of the flowers with a white gel pen.