Thursday, 22 March 2018

Easy Peasy - Memory Box Challenge #35: Color Challenge Green

Hello and welcome. Today's card has been inspired and entered in Memory Box Challenge #35: Color Challenge Green. What a fun theme and couldn't wait to have a play with the peas images from both Easy Peasy and Garden Variety stamp sets. 
I had so much fun that I have created two cards. Here they are...

The images on both cards have been stamped first with Lawn Fawn Jet black ink, and watercoloured using a water brush and coloured in with  Zig Clean Color real brush markers on both Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. The images on both cards have been cut out using Scan 'n' Cut electronic cutter machine, though there are matching dies for both sets.

On the 'Peas Keep In Touch' card from Garden Variety, I have used Brusho Crystal powders, Leaf Green, Emerald and Sea Green. It was a combination of colour burst, applying the colours with a paint brush and smooshing the colours to create the layers and textures. Arches cold press watercolour paper was used as there was a lot of water application. The cute smiley faces has been added to the bottom pod of peas for a fun look. 

The second card, 'Take it easy peasy' from Easy Peasy set, I have done an ink smooshing background using Ranger distress inks, Mowed Lawn, Evergreen Bough and Twisted Citron. I have also stamped the circles (outlined peas) images using Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron distress ink to incorporate the peas images within the background. Clear dots have also been added for interest. 

The peas have been grouped in pairs showing both open and closed for contrast and draped along the top left of the card to follow the organic flow. Clear glossy accents have been added to the peas on both cards and have all been mounted on foam dimensionals, which further makes them pop from the card. The sentiments has been white heat embossed using Ranger super fine detail white embossing powder and is perfect to get the crisp bright white look. Be sure to always prep the surface first with an anti-static powder tool or bag to get best results.

 I hope you have enjoyed and found inspiration, these sets are a lot of fun to create with and the green theme just goes naturally and perfect to create a fun and unique monochromatic colour scheme. Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time - Happy Crafting! :) 

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Monday, 19 March 2018

Poppy Stamp Challenge #42 - Clean & Simple: Sending hugs and kindness

Hello and welcome. Today's card has been inspired and entered in Poppy stamps Challenge #42 - Clean & Simple and have used the cute new Valentine Fairies set along with Memory Box, Everglade and Forest Collage dies. Both these sets compliments each other so well and creates such an elegant clean and simple layout. Here is the banner, so many creative entries on there, click here to join in the fun. :) 
Here is my card...
I have created a die cut window using both the Everglade and Forest collage dies from Memory Box. These dies creates such a gorgeous foliage frame that invites you in - love how they layer too adding even more interest. The larger Everglade die is at the front and has been die cut on a separate panel and adhered with fun foam for an even raise. The Forest die has been die cut onto the card base to create the overall window front. 

The sentiments are from both the Valentine Fairies set 'hugs and kindness' and Sending Scribbles to create a fun contrast of the fonts. The sending has been cut out to blend in with the foliage frame.
I have used Versafine Onyx black ink and then clear heat embossed to set in place to prevent from smudging. 

Inside the card, I have die cut the Everglade die to create a mask and positioned in place to line up with the front. I have used Clarity Stencil brushes as the stencil has delicate edges and these brushes are perfect and gives a soft and seamless blending. Ranger distress oxide inks - Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio used for ink blending.

The cute fairy has been coloured in with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils for the yellow accents as well as the tone on tone shadow accents. I then used my Scan 'n' Cut electronic cutter to cut out both the fairy and her heart wand. Clear glossy accents added to the heart to add some shine and dimension. For the finishing touches, I added a few clear sequins on the front to balance out the sentiment and add interest.

I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. This card was a lot of fun to create and combining both sets allows so much more creativity and verstatility. Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time - Happy Crafting! :) 

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