Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gelli Print Christmas Cards

I got messy with my DecoArt Paints and Stampendous! Creative Palette to 
make some wintery Gelli Prints. If you don't know what gelli printing is, it's 
kind of like making your own patterned papers - with paint. Check out this

So here are some of the prints after I cut them to card-size:

I used a combo of Titanium White, Titan Buff, Payne's Grey, Cobalt Teal Hue, and Prussian Blue Hue. All mushed together they look really nice! 

Once I had all of the prints cut up I thought they looked kind of flat, so I broke the seal
on a new product: BoBunny Glitter paste in silver and gold. 

I applied it through various stencils with a palette knife. 






And here are some of the cards made with the prints. I made about 20 in total, all a little
different. I sold them to the staff at my school and they loved them! 






  
Products:
Christmas Cheer (Technique Tuesday Sentiments)
Good To Snow (Technique Tuesday Snowman)
Holiday Ornaments (Technique Tuesday branch & baubles)
Stitched Snowflakes (LawnFawn die cut)
Twine (The Twinery)
Glitter Paste (BoBunny)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Hibiscus

There's such thing as a Christmas Hibiscus...
Not really, but Hibiscus flowers bloom all year-round all around the world
and it comes in many different colours, including Christmas colours! 

Here's my card. 


It has lots of layers, I know... It weighs about 10 lbs. This is definitely a "hand deliver" card! 
for the focal image and a whole lotta products for the layers. 
Copics used: 
R39, 27, 24, 22, 00
G29, 18, 05, 02, 00
Y28, 15
Background papers: Lawn Fawn
Twine: The Twinery
Die cuts: Spellbinders

Aren't round cards annoying how they don't stand up??? 

I've got the cure: 

Lay the card on your trimmer and slice a little bit off the BACK LAYER along
the horizontal axis - BAM it stands up without rolling over! 

If you like botanical-themed stamps, you may want to consider joining the Greenhouse Society. We release a new stamp set every month as part of this collection. Members get the Greenhouse sets for $9.99 each (plus shipping and handling) and enjoy other benefits. Check out the Membership Agreement and FAQ page on our Web site for more details on joining the Greenhouse Society.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's a Stampendous Christmas

I made a few cards with a whole bunch of Stampendous! goodies that I can't wait to show you!
A lot of time and effort went into these cards... I hope you like 'em! 

I will admit to colouring Ribbon Bird like a Phoenix
but it turned out to be a really pretty card! 

Red and green!! PenPattern Gift is a really fun stamp to colour! 

The Vintage Couple was a tough one for me because I couldn't colour! 
So using Copper Luxe Mix I made a little shaker card.  


Today's going to be a busy card-making day because I'm going
to bring a bunch of my stash to school for the staff to 
look over... 

Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Amy has organized the mother of all blog hops for everyone who loves coffee and coffee-themed stamps. I am a former coffee-addict and after a nasty stomach ulcer I now only drink it occasionally and only for pleasure - as it should be!! lol.. But still after years of giving up coffee I always do a double-take of coffee-themed stamps and accessories because, well, who doesn't love coffee??!!


I used a favourite Technique Tuesday set called Eat Chocolate and two 
different colours of Baker's Twine from The Twinery called Peapod and Marigold Stripe
I chose my twine colours to bring out the colours in the coffee cups! It works! 


There are a tonne of Sponsors for prizes... Check it out!!! 

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches


Head to Amy's Blog for the 
whole blog hop list and find out
how you can participate!!! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Greenhouse Society: Pinecone

The 25th means the Pinecone - Greenhouse Society stamp set is ready to start shipping, and the Technique Tuesday Creative Team has some great projects that showcase it.


I chose to pull out the white embossing powder and my Tombows and watercolour this image. I love using the white EP with winter images because it gives it that frosty look. 


Another thing I like about this method: you don't have to stay in the lines!!! Notice how I very imprecisely I coloured the needles? That was intentional and I love how they came out! 

The Pinecone - Greenhouse Society stamp set, which consists of six clear stamps on a 3" x 4" storage sheet, is available for purchase by non-members for $12.99 (plus shipping and handling).
If you like botanical-themed stamps, you may want to consider joining the Greenhouse Society. We release a new stamp set every month as part of this collection. Members get the Greenhouse sets for $9.99 each (plus shipping and handling) and enjoy other benefits. Check out the Membership Agreement and FAQ page on our Web site for more details on joining the Greenhouse Society.
Be sure to tune into the blog again on December 15th when we reveal the next Greenhouse Society stamp set. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quick Painting Post

I shared this on Facebook as soon as I completed it
because I was so happy with how it turned out... I hope you like it! 


I painted it for one of Donna Downey's 48 Weeks classes (week 20) and I knew I would want it on a canvas instead of my art journal before I even started, lol... 

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Twinery and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop


Today I am taking part in a fun blog hop with The Twinery and the CardMaker Magazine! After the sad news the other day about Papercrafts it's nice to see we still have a magazine for our industry... Let's keep it that way!

You should have arrived here from Katarina Damm-Blomberg's blog!


My project today is a simple Thank you card that could be given to or given from anyone. I am going to start putting out a little basket of my cards at my school and I want to have some cards there that a guy would feel comfortable giving, and I think this would be one!



The Twinery will be giving away 4 spools of twine - Solid Mandarin, Gold Shimmer, Copper Shimmer, and Solid Maraschino ($60 retail value).
Hoppers can visit the Twinery blog to ​find out how to enter to win the spools of twine.

Next on the hop is: Piali Biswas - head over there and give her some love!