Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tobi's Technique Tuesday Technique Video

Over the summer holiday I bought a video camera with the intention of filming more technique videos. It's not the filming part that's stressful though - it's the editing! 
It was a whopping 45 minutes when I started (that's pretty good when you consider how long it takes to make an average card) but I whittled it down to a more manageable length!

In the video I show how I do the background with paints and stencils and how I put the whole card together... I love to combine my love of paint with my love of cardmaking and I hope I have shown how easy and freeing it is. 

I hope you enjoy! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's time again for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I like to participate because it's a chance to pull out some of my "oldie but goodie" supplies that don't get much love anymore. 

If you don't know what this blog hop is about, check the info here. Lots of prizes, lots of inspiration, and it's just for fun! 

So here's my card: 

I thought I would do a quick and easy chalkboard image with my treasured There She Goes stamps. 
The chalkboard look is fun because you stamp, emboss, and BAM, it's done! 

The papers (My Mind's Eye) are from their "chalk studio" line and had these delicious color combos already chosen for me. I just accented the card with some teal twine and pink epoxy stickers... 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop and have a great weekend! 

Friday, September 18, 2015

MFT Card Design Superstar #2

For my second card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest I simply wanted to use this set!

I have seen so many great cards with Torico's Penguins in Paradise and I've wanted to break this set open for a while... I used Copic markers to colour up the two images then I fussy-cut them out: 

I added some shading with General's Chalk Pastel pencils and a blending stump for some dimension within the image.. I have so much fun doing this!

Thanks for stopping by!

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest

I have a growing stash of MFT stamps and dies and thought I would play along with this week's sketch challenge - and while I was at it, enter into the Card Design Superstar contest!
If anything, I've ended up with a couple of cute cards, right?? 

I made this card for this week's sketch challenge (Sketch #246) and since I didn't have the die cut that was hinted at in the sketch, I went with a circular diecut and made the background fancy... 

I used various inks (Distress Ink, Memento Luxe) as well as sprays (Dylusions, Distress...) and a little bit of water. I love how it turned out!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Cath Edvalson New Product Blog Hop with Prizes!!

As a Technique Tuesday DT member I am so thrilled to have the wonderful and sweet Cath Edvalson lend her artistic touch to the already fantastic product line that TT boasts.. Her products are fun and versatile and this blog hop will surely inspire us all! 

Cath's products can be found here at Technique Tuesday, but a little birdie told me that you can now order from Simon Says and Ellen Hudson too! 

When I was brainstorming ideas for this project I was over-thinking it WAY too much, but then I said, "TOBI!! Do what you're good at!!" so I picked up my mixed media supplies and played.... This started out as a blob of pink watercolour paint on paper, but after a few artistic gold paint splatters and Cath's Heartfelt Thanks set embossed in white - it was done! 

Do you want to win some goodies???!!!

Technique Tuesday is going to give away three prizes. One person will a package consisting of all 5 of Cath's new products. Technique Tuesday will also give away two $25 gift certificates.
The three winners will be chosen at random from all the comments left during the hop on all the blog stops. To be eligible to win, blog hoppers need to just leave a comment any of the blog hop stops. The more comments they leave during the hop,  the more chances they have to win.
Folks have through midnight PST on Sept. 16th, 2015, to leave comments. The three winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on Sept. 18th, 2015

The hop starts at the Technique Tuesday Blog

The person before me is Jocelyn Olson

NEXT is Laurel Beard!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

You Stole My Heart

A quick little post to share this adorable little card: 

I created it for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge
I played around with so many ideas before I settled on this configuration with the grass underneath instead of a sentiment... Something so simple stumped me for so long, haha.. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp set: Cute Critters
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories "I Am..."
Die Cuts: Technique Tuesday This Tag; Poppy Stamps Grassland Border

Friday, September 4, 2015

Back To School Bookmarks!

I've got a quick and easy back-to-school project up at The Twinery blog today... I just love to make bookmarks and these ones turned out so cute!!

I used a bunch of Twinery Twine, but I also used a new-to-me set from Wplus9 called Smart Kitty... It's cute, right? 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Technique Tuesday September Release!

It's an exciting day for Technique Tuesday because we're welcoming a new product designer to the roster, none other than Cath Edvalson! A lot of her designs are based on her paper cuts and they are just a lot of fun to play with. 

Here's a card I made using her new Garden Of Life stamp set and dies: 

I cut out multiple flowers in white cardstock with the die cut and used various inks to colour them. 
Then I stamped the image in black and doodled with a white gel pen. 
The open images are really a lot of fun to play with. Next time I'm gonna hit those flowers with Copics!! 

Thanks for stopping by and congrats, Cath!!