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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

JAI#364 copper and white flowers

 A super quick post to get my card entry in on time.

Opened up a set I have been longing to use.
Thanks JAI for the inspiration picture.

I've picked up the copper from the vase in the copper embossing, the brick motif on the embossing paste, the timber in the embossed vellum and the white and yellow flowers in the painted flowers.
After heat embossing with white powder on white Craft Ink stamped image, I coloured the leaves and flowers with white Craft ink using the blender pen, then coloured over the dry white images with Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight using the blender pen.  It's a lovely soft image coloured this way. The colour palette from the picture also included Smoky Slate cardstock layered behind the Crumb Cake panel. The word "lovely comes from the new Lovely word thinlits- so beautiful, and I then embossed the whole piece with the Copper Powder. The little friendis from Teeny Tiny sentiments - I looked through all my sets for "my" but couldn't find one- can you believe it? maybe I do need that Labeller set after all! Next time.......

I treated myself and finally purchased Butterfly Basics. It's a beautiful set and worth the wait.

and remember

"don't just post online
post something pretty!"


Sunday, 18 June 2017

CTC#133 and a happy accidental discovery

Welcome back for another week at CTC where we are casing the projects from pages 86-101. There were a few projects in here which inspired me but I want to take you on a little creative journey to where I ended up this week and a happy accidental new technique I discovered along the way.

The aim of CTC is to take a project which inspires you from the catalogue and use it as a springboard for your creations. This week I used the card on the top left of this half of page 97.
 I am a fan of layers and little clusters of elements and of stitching so all 3 of these things appealed in the love you more card here.
My first card used the same background stamping tone on tone in the beautiful new Powder Pink, the word and heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits , the little roses from Swirly Bird and one of the gorgeous new Touches of Nature Elements - these wooden elements are natural timber on one side and white on the other - scrumptious! I poked a little bit of ribbon and paper in there and stitched it all together.

Of course when I use the bigshot I rarely cut only one set of elements. So using the other cut pieces I created a similar card. The tone on tone stamping is still the Swirly Birds elements with a layer of vellum over the top. Then a few pieces from my "Useful Box" - i e leftover bits from previous projects and again all stitched together. (If you too were raised on the ABC's Playschool you'll recognise that term!)

And since I still had bits leftover I decided to arrange a third card. Again there are layers of elements stitched onto the base panel.
These are the colours used in all these projects.
And I'm quite excited to have discovered a new technique by accident.


I LOVE the new embossing paste and decided to add some to the base instead of stamping. I had been using the stencil mask to sponge a background but didn't realise I hadn't cleaned off the BERRY BURST ink from the sponging. I used the palette knife to spread some of the white paste and noticed it was changing colour as I did so- the white paste was picking up the pink ink left on the mask. BRILLIANT!!!! You can see how it changes colour. So I have now been experimenting and will have a few more cards to show soon. You get the best effect from a strong colour.

The elements in this card also include bits from my useful box, the flower is clear embossed from Falling Flowers and watercolored, and the green fronds are from Jar of Love. The little bird is from Birds and Blooms , the wreath is from Swirly Bird and Hello Friend is left over from my Wood Words sets. The little enamel elements just tie in the Marina Mist Quite a mix!!


Thanks so much for looking, I hope you'll try the sponged mask embossing paste technique. It's super fun.
See what projects inspire you in pages 86-101. Make a card or other item and post a photo of it to our Facebook page. We are looking for new designers to join the team and you have to play along in June to be considered. Make sure you mention that you are keen to apply if that's your intention. If that's not your thing then just play along and share your creativity with us- we love to see what you come up with too.

Next this week from over the ditch is the gorgeous Jackie

And before me this week is Kelly

Be sure and hop all the way around and check out everyone's creations.

Thanks for looking, and remember 

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Colour INKspiration #11, lovely colour combo

I've had a bit of fun this morning playing with a fe new products. I LOVE the new embossing paste- and I've been waiting for ages for SU to bring out some materials for mixed media. 
  • This paste is light and very easy to spread
  • it dries quickly and gives a beautiful finish
  • It can be easily coloured with our refill inks to create a perfect match.

This weeks colours are just lovely together. 
In my card I have used marina mist ink to colour the paste and used the brick wall mask. This is spread over a watercolour wash using Marina Mist- I just love the layers of colour.

To create the leaves I used the 3 ink colours from the challenge and the baby wipe technique to get the variegated leaves using the Colorful Seasons stamp set and framelits.

I don't currently have any Early Espresso cardstock but I do have some very old (retired) Early Espresso heat emboss powder, and I have used this for the sentiment on vellum.

Of course I ended up with loads of leaves because I had to use up all the ink from the baby wipe stamp pad - AND I had more paste than I needed so I had to use that up before it dried - so I made 2 more!  I have to say I do love the tone on tone paste- blue paste on blue card is stunning in real life.

I wish I had more time today because I'd love to get some more of that paste spread around!!!
If you purchase the paste be sure to get the mask and spatulas.  (just click on the image below to take you to my online store to order your very own little jar of fun!) 
But you could also create your own mask using window sheets. mmmmm definitely need more hours in the day! 

Next this week on the hop is the Gentle Julia, I can't wait to see what she creates after receiving her lovely swap recently. You have 3 Queenslanders in a row, with Lou before me this week. It's such lovely weather up here in winter. Feel free to come visit me in sunny Rockhampton, I'm sure we could have fun stamping together, but if not visit me on my Facebook page Lillybet's Papers or on Pinterest!

Don't be afraid to contribute to our Facebook page after you create something with these colours. They are not as hard to put together as some of the the other challenges we've had.  We'd love to see what you create.

Thanks for looking, and remember 

"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"