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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Altenew August challenge


Have you seen this inspiration photo for Altenew's August challenge
Have you seen the card that Therese made...stunning!

Here is my card that I made with my newly acquired Floral Shadow set!  
I LOVE this set!  The fonts in the sentiments are such a perfect pairing with the style of the florals.


Thanks for peeking in...
Chriss



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Artist call from Ellen



I am playing around with Julie's Mondo Hydrangea and saw that there is a challenge going on for an opportunity to be a guest for Ellen's challenges...

I am loving the size and organic beauty of this stamp set, so very pretty and easy to create with!  I stamped the borders of my Arches card panel with the hydrangea bloom in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Stampendous Fran-tage Ice Blue enamel.  This made for excellent wells in the petals to work with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.  After filling in with a few colour mixtures, I stamped the single petals from Mondo Hydrangea onto a smaller panel from the same Arches w/c paper and painted in the same colours.  I used my MISTI to stamp the Hero Arts sentiment a few times from Ribbon Messages set in Versamark and then embossed with the same enamel. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Have a great day-Chriss

A Happy Christmas wreath

Time for another Muse: Christmas Visions installment!


Just 4 more months until these cards need to be in the mail!  I can honestly say, that on today's date, I am behind!  Way behind, so, let's get to crafting!


I ordered this new Memory Box stamp set from Ellen a few weeks ago and I am so VERY happy that I did!  I love the style of this set to stamp. emboss or paint!  It also has sentiments, a bird and single flowers and branches...really lovely!
I stamped in Shabby Shutters distress ink and then took out the Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints.  I added WOS to my mistletoe berries and used a Lil' Inkers stitched die to cut out.  The background uses the KGT paints also and the sentiments (from the same set) are stamped in PTI smokey shadow ink, 3 times with the help of MISTI.What inspires you?  the water colour element, wreath, colours, sketch?  Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!
Have a great day!
Chriss



Monday, August 1, 2016

 Hello Monday!

Just a quick post before work for a card I made this weekend that was influenced from the current CTS challenge.  I used my new Neat & Tangled stencil, Geometric Blooms to layer some background colours with MFT Blue Raspberry  and SU Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the Happy from W&W (The Big, the Bold & the Happy) and added a Paper Smooches bird die cut and a Memory Box? layered petals flower. 

Have a good one!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tropical Desire

Have you seen this inspiration photo from the new challenge 





I was mesmerized from the first and really wanted to play with this new challenge.  I missed the inaugural one, but I am sneaking in on the last day for challenge #2!
I had decided to use the Tropical Leaves from SSS and wanted to colour with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints on kraft.  I stamped the leaves across the bottom kraft panel in white pigment ink, let dry and then painted over.  I did the same with my sentiment, using my MISTI.  The little wood asterisk was smooshed into a gold ink pad and the leaf centers on the pink leaves were lined with a metallic pen.  Very simply designed card, but just love these colours together!
Have a great day!
Chriss



Monday, July 25, 2016

Farewell Stamp-A-Faire 2016


Stamp-A-Faire 2016 was a blast!


Master Colour Series





This will be my final entry into the amazing challenges for the annual 
Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire!

It is for the Master Colour series using the Georgia O'Keefe inspiration colours and I have also incorporated some drips for the Mastering Drips and Splatters (no splatters) challenge from Lizzie Jones.

It has been fun!

One final post coming up showing the five cards I made for this year's Stamp-A-Faire!


Watercolor with Kay




Kay makes everything look so easy and beautiful.  I watched her video and decided to go for it!  Her challenge in this year's Stamp-A-Faire is 
Using my newly acquired Peonies on Parade, I set to work on this watercolor challenge after watching Kay Miller.  I had never tried this particular method with the PTI inks and I am surprised at how rich the colours are!  I used Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose and Melon Berry, adding splatters with two of these also.  My centers are dotted on with a Sakura sparkling black pen and I used Arches cold pressed W/C card.  I sure do love this stamp set!

Chriss