Monday, October 31, 2016

You're Not Alone

Hello everyone,

I used the Altenew stamp set A Beautiful Day as well as their Sea Glass ink. I masked off the edges of an A2 sized card base with post-it note tape. I then took the smaller flower stamps in the set, the more dainty ones and stamped them with the Sea Glass ink.

Once I had filled in the area as much as I could, I removed the tape slowly so that I didn't tare the paper. I then stamped the sentiment with black ink overtop of the images. To finish off the card I added some dots that I made with the Nuvo Crystal Drops.  

I'm participating in the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge and this week is a sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fairy Christmas

Hello everyone,

I'm so excited to be here this month with you all.   I thought I would start on my Christmas cards a bit early this year.  Mind you, this doesn't mean that I will get them all done in time but at least I'm trying.

I have been loving interactive cards lately and I have to admit that I did have a hard time at first with these.  Just trying to figure out the logistics of each card and what I want it to sure makes my brain work but it's so much fun!

I coloured in the sweet little fairy with my copics and set her aside.  I coloured the background with distress ink (peacock feathers & seedless preserve) and die cut the panel with the largest LF stitched rectangle die.  I took the slide on over dies and found the one that matches the town boarder and die cut that as well.  I then added two layers of fun foam to the back making sure to leave enough room for my penny to slide back and forth.

A helpful tip is to make sure you add in the penny BEFORE adhering the panel.  I was able to add it in but it wasn't fun.  I then added the fairy to my penny so she can fly over the town waving her wand.

I die cut the clouds and town border from white card stock and also used the rectangle die so the stitching will be all around.  I heat embossed the sentiment with sparkly black embossing power to the Little Town border panel and then adhered the clouds and little town to the card base and added some stickles to the edges.

I know this is a long post and I'm happy that you stuck around.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Trim the Tree - Mint Owl Studio

 Hello everyone,

I'm back with a Christmas card from our Trim the Tree stamp set and the Christmas Quilt Stencil.

As I was creating this card my daughter wanted to help so she fussy cut one of the boughs and I added it along with the others.  She will be tickled that it made it to a blog post!

I stamped and coloured in the ornament and pine boughs black in and coloured them in with my copics.  I fussy cut these out and for the ornament, I added glossy accents to make it shiny.

For the front panel, I used the Christmas Quilt Stencil and blended in Candied Apple and Lucky Clover distress inks.

To create the card base I die cut two panels and scored one of them on the top at about 1/4 down and adhered it to the front panel making this a shaped card.  

I cut out a smaller panel and stamped the sentiment with black ink and popped it up on foam tape.  I then added the boughs and ornament. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon. 

Coralynn  :)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Birthday to You - AAA Cards Game #76

Hello everyone,

We are back with Game #76 - Masculine Cards.  See end of post for details. 

This is always something I struggle with when making cards.  I was to keep adding sparkles and glitter.  

I love fall and I really love making cards with fall colours. I took the latest SSS card kit and used the leaves and berries in the set as well as the two little ink cubes. I used first and second generation stamping to give it some interest.  I cut out a small piece, about 1.5 inches and adhered it to my card base.

Originally I was trying to do in directly on to my card base. I masked it off and everything but the ink was so wet that it went right through the post it tape and made a mess of the card so I cut it out and added it to another card base

I took the sentiment from the SSS Stamptember release "You Matter" and stamped the happy birthday to with intense black ink and die cut the You out of the burnt orange cards stock that also came in the kit.  

We hope you'll join us with our challenge.  We love seeing what you created. 

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Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sorry I'm so slow.

Hello everyone,

I'm back with a belated birthday card.  I'd like to say that I am always on time with birthdays but I'm not so this stamp is perfect.  

This sloth from the Sloth Hang Out set is just adorable and with a sweet little smile on his face.  Makes getting a late birthday card so much better.  

I stamped the image on to some white card stock and I coloured him in with my copics.  I fussy cut him out and set him aside.

I used a piece of light weight grey paper I have in my stash and added it to an A2 size card base.  I then die cut two frames with a rectangle frame die and popped them up with foam tape and added them to the card.

Of course in true Coralynn style I forgot to stamp the sentiment before adding the frames so I stamped it with black ink and added the little leaves around the card to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone,

As soon as I saw the newest Lawnscaping Challenge come out, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I took the plunge and I have my first attempt at a galaxy background.  I have to say that more than once this piece almost headed into the garbage can.  But I stuck it out and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

I took the distress watercolour paper and did like most others who create these backgrounds and added the squeezed lemonade, picked raspberry and seedless preserves and added them in a random pattern on the paper.  Once that was blended in and you don't need to be perfect with this because you'll be covering it with the black soot.  So when it's all done you can only see the purple and the yellow becomes green.  I then added some white gesso I had in my stash and watered it down a bit and took a small pain brush and splattered it all over the panel.  With the distress inks I find the white doesn't stay white so I went over some of the splatters with a white gelly roll pen to brighten them up.

After I was done blending, there was still some left over black soot, so I took a bit of water and sprayed my craft mat and and with another piece of watercolour paper I did some ink smooching to create the moon.  I added some of the same ink colour around the edges once I cut it out with a circle die and adhered it to the card.

I cut out the tree border with LF black card stock and adhered one panel to the galaxy background and then took one of the slide on over dies and cut it out so she's flying to the moon.  I saved the little piece that comes out so I could add it to the card base so it had a cleaner look. I added fun foam to the back of the panel to give it stability and the added my penny to the back and then added foam tape to it and the added the little witch.  

I coloured in the witch with her broom and treat bag in with my copics (picture listed below of the colours) and used a white and silver gelly roll pen on her buckle and dots to her cheeks as well as some white highlights.  

And lastly I added the second tree panel with foam tape to the front of the card and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  

Copics used

I'm playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge. 

October 29, 2016

I am honoured to have been chosen for the Queen of the Green and I couldn't be more excited! 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

*Copics purchased at my local Michaels.