Sunday, October 4, 2015

Two A-MAIZE-ING Companies

Aloha Friends!
I can't tell you enough how super duper cool it is to be 
collaborating with 

this month! 
Big MAHALO to Kelly Marie and the gang for sharing your A-MAIZE-ING products!!!

Today I'm using the fun set Happy Harvest paired with 
Hero Arts ombre inks.  I love making and giving out encouragement cards
and Lawn Fawn has the punniest sentiments!

On a square piece of Hero Arts Kraft cardstock I stamped out
the maize using Hero Arts Lime to Forever Green ombre ink.
All the different shades created such awesome dimension.

The picket fence was die cut from Hero Arts Kraft cardstock using
Lawn Fawn's Picket Fence Border Die.

Check out this quick and cool way to add a wood pattern to the die cut...

I used the Hero Arts Sand to Chocolate Brown ombre ink and swiped vertically.
I thought it created such a cool wood pattern on the fence!!

I adhered the fence with foam tape and all the little images were colored with copics,
cut with the matching dies, and adhered to create a sweet little scene.
The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka in the dark.

Here's a closer look...

That's it for me today!
Hope everyone's weekend is going well.
MAHALO for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Happy Holidays with Lawn Fawn!!

Hey friends!

I'm so happy to be here today to celebrate our collaboration with with the amazing, wonderful Lawn Fawn.

I want to share a card I made using the delightful new Lawn Fawn stamp set Toboggan Together!

I started off by taking some white unicorn ink and added small patches of ink to the Hero Arts background and then stamped it onto black yardstick.

I added some stars from the Lawn Fawn set over top.

I then stamped the cutey-patootie animals from the set, and coloured them in with my Prismacolour Pencils. I fussy cut them and added them over a piece of vellum I made into a snowbank :)

So fun!

Love this combination of companies!!

I hope you'll come back tomorrow for more fun!

See you soon

Linda xx

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lawn Fawn goodness for collaboration week!

Hello, crafty friends!
This week, we are SO lucky to be collaborating with our good friends at Lawn Fawn!
I used the new Lawn Fawn "Let's Bokeh in the Snow" petite paper pack - love the versatility of this paper!  I cut some into strips, and stuck them on a diagonal onto some cardstock, then die cut a stitched square. I then stamped "Christmas" from Hero Arts "Merry Stamp & Cut" set onto a white banner, and added a glittery die cut "merry". 

Thanks so much to Lawn Fawn for playing with us this week - so much fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sparkle with Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone!

It's beginning of a new month and that means new collaboration. In October we have an amazing partner. The one. The only. The Lawn Fawn. I know. How amazing is that!? We got to play with their new stamps and pattern papers and you can see some really inspiring posts from our design team all month long. Thank you, Lawn Fawn!
I'm starting with and adorable winter scene that I built with new Ready, Set, Snow stamp set. I manipulated the snow line stamp to make snow drifts, added the village in the distance and two adorable snow men in the front. Sentiment is from Hero Arts Sparkle Borders stamp set that I stamped with black ink and brushed some Perfect Pearls over it immediately to make it shine.
I coloured everything out with my Inktense pencils. I just touched a damp paint brush to the tip of my pencils and painted directly to paper. My card base is not watercolour paper so I didn't do much blending and fiddling with my colours.

My final touches were stamped snowflakes, Liquid Pearls on trees and roofs and some extra snowflakes made with Liquid Pearls and Stickles. I also added two strips of new Let's Bokeh in the Snow pattern paper to frame my scene and I have my first Holiday card made :)

I hope you join us for our collaboration posts in the next few days and get inspired by our amazing design team and Lawn Fawn.

Have a great day!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Shine Brightly!!

Hello Everyone, Bhavana here today with two christmas cards using Hero Arts and Pretty Pink Posh products.

For my first card I stamped the star border from the Hero Arts Sparkle border stamp set. Colored with memento markers. Also die cut the tag using the Pretty ink posh stitched tags. To added a little shine and sparkle I gold embossed the sentiment, added a few Pretty pink posh classic christmas sequins and golden thread. 

For my second card I gold embossed christmas ornament from the same stamp set as above. Coloured with gansai tambi watercolours. Also again I die cut the oval tag and gold embossed the sentiment. Added a few gold star sequins and golden thread.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Sometimes the smallest things...

Hi, Jessica here!  We're finishing up this month's collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh but I have one more card to share!
Here's my bright and colorful card using sequins a little differently! I was inspired by the earlier Happy challenge! :)
I've recently seen a few cards online with a rainbow wash of color using zig markers and I wanted to give it a try!  I started off by taping a 5x6 piece of watercolor paper to a tilted work surface.  Next I scribbled a few lines of color at the top of the paper with my zig markers.  Then I heavily spritzed the top of the paper with water until the color started to run down the paper.  I kept spritzing until I was happy with the coverage.  Then I let it air dry, keeping it tilted so the colors wouldn't pool and would keep running down the page.  (I also put a folder paper towel at the bottom of the paper to catch the drips...just a little advice) ;)

Once it was totally dry I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts and heat-embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Then I masked the sentiment with a little post-it tape and then taped the Hero Arts heart stencil over the watercolor paper and applied a thin layer of pearlescent embossing paste.  While the paste was still wet I sprinkled glitter over the paste, tapped off the excess, and then let it dry.

While it was drying, I took a few strands of metallic silver thread and threaded varying sizes of Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins onto the thread in random groupings.  Then I wrapped the thread around the top of the watercolor panel and knotted it, letting the ends of the thread drape down loosely.
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