Monday, May 20, 2019

Paper Issues - Scraplift Sunday

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I posted. That doesn't mean I haven't been creating, just didn't have the time to take pictures and write a post.

The layout I'm sharing today was made for the Scraplift Sunday challenge from last week at Paper Issues. I was inspired by the circle shaped background from the original layout and grabbed some acrylic paints. All the papers and embellishments are from the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection.

This picture is taken on King's Day, a Dutch national holiday when the national color orange is shown everywhere. I made Blink where my orange 'I'm Royal' t-shirt and as you can see, she was super excited about that LOL.





Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Sunday, May 12, 2019

Art Journal

Hi everyone,

I have a page in my art journal to share today. About a week ago I saw this video by my friend Rachel Kleinman who made this art journal page that I totally loved and I knew right away I had to lift it. Check out her channel for more great videos!

To see how I did this, just check out Rachel's video as I did basically the same thing she did :-) Sometimes I'm just to tired to think, but still want to create something and then it's great to just watch someone's video and lift the project they're making. I used acrylic paint from Vicki Boutin, washi tape from Simple Stories and a Dylusions stencil.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Paper Issues - Pinspire Me Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a layout to share for the Pinspire Me challenge at Paper Issues. I was inspired by all the colors of this mood board.

I used my Paper Issues April kit to make this layout. I think this is my favorite kit so far, I love all the happy colors and designs! I used the Pink Paislee Horizon papers and embellishments from the kit. I think I need a life time supply of those puffy stickers, they are awesome and I could use those on every single layout I make!





Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Paper Issues - Stamp of Approval Challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing the last Mother's Day card I made for this year, I gotta say I'm pretty much over it by now LOL. I will enter this one for the Stamp of Approval Challenge at Paper Issues.

I think this one is actually my favorite of all the Mother's Day cards I have made. First I stamped the hibiscus flowers with Distress Oxide inks (Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry) from the Altenew Totally Tropical stamp set. Then I masked the flowers to stamp the background with the 'I love you' sentiment from the Honey Bee Best Parents stamp set with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone. The 'Happy Mother's Day' sentiment is from that same stamp set as well. To finish the card up, I clear heat embossed the big sentiment and the dark pink parts of the flowers and I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops.


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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Paper Issues - Stamp of Approval Challenge

Hi everyone,

Today I have a couple more cards to share that I've made for the Stamp of Approval Challenge at Paper Issues.

For all cards I used the Altenew Totally Tropical stamp set.
On the first card I stamped the images with Distress Oxide inks, added the quote and some Nuvo drops.

For the next two cards I made backgrounds with three Distress Oxide colors on watercolor paper, stamped and white heat embossed the flowers and leaves on it and fussy cut them. The hummingbird stamp is from Deep Red Stamps and I stamped 'Saba' with Elle's Studio Jane Alphabet stamp

The quote on the third card is from the Best Parents stamp set from Honey Bee stamps.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Paper Issues - Stamp of Approval Challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I have two cards to share that I've made for the Stamp of Approval Challenge at Paper Issues.

For both cards I first made backgrounds with three different colors of Distress Oxide Ink. Then I stamped the mermaid tail and shell with Versamark and gold heat embossed them. I stamped the quote with black archival ink and clear heat embossed it. All these stamps are from Ellen Hutson's Mermaid Tail and Inner Mermaid stamp sets. 

The dolphin stamp is from Deep Red Stamps, I love their fine detailed images!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!




Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Paper Issues - Scraplift Sunday

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing another layout that I've made over the weekend, this one is for the Scraplift Sunday challenge at Paper Issues. I used their March Greener Pastures kit with papers from Vicki Boutin and Pinkfresh Studio and embellishments from Crate Paper and Vicki Boutin.




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Monday, May 6, 2019

National Scrapbooking Day

Hi everyone!

I hope all you crafters enjoyed National Scrapbooking Day. I did for sure as I was able to get two layouts, two cards and an art journal page done! It's been a real long time since I got that much done in a day.

Today I'm sharing the layout I made for a special sketch challenge at Paper Issues. The sketch was made especially for NSD. I used the Echo Park Paper Mermaid Dreams collection, along with a Dylusions Scales stencil, Vicki Boutin Rose Gold Glaze and Nuvo Crystal Drops.

It's such a pain to get the Rose Gold Glaze photographed properly, it almost looks like you've smeared chocolate on your page :-) I think the layout looks so much better in person.



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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

More Mother's Day cards

Hi everyone!

It’s a new month, so new challenges at Paper Issues! Check their Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page for all the May challenges.
Today I have been playing along with the Mom challenge and made some Mother's Day cards. One stamp, three different looks! I like how you can make a stamp look so different, just by using different techniques and colors. This flower stamp is from the Mondo Sakura set from Ellen Hutson.

Recently I decided to step up my watercolor game and get a more decent watercolor set. I bought the Gansai set and started practicing with it. It is amazing how pigmented these colors are and it is absolutely a different game than the cheaper sets, but it requires some practice for sure!

For the first card I used two different blue tones and a pearlescent for the ends of the petals. I used two green tones for the leaves and a pink/red color for the small petals coming out of the flowers. For the second card I used pink, blue and yellow for the flowers and a lighter green for the leaves. For the third card I inked the stamp in rainbow colors with Distress Oxide ink, sprayed it with a bit of water and stamped it. I have done this technique before with Vicki Boutin art crayons, but I like it better this way. The oxide inks give such a beautiful print!  The sentiments are from the Best Parents stamp set from Honey Bee stamps and I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cards.








Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mother's Day cards

Hi everyone!

Today I have two Mother's Day cards to share. They are quite similar, I just changed the sentiment.

First I made a couple backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks, one with green tones and one with orange and yellow tones. Then I used the Totally Tropical stamp set from Altenew and stamped some flowers and leaves on the backgrounds with Versamark, white heat embossed them and then fussy cut them. Because I made the backgrounds on thick watercolor paper, I didn't need any foam tape to create any dimension on the card.

The Mother's Day sentiments are from the Best Parents stamp set from Honey Bee and I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops.



Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Paper Issues - Scraplift Sunday

Hi everyone,

Last Sunday I played along with Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues. I love these challenges, to get inspired by some super talented ladies.

For my layout I used the Paper Issues March kit with the Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope collection. First I put some pink and teal splatters on my background paper, then build up the page and finished it with some Nuvo Crystal Drops. The title is made with an old favorite Thickers alpha from Dear Lizzy.




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Monday, April 15, 2019

Birthday cards

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing two new birthday cards.

For this first one I created the background with the Hero Arts waves stencil and Vicki Boutin art crayons. The mermaid tail is from a Ellen Hutson stamp set that I gold embossed. The sentiments are from the same mermaid stamp set.

For this second card I created the background with the Dylusions fish tail stencil and Vicki Boutin art crayons. The seahorse stamp is from Deep Red, the Happy Birthday sentiment from Technique Tuesday and the Shell Yeah sentiment and shells are from Ellen Hutson.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!



Sunday, April 14, 2019

Paper Issues - Craft the Rainbow challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing two Mother's Day cards, one of them I will enter for the Craft the Rainbow challenge at Paper Issues.

I stamped this Ellen Hutson flower stamp with Vicki Boutin art crayons. I applied the rainbow colors to the stamp and then sprayed it with a little bit of water to create a water color effect. I water colored the background lightly with purple watercolor and then stamped the phrase from a Honey Bee stamp set.

For the second card I used the same technique with the Wplus9 Hibiscus stamp and another phrase from the Honey Bee stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Paper Issues - Swanky Swatches challenge

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I made for the Swanky Swatches challenge at Paper Issues. I used the Echo Park Paper Mermaid Dreams collection.

I have to admit that I got a little carried away by all the mermaids when I ordered this collection. Now that I'm working with it I'm having a real hard time with this color scheme. It is too much purple for me. Probably for the next layouts with this collection, I will work with a white cardstock background to tone it down a bit. For the color palette of this challenge it worked out great though!




Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!