Tuesday, September 2, 2014

S'More fun! - Lawn Fawn Card

Hello everyone,

Well today was the first day of school for my girls and it was successful.  My youngest did not do so well at first as she is going into grade 1, but she did great after a few minutes.  My oldest did great, as soon as she saw her friends, mom and dad could be on their way!

I have a card to share with you that I made with Lawn Fawn's Love you S'MORE set.

I needed to get used to my distress inks as I was not getting the hang of the blending part.  I was always getting streaks no matter what I did but stubbornness prevailed and I think I figured it out...for this time at least!  I used Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord as well as Mowed Lawn and Forrest Moss (all purchased as Simon Says Stamp) to give the hills and grass some dimension and I used the Mini ink blending tool and the regular ink blending tool as well.

 I used the Grassy Border dies from LF at the bottom as the bottom of the card needed something so I used a strip of grass to fill it in and I think it did the trick.  I did used the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio dies for the hills as my LF Stitched Hillside Borders Dies aren't in yet (but they are on there way!!!!!!) Unfortunately they are currently out of stock but it won't take long for them to get more in.

I used the Tiny Back Drops with Hero Arts white embossing powder for the starry background and the sentiment which I embossed on a piece of black card stock.  I used my copics to colour in the critters, moon and the flames.

You can't see it very well but I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the marshmallows and the flames.  I used Recollections 110# card stock as well as a Kraft card base and I stamped the LF Woodgrain Backdrops on the base just for an additional element.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon with another card.

Coralynn  :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello everyone,

I'm joining the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh.

There are some wonderful sponsors as you can see.

Now for my card.  I was going through Debbie Hughs blog the other day and I was inspired by one of her cards.  You can see it here.

I used the "Under the Sea" set from the Simon "This is the life" release.  I die cut them from the coordinating die set and coloured them in with my copics.  I wanted the fish to look like it was swimming up and down in the water so one of the fish is pointing up.  I popped up one of the fish with foam dots.

I used the coordinating stencil to do the background and I used my Tim Holtz mini distress inks in Salty Ocean and Broken China.  I used the Pretty Pink Posh new die set "Stitched Duo 2" set and I used both pieces.  I had some embroidery thread and used that in the back.  They to finish it off I used the Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Crystal Clear sequins and the Simon Says Stamp assorted 4mm and I think the itty-bitty ones are 2mm and I used those for the bubbles.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine onyx black ink.  For the card stock I used the Recollections 110# white card.


Copics (Michaels)
Versafine (Michaels)
Blending tool (SSS) 

Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon!

Coralynn  :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Spotted and Hearted - August Lawnscaping Challenge Blog

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share with you that I was "Spotted and Hearted" over on the Lawnscaping Blog today and I have to say I as SUPER EXCITED!

This was for a card I posted on my Flickr account which you can find here.  I didn't realize I only posted it to Flickr and I didn't do a blog post for it. Opps!  

Thanks for stopping by.

See you soon 
Coralynn  :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

OCC Day 11 - Play Day

Hello everyone,

Today is the last day of class and it's time to play.

I was inspired by Laura's card and here is what I did.

I love the gradient colour and I also love my SSS inks.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine and since it stays wet longer I was able to heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.   I used two different sentiments and used a different part of the stamp from each set.  I used the "wherever you go" from Up and Away - Mama Elephant and "shine" from The Big, the Bold & Fun - Winnie & Walter.  I cut down the card front and popped it up with foam squares onto a A2 size card base.

Simon Says Stamp: Favorite Flowers (SSS)
Winnie & Walter:  The Big, the bold & Fun (SSS)
Judikins Clear embossing powder (amazon.ca) 
Simons Says Stamp Inks:  Sea Glass, Mint, Audrey Blue and Soft Navy.
Hero Arts Shadow ink:  Tide Pool (SSS) 
Versafine Onnyx Black ink (SSS)
Recollections 110# white card stock(Michaels)

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Coralynn :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

OCC Day 9 & 10

Hello everyone,

Today in class we are still using the floral stamps and how to use them in different ways.

Here is the card I made for Day 9.

I loved Jennifer's card and I used the WPlus 9 Spring Blooms Stamp set, WPlus 9 Whole Lotta' Happy  and a mix of Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp inks. When stamping the sentiment it's always a good idea to make sure you have the stamp right side up before heat embossing it (to quote the amazing Julie Ebersole "ask me how I know").

Luck for me it worked out and I had to trim up the bottom as I got red ink on it and I have no idea how it got there!  But again, it worked out.  I gold embossed the sentiment as well as highlights on the leaves.  For that I used my Versamark pen. It works just like a copic but has the VersaMark ink and you can put in the ink in the smallest of places.

WPlus9 Whole Lotta Happy
WPlus9 Spring Blooms 
Hero Arts Forever Green
Hero Arts Sof Vanilla
Hero Arts Pale Tomato
Hero Arts Red Royal
SSS Green Apple
Martha Stewart gold embossing powder

Day 10

I took inspiration from Jean's card.  I used first and second generation stamping to give me the colour variation and you can't see it but I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the leaves.  I cut out three little fish by hand as I don't have any fish dies with scrap paper.  I then used clear embossing powder to make them shiny.  I also used a Viva Pealen-Pen in ice white to make the little bubbles.

SSS Green Apple 
SSS Audrey Blue
Judikins clear embossing powder 
Spellbinders standard circles large
Viva Perlen-Pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Cuttle Bug

Thanks for stopping by,  see you soon!

Coralynn :)