Sunday, 22 January 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 49 -

Welcome to our blog hop tonight.
You may have come straight here 
or hopped across from the delightful Allison
and I love seeing what she has made for us
Teneale gives us a sketch that we all use
each fortnight as you will see 

Now what to make? This is sooo hard with all the new product that we have to play with.......
Had to use one of my favourites again -
Beautiful You

Started with the base card of 5" square
using Watermelon Wonder - (I will be sad to see it leave us this year....sigh)
Cut another layer and embossed it using the new
Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder but it looks like lovehearts falling - so cute.

Used a strip of crumbcake with Very Vanilla Lace trim attached.
Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and because I wanted the words to stand out - I stamped the lady in Smoky Slate and coloured her in using the new Watercolour pencils lightly.
Then I stamped the words over the top with the
Archival Basic Black ink.

Thank you
for dropping in to see what we have made
Now it is onto the gorgeous Barbara
and I can't wait to see what she has made for this hop.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

INKspired Sketch Blog hop 48 -

Well welcome to 2017 - hope you had a 
lovely christmas and new year.
You may have hopped across from the delightful 
Alison McLeod
and I can't wait to see what she has made for us
I have decided to use one of my favourite Sale-a-bration stampsets - Hey Chick and it comes in either wood mount or clear.
Teneale Williams gives us a sketch to use each fortnight - so pull up a chair and  grab a cuppa 
or a wine and take the time to hop around all the posts!
So here is our first sketch for 2017
Hmmm a square card - I don't do many so what
size should I do? Well I googled it!
LOTS OF COMMENTS - majority went for
4", 5" or 6" square cards. What size do you make?
I have made a 5" card and I have made my standard card to show the difference.
Now here is my square card with the frizzle chooks heads only - aren't they cute and below is a pic of a real one!

Then I made a standard card as well to show you

Then here are the two cards together

What did I use -
Started with Mint Macaron as the main card and then added a Very Vanilla layer that had been embossed
with Softly Falling and sponged with Mint Macaron ink around the edge.
A strip of Mint Macaron on top of the embossed Very Vanilla.
Then stamped the Frizzle chook and used the smallest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.
Colored them in using the new Watercolor pencils on 
page 24 of the new Occasions catalogue.
I didn't add a sentiment to the front.
That's all.

Thank you for stopping by now it is onto the talented
Barbara Williams - I love her cards

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop - earning free product

THEME: Products from the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues – a feature bundle or group of products from the Occasions Catalogue that will earn customers a free SAB product. 

Hello everyone I am using one of my favourite stamp sets from the new Occasions cattie - there are so many I love!

Beautiful You stampset can be purchased in either wood or clear on page 24.
 I started with Blushing Bride cardstock and added a piece from the gorgeous
Falling in Love DSP on page 51.
I stamped the lady using Archival Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured the first lady with the watercolor pencils  on page 24. I backed the lady with Rose Red cardstock. 
In this second card I have placed the color onto the Very Vanilla and then used my Blender Pen to move the color around using small circles. 

Now lastly when you have purchased your goodies and ordered $90. before postage you get to choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration cattie and below is my favourite - Hey Chick
Just love these guys and I have the real ones running around as well!

Thank you for joining us tonight on this hop - just love all the creative ideas! Now it is onto

Juan Ambida