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Monday, July 10, 2017

YOU make the world a better place

Hi!

I have a few cards I'd like to share with you today.  My first card includes one of the backgrounds I made recently.  


I inked my stencil with distress inks, misted with water and applied to watercolor paper. Such a fun technique.

The colors I selected are from the color challenge at Rubberdance Color Challenge.



Get Well Soon




My next card was inspired by the CAS-ual Friday Challenge and I opted for a 1 layer / butterflies / stripes card.

I colored the images with my Zigs, fussy cut the edge, and adhered the striped paper to the inside of my card.

Mark It, Stamp It

The challenge over at Mod Squad this week is to color your stamp with a marker and stamp it.  This is a fun technique and I usually use solid images for this technique.  This time I decided to use an outline stamp and watercolor the image.  


I used a selection of tombow markers and the stamp set is Stately Flowers 9 (Gina K Designs.)  

As always, thanks so much for visiting and have a great week!



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrate

Hello and Happy 4th July!


I thought it apt to post this card first, in honor of today.




I find CAS cards challenging at times but today I thought I'd get out of my comfort zone ...... and I had a blast!

Supplies:  DO inks, Paper Smooches Positive Strokes 2, Sizzix die





  

Happy Birthday!


My next card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's latest video - block watercolor stamping.  Being the 'technique junkie' that I am, I was excited to try this technique again.  Here is the link if you've not seen it.


I made a few other backgrounds in different colors but decided to go with the red / blue combo.

The stamp set is Gina K Design's Daisy Delight.

I'm participating in the following challenges: Less Is MoreSSS Red White / BlueSSS Anything GoesHLS CAS Challenge.




You are my MOST favorite

And lastly a one layer card..... 😊



I used my heart die cut as a mask and applied ink with stencil brushes for a subtle look.

Love that sentiment!

I'm playing along at AAA Cards.


Thank you for visiting me today and have a great week!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stencil cards

I'm back with another quick(ish) post 😊.  

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp is 'Stencil It' .... so I've been playing with stencils .... and more stencils.  

A few simple cards .....

 


And lots of playing .... 



And here is the card I'm entering:-


Very simple and subtle.
I decided not to add any embellishments.  I wanted simplicity.

I'll be linking this to Simon Says Anything Goes and HLS Watercolor Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.




Hello my friend

Hello friends!


The challenge over at StampTV this week is to create envelopes.  My card is bigger than an A2 card so I made my envelope from cardstock.  I'm also entering HLS July Watercolor Challenge and Simon Says Anything Goes.




Supplies:
Daisy Delight and Better With You stamps (Gina K Designs)
Hello die (MFT)
Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Prisma pencils



Celebrating 4th July



A fun card celebrating 4th July.  The background was created using Rubbernecker Watercolor Stripes and distress inks.  I'm linking this to Rubbernecker 4th July Challenge and Simon Says Anything Goes.


Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mixed Media 'Be the YOU'

Hi there!


This project started off as a one layer card and then my direction changed completely and the final result is a multi-layer mixed media project - and I enjoyed every minute of creating it.

I was inspired by this photo and used the colors in my project.

http://rubberdance.blogspot.de/2017/06/rubber-dance-june-colour-challenge.html


I used Distress Oxides for the focal image and the background canvas. The sunflower (CTMY stamp) was colored with prisma's after lifting some of the background color. Added some stenciling to both the focal image, and the background with modeling paste.  Stamped the sunflower image repeatedly on the canvas for continuation.  For texture and interest I layered corrugated board after painting with gesso and distress paint.  To finish off the sunflowers I added glitter glue and prills to the centers and lastly a burlap bow and tissue tape.





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Let It Be

When I saw this digital image I just had to color it! 



The color scheme is from MFT Color Challenge and I used SN markers.  I wanted some texture so I used alcohol blending solution on the big, bold letters.



To finish it off, I added a butterfly die cut from Vellum as an embellishment.  I'm also linking this to Power and Spark Challenge







Pin-Sights 'Thanks'



July2017


The next two cards were inspired by Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge.  I am always so inspired by these and this month is no exception. 





I gold embossed Mondo Magnolia stamp on glossy paper which I colored with alcohol inks.  To finish off I added washi tape, gold splatters and metallic thread.  

 I'm also linking this so Simon Says Emboss ItJoy Clair and WOW!





Pin-Sights "Oh happy day!'





 I used Bold Blossoms and Bold Blooms dies,  glossy paper colored with alcohol inks, and adhered to Essentials by Ellen embossed card stock.  Popped up the flowers with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is gold heat embossed.



Thanks for visiting me today and have a wonderful week!

Zelda x


Sunday, June 11, 2017

You're Beautiful

Hello!

I'm so happy to have had some time to craft this week-end and I have a few cards to share today.



My first card was made with a few challenges in mind.  The StampTV challenge this week is "Let The Music Move You" and the song which inspired me is "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt.  Here is the link if you'd like to (watch and) listen. I'm also playing along at MSC Spark It Up Challenge and Power and Spark The June Bug Challenge


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For the background I used a stencil and Nuvo Mousse and added a sprinkling of Gina K Prismatic Glitter (unfortunately the photo didn't pick all the lovely sparkle from the glitter).  The butterfly and sentiment are all Gina K Designs. 






Sketch Challenge

My next card was inspired by My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

Sketch Challenge 336 #mftstamps


When I saw the sketch I remembered this lace heart I had in my stash which I thought would be perfect for this challenge.  The sentiment is  MFT Complimentary Greetings.

Pattern Papers

The challenge at Cas-ual Fridays is 'Use Those Pattern Papers'.  Oh and don't we all have loads of them!!  And yet I don't often use them ....... 


I added die cuts from CF Linked Die and the sentiment is CF Casual Comfort.



Masculine Card

My last card for today is a Masculine card for SSS Monday ChallengeSSS Wednesday ChallengeDies R Us and HLS Anything Goes With Dies.

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The background was created using the Faux Leather technique and it really feels like chamois leather!  I used the following dies:- Cheery Lynn Burlap die, Art C Feather dies, Sizzix Celebration Words. 

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Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Zelda x


Sunday, May 28, 2017

3 Cards 1 Stamp set

Hello!


I had fun playing with the gorgeous Concord and 9th Hello Lovely stamp set.



Here I gold embossed and colored with watercolors using Derwent Inktense pencils.




For the second card I used Spectrum Noir Markers and Prisma pencils,



and lastly white embossed and colored with Peerless Watercolors.


I'm linking this to the Floral Challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9 and HLS Watercolor Challenge

     


Have a great day!
Hugs, Zelda x



Friday, May 19, 2017

Use A Quote

I'm very excited to be a guest at A Vintage Journey today and to share my Use a Quote project.  

I recently made this faux book card for my daughter's birthday and today's project is a matching box.  
I happened to have a suitable size box in my 'stash' but I needed to change the design to one with a hinged lid. I also added an extra layer of chipboard to the sides to make it sturdy.

Here is my completed project:





 I thought the quote was the perfect inspirational message for this project.
  I used the same patterned papers I had used in the card and selected matching card stock and embellishments.  The ribbon serves as a tab to lift the hinged lid.



Here is the inside:  


I distressed and inked all the edges and added lace to finish it off. 



The inside of the hinged lid.  


Once again all the edges were distressed and inked. I inserted a panel covered with satin material, added some lace and the two triangles of patterned paper which create a pocket.  A lace die cut border and pearls finished it off.


Here is a side view:




And a close-up.....




Thank you so much to A Vintage Journey for inviting me.  I enjoyed every minute of creating this for my sweet Kayleigh who turned 18 on the 18th May! Happy Birthday sweetheart ❤


Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.
Zelda x


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

You Color My World

Hi ....  a short post .....


A fun and colorful card using Distress Oxides, Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots and Reverse Confetti Dream in Color.  I'm linking this to Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge.

Short and sweet :)


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Friendship





Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day!  

I have two cards I'd like to share today.  First up ......


I used Brusho's for the background, stencils and the stamp is Close To My Heart.

I'm playing along in the following challenges: