1 December 2016

Jolly

Hello there, I am back today to share another card made with Purple Onion Designs stamps. This is Jolly and isn't he cute? He is from an older release and currently on sale at 25% off during the holiday sale.
 

I started off by stamping Jolly on to white cardstock using black ink. He was then masked off while I coloured the background. I made a mask for Jolly, along with cutting a snow hill using the MFT Snow Drifts die. I then took Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves and blended these over the background, making it darker the further away from Jolly.
 
 
I took the masks off and then coloured Jolly with Copic Markers. The panel was adhered to a black A2 card base with ATG. I then added Red Spica pen to the dots on Jolly's scarf for a little shimmer. I took a white Gelly Roll pen and added snow over the panel. I took the Merry Christmas sentiment, stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark and heat set with white embossing powder. It was then cut out using smallest of the MFT Fishtail Flags Layers Stax die. This was added to the card with foam tape.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


 
COPIC MARKERS - Snowman body - B00, B0000. Nose - YR16, YR15, YR21. Arms - E27, E25, E23. Buttons - C8, C6, C5. Scarf & Pocket - R89, R37, R29, R27, R24. Snow - BG10, BG0000.
 
I love that it look like Jolly is staring up at the sky, feeling so happy that it snowing! It is not only Jolly that is on sale, all stamps over at Purple Onion Designs are currently 25% off in the sale. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

30 November 2016

VIDEO | Watercoluring with Ink Pads

Hello there, this month I have the absolute pleasure of being Altenew's Video Guest Designer. I shared my project last week over on their You Tube Channel and Blog and today I thought I would share it here too.
 
 
For my card I wanted to watercolour using Altenew's ink pads. They work really well for water colouring as they are dye based. They are also great as they have colours that coordinate really well, for example, they have light colours, mid-tones and dark colours. I used the Shades of Purple and Green Fields collections on my card today.
 

I started off by stamping the image on to some watercolour paper using black Archival ink. I masked off the flower before stamping the leaves. I also stamped the sentiment to the bottom left hand side. The image was coloured using the ink pads. I used lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet for the flower itself. I then used Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves. I kept the colouring light and more of a wash type look which I think goes well with the style of the stamps.
 
 
Once the panel was dry, I added it to an A2 Fog card base with foam sheet. To finish if off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling clear sequins. A really simple card but I like the softness to it.
 
VIDEO:
 
Here is the video showing how I made it:
 


 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


For more inspiration, do head over to the Altenew Blog, the Design Team are amazing! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day!

28 November 2016

Winter Wishes

Hello there, today I have a card to share using Flora from Purple Onion Designs. Doesn't she look so happy on top of that tree stump? She looks like she is dancing to me! :)
 

I started off with a piece of white cardstock. I stamped Flora on to it, as well as the sentiment, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image was coloured with Copic Markers. I usually add blue as the background for these type of images but for this one, I thought I would add a little purple and pink in to it and I really like how it turned out. I also added some dots with a Colourless Blender for some added texture.
 
 
The image panel was simply added to an A2 purple card base with foam sheet. I love the simplicity of the card, along with the soft colours.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


 
COPIC MARKERS: Owl - W8, W6, W4, W2, W1, W00, YR31, YR24. Scarf - BG49, BG13, BG11. Tree Stump - E59, E57, E55. Background - BV00, BV000, RV00, B000, B0000, 0.
 
I thought this would make a nice card to send to a friend during the winter season. I also have great news to share ...


Purple Onion Designs have their winter sale starting today. All stamps are 25% off until the 7th December so if you have been holding off purchasing, now is the time to do it! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful week!  

26 November 2016

Bah Hum-Pug!

Hello there, due to popular demand Clearly Besotted have released their Bah Hum-Pug stamp set. Such a cute set with lots of pugs in their different poses and outfits. Since Clearly Besotted are on a break at the moment, the set is currently exclusive to Simon Says Stamp.
 
 
I started off my tag by cutting three layers of tags using the MFT Tag Builder 6 Blueprints dies. I took the solid piece and stamped the pug wearing the Christmas pudding on to it using black ink. I then coloured the image using coloured pencils. I added a little sparkle to the holly and berry with Copic Spica pens and added white gel pen to his eyes. I added the top outside layer of the tag to this piece with foam tape to give a little dimension.
 
 
The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped on to another tag and this was adhered to the front pieces. I used another tag piece instead of just the back of the tag so that you could still see the stitching detail. To finish off, I simple added Doodlebug Twine to the top.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the tag. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.

POLYCHROMOS PENCILS: Pug - 270, 271, 272, 274, 275. Pudding - 180, 283, Derwent Coloursoft C150, 103, Holly - 112, 225. Ground - 235, 199. Shadow - Prismacolor White.
 
Isn't the expression on his face so funny? You can tell he is not amused at being dressed up like a Christmas pudding! Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great weekend!
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