Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Soft Sweetbriar Blessing...


It's time for another ColourQ challenge and this week's colours are so soft and pretty...

I wanted to do some more colouring with Blendabilities and seeing as I have both the Razzleberry and Olive collections I thought this combo was perfect. I chose the beautiful Sweetbriar Rose stamp and spend some happy time colouring and cutting...

The image was stamped twice - the two larger flowers were coloured twice, cut out and popped up over the whole image for extra dimension. The panel behind was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp with Wisteria Wonder ink (stamped off first) then the sentiment was stamped over the top with Rich Razzleberry ink. I think my favourite thing about this card is the background - I inked up the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder with Soft Sky ink using my brayer, then embossed a piece of Soft Sky card - love the effect of this technique!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Sweetbriar Rose, Hardwood, Blessed by God
Ink: Memento ink, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Blendabilities (Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry)
Paper: Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, doily
Accessories: White organza ribbon, Brights candy dots
Tools: Project Life framelits, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder

Make sure you check out the beautiful creations from the rest of the Royal Court gals this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Fresh Festive Trees...

Hi there,

I was keen to play with some more of the new goodies coming in the Autumn/Winter catty coming at the end of August so I combined a couple of challenges to help me: the Freshly Made Sketch and the colour combo from Create with Connie & Mary...

One of the stamp sets I had to get my hands on straight away was the Festival of Trees photopolymer set (with the coordinating punch!) - I haven't had the chance to play with it yet, but I had some creative time yesterday and ended up coming up with this...

So much fun!! I also used some new dsp (All is Calm), frosted sequins and a new hostess set for the sentiment (coming soon!). And not to forget, the Project Life card that I used for the focal panel (have I mentioned how useful those Project Life cards are??).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Festival of Trees, Good Greetings
Ink: Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky
Paper: All is Calm dsp, Project Life Happiness Is collection, In Colour dsp, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Silver dazzling details
Tools: Tree Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Friday, 15 August 2014

Grateful for You..


I'm popping in to share a card I made last night for the Paper Players colour challenge...

And here's what I came up with...

I just love the variety you get in the Project Life card packs - this is one of the ones from Happiness Is... I just added some Alphabet framelits to finish it off!

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Basic Grey
Paper: Happiness Is Project life card, Basic Geey, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White satin ribbon
Tools: Fancy Fan embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Simple Coastal Bloom...


It's time for another fun ColourQ challenge and this week's combo is fresh and funky with lots of possibilities...

I decided to go CAS on this one (gasp!) because I wanted the lovely Blended Bloom image to shine through...

I tell ya, I never get tired of looking at that beautiful flower image!! I coloured the Blended Bloom image with Coastal Cabana Blendabilities as well as the Mocha pen from the Skin Tones set, then cut one out in full and the other with just the inner petals and layered with dimensionals. The swirls and leaves underneath is the 'thanks' stamp from Seasonally Scattered, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, with the flower covering up the greeting. The sentiment from Hey You was stamped with Early Espresso then I added score lines above and below.

I used the layout from Seize the Sketch to help me...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Hey You, Seasonally Scattered
Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Blendabilities (Coastal Cabana, Skin Tones)
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Brights candy dots
Tools: Simply Scored

Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team this week!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Monday, 11 August 2014

A Fresh New Home...

Hi there!

I've been wanting to play with the gorgeous new Holiday Home stamp set (and matching framelits - eek!) from the Autumn/Winter catty (coming at the end of August!) and so I combined a couple of challenges to help me: the Freshly Made Sketch and the Color Throwdown combo...

This stamp set is perfect for colouring with Blendabilities and seeing as I have the Smoky Slate collection I thought I'd start there...

I couldn't resist using one of the Project Life cards (cut down a bit) as a background for the house, as well as some dsp from the Moonlight stack.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Home
Ink: Memento black, Blendabilities (Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana)
Paper: Project Life (Everyday Adventure collection), Moonlight dsp, Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Neutrals buttons
Tools: Homemade Holiday framelits, Word Window punch

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Woodgrain Wedding Fusion...


Just popping in really quickly to share a card I made combining the Fusion and Card Concept challenges...

Here's what I put together with these two pretty challenges...

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Blessed by God
Ink: Versamark
Paper: So Saffron, Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Accessories: pearls,Gold embossing powder
Tools: Spiral flower die, Flower Frenzy die, Woodgrain embossing folder

I'm keeping this short and sweet tonight as it's later than I planned (problems with Internet Explorer!) and need my sleep!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

Friday, 8 August 2014

Feathery Blessings...


I was super excited this week when my box of pre-order goodies arrived from the Autumn/Winter catty! There was a bunch of stuff to play with but I decided to go with something autumnal before getting the Christmas stuff inky. So I combined the gorgeous Four Feathers stamp set and framelits with the Color Me Autumn dsp to come up with this...

I gotta say - I love how this one turned out! I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week for my layout...

I stamped the larger feather with Blackberry Bliss ink and the smaller one with Versamark, embossed with gold then coloured with Cajun Craze and an aquabrush. Both were die-cut with the matching framelits (available as a bundle - yay!).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Four Feathers, Something to Say, Blessed by God
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Paper: Color Me Autumn dsp, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Gold Basic metal buttons, linen thread
Tools: Project Life corner punch, Circle card thinlit collection, Feathers Framelits dies

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x