Sunday, 19 April 2015

Designs by Ryn water droplet birthday card

I've been keen to make a card like this for a while. I used water colour paper as the base, which I sprayed with Dylusions spray inks in shades of red, orange and yellow. I inked the edges with Distress ink, and used some of my first ever rubber stamps - from the Hero Arts wild flower range, to stamp over the background using the same colour of Distress ink. The sentiment is also Hero Arts. I sprinkled Stampendous embossing powder over the card and heated gently from underneath. One of the embossed areas covers a bit of a mistake where I stamped the droplets the other way round, so the card had the water droplets running in both directions which looked very wrong! I've spent a bit of time looking at water droplet cards made with the fabulous Designs by Ryn stamp, and trying to learn how to make the droplets look realistic. I followed a great tutorial on the Designs by Ryn site. I found the colour of ink you use makes a big difference. My first attempt at this card used black ink and it was far too harsh. Matching the ink to the background colour worked much better.



Saturday, 18 April 2015

Memory Box Prim Poppy embossed card

I combined a couple of embossing folders - with score lines defining the sentiment panel, and my favourite Prim Poppy die to make this card for my friend's birthday. The die was cut twice and raised slightly with Pinflair glue.



Saturday, 11 April 2015

Volcanic views: Quirky Kit Lite LO

A multi-layered LO this week, and another using a mixture of Quirky Kit Lite kits. I had lots of photos of this holiday, and scrapped them fairly quickly by using a mixture of Project Life page protectors and traditional pages. I hardly do any scrapping now without the addition of at least one PL card.




Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Lecht: Quirky Kit Lite LO

This paper, in the latest Quirky Kit Lite kit, was perfect for the skiing photos I wanted to scrap. I had to arrange the photos and position the journalling carefully as I really wanted to preserve the watercolour heart in the bottom right of the paper. This was the first time the kids and DH had been skiing for ages, and the first time I had been sent photos straight from the slopes, minutes after they were taken, and it was so lovely to get an update on how their day was going.