Monday 31 May 2021

Welcome Little Treasure

 Well I'm not sure how it got to the end of Mer-May and I haven't done a single mermaid card since March. Oops! So let's fix that.

I had to snag this adorable little merbaby 'Pebble' and her shrimp friends from Sweet November Stamps. I rarely colour backgrounds, but there is some fabulous work in their group that inspired me. 

This image just spoke new baby card to me, so of course with a merbaby it had to be a 'Little Treasure'.

The rocks are from a freebie 'Mermaid Rock' and the shrimp are separate images, so they can be placed anywhere or left off. 

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Cardstock
  • Dew Drops
  • ProMarkers - Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Tea Green, Cool Grey 2-4, Champagne, Sandstone, Caramel, Ivory, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Almond, Warm Grey 1. Antique Pink, Pastel Pink, Dusky Rose, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan, Oatmeal, Blush, Satin, Marine, Turquoise, Gold, Spice, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Amber, Yellow, Lilac, Orchid & Blossom
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Be Brave With Your Life at Tiddly Inks

 Hello Tiddly Peeps,

Have you seen Christy's revamped Gothic Pinups and other images? I had to grab Tank Girl and now I really want to watch the movie again!

Christy's version is somewhat cuter and less crazy than the comic book version, so I am picturing her as an explorer. I've had this paper for a while now but it just hadn't gone with anything yet.

Please come over to our Facebook Group to show off all your Tiddly Makes

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Patterned paper
  • Ribbon
  • Kraft Card
  • Memento Dew Drop - Tuxedo Black
  • Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Coral, Caramel, Cocoa, Saddle Brown, Raw Sienna, Olive Green, Marsh Green, Khaki, Cool Grey 2-5, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin & Amber
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Black, White, Olive Green, Sienna Brown, Pumpkin Orange, Cool Grey 50% & Pink
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - Metallic Gold
I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Wednesday 19 May 2021

When Life Gives You Lemons

 Hello Crafty Peeps, 

The weather has certainly taken a turn since I posted last, so while I warm up with a cup of tea I thought it would be a great time to share a couple of new cards.

I have used images and sentiments from the Graciellie Design set 'Tea for the Soul' to make some cards for gifting. Inside they have a pocket to hold tea bags.

The image lends itself very well to a clean and simple card when used with a sentiment.  I matted onto black and coloured the rest of the card blank to match the image.
Inside is the pocket for tea bags.
I also made a layered card with the image printed smaller and using a different sentiment.

The poem inside this one is slightly different.

Thanks for stopping by today!

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Card blanks
  • Cardstock
  • Banner die
  • X-Cut Oval die
  • Spellbinders Grommet Tag die
  • Brads
  • ProMarkers - Bright Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Sunflower, Yellow, Primrose, Cool Grey 1 & 2 and Warm Grey 1
I am entering my cards into the following challenges:

Monday 17 May 2021

Pirate Jane's Treasure at Tiddly Inks

Hello Tiddly Peeps,

Spring has finally hit Saskatchewan and I am typing this with the windows wide open and the sun shining in!

For today's inspiration I have used 'Pirate Jane'. She is a fantastic image to spark the imagination and even comes with a couple of maps.

When I think of pirate maps, I always think of them being rather old and worn. To achieve the effect I wanted, I printed mine onto Kraft card then cut around the outline. Next I rubbed some Distress Inks in, sprayed with water and scrunched it up. Once it was dry I took a lighter and set light to all the edges, plus a couple of areas in the middle. That part is always fun!

For my canvas, I started by adding Distress Oxides to the areas that the map wouldn't cover. Then I added some wavy lines of texture paste and used some Frantage to act as seafoam. To finish off, I covered everything with a layer of texture paste, using a brush in wavy motions to complete my sea.
At the bottom right corner of the canvas, I added another layer of texture paste in a 'pile' shape and sprinkled thick gold embossing powder over to give the effect of a pile of gold. Once I added Jane, I also used some gems to complete the treasure.
For Jane herself, I coloured her in what I consider to be traditional pirate colours.
I used some glue and 3D foam pads to add my map and character, then a piece of twine across the back for hanging and my canvas was complete!

Have you ever made a canvas? I would love to see over in our Facebook Group.

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Blank canvas
  • Kraft card
  • Distress Inks & Oxides - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
  • Ranger Texture Paste - Clear Gloss
  • Stampendous Frantage - Aged Ivory & Chunky Gold
  • Papermania Gems
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Black, Cool Grey 5. Caramel, Cool Grey 1-3, Poppy, Umber, Walnut, Red, Crimson, Sunflower, Yellow, French Navy & Azure
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Black
  • Posca Paint Pen - White
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - Metallic Gold
I am entering my canvas into the following challenges:

Friday 7 May 2021

Bright Friendship Thank You at Tiddly Inks

 Hello Tiddly Peeps,

I have been going through my stash to see what I haven't used yet and decided to print a small version of an image from the 'Friendship Days' colouring book. The great thing about digital colouring books is that you can print the pages at whatever size you need.

I was in my local dollar store the other day and noticed they have more craft stuff in now, so I grabbed this fun pack of papers.  They match perfectly with the image which I had already coloured, so it was obviously meant to be!

Have you used any images from the colouring books? I'd love to see them in our Facebook Group

{Crafty Hugs}

Products used:
  • Card blank
  • Patterned papers
  • Cardstock
  • Sentiment dies
  • Black Sharpie
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Putty, Yellow, Tea Green, Sky Blue, Moss, Olive Green, Forest Green, Maroon, Pumpkin, Burnt Orange, Amethyst, Orchid, Saddle Brown, Raw Sienna, Blush, China Blue, Cobalt, Sunflower & Lilac
  • Prismacolor Pencils, Violet, Peach & True Blue
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
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