Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sunshine Lake - Purple Onion Designs

Did you hear?  Purple Onion Designs has a new stamp collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula called 'Sunshine Lake'.  My card today features stamps from this collection, included here are Daphne, Ida, Peony and Coral (how adorable are those names) and the new Dock stamp together with 'Tide' which is from a previously released collection.



The card was made by ink blending a background panel with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade.  I then masked a line and used Mermaid Lagoon DI to ink blend in the water/horizon.   I stamped 'Tide' with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white for the waves in the water.  The sentiment was stamped and the panel framed out and applied to the card base.



On Copic friendly cardstock the characters and dock were stamped.  They were coloured with Copic markers and then fussy cut, backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.



I used some water droplet style embellishments from my stash for splashes and highlighted a few points with a white gel pen and with that the card was complete.

I appreciate you stopping by to read today - happy crafting!

Nicky x

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Pathway and Party On The Farm

Welcome to my blog, my post today combines the Pathway and Party On The Farm stamps by Hello Bluebird Stamps and was coloured entirely with Copic markers (too many to list) in the no-line style.



The Pathway background scene stamp was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink in Fog on to a panel of Copic friendly cardstock.  This ink is very pale and disappears when you colour, which I did Copic markers.  I dotted in some white flowers in the background bushes with a white gel pen and a few dots of white in the tufts of grass in the foreground too.



On more Copic friendly cardstock I stamped the cuties from Party On The Farm with the same ink and again Copic coloured, finishing with some highlighted points with the gel pen again.   The tree stump and birthday cake are from Moose and Friends.  All images were fussy cut and applied to the scene with dimensional foam tape.



I decided that no further embellishment was needed and resisted the temptation to have a small Happy Birthday sentiment on the front of the card, it is instead stamped inside which makes the scene on the front look like something from a children's storybook I think.

I really appreciate you stopping by to read my blog today - happy crafting!

Nicky x


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunshine Lake - Purple Onion Designs

Hello there!  I have a card for Purple Onion Designs today featuring the new stamp collected called Sunshine Lake illustrated by Stacey Yacula.   In this slimline scene I've featured the new stamps called Bentley, July, Grassy Shore and Dock (among others).



A panel of cardstock was ink blended using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink for the Sky/Water and Crushed Olive for the grass.  I stamped the Dock and then  I also used Crushed Olive to stamp the grass, layering multiple stamps over one another.

I backed this panel with white craft foam and layered it over a charcoal cardstock panel with a detailed edge which in turned was applied to a card based I'd prepared.

The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut and backed with foam tape and applied.



On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I Copic coloured all the elements then fussy cut, backed them with foam tape and applied to the scene.  Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and just to finish off I found some water droplet style embellishments in my stash which provided the perfect finish accent for this shoreline scene.

Thanks for stopping by today, I do appreciate it and as always - happy crafting!

Nicky x

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sunshine Lake - Purple Onion Designs - New Release!

Hi!  Stacey Yacula fans rejoice because she has illustrated a new collection of stamps for Purple Onion Designs called 'Sunshine Lake'.  You can buy the entire collection and coordinating sentiment set as a bundle and at a 30% discount HERE  through May 31st.

I have several cards to reveal to you over the coming couple of weeks or so but this card today features 'Ice Cream Truck' and 'Marigold' together with one of the new sentiments that go with the collection.



To create this card I die cut a slightly smaller than A2 panel of cardstock and ink blended it in Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.   I 'sprinkled' in some brightly coloured dots into the ground with gel pens because it seemed to me it fit with the ice cream theme.

I stamped the sentiment from the new 'Sunshiney Sentiment' set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white and pink.  This panel was backed with white craft foam and applied to the card base.



On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I coloured the images using Copic markers and then fussy cut and highlighted some points with a white gel pen.



The images were backed with dimensional foam tape and applied to the scene.  To finish up I applied a few pale pink and transparent jewel embellishments by Pinkfresh Studio.

Hope you enjoyed this summery birthday card, I'll be back soon with more inspiration from this sweet release.  Happy crafting.

Nicky x

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Meadow Bunnies - Hello Bluebird Stamps

Hi,  I've got a new card today for Hello Bluebird Stamps that combines Meadow Bunnies with the cloud focal point image from the Besties stamp set.



To create this card I took a panel of Copic friendly cardstock and I stamped the cloud from Besties with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I added a little grey contouring to the cloud using Copic markers C00 and CO.  I stamped the image again onto masking paper, fussy cut the shape and lay it down over the first stamping and ink blended around the cloud with Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass and I splashed on some Broken China that was mixed with a drop of water to loosen it.  I also ink blended with 'Mowed Lawn'.  The mask was removed and reserved for another time.  I coloured the flowers and die cut the panel.



On more Copic paper I stamped the bunny and birds from Meadow Bunnies and Copic coloured each image then fussy cut and backed with foam tape and applied.  The sentiment was stamped beneath the scene.

This panel was adhered to a cornflower blue panel of cardstock which was backed with white craft foam and then applied to another die cut panel and attached to a cardstock base.



Such a sweet and simple scene doesn't need too much embellishing and so I finished the card with just a few sparkling clear sequins and with that the card was complete.

Nicky x

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Party On The Farm - Hello Bluebird Stamps

Hello!  Thank you for coming by the blog today to see my latest card for Hello Bluebird Stamps that uses the Party On the Farm and Farmland stamp sets.



This card features no-line Copic colouring for both the background image and the characters in the foreground.   To that end I stamped all images on to Copic friendly cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink in 'Fog'.   For the background panel I fussy cut along the horizon line and ink blended a panel which would be layered behind.  I Copic coloured the Farmland scene then adhered it to the sky background panel.



The sentiment from 'Besties' was stamped with Memento Ink in 'London Fog' and the panel set aside.  I coloured all of the farm animals in the no-line style, fussy cut and backed them with regular and thick dimensional foam tape and arranged and adhered them into the scene.

Finally, I used one of the outer skinny frames from any of the Hello Bluebird scene dies, die cutting it from sturdy 110lb white cover weight cardstock, backing it with foam tape and applying it to finish off the scene.  Card complete!   Happy crafting everyone.

Nicky x

Monday, May 4, 2020

Party On The Farm - Hello Bluebird Stamps

Hay there!  Pardon the pun but there's a 'Party On The Farm' and you are all invited.   Also used here is the new Farmland background stamp both by Hello Bluebird Stamps.



I'd recently sat down to do a whole bunch of colouring of this Party On the Farm stamp set and for this card I chose those images that I'd stamped in brown ink and Copic coloured.  Afterwards they were fussy cut.



I love to make cards with a limited colour palette and I wanted to create a simple look to set off the pastel colours and so I merely stamped the Farmland background with brown ink on to white cardstock.  This panel was applied to a sturdy white cardstock base and I framed out the scene with a simple skinny die cut frame from my stash using a pale pink cardstock.  This was backed with foam tape to pop it up a little.



The characters were all backed with foam tape, arranged and adhered and the card was finished by tucking in the stamped sentiment and adding a few sparkling clear sequins for a little twinkle.

I appreciate you stopping by my blog today, happy crafting!

Nicky x