Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Play Date Cafe Colour Challenge #92 - Love Birds

Hi Friends,
Today's post is for The Play Date Cafe challenge this week.  I stamped the gorgeous flourish from the Bliss Stamp Set for my background, stamping off on scrap paper before stamping on the Very Vanilla card.  Punched out the birds and Gold Embossed the wings and sponged around the edges and added some pearls for the eyes.  The leaves are Antique Gold Metallic card.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and gold embossed and I added a crystal jewel to the ring. Unfortunately my photo doesn't show the embossing very well.

Stamps:  S/U's Word Play, Tiny Tags, Bliss
Card: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Cameo Coral (R), Antique Gold Metallic
Ink:  Versamark, Cameo Coral (R), Pink Pirouette
Embellishments: Pearls, Crystal, Whisper White Satin/Organdy Ribbon
Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart Circles, 2 Step Bird Punch, Embossing Buddy, Gold EB Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, Jones Gloopy Glue, Sponges, 2 Way Glue Pen, Bow Easy
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #56 - Pink Crepe Vintage

Happy Friday Everyone,
Today's post is for The Paper Players Sketch Challenge this week.  I used Stampin' Up's Fresh Cuts stamp set that is very unloved.  Wanted to try something a little different so I coloured in the image to make some of it stand out.  I made a soft feminine flower out of Crepe Paper and the Birds and Blossoms Die.
This card was awarded the Cut Above at the Paper Players this week.

Stamps: S/U's Fresh Cuts, Oval All
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Crepe Paper
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Markers: Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Blushing Bride Stitched Poly Ribbon, Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sizzix Birds and Blossoms Die, Provo Craft Jamara EB Folder, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot, Dble Sided Tape, Sponge, Cutter Tool, Pinking Scissors
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp #2

Hi there,
Here are some more of the projects we made at Pat Carr's Stamp Camp in Toodyay at the weekend. 
Odette Kermode's Multi Fold Card (Also known as a Napkin Fold Card) Odette also used this fold as the centre of a Scrapbook page.
Lynda Winfield's Smooshing Technique
We used the Smooshing Technique to create the background.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant and I love how it turned out.  You start with a piece of Acetate or similar, drag your stamp pads over it and then spray liberally with water until droplets are formed.  Then you drag your paper in a circular motion to soak up the ink.  You can pick up your paper and move it to a different place if needed.  You can air dry or use your heat tool.  Then if there any droplets left on your acetate you can mop them up by placing your paper on top to give your background a more splotchy look and then dry once again. In the drying process if you are using a heat tool dry from the back and then the front of your paper and it should come out fairly flat when you are done.
Pat Carr's Brayering Project
Love this card, lots of brayering and sponging but definitely worth it for the effect achieved. The main image was one piece of card and cut into three for the Centre Step Card.  We used Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum and Bashful Blue for the brayering colours.
I will post the Shoebox Swaps in the next couple of days.
Thanks' for poppin in today.  Take care.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 28 July 2011

CR84FN#34 Colour Challenge - Bright Yellow Hibiscus

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for this fortnight's Cupcake Creations Colour Challenge. I have outlined these lovely bright colours, by adding Basic Black to off set them and make them pop. The main image was watercoloured using my markers and popped up on Dimensionals.

Stamps: Lucy's Stamps 1998-2003 368LH Hibiscus, S/U's Tiny Tags, Vintage Labels (R)
Card and Papers:  Basic Black, DSP Patterns Stack - Brights and Subtles Collection
Ink: Stazon Black, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink
Embellishments: Melon Mambo Grossgrain Ribbon, Pearls, Linen Thread
Tools: Martha Stewart Embossed Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks' for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Pat Carr's Stamp Camp

Hello Everyone,
I have had some computer issues this week, hopefully they are sorted and I can keep posting, if not I will be back as soon as I can.
Today's post is for a Stamp Camp I attended at Toodyay, Western Australia for my dear Friend Pat Carr.  Pat asked me to be a Guest Demonstrator and do a Workshop for her Guests.  A big Thank You to Pat for a lovely weekend and to everyone else for your company.
I demonstrated these boxes made from the Sizzix Milk Carton Die following a tutorial by Kerry Bunting at KB Papercrafts.  Thank's Kerry for allowing me to use your tutorial.  I love how they turned out using the Natural Vintage Colours and the Stampin Up Stamp Sets Nature Walk, Clearly for You and French Foliage. I coloured the images using a stamp pad for the Old Olive and then removing the colour from the berry and flowers using a Blender Pen and colouring them in again with the Cherry Cobbler Marker, then Huffing on the stamp and stamping the image on the card.  For the Crumb Cake and Soft Suede images I stamped them off on a piece of scrap paper to soften the image before stamping them on my card.  I sponged the edges of all the Very Vanilla card to add to the Vintage look.

Stamps:  S/U's Nature Walk, Clearly for You, French Foliage, Winter Post  To:/From: stamp for back of Tag
Card:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
InkCrumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Embellishments:  Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, Crop-a-dile, 1/8" Circle Hand Punch, Sponge, Ruler, Pencil, Dry Embossing Tool, Large and Small Tag Punches, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, , Dble Sided Tape

Stamps:  S/U's French Foliage, Winter Post To:/From: stamp for back of Tag
Card:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments: Soft Twisted String, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Milk Carton Die, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Large and Small Tag Punches, 1/8" Circle Hand Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Ruler, Pencil, Dry Embossing Tool, Crop-a-dile, Tombow Multi Glue
I made this one in the class with the Designer Paper to show a different way to finish the box.
Card and Papers:  Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Celebrations DSP
Embellishments: Stitched Red Ribbon
Tools:  The same as above.
Pat also requested that I do the Ladies Notepad Compact and Pen as a Shoebox Swap.  This is the one I Demonstrated for the camp.
Stamps: S/U's On Your Birthday
Card:  Tempting Turquoise, Shiny Metallic Foil
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Embellishments: Pearls, White Satin Ribbon, Large Pearl from Pretties Kit, Lipstick Pen
Tools:  Circle Scissors, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Dble Sided Tape, Round Tab Punch, Ornament Punch, Big Shot, Sizzix Elegant Bouquet EB Folder,
Secret Santa Gift
Stamps:  S/U's Delightful Decorations
Card and Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Christmas Cocoa DSP (R)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments:  Twine, Gold Cord (R), Paper Bag,  String
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EB Folder, Ornament Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/8" Hand Punch
Hope to be back with the rest of the projects from the Stamp Camp in the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by today. Take Care.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Just Add Ink #76 Inspiration Challenge - Aloha!

Happy Wednesday,
Today's post is for the Just Add Ink Inspiration Challenge this week.  I wanted to do the design in soft colours so I stamped the base card with a Hibiscus stamp from S/U's Do the Hula with Versamark and dusted it with Bashful Blue Pastels.  Water coloured most of the image and mounted it on Dimensionals. The bow was made with a Bow Easy.
This card was awarded an Honourable Mention this week at Just Add Ink.

Stamps:  Flourishes Window to the World, Do the Hula (R), Stamp It Hibiscus 2560C Yvette
Card:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, DSP Patterns Stack, Subtles Collection
Ink:  Stazon Black, Versamark, Bashful Blue Pastels
Markers:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Embellishments:  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Soft Sky Stitched Ribbon (R)
Tools:  Aqua painter, Sponge Dauber, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Dble Sided Tape, Bow Easy, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge
Thanks' for poppin' in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

The Play Date Cafe Colour Challenge #90 - All A Flutter

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for The Play Date Cafe Colour Challenge this week.  Love the unusual colour combination, it challenged me for a while, I found it hard to add embellishments because I don't have any in these colours, so my card is clean and simple, but I am lovin' it. 

Stamps:  S/U's All A Flutter, Flight of the Butterfly
Card:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush
Ink: Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush
Tools: Cuttlebug, Provo Craft Divine Swirls EB Folder, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks' for stopping by today.  Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Pals Paper Arts #102 - Summertime and the Livin' is Easy - From My Desk

Hi there,
Today's post is for the Pals Paper Arts Inspiration challenge this week. Kept the design simple and let the image shine. 
This card was awarded a Top Pick at Pals Paper Arts.

Stamps:  Flourishes From the Desk Of, S/U's Vintage Labels (R)
Card and Papers:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink:  Stazon Black
Markers: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Shiny Silver Pearls
Tools: Aqua Painter, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Classic Square Nestabilities, Spellbinders Lacy Squares Nestabilities, Spellbinders Lacy Circles Nestabilities, 1" Circle Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Fiskars Cutter and Embossing Tool
Thanks' for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Paper Players Colour Challenge #55 - Snowflakes

Hey there,
Today's post is for The Paper Players challenge this fortnight.  I stamped the fun image, coloured it, added some Dazzling Diamonds and Smooched the Baja Breeze Snowflake.  The card base is embossed with the Provo Craft Snowflake Embossing Folder and the main image is raised on Dimensionals.
This card was awarded the Cut Above Award at The Paper Players.
Stamps: S/U's Holiday Lineup, Curly Cute
Card: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake,
Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Grey
Markers: Basic Grey, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Snowflake, Smooch Spritz Silver
Tools: Aqua Painter, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Provo Craft Snowflakes EB Folder,
Thanks' for stopping by today.  Let me know if you like it.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Thursday, 14 July 2011

CR84FN #33 - I Wish......

Happy Thursday Everyone,
Today's post is for the Colour Challenge this week at Cupcake Creations.  I made a Centre Step Fold card.  Love how it came together with the fab colour combo.

Stamps:  S/U's Awash With Flowers, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Card and Papers:  Real Red, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, DSP Patterns Stack - Subtles
Ink: Real Red, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive
Embellishments:  Grossgrain Ribbon, Pearls, Embroidery Thread
Tools: Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Fiskars Cutter and Embossing Tool, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks' for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!
Cat's Ink Siggy

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge #75 - Black Crystals, Lace and Cherry Vintage

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge this week. I stamped off the En Francias BG stamp before stamping on the card.  I added some black satin ribbon behind the lace strip so it would stand out more. For the flower I ran two of the layers through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice EB Folder, added some lace layers and as the final touch some Black Crystals for the centre.
This card was awarded Top Pick at Just Add Ink.

Stamps:  S/U's Baroque Motifs, En Francais BG, You're a Gem
Card and Papers: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede, Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments:  Black Crystals, Lace, Black Satin Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Big Shot, Blossom Party Die, Square Lattice EB Folder, Papertrey Ink Tags Die, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Linen Thread
Thanks' for dropping in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Pals Paper Arts Colour Challenge #101 - Clean & Simple Challenge #148 - Surfer Dude

Hello Friends,
Today's post is for the Pals Paper Arts and Clean and Simple Challenge's this week.  I used Markers to colour the image on the stamp.  Love how my card came together and it's Clean and Simple lines.

Stamps:  Seaworthy, Word Play
Card: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Stazon Black
Embellishments:  Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Shiny Silver Foil Star
Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Spellbinders Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Star Punch, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dble Sided Tape
Thanks' for poppin in today.
Cat's Ink Siggy