Watercolor

One of the things I got at the Scrapbook Expo last weekend was some Ken Oliver Color Burst watercolors.  I was able to play for a few minutes this morning.  This is definitely going to take some playing, but I really like them.

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I had taken some Neenah Solar White #110 card stock and embossed a rectangle in clear, then embossed the large flower from the MFT Card Kit on top in rose gold.  I had planned to do this card, as well as several others for the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge last week, but this is the only one I had time to do and I did it this morning.

I only used the violet and the blue from the colors, but I love the way this turned out.  It probably would have worked better had I been on watercolor paper, but this was what I had.

Used a bit of green vellum and some sparkly purple embossing powder for the sentiment, which is from the MFT Brushstroke Expressions set.

As usual, this looks so very much better in person, and I will eventually get better at taking pictures.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!  Have a wonderful day!

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Nuvo Mousse

Went to the Scrapbook Expo this weekend and had fun taking a couple of classes.  You’ll probably see cards using different things that I learned there, in the coming weeks, months, etc.  It was a LOT of fun.

One of the classes I took was using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  What we learned in the class was how to blend and layer it.  As well as how to clean up after using it, what to use with it, etc.  This is the card I made in the class.

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Now, this one uses Cornflower, Aquamarine, and Citrus Green.  It was put on using a mini blender brush.  After the class, of course I had to get more mousse.  This is going to be fun!

After getting my area reorganized and everything put away this afternoon, I was able to play with the mousse some more and made this:

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I used the same 3 mousses for this card (hadn’t cleaned the brushes, yet).  I also used the Altenew Cube Builder stencil and the Hero Arts Diamond stencil.  I did the two colors for the cubes, then layered the diamond stencil over the top and used the Citrus Green with that.  It was fun looking, so I pulled out a Hero Arts stamp set and had some fun.  I stamped with Gina K Amalgam ink.  To color, I used various Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  It was really interesting, as you can see the sparkle through the alcohol ink, as well as the different colors of mousse behind shaded the alcohol ink different colors.  It’s prettier in person.

Added some washi tape to the bottom, that I thought went with the stencils and the images pretty well, as well as the inks.  Then trimmed the edges of my card, layered it on gold mirror paper and put it on a card base.

I’m entering this second one in last Monday’s Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge of using at least 2 different stencils.

I’m so looking forward to playing with the mousses more, as well as the other things I got!  You’re going to get to see what I got, as I’m having fun and just want to share the fun.  My poor husband gets to see everything I got at the Scrapbook Expo each year when I get home, as well as hear about just about everything.  The man doesn’t really care, but he loves how excited I get about everything.  This year I went with a friend and she was forced to sit through the retelling.  But my husband was thrilled, as we were talking about the different ideas we had and how we encourage one another.

It’s so fantastic to have a husband that loves that I get excited about things.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards and think about trying some of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  I’m sure there are TONS of videos and tutorials out there about using it.  Oh, as soon as I was done with each stencil, I dropped it in a pan of water and put the brushes in there for a while, too.  Because I hadn’t cleaned the brushes, yesterday, I did use a drop of dish soap in my hand and rubbed them around, to clean out the extra mousse.  Then rinsed them clean, shook them out and let them dry.  The tips are stained, but they are definitely clean.

Thanks for spending some of your precious time with me today!

Die Sketch

This is the other card I did for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge last week.  I used the same amazing Card Kit stamp set Hello Beautiful.  But this time, I used a Simon Says Stamp Die for the main part.  Love this die.

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Used an MFT die to cut out the sentiment.

Had a lot of fun making this one.  Yes, I am all about using shades of orange this morning.

Thanks for spending a bit of your precious time with me!  Have a wonderful day.

Sketch Challenge

I’ve been enjoying doing the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, every so often.  I’d love to do it more, just don’t have enough time.

Had a few ideas for last week’s, but only had enough time to do 2.  I’m posting one here and I’ll post another in another post.  A friend and I placed an order from MFT a couple of weeks ago and she ordered the Beautiful Bloom Card Kit.  As the order was delivered to me, she let me pull it out and play.  Love this one!

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Used an alcohol ink piece I made a few weeks ago and just had some fun.  The “beautiful” piece made with the die has Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen used on it, so it does sparkle, though you can’t see that in the picture.

I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge Stamp On It, as I did stamp on it.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Metal Card

Okay, the card isn’t metal, but there’s lots of metal on it.  I played with some alcohol ink on some thermal tape (think house repair stuff) a few weeks ago and used some of that.  I also had this piece of variegated thin metal (Pretty sure it’s called Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs) that I thought would be perfect to do an alligator on/with.  I stamped the alligator image onto the metal with Versamark Ink, then embossed it with black embossing powder.  Hmmm, next time I’ll have to try green embossing powder.  Then, very carefully cut him out.

As the MFT Stamps Aussie Animal stamp set the alligator is from didn’t have the “right” sentiment, I started looking and found the fun sentiment I used in the Lions and Tigers set from MFT Stamps.  Used the Lucky Clover ink from Gina K Designs to stamp the sentiment and put everything on a Kraft card.  Figured that looked like a beach.

Pretty simple to do and lots of fun making the pieces I used.

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I’m using this in the MFT Card Challenges Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!  Hopefully you had some time on this Labor Day to do something you enjoy.

Fun Fold

One of the challenges on We Craft Cards this week was this fun two way fold.  Now, I have a difficult time using a flat back for a base, so I usually put whatever it is on a card base.  Yes, you can laugh.  It gives me more room to write!

I used the two-way fold in the sketch challenge for MFT Card Challenges this week, too.

Here’s what I came up with:

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I used Neenah Solar White 110lb card for all of the white pieces.  The green card and ink is called Green-Eyed Monster and is from MFT Stamps.  I also used MFT Wild Cherry ink for the red sentiments.  The coloring was done with various PrismaColor pencils.  I added a bit of sparkle to the wings using a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.  The gold embossing powder was from Ranger.  I also used Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray on the front of the green flap.  The clouds were cut using an MFT die.  The stamp set is from MFT by Birdie Brown and is called Magical Dragons.

Lots of parts, but fairly simple to do.  I like how it turned out and hope you enjoy it, as well.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Alcohol Ink

Had fun with some alcohol ink, foil tape and Yupo paper last night.  My friend Erika is going to flip, as I actually used a Mermaid image.

Just used quite a few different alcohol inks, some blending solution and some 91% Alcohol in a spray bottle.  There were quite a few backgrounds, some very inky fingers, that are still inky today, and some fun.  I used my favorite piece with some Ranger Alcohol Lift ink and created this card:

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As it’s got lots of sparkle and shine to it: I used a silver pigment ink for the sentiment, Perfect Pearl spray on the background and a few sequins, as well as the Yupo paper and alcohol ink; I am entering it in the A Blog Named Hero monthly challenge.  The stamp set is Hero Arts CM160 Mermaid Kisses.

It also has lots of splash and splatter with the alcohol ink piece and the sprayed background, so it’s getting entered in the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday challenge this week, too.

Oh and if you’re wondering why I have a Mermaid stamp set, there is a pearl image and sentiment on it that is wonderful.  The mermaids are kind of fun, as well.

Now, to figure out what to make with my husband’s favorite alcohol ink piece.  Something will definitely be coming soon.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!  Have a wonderful rest of your day.