Monday, 18 May 2020

Grilled To See You

Hi Friends!
I just wanted to share my card I created live in the Stamp Anniething Stampers Facebook group using the super cute "Grilled To See You" digital image 

You can currently grab this image for free ($4 at a later date) as it was part of the  "Threes a charm" event.

I coloured this image up using copic markers and added some details with coloured pencils. 

I kept my card layout very simple and used some Stamp Anniething hybrids inks and the Geo Triangle stencil 

I hope you like my card creation for today!

Until Next Time - Stephen

Monday, 4 May 2020

Sunshiny Days

Hi Friends!
I have another fun card to share with you today featuring all Stamp Anniething goodies

Here in Canada where I live, we are finally starting to get some beautiful weather again. As much as I love the change of seasons, I am always happy to say goodbye to Winter. I decided to create a cute card using an image from the Its A Little Strange grab and go box which is being discontinued and currently on if you don't have this awesome box, be sure to grab it while you can. If anything catches your eye, I will list all the items I used below 

I hope you like my card creation for today! 

Until next time - Stephen

 image from  Its a Little Strange Grab and Go! Box which is currently on sale

Land Of Oz scene builder


Friday, 10 April 2020

Having fun with Whimsy Stamps and Stamp Anniething

Hi Friends!
I was invited to take part in a a fun challenge and blog hop! The challenge was to use the Altas Jar stamp set from Whimsy Stamps and to pair it with any Stamp Anniething image of my choice. OH! we also had to include a water element a well.

If you have been following me for some time you know my cards usually feature a lot of layers so I also wanted to challenge myself even more by creating a one layer card.

For my card, I used the stamps from the Camping Themed Bundle by Stamp Anniething and I also used images from the Under the Sea themed Bundle also by Stamp Anniething 
Everything was coloured using Copic markers and then some added details using coloured pencils.

I had so much fun taking part in this challenge and can honestly say I grew as a colourist by stepping outside of my comfort zone.

Be sure to hop along to see some seriously amazing creations by these talented ladies

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Products used:

Atlas Jar clear stamp set from Whimsy Stamps 
Camping Bundle from Stamp Anniething 
Under the Sea Bundle from Stamp Anniething 

Monday, 6 April 2020

Trying new things...

Hi Friends 
Right now with everything going on and being unable to work, I decided to try something new. I recently showed a project I had done to Jennifer Dove who runs Copic Bootcamp. She loved what I had done but wanted to push me to go outside of my comfort zone. She wanted me to try creating my own face on one of Ann's images by using Creative Colour Placement. 

I wanted to do some no line colour with copics as well. First I masked off the face on the image (Holly -Cheer Up) and then stamped the image with Birch Stamp Anniething hybrid ink

This is what the original image looked like next to the image where I practiced Creative Colour Placement...Now I will admit that my partner is a little freaked out by this image and in a way I can see that but the purpose of this exercise is to try something new and step outside of that box I have been in for the last little while. Even though those who I have showed it to have had mixed reactions to this, I am still proud of it and proud of myself. I tried something new and as a result I have grown as a colourist. In these times when we are stuck in our homes and the world is feeling a little scary and small, now is the perfect time to expand your horizons and try something new...learn new things and have fun with it.

I hope you are all safe and well, and I encourage you to use this time to be extra creative...try something new.

Until Next Time - Stephen

Products used

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Whimsy Stamps - TP Dudley

Hi Friends! 
I hope you are doing ok during this very crazy time. I am a dog groomer and unfortunately like so many people right now, I'm currently not working due to COVID 19.

I have been keeping myself occupied in my crafty space colouring and making cards, crocheting, weaving and spinning...what have you been up to right now?

I wanted to share this card I created today. A friend of mine inspired me as she also coloured up this adorable image from Whimsy Stamps and it is currently a free digital download. The name of the image is called TP Dudley and I will link it HERE

I had so much fun colouring him up with my Copic markers and then cut him out. I placed him on a simple stencilled background which I  placed on top of some bright green pattern paper.

I hope you like my card creation for today and hope you are all safe, happy, and healthy during this crazy time.

until next time - Stephen 

Monday, 23 March 2020

You're So Glam shaker card

Hi Friends,
I created this fun retro card live in the Stamp Anniething Stampers facebook page this past week.

I coloured up Betty Lou - So Glam using Copic markers. I wanted to do some paper piecing and  found the perfect polkadot patten paper to use for her top.

For the card layout, I used dies from Shaker Basics Set 1 and the Banner Dies...I swear I cannot live without those two sets. Next, I ink blended the background using Stamp Anniething Hybrid Inks and the Boomerang Stencil. For that finishing touch, I added some light pink Gellie Dots 

I hope you like my card creation for today

Until next time - Stephen

Monday, 9 March 2020

Quick & Simple Birthday Card

Hi Friends! 
I have a quick and easy card to share with you today that anyone can whip up in no time when you happen to need that last minute birthday card.

I coloured up Britney - Birthday with Copic markers, cut her out and popped her up on a A2 sized card base. My card layout is super simple, I used a piece of plaid pattern paper which I added some black card stock behind to give it a black boarder. Next I stamped a sentiment using Crimson Hybrid Ink and I finished off the card by splattering some Perfect Pearls mixed with water.

I hope you like my card creation for today!

Until Next Time - Stephen