Monday, 16 October 2017

Girls Night with Stamp AnnieThing

Hi Friends! Its my day to post over on the Stamp AnnieThing blog. For todays creation, I made a card featuring two super cute images available at Stamp AnnieThing.
I love making scene cards and I love being able to mix and match different images to create dynamic scene cards. For this card I used Paige - Girls Night as well as Holly - Sweet Dreams
I coloured them both with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out.
To create the background, I raided my pattern paper collection and found two perfect pieces that I could use for the wallpaper as well as the floor for my scene. My room needed a window to help set the scene,  so I took advantage of a window die cut I had and then ink blended a night sky. To finish the card off I added white details with my white gel pen. 


I hope you like my card!
Until next time - Stephen 

Friday, 6 October 2017

Stamp AnnieThing October Release - Day 3




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's October Release!






Sofia is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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The card is a big departure for me...its super distressed, messy and ummm...not really me...BUT, I love how it turned out. Its never a bad thing to try new things and go outside your comfort zone - its actually very rewarding and I hope you really like it.
I started off by dusting off my never used Colour Bursts to create an almost firework like background. I then placed a rose stencil overtop and haphazardly added some roses using Black Soot Distress ink. Next I did the unthinkable...I crumpled it up and even ripped tares into it. I unfolded it and added more Black Soot Distress Inks. I grabbed some black ribbon I've had laying around for years and stapled it near the bottom of the card. I added a few sequins because it wouldn't be one of my cards without sequins :)
I stamped Sophia with Momento Tuxedo black ink as well as a number of the small roses and then coloured with Copic markers. I fussy cut everything...even creating a rose crown for Sophia using the roses.

I hope you like my card and don't forget to head over to Stamp AnnieThing as the October release is now LIVE!

Until next time - Stephen 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Stamp AnnieThing October Release - Day 2




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's October Release!






Eloise will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I played around with a number of mediums to create this very cool textured card. I started by creating the sunburst background using a stencil and Distress Oxide inks...I am really loving those Oxide inks. I then diecut out the mountains as well as the Torii gate and added some gold gel pen accents. To create the foreground, I started by blending gold and bronze Nuvo Mousse directly onto some white card stock. I then pulled out my Tim Holz texture paste and added some champaign Gelato medium to the texture paste to tint it, then applied the texture paste using a stencil.
Eloise was coloured with my Copic markers and Fussy cut out. To finish off the card, I added a few gold sequins to help draw your eye across the card.

See you tomorrow for the last preview of the Stamp Annie October release.

Until next time - Stephen  

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Stamp AnnieThing October Release - Day 1




Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's October Release!






Lorelei will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I am so excited about this months release. I started off by colouring  Lorelei with Copic markers. I then fussy cut her out. 
To create the background, I used my Twinkling H2O watercolours and just spread them on the watercolour card stock and let them do their thing. I added multiple layers of watercolour until I got the look I was looking for. 
I die cut out the foliage and quickly coloured them with my copic markers.
For a finishing touch, I added some Nuvo Drops around her feet and sprinkled prill beads all over it to give the look of pollen. 

See you tomorrow with another preview of the October SAT release.

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

My "No Line Colouring" Adventure

Angelica Angel by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
So this past Saturday I had the pleasure to attend a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps event in Cambridge Ontario Canada. I had so much fun hanging out with my crafty friends, learning new techniques and going outside my comfort zone. One of the things that had me super pumped about this event was that Melanie Holtz was teaching one of the classes. If you haven't heard of her, you seriously need to look her up...her colouring is absolutely outstanding and no one can do no line colouring like this girl can!

Kraftin' Kimmie design team
member Melanie Holtz instructing
us on no line colouring

Melanie demonstrated no line
colouring on a projector so we
could colour along with her

can you spot me?!

If you have never heard of no line colour before, you basically stamp your image in a very light ink. In this case, the image was stamped with Memento Dessert Sand ink. Once the image is stamped you use your dark and light colours to make the lines disappear. I have included a number of photos of the entire process of me colouring this image. I think it is super fascinating...but I am a marker nerd 

skin and eyes coloured in
hair and crown coloured

gown coloured

completed image...I am so proud of it for my first attempt
Once the image was completed, I decided I was too nervous to try and fussy cut her out after all the time I spent colouring her. So I created a heaven cloud background using Copic markers. I kept my card layout very simple as I wanted the focus to be on my coloured image. 



I hope you like my card as much as I do. If you are wondering about the image, it isn't available yet...Kim said it is coming out in the next 2 weeks -sneak peek for you :)


Until next time - Stephen 


  





Monday, 2 October 2017

Full Moon Halloween Scene

Hi Friends! Stephen here to share a card I created using Kelly - You're Purrfect
I decided to create a fun full moon scene, just PURRfect for Halloween.


I started by masking off my card with Eclipse Masking tape, creating a rounded hill and a circle for the full moon. I then Ink Blended each section using various Distress Inks. I added black Distress ink to add extra depth. I coloured the Moon with my Copic markers to add some extra detail. I then added some small dots in various sizes using white gel pen to create the look of twinkling stars.
 I coloured Kelly with Copic markers and fussy cut her out. 
To Finish my card off I added a Halloween sentiment, some gold sequins as well as some gold gel pen glittery stars to help create movement in my card. 
I hope you like my card and we will see you on Wednesday when release week kicks off for Stamp AnnieThing.

Until Next Time - Stephen

Monday, 18 September 2017

SAT Autumn Leaves Challenge

Hi Friends! Stephen here to share a card I created using Diana - Sweater Weather
I decided to take inspiration from this months Autumn Leaves Challenge happening over in the Stamp AnnieThing's Stampers Facebook group.


I coloured Diana with my Copic markers as well as did some simple paper piecing using paper with a knit weave patten to it. This was a first for me and I am sure to try paper piecing again.
To create the background, I did some very quick and simple ink blending with Distress Inks. To add more detail, I did some flicking with a green Copic marker to create the look of grass.
To finish my scene, I die cut some clouds and some leaves that I coloured to give an Autumn feel to the card.
I hope you like my card and hope you play along with this month's Theme challenge.

Until next time - Stephen




How to Play Along:

- Create a new project inspired by  an "autumn leaves" theme.

-Share your creation at Our Facebook Group HERE by October 3, 2017

-Only one entry 

-A Stamp of your choice will be awarded to the winner, if we have five or more entries.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Stamp AnnieThing September Release - Day Three




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's September Release!






Abigail is available in the store Today along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I think Abigail - Enjoy The Show is my personal favourite of this release. You just can't get any cuter then her...It also helps that I am a major movie addict :)

I started by colouring Abigail with the following Copic markers

Copics
Hair - E09, YR18, YR14
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, E93
Shirt - BG45, BG49, C2, C1, C0, R05, Y02, Y28
Pants - RV23, RV25, RV29
Popcorn Bucket - R08, R05, R02, C2, C0
Chair - B29, B28, B26, B24, B21, T9, T7, T6, T5

once I finished colouring her, I cut her out with my Brother Scan N Cut then popped her up with foam tape.

For my card base, I was inspired to create a movie theatre marquee, based on one of my favourite Disney rides at Hollywood Studios, in Florida - The Great Movie Ride. I created the  marquee sign shape using Silhouette Software on my computer and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo 3. I also used my Silhouette to create the movie film cutout you see on the card base.

To create the background, I use some transparent texture paste and applied it overtop of a stencil and then sprinkled some glitter overtop of it while it was still wet. 

To finish my card off, I added some gold sequins for some extra movie magic sparkle. 

and thats a wrap folks...Hope you love the September release as much as I do.

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Stamp AnnieThing September Release - Day Two




Hi and welcome to Day #2 of 
Stamp Anniething's September Release!






Holly will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I wanted to experiment with Skin Tones as well as play around with my Distress Oxides on this card. The end result is something a little different style wise for me but I had a lot of fun stepping outside my comfort zone. I started by Colouring Holly with the following Copic markers:

Copics 
Skin - E79, E77, E74, E71, E70, E11. E93, E50, E04
Hair - T10, T8, T6, T4
Dress - YR18, YR16, Y17, Y15
Purse- R29, R27, R24, R22, R21

Once I was finished colouring her, I cut her out using my Brother Scan N Cut and popped her up using foam tape.

To create the background, I grabbed an old texture stamp that I purchased years ago and stamped it repeatedly onto kraft card stock using Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks. I then gave it a very light misting with water to activate the Oxide effect of the inks...I love the feel of the Distress Oxides. They are fast becoming one of my favourite inks. 

To create the background behind the window, I used Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks...if you haven't Ink blended with these inks yet, they blend like butter.

I heat embossed the sentiment that came with the stamp set onto black card stock using white embossing powder. I then cut the sentiment apart to place it haphazardly.

To finish the card, I added some crystals and a bit of black Nuvo Drops.

Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed our projects for this release!

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Stamp AnnieThing September Release - Day One


Hi and welcome to Day #1 of 
Stamp Anniething's September Release!






Tommy will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we show you  this week!!
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I had a lot of fun creating this card. I will admit I was a little stumped initially as to what I was going to create with this stamp. However the the wheels turned and I decided to put a Pizza spin on this image.
I started by Colouring Tommy with my Copics using the following colours.  

Copics
Hair - YR23, YR24, E99
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Shirt - 110, T9, T7, T6, T4
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Pizza Box - R35, R37, R39, G24, G28, G29, E55, E53, E51

Once he was finished, I cut him out with my Brother Scan N Cut and popped him up with foam tape on the card base. 
I created a card layout that was inspired by the themes I imagined would come from old fashioned Pizza parlour. Therefore I went with red plaid pattern paper, warm browns as if from the pizza box itself and then decided to throw in some green as well. I created my own sentiment and used the Silhouette Cameo 3 to cut it out. I then layered everything together, added a heart die cut that I had laying around and finished the card with some black bakers twine. 

Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed our projects for this release! Grazie!!

Until Next Time - Stephen 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Birthday Bubbles

Hi Friends! Its my day to post on the Stamp AnnieThing blog and I created this fun Birthday card to share with you. 
I stamped out Brooke - Smile and coloured her with my Copic markers. I popped Brooke up with foam tape to give dimension and add interest  to my card.
I decided to keep the design of my card pretty clean and simple, so I used a fun and colourful piece of patterned paper which I accented by  stencilling yellow bubbles on the background. To fishish off my card I added a some Nuvo drops. I hope you enjoyed my card creation!


Until Next Time - Stephen


Monday, 21 August 2017

Molly - Sunflower from Stamp AnnieThing

Hi Friends!
September is just around the corner which also means that Fall is as well...I have mixed feelings about this time of year as I love the Summer months so much. For my project I am sharing with you today, I decided to colour Molly - Sunflower from Stamp AnnieThing.
I had a lot of fun colouring her with my Copic Markers as well as masking and creating a background with my Distress Inks and Copics as well.
Hope you like my card creation today!



Until next time - Stephen

Monday, 7 August 2017

Card Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! It's my day to post at Stamp AnnieThing and I have a fun card to share. I used the Julie-Ahoy Matey stamp set for my challenge card. The theme for this challenge is a card sketch.





I decided to create a scene card inspired from the card sketch and man did I have a lot of fun creating this one. I created the ships wheel and the railing on my Silhouette Cameo. I really enjoyed creating these original elements for my card using my Silhouette. I did some ink blending with my Distress Inks on some Tim Holtz woodgrain card stock to create this ships deck. I also ink blended the background to set me scene as if Julie is sailing at dusk.I coloured Julie image with my Copic Markers and popped her up with some foam tape.



I hope you enjoyed my card!


Until next time - Stephen 





Friday, 4 August 2017

Stamp AnnieThing August Release: Day Three - Tony I get a kick out of you!




Hi and welcome to Day #3 of 
Stamp Anniething's August Release!
This release is ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!!
Tony's back! He's earning his belts in karate!!








Tony is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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Its the final day for Release Week at Stamp AnnieThing and I am so excited to share this card with you. This is by far my favourite creation for this release...you know what they say, Save the best for last!


I decided to create a side fold out card (video of card opening at the bottom) and took my style inspiration from comic books. I designed my own "Bam!" word bubble using my Silhouette Cameo. I used stencils to create the various background with my Distress Inks and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. 


I coloured Tony using the following Copic colours and cut him out with my Scan N Cut. I also added some clear Wink Of Stella glitter pen on the "Bam!" for some extra sparkle.

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, E93
Hair - YR24, YR23, Y21, Y11
Belt - T10, T7, T5
Karate Gi - C3, C2, C1, C0, C00



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I hope you enjoyed our August release!

 Have a great day!