Thursday, 24 December 2015

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas!

I will be back soon with some sneak peaks from the new Occassions catalogue. 

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

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Lighthearted Leaves Again

This is the second time that I am posting cards made from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  I intended to make this post earlier but the heat had me confined to my family room, the only room with air conditioning.  My enthusiasm for stamping began to drain with the heat and due to the fact that I had to keep walking back and forth from my craft room.  There was always something I needed and forgotten.  Anyway there is now a short brake from the heat and I am taking the opportunity to share with you today, before taking a break over the main Christmas holiday period.

The first card was inspired by Kylie Bertucci and found on Pinterest.  I changed little except for the sentiment which came from the Endless Birthday Wishes. The stamped images were stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with white. The sentiment was stamped on Vellum with Versa Mark and embossed with black.

I continued my colouring theme with the remaining  four cards.  After stamping I used the used the White Chalk Marker to colour in with. This marker is filled with permanent chalk like ink, is single tipped and is acid free.  Also great to use in memory keeping with photo's.  Further, it is very reasonably priced at $6.  

I love the colour scheme of this card. The base used Lost Lagoon, the layers used white, Night of Navy and the top layer repeated Lost Lagoon. The images were stamped with Night of Navy and coloured with the white chalk marker.
The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy on a white flag shape. The sentiment came from Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  


I definitely think the darker card bases help with the appeal of these cards. The card based used Elegant Eggplant, the layers used silver foil and white.  the top layer used Wisteria Wonder.  The image was stamped with Elegant Eggplant and coloured in with the white chalk marker.
the button had some silver thread threaded and knotted and adhered with a mini glue dot where the white twine crossed. 

This card was inspired by Tracy May.  The colour scheme used Mint Macaron and white.  I only changed the sentiment. The sentiment came from Watercolor Wings.

This was my own creation using the Mint Macaron colour scheme. I like the simpleness of this card.  The sentiment came from Tiny Tiny Sentiments stamp set. 
I loved the stamped leaves in a row.  I was going to finish it with a band of ribbon at the bottom with a tied  bow. I only had wide ribbon and it overpowered the card so was left  off.  But in the end I quite liked the plainess.

I did intend to make more cards with this stamp set but as said earlier I wilted in the heat. I had thoughts of embossing and sponging but they may eventuate in a later post.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Lighthearted Leaves

This stamp set was a late purchase from the Holiday Brochure for me.  I initially flipped past the Thanks Giving section believing that it was not part of my  holiday celebrations but after seeing some gorgeous cards on Pinterest, I just had to get this set!
This set reminds me of the adult colouring in books which are all the rage! I got a set of gel pens and a colouring book, an early Chrissy present from a dear friend and spent the whole week-end colouring.  It was very soothing!  Just what I needed. I was ready to begin stamping again but all I could see in my mind was a card on Pinterest by 'ShawnStamps'.
The largest leaf was gold embossed on watercolour paper and filled in using inks and an aqua painter. It reminded me of all my colouring that I had been doing.
I gold embossed four leaves and started painting.  I went with Shawn's colour scheme  of Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzlebury, Always Artichoke, I added Perfect Plum and left out Blackbury Bliss because I don't have it.  Sahara Sands was used for the background wash.
Each leaf was painted differently and each card was finished off slightly differently.

After the watercolour paper dried, this was the first card completed.  I only had a small piece of gold foil, so I had to cut my layers accordingly.
The sentiment was gold embossed and came from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.
The first layer used Elegant Eggplant, followed by the gold foil and the base used Rich Razzlebury.  A button with matching twine plus some gold thread completed the card.

This I think was my favourite.  The quote from the stamp set was gold embossed.  The watercolour was mounted on Elegant Eggplant and the base used Rich Razzlebury.  I used a band of Crumb Cake ribbon with a cheat's bow. Also, a candy dot finished the leaf off.

The quote from the stamp set was gold embossed and a candy dot was added.  I thought it needed something more, so I stamped the smallest ink splodges from Gorgeous Grunge with gold ink before mounting on Elegant Eggplant.  The base was background stamped with the same leaf with Elegant Eggplant and mounted with dimensionals.

This was the last card assembled.  It is very similar to the last with two minor differences.  The base used Rich Razzlebury and a different leaf was used to stamp the background.

Hope you liked these cards, as I certainly enjoyed making them.  I haven't finished using this stamp set.  I am going to do more colouring but not using watercolour.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Stampin'Up Year End Sale

The Stampin' Up end of year sales starts today. Great savings can be found.  Products on the Holiday Retiring List are now discounted by 40%.  While the sale is on, all discounted items will be found in the online shop under Year-End Sale.  Shop now.


Welcome to my new blog.

I am really excited with beginning In2ink and can't wait to share my projects and news with you, but first I need to do some setting up, getting it all in order.  I will be back soon with some good things to share!