Wednesday, 9 November 2016

November Team Brae-er Blog Hop

Hello and thank you for joining me on our team blog hop!  This is my first blog hop and so it is pretty exciting to be involved.  This month we are focusing on the City Sidewalks collection. It is a circular hop, and if you have come from Brandi's blog then you are in the right place!

I have to say that the vibrant colours of this fun paper pack really made their way into a lot of my projects this fall. 

Here are the fun papers and embellishments available.  I just LOVE all the pretty red glitter:

This was my most recent City Sidewalks project.  I wanted to show off the fantastic red magnetic chalkboard frame that is on SALE for just $20.55 this month as part of the Happy Happy Christmas campaign.  I had saved a full sheet of the cute paper with all the little Christmas houses and was excited to use it as the base for this simple layout. My favourite pattern was the trees on the Peacock background, and so I was happy to have saved a big piece to highlight my photo. I added a mat for my photo, and a snowfall PML card for journaling, and a couple of sticker complements and red enamel gems.   I intended to cut out the Christmas thin cut for the title, but then loved using the negative space to maximize the red glitter on the page.  I filled in the title with the silver metallic marker.

My second feature City Sidewalks project is a shaker card. I am new to making shaker cards, but once I discovered how easy it is using Flip Flaps, I can't wait to make more!!  This fun card uses City Sidewalks Willow green patterned paper in the tree window, and the Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts bundle to stamp the trees and snowflakes, and even that adorable little bird.  Then, I had to finish the card with some sparkle from the super popular Shimmer Brush.

I hope you are feeling inspired!! Now hop on over to Michelle Hughes' blog  and see her lovely artwork with this paper pack.

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Crazy Birds Birthday Wishes

I just love these crazy birds... and playing with different materials and mediums.  This fun card was made by stamping the crazy birds with black Memento ink, and then covering them with masking fluid. From there, I used watercolours to create the rainbow background, dried the paint, and then rubbed off the masks.  I'm still playing with techniques with my Shinhan Touch Twin markers, so I used them to colour in the birds.  I couldn't believe how well the watercolours and markers worked together.  Lately, nothing has seemed complete without a little sparkle, so I gave my Shimmer Brush a good squeeze and then flicked it to create sparkly splatter all over.  I finished the card off by brushing shimmer across the banner.

These 4 x 8 1/2 cards are the perfect size to use for inserting gift certificates. They are easily made from 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and fit in standard letter envelopes.

Products used in this project:
CTMH White Daisy and Fern Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Grafix Incredible White Mask Liquid Frisket
CTMH Watercolour paints
CTMH Shinhan Touch Twin Markers
CTMH Shimmer Brush
D1529 Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday stamp

Until we craft again!