Flamingo love

I was so inspired by the black and white theme at La La Land Crafts this week that I made another two! Technically I made this one first as I got a bit carried away, but I did them both the same day and had a lot of fun doing them.  This one has no stamps at all and no colouring. That doesn’t happen very often!

All the LLLC products will be listed at the bottom of this post.

Here you can see the pearls moved over to another side. It was quite fun making the shaker card. I think I’m getting a hang of them now!

Here is the sentiment with some of the pearls scattered in the shaker bit. I love how versatile the happy birthday sentiment die is and that I can use it for loads of different combinations. I printed out the word Anniversary to go with it for this card. If you don’t have it already, I’d say just get it. It’s perfect!

Dies:
Two Branches die
Happy Birthday die
Pierced Scalloped Circles die
Flamingo 1 die
Flamingo 2 die

Guest designer at La La Land Crafts

So. Guess what?! I (somehow) scored a GDT spot at La-La Land Crafts! It came completely out of the blue (for me at least). And as you may see around here.. I’ve only made one card with a LLLC stamp so far and that is one I posted up just a few days ago, and I’ve not had a whole lot of their dies (which are actually really great and now I’m using them all the time!). How exciting, though! I’m very honoured they asked me, and certainly couldn’t say no. Many thanks for the opportunity! Here you will see my first card as a guest designer on their team. There will be a new one every Monday for three months.

And the theme? That was to be black and white! Oh well, may as well jump straight in and do all things I’ve only done once before at the same time, right?! And as I’ve ever made like two shaker cards ever.. why not add a shaker element?!

There will be links to all the LLLC products below the photos.

I actually ended up taking a photo of this card twice as the first one just looked like I’d desaturated the image. So I figured lime green raindrops scattered around would work to show that the card and all is definitely proper black and white!

I used the birthday die twice. Once in black and once in white so that it would stand out a bit more. Then I printed a shorter sentiment to go with it which I placed right above and to the left.

Here you can see the pearls in the shaker part of the card spread out with a closer look at the branches and die in the middle. For the shaker filler I used pearls.

Stamp:
Darling Molli

Dies:
Deco Border die
Two Branches die
Hello tag
Happy Birthday die
Pierced Scalloped Circles die

Copics used: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

Wryn fairy

Did you see the new release over at Tiddly Inks? There are so many cute ones and they have even got a few brand new clear stamps! Yey!

One of my favourites from this new release is the little fairy! The image is called Magical Day. I decided to doodle a bit on this one and gave her a striped top so she looks a little like a bee fairy! I also embossed the wings with gold glitter and white after colouring them yellow to make them sparkle.

It’s not a big surprise anymore than this is yet another CAS card. I made the background with a Tim Holtz stencil, some distress oxide inks and gold embossing powder. The butterfly is also coloured with distress oxide and cut out with a Precious Marieke die. I printed the words “my friend” onto the card base and then embossed a Little Birdie text stamp in white.

Phoenix

It is Friday and time for another progressive challenge at Art by Mi Ran’s Facebook group. Basically you join the group, follow the guidelines to purchase the image and enter in the challenge, then next month when the new challenge is up you get the image given to you as long as you took part the previous month. Great right?! This month we’re playing with Phoenix. If you’d rather not play along, she’ll be available for purchase next month in Art by Mi Ran’s Etsy shop.

I made my card reasonably simple after I had coloured the image in with copics. I used a few dies from Noor Design and had fun with some black gesso.

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Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, R22, (hair) YR15, E08, E18, E19, E49, (feathers) Y04, Y17, YR07, R89, (dress) BV23, BV25, BV29, 100,

Spooky Gossmere

Another Tuesday Tiddly Inks card means it is time for a new challenge at Tiddly Inks! As Halloween is around the corner we have the fitting theme of Spooky Dooky. I used Gossmere for my card.

So, I’m on holiday at the moment. I’m all the way down under in Australia! By now I should be in Cairns exploring the Great Barrier Reef and taking a trip into the rain forest! I will make sure I post up some photos once I get back home at the start of November!

You know, it was so much fun colouring this one up that I’ve decided to colour her up in A5 when I get back home! It’s all been coloured with copics and I have drawn in the tree and the bats myself. I have no idea what came over me that made me decide to actually draw, hah! What’s even funnier is that after I coloured it up I took a photo, but the shadows from the window fell over it so I took another. When I looked at them both I really liked the one with the shadows, so I ended up adding them to my image!

I’ve used various bits of paper scraps I had laying about as their colours fit perfectly to this card! I then jazzed it up somewhat by painting around the edges (and then some for extra effect) with black gesso. Finally I used some Noor Design dies to make the birds and tress just make it even spookier!

I absolutely love this card, and I hope you do, too!

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This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Deep Ocean Challenges – Halloween
Copic Marker Norge – Høstfarger

edit: Due to a request I am adding the colours I used for the dress: Y17, YR07, YR15, E19

edit no.2: Wow! I was chosen for top 3 at Copic Marker Norway! How exciting! Chuffed!

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