Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Welcome Spring Robin's Egg Nest

Hello Friends...I wanted to share a card I made recently using Rinea foiled papers and dies from Gina Marie Designs and Spellbinders.

I instantly fell in love with the birds nest die from Gina Marie and knew it would make a perfect card for Spring. It was cut from Mocha, Copper and Turquoise foiled papers. I don't know if you can see it or not but I added speckles to the eggs by flicking Bronze, Pearl and Gold Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paints onto the Turquoise/Gold Glossy foiled paper prior to cutting. I left it to dry for a couple hours naturally so I didn't mess up the perfect little dots of color. 

The tree branch is hand cut - I just had a basic idea in mind and cut away.  Really easy.

Hope you have a lovely day!


Rinea - Gold/Gold GlossyMocha/Gold GlossyEmerald/Emerald StarstruckCopper/Gold GlossyMocha/Mocha StarstruckTurquoise/Gold Glossy

Spellbinders - Frame

Gina Marie Designs - Birds Nest & Eggs

Sizzix - Leaves

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

An Evening Stroll...

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

Seville is taking a moonlight stroll by the river...won't you come along?

To create this card I started out by stamping the bridge on the Fairy Hugs Moon Light Night background. I stamped it a second time on scrap paper to create a mask.

The Wooden Walkway was then aligned on a stamp positioner so it would connect perfectly with the bridge and stamped using Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink.

The mask was placed over the bridge and Wild Leaves were stamped in the background on the other side of the river bank.

Seville was stamped once on white cardstock and once on vellum. I inked the cardstock image with the same ink used on the background and she was fussy cut. The wings were cut from the vellum image and attached to the cardstock Seville.  She was then adhered to the card.

The clouds were stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink; as the final touch a bit of pen work and glitter was added to the card.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

A Concert on the Meadow

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

This is a mega scene...the scene it's self is created on an 8 x 10" piece of Bristol cardstock. I have only make this type of scene one other time which I posted last week. If you haven't given one of these a try I highly suggest you give it a go. They are really fun to piece together.

Today's creation is a concert in the meadow featuring the boys....Bilman, Corwain and Wilwin! Looks like everyone is having a fine time of it.

To create this card I cut a panel of white cardstock 8x10". I started off by stamping the Wishing Well off to one side then stamped the Leafty Branch and Swing off to the other side.

After those two images had been stamped I went in with torn paper, Sponge Daubers and a couple colors of green VersaFine Clair inks - Verdant and Shady Lane to create the various levels of the ground. I then used the Daubers to color the sky.

It was then time to add the Stone Walls on each side of the panel, add the Wild Leaves here and there and finally add the people.  I stamped the Dancing Mushrooms onto scrap paper using Acorn and Tulip Red VFC ink, fussy cut and assembled them. They were then placed here and there in the scene.

It still looked a bit bare so I added clouds to the sky and glitter to their wings and added flowers beneath the Wishing Well.

I hope you've enjoyed this trip to the meadow with the boys.

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Bilman, CorwainWilwin


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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Grog's Canoe Ride Box Card

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

Grog is going to take a little boat ride today in the Leafy Canoe.

To create this card I used the 5x7 Box Card Die Set from Stamps of Life as the base for this creation.  The base card was cut from white cardstock. I cut 3 inside panels creating 5 layers when you glue pieces to the front and back of the box.  I used Fairy Hugs Backgrounds - A Summer Night and Moss & Stone to decorate the outside of the box.

Next I stamped all of the various elements onto either white or colored cardstock and fussy cut each one. I then affixed the elements to each layer as follows:  

Front of the box - Wild Leaves  
Inside Layer 1 - Grog and more Wild Leaves
Inside Layer 2 - Canoe (paper was colored with blue ink)
Inside Layer 3 - Bridge (more blue ink)
Back of Box - Wild Leaves and Dancing Mushrooms

I finished assembling the box then added a few more leaves and mushrooms to the front panel.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Rinea Foiled Card


Happy St. Paddy's day my friends! Today I wanted to share with you this fun and easy die-cut card with you. I made it using die-cuts from CheapO Dies and Spellbinders. 


Step 1 - Diecut the frame, horse shoe and shamrocks. 

Step 2 - Cut a piece of Turquoise/Turquoise Starstruck paper for the card front.

Step 3 - Glue the Turquoise piece of foiled paper to a 6x6 card base.

Step 4 - Affix the frame to the front of the card.

Step 5 - Glue the various elements to the card.

Step 6 - Stamp and die-cut sentiment and affix to the card.

It's that easy!!

Rinea - Gold/Gold StarstruckTurquoise/Turquoise StarstruckEmerald/Gold GlossyEbony/Ebony Starstruck

Spellbinders - Frame

Cheapo Dies - Horseshoe, Shamrock Vines

MFT - Banner

Fawn Lawn - Sentiment Stamps

Imagine - VersaFine Clair Green Oasis

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Scene Stamping! A Day By The Stream

 Today I wanted to share my latest Fairy Hugs creation...

This is my first attempt at a full blown scene. It's not a card but it's full of lots of fun stamping, watercolor and glitter. The finished project is approximately 9" x 11" - (the scene it's self is 8" x 10"). 

A Day By The Stream

This is my first attempt at a full blown scene. It's not a card but it's full of lots of fun stamping, watercolor and glitter. The finished project is approximately 9" x 11" - (the scene it's self is 8" x 10"). 

To create this card I started off by stamping the scene slightly off to one side of the panel. I then stamped the bridge over the narrow part of the stream. I decided where to place each of the fairies using the acetate sheet from the stamp and stamped those as well.

I then stamped the Wild Leaves along the bottom of the scene using 3 different shades of green layering them to give them depth.  I stamped the Fantasy Flowers using Nocturne ink over top of the Wild Leaves.  I also stamped the Leafy scrolls in the upper left hand corner to give the illusion of a tree in the foreground.

Now, the Stream stamp didn't extend to the edges of the panel so at this time I took a black sharpie marker and extended the existing lines either to the edge of the panel or to the foliage.

After all the ink had dried I used Prima Watercolor Confections watercolor paint to color the water, beach, grassy hills and sky. I also used a bit to fill in the area where the leaves and flowers were stamped.

I thought the sky needed a little something so I added some fluffy clouds. To remove the sky color from the clouds I dabbed a bit of water inside each cloud, let it set then dabbed it away using a paper towel. The color lifted right off and I was left with a creamy whip cream cloud! I used the Gelly Roll glitter pen to give each cloud a silver glittery lining.

Next I added glitter to the fairy wings and to the water area. The Leafy Canoe was stamped on scrap paper twice, once using Acorn and once using Green Oasis VFC ink. They were fussy cut, assembled then popped in the stream using foam tape.

Once the panel was completely dry I matted it with white and carnation cardstock.

As I mentioned before this was my first attempt at a large scene and I really enjoyed the entire process. It was so much fun I think I'm going to make a few more.

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