Thursday, 16 May 2019

SIP 199 Let's Hear it for the Boys

I've always struggled with masculine cards and the challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper gave me reason to have another go as does the challenge at The Male Room.




The Geared Up Garage suite certainly makes life easier on the masculine card front. I'm also having a bit of a love affair at the moment with waterfall cards, so I thought I'd see if they worked out in a masculine setting.


Up close, you can see the way using StazOn black has distressed the cogs in a very pleasing way.
I like that the sentiment is general enough to lead into either a birthday or Father's Day.


After this, I do think that a waterfall card can work just as well for the boys!

If you've been thinking about getting this set, then don't delay. While it's carrying over to the 2019 Catalogue, it will no longer be available as a bundle. Getting it now will save you 10%. And if you like the look of the Classic Garage DSP, then get it now before it retires.

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Sunday, 12 May 2019

TGIF211

The challenge this week at TGIF Challenge is a tough one... the dreaded no layer card.


It did however, force me to my desk to try to put into practice an idea that had been percolating for a while. I wanted to use the gorgeous large image from Good Morning Magnolia in a one layer setting, as if it was being viewed through a window. Here's how that turned out...


Good Morning Magnolia will be available for purchase when the new catalogue goes live on 4 June. 

Because it was a no layer card, I couldn't use blends to colour because they would bleed through and look unsightly so I got out my SU Watercolour pencils and blender pen instead. 


The faux frame is sponged in Flirty Flamingo with a touch of Berry Burst. The centre of the flower has a Wink of Stella touch of bling.

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Good Morning Magnolia will be available in the new catalogue, 4 June.

Freshly Made Sketches 387

One of the sets I'll miss the most when it retires on 3 June is Best Birds. It's been my go-to watercolour set. The images work well for a range of occasions from weddings to sympathy. So today, I've given it a farewell and thanks, using the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration.


The three panels are very subtle in my take on this sketch. It farewells another favourite: the Softly Falling embossing folder. Here it's giving just an impression of falling rain for the best bird.


I've layered up the bird so that she's got some dimension from the branch. 


Farewell and thanks Best Bird and Softly Falling folder. 
If you want these items, order them today. Once they're gone, they're gone. Forever.

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Saturday, 11 May 2019

SUO 222 - Celebrate

Tomorrow is Mother's Day but in our family, we've celebrated early. Today, my girls took me out to a winery for a tasting and platter and tonight, we had dinner with my mother-in-law.

Usually, I only make one Mother's Day card. This year, I had Good Morning Magnolia to play with. Having made one card that I thought I'd use, I've ended up making another with it that I've given to my mother-in-law instead. Since the theme at SUOnly Challenge is 'celebration', I thought I'd share it there.

I've seen around on the internet a number of waterfall cards, so I decided to give one a go. I've seen lots around but when it came to instructions, I came to Shannon Kissane, via my Colour Inkspiration team-mate, Elizabeth Gross and also Steesha Bloodheart. Their instructions for these beautiful cards are very easy to follow.

Here's my take, using Good Morning Magnolia, a suite that will be available on June 4 in the new annual catalogue.



The beauty of these cards is that they fold up perfectly to fit into a regular envelope.
Here's mine, folded. The ever-versatile Well Said bundle let me have the sentiment of my choice.


Since each card used a half sheet of two different coloured sheets of card, I made up the other halves into a card in the same same style. It turned out prettily too.


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Note: Good Morning Magnolia and matching DSP will be available 4 June.
Are they on your wish list yet?