Saturday, 27 February 2016

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational: Geometric. A fun one, right? I hope to see you playing along! Our DT has made wonderful samples for you, don't miss them, click here!

In my card I've used an elephant stamp by Altenew. I've heat embossed it several times to two different colored card stock with white powder and then cut the pieces and layered the elephant with 3d sticker pads for a more lively and layered look. I also used a Wink of Stella shimmer pen for adding sparkle. The background of my card is made with Distress inks and with some shimmer mist. I love the artsy, splatter distress look! 

Our guest designer this time is Justine. She made a super pretty card, do check it out! Play along and one day you could be our guest designer. :) Happy crafting! 

I'd like to enter:

Thursday, 18 February 2016

New Challenge at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!
We have a new challenge for you at TIME OUT, click here for a direct link to the challenge post!

We are inspired by this beautiful photo:

 There's many options where to go from here: black and white color palette, silhouettes, script/typing, travel theme... Countless ideas come to mind, right! 

Our guest designer this time is Cornelia and I just love the card she made. The regular TO members have fab inspiration for you too, don't forget to check out their cards!

In my card I used a My Favorite Things stamp set that I "absolutely had to get" and then I have very hard time using it... I've only made one card wit this set before, that one I hated, this one I like a bit better but I still think it's somehow a tricky set to use!

I stamped the solid bg:s for flowers with black ink and heat embossed the outlines with white powder. It looked nice but very "hard" somehow so I covered the entire piece with vellum for a softer look. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum. Hope you like and see you at TIME OUT Challenges!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

New Challenge at Inkspirational!

Hi guys!
Today we have a new challenge for you at Inkspirational Challenges. It's a fun word prompt: Pop! Our DT along with our talented guest designer Tenia have made very inspirational cards for you, do check them out from the challenge blog for ideas! 

My card is heavily inspired by my Ink team mate and real life friend Sandie. She makes the most gorgeous CAS cards and she just used this low right corner layout the other day and I decided I wanted to give it a try. She also often uses a textured, white background... And when I was pondering ideas what to make for "pop" one of her ideas was "pop of color". So not only is my little chickie popping out of that egg, she is the only "pop of color" in my card too" :)

Hope you like and thanks for all the ideas Sandie!

See you guys at Inspirational Challenges

Thursday, 11 February 2016

TIME OUT Reminder

Hi guys!
This is my reminder card for the current challenge at TIME OUT where we are Inspired by Words

'Love is the flower you've got to let grow' 

(This is a lyric from the John Lennon song 'Mind Games')

You can use the whole sentiment as your inspiration or just use some words. 

I chose the word "flowers" and colored in a PTI flower stamp with Copics. The sentiment is Finnish for "For Mum" - I sent this for my mother for Valentine's which in Finland is known as "Friendship Day". I sent a whole bunch of cards today, Friendship Day is great for using the "all occasions" cards one has in the stash! :) In making the card I also used a stencil for the background. This is not my finest Copic coloring, I'm rusty... But my Mum won't mind I think. :)

I was heavily inspired by the current Muse Challenge here where Anita Bowden provided this inspiration card:

I was inspired by the layout and also the idea for using a bg stencil came from this card. I love the subtle bg on Anita's card but didn't want to dry emboss the colored image just in case if I would mess it up somehow! :)

I'd also like to enter Addicted to CAS: Bloom

I hope to see you playing along at TIME OUT! There's a prize for crabs by Clearly Besotted Stamps so do not hesitate, play long!