Friday, March 28, 2014

someone special

Today I have a card using the die set Lots of Pops from Elizabeth craft designs by Karen Burniston.
This is my first card using these dies and I must say, they are so much fun!
You can build the cutest scenes with this die set.
I used the paper pad Park Bench by Fancy Pants, it matched the ink colors perfectly!
The paper ric rac was cut with the MFT jumbo ric rac die and the scallop on the edges with the open scallop die.
I used a star on the sentiment tag.
 I had this piece that I made using Wendy Vecchi's Archival reinker technique.
I thought it would make a cute background. 
The stamping was done with the Crafty Secrets Kewpie's stamp set.
I went to the website and it looks like the set is sold out, but, there are more Kewpie sets for sale.
 The reinker colors are Archival dandelion, forget me not and the stamping was done with jet black.
I used Distress Markers and Copic markers for the coloring on the Kewpie's.

Thats it!
I hope you can upload your colorful creation to The Journal for a chance to win some spending money at Inspiration Emporium. Remember, you can use my discount code ieirisgarden for 10% off your oder!
Have a great day!
From Millan.Net

Friday, March 14, 2014

love always

My goodness.
Seems like it's been forever since I've been here.
Totally uninspired. sick. weather. stress. ugh.
Things seem to be looking up, yay :)
 This months challenge at The Inspiration Journal is all about color!
A perfect time to try out Wendy Vecchi's new technique using her Archival reinkers.
you can  make beautiful, simple backgrounds or diecuts like I did!
For my journal background I started by applying some gesso, I dried that and put on tumbled glass distress stain, I painted it on and dried that and then I put on elements and symphony tissue tape small pieces to cover both pages. I painted on some more gesso to tone it down. Next I used the doily stencil and applied distress bundled sage ink over the pages. Last, I stamped some dots on with a Dylusions basic backgrounds stamp with forget me not ink.
I had some corner pieces of paper doilies that I had used on another project and glued one on each page and the inclusion. I cut a gold foil doily in half and put one piece on each side of the inclusion. I used a 5/8" circle punch and punched gold centers for the flowers.
 I used the Jumbo Tattered Florals die to make the flowers and leaves for the journal pages.
I used Archival reinkers in forget me not, orange blossom and carnation red. 

 The 'love always' is transparent diecuts by Studio Calico. I covered the words with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on turquoise glitter. After they dried I spayed a matt sealer on them to keep the glitter from coming off so much, it worked really well.
I sprayed the flowers with Goosebumps texture spray to give them a little texture. You can see it pretty good in this picture. I love that stuff!
That's it!
It's your turn to upload a colorful creation to The Inspiration Journal for your chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium. You have until the end of the month, plenty of time!
Don't forget to use my discount code ieirisgarden at checkout for 10% off your order!
Have a great day!
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