Distress Oxide XOXO

Altenew June 19:18

Upgraded to an iMac after our PC died.  Just a bit of learning curve, but happy to try my first post with it.  Same with the built in photo editing…learning curve for sure, but so happy to be using my DSLR again!

Another card for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge. What I’ve totally enjoyed during these last 19 days is trying different mediums and how the mojo seems to flow when you keep playing.  And if you haven’t checked out the amazing inspiration on Instagram by the other people playing along, please do!

Three shades of Distress Oxides were used to ink up the Watercolor Dots background stamp from Altenew.  Then I heat embossed three different images from their Crown Bloom stamp set.  They were then watercolored using the same three Distress Oxide inks and die cut.  Sentiment is from the Watercolor Dots set.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine Clair Morning Mist and Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Broken China and Seedless Preserves

Stamps:  Altenew Watercolor Dots and Altenew Crown Bloom

Misc:  heat tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, embossing buddy, Altenew Crown Bloom dies, adhesives, paintbrush

Mr. & Mrs.

01133D28-75F8-4A7C-9BAA-9E7C46290E79My cousin asked me to make a card for his daughter’s wedding which is today.

Thought my jumping off point would be this gorgeous paper from the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit. Looked through my stamps  for floral and leaf stamps with the same feel. Next I played with some of my Zig markers to approximate the colours. All were fussy cut.

The frame, flower and leaves were all heat embossed in silver, as was the sentiment. My usual smattering of sequins complete the card. Happy to have another card made for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper:  Moda Scrap, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura; and Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Super Script 2

Misc: Altenew Fine Frames Rectangle Die, Zig Clean Color markers, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Simon SaysStamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives

Dearest Friend

869A1CFF-EAB2-4A85-AA99-82AAAE145FDA.jpegSoft and dreamy colours for my card today. Still managing to keep up with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Yay me!

The background was made by smooshing three colours of Distress Inks on my craft mat, spritzing it with water and dragging my cardstock through it till all the colour was soaked up.

Next I heat embossed these gorgeous florals from Altenew in white. Then I added more colour with my Distress Markers and a damp paintbrush.

A simple heat embossed sentiment from the same set and my usual smattering of sequins/confetti complete the card.

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Paper: Neenah Solar White, vellum and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass

Stamps:  Altenew Dearest Friend

Misc:  heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, paintbrush, craft mat, Simon Says Stamp Gelato Confetti and adhesives

Behavioural Problems

93D89ACE-96DF-4C25-8468-6AC44FD7C7DC.jpegEver have one of those cards that behaves like a wicked child?  This one gave me lots of grief from the get go…but here it is.

I heat embossed the floral image from Studio Katia in white onto vellum. Then I coloured the back with some PITT big brushes.

Next I coloured some cardstock with the same turquoise colour and heat embossed the sentiment.

I’ve had excellent luck with the vellum adhesive I’ve been using…till today. Some weird stuff happened at the top when attaching the vellum. So I coloured another strip of cardstock and covered up the mess…sigh.

A smattering of sequins…oh those little beggars didn’t want to stick today,  but I persevered.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and vellum!!!

Ink:  Versamark

Stamps:  Studio Katia Blooming Bunch and Lovely Blooms

Misc: heat tool, embossing buddy, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, Faber-Castell PITT artist pen big brushes, Studio Katia sequins and adhesives!!!

In Sympathy

20118987-4DC7-4784-809F-EB608E04C284Another card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

My “default” colouring medium is watercolours. It’s just what I gravitate toward. Today I’ve used Distress Inks.  No great detailed watercolouring today…just loosey goosey so to speak.

The background has been made with Altenew’s Dotted Scales Debossing Plate. Next I used one of their stencils to heat emboss a piece of white cardstock, and then die cut the frame.

The flowers, leaves and sentiment were all heat embossed in the same colour. Then I watercoloured the flowers and leaves with Distress Inks. Did you happen to see the cool sentiment design from Hero Arts?

For the final touch…a few gold seed beads to the centre of the flowers.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Distress Inks

Stamps: Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Hero Arts Florals Rose Stem (sentiment)

Misc: Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Altenew Layered Dahlia A stencil, Altenew Dotted Scales Debossing Plate, Altenew Fine Frames Rectangle die, gold seed beads and adhesives

Bold Love & Hugs

0997CCFA-5232-4747-9D17-4AA35E4318DDMy card for Day 6 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Today I experimented with a bolder palette. Sort of feel I need my sunglasses for this one. But it was fun playing outside my comfort zone.

I stamped and heat embossed this gorgeous floral background stamp from Simon Says. Then grabbed my Zig Clean Color brushes and a paintbrush.

Once dry it was die cut. A simple stamped sentiment and a smattering of sequins complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  Versamark and Versafine Clair Morning Mist

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Cosmos Background and Beautiful Flowers (sentiment)

Misc:  Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonstone sequins, paintbrush and adhesives

Floral Sympathy

9617DC42-ED5E-4E15-BDDF-1201EDC30EE7Sadly I need a couple of sympathy cards.  I’m always torn between something more somber and well…something like this.

I’m not in the habit of buying kits but when I saw the June Simon Says Stamp kit it literally took my breath away.

Today I decided to use some of the Moda Scrap designer paper from the kit. So many gorgeous designs to choose from!  The kit also has one of the new Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fades embossing folders in it. Love the effect…swoon.   I added some random bits of  deco foil to it after embossing. Here’s another picture showing the embossing and foil.

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Next I heat embossed three flowers from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from the kit. I watercoloured them with Distress Inks in similar colours.  The sentiment was heat embossed on some vellum to complete the card.  This card is for Day 5 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Paper:  Moda Scrap, Neenah Solar White, vellum and Canson Bristol

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers and Clearly Besotted (sentiment)

Ink:  Distress Inks and Versafine Clair

Misc:  Tim Holtz 3D embossing Folder, Deco Foil, heat tool, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, embossing buddy, adhesives, SU black embossing powder