Saturday, 5 July 2014

Get Inspired - Pretty Pink Peonies Week 2

Hi Everyone, happy Saturday!  Its my turn to contribute for our Get Inspired column over at MFP Speedy TV!



Today I am using a lovely photo provided by MariLynn last week:



 So pretty!  Here is what I came up with:




I enjoyed making this card, and I used a Mark's Finest Papers' set called Lotus Blossoms.  Its such a pretty set.

I chose two patterns from a 6x6 patterned paper book then decided on a kraft base.  I trimmed the pieces, inked and distressed the edges, then stamped and embossed my images on a white panel.  I water coloured the image, when I did this I thought the colour I chose was brighter than it turned out but I like how it goes with the colours in the paper.  I adhered the main panel to the card with foam tape, added twine, foam taped the image panel, and added some stick pins and self adhesive pearls.  For the inside I used leftovers from the same patterned papers and a pretty sentiment from the stamp set.    

What do you think, are you feeling inspired? If you are we'd love it if you leave a link in the comments! :)

As I mentioned before, this post is part of the  Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV .   If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

So thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you, see you then! :)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Get Inspired - Neon Brushstrokes

Hi everyone!  Its Saturday which means its time for some cardmaking inspiration!


This week its my turn to share something I've found inspirational. Of course I turned to Pinterest, and I found this lovely picture that originally came from craftgawker.com.



The main thing I was inspired by in this photo is the brush strokes of neon.  This is what I came up with:





I started by taking a white cardstock panel, and brushing some bright neon acrylic paint in stripes.  I found the paint at the dollar store, so if you want to play with neon you can find these supplies inexpensively.  Once dry I stamped and heat embossed the image from a Mark's Finest Papers  set called Nature's Brushstrokes, probably my favourite mini set of all time!  As you know I love jute twine, especially on a CAS card, so I used my craft knife to carefully cut slits along the sides of the image, and then a yarn needle to thread the twine through the holes.  A few rhinestones finished the panel off, and the panel was foam taped to the card base. 

Please don't forget to go to the Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV next week to see what MariLynn does with this image.  She and I are so different n our approaches so I can't wait to see what she does! Feel free to share your own creations with us by linking them below.  :)

If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In addition to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Get Inspired - Rustic Flowers (Week 2)

Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday!Its my turn to contribute for our Get Inspired column over at MFP Speedy TV!


Last week MariLynn was inspired by a magazine photo:


The colours are really pretty and I love the roses.  Here is what I came up with:




I used the MFP stamp set called Love, Love, Love.  I started by stamping and embossing the image on cream, and coloured the image with water based markers.  I thought a kraft base , and some patterned paper was used for the background.  Originally I was going to work with a wood grain background, but I decided the lace pattern was vintagey enough to have a similar feel. Jute twine, and some self-adhesive pearls finished things off, although I couldn't resist adding a bit of glitter gel pen. :)
  
As I mentioned before, this post is part of the  Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV .   If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

So thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you, so I hope to see you then! 

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Get Inspired - City Reflections

Hi everyone!  Its Saturday which means its time for some cardmaking inspiration!  This is a long weekend in Canada as Victoria Day is on Monday.  As such I am travelling with my family so this post is slightly shorter than usual.  Some fun things for you to look at though!


Yet again my inspiration came from Pinterest.  Can't go wrong with that site! Here is an interesting photo I found:


Another cool glasses pic .. or as another pinner said, " seeing the World through Hipster eyes ", ha ha.

Unfortunately I couldn't find the person to credit for this awesome photo.  If you like click here to see the original pin.  Here is what I came up with:




I used a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Big City.  I love the combination with the Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder. A colour scheme of silver black and white was used to echo the colour scheme in the photo, and I added gems to kind of mimic the stars and the moon.

I hope you have found my creation inspiring!  Don't forget to go to the Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV next week to see what MariLynn does with this image.  In the meantime have a look around you and see if anything inspires you.  Inspiration to create can come from anywhere!  Feel free to share your creations with us.  :)

If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Get Inspired - Spring Blossoms (Week 2)

Hi Everyone, happy Saturday!  Its my turn to contribute for our Get Inspired column over at MFP Speedy TV!



Today I am using a lovely photo provided by MariLynn last week:


 So pretty!  Here is what I came up with:





I enjoyed making this card, and I used two Mark's Finest Papers' sets: Works of Art for the image, and Glad Glads for the sentiment. Both sets are lovely.

I started with some spraying and masking for the background, and stamped and heat embossed the image.  I did use some white gel pen to highlight the blossoms even though its really hard to see. I also added some glitter pen.  I dry embossed some vellum to make it look like lace, and distressed the edges. The sentiment, ribbon, more glitter, and some rhinestones finished everything off. Similar techniques (minus the spraying) were used for the inside of the card. 

What do you think, are you feeling inspired? If you are we'd love it if you leave a link in the comments! :)

As I mentioned before, this post is part of the  Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV .   If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and cardmaking with MFP stamps.  In additon to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

So thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you, see you then! :)