Rainbow stamping is the theme for day 2 of the Rainbow Maker card class at Online Card Classes. I wasn't thrilled with the results, may have been the paper I was using but I struggled to get a solid stamped image.
I will have to try this one again after I work my way through all the lessons.😀
I signed up for the latest class over at Online Card Classes - Rainbow Maker. So many different ways to create rainbows or use rainbow colours on your cards.
Each class offers at least 3 video tutorials on the assorted techniques, I highly recommend them!
Sharing a few cards I've created so far:
Distress ink blending.
Ink blending with a stencil brush, I used distress inks.
Ink blending with Distress Oxides using 3 colours only.
I had my friend's kids over the other day and she gifted me with these flowers which have served as the perfect rainbow background for some of these cards:
I'm off to create more rainbows! Thanks for stopping by😄
I've been thinking about rearranging my craft room/office and when a couple of family members went off to the lake for a week I thought it was the perfect time to invade the common areas with my crap...I mean essential items 😉while I move furniture around and purge unwanted items.
Here are some BEFORE photos:
It is lovely to have 2 windows in this space but a bit challenging when placing furniture.
This wall is directly across the desk are in the photo above and houses 2 Ikea Expedit cubbies.
Another Ikea Expedit cubby to the right of my desk area. I think you can see the common theme is stuff on the floor😐
It was getting so disorganized I didn't want to spend time creating in here!
Now on to photos after the room has been emptied, purged and reorganized :
The desk/table has been turned and now I can move around 3 sides of my work area and even better, have a friend over to work in the same space!
I've moved one of the Ikea cubbies from the wall on the left of the photo to the short wall in between the windows. This area houses my planner, colouring implements, bible journal/study and some odds and ends. Notice the lack of stuff on the floor, I am so excited about that!!
This wall is across from the desk area. I've placed the cubby horizontal to gain a large usable surface area which now houses my silhouette cameo, big shot and new Epson wireless printer. The small area in between the end of the shelf and the door holds my card stock drawer and photo storage drawers.
This is my desk arrangement, so much more practical for working in, I can leave things to dry if needed on one side and still work on another project or my computer. My printer sits on a storage box under the table. The Ikea Expedit cubby houses patterned paper, card stock, specialty papers, photos to be scrapbooked, etc. lots of stuff in here that I hope to make good use of! The drawers just under the desk area are from Ikea as well. They hold my printer/cameo supplies, inks, Nuvo drops, Mini accessories, PL cards, layouts to be completed, punches and adhesive supplies.
The best thing about this reorganization is that I no longer dread going in to my space to create and I am highly motivated to keep it easy to work in. In fact I've knocked out 2 layouts in progress, a 2 page spread and experimented with my Minc!
The purple/violet background was die cut with an Elizabeth Craft Designs rectangle die, then layered over a Wild Whisper Designs World's Best line paper from the June Scrap Shotz kit.
The tulips are stamped with Versamark ink & the Altenew Tulip stamp set on kraft card stock, then coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons.
The tulips were then fussy cut, layered over each other with foam tape and accented with glossy accents. I tied twine from a Scrap Shotz kit around the flowers to create a bouquet.
Lastly, the sentiment is cut with a My Favourite Things die, popped up with foam tape and then glazed with glossy accents.
I enjoyed a once in a lifetime vacation with my family (we are a family of 6 so that's what makes it "once in a lifetime :) ) in the U.K. last summer, here is a layout I crafted to remember the event:
We took a Big Bus Tour of London which also included a float down the Thames. It was so amazing to see places we've read about in history and/or seen in movies.
I had some extra die cuts I had cut with the Tim Holtz Cityscape Skyline die from another project along with die cuts from the Tim Holtz Bigz L Die Tiny Houses.
The following 2 cards feature the Altenew Tulip stamp. I stamped these images on watercolour paper and coloured one with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and the other with Gansai Tambi watercolor paints.
The cherry wood paper is from Altenew as well as the sentiment. Nuvo Crystal drops in Bright Gold finish off the card.
We like to play a game over at the Scrap Shotz forum called layout tag which begins with an inspiration layout for the first player who completes their layout then "tags" the next person on the list until everyone has created their layout.
This was my layout from the most recent game of tag:
I am sorry I can't recall which paper line this was and it's not available anymore and I used it all up on this layout. The border of baseballs is my favourite part, after that cute thumbs up photo 😉.
I'll be sharing my most recent-April- kit projects on the Scrap Shotz blog beginning tomorrow-Mother's Day-so pop on over to take a look.
Spring is slowly coming around, hopefully we've left the 4 letter S-now word behind to be replaced with he R-ain word! Now some sunshine and a little heat and things will start to green up, if it will ever stop snowing, we have more wet snow in the forecast 😖.
In March I played along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, didn't get a project in every day but definitely did more colouring than I usually do. Here are a few colouring projects:
I watercolored this Altenew image with Zig Clean Colour watercolour markers.
I applied Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to a piece of Mixed Media paper:
Then sprinkled water droplets to activate the oxide effect, dried and die cut with the Altenew Hello Sunshine Dies to create the card below:
Crop and Create came to Calgary and I had a great time attending the crop, a couple of classes and helping Sandy out in the store. Looking so forward to next years event😊.
After Crop and Create myself, hubby and our youngest headed to B.C. for a few days for Spring Break.
Then it was back to the city and school, kids activities, etc. until another short break at Easter, yup that's me in my Easter finery below😉
And I can't forget about my Scrap Shotz Monthly Kit projects, you can check them out here:
My apologies for the lack of posting lately. I really have been creating but haven't made it here to post much.
Follow me on Instagram to keep up with what I've been up to and also bookmark and/or follow the Scrap Shotz blog as I design for them and post all the details of my monthly kit project creations there.
I wish I had more time to create but life happens and I just fit it in when I can. I am in awe of those who work full time outside the home, raise a family and devote time to their hobbies/passions.
Here's a little taste of what I've been working on lately:
Curious? I hope so, keep checking in to the Scrap Shotz blog to see what this turned in to and to see the rest of my February kit projects😊