Camellia Card

I have a tutorial for this project on the Sizzix Blog today. Check it out HERE.

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko & CardMaker Blog Hop!

The CardMaker Team and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Teams are hopping together today!

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko will be hosting a giveaway of a full set of Radiant Neon ink pads! In order to enter for a chance to win, readers will need to visit each blog and collect a word or set of words to complete a sentence. Full details of the giveaway will be on the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko blog.

My words for the sentence…. the CardMaker

If you’ve arrived here from Naghma Husain’s blog you are in the right place. If not the complete hop list can be found on the CardMaker blog if anyone gets lost along the way.

Look at all the yummy colors of Radiant Neon ink from
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! I had so much fun playing that I ended up using all of them! I even watercolored the flowers with them by adding a bit of water.

Now hop on over to  Maureen Cronin!

Stamps from Impression Obsession (E9142 Brushed Circle, CL521 Plant A Seed)

MIX62 Tulips!

This is my card for the Mix-ablity Challenge on Splitcoast (MIX62)

This week we were challenged to make a mixed media project using Tulips. Well…I didn’t have a tulip die so I went hunting and saw very quickly that my 659242 Sizzix Bigz Camellia die had petals (if they were clipped apart) that looked very similar to a Tulip.

Yeah! Love it when you can take a die and use it for other things.

I created my background over some weathered wood looking paper ( My Mind’s Eye Bramble Rose collection). I stenciled some Design Memory Craft Whipped Spackle mixed with a Gelato (Metallic Melon) through a stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop (Punchinella) to give my background a hint of color and some texture.

I die cut my flowers with my Big Shot from pink cardstock and added some Gesso (just smeared it on with my finger). I didn’t end up using all the flowers I actually only used 4 of the petals for my flower.

Next I scribbled on some Design Memory Craft Gelatos (Coconut, Guava, Watermelon).

I misted with water and blended my Gelatos. Then I darkened the petals by adding more Metallic Melon & Watermelon Gelatos.

I wanted so streaky darker red so I used my Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Deep Scarlet Red #219) at the base of the petals and smudged the lined with my finger.

I freehand cut the leaves and stem (which were WAY to big… but I cut off the excess) from green cardstock.  I added Gelatos (Lime, Squid Ink, Margarita Mix) to get a little more color and texture.

I assembled the petals as shown here two in the back and then two on top. Easy peasy!

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