Monday, August 22, 2016

CHRISTMAS AURORA GDP#050

Spring is in the air, lambs are being born and Daffodils are daffodiling!  Which means summer is not too far away!  We have Christmas in summer down under and that is the theme of my card this week at Global Design Project.

Our fabulous sketch designer, Teneale, has come up with another beauty to get those creative mojo's going.  Back to my theme of Christmas........

The Greetings From Santa bundle in the Holiday Catalogue, coming your way on September 1st, was a must have for me.  As soon as I saw the tree and deer images, I just knew a scenery card would eventuate!

I sponged ink on Shimmery White card to create my Aurora Australis. The stars form the Southern Cross, a constellation seen in the here in the southern hemisphere, and I used the thinlits from the bundle to cut them from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  It may not be your traditional Christmas Card or colours used, but it is gorgeous and shimmery!

Join us this week as we celebrate our next Guest Designer from last weeks colour challenge.  Head over to Global Design Project to see who the lucky person is!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

THOUGHTFUL BRANCHES CHRISTMAS

Have you bought the Thoughtful branches bundle yet?  There is still time to get your hands on this limited time set as it won't go until the end of August!  Thank You to those that have purchased this very versatile bundle from me this month already.  You are now enjoying my free, with purchase, tutorial featuring this bundle.  Perhaps you are making this Christmas card as we speak!

If you have purchased the bundle elsewhere, you can still get my tutorial with three awesome projects using Thoughtful Branches HERE.  Two of the projects would be great in a Stamp-a-stack!  The other is suited to an advanced crafter.  A little something for everyone!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

COMING SOON - TUTORIAL BUNDLE SUBSCRIPTIONS!

I am beyond EXCITED!! I have teamed up with 11 incredible International Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to deliver you a Tutorial Bundle once a month for the next SIX months! August 2016 - January 2017. Check out the amazing lineup of demonstrators that will be bringing you bundle inspiration. You will receive 12 tutorials every month! 


Cost is $22 NZD monthly (less than $2 per tutorial!!) or you can purchase a 6 month subscription for a 5 month price!


To pre-purchase the August Tutorial Bundle visit my Tutotrial Bundle page!  Don't forget to bookmark it for next month's tutorial too!

Monday, August 15, 2016

SENDING LOVE & HUGS GDP#049


I love starting the week off with a new challenge.  Join us at Global Design Project for a pretty colour combination of Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight and be in with the chance to be our next Guest Designer!

This colour combination was begging for a floral design, at least that was my immediate reaction to it.  I also can't resist a good "Resist"!

Here is the process to make this card if you would like to try this fun technique yourself!

1.  Stamp any line image in Versamark ink on Shimmery White card and heat set in clear embossing powder.
2.  Use a piece of Window Sheet to pick up one of the ink colours from an ink pad and lightly spritz the Window Sheet with water.
3.  Smoosh (very technical term) the window sheet over the inked images, transferring the watery ink to your card.  Keep "pouncing the Window Sheet until you get the look you want.
4.  Repeat steps two and three with the remaining colours.
5.  Die cut the word "Love" from Basic Black card and adhere to the artwork with Tombow Multi.
6.  Stamp "sending & Hugs" in Basic Black Archival ink above and below the die cut.
7.  Mount the artwork on a Whisper White mat and then a Basic Black card base.

The water "spots" are simply White Perfect Accents, which I have removed the white backing from and are stuck down with adhesive from a Fine-tip glue pen.  I have used a standard card base, so no matter whether you prefer inches or centimeters, you will cut your card mats to fit the base.

I hope you find time to join us at Global Design Project this week and submit your own entry using this colour combination.  When you visit, check out the rules for submission and have a look at what the rest of the Design Team have come up with too!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

THOUGHTFUL WREATH

I have seen so many wonderful project examples using the limited time only Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches bundle.  This bundle of stamps and dies is only available until the end of August.  You can also purchase them separately if you prefer.  Have you got yours yet?

When you shop with me this month, either online or in person, and purchase the Thoughtful Branches Bundle, you will also receive a four page pdf tutorial for free, featuring this gorgeous Wreath card and two others.  If you already have the bundle you can purchase the tutorial on it's own HERE.

I used an unusual colour combination for this wreath, but I love how it turned out.  All measurements, colours, products and instructions are list in the tutorial.  I would love to know what you think as well.  Please leave me a comment - I appreciate each one!

If you live in New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please use August's host code 6XPGP7VG and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Monday, August 8, 2016

MARQUEE BIRTHDAY - CASEING TANJA GDP#048

The CASE the designer challenge at Global Design Project would have to be one of my favourite challenges.  CASE, in this instance means to "Copy and Selectively Edit".  Take a few ideas from the designers project and knock out a design of your own featuring things that inspired you.

We have an awesome project from Tanja Kolar to work with this week.  Tanja is a talented artist from Germany, whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the last eleven months on this awesome design team.  When I think of Tanja's work, I tend to think of the beautiful water colours she favours in many of her projects.

I was inspired by Tanja's birthday theme and also her colour scheme (although I left out the pink!).  I also wanted to give a nod to watercolouring.  The Marquee Messages stamp set is an awesome one to really let your inner artist loose, lol!!

I have kept my card free of all embellishments, apart from the stamp set images themselves, which I have popped up on dimensionals here and there.  I love how masculine it turned out.

So what elements of Tanja's card inspires you?  I hope you will get your craft on and join us this week at Global Design Project.  The design team have put up some awesome projects so be sure to leave some comment love for them! Product List
If you live in New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please use August's host code 6XPGP7VG and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.