1/14/2017

A Rainbow of Books

Happy weekend everybody! I've been working on some projects I am not allowed to share with you yet, but I also wanted to play with a new stamp set I bought from MFT.
We are huge book lovers in this house and I have already infected my girl. During the school holidays she read two books contemporaneously and since I created her a cosy reading nook underneath her bed, she has been lying there reading whenever she can. I just had to get the BB Our Story set to create this card for her, using the current MFT Sketch #315.



For my book border, I simply used the small stack of books and repeated stamping the image onto the first stack, sometimes turning the image around or masking off parts of the stamp. When the pile was high enough, I colored the books with Copics and fussy-cut the tower of books. The other images were colored with Copics and fussy-cut, too.


A set I will be using again and again :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Vanessa

1/05/2017

Ink Blended Focal Point

Hi and happy New Year everybody! I hope you started well into 2017! We started with quite a bit snow, perfect for the school holidays.

I played with my supplies last night and made a cute card for the MFT Sketch Challenge 314 using my favorite ink blending technique to create the focal point. This is the sketch I used:


And here comes my take:


I masked the rectangle, applied various inks with an ink blending tool and stamped the hearts using the same inks. The images are colored with Copics, the sentiment is heat-embossed.


So fun to play around with my inks again! Thanks for stopping by!

Vanessa

MFT Supplies Used:
Fluttering Hearts Die-namics
Sunshine Dye Ink, Cotton Candy Dye Ink, Summer Splash Dye Ink, Grape Jelly Dye Ink

12/31/2016

Best Nine 2016

Hi everybody! This is a photo-heavy post, because on the last day of the year, I wanted to share my Best Nine 2016 from Instagram with you. These cards had the most likes:


I'll share the full pic again, with the link to the original post.


A fun panda birthday card using Mama Elephant and My Favorite Things from April. Find the post here.


A card made for Sunny Studio in September that can be found here.


I loved playing with watercolors for this MFT card I made in June. This was the original post.


In September, I created this watercolor butterfly for Penny Black.


Another September card features this adorable MFT dragon with a "Embossing with dies" technique.


One of the first cards of 2016, a love themed shaker card using MFT.


In September, I dreamed of fame and made this card for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest.


In June, I had this card on the Penny Black Simplicity Blog.


And the last one was made in June for a MFT Sketch Challenge.

I enjoyed creating every single one of these using various techniques, playing with colors and telling little stories.

Thank you so much for your love and support this year! I hope you have a fabulous start into a Happy New Year!!!

Vanessa