Posts Tagged ‘DT Laurie’

No Line Pencil Colouring with Hero Arts & Pinkfresh Studio

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone is playing it safe and staying at home!! I have been and actually enjoying every minute of it!! I’m a homebody at heart so staying in doesn’t bother me one bit. But if you’re the more social type, I give you strength :)!

Today, I’m sharing a card featuring the Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio collaboration set, You Make A Difference. This is a large stamp set with a beautiful, sketchy background along with tons of awesome sentiments. I decided to do a bit of no-line colouring with my pencil crayons.

Because I wasn’t adding any water or blending solution to this card, it was safe to use any type of ink. As long as it was quite light in colour! Memento Desert Sand Ink is perfect for this technique! I used a two shade combination for each image. Starting with the light and adding some darker bits. This image is very sketchy and easy to colour!

After it was all coloured, I took a very light blue pencil and went around the edges to create a bit of contrast. It’s very subtle and hard to see but it’s there!  I was so tempted to fussy cut the centre of the image out but didn’t want to wreck anything at this point. So, I stamped one of the sentiments from the set using a medium shade of grey ink. The hearts came from a set I had in my stash.

I put some finishing details like white gel pen and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to bits of the image. The panel was adhered directly to a white card base.

And that’s my finished card for today! I hope you enjoyed!

Thank you for dropping in. Stay home and stay healthy!


Combining Old & New Stamps and Dies

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Hello and happy Saturday! Laurie with you today to share a card that combines some older and new products from MFT!  It combines both stamping and die cutting. Let’s have a look!

I used the bee, the clouds and the sentiment from the older Love Bugs Stamp set and co-ordinating dies. This is an adorable set and I thought it paired perfectly with the Freshly Picked Die Set which was released last month!

Everything was coloured using Copic Markers except the watering can. I used Slate Ink from the 2018 Assortment Ink Cubes from Gina K Designs. I blended the ink using a sponge dauber and then a blending brush.

I used the Grassy Hillside Borders Die from Lawn Fawn to create the grassy hill and used Jellybean Ink to add the colour. I cut down the panel using a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die (older MFT). I added all the images onto the panel using a bit of liquid glue and foam adhesive. I used a “bead board” embossing folder on the cardbase. The focal panel was lost on the white base so I decided to mat it with a grey piece of cardstock. I also heat embossed the sentiment on the same cardstock.

I used foam adhesive to adhere the panel to the cardbase. I did add a few white gel pen details and some shimmer to the bees wings. The most time consuming part of this card was colouring and adhering all those die cuts but time well spent!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!


Cutieasaurus…MFT Stamps!

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

Hello and welcome back!  Laurie with you today to share a super cute, Valentine-ish card with you.  I recently order the Cutieasaurus Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies. This is not a new set but I’ve had my eyes on it for awhile and just couldn’t resist any longer!

I created the background on a circle die cut. I used the MFT Cloud Stencil to add some clouds and blended a bit of green onto the bottom. I stamped, coloured and die cut the images from the set and adhered them to the circle using foam adhesive and liquid glue.

To add a bit more interest, I added the scene onto a Fancy Scalloped Circle die from Lawn Fawn. I used Whisper cardstock from Gina K Designs. This is one of my favourite neutral colours!

I adhered my little scene onto a white card base that I ran through with a diagonal stripe embossing folder. The sentiment comes from the Cutieasaurus set and was white heat embossed onto the same grey cardstock.  I cut the sentiment out with a banner die set.

I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the hearts and dots of the dinos as well as a few white gel pen details.  I’m so happy with the way this card turned out. I adore this set!

Thanks for dropping in!  Have a great day and weekend!