Monday, March 20, 2017

SUPERMAN ESCAPE GDP#079

Now I know the whole idea of a challenge site is to challenge - right?!  Well, let me tell you, Global Design Project have a beauty for you this week!


As soon as I saw this, I thought of the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Paper Stack and the Carousel Birthday stamp set.  But me being me, decided that was too obvious to use and went back to the drawing board.

I have photo's of family holidays and events that still have not made it into albums and I came across this one when hunting for ideas.  This was taken at Movie World on a roller coaster called the Superman Escape in 2008.  Yes, NINE years ago.  Better later than never though, right?


I am terribly afraid of flying but I LOVE thrill rides.  My daughter and I rode this coaster five times in a row until we got the perfect shot.  She is looking pretty chill, don't you think?!


I used a combination of Stampin' Up!'s Project Life cards, stamps and embellishments and made my own card fillers too.  I used the fabulous set "Everyday Hero" to create my fun cards.  I feel like this stamp set was just made for this page!


So I think I managed to fill the challenge brief really well while not making a card for a change!  Lucky for me I had the perfect subject matter.

I hope you can join us this week at Global Design Project as we challenge you to an Amusement Park theme!  Don't forget to upload and share your project with everyone!


All product used in this project are listed below.  Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Friday, March 17, 2017

BASKET BUNCH EASTER - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP

Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop.  You have probably just arrived here from the super clever Miriam van Eyden.  Her projects always leave me feeling absolutely inspired.  If you are starting here, make sure you hit the Next button at the end of my post so you don't miss a single, awesome project on the hop. I have a couple of projects that I hope will inspire you too, featuring the gorgeous and super cute Basket Bunch stamp set.


This sweet set is perfect for any age, with a fun mix of sentiments and line art images, which also makes it perfect for colouring enthusiasts such as myself!


I have broken out my trusty sponges again to create the background behind my cut out window before stamping with a grass stamp in the set for my bunny to stand on - how ca-ute!


I used the same technique and grass stamp to create my box lid topper and then used the gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut it out.  Look at the stitching detail!  The Stitched Shapes framelits are a must have in your crafting arsenal as far as I am concerned!  I used the Layering Squares Framelits for the scallop detail beneath.  These dies work so well together!

Basket Bunch has fast become a favourite stamp set of mine for Easter this year and I have created quite a few projects with it already.  I love the mix of fun images and sentiments.  It also has a coordinating set of Framelits - Basket Builder - which is offered in a bundle saving you 10%.  My favourite die in the whole set has to be the grass which I used along the bottom of my Clear Tiny Treat Box.


If you don't like fussy cutting then you will be pleased to know there is a die for all the eggs and the bunny too!  These tiny treat boxes are the perfect size for a small gift of chocolate, and you can see what's in them even after decorating!

Next up on the hop is Rochelle Blok.  Her gorgeous projects are always so beautiful!


Artisan Design Team Blog Roll:

Allison Okamitsu
Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Dani Dziama
Holly Stene
Jennifer Sootkoos
Jessica Winter
Katy Harrison
Kimberly Van Diepen
Louise Sharp
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Mercedes Weber
Mindy Bingamon
Miriam van Eyden
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Rochelle Blok
Shannon Lane
Sylwia Schreck
Tanya Boser

All product used in this project are listed below.  Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!

If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Monday, March 13, 2017

MY HERO GDP#078

Welcome back to another Global Design Challenge.  This week we have another beautiful sketch for you.  I love this sketch and have a ton of ideas I would love to try with it, but I settled on just one this week, lol.

I recently bought the Everyday Hero stamp set.  I adore the cartoon images and the mix n match hero's (with or without capes!).  The city skyline is pretty awesome, along with a great mix of sentiments.  I also love the pixelated ray image as it has such a traditional cartoon look to it.


Would you like to make this yourself?  Here is how I created this card:

1.  On a standard Thick Whisper White card base,  stamp the city skyline image along the bottom  right hand side of the card in Archival Black ink.
2.  Stamp a second image on a post-it-note, cut it out and mask off the first image before stamping again on the left hand side, making sure to overlap the images and not leave any white space.
3.  Keeping the Mask in place, stamp the ray image in So Saffron ink in a semi circle.  Move the mask as needed to protect the city skyline from colour.
4.  Punch a circle from Vellum using the 2" Circle punch.
5.  Die cut a piece of Whisper White card using the Stitched Circle Framelits, just a tad smaller than the vellum.  Adhere together with Liquid Multi Adhesive once you have stamped a sentiment of choice.


6.  Stamp your Hero in Archival Black ink on a scrap of Whisper White and colour using Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Fussy cut the image.
7.  Adhere the stitched circle layers in the centre of the sun rays with Dimensionals and then your hero to the circle layers with Dimensionals too.
8.  Optional:  Finish the card with a few sequins.

I bet your weren't expecting a mini tutorial today, but I hope you will give it a try.  Join us at Global Design Project this week with your own entry.  Just upload to our gallery and share your creation!

All product used in this project are listed below.  Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator. When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.