Monday, 20 November 2017

A Successful Marriage

Happy Monday! I'm starting off Rubbernecker Stamps Team 1 week with a simple card just using a sentiment stamp. I have an anniversary coming up so I kept my husband in mind when making this card. Nothing too frilly or girly but I had to add in the hearts cut out (which is a cut file for my Cameo). The stamp is called "Successful Marriage". 


I actually heat embossed Kaleidoscope embossing powder on the hearts cut out, but you can't see it in this picture, or any picture that I took trying to get it to show up. It's a subtle shimmer and no matter how I positioned it in the light, I just could not get it to shine for the camera. Oh, well... You'll have to take my word for it. 😉 The pearl accents are from Stampin' Up, and the other paper is from my stash. I'm really trying to use some of that up because it is overflowing from the drawer I keep it in. 

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Door with Step

It's Team 1's Sweet Sunday and I'm bringing you a cute little stamp called "Door with Steps". It's so versatile for any kind of little Hello! card or housewarming card. 


I coloured it with Copic markers, and used paper from my scrap stash to put it all together. It is really a cute and easy card to make for just about anyone and anything.

Make sure you stop by the BLOG to check out the current challenge. It runs for one more week, so don't let time run out! There are $25 and $15 gift certificates up for grabs.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Splash Party

Happy Monday! Today I'm bringing you a card with the watercolor stamp "Splash Party" and "Hope You Dance". I love flamingos! And this was such a fun stamp set to work with. It's a 3 part stamp, but it was super easy to use.


I used Stampin' Up ink in Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo, and black Ranger Ink. My DP is also from SU from the Cupcakes and Carousels collection. The watercolor paper is from Rubbernecker. You can get it HERE. I always prep my watercolor color by spritzing it with water BEFORE I stamp. Then I ink my stamp and give it a few mists with some water before laying it on the paper. Then I hold it down for about 10 seconds or so to give the ink time to sink into the paper.

Tomorrow is the start of another challenge on the BLOG, and our challenge team is going to have some amazing inspiration for you. Make sure you are visiting the blog every other Tuesday to see what the new theme is. You will have a chance to win a $25 or $15 gift certificate for first and second place respectively.

Recycle Something Challenge

Its time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and the theme this round is "Recycle Something". I love to collect boxes and I always have the intention to repurpose them but vey rarely do. This was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. Last Christmas I saved a Starbucks gift box from the trash. It was just a plain green cardboard box. (I almost forgot to take "before" pics so here you can see that I've already papered the box, but the lid is still unaltered.) 


I chose the image Christmas Floral for my project. I used Stampin' Up designer series Christmas paper from last year and Mod Podge to decorate the box and transform it from a ordinary green box. I debated papering the lid as well, but I liked the way the image stood out on the solid green. After I used Mod Podge to glue on the paper, I went over the paper with it to give it a little shine and seal it. 


I coloured the image with Copics, using a variety of greens and the R30s. I adhered the image with Mod Podge and then applied another coat over it to seal it.


Pop on over to the challenge blog to enter your creation(s). You can enter up to THREE times if you use an AW image on each entry! The prizes for this challenge are: 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge); 1 (one)  Random Winner ($20 GC); and a TOP 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge). This challenge runs until November 18. 

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