Friday, 30 August 2019

Background stamps and Stencils ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme at la-la land crafts is Background stamps and stencils

I used two background stamps on this card. One was simply stamped with green oxide ink. The other one (daisies) was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. I also used the set of daisies from the same set and also heat embossed them and then coloured the center of them with yellow ink.

 Daisies on my Mind Layering Stencil  was used to emboss the white paper.

Distress ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
chekks: worn lipstick
dress: fossilized amber, spiced marmalade
jacket: black soot


la-la land crafts products used on this card:

Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Costume Littles ☆ C.C. Designs

Tamara here with you sharing a spooky Halloween card featuring Costume Littles creatures and Hounted House clear stamps.
I coloured images with distress ink pads and then cut them out with matching outline dies.

Hounted house is a old stamp from last year's Halloween release but I thought it goes perfectly with these cute images so I embossed it on some black paper. Trees were stamped directly on the background. The background was made using Distress oxide ink pads.

Hugs, t.

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Edwin on Christmas Eve

Today I'm sharing with you a traditional red-green-white Christmas card. I coloured one of my old Magnolia images called Edwin on Christmas Eve. Stamp was released in 2011. wow, right?!

I used Maja Design paper and decorated the card with lots of pretty la-la land crafts dies. I added some lovely flowers from I am roses too.

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads on Langton 300g HP watercolour paper.

Hugs, t.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tutorial Thursday - Masking ❤ la-la land crafts


Tamara here with you. Have you seen the amazing 5th anniversary CLUB kit from la-la land crafts??? It's amazing and there's one big stamp of la-la land animals. I decided to show you how to create a similar scene with masking images. It's super easy, you'll see.

What you need:
watercolour paper
stamping block or stamping tool
Archival ink - Jet black
post it notes

la-la land items you need for this image:
August 2018 club kit

Step 1:
Choose the animals you want to mask together. Stamp them on post it notes so that one part of the animal is stamped on the front of the sticky stuff. Fussy cut them.

Step 2:
Place them together like you want the final image to look like. Now you can move them arround until you find the position that suits the image the most. Bigger images go in the back, smaller in the front. Bear image is rather small but I wanted it too be next to the moose so I put it a bit higher and the bat is covering his legs so you can't really see that it's standing in the air. hehe

As you can see all the animals except the bat are lined up.

Step 3:
Take your watercolouring paper (5" x 6") and place it on your stamping tool. I usually glue down the edges with some washii tape, so that the paper doesn't move.
Take your ruller and draw a thin line just a bit above the bottom of the paper. That's where the animals will be lined up. Bat image is stamped a bit lower so leave enough space on the bottom.

Step 4:
Bat is the image that we're stamping first since it's in the front of our masked image. After it's stamped cover it with the fussy cut image.

Step 5:
Next is the loooong dog. Stamp it on the paper and then cover it with fussy cut image. The front of the image is now done.

Step 6:
To make sure all the next images are standing straight and that they are placed perfectly I use acetate. I place it on the watercolour paper and stamp my image there first so that it's lined up ok. If it's not I can easily move my watercolour paper or move the image and then stamp it again.

Step 7:
I often take a picture with my phone of the lined up images just to make sure that I use the same order when stamping them.
I repeat the same process with all the rest of the animals.

See how high up the bear image is?! You won't even notice later that he's not that tall.

Step 8:
After stamping all the images, carefully remove the fussy cut images and there you go!

here's the masked image I chose to do. You can always choose different animals or characters for your project.

 I even found some time to colour them up.

That's all from me today.
Hugs, t.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Swiss Pixies Halloween ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing with you a Halloween card. Yup, it's already end of August and time to start with the spooky cards. This one features one of the new Swiss Pixies. You get two new pixies in the Halloween set and they are both pure joy for colouring.

Image was stamped with Archival Ink - Jet black on watercolour paper and then coloured with Distress ink pads.
I stamped a few small bats around the image. They come in the set.

 Hugs, t.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Sprouted Baby ♥♥♥ Stamping Bella


Tamara here with you. For this week's post I created a Baby suitcase gift box. This box is 7" x 5.5" x 3" which means it is big enough to add a prezzie inside. It's also big enough to include a baby album or a few baby clothes.

I just got this adorable stamp a few days ago and had to use it right away. Image is called Sprouted Baby and it's part of the Baby Baby line - love them all. Image was coloured using Distress ink pads.

Distress ink colours used:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
pot: rusty hinge
leaves: peeled paint, forest moss

Sentiment comes with the image.

The back of the box.

I also decorated the inside of the box.

Hugs, t.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Birthday ❤ la-la land crafts

Did you know CLUB la-la land crafts celebrated 5 years this month?! Crazy, huh?! soooo this week's theme at la-la land crafts is BIRTHDAY!

For my Brthday card I coloured three Sloths from Take it sloth clear stamp set and also a few of the accessories stamps, like hats, leaves and presents.

Images were coloured in using Distress ink pads on watercolour paper:
sloths: vintage photo, worn lipstick
leaves: peeled paint, forest moss
hats, gifts: spiced marmalade, broken china, seedles preserves, peeled paint

la-la land crafts products used on this card:

Hugs, t.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

August 2019 Challenge ❀ I am roses

Today starts our AUGUST 2019 challenge over at I am roses challenge blog. The theme is as always
The rules are still the same, and we have 4 prizes up for grabs:
WINNER (Chosen at Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1st Place) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2nd/3rd Place) $25 Voucher

Today I'm sharing you one of my first Christmas cards for 2019. I used Magnolia's image called  Edwin with Christmas Lantern from A lovely Christmas collection 2015. Image was coloured using Distress ink pads on watercolour paper. After I coloured the images I stamped an old Christmas background stamp over the image.

I am roses flowers used on this card:

Die cuts were made using dies from various companies.

 Here are the Details/Rules:

  • Contest runs August 15th - September 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “August IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th 


Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Sitting Sightseeing Tilda Notebook

Today I'm sharing with you a notebook I made before our family holiday. I used Sitting Sightseeing Tilda and coloured her using Distress ink pads.

I chose Maja design design papers for this one. Die cuts were made using la-la land crafts and C.C. Designs dies.

I added three tiny Prima flowers.

... the inside ...

If you want one of these notebooks just let me know and I will make you one.
Hugs, t.

Happy Little Flower no lines colouring tutorial ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I have a short tutorial for you. I'll show you how I did my no-lines colouring of one of the daisies from Happy Little Flower clear stamp set from C.C. Designs.

What you need:
stamping tool
Archival Ink - potting soil
watercolour paper
distress ink pads (fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, forest moss, hickory smoke, weathered wood, rusty hinge, black soot) 
watercolour brush 

Step 1:
Stamp your chosen flower onto white copy paper. Then add watercolour and stamp it again without inking the stamp, so you get a soft lined stamped image.

... see the difference? 

Step 2:
Add distress ink colour to your acrylic block.

Step 3:
Take small amount of colour (fossilized amber) off the block with your brush. Make sure the brush is not too wet. I soak it in water and then place it on a kitchen towel for a second.
Start colouring on the bottom of the flower and gently spread the colour into the center of the image. Let it dry.

Step 4:
Use vintage photo distress ink to colour the soil. I always colour parts of image that don't stick together, so that the colour doesn't spread and parts have time to dry before adding another layer of it.

Green parts of the flower are coloured with peeled paint distress ink. I start on the bottom of the leaves with a bit more colour and then move to the top. The top of the leaf is very soft green.

Step 5:
It's time to go back to the yellow part of the flower. I add some orange (spicy marmalade) to the bottom of it.

Step 6:
Flower pot is coloured with rusty hinge distress ink. I decided to do the left part darker.

Start adding another layer of colour to the stem and leaves.

Step 7:
I made some small shadows under the pot using hickory smoke distress ink pad first and then some black soot, to make it a bit darker.

Step 8:
I wanted the flower to really pop out so I used weathered wood distress ink pad and coloured around the image. Make sure that you don't use too much colour at once. It's better to come back and do more layers. Colour under the flower, leaves and around the pot must be a bit darker, so add another layer there.

Step 9:
Finish the image with colouring the eyes and its mouth using black pen or fine liner. I chose to only colour its eyes. Now that your image is done, make a project with it. I made a treat bag using CCD dies.

That's it from me today.
Hugs, t.