Friday, 27 May 2016

Wish You Were Here

Yay!  It's Friday! 
Are you looking forward to the weekend?  I am!  It's going to be a very busy one for me as it's the beginning of the mid year school holiday for my 10 year old, there will be the usual enrichment lessons and I have to try to organise play dates and other activities to keep him busy!
Today, I'll be sharing another card I made using the new Garden Blooms collection from Purple Onion Designs by Stacey Yacula.  To show the versatility of the collection, I used some of the new stamps with one of my favourite from the existing stamps that I have.

And here it is.

Wish You Were Here!
What I loved about the Garden Blooms collection is that there are many background stamps that allows you to create different themes and different scenarios for the cards.
For this card, I stamped the images with Ranger Archival ink pad with the colour Jet Black on Strathmore Watercolour paper and coloured the images with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. For the soft colours for the background, I diluted my watercolours with quite a bit water and delicately I brush it across to give it a light tint of colours.
I always feel that a card is never complete without adding some sentiments to it.  And with the sentiment "Wish You Were Here" from Sweet Summer sentiment set just makes it perfect.  Chloe misses her friends while enjoying the summer breeze in the garden and she's keeping the flower in her hand just for her favourite pal!

I hope you like the card that I've shared today.  The whole Garden Blooms collection will be available for a discounted price of USD90.00 till 30 May so remember to head over to Purple Onion Designs and take a look.
That's all for now.  Wishing all a great weekend!  Happy colouring!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Elliot Says Thank You

Have you check out the new Garden Blooms collection?  If not, please head over to Purple Onion Designs blog and website now to take a look a the adorable set!  The entire collection is now available for USD90.00 till 30 May, don't wait too long if you are thinking of getting the stamps!
As promised in the last post to share more of my cards using stamps from the new collection, here is a Thank You card I made using Elliot, from the new Garden Blooms collection, together with the banner from the sweet offerings set from my existing collection of stamps from Purple Onion Designs.
Elliot is such an adorable image and I really find it easy to adapt to any other stamps that I have. 

Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig from EK Tools, I positioned and stamped the image the Elliot right on top of the banner and used my Copic markers to colour the whole image.  Then I fussy cut the whole image. 
I die cut the stitched circle and blended in some distress colour, Tumbled Glass, to give it a a gradient of light blue. 

As the card hasn't got much of stamped images, I decided to add a some other details to give it a more interesting look.  The die cut little stitched leaves are from a leaves die cut set from Lawn Fawn.  I coloured them with my Copic markers and attached them to the some twine to be attached to the card.
That's all for today, I hope you like this Thank You card that I've shared with you today.  Have a great weekend and keep on stampin'!

Monday, 16 May 2016

New Collection From Stacey Yacula ~ Garden Blooms

Happy news to share!
A new release of stamps from Stacey Yacula ~ Garden Blooms is now available at Purple Onion Designs store!  There will be an introductory special set price for a limited time.  The entire collection can be purchased for $90.00 until May 30th.  Just head over here to see more details!
There are 34 new images within a total of 25 stamps/sets.  And if have not visited Purple Onion Designs blog or Stacey Yacula's page previously, here is the sneak peek of Petal and Milly at the garden!  How adorable!
I've always loved Stacey Yacula's stamps collection and I'm very fortunate to be able to create a few new cards for this new collection.  The critters images in this new collection are totally adorable (just like all the critters in all her collections!) and they are very versatile to be incorporated in the past collections to create new cards/tags/projects.
And to celebrate the new release of the stamp set, I share with you a card that I've create using 2 of the images from the Garden Blooms.
Here is Riley Sending Sun~filled wishes.

I really had a fun time colouring the Veggie Garden and having Riley to hold the shovel having a fun time waiting for harvest in the garden! 
To add more fun to the card, I've used some die cuts from Sizzix Triplits Die Set 13PK - Hello Sunshine. 
The finishing touch ~  the cute watering can from Garden Set No.1.  I really love the watering can!
If you haven't notice, the sentiment is from the past collection ~ Sweet Summer sentiment set.  Like we have mentioned earlier, Garden Blooms is a versatile stamp set that you can use it for almost all occasions!
For the next few days, I'll be sharing other new cards and projects that I've created using Garden Blooms. Be sure to check back (:  Meanwhile I hope you will be inspired with the cards/projects by the rest of the members of the Design Team at Purple Onion Designs!
Stay calm and keep stamping!

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