Avery Elle Many Thanks

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I started with a piece of Ranger Watercolour paper cut to 4×5 1/4, and use Distress Ink in the colours, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Squeezed Lemonade. I put the inkpads on a ranger craft sheet and sprayed with water, after drying the first layer of colour, I tapped the piece back in the water to add some further layers, increasing the watercolour effect.

 

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Then on a white panned I stamped the Thank you sentiment from the Avery Elle set, the for everything is from a SSS set called Life is a Journey.

 

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I then made a bow on the front of the card using May Arts Turquoise Twill Stripes ribbon. Added a few enamel dots from my stash in similar colours, put it all on a white card base and the card was complete! Quick and simple.

Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

 

Star Birthday

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Hey everyone! It has been a while, I am hopefully going to be here and be blogging more frequently. But today I am here with a fun card!!!

 

The back round of this card was made with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder, and the flowers from the SSS Life is a Journey stamp set, I then took a piece of card stock slightly larger and covered the edge of it in the gold embossing powder as well and layered it in behind.

 

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The shaker card was made using Doodle Bug Peacock Vellum, the large star inside is from Heidi Swapp’s Colour Magic star chipboard pieces (I don’t know if these are still available anywhere, I then filled the rest of the shaker card with Studio Calico tiny star wood veneers, and studio calico sequins in aqua and pink.

To close the shaker I put a piece of acetate on tip and wrapped washi around to hide the foam tape, the washi tape is from an older My Minds Eye line.

 

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The sentiment is from SSS Birthday Messages stamp set, again embossed using the Hero Arts Gold embossing powder. I, then, cut a slit on either side of the shaker element and fed a piece of May Arts Sheer ruffle edge ribbon in turquoise and tied it in a bow.

 

Hugs,

Jess

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the last day of the Scrapadabadoo Blog hop! You should have come here from Zandra’s Blog.  If you are coming here first you should really go back to the beginning at Scrapadabadoo’s blog and start from there to play along!!

 

Isn’t it wonderful what everyone has done with their Prima Bikes so far? I am just floored with everyone’s creativity!

 

I am a card maker, most of you know that… so this is so far out of my comfort zone, Barrie and Carol really threw me for a loop with this one.

 

My mind works in different ways (go figure!), when it comes to me “altering” or decorating something my mind goes to one place… Halloween (yes, YES! I know it’s summer and I am a few months early but that is okay… right?) When I decorate for Halloween I always think like overgrown house in the middle of forest, and that is how I decorate my house at that time of the year… so I ran with it… pretty with some twisted and creepy things thrown in.

 

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So it all started with me spray painting the bike with Krylon Colormaster paint and primer in one in the colour Blue Ocean Breeze, after a couple coats of that and letting it dry I was ready to have some fun… I picked myself up a bag of Spanish moss from Dollarama (Canadian dollar store) and covered the bike in it.. giving it that over grown feel. I then took some “Creepy cloth” out of my halloween decorations and cut myself off a chunk. The cloth is like a heavy cheese cloth with large holes in it, I draped that over the front end of the bike.

I used Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, the store has plenty of options, but the ones I used were from my stash and are Dove Grey Cottage Roses 1 1/4″ (FM-00208), Walnut Cottage Roses 1 1/4″ (FM-00113), Ivory Trellis Roses 1 1/2″ (FM-00382).

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I then added some of my fun Halloween little decorations, can you spot the Scorpion?

 

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My little red eyed rat friend came out to play.

 

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My inconspicuous 8 legged friend just relaxing in a hole.

 

Along the way you will want to collect the letter that is on each blog, and also leave a comment on every blog along the way. After you have collected all of the letters.. you will then unscramble the letter to form a word or words. Once you have unscrambled the letters send your word or words in an e-mail to Scrapadabadoo@comcast.net . For your chance to win a great prize!

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Now hope along on our little ride at Patti’s Blog!d

Hugz. Jess

 

 

 

 

Yay!

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Well here it is! I love this card! The layout is based on the bi-weekly challenge over at the Scrapadabadoo Facebook Page.

 

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I used a fun little image Pollycraft Breeze Rubber Stamp from CC Designs, she is coloured with my Copic Markers. All the patterned paper used in this card is from Bo-Bunny Lemonade Stand 6×6 paper pad.

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The backround paper is made using my Peerless Watercolours.  The banner is made with the EK Success Mini Pennant Punch Set .

 

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The little doilies on here are so cute, I love that die! The Cottage Cutz Mini Doily Die (there is one left in stock on the garage sale at Scrapadabadoo at the time of writing this blog post for $2!)

The enamel dots I used were from Prima, and are now sold out but there are lots of different ones in the store like these from Teresa Collins that would work wonderfully.

Congratulations…

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Here it is folks! My first project for the Scrapadabadoo Design Team. I got to play with the Indigoblu Kit in a Box, the gilding this creates is simply stunning and I am in love. Did you take notice that I made a shaker card with a vellum front and filled it with the mega flakes? I think it is so awesome that you can see them through, they move around its awesome.   DSC_0264   The shaker part of the card is 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, I used foam squares around the outside that are 1/4″ wide then created a mask for the center out of scrap paper 2″ x 3 1/4″, so that I could use flitterglue around it and on the sides of the foam and use the mega flakes on that as well. DSC_0265   The butterfly was covered in Flitterglu then I used the Mega Flakes on it as well. I then wrapped and tied some Twine, similar to the Burlap String around the shaker element and tied a pretty bow. The wood veneer saying yay is from my stash, I am not sure if you can use any fun little element here. Below it I stamped my sentiment on a banner I had die cut ages ago, you could easily cut a strip of paper, cut a V in each end and fold it to create a similar look.   DSC_0266   I then adheared the whole shaker onto a piece of scrap striped patterened paper, it looked like the cardbase needed something more to it so I took some Distress ink in Dried Marigold, and Worn Lipstick. Mixed those together and added a bunch of water and just did a light scribble of it with a brush right on the card base.   Thanks for stopping by Hugz Jess

Fun things are coming….

As many of you know I have recently joined the Scrapadabadoo Design Team. And you will very soon be seeing projects for that. Yay!!

Okay but back to why we are here.

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So, there will be some great live projects on the scrapadabadoo Ustream channel, and the rest of us wonderful designers will be posting projects on our blogs and the Facebook page. It is going to be a wonderful day. Hope you will check it all out.

Hugz

Jess