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Stamping Bella - Mister Penguin Helping Ramona - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Bellariffic Friday – Mister Penguin Helps Ramona

It has been a pretty exciting week.  On Wednesday we rushed off to London to see our gorgeous new niece – Sophia – who was born at half past seven that morning!  She is absolutely lovely, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing her again at Christmas. I’ve also been having a lot of fun shopping for baby gifts. ;-)

Today is of course, Bellariffic Friday, and I’ve got another Christmas card to share!  Apart from a couple of special family cards I am now pretty much done!  This is definitely a first.  Normally I have four or five cards left to make on 23rd December and end up burning the midnight oil.  Most of the Christmas gifts have also been ordered now, so fingers crossed I could potentially be all done with card making and gift wrapping by the end of next week.  That would be a novelty.

So, here is my card for today, following the sketch we were given last week.  I used the adorable Mister Penguin Helps Ramona, is he not the cutest? (stamp is available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie)

Stamping Bella - Mister Penguin Helping Ramona - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

Papers are from an older Echo Park kit.  Stickers are Tim Holtz Chit Chat.  The snowflakes are from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – create a tag! You could create a tag on its own, or create a tag and add it to a card! Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by the end of Thursday 6th December to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

PLUS there’s another chance to win $25 Stamping Bella gift vouchers with our Anything Goes challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers – check out the info here! Use keyword BELLANOV2012 when uploading to the SCS gallery and get your pics uploaded by midnight EST on 10th December.

Saturated Canary stamp & Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Ferris Wheel Fun with Saturated Canary!

Today is a pretty exciting day – the new Saturated Canary rubber stamp release is now available to pre-order!  The stamps are all available on pre-order over at Quixotic Paperie in the Saturated Canary section, and are expected to arrive in stock around mid August.

To celebrate, I wanted to post a fun project.  I’ve been playing with the Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel kit, and managed to finish it at the weekend.  It looks so awesome all decorated, and I love the fact that it turns.  I can see this as a fun centre piece for a party, or a sweet decoration for a kid’s room, or well, a big kid’s room. ;-)  Most of all, it’s just so much fun to put together and so satisfying once finished.

Saturated Canary stamp & Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I covered the wheel and main supports in paper, and used acrylic paint for the cars, to create a similar look to the paper I used.

To create the backdrop I used a piece of 12×12 cardstock in blue, and added MFT Die-Namics die cuts from Flat Bottom Clouds and Fresh Cut Grass to create the little scene.  I think it looks pretty cute!  Sadly the photo didn’t quite turn out as I hoped, but the lighting here was a bit patchy yesterday.

Saturated Canary stamp & Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The sweet little character is Birthday Ellie, one of the Saturated Canary images now available to order in rubber stamp form! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers before cutting her out to stand in front of my ferris wheel.

Saturated Canary - Ellie's Birthday - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope you enjoyed checking this little project out as much as I enjoyed doing it!  Happy Monday…hope the week treats you well.

Craft Stamper Magazine – August 2012 – Alcohol Marker Backgrounds!

Just a quick post today with some fun news.

Firstly, thank you for all your fantastic comments on my last post.  I’m glad so many of you enjoyed and found it helpful.  The winner of the Make it Colour Blending Card pack has been contacted – congratulations Anita M!

Craft Stamper Aug 2012 - www.quixoticcards.com

In other news, I’m thrilled to have had an article published in this month’s Craft Stamper Magazine (August 2012).  I used Make it Crafty Stamps, Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard and Make it Colour Blending Card to create a couple of fun makes showing off an alcohol marker background technique.  I used ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in the article, but you could easily replicate with another brand.

Craft Stamper Aug 2012 - www.quixoticcards.com

You can of course, grab a copy of the magazine over at Quixotic Paperie along with the products used in the makes!  The magazine is packed with gorgeous creations and techniques as always.

Over the weekend I had some crafty fun time playing with the Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel kit!  So much fun.  I’m almost done, just need to finish decorating it.

Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope Monday is treating you well!  I’ll be back with some stamping and colouring fun soon!

Magnolia Scene Journal - Lilyrose Dragon - www.quixoticcards.com

Magnolia World Journal – Ice Dragon’s Holiday

Magnolia Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

It has been a little while since I first posted my altered SMASH journal, a couple of months actually!  Life has this nasty habit of interfering with stamping plans.  Anyway, I finally got round to some “just for pleasure” stamping and colouring recently and it just so happens that I ended up masking and stamping a little Magnolia Stamps scene.

I have a thing for all things fantasy, especially dragons, so when Lilyrose the Dragon was released earlier this year, I was incapable of resisting.

Magnolia Scene Journal - Lilyrose Dragon - www.quixoticcards.com

I masked and stamped the little scene using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (my absolute favourite for colouring with alcohol based markers) before colouring with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (full details below).

I coloured the dragon with my blue shades, then when finished, used the Colourless Blender pen to go over the colouring and remove spots, to give the impression of scales.  I really like the effect, it adds that little extra detail that I enjoy in a coloured image.

The wording on my page?  *grin*  When Paul saw this, he commented that Lilyrose looked like an ice dragon, so the idea of a cute little ice dragon taking a holiday somewhere warmer came to mind.  I went with that theme when choosing my paper (also by Magnolia).  The stickers are from an Echo Park 12×12 kit.  I embellished with Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard and the gorgeous Dies by SCACD – Garden Corners.

That’s all for now!  Hopefully the next little scene will pop up a little quicker. ;-)Magnolia Stamps - Lilyrose Dragon Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

SUPPLIES USED: 

Make it Crafty - Under the Sea - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Make it Crafty Digi Release Hop – Under the Sea!

The hop is now over and the prize draws have closed.  The winner of my giveaway was Leanne!

If you’re already on today’s Make it Crafty Release Hop you should have hopped over here from SANDIE’S BLOG.  If not, pop on over to ALYCE’S BLOG and get started!

Today I can share one of the projects I mentioned in my last post!  Hooray!  The project I’m sharing today has been a welcome distraction while I battle with Project Get Organised and Project Clearout, as I’m sure you can imagine. 

I am thrilled to be joining in the Make it Crafty hop today.  Thanks for having me girls! When Zoe emailed me with the details, I was just a little bit excited.  A brand new artist joining the already awesome Make it Crafty team, AND an underwater themed release. HELLO!  Needless to say, today’s project won’t be the only one you see from me with the new images – there’s a dolphin scene in there with my name all over it!

Make it Crafty - Under The Sea - http://www.makeitcrafty.com

Another reason for my excitement was that this release provided the perfect opportunity to play with a technique I’d read about late last year, but simply didn’t have the time to try out.  So, thanks Zoe!  I enjoyed a very fun evening getting messy, exploring a new technique and using some of the much neglected products in my stash. 

I found this technique to create a cool underwater effect in a book I bought last year, which features Copic Markers, but I simply used my ShinHan Touch Twin Markers, and you could use whichever brand of alcohol based marker you prefer!  Some will produce better results than others, but the principles are the same.  I printed my image on my favourite colouring cardstock – Make it Colour Blending Card, which definitely passed with flying colours during this colouring session!

For the people on the Touch Twin Markers & More FaceBook page who wondered whether anyone actually uses the chisel end of markers – this is just one of the instances in which they come in very handy indeed! 

Make it Crafty - Under the Sea - www.quixoticcards.com/blog 

After printing the mermaid digi (changing the transparency so that it printed out with slightly less bold lines), I covered the whole image with three markers GY166, BG179, PB185, working from top to bottom and starting with my lightest marker.  At this point it doesn’t matter if the lines are sketchy and messy.  Then, using a pipette, I sprinkled Isopropyl Alcohol (you could also use colourless blender) over the whole piece, creating a bubble effect.  Then, once it had all dried, I started working on colouring the image (full colour list below).  After colouring the whole image, I used Masking Fluid to create some coral shapes at the bottom, allowed that to dry and then painted over the entire piece with Liquitex Glazing Medium mixed with some Golden Fluid Acrylic in Cobalt Teal.  PHEW!  Here’s a close up pic that shows the effect beautifully:

Make it Crafty Mermaid Lola - www.quixoticcards.com

The technique I used can be found in this book: UK READERS: Shojo Wonder Manga Art School: Create Your Own Cool Characters and Costumes with Markers US READERS: Shojo Wonder Manga Art School: Create Your Own Cool Characters and Costumes with Markers.

To save any further waffle, here’s a full supplies list!

Make it Crafty – Mermaid Lola Digi

Make it Colour Blending Card, Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 23, Microbeads, Glass Bubbles, Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard.  Core’dinations cardstock. Golden Fluid Acrylic – Cobalt Teal, Liquitex Glazing Medium, Isopropyl Alcohol or Colourless Blender Solution. Distress Ink Pad – Peeled Paint (used on the chipboard leaves).

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers used:

Make it Crafty - Mermaid Lola - www.quixoticcards.com

Sea background: GY166, BG179, PB185  Skintones: YR132, YR133, R139, B182, BG3 Eyes: B63, B67 Tail: PB183, PB185, BG3, BG5, B182 Hair: BR107, BR97, BG3, BG5 Top: R136, R139, BG3

** ALERT: GIVEAWAY!! **

Well done for bearing with me this far!  As a reward (haha!) I am giving away the gorgeous Mermaid Lola digital image I used in my project.  All you have to do is  leave me a comment on this post and a winner will be announced on Monday 7th May! 

You can win more fantastic prizes by commenting on the other blogs in today’s hop, PLUS there are THREE Prizes up for grabs for commenters over at the Make it Crafty Store Blog.  The hop finishes on Sunday 6th May and winners will all be announced on Monday 7th May. 

MORE CANDY! If you check out THIS POST Zoe has another awesome prize pack up for grabs, available to people who subscribe to the blog via email.  Make sure you don’t miss out!

Your next stop on this fabulous hop is TRACY’S BLOG and I know she has something gorgeous to show you!

Full Hop List
Alyce – http://kitandclowder.blogspot.com/
Julie – http://www.stampwithjulie.com/
Delphine – http://delphinesplace.blogspot.com/
Barbara – http://forgottenscraps.blogspot.com.au/
Sandie – http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Elaine – special guest – http://quixoticcards.com/blog/
Tracy P – http://crafteezee.blogspot.com.au/
Debbie – http://www.debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/
Jane – http://janesboxofcolours.blogspot.com/
Zoe – http://makeitcrafty.com/crafts-blog/zoes-blog
Store Blog – http://www.makeitcrafty.com/store-blog/category/featured-products

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April Blog Hop – Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Time for the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release day hop!  This week we’ve shared previews of all the new stamps from Annie Rodrigue, Emilie Goulet and Cheryl Alger and now they are all available to buy!

** The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday 22nd April from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada (now!) or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie (after 9am GMT)! **

You can see the full hop list over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog if you are just joining us or if you are lost!  If you are already on the hop you should have hopped over here from ALICE’S BLOG.

As you know if you read yesterday’s post, I love the Wizard of Oz, so choosing the stamps to use for today’s card was a no-brainer!  I have used two of Annie Rodrigue’s new stamps – Scarecrow and Tin-Man.  This would be a fun friendship card or maybe a “just because” or birthday card for a Wizard of Oz fan.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Scarecrow and Tinman - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card. The designer paper is from the Echo Park For the Record pad, and the flourishes are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard.

That’s it from me!  Your next stop on the hop is Krafty Guest PEGGY’S BLOG.

 

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April Previews Day 1 – Playtime Lulu!

It’s that time again! The Krafty Girls are showing off previews of the latest Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release, and as always we have got some fantastic new images to share with you!

Today we are sharing peeks at the new set from Cheryl Alger – PLAYTIME LULU!  So cute, and we know you have been loving the adorable Lulu sets so far!

You can find out all of the Krafty Girls who have previews today by checking the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog.  Be sure to leave a comment at every stop as one lucky commenting stamper will win the new Playtime Lulu stamp set!

** The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday 22nd April from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie! **

On my card today I have used one of the adorable images from the set.  So cute!  These images lend themselves easily to clean and simple cards or more detailed creations.  They can be quick to colour up, or you can take more time and add a little extra detail.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Playtime Lulu - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Adorable!  The image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The designer paper is from one of my scrap boxes and I believe it was from Stampin’ Up.  The flower was die cut using a Magnolia Doohickey die, and the leaves behind it are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard – Round Leaves.

That’s it from me!  Join us again tomorrow for more peeks at the latest release!

Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

Elaine’s Magnolia World – An Altered Smash Journal

Hi folks!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.  Here in Dorset we stayed at home, caught up on some neglected chores, did a little more spring-cleaning and reorganising and generally relaxed.  A lovely peaceful weekend.  I’m not that sure that I am ready for normality to resume tomorrow, especially since it looks like it will be a busy day of packing orders!  I also need to find some time to upload some lovely new products to Quixotic Paperie, so watch out for new additions tomorrow evening.

You may have noticed recently that I have slowly cut down on a lot of my Design Team commitments.  Last year was crazy, and I need a little room to breathe!  I’m hoping that in the coming months I will be able to share more varied and creative projects as a result of shedding obligations and learning to say “no” (even when I really would love to join in with something).  Today I have the first fun “just for me” project to share!

Some of you may be aware that I have a stash of Magnolia Stamps products.  They were one of my first stamp obsessions, and although I haven’t inked any up for quite some time, I still have difficulty resisting them.  With my recent spring-cleaning/reorganisation efforts I have rediscovered my stamps and made them easier to access, so you will be seeing some Magnolia Stamps creations here and there (I’ll be sharing the new crafty organisation efforts in a post soon).

As much as I love to create them, I don’t actually send a lot of cards, or rather I don’t send a lot of cards to people who would appreciate most of the Magnolia Stamps images.  Sad but true!  So, since I love them and particularly love to create little scenes with them, I decided to create a fun keepsake project just for me.  When I rediscovered a SMASH journal I bought a few months ago, I decided this would be perfect as a book to house my Magnolia Stamps scenes.Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

The journal is also a perfect way to use the Magnolia Stamps papers I have been hoarding.  I hoard them because I love them, so what better way to use them than on a project for myself?

The scene was created using a couple of my favourite stamps – Hugo the Snail and Mushrooms with Snail – I have a few odd little obsessions, snail and mushroom/toadstool images happen to be among them.  I stamped the scene using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers (details below).  Then I cut the scene out using a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four Nestabilities die.Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

The papers are Magnolia, and the lace border is a Magnolia DooHickey Die.  I embellished the page with another favourite – Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard (coloured with a ShinHan Touch Twin marker), and also some stickers from an Echo Park kit.

Colouring Info:

As mentioned above, I coloured the scene with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers on my favourite paper for colouring with alcohol based markers – Make it Colour Blending Card.  I love the Make it Colour cardstock because it stands up to a lot of layering and blending.  Those tricky reds are less problematic for me than on other papers I have used, and so this scene was a joy to colour rather than frustrating.

Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - Marker Colour Map - www.quixoticcards.com

I am really thrilled that colouring and crafting are once again becoming a form of therapy for me, rather than a source of stress!  It’s the way it should be, and I highly recommend it. Thoroughly looking forward to sharing more Magnolia scenes and other fun!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge – Christmas Tag!

Today sees the start of another fantastic challenge over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge blog.  This week the challenge is to create a tag, or a card with a tag on it, and our lovely hostess is SANDIE, so you could win the yummy KKS stamp Sandie has featured on her make today!  Make sure you pop on over to the challenge blog to check out the other Krafty Girl creations, and of course to join in!

This tag actually marks the first of a set that I’ll be sharing over the Christmas holiday.  I always love checking out Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas, and seeing all the fantastic techniques on display.  I just never have the time (or by Christmas, the energy) to join in.  This year I wanted to create some fun keepsake decorations, so I decided to create 12 CUTE Tags of Christmas.  I’ll be sharing them over the next couple of weeks, here’s the first one!

On my tag I have used the gorgeous FELICITY, one of Annie Rodrigue’s stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (available direct from KKS HERE).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Felicity - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The designer papers and coordinating stickers are from the Echo Park Season’s Greetings 12 x 12 kit.  The chipboard snowflakes are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard.

That’s it for now!  I hope you’re almost finished with Christmas preparations and ready to enjoy the holiday.  I’m getting there!  Have a fantastic weekend, and I’ll be back on Monday with something else to share.

Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge TTC04

*** For my Victoria Case for SCACD Stamps release post please click >HERE< or scroll to the next post! ***

Today it’s my turn to share a card for the latest challenge over at the Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge Blog!  This time we have a colour challenge for you:

The challenge runs from October 24th – November 12th with a winner being announced on November 13th, so plenty of time to join in!

This month our sponsors are Impression Obsession, and I have had lots of fun working with their stamps, in particular the one I used today (see supply list at the end of the post)!

Impression Obsession - Pumpkin Stack - www.quixoticcards.com

The image was of course, coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Full details on the colours used in the pics below!  I stamped the image in a light colour, so that the lines disappeared as I was colouring.  Love the effect and it was certainly a bit of a challenge on this fairly detailed image!

ShinHan Touch Twin brush markers - www.quixoticcards.com

Impression Obsession - Pumpkin Stack - www.quixoticcards.com

Supply List:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Remember, to join in the challenge, you don’t need to use Touch Twin markers, whatever medium you like is fine, just make sure you use similar colours to those listed!