Monday, December 29, 2014

{Neat & Tangled} Design Team Announcement

I'm so thrilled to announce that I'm joining the Neat & Tangled Design Team for 2015! Danielle is revealing the new team this week on the Neat & Tangled Blog so be sure to stop by and leave some love for each of the design team members. I'm honoured and humbled to be part of this stellar group of designers!

One of my favourite Neat & Tangled stamp sets is Origami Map by Miriam Prantner. I stamped the map twice, first with grey archival ink behind the vellum layer. Then I stamped it a second time with black archival ink and heat embossed the thought bubble (or cloud) from Just Thinking of You.

I watercoloured the area inside the cloud with Gansai paints, allowing the blue area to dry before adding green shades so the colours didn't pool together. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and trail leading up to the thought bubble before sewing the vellum panel to the larger map panel.

Finally, I trimmed and adhered the coloured cloud to the white panel, making sure the pieces lined up with the larger map. The entire panel was attached to the card base with foam tape.

I look forward to sharing more Neat & Tangled projects with you!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

{Crafts for Kids Video} My Christmas Surprise!

I'm so excited and proud to present the card and video my husband and son made for me. Last weekend, I was shooed out of my studio so they could work on it. Well, what can I say?! This is simply the best Christmas gift ever!!

Long-time followers of my blog already know that my husband makes cards for me on special occasions. I love that he does this (visit his album in my Splitcoast Gallery)! Actually, he knows it's a must. Heehee. When I suggested that he make one on video this Christmas, he was a bit hesitant. After some time, he decided to brave it, with Damian acting as his creative director.

I love how my husband used Damian's artwork, as well as the logo from LEGO® Legends of Chima™, as inspiration for his card. He used a Copic multi-liner and stencil to create the snowflake. The penguins and accessories are from Arctic Penguins (+ Creative Cuts) and the sentiment is from Jolly and Merry, both from Mama Elephant.

Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤