Penny Black – Garden Gems

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Hello! I hope this post finds you well. I am on spring break from school and I AM LOVING IT! Sleeping in, making cards, playing games with the kids…it is so good to stop and unwind from work.

Today I have a card for Penny Black that uses a technique that I have never tried before! I guess it is no-line colouring, but for me it was so good to get out the Prismacolor pencils and blend and play! This wasn’t a quick card to make, but I sure enjoyed the colouring process.

The stamp I used is the Penny Black Garden Gems rubber stamp. I stamped this is VersaFine Smoky Grey ink. The great thing about this stamp is that it shows the shading, so it helps me to know where to put the shadows and highlights.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Happy Critters stamp set and was white heat embossed onto some grey card stock.

Penny Black products used:
40-591 Penny Black Garden Gems
30-479 Penny Black Happy Critters 

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Garedn Gems and Happy Critter stamp sets

Card: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Plum card stock, Grey card stock

Ink: VersaFine Smokey Gray ink, Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils (Pomegranate 195, Process Red 994, Hot Pink 993, Dark Green 908, Peacock Green 907, Apple Green 912, Limepeel 1005, Spring Green 913, 90% Cool Grey 1067, Ginger Root 1084), White embossing powder, heat gun, anti-static powder bag, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today,

Marion

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Love You – Jane’s Doodles

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I am back with a card that I made for the Jane’s Doodles blog last week. And did you catch the VERY exciting news for Jane’s Doodles fans? I won’t spoil it – head here for my card and the announcement.

Today’s card was inspired by an advertisement I saw flipping through some junk mail recently. Inspiration is all around us.

Firstly, I die cut the large Love You letters (MFT dies) from masking paper and positioned them on the card (this was the most time consuming part of making the card – lining them up to be straight!). I then grabbed some hearts from various Jane’s Doodles sets (Monster Squad, Dogs and Love Birds) and got stamping around the letters using Distress Oxide inks (and one Memento Luxe ink). It was fun to peel away the masked letters to reveal the stamping. All that was left to do was stamp and colour the birds from the Love birds set and the sentiment and add them to my card.

I just love how it turned out – especially after adding those googly eyes!

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Love Birds, Dogs and Monster Squad stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Oxide ink – Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Memento Luxe ink – Morocco

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencils, MFT High rise Uppercase Die-namics dies, Cuttlebug, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Googly eyes, 3D mounting foam

Thanks for stopping by today. I am enjoying my summer holidays and have a few more weeks left until school starts again. I love holidays!

Marion

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Happy Birthday Kitty Cat

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I’m back with a card that I made for my husband for his birthday that was earlier this week. I’m not too good at producing masculine cards, so I went down the cutesy card path instead. Anyway, he liked his card, so that is all that matters right?

I stamped the cat and balloon from the Time to Celebrate stamp set onto a white panel and coloured it with a mixture of Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. I then masked off the cat and created my own cloud mask and sponged on some clouds using Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress ink. The sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set (I did a little bit of stamp surgery here). To finish off the card I covered the balloons in Glossy Accents to make them shine.


Penny Black products used:

Penny Black 30-414 Time to Celebrate stamp set
Penny Black 30-226 Kind Words stamp set

Supplies

Stamps: Penny Black Time to Celebrate and Kind Words stamp sets

Card: Xpress-It card stock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, VersFine Onyx black ink, Distress Inks – Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils, Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Fun Foam, Ink blending tool, Glossy Accents


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Marion

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Celebrate – Jane’s Doodles

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I had a post over on the Jane’s Doodle blog earlier this week and so I wanted to post it here as well. I used the Lily and the Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

I created a watercolour wash on teh background with my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. Once dry, I white heat embossed the flowers and the sentiment. To add a little more detail, I used a white Prismacolor pencil and shaded the flowers.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Lily and Birthday Wishes stamp sets

Card: X-Press It blending card

Ink: Versamark ink, Gansai Tambi watercolor paints

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Anti-static pillow, Heat tool, Fun foam, Broad paintbrush, Prismacolor pencil – white, Derwent Blender pencil

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Marion

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Thankful For You – Jane’s Doodles

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I’m back with a card that was up on the Jane’s Doodle blog earlier this week. I love the simplicity of the white heat embossing on the coloured card stock. I used two teal Prismacolor pencils and a Derwent blender pencil to add some subtle shading. The Jane’s Doodles sets I used are Lily and Thankful. Love them both.

Have you noticed I am also trying something new with my photography set up? I am no professional photographer, but I am loving all the flat stylised card photos I’m seeing around blogland of late, so I thought I would give it a try. I’m also trying out different locations around my new house that has the best natural light! This spot I found was just near my kitchen window. Who knows if I’ll be able to replicate it again next time!

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Lily and Thankful stamp sets

Card: Hero Arts Layering Paper – Pool

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Heat tool, Anti static pillow, Prismacolor pencils (2 shades of teal), Derwent blender pencil


I hope you can get some crafty time in today,

Until next time,

Marion

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Peace and Joy – Jane’s Doodles

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on my blog. Today I’m sharing a Jane’s Doodles tag using the Christmas Blessings stamp set.

Peace and Joy JD | Marion Vagg

Peace and Joy Tag JD | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles Christmas Blessings stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Hero Arts layering papers – Pine

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black, Versmark ink, Hero Arts – Pool, Tide

Other Supplies: Prismacolor pencilBamboo Leaves, Foam dimensionals, Black seed beads, Glosst Accents (to adhere beads), Paper Smooches tag die, Hole punch, Cuttlebug


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Marion

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