Thursday, November 1, 2018

Reindeer conversations

Have you ever wondered what little reindeer are often up to ?...well sometimes they meet up and have reindeer conversations... about peppermint, candy canes, cakes, gingerbread houses, presents, hot cocoa and lots more.....

Hello again and welcome to another sweet cherry design for the Merry Little Christmas Blog. Today I am adding some more sweetness with these cute adorable reindeer images from CC Designs

This reindeer christmas card shows how to put together a festive scene with different products. For this card, I used stamps and dies from CC designs, Art Impressions and Sizzix. From CC Designs we have Reindeer Games, Christmas wreath stamp and die set from Art Impressions and Stamps and dies from Sizzix Holiday Shadow Box.

To colour the images I used Copic and blick markers in the following colours

R27, R35, R43, YR04, E15, E13, E11, E00, B02, B00, LEAF GREEN AND CHARTREUSE

The wreath was die cut using the matching die from the Christmas Wreath set by Art Impressions while I cut the reindeer using a pair of scissors. From the Sizzix Shadow box set I used the word die 'Christmas' and cut it out of some red glitter cardstock, I also selected the slope and the banner die and cut the shapes out of white cardstock.

Here is the card again

Hope you like this card and please check out the other designers at the Merry Little Christmas Blog. Have a sweet cherry day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

3D Circles, Distressed Rainbow and Copic markers with Stamplorations

Hi there and welcome to another episode at Sweet Cherry Cards and another exciting Stamplorations bloghop with some wonderful designers.. Right now the citizens of my country , Trinidad and Tobago, are unfortunately experiencing flood conditions with some having lost everything including their homes and for that I am sad so these are dedicated to them and the hardworking first responders and other volunteers as we look forward to a brighter day!.

Today I am featuring 3 cards with different techniques. The first card shows 3 D circles, the second is a rainbow coloured theme and the 3rd is simply coloured with copic markers. Enjoy!

3D Circles

This 3D Circle card is a very simple technique but delicate as it requires several layers of colour to get the right effect.
For this technique I used watercolour hot pressed paper and distress inks in the colours frayed burlap, twisted citron, mowed lawn, fossilized amber and mustard seed. The fun Stamplorations "Imagine" Clear Stamp Set was very appropriate for this technique as the words in this set go so well together. Using the word 'imagine' as the focus word, I arranged the other phrases around it.

Using a nest of circle dies, I selected the largest one for the word 'Imagine' and then fitted the remaining phrases within the smaller circles. Using a pencil I drew on the inside of each circle, overlapping them with the main circle for the word 'Imagine'. I lightly erased the circles and then began painting.

After the first coat dried, I stamped the words using Memento Rich Cocoa.
I then added 3 layers of distressed ink until I had the desired 3D effect

The background was layered on green cardstock, accented with grey and white paper and embellished with baker's twine.

Card #2
Colours of the Rainbow

This is a bright fun card..very summery or some would say tropical. In this card I am using Stamplorations 'Tropical Drink' stamp hence the reason I selected such vibrant colours.

The image was stamped and embossed with white embossing powder and then coloured using distressed inks in mustard seed, spiced marmalade, twisted citron,mermaid lagoon,pickled strawberry.

To further enhance the image, I coloured the background using mustard seed and twisted citron.

The completed artwork was matted onto bright summery papers. The die cut words Birthday wishes was cut out of vellum and glitter glue was added to it.

Copic and Coffee makes for a great combination

This is such a sweet card. The lovely stamp used was Stamplorations 'Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket' Stamp. Being a coffee drinker I naturally love this stamp. I also love my copic markers.

The markers used were Y13, Y21, Y19, Y35, YG17, E18, E15, YG09, E13, E11, E00, R20, R000, G21, C01, G00, 100.
I started with the donuts first which was being coloured in the lightest colours.

After the donuts, I coloured the cups in light browns, dark browns and black.

I finished up the with the yellows and greens as I coloured the sunflowers and the basket.

The 'Thank You Mocha Much ' is from the same stamp set and they were embossed in green on green paper and embellished with baker's twine, some gems. The completed coloured image was cut out and placed on bright yellow cardstock.

Hope you like all of the cards today and please stop by the other designers on the Stamplorations Blog Hop. Have a Sweet Cherry Day!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Loosely painted roses, one stamp background and no line colouring with colour pencils

Hi all and what an exciting blog I have for you today. These are my first projects as guest designer for Stamplorations and I cant wait to show them to you.

The projects showcase different techniques or styles that you can use for cardmaking. The first one is called loosely painted roses..which is one of my favourite style of painting. I love the way the brush strokes are relaxed and I really get to let go as I paint the image.

PROJECT#1- Loosely painted roses

For this card, I first masked the middle of the card front with a post it note. Then using Stamplorations Radiant Roses I stamped the image 4 times ensuring that the large rose was positioned at each corner of the square. After stamping each corner, I removed the post-it note and began painting the image with distress inks by Ranger. Colours used were Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap, Candied Apple, Scattered Straw.

Once I completed painting the flowers, I then stamped the masked off area with the Stamplorations Imagine stamp set. I chose the message 'Power to Imagine ' I then added a border of black and white twine, which was wrapped 3 times in the shape of a square  and adhered with mini glue dots.
For effect I adhered the card front to a black background with a pretty die cut stitched border. Here is another look at the card again.

PROJECT#2- No line colouring with Prismacolor Colour Pencils

This gorgeous card features the Stamplorations Christmas Candles- Large .

The image was stamped with Memento Dandelion ink and coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Colour Pencils used


Starting with the candles I used a light pressure to add the deepest colours to the candle and from there I continued to apply heavier pressure until I achieved the desired effect. For the candle I added a touch of red and green to make the cream candle a little more festive.

Now to colour the leaves I decided to outline all of the leaves in brown so I could see them better and colour them a lot easier.

Here is the completed colouring with a few berries added in. I added the glow of the candles by colouring just off the image of the flame.

 I wanted to emphasise the yellow tones of the card, so I added a gold frame around the image and glued it onto a white card front. Here is another look at it.

PROJECT#3- One stamp background

For my 3rd project I did a card with Painted diecut words framed on a stamped background.

This was a little more intricate than the first , requiring multiple steps. First I did an all over stamped backgound using a stamp from Stamplorations Christmas bell Medley and coloured with Ranger's distress inks-Faded Jeans, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint and Broken China.

Next step was the words Peace Love Joy from Stamplorations. Using the same four distress inks for harmony, I did a wash of those colours and die cut the words from it. I drew a light border in pencil to work out the area I needed to paint for the cut out.

Once the words were cutout I embellished them with glitter and added them to a strip of white cardstock with spashed on distress inks. This was adhered to the background and blue adhesive gems were sprinkled all over the card and for fun I added a strip of green glitter cardstock.

Hope you love the cards and I look forward to seeing you back here at Sweet Cherry Cards where every day begins with a smile. Dont forget to participate in the blog hop that this blog is linked to for your chance to win a Gift Coupon worth $15 to spend at the Stamplorations store.

Have a Sweet Cherry Day!