Distress Ink Two Ways

Any occasion, Cards, Challenges

Welcome! It’s time for another Colour Me! challenge post. This week the challenge is to create a project using a mossy green.

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As I’ve mentioned before, the Colour Me! challenge colours are based on Stampin’ Up! colours. I personally don’t own very much SU! product, so I choose supplies in my stash that most closely match. In this case, I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. You can watch my video tutorial below, or on my YouTube channel.

I created a fun hillside background for my bear by applying the Distress Ink in an uneven way for a more dimensional effect. I also used some mica-based eye shadow to rub into the Distress Ink while it was still wet. I found this powder at my Dollar Tree and use it as a great substitute for Perfect Pearls.

For my cloudy background, I used my favorite embossing paste alternative–acrylic caulking–and a stencil that I cut using my Silhouette Portrait machine.

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The Colour Me designers are sharing a whole bunch of projects that will have you seeing green–

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Until next time,

julia

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Father’s Day Card using Lawn Fawn

Cards, Challenges, Father's Day Cards

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I created for the Colour Me! challenge. I have some exciting news to share about the Challenge so make sure to check back soon for the big reveal. In the meantime, the challenge this week is create a project using red and navy.

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The colours seemed perfect for a father’s day card so that’s what I created. I wanted to create a custom card just for my Dad so I used stamps from Lawn Fawn to create my greeting.

You could easily use this idea and tailor the definition to your Dad. My biggest tip for stamping your own greeting is to draw some lines (in pencil) to guide the stamping and ensure everything is straight. Because this is a one layer card with the greeting as the major focal point, I figured that if I didn’t get things lined up, it would be pretty obvious. I stamped each letter individually, but if you’re patient, you could also line up each word on your acrylic block and stamp it that way.

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After finishing the greeting, I felt like the card needed a little something more so I stamped two monsters peeking out from the bottom of the card and coloured them in using my Prisamacolor Pencils.

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That’s all for today. Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me Challenge #65 – You’re Earresistible with Lawn Fawn

Cards, Challenges, Easter

Have you been fooled yet today? Someone always seems to get me each year when April 1st rolls around. Well good news, no tricks on the z² blog today!

This week the Colour Me Challenge is to create a project using sky blue, and neutrals.

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I created a silly Easter card for my project using some supplies and techniques that I’ve been experimenting with recently–mixing stamps to create a single image, and using speciality media, in this case, faux suede. To be honest, this is one of those projects that I like the idea, but I don’t love the final project. Time wasn’t on my side this week, so I decided just to run with it and share the card anyway.

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The You’re Earresistible sentiment from the Eggstra Special Easter set inspired this card. I thought it would be funny to create a little bunny parade with a dog trying to join the fun and sneak in “undercover” with big bunny ears. I combined stamps from Lawn Fawn (Critters at the Dog Park, and Eggstra Special Easter) to create my undercover pup. If you’re curious about this technique, I recently posted another video where I go in to more detail about how I do it. You can see the blog post and video here.

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Make sure to visit the other designers for more blue inspiration. I got a sneak peek at this week’s creations and they are just oozing with inspiration–

Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me Challenge #64 – Easter Shaker Card with Lawn Fawn

Cards, Challenges, Easter

Welcome! This week the Colour Me challenge incorporates four(!) colours: two shades of red, a teal, and a turqoise.

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When my card has to be extra (eggstra…) colourful, I tend to use each colour quite sparingly. This card is no exception. I combined several patterned papers to paper piece and create an Easter themed shaker. Since the four colours are similar in tone, I was able to find plenty of paper in my stash that fit the bill. Almost all of the supplies I used were from Lawn Fawn. Make sure to check out my video tutorial to see how I made this week’s card.

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Thanks so much for dropping by this week! Hope to see you back here again soon!

julia

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Colour Me Challenge #63 – You’re My Type

Any occasion, Cards, Challenges

Welcome! This week the Colour Me…! challenge kind of stumped me until I went back home to Ottawa to visit my family and was given some new crafting goodies as a belated birthday gift. The stamps inspired me immediately, so the moment I got home, I got to work. This week the challenge is to create a project using blue, yellow, and beige. CMCC63 I usually start a card with a quick sketch, but in this case just let my mojo flow. Along with the Typewriter stamp set, I picked out supplies that worked with the colour pallete and got to work.

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Thanks so much for dropping by this week! Make sure to visit the other designers for some more inspiration–

& March’s marvelous guest designer, Joyce Mehrberg

  Until next time,

julia

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