Wednesday, April 25, 2018

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge




Hi there! I'm back again today with another card for the  Wednesday Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things!







So for my card today, I used Summer Splash card stock and stamped the Bundle of Blossoms background stamp with Summer Splash ink. I then cut out a hexagon with the Stitched Hexagon STAX dies and blended some blue distress ink onto it. I adhered the background to an A2 size card base and added the hexagon with foam tape at the top and cut the top edge off flush with the card.



All of the images were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. They were adhered to the hexagon with foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with one of the Fishtail Flag dies.


Here is the sketch for this week if you'd like to play along!







You can find all of the details on the MFT Challenge blog!


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)






Monday, April 23, 2018

Neat & Tangled: Have Courage


Hi there! I have a card to share with you today featuring the beautiful Have Courage stamp set and Coordinating dies, from the Neat & Tangled April Release.


For the background I used Peerless watercolors and a large watercolor brush. I just took the brush and swiped my paint up from the bottom left corner. I didn't wet the paper first, it was more of a dry brush stroke and super easy to do.  I then colored the beautiful ginkgo image with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. I trimmed the background down to 5.25x 4 and mounted this to an A2 top folded white card base with foam tape. 


I then adhered the gingko image with foam tape as well. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock, cut it out with the banner die from the Scalloped dies, and added that across the bottom of the gingko with foam tape. I added a few sequins from the Peacock Feathers sequin mix to finish it up!

I hope you have enjoyed my card today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Altenew Blog Hop Winner

Hey there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! The weather is gorgeous here!

I just wanted to pop in and announce my winner from the April Altenew Blog Hop! Thank you so much for all of the lovely comments you all left for me on my cards! I read them all! Made my day!

And now the winner is...


Thank you so much Stef! I hope you enjoy your gift certificate!

Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 4/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from Kay Miller's Blog.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Kay :)


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders Blog Hop: Featuring Folk Art by Lene Lok





Hello friends! I'm excited to be joining Spellbinders today to showcase some of their new fabulous die designs! If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from the fabulous Debby Hughes!

 The cards I have made here were created with the new Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok.



My first card uses the Floral Mandala Die. I cut this out of Bristol Board card stock, then used Distress inks and a make up wedge to add the colors. I then spritzed it with water and added some splatters of the same colors.  I cut another one out of plain white card stock and layered them together before adhering to my card base, to create some dimension. 




I stamped the sentiments from Altenew on black card stock with Versa Mark ink, and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then adhered them on top of the Floral Mandala with foam tape.



For my second card, I used the Nordic Blooms Dies. I blended Distress inks onto some Bristol Board card stock in different colors, spritzed with water and sprinkled with some of the same diluted inks. I let this dry good, then cut the flowers and leaves out.  For the background I blended green Distress ink along the bottom for the grass and some blue along the top for the sky. 


I adhered the flowers to my card with foam tape. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and was heat embossed with white embossing powder and adhered with foam tape. 

You can find the whole Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok HERE!

Giveaways
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Your next stop on the hop is Julia Altermann

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Below is the complete hop order! Enjoy! :)


 Kay Miller <---- You are here :)







My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge: A Tweet Hello




Hi there! I'm back again today with another card for the  Wednesday Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things!





For my card today, I used the adorable new A Tweet Hello stamp set and coordinating Die-namics along with the new Die-namics Cloud Shaker Window and Frame from the April Release. I started by blending some distress inks onto a piece of Bristol Board card stock and then I cut that out with the Mini Scalloped Circle Die-namics. I glued this to my card base. I then cut out the Sun and added that over the scalloped circle with foam tape. I blended a bit of blue ink along the bottom of the could and layered that with the green leaves just under the sun. 



The sentient was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with the fishtail banner die. The birds and flowers were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and added with foam tape. 


Here is the sketch for this week if you'd like to play along!





You can find all of the details on the MFT Challenge blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Speech Bubbles


Hi there! I'm back for Day Six of the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week!

Today we are showcasing the new  Speech Bubbles dies, along with the new inks and cord!



My card today uses the new Speech Bubbles Dies along with an older set called Milk and Cookies. I used Festive Berries Distress ink for the background, and sprinkled with water. All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape.




I stamped the sentient on white card stock and cut it out with the medium sized Speech Bubbles Die, and adhered that with foam tape. 



Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see inspiration from the rest of the Lawn Fawn team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Mini Pop Up Butterflies




Hi there! I'm back for Day five of the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week!

Today we are showcasing Mini Pop Up Butterflies and Happy Happy Happy Add on Family.



For my card today, I used Distress inks for the background, followed by sprinkles of water, and then more of the same ink mixed with water. For the butterflies, I also used Distress inks. I blended a whole piece of Bristol Board with different Distress inks, then speckled with water, let that dry, and cut the butterflies out. I added tiny white card stock centers to each one. 



The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder. I cut these out with the Everyday Sentiment banner dies, and added them with foam tape. The butterflies were added with foam tape as well. To finish it off, I added some white dots around the butterflies with acrylic paint. 


Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see inspiration from the rest of the Lawn Fawn team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)