Friday, September 5, 2014

Emboss Resist for The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Sara is challenging us to use the emboss resist technique. I haven't used this technique in ages so I was really looking forward to it.

 

I started with a piece of Whisper White CS and stamped The Newborn King and embossed it in white embossing powder. Then I sponged/shadded the trees with Pear Pizzazz, the sky with Lost Lagoon, the ground with Crumb Cake and behind manger with Hello Honey. I was a bit concerned about how this was going to look, but in the end I was pretty happy with it.

The two strips of DSP on the left side are from the All is Calm Specialty DSP pack, which I love. The sentiment was punched out with the 2" circle punch (btw, if you think you don't need any more circle punches and you're going to pass on the new 2" circle punch... think long and hard!! I find it indispensable.)

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project using the "Sketch"
  2. Create a project with "Emboss Resist"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create an "Emboss Resist project with the above Sketch"

Thanks fot stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: The Newborn King
Paper: Lost Lagoon CS, Whisper White CS, All is Calm DSP, Silver Foil Sheets
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey
Embellishments: Rhinestones
Tools: 2" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Sponges

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Daffodil Delight for Colour Me...!

Weee, it's that time of the month again - Monochromatic week!! I love Monochromatic week at Colour Me...!. I'm always so fascinated to see how so many people can use the same colour and have the projects look so different.


I've been wanting to try the stained glass technique with the Blendabilities for a while now, and finally got tried it out on this card. 

I brayered the background in Daffodil Delight. The flowers were embossed with White on a piece of vellum and then cut out. The back of the vellum was coloured with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and then popped up on the background.

Though faint, the sentiment reads "With Sympathy".

Check out the challenge this week and be sure to pop over and see what the rest of the Design Team has created, and say hello to our Featured Designer for September!


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Digital Project Life for MDS Monday!

This week at MDS Monday, Heidi has us getting creative with Project Life. I had a lot of fun with the first challenge we did like this, and I was happy to try it again.

I did a two-page layout this week for our trip to Merickville. It was just a short day trip to a small town about an hour from us, but it was so much fun!



When we asked Jacks what his favourite part of the day was, he said watching the boats go through the locks. When we asked Hunter, he said eating Ice Cream, haha. Either way, it was a great day and I still have more pictures that I haven't included here!


Swing on by the MDS Monday challenge blog and check out the challenge for this week, have a peek at the DT creations, AND, welcome some new members to our design team; Yapha, Jeanna and Anita!



Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox


Friday, August 29, 2014

Shake it up for The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Lisa is our host and is challenging us to create a shaker card with an animal. I love shaker cards!


My "animal" is the sweet little red cardinal sitting on the tree.

Check out the cool new stamp set from the Holiday catalogue (which was just released yesterday!) that I used on my card this week.



Here's this challenge this week:

  1. Create a Project using "Animals"
  2. Create a "Shaker card" project
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Shaker card with an Animal"
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

More digital Christmas cards for Colour Me...!

Yes, Christmas card-making is in full swing here at the Bourgoin residence. I can't stop myself!

For this week's Colour Me...! challenge (Marina Mist, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette), I whipped up another digital card. I'll be printing these off next month, so I want to get as many done as I can :)


This time around I went with a "winter" theme instead of Christmas.

Check out the challenge this week, and be sure to stop by the blog to check out the awesome projects by the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bokeh technique for The Friday Mashup!

Over at The Friday Mashup, Holly has a super fun technique for us. I had never seen it before, and it looks super cool. Be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the Design Team did - all fabulous!


I started with a piece of watercolour paper and did a wash of Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Soft Sky. In hindsight, Soft Sky may have been to light for this technique, but it was all a big learning process! Next, I made myself a mask using different sized circle punch cut outs. I sponged white Craft ink.

The cute little houses are from the new Holiday catty, which is going live very, very soon (I promise)! There are so many amazing goodies in there that I don't even know what to do with them all.

The second part of the mashup challenge was to use die cuts. I thought I had ordered the bundle for this fab stamp set, but when I search my box (and then my order slip, and then the actual order) I realized I hadn't. So let's pretend the houses were die cut, because they could have been ;)

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project with the "Bokeh Technique"
  2. Create a project with "Die Cuts"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Bokeh project using a Die Cut"

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Colour Me... Christmas-y!

Well, I did it... I started my digital Christmas cards! I make a lot of traditional paper Christmas cards by mailing time, but it's also nice to have some digital ones printed out just in case. You never know what kind of Christmas card emergency might pop up!


The background is the Decorative Dots 'embossing folder' in Crisp Cantaloupe. I love it embossing folder form, and I love it in digital form as a soft background. It felt like falling snow! For the main panel, I knew I wanted to go for an ombre effect... to give the illusion of snow building up on the ground (I'm sorry, I can't believe I'm talking like this in the middle of summer). The ombre was done in Calypso Coral, starting at the bottom with the first panel being 100% opacity and each one after that I would drop the opacity by 15%. 

Check out the challenge this week and please stop by Colour Me...! to see all the lovely creations from the rest of the Design Team. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox