CS Take It Make It: Watercoloring with Inks

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for June.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Lets Get Inky!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use more then one type of ink on your project (ink pads, ink sprays, stains, acrylic inks, etc.)  Or more then one color of ink on your project…and don’t forget to include stamping somewhere too!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Truth (CS Take It Make It)

My new Alex and Ani Art Infusion Feather bracelet is the inspiration for my card this week. When I saw this bracelet, I knew I had to have it.  Its purple and the feather was so pretty.  I immediately wanted to make a card that represented my bracelet.

I stamped the feather from Papertrey Ink What the Doodle: Feather Mini Stamp Set using Versafine Ink.

Then I sprinkled Colorbox Sterling Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Then I used Distress Ink Seedless Preserve to watercolor the feather and the card. I heat set the card then colored more ink on top give the different saturation of this pretty purple color.

Once the card dried, I stamped the sentiment using Concord and 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set using Versafine Black Ink.

The feather represents Truth, Light, and Virtue!!

“Keep Your Heart Light” is what the motto!

So what do you think? I love how this card turned out.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for June: PaperArtsy!

paperartsy

bottles

Prize: 5 bottles of Infusions

Infusions are water soluble particles with 2 components: dye color pigment suitable for paper/ fabric, mixed with Walnut Stain. The color powder particles dissolve faster than the walnut crystals, so you can control the color-to-brown stain ratio!

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Color Chart Reference

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

PTI What the Doodle FeatherSophisticated Script heavyweight cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

The Ton Spring 2016 Blog Hop

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Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited today.  I was asked to participate in The Ton’s Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop!!!  Yayyyyyy!!

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I was totally siked when Effie reached out to me and asked if I would like to hop along with her team.  I jumped at the opportunity to work with her fabulous team.

Enough about my excitement, lets get started on this hop!! If you arrived here from the talented Eunji blog then you are on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to start at the beginning, The Ton blog, as to not miss any of the amazing projects!

I’ve created two cards for this awesome hop.

Card Number One:

Happy Birthday (ton outside)

When I first saw this Bokeh Burs Star stamp set, I fell in love.  Such a pretty stamp set with so many things that you can do with it.

I knew it would look super pretty embossed with some distress inks blended on top.

Here is how this card was created:

  1. Stamp the image using Versamark ink in the center of the Recollection White Heavyweight cardstock.
  2. Apply Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamp image and heat set. This will resist the ink that will be added on top.
  3. Lay your card flat on your table and start applying your first distress ink Mustard Seed.  Tap off before you apply your first coating of ink.
  4. Then blend the next color, Spiced Marmalade, to create a pretty blend between the two colors.
  5. Next blend the last color, Festive Berries, to create a contrast between the other colors.  Together all three of them are amazing.
  6. Make sure you cover all of the white embossing powder with the distress ink so that everything pops.
  7. Now you can stamp the sentiment in the center of the star using Versafine Ink for a clear, crisp impression.
  8. To finish the front of the card off, add several Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin randomly.

I hardly ever stamp the inside of my cards.  I decided that this card would totally rock, with a sentiment on the inside.

Happy Birthday (ton inside)

Use Versafine ink again to stamp the sentiment for a crisp, clear impression.

What do you think?  Isn’t this set fabulous!! I think so!!

Card Number Two:

hello (ton)

Isn’t this just fabulous!!  This stamp set is called Brushed Hello.  I love everything about this card.  From the background to the “HELLO” sentiment. Everything about this card screams BOLD!!!  I love it.

Here is how to create this card:

  1. Tape down the Clarity Stencil to the cardstock so that it lays flush over the paper.
  2. Select two-three colors to blend.  The colors used above Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon.
  3. Use the Clarity Stencil Brushes to blend the colors over the stencil.
  4. Check out the video below on how I achieved that look. Its a 5 minute video from start to finish in real time.

  1. Trim the blended cardstock down to the desired size.
  2. Stamp the Hello sentiment from the Brushed Hello stamp set using Versafine Black Ink. Then stamp another sentiment if you like.
  3. Add rhinestones to finish the card front off.
  4. Adhere the card front to your cardbase using Tombow Stamp Runner Adhesive. 

Finished!!  What do you think?  I love both cards using both of these stamp sets.  Such a great way to bring in Spring!!

Let me know what you think below!!  I would love to hear from you.

Your next stop on this hop is the super talented Mayline!!  You will want to see what she has come up with.

Giveaway!!

What is a blog hop without giveaway!!! In order to qualify for one of the three $25 gift codes to The Ton’s online store, you must leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop.  The comment period will close on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all of the blogs.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup:

The Ton
Ruby Naz
Lisa Harrolle
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Virginia Lu
Keeway Tsao
Amy Tsuruta
Emily Midgett
Laura Sterckx
Vera Yates
Laurel Beard
Enuji Jung
Kymona Tracey ← you are here
Mayline Jung

You will not be disappointed!!  Have fun hopping!!

Supplies:

 

  Bokeh Bur Star Hero Arts Clear Embossing PowderRecollections White Heavyweight Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins IMG_6249 Stamp Runner Dot AdhesiveRecollections Black HeavyweightClarity BrushesClarity Stencil Leafy Swirl

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

How to Blend Colors for the Sparkle and Shine Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Sparkle and Shine Challenge!!!  How exciting is this!!! 

Since its the first of the month, its time for our new challenge!!!

Here is the inspiration photo that guided us this time around:

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Now take a look at my card:

Enjoy (S&S)

I love how this card turned out.  These colors are awesome together.

Here is how I blended these colors to created this card:

I gathered all of my supplies. I used the Distress Ink Kits 13 and Kit 14, My Favorite Things Stencil Circle Burst, Ink Blending Tool, Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy, Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

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Then I started inking in the middle with the Distress Ink Abandon Coral.

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Next in line was Distress Ink Fossilized Amber. I took my time and tried to blend the colors with ease.

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After that, was Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio. Always moving in a circular motion.

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Moving right along, up next is Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon.

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Now its time for the big reveal.

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Super cool effect!

Then I used Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die and cut out 4 enjoy’s.  I glued them together and adhered it to the front of the card.

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment and finished the card off with a couple of Stampin’ Up! rhinestones.

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Nice and easy!! Perfect blending of colors.

Wait before I go, I was asked to show this same effect using the Clarity Brushes.

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I posted my comparison on Instagram a couple of weeks ago when I created this card.  You can find it here on Instagram.

What do you think?

Now its your turn to give this challenge a try!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile Stamps!!

Create A Smile Badge

The winner of this challenge will receive a $25 gift card to their online store and will be asked to be our Guest Designer for the next month.

Supplies used:

Mini Ink Blending ToolRecollections White Heavyweightcircle burst stencil painted enjoyWink of Stella clear Basic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveDistress Ink Mini 13  Distress Ink Mini 14Clarity Brushes

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for February.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Text Me!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in your projects. Any language, any style. Old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers.. whatever you can find! … The ‘text’ part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps…. think backgrounds!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Hello (TIMI)

I am in love with this card!  I love how stamped image looks on top of the text paper.  Beautiful.  I have to try this technique again.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I cut my card base out of Recollection Black Cardstock.
  2. Then I cut retired Stampin’ Up! DSP to the size of the card base.
  3. After that I stamped Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold and the Happy hello sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.
  4. Then I used the huge flower from Simon Say Stamp/Winnie and Walter Big Bloom Stamp set.
  5. I used one Copic R46 marker to color the flower in.
  6. To add color to the DSP, I used Distress Ink Vintage Photo to add color to the edges of the card.
  7. To finish the card off, I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops.

So what do you think? I’m in love, are you?

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for February: A Sprinkle Of Imagination

The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

Wait!!  Wait!!  I have more: ASOI are also offering an extra 10% off for my blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P. 

Tell me that isn’t good!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightBig Bold HappyVintage Photo Distress InkBlack Gumdrops MFT Hybrid Black Ink

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

CASology 180 – Open

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Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Cue Card just for you!!  

This week’s cue card is :

Week 180 - Open

Take a look at my card:

Tree hugs (CAS)

Are you wondering what my card has to do with our cue card?  Everything!!  Trees are out in the “OPEN”!!  They bear the weather, animals climbing on them, power lines running through them and people curving on them; and yet they still stand strong and tall!!

I love this Tree Hugs stamp set from Concord and 9th.  The trees look so life like.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I used Recollection White cardstock and created a standard A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50, scored at 4.25.
  2. Then I stamped the tree image three times using Versamark ink.
  3. After that, I lightly inked up the side of the trees with Distress Ink Old Paper with a blending tool and a mask.
  4. Then I stamped the sentiments from the same set using Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink. I doubled stamp one of the hearts and BFF because carving in trees are as clean cut as we would like.

I absolutely love how this card turned out.  I can’t wait to make another one.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment below letting me know.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

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Our Guest Designer this week:

Rachel

Our Sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online!

Supplies used:

 Tree Hugs Recollections White HeavyweightOnyx Versafine InkDistress Ink Old PaperReal Red Classic Ink

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Dies – October 2015 Release

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Hello everyone!!  I’m Top Dog Dies Wednesday and their October 2015 Release!!

This one is a good one.  You’re going to love these dies!

Take a look:

TDD Polar Bear Die SetTDD Penguin Die SetTDD Cardinal Die SetTDD Snowman Die SetTDD Pocket Page Winter Die SetTDD Snowflake Mosaic Die Set

Don’t you just love these dies!!!

Check out a couple of cards I created using three of these sets:

All you need is love 2 (TDD)

TDD Supplies:  Top Dog Die Polar Bear Die Set

Other Supplies: Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp Set, Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper, Ranger Distress Glitter and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Baby its cold outside2 (TDD)

TDD Supply: Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together Stamp Set, Ranger Distress Glitter,  The Ton Holiday LyricsMy Favorite Things Hybrid Ink and Distress ink Chip Sapphire and Salty Ocean

You're My Favorite (TDD)

TDD Supplies: Top Dog Dies Cardinal Die Set

Other Supplies: Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp Set, Copic Markers, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Supplies:

ME Smitten Stamp Setholiday lyrics Distress Glitter Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper TobogganTogether MFT Hybrid Black Ink Copic Markers Chipped SapphireSalty Ocean mini

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

~Kymona

CASology 154 – Repeat

Hello everyone!! It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back with another Cue Card for you!!

This week’s cue card had me doing things over and over again!  This cue card should produce some interesting sorts of cards!!  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

This week’s cue card:

Week 154 - Repeat

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (CAS)

I’ve been dying to use this stamp set from Mama Elephant its called Sunday Stroll and Sunday Sentiments!!  I’ve seen all of the beautiful cards with this set and wanted to join in!

Since our cue card is repeat, I decided to repeat the little girl, its triplets!!  So cute!!

Oh man, I should have had them holding hands, that would have been super cute too, LOL.  All after the fact, LOL!!

In any case, I blended Distress Ink Mowed Lawn to the bottom of my card.  Then I stamped my image 3 times using my Misti.  I colored them in with Copic Markers: E15, E02, E00, C1, C3, C5, R24.  I add Clear Wink of Stella to their hats.  I stamped my sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink. I rounded the top two corners.

Done!!  That was easy!!

Now its your turn!!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Design-Team

Gillian Ross

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:

Cat

Our Sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs.

Supplies used:

SUNDAY STROLLSUNDAY SENTIMENTS Misti Copic Markers MFT Hybrid Black InkMowed Lawn

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona