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Ink Smooching Mermaid (video)

Hello team craft-a-lot!

i’m not sure if you have noticed, but i’m trying real hard to make more edited videos. To be honest, ever since changing away from my macbook its been a real struggle. It just takes so long to edit. But i *think* i’m getting in the swing of things….. please say i haven’t jinxed myself! LOL

In today’s video I am making an ink smooched background with my distress inks and oxides. I’m using the Mermaid for you stamp set from Lawn Fawn along with some images from the Life is Good set. I love how they coordinate together.

I am also creating a two-tones sentiment which brings in the yellow and peach colours that i have in my scene. The MISTI tool makes this super duper easy! I love it! I also added a sweet ‘with love’ sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings set.

For the water background i used my distress inks and for the sea bed i used the oxide. I love that there is a more chalky finish with the oxides- i think it kinda makes it look more ‘sandy’. 🙂

This girl really needed some sparkle, so i covered her tailfin with stickles. Just look at that shine! ohhh pretty!

I totally got a smudge on my card… but never fear, nothing that can’t be easily covered by a little sequin or too! teehee!

Here’s the full video. Please watch and i hope you enjoy it. Feel free to leave me a little comment to encourage me to make more edited videos if that what you would like to see. I guess my live streams have made me a little lazy!

Happy Crafting!

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Hello crafty friends,

I have a video today on how I made an Easter card with four different shaker panels. This card was inspired by an oval die that was in the MFT Tree-mendous die set – i thought it looked like an Easter egg!  Take a look!

I do love an interactive card, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to create something bright, colourful and full of Heffy Doodle goodness!  These Honey Bunny Boo stamp sets have been a big hit so far, and they are perfect for Easter cards when combined with the Easter Heffy Cuts die.

Scroll on down to watch the video, and please feel free to leave me a comment.

thanks for hopping by. Happy Crafting!

Lesley x

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Dies
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Dies
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Multi Glue
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Acetate
Acetate
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Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies
Heffy Doodle Clover Frames Dies
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Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo Stamps
Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo Stamps
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Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo Dies
Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo Dies
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Heffy Doodle Easter - Heffy Cuts
Heffy Doodle Easter – Heffy Cuts
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Hey guys,
I knew that i wouldn’t be able to do a YouTube live this Friday as it’s Piper’s birthday, so figured I would do one tonight…..turns out my computer had a different idea. When I turned it on, it automatically started an update, and then crashed right in the middle of it.

Well…. I couldn’t go back on my word, so instead of a YouTube live, Craig and I quickly set up the phone so we can do an Instagram LIVE. So it would be much lower picture and sound quality, but at least it was something. The real bummer is that once its gone, its pretty much gone. Sorry for those who didn’t catch it Live, i know lots of you like to watch the videos on replay.

Anyway, here’s my card. I wanted to play with watercolours, and i wanted a soft rainbow feel. I reached for my dragon stamps from MFT. Cuteness!

These cuties live up in the sky, so they are sitting amidst a floor of fluffy clouds. I embossed one panel with a swiss dots embossing folder to add some texture. I wanted to keep the colours soft, so the loose watercolour technique worked well. It does mean that some of the colour bled outside the lines, but i still think its cute.

I added a palace on a cloud from the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows set, i thought it worked well with my scene.

This card is for Piper’s best friend Sophia who turns 7 next week. Piper thinks she is going to LOVE it!

To finish up, I embossed the greeting with liquid platinum embossing powder from ranger and added some nuvo jewl drops. Turns out that i don’t have any green or blues…. tut tut! I think I may have to fix that! 🙂

Thanks for taking a look, and i hope to have the computer back to life for this Friday’s Come Craft With Me LIVE session. Keep an eye on Instagram, if there are any changes I will give a shout out.

see you then, until next time HAPPY CRAFTING

lesley

 

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