Monday, February 11, 2019

Ooh La La

My husband is going to be in Paris over Valentine's Day (and I will be in New Jersey supervising teenagers), so I made him this card which he can put in luggage and open over there.  I wish I had a better image to post but the weather outside is horrible and I have a cold so this is what I have.



I am entering this into the Your Next Stamp Challenge #107 to use die cuts which can be found here and linking this up to the Daily Marker Coloring challenge which can be found here.

I used the Your Next Stamp "Clink" and "Ooh La La" stamp sets and colored the glasses with copic markers. The papers are from Provo (very old) and Echo Park.

In case you are wondering, my husband will come home with some nice wine for me.

Thanks for looking!
Louise

Monday, January 21, 2019

Party like a Pineapple

I got this fun new pineapple-themed stamp set from Your Next Stamp and made this cure birthday card:


The paper is the South Pacific set for Basic Grey which I have been hoarding but had to break into it for this. The images are colored with copic markers.  This card is entered into challenge #105 "Let's see smiles at YNS which you can find here

I made another pineapple for the inside.


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

La Gomera

Here is a layout about La Gomera in the Canary Islands.


I used Quick Quotes Navigator collection, Kaisercraft Nautical stamp/die set, inks from Memento and Quick Quotes, enamel accents from Wendy Vecchi, glitter letters from Recollections, glitter washi from AC, and enamel dots from Scrapbook Expo.

This is my entry into Lasting memories challenge #428 to use enamel dots, bling, etc.

Thanks for stopping by!

Louise

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Scenes from Madrid

We missed our flight connection and ended up have to spend a day in Madrid before we could fly out the next day. We actually had a really nice day, so I'm glad it happened. Here is my layout of our day in Madrid.



This is my entry to Lasting Memories challenge #427 to use at least 3 patterned papers. (I used 4)
I used Kaisercraft Memory Lane collection. I made the flowers using HFC stamps and dies and copic markers. I used a pagemps sketch that was posted on ACOT.

Thanks for looking!

Louise

Friday, December 28, 2018

Adventure Awaits with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a card I made using PowderPuff Chalk Inks and the Far and Away paper collection.


This time of year, many northerners head south to escape the cold. My Mom will be traveling solo for a month to warmer climates. This is the first time she has ever done that and I made this card  to wish her luck on her trip.

I have several large stamps, and I'm always experimenting with different ways to use them. One of my favorite techniques is to add a colorful background using PowderPuff Chalk Inks and my Ink blending tool:
  • I stamped the image onto white cardstock and trimmed it down without borders. 
  • I assembled a pallet of PowderPuff Chalk Inks that look nice together: Bermuda, Cactus, Deep Sea, Key Largo, and Sandy Shore
  • Starting with Bermuda, I used my ink blending tool to apply ink to several areas of the stamped image. I used light pressure and a round motion so I didn't create heavy lines.
  • I repeated this technique with each color until the image was entirely colored.
  • Note that I change the pad on my blending tool for colors that are very different, but use the same pad for colors that are close to each other.

After I colored the image, I cut a card-base slightly larger than it.
  • I used scraps leftover from the Far and Away paper collection to cover the front of the card.
  • I stamped my sentiment onto another scrap from the collection using PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and trimmed the sentiment into a strip. I was going to trim it down to the width of the card, but then I decided that I like the ends sticking out. 
  • I added a little banner from the Far and Away Quotes and Phrases sheet. 
  • Before assembling the card, I inked all edges with powderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

This coloring technique is one of my favorites. I hope I have inspired you to try it!


Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Far and Away Quotes and Phrases
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Bermuda, Cactus, Deep Sea, Key Largo, Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Stamps from Heartfelt Creations and Hero Arts
Dye ink from Memento
Generic White Cardstock
Ink blending tool from Ranger

I wish you and yours a Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Life Is Grape!

I received a bottle of Frog's Leap wine from a person whose favorite color is purple, which inspired me to make this thank you card for her. The papers, flower, and grape stamps are from Heartfelt Creations and colored with comics. The sentiment stamp is from Your Next Stamp!


This is my entry to the YNS Challenge #104 which can be found here.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Family Tradition with Louise!

Hello Quick Quotes readers!  Louise here on the blog today playing along with this month's challenge, Holiday Celebrations. You can find more information about the challenge here.


I love the colors in the Very Merry Digital Collection and thought they would be perfect for these Hanukkah photos. I prefer to scrap with paper so I printed some of the papers and embellishments in the collection onto white cardstock.

I chose Very Merry 4 as my base because I liked the "light spots" for the Festival lights and because the brown background matched well with my photos.
  • I double matted my photos with Very Merry 12 edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda and Very Merry 7 edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo. 
  • My small photos weren't quite big enough to span the width of the larger photo so I decided to poke holes and add some stitching with a simple needle and thread as shown below.
  • I layered the double-matted photos over a couple of ribbons leftover from my November Club Q. I didn't have enough of one ribbon, so I left a gap where it wouldn't be seen.
  • For the title, I printed a couple of words from the Heritage Quotes Digital Collection, hand-trimmed them into a rounded shape, and inked with edge with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo. 
  • I added 3 gems leftover from my November Club Q onto 3 of the "light spots" on the background paper to form a visual triangle and add some sparkle. 



Hanukkah embellishments are very hard to find, so I made them myself using Very Merry papers 4 and 12 and PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
  • The candles were die-cut from Very Merry 12 and PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore was applied directly to the ends to make the flames. 
  • The base of the menorah was die-cut from Very Merry 4 and the top is edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Capri Blue.
  • The Jewish Star and smaller menorah were stamped onto Very Merry 12 with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo. The star was fussy cut and the menorah cut with a circle punch, then both were edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Kokomo. 




Whether you are a paper, hybrid, or digital scrapper, I hope I have inspired you to try some of the new Quick Quotes Digital Collections. Happy Holidays!

Quick Quotes Products:
Very Merry Digital Collection
Heritage Quotes Digital Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: BermudaCapri Blue, Kokomo, Sandy Shore
November Club Q

Other Products:
Generic cardstock
Stamps from CTMH
Metal dies from Quickutz
Punches from CM
Thread

Thanks for stopping by!
~Louise