October Mixed Media Monthly and Halloween Bash at The Lilypad

Hello and happy Friday! It’s another weekend of fun planned at The Lilypad, with new releases and the Halloween Bash games and challenges, plus a 31% sale on all Halloween products! I was on a roll this week, and made 4 pages.

Enchanted Bundle by Sabrina’s Creations

Seriously, how awesome is our backyard view?!? Even prettier with the fall colors.

October ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

This month the Mixed Media Monthly doesn’t disappoint (when does it ever??)!

Private & Confidential Mixed Media PapersPrivate and Confidential elements and Private & Confidential Layered Torn Paper Masks by Dawn Inskip

We went to the pumpkin patch this week so of course I had to scrap that right away. 🙂

Spook Halloween Kit – Storyteller October 2017 Add-on by Just Jaimee

I also used this kit to dress up Bart for one of the popular games – Kiss the Frog. Doesn’t he look adorable? 🙂 I hope you’ll play along!

Have a great weekend!

Paint Resist Card

Sharing yet one more card I made for the Merry Making class. At first I wasn’t a fan of this technique – paint resist – but I ended up loving how this card turned out. Still not sure that I will use this technique again, though.

I stamped the pines with distress paint (mowed lawn), then watercolored on top using Kuretake Gansai Tambi, and embellished with Nuvo Drops. (my latest addiction). I love the colors I used for this card!

I added some silver shimmer from the watercolors for extra shine.

Masking with Watercolor Card

I’m still having fun making cards along with the Merry Making class. This one right here uses a masking fluid + watercolor technique, and is the reason I signed up for the class: I love the example card too much! I used a different stamp set for mine that I had in house, and I love how it turned out!!

I used masking fluid and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and the adorable Winter Woodland Wonders stamp set by Avery Elle.

I will definitely be making more winter scenes with this technique!

Lost Without You

I made a quick card tonight, using two stamp sets I recently purchased – Sketchy Florals by Altenew and Otterly Awesome by Ellen Hutson:

So simple and easy! Watercolored with distress inks, and I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish.

My Monthly Hero Kit

As promised, I have a new card to share! It’s the only one I had time to make this weekend, but I love how it turned out! I made it with the October My Monthly Hero kit, which sold out the day it was released, and I am so glad I was able to get mine!

I stamped all the little images on watercolor paper using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored them in with ZIG clean color watercolor brush pens. This card was inspired by May, who is one of the instructors in the Merry Making class I am taking at Online Card Classes (and loving!).

The red background is a card base, blended with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.

Have a lovely week!

More Cards

I made two more cards this week.. with my craft room still only halfway done, I don’t have much room to work, and my supplies are still mostly in boxes. But I’m glad I made time to play with another of my recent new purchases – the Thanksgiving stamp by One Little Bird.

I stamped the images with Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, and watercolored with distress oxide inks. Easy and fun!

I love how they turned out! I have a bunch more new stamps that I bought recently and haven’t used yet, so you’ll likely be seeing a few more cards here soon! 🙂

Cardmaking Kick

I’ve been on a cardmaking kick lately! I made these cards last month, before the move, and hadn’t gotten around to sharing them here yet.

This first card – a birthday card for my grandma, uses the 4″x6″ Floral Thank You stamp by One Little Bird, along with the 4×3 Parker alpha stamp by Jasmine Jones.

I stamped the flowers in black ink, then colored them with watercolors, and added some drops of gold mist on top. I even decorated the inside of the card, with some adorable stamps by Lizzie Mackay for Pinkfresh Studio.

For the next card, I used the 4″x6″ Floral Thank You stamp by One Little Bird again, this time paired with the Penny alpha stamp, which I stamped with Versamark ink on kraft cardstock, and colored in with a mermaid marker by Jane Davenport.

Finally, I made this last card again using the 4″x6″ Floral Thank You stamp by One Little Bird. I stamped it with distress oxide ink, then used Jane Davenport’s mermaid markers to color it in. I love how it turned out!!

Here’s a closer look.

I’ve bought quite a few new stamps lately, and I’m glad to have gotten some use out of this set, but I have plenty more that I haven’t inked up yet – better get working! 🙂

Merry Making – Snow Flurry

Here’s the second card I made in the Merry Making class. Here, I tried out this new snow flurry technique with embossing powder – once again, I’m blown away by how amazing this looks and how easy it is!!

It’s hard to photograph this card so here’s the detail:

I’m hoping to squeeze in some more time to catch up with the rest of the lessons. I’m having so much fun!