Thursday, August 17, 2017

Guest designer - Pool piggies by Larissa Walgemoed (Part 3)

Hello everyone, it is Larissa with a another post on the Gerda Steiner designs blog. So happy to be back again today! Today I am showing you my thirth card that I made with the cute Pool piggies!



Today's card is my favorite from the set of cards that I made with the Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs. It was a lot of work, but I love the end result. I made a nice summer scene with the help of the pool piggies and a cut file from the Silhouette store. I really had fun making this card!
I started with stamping the female piggies and the beachball from the stamp set Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs and then I coloured all images with my Polychromos pencils, the black glaze pen and the Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen and then I fussy cut the images. With a white gelpen I have drawn little dots on the bikini and the swimming suit. I have cut a large square from white cardstock with the Crea-nest-lies XXL 50 from Crealies. I made a background on it with distress inks. On the bottom of the sqaure I used Peeled paint and for the sky I used Tumbled glass and Broken china.



Then I used the silhouette and the cutting file Miss Kate bear in pool from Miss Kate cuttables to cut a swimming pool, a sun, 2 palm trees, a couple of clouds and water droplets for my scene. I have coloured all these parts with distress ink. For the swimming pool I used the colours Picked raspberry and festive berries. The sun is coloured with Mustard seed, Wild honey and Spiced marmelade. The water parts are coloured with Salty ocean ink. I have coloured the palm trees with Vintage photo, Ground espresso and Peeled paint. On the clouds I used a little bit of Tumbled glass ink. I adhered all these parts together with the piggies on the sqaure. Some pieces are adhered directly on the sqaure and for other parts I used foamtape and that way I have gotte a nice little summer scene. I adhered the sqaure with foamtape on a white card. I applied glossy accents on the sun and the sunglasses. Once I know who is going to get this card, I will stamp my sentiment on the inside of the card. Next week I will be posting card 4 from this collection.


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STAMP: Pool piggies from Gerda Steiner designs
SILHOUETTE CUTTING FILE: Miss Kate bear in pool from Miss Kate cuttables
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White cs
INK: Mustard seed, Wild honey, Spiced marmelade, Peeled paint, Salty ocean, Mermaid lagoon, Vintage photo, Ground espresso, Picked raspeberry, Festive berries, Tumbled glass, Broken china distress inks. 
DIES: Crea-nest-lies XXL 50 from Crealies
ACCESSORIES:Black glaze pen, Clear Spectrum noir sparkle pen, Glossy accents, white gelpen. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hippo & Friends - Jeannie Lieu (InsideoutJeans)

Hello all! I'm back with a compilation of some of my favorite stamp sets (Moody Unicorn, Hippo with Butterly, Hoppiness). The best thing about GSD stamps is that they work well together and you can easily mix and match.


Since the main card is focused on the different animals, I wanted to use a background that was colorful and fun. I've been really enjoying playing with distress oxide inks lately. Even though I don't have many of them, I love how I was able to use three of them (Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Fossilized Amber) to create six different colors, essentially the rainbow! I sprinkled a bit of water and picked it up with a paper towel. And if that wasn't enough, I wanted to add a little pizzazz so I used the gold color from the Finetec watercolor palette and sprinkled it over the background. It's a bit hard to pick up in the pictures but you can see how subtly pretty it makes the background. I'm in love! 



I really loved how this card turned out and I hope you all enjoyed it too. Have a great day!!! 




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Strawberry Mouse

Hi there,

it's Tanja here and I would like to show you how to create this quick and easy greeting card:

  • color the Gerda Steiner Designs Strawberry Mouse with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Distress Markers and a damp watercolor Brush
  • use one of the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies to cut put a stitched panel from watercolor paper
  • create a quick watercolor background using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors
  • stamp the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sugar Rush set with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • use kraft cardstock as a base

Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,