Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tropical Part-tay!

It's another Tuesday post for Witt and Sass and the fabulous new stamp set - Tropical Party! Featuring my favourite Witt and Sass bird, Carmen Miranda Flamingo. (CMF)


The set has five cool sentiments to pick from and loads of extra images, so I added a little pineapple chap to my wording banner.  I also used the background building stamp called grassy hill to define the outline of the grassy mound CMF is stood on. 


I coloured CMF in copic pens and some white posca pen. I added stickles and glossy accents at the end too. The background was an experiment using lace as a stencil with distress inks. I thought it looked like that sparkling-water-swimming-pool-bokeh? It probably has a proper name, but I hope you get what I mean!


When cards are very heavy, you can move them across your crafting table using tiny straw logs...just like how they built the pyramids! ;) I suppose I should now mention the MAJORLY GLITZY element of this card, the rhinestone palm tree. I know, it's a bit much, but when I saw it I couldn't resist. The dragonfly bling was in the same set.
Bling and Straws were from The Range, Background Paper was a magazine freebie.

They're quite a few of us on the Witt and Sass Design Team, people you might not already know, would you like to have a look at their blogs? I figure if you read this far, you might like something fun and inspiring to do? They are all incredibly talented bunch, I am really having to up my game!


Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Miss Lilly is being silly!

Hi again folks, (X-post to the LBBS official blog) it's the 8th of the month and my penultimate card for Little Blue Button Stamps. This time I have used Miss Lilly Silly.


As you can guess Miss Lilly is one of my favourites, so I am cramming a couple more digi stamps of Lilly in before I leave LBBS. I shall do my sad departure post with my final digi, later this month. Don't want no blubbing too early, do we? 


I coloured Lilly being silly, with polychromo pencils on kraft. I added in some extra texture on her jumper and mittens, as well as some ripped jeans too! Here is what the digistamp looks like before I coloured it.


 And my version below.


I also added a "silly" sentiment to go with her, so it's a useful card to send to my bonkers friends. This font is LA Headlights BTN.


Thanks very much for popping to the blog. There are lots of new DT members working for Little Blue Button Stamps at the moment, so it's worth checking out the blog again to see what's new. 



Using A Freebie!

Hi again! I quick post today to make sure you know there is a cool set of freebie images that perfectly match the new "Magical Creature" Stamp Set from Witt & Sass. Once you have joined the Witt and Sass Facebook Group you can find it in the Freebie Album here. I used the insanely cute little mandrake!


I made a little shelf scene using Paint Shop Pro and then coloured it with polychromo pencils. I used the font "Harry P" for my greeting.


To make a background for the mandrake topper I used distress inks and the Layered Stencil Leaves also from Witt and Sass directly onto a white 7x5 card blank.

If you are interested in the polychromo colours I used, here they are:

Pot:177, 187, 190, 101
Wood: 177, 180, 187, 199, 101 
Leaves: 108, 151, 168, 267, 101
Body: 108, 130,  177, 180, 187, 199, 101

Plus a black microfine pen and white posca pen.
I also added some glossy accents to the eyes at the end.

Thanks very much for popping in! You can see more work using the set on the Witt & Sass Official Blog here:



Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Magical Creatures!

Back here with some new things from Witt & Sass! It's very exciting to share all these new products with you, they are great fun to use, and I really hope my posts convey that! This is the new Magical Creature 4x8 Stamp Set.


I decided to make a CAS card set using the characters and sentiments from this stamp set and some other bits from the freebie digistamp set that goes with them. ( You need to join the Witt and Sass Facebook Group to see them.) 


On each 7x5 card I masked off a section and with Distress Ink and the Witt & Sass Layered Dot Stencil created a bokeh-ish coloured background.


Here the sentiments, Badgerpuff and Leodor are from the Magical Creature Set but the letters and snitch are from the freebie set! I coloured everything with copic pens and dots of White Posca Pen.


I added some stickles and glossy accents to the cards. The silver blobs on the pink card are a silver distress dauber "slammed" onto the cardstock.

Thanks for joining me today. I would also like to share with you that I am hosting the official Witt & Sass Blog now, so perhaps you would like to pop by and have a look at what's going on, sometime?





Saturday, August 04, 2018

Wart-a-meh-loan Chubby!

My last project to blog using The Chubby Unicorn 4x8 Stamp Set from the Witt & Sass Stamp Company but actually, this was the first card I made! I really love the melonizing craft movement and often consider if a stamp would work well watermelon style. Also, I love it when people pronounce it wart-a-meh-lone, it makes me chuckle!


This is a tiny 10 x 10 card, sometimes it's fun to do something cute and tiny! :) I used papers from the stash, the star banner that is also part of the Chubby Unicorn set and then printed out my own greeting to go with her. She is coloured in copics and then I also added glossy accents to the seeds on her and the seeds in the stars. Hearts are also part of the set.


Really happy with how this turned out, working on this scale is really new to me, and I really enjoyed it! :) If you've seen enough of my makes using this set, and want to order your own, please click on the link below to head over to the shop!


Friday, August 03, 2018

Chubby Unicorn on a grass knoll

Hi again! It's the fourth project using the Chubby Unicorn 4x8 Stamp Set from Witt & Sass Stamp Company, and this time I also used a couple of the fab stencils you can use to build backgrounds for your feature stamps. I love messing around with stencils!


For this card I used Chubby again in a rainbow outfit, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and coloured with copic pens. The heart details are also part of the Chubby Unicorn Set.


Then to make the background, I covered a 14x14cm square of card with (Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet) distress oxides, layered the "Stencil Layered Clouds" over the top and using a wet wipe removed a layer of the ink and voilà clouds! :D
I then, on a separate piece of card, used the "Stencil BB (Background Builder) Hill" and (Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron) distress oxides to make a hillock. I then cut this out and layered it on top of the sky background.


Finally I added a diecut sun and rainbow ring (both nestabilities dies) and a section of flowery paper from the stash (an off-cut from one of the other unicorn cards).
I added some glossy accents to all the hearts (they look like real enamel bling with glossy accents) and some Wink of Stella to the underside of the clouds (through part of the stencil).

Interested in working with stencils? Why not check out the shop to see what is available?


Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Vikings are coming!

Quick hide your gold and lock up your daughters the Dr.Digi Vikings are coming! As there is a week long event with Dr.Digi's House of Stamps on the Kit and Clowder Facebook page, with a general theme of Boys vs Girls, I thought I would whip up a card using a very strong female character ready for battle!  If you would like to take part in the event on Kit and Clowder, and win some stamps, you can use the two links here and here join in.


I have combo'd two digistamps to make this card. One is called Brünnhilde and the other is called Land ho! I just printed them out on the same piece of kraft card stock with a slight over lap, and sketched in a bit of scenery to unite them. Image is coloured with polychromo pencils

I don't know why the lighting was completely different on this pic, why does that happen! doh!

I used a bit of a Viking birthday song for my sentiment. The font is Treasure Map Deadhand. The paper was a freebie set from Craftseller magazine called Cocktail Party. I know, not the most appropriate name to match my vikings, lol.


I added in a few Viking patterns to the armour and weapons and generally enjoyed myself whilst I coloured them up! Good luck if you take part in the giveaway on Kit and Clowder and I hope you can join us in the Dr.Digi facebook group for inspo posts all this week!


Chubby Unicorn & her donut!

I don't know why I associate Chubby with a donut (ok maybe I do! lol) but I knew I had to make a donut and sprinkles for her and.. Yes, they are real sprinkles! (I did a varnish layer over the top, so there's no options to pick them off and eat them!) So back to another card using the brand new Chubby Unicorn 4x8 stamp set from Witt and Sass!


I went with a rainbow version of Chubby done in copic pens and stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. It works great with Copics, but I suggest you leave it for a while after stamping and before colouring to make sure the ink doesn't blur or bleed. Sentiment is also from the stamp set, I just coloured in the word "rainbow".


I love it when I can finally use part of my stash that I never had the perfect card for, the enamel donut with spinkles found it's perfect home. Papers are from the stash and I added some glitter to them, to up the bling. 


This card is also for the #wscardchallenge as I was inspired by the challenge - Four patterns, enamel dots and glitter!  ( There wasn't a challenge featuring edible parts, lol!)

If you would like to join in the fun, and see lots of great ideas and more stamps, why not join the Witt & Sass Facebook group by clicking the banner below.



Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Tenderness!

Hi everyone! This is my project featuring one of the new release digistamps from Little Blue Button Stamps. She is called Tenderness!


I coloured her with polychromos as normal, and tried to create a more animalistic look, like she might be part stag, part human; so I added some hair around her face and blended it into her hairline.


The digistamp has a very pretty set of flowers around her shoulders, but I really wanted to make a 3D flowery bower so I only simply shaded that part of the digi, incase any was visible through the feathers and flowers. Flowers are from Wild Orchid (Reopening very soon) and the other elements were from the stash.


As you can tell I really enjoyed doing her hair, an excellent digi to practice hair effects on! I decided to simply shape the corners and mount her on some wood effect paper from Joy - Tough Textures Paper Bloc. (12x12)

Thanks for reading this far! If you would like to see more projects by the design team and keep up to date with new offers why not join the LBB Facebook group?


Chubby Unicorn Citrus Styley

Third card from the new Chubby Unicorn Stamp Set by Witt & Sass. I had tonnes of ideas for this stamp set, I didn't run out of ideas, just time! For this one I was inspired by citrus colours.


As I mentioned yesterday, there are some Witt & Sass card making challenges, to inspire your makes. Remember if you take part in a challenge to tag your picture with "#wscardchallenge." I was inspired by the challenge:Yellow & Green, Sparkle and Flowers.


For this card I used the Greeting and Chubby from the Unicorn Set. I used a glittery yellow background paper from the stash and some papers from Craft Sensations Summer Fruits 6x6 (Which I purchased at The Range) to use through the round windows. The topper is 3D foam mounted onto the base, so the windows are open showing the paper on the lower card level. 


I added some little citrus coloured flowers from Wild Orchid. (Wild Orchid online shop is reopening on the 1st August apparently, with new owners.)

If you want to see what other cards are involved in the challenge, why not hunt for #wscardchallenge on Instagram? Click the link below.