Thursday, August 16, 2018

Turtley Great Time...

 Hi Everyone,

Its Hazel from Didos Designs back once again using the super sweet Turtley Great Stamp set for a couple of creations. 

I love this set. (But then I love all the sets that Gerda Designs!!! ) How cute is the turtle and his friends.

My first creation is a cute wee shadow box.

For my second creation I had a play with alternative colours for a turtle. So hes a bright rainbow guy.
 Thats the joys of colouring, you can use whatever colours you like.  I added a wee party hat on this one. Its from the Daschunds Stamp Set.  Love that you can mix and match all Gerda's collections. They compliment each other so well. 
I watercoloured the background and then fussy cut the turtle out.  You can buy dies here that coordinate with the set though. 

Thanks for dropping by today,  I hope I have inspired you,

Love Hazelx

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Go wild! - Larissa


Goodmorning! Today it is my turn again to post a new card on the blog from Gerda Steiner designs. This time I have made a large birthday card and I used 3 stampset from Gerda Steiner on it.


From the set Go wild from Gerda Steiner designs I have used the images of the giraffe, elephant and the vulture. I used all animals from the stampset Party animals from Gerda Steiner designs. They are the lion, crocodile, ostrich, gorilla and the rhinoceros. From the stampset Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs I only used the image of the little bird. I stamped all images on masking paper and the I have fussy cut them all. With the help of the masks I stamped all the animals on the white cardstock. Then I ahev coloured all the images with my Polychromos pencils and the black glaze pen. I have put the masks back again on all the animals and started on the background. With the Mini cloud edges stencil from My favorite things and Broken china distress ink I made some clouds in the sky. I have used the Grassy edges stencil from My favorite things and Mowed lawn distress ink to make the grass. I have stamped a sentiment from the set Go wild from Gerda Steiner designs on the card. Then I pierced little holes in the image panel and added stitching with white embroidery thread. I glued the panel with foamtape on a kraft card.


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STAMP: Go wild, Party animals and Hoppiness from Gerda Steiner designs
COLORING MEDIUM: Polychromos pencils, Distress inks
PAPER: White and kraft cs
INK: Versafine onyx black, Broken china and Mowed lawn distress ink
ACCESSORIES: Black glaze pen, Mini cloud edges stencil and Grassy edges stencil from My favorite things, White embroidery thread


Monday, August 13, 2018

Night time Scene with Foxes - InsideoutJeans

Hi there!

Gerda Steiner Designs is releasing two new stamp sets on August 16 (three days!) and I wanted to share a sneak peek of a project using the set. The set is super adorable and even though its name is Foxes, it has an adorable owl in it.

I definitely wanted to use the owl so I decided to to create a nighttime scene. I used black cardstock and used bright distress oxide inks. As an finishing touch, I used the Black Soot ink to darken up the bright colors. I used white ink to splatter onto the background to finish it off.



The background is really subtle but it really adds to the overall feel of the card and really depicts the night time.

I chose to color in the critters in bright colors so they could pop on the card. For the tree, since the image only comes with a branch, I just drew freehand the tree and added a few details on the bark so it wouldn't look so flat. I wanted to add a moon so I could add a sentiment.


I really like how there were small mushrooms in this set as well. It really helped to add a finishing touch to the card along with a pop of color. Originally, I didn't include them but the card felt as if it was missing something. All in all, everything came together nicely and I'm loving this stamp set. 

Again, it releases in three days so get ready! 

- Jeannie