Hey there

by Kylie

Hi Everyone,

My Dad visited my blog yesterday (he’s actually the person responsible for naming it) and he gave me his thoughts about what he liked and what he thought I could improve. Thanks Dad! The card I have made today is actually inspired by a challenge he unwittingly gave me, and funnily enough, I think this card would be super cute as a Father’s Day card, but that was not my intention at all when I chose the image.

As I was putting the finishing touches to the centre panel, I nearly wrecked it. I was using the Distress Ink (Antique Linen) to shade around the outside of the centre panel but the sponge was a little bit juicy and I ended up with a big smudge. I decided to go for it and bring the colour right up to the image. I LOVED the look. Talk about a happy accident. It really went well with the Basic Grey papers I had chosen to use before I had started to colour the image (another cutie from Penny Black but I don’t think it is available any more).

So, here’s my card for today:

Hey There Materials used: Stamps - Bibliophile 2886K (Penny Black), Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches); Cardstock - American Crafts, Knight; Designer Papers - Max & Whiskers 6x6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey); Distress Inks and Distress Markers.

Hey There
Materials used: Stamps – Bibliophile 2886K (Penny Black), Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches); Cardstock – American Crafts, Knight; Designer Papers – Max & Whiskers 6×6 Paper Pad (Basic Grey); Distress Inks and Distress Markers.

Thanks for the inspiration, Dad!

Happy Stamping!

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Angie 4 July, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Hi kyles love visiting your blog it is inspirational. I Think your Dad is hilarious always room for improvement lol.
Keep on stamping.
Would love to see the card in the making like step by step photos on some of your designs.
Keep up the good work

Kylie 4 July, 2013 - 7:44 pm

Hi Angie,
so thrilled you commented! 🙂 Thanks so much! You’re always so supportive. Love you! Yeah, Dad is Dad. 🙂

Oh, step by step photos. Will have to be a weekend project. Will I include all the procrastination and scrabble games that go into making my cards? 😉

Thanks sooo much, sweet friend!

Bev 2 July, 2013 - 11:20 pm

Sweet card. Sweet dad! If all my cards had deer and fish, or golfing on them, I’m guessing my dad would be interested in visiting my blog…if he ever got a computer! lol. Perfect happy accident. Just got a call from my sister who’s recently moved nearish. We’re going to hook up and head to a stamping store. Might have to get some markers…and inks…and stamps…Boy am I in trouble! And your card would be perfect for Father’s Day. You might have to make another one similar and not post it so he won’t see it! Have a good one.

Kylie 3 July, 2013 - 9:46 pm

Thanks, Bev. Your comment made me laugh. 🙂 Yeah, I am lucky my family show such interest. Oh, your comment reminded me of a couple of great stamps I got years ago. It was from Darcie’s, I think. I will have to find them – haven’t used them in ages. They are great for masculine cards.

How did the shopping trip go? Can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂

c 2 July, 2013 - 10:52 pm

How wonderful your Dad contributes to your site; I’ll bet there were more check marks on the ‘what he liked’ side than on the ‘what needs to improve.’ I think your site is amazing: easy to navigate and, of course, filled with all kinds of delightful treats (good thing your cards are calorie-free!!). Your Penny Black/Paper Smooches combination is absolutely charming; again, your colouring dazzles! My copic colouring continues, but it’s a bit frustrating, given that the 12 I have (purchased on sale at some point…don’t even remember…and long before I’d done research of any kind!) don’t really coordinate well. Having researched now, I realize the colours are too far apart on the spectrum to shade well with one another. Sighhh…Kind of makes me wonder why the copic people would sell sets so ‘disparate’..then again, interesting marketing strategy, as now I’d need to buy a whole bunch more to coordinate with those I have. Tricky, tricky! I’m looking forward to my distress markers arriving (in about 3 weeks, I’m guessing) and seeing what happens. Until then, I’ll dabble with the copics (and paper-piece!!).
Hope your day is fantastic!!

Kylie 3 July, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Yes, I think I am pretty lucky to have a family who shows interest in what I do. Thanks for your very kind compliments,too. 🙂

I think it is quite odd that they would sell a set which doesn’t really encourage positive results. I can understand they want to sell more but surely that comes from having a positive experience with the starter pack. I have heard that if you try colouring over the same section multiple times then it makes it look a shade darker. Have you tried that? I haven’t so not sure if it would work. Might be worth having a play. I love my distress markers, and I hope you will too. 🙂 Keep dabbling though….each dabble will teach you about what works and what doesn’t. It’s a great learning tool. 🙂

Thanks! Hope your day is also fantastic! 🙂

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