Wednesday 12 June 2024

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - The Adventures of Benji

Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop for June.

This month we have the cutest challenge of The Adventures of Benji. Benji is Angie McKenzie's gorgeous dog and he is inspiring our projects for this challenge. Isn't he so handsome. I have had the pleasure of chatting online to Angie as she has walked Benji and I love hearing about their adventures.

Here is an image of the Around the World on Wednesday Crew and where we all are around the world. It is such an honour to join this crew each month for a challenge. It is also always fun!

When I thought about this challenge I decided to create a card representing where I take my dog Maggie for her favourite walk. I am sure Benji and Angie would love to walk along beside us.  Our favourite walk is on a  path in my little town that has beautiful trees beside it and views to the escarpment. Such a lovely relaxing walk and stunning scenery. 

The meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper had a beautiful scene almost matching my view when walking my dog and I have simply created a card usig that piece of DSP. Above is a superimposed picture of Benji looking into the scenery of this much fun!

The card front was created by gluing a piece of the DSP to a Pecan Pie card Base. On the piece of leftover DSP I stamped on the reverse side using a sentiment from the Perennial Postage stamp set in early Espresso ink and glued it to a piece of Early Espresso card stock before gluing it to the card front.

That is it! A very simple card with such a pretty scene. I believe these scenic pieces of DSP are as easy to create with as a card kit. You need the DSP, some card stock, ink, glue and a sentiment. We all have that right!! It does not always have to be layers and layers or lots of colouring, especially when working with this beautiful DSP.


Below are  pictures of my dog Maggie walking on our favourite path. Maggie is a Groodle and is currently 16 months old. She loves a walk!!

Up next on this month’s blog hop is the wonderful Rochelle Laird-Smith! 
Please click on the button below to keep hopping. This month it is going to be lots of fun.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed my simple project for this challenge.

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Colour INKspiration #167

Hello and welcome to CI#167.

This challenges inspiration image was chosen by crew member Bronwyn Easily. Who wouldn't want to live is this gorgeous home!! I love this beautiful colour palette.

The beautiful bloom from the Layers of Beauty Bundle was perfect to use for this colour palette. And so easy to colour with Pretty in Pink ink and a Blending Brush to control the depth of colour. I was in my happy place doing this. The mask certainly helps you create beautiful blooms for this bundle.

The card base is Pretty in Pink and I stamped the small bloom from the stamp set in Pretty in Pink ink around the edge of the card front. I embossed a piece of Basic White card stock with the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder. I cut a piece of the dotted Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper down to create two layers to match the Basic White Embossed layer length. Flipping one of the DSP layers over to dispaly a different pattern. Then I glued the three pieces together before angling it on the card front and gluing in place.

The floral image was first stamped in Memento™Tuxedo Black ink. The flowers were coloured in Pretty in Pink ink using a Blending Brush and the masks. I left the leaves uncoloured. Before securing this to the top layer with Dimensionals I cut out some leaves in Basic White card stock to glue around the bloom to add depth.

For the sentiment layers I stamped the sentiment in Versamark™ ink on Basic Black card stock and sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. I die cut the sentiment with a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I cut a thin strip of DSP and an equal length of the white Diagonal Trim and adhered it to the back of the sentiment circle before adhering to the card front. I finished my card by placing 6 of the Pretty in Pink Shimmer Gems around the blooms.

Thanks for stopping by today. You are appreciated!!

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