life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Thursday, July 19, 2018

beach days

Hi!

So i posted this on instagram a few weeks ago but i never shared it here, so... ta daaa!

Stamping Bella tiny townies make my heart happy :)


I definitely need to plan where my tide is going to hit better next time so my little flip flops won't float away 😏

supplies:
Stamping Bella Frances Loves to Float, Stamping Bella The Littles Umbrella Set, Stamping Bella The Littles Palm Tree Set, Stamping Bella Summer Sentiment Set, Black Memento Ink, Black Hero Arts Ink, Distress Oxide Antique Linen, Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap, Distress Oxide Broken China, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Neenah Cardstock, Copic Markers, Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper, White Paint

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

running shoe!

hi!

I've got a card I made for my dad to share today!

We're both runners and we ran a full marathon (26.2 miles!) together this January so I thought this stamp set was perfect to use for him!


I really wanted a subtle monochromatic splatter on my gray cardstock so I inked it up with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and then splattered it with water and it turned out perfectly!

I have a bunch of Christmas cards I never shared last Christmas, should I blog them now for some Christmas in July posts or should I save them for later this year?

also, I tried out a photo with "props" with my running shoes and medals, I like it sometimes when other bloggers use props but i feel kind of ridiculous with them, thoughts?

supplies:
Papertrey Ink Heart & Sole stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Mix & Mat: Herringbone die set, Papertrey Ink cardstock in: Tropical Teal, Soft Stone, and Smokey Shadow; Bristol Smooth Watercolor Paper, Distress Oxide ink in: Black Soot, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Seedless Preserves; Altenew Ink in Sapphire and Lagoon; Versamark Ink, and Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

tea party

hi!

This is a crazy photo heavy post so you might want to grab a drink! (tea would be very appropriate 😏)

I hosted a tea party this last Saturday to celebrate my mom's 65th birthday and it was so pretty!
I made invitations with some stamps from Papertrey Ink (Sweet Life, Tea for Two, Turning a New Leaf, and Embroidered Blooms), Photoshop for the text, and some Rose Gold Foil and my Minc Machine!




I used the same stuff to make a double sided menu for each place setting. All of this was made so much easier by using my MISTI (and it would have been made even easier if I had owned the die set for the sweet life instead of having to cut all of the roses out by hand!)



I decided to stick with all of the same images for a matching birthday card and I also snuck in the Pretty Brackets Mix and Mat Die, some linen cardstock for a bit of texture, and I used the Birthday Strings stamp set for the sentiment

and now, on to the party!

It was super fun, everything was delicious, and the birthday girl really enjoyed it so I'm calling it a super win!

Thanks for stopping by!


invitation:
Papertrey Ink Tea for Two stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Tea for Two Additions stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Turning A New Leaf stamp set, Papertrey Ink Embroidered Blooms Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life stamp set, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Heidi Swapp Rose Gold Foil, Altenew Inks in: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Volcano Lake, and Mountain Mist

menu:
 Papertrey Ink Tea for Two stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Turning A New Leaf stamp set, Papertrey Ink Embroidered Blooms Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life stamp set, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist Cardstock, Heidi Swapp Rose Gold Foil, Altenew Inks in: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Volcano Lake, and Mountain Mist

birthday card:
 Papertrey Ink Tea for Two stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Tea for Two Additions stamp set and dies, Papertrey Ink Turning A New Leaf stamp set, Papertrey Ink Embroidered Blooms Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life stamp set, Papertrey Ink Birthday Strings Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink Mix and Mat: Pretty Brackets Die Set, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink White Linen Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist Cardstock, Heidi Swapp Rose Gold Foil, Altenew Inks in: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Volcano Lake, and Mountain Mist
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Newtons Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 76 reminder

Hi!
I'm popping in this morning with another card for the Inky Paws Challenge #76, you still have a week to play along with this fun color combo!

I went with a bit of a folk art vibe for this card (totally made do-able with the MISTI, hooray for symmetry!)




When I'm making something like this that uses a bunch of stamping with the MISTI and not a ton of coloring I almost always make multiples so I actually made 4 of this card at the same time! I find it easiest to have one template piece that I draw centering lines on to help me line things up before I stamp on my final pieces. I used dots, florals, hearts, and the wreath stamp from three different sets to make this design, I used the Newton's Nook Designs Tranquil Tides Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Cottage Garden Stamp Set, and Newton's Nook Designs Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set and then i finisehd everything off with some Crystal drops and baker's twine.

I had such a fun but exhausting weekend. I hosted a tea party to celebrate my mom's 65th birthday on Saturday and I'm still a little sleepy and yet also somehow super hopped up on sugar. I'll have pictures of the invitations, the card i made for her, the menus, and pictures of the actual party to share tomorrow, everything was pretty much perfect (which it darn well should have been after the weeks of planning and prep!)

Anyways, go play along with the challenge and make sure to stop by tomorrow for some tea party pictures!

supplies:
Papertrey Ink Linen Cardstock, My Favorite Things Jellybean Green Cardstock, Newton's Nook Designs Tranquil Tides Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Cottage Garden Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Happy Little Thoughts Stamp Set, Hero Arts Black Ink, Altenew Crimson Ink, Altenew Forest Glades Ink, Baker's Twine, Black Crystal Nuvo Drops, MISTI Tool
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Newtons Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge 76

Hello and happy Monday friends!
There's a new color challenge up on the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge Blog (where I just happen to be a member of the new inspiration team!!! sorry, still excited!)
The color challenge has lovely summery shades of melon red and green with white and black. I decided to see how many shades of that melon-y red I could coax out of my Copic markers and prismacolor pencils to color in the Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set.

I stamped my image on Neenah Solar White Cardstock in Black Memento ink and then colored (and colored and colored....) everything in with Copic Markers and added extra detail with my Prismacolor Pencils. I stamped my sentiment from the Uplifting Wishes Stamp Set in Versamark on top of my flowers and embossed  it with white embossing powder. I hand cut the edges of the flower panel just to make the card a little interesting but the detail kind of got lost with the white edges on a white card so I backed the front of the card with black cardstock and trimmed again so it has a tiny little black border. I finished everything off with some tiny drops of Crystal Nuvo Drops in the flower centers!


You have two weeks to play along with this challenge to win a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online shop! Definitely take a few minutes to hop over to the Inky Paws Challenge blog to see the other lovely cards the rest of the inspiration team made for this challenge and i'll have another inspiration post for this challenge on next Monday!


supplies:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Black Cardstock, Newton's Nook Designs Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Uplifting Wishes Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink, Versamark Ink, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Black and White Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Christmas in July and an announcement!

Hi!

I got a super surprise in my email last month so it definitely feels like Christmas in July around here. I was invited to join the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge Inspiration Team! (whew, that's a mouthful!) My first post will go up with the new challenge on Monday and I'm so excited!

look! it's me! 😎


I'm thrilled to be joining such a lovely and talented group of ladies and getting inky with my Newton's Nook Designs products (and this gave me a great excuse for a huge shopping spree for more stamps, dies, and stencils!)

I decided to go with the Christmas in July theme for a card to share today to celebrate my fun announcement :)

I used the Sun Soaked Christmas and the Festive Flamingos stamp sets (and a mirror stamp to flip my flamingo holding the wreath) to create this fun beach scene for Santa!




I stamped my Santa and the two grouped flamingos on a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock and then I stamped the wreath flamingo on a mirror stamp and then stamped that on my card front with the mirror stamp so she'd be facing the right way (I totally added the eyelashes to my two lady flamingos because I thought their eyes looked a little sad and flamingos certainly can't be sad when they're hanging out with Santa...)

I colored everything in with Copic Markers and then masked the images off so I could make my background. I free handed a shore line with masking paper and cut it out. I masked off the water first so I could make the sandy beach. I used an ink blending tool with antique linen distress oxide to make my beach and then i flicked some frayed burlap distress oxide mixed with water over the antique linen to finish off the sand. I switched my mask to the sand and blended Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Faded Jeans to make the water. I removed my mask and lightly blended salty ocean over the beach line to soften the water line. (I started doing beaches like this about a month or so ago and I love how they turn out every time!) To finish off my beach I took some white paint and mixed it with a little water to make the crests of my waves/sea foam and then I splattered a little bit over all of the water!

To finish the card I added some sharpie lines to hook the birds to the inner tube, some dimensional accents to the hats and the birds, and the sentiment in black ink!

I'm up to my eyeballs in prep for my mom's birthday party next week right now. She's turning 65 and I'm throwing a tea party for her so I'll be cooking up some tea sandwiches and cake recipes to taste test this weekend and making a ton of huge flowers for decorations! I'll be back on Monday with my first Inky Paws Challenge post!

Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper, Newton's Nook Designs Sun Soaked Christmas Stamp Set, Newton's Nook Designs Festive Flamingos Stamp Set, Black Memento Ink, Black Hero Arts Ink, Antique Linen Distress Oxide, Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, Salty Ocean Distress Oxide, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide, Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, Ink Blending Tool, White Paint, Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen, Glossy Accents, White Crystal Nuvo Drops, Black Crystal Nuvo Drops, Fine Tip Sharpie, Copic Markers
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

almost summer!

hello!

summer's almost here! i went back to another beachy scene for today's card. i guess i'm ready for sandy toes and sunshine 😏

I used the Neat & Tangled Beach day set and a lot of masking for this card. (and I'm kind of sad that I couldn't squeeze the little hippo eating watermelon on it!)

have a lovely day!
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