Monday, 20 October 2014

Spring Butterflies

Yes today I have another butterfly card, because they make me happy! I wanted to make another card for the Craft Stamper Take it, Make it challenge, because the challenge is to use multi colour stamping and this is probably my favourite technique.


I have done many variations of this card using the most gorgeous Penny Black stamp and I never get tired of it. I would usually use darker and contrasting colours, but I have been making so many cards with Fall colours, I wanted to use colours that reflect the season in Australia. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Wet Paint.


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Watercolour Clean and Simple

Today has been a tidy up day. Or should I say, moving my supplies from one place to another and still no cleaner!
After I had done that I felt the need to make a card. I saw that the challenge at Virginia's View was about to finish and the other challenge that inspired me was the Craft Stamper challenge - to stamp with multiple colours.

I applied the ink with distress markers to the stamps and spritzed liberally and stamped on plain card. I tried this on watercolour paper, but preferred the look on the plain card.  In order to keep the card CAS, I decided to stitch a border rather than matting on coloured card.  I guess if I'd used white thread it would be even more Cas,  but I like the colour.



Friday, 17 October 2014

A Bokeh Christmas

Yay - the sun is shining again and so I felt like celebrating by making a bright card.

I followed the method shown in Dawn's video here,  to create the Bokeh effect. I did change it a bit, by using the back of various rubber stamps and the rubber on the tip of a pencil, because I was too lazy to make a stencil. I would probably trie using a stencil next time, so I can control the amount of ink applied.


I began by creating the watercolour background with Distress Inks and  then I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts, Miracle of the Holiday and white embossed . When it was completely dry I used the circle stamps and HA white ink and stamped lots of dots. I brushed some perfect pearls lightly of the dots. Then I finished off the card by mounting the watercolour panel on a white card base and adding the die cut deer and sequins.
Im entering this card in the Hero Arts Holiday card challenge - Anything Goes category.


I'm also entering this card in the Simon Monday Challenge - 'O' is for - in my case 'O' is for orange or possibly ombre.



Thursday, 16 October 2014

Brush Strokes Christmas

I'm back with a card for the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge. i have a lot of Hero Arts Stamps, but not many christmas stamps, so I've been trying to think outside the square (or maybe I should say, inside the triangle!). This is what I came up with ...


To create the Christmas tree. I cut a triangle out of a piece of paper and repeatedly stamped one of the Hero Arts  brushstokes stamps inside the negative space, using distress ink.
The sentiment is a very old freebie.
I'm entering this in the Anything Goes category.



Where did Spring go?


Hi there! I'm sitting at my computer, wrapped in a cosy blanket, but still feeling a bit chilled. A week ago we were basking in sunshine and the winter clothes were put away - that's Melbourne in Spring time! Never boring! To remind myself that it is indeed Spring, I made a card for the Fusion Card challenge.


This card is similar to a card I made a year or so ago, but I this time I wanted to practise using my Copic Markers.
I bought some refills yesterday and it's amazing how much easier it is to do the background when the markers are very wet!
The daisy stamp is from Penny Black Flower Gallery, stamped 3 times, because I was loosely following the sketch. The sentiment is from Altenew.




This is a photo of the first rose of the season in our garden.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Christmas is in the Air!

Well not really, but because we are going away mid December, I really want to get my cards completed as soon as possible.

This card was inspired by the challenge at Tag, You're it!


All the product is from Kaisercraft - I loved the colours of their North Pole collection.

ETA: I'm also entering this in the Merry Monday challenge #130 Silent Night theme.



Saturday, 11 October 2014

A Peachy Christmas!

I was playing around with the digital brushes from the Winnie & Walter's Holiday Mint digital freebie file and made a cut file from the gorgeous christmas tree  and a sentiment. This is the card I ended up with.


I preferred the negative  of the cut file, so I made a window card. I was looking around for some gold paper, when I found this textured cream paper, which I sponged with gold ink. The negative panel was sponged with Worn Lipstick and spun sugar Distress inks.
This card is for Gayatri's colour challenge in the Winnie & Walter WCMD Challenge.

They have 6 challenges and the deadline is Sat 11oct their time.


This is another one for the Jingle Belles Card challenge - which is to include PINK. Well this is a peachy pink!