Monday, 16 January 2017

Stencil Play

Here is another card I made last week and forgot to share.

The photo is not very good as it was bright sunshine, so I took it in the shade.  I used a stencil from STAMPlorations and began by inking the stencil with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink  and spritzing. Then I lay the paper over the stencil and let it soak in. Once dry, I placed the stencil back over the panel and applied Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimon with a sponge and then used a wet brush to make it look more 'watercolour-y':) These colours are sooo vibrant!
 I'm entering this in HLS Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist - Stencil.

Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle Mix it Up

Hey there! It's a lovely sunny Monday here in the land of Oz! So I thought I'd make a cheery card to match the day!

The Mix it Up Challenge at The CLASSroom this month is with Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson Essentials. This is the card I created using Essentials Bold Blooms and Avery Elle Petals & Stems...

It's been a while since I've used patterned paper on my cards, but I thought it would make a nice background for the blooms.

I'm entering the folling challenges:-

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up
HLS Anything Goes with Dies

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Winter Birthday with Altenew

Here's a quick card I made for the current Altenew Challenge.

It is a bit of a challenge for me, because these are my old school colours and the the colours of my family's football team and I REALLY hated wearing brown and yellow and then having to dress my little boy in those colours when he was young! However, it's a lovely picture and I have given it a shot!

I've used Altenew's Beautiful Day set and Label Love. The inks are Staze on and Altenew and it touch of Zig markers.
I've made the leaves  a loose watercolour look, but the flower was stamped with the lightest yellow.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Warm Wishes

Hello there! I've been a bit quiet for a few days, because I've been busy with renovations and it's been way too hot to create.

I just received a cute new stamp set from Avery Elle and thought I'd have a play with them.

I began by making a watercolour wash with a mix of Gansai Tambi  and Acrylic Ink. When it was dry, I stamped the snowflakes (Avery Elle and Papertrey Ink) using Archival black and Distress Tumbled Glass. Then I stamped the penguin (Avery Elle), Ice (Mama Elephant) and sentiment (Papertrey Ink). I coloured the images with Zig CCRB Markers and water.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:-

CAS Watercolour - Snowflakes
Cas Mix Up - Liquid Colour
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Winter Birthday 

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media - Layers

Fusion Card Challenge (Photo Inspiration)
Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Anything Goes

Saturday, 7 January 2017

New Everything!

I decided to break out some new (to me) stamps from The Ton and made a few cards - this is the first attempt...

As soon as I saw this stamp set I had to have it! I love books and the style is so playful. I think I will be making a few book marks for gifts.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Simon Monday Start Afresh
Simon Wednesday New Something
HLS Watercolour - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper Take it, Make it - Anything Goes

Friday, 6 January 2017

Psychedelic Tag

Just a quick post to share a card I made this morning. I'm still using up stash from my 'unfinished box'. Do you remember when I experimented with alcohol inks on Yupo?  check it out here. Well I die cut a tag and made a card for the CAS Mix Up Challenge.

I've used various inks including Dye-na-Flow and Copic Refill and then added a dash of Copic blender fluid for a fun reaction.

So I'm entering this in the CAS Mix Up Challenge - Liquid Colour ( I hope the black background counts as 'white-space'!)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Artsy Snowflake Card

Back again to share a card inspired by the CAS Watercolour Challenge. The theme is SNOWFLAKES.

I packed most of my Christmas stamps away yesterday, so I decided to check my Silhouette folder to see what snowflakes I have in my library and found this beauty!
Originally I was going to use it as a stencil and I may still do it, but first I decided to use the negative space panel.
The card stock is meant for acrylic paint, so I used a combination of Golden Acrylic Ink, Distress Re-inkers, water and Brushos. I die-cut a snowflake from Concord & 9th for the centre and added a rhinestone  - it was hard to photograph, it looks yellow, but it is clear. I added the white border with a gel pen.

I like the finished card -  grungy and CAS at the same time!

I'm entering the following challenges:-

CAS Watercolour - Snowflakes
Cas Mix Up - Liquid Colour
Simon Monday Challenge (new die & never used cut file)
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour  - Anything Goes