Tuesday, 15 August 2017

And Another One...

Hi again. It appears this has been good therapy for me and I think my Mojo has well and truly returned:)

In this one I've used Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks (Baja Blue, Lime Green, Mantilla Black and Silver).
The mermaid is a Silhouette cut file, coloured with black ink and a glitter spray. The seaweed image is from an old set from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is from Avery Elle. The bubbles are from Winnie & Walter.  I decided to use the white gel pen to give it some pop - I'm not sure if looks good or not. I'm very happy with the background.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:-



I'm sure there are wave's in the ocean!

Nautical theme





Still Obsessed!

If I was obsessed before, I'm even more so since I purchased the metallic alcohol inks!!!

In this card I used Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks (Senorita Magenta;Passion Purple;Mantilla Black and Rich Gold) and I blended with 100% Alcohol.


When the inks were dry, I stamped the butterfly from Stamper Annonymous and mounted it on white card base, finishing with the sentiment from Altenew.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Alcohol Ink on Vellum

This time I used Alcohol Inks on Vellum...

I've used Copics on vellum quite a lot, but this is the first time I've used Pinata. I was also excited to find the silver ink, which is really pretty. The feather die is from a magazine and the stamp is from CASual Friday Stamps.

I'm entering the following challenges:-




Simon Monday Challenge   Happy (7th) Birthday

Alcohol Ink Obsession

Hey there! So I noticed that the theme at CAS Mix Up challenge is to use Alcohol Inks and the last time I used them, I got slightly obsessed and it's no different this time!!! Once I start i can't stop myself, so I've got a few cards to share. This is the first one...
I used a combination of Copic ink and Jacquard Pinata ink on Yupo and then die cut the leaves.
The background stamp is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment from Altenew.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Going Tropical to beat the Winter Blues!

I am having so much fun playing with these new Altenew stamps - I just can't stop!!!!

I think this one might be my favourite so far. What do you think?

I decided to leave it without a sentiment, because sometimes then I can use it for any occasion.
The stamps are from Altenew's Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise.
Once again I used Zig CCRB Markers and Gansai Tambi Watercolours and a Gold Wink of Stellar.

The diecut frame is from Mama Elephant.

I really must be brave and try out my Daniel Smith Watercolours, which I lashed out and bought for an online class (which I still haven't completed)!!!

I'm entering the following challenges:-




Ombre Parrot

I'm still playing with the new stamps from Altenew and this one features the gorgeous parrot and leaves from Parrot Paradise.

I've used Zig CCRB Markers and Gasai Tambi watercolours. I love the ombre effect. At first I tried to colour the tail feathers gold, but I like this version much better.
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Totally Tropical

Hi there. I received some Happy Mail from Altenew a couple of days ago and decided to play along with the August challenge.


The stamps are from Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise. I used Jacquard Lumiere paint for the leaves and gold embossed with Reflections embossing powder.

I'm entering the following challenges:-
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Splatter it!


Monday, 31 July 2017

This card made itself!

I was having a bit of a look around challenges and saw that Winnie & Walter had a colour challenge and I immediately new what I would do! It's been a long time since I could create for a challenge without overthinking the process:)  So here is my card...

I have used the following stamp sets - So Tweet with Evelin T Designs and  Wishing You with Evelin T Designs.

Winnie & Walter July Colour Challenge


ETA: I'm also entering this in the Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Friday, 28 July 2017

Black, Silver & White

Hello there! TGIF (Aussie time)!

Today I have a simple, yet I think elegant card to share...

I stamped the Hero Arts Floral Background and silver embossed on black paper.  Next I stamped the W&W Sentiment in black and clear embossed on white card. To finish, I mounted it on a white card and added a few silver flower sequins.
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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Happy 5 Year Anniversary CASology

Casology are celebrating 5 years of clean and simple inspiration!  They have a fabulous blog hop lots of prizes to give away too, so pop on over to check out the fun!


I actually made this card at a craft retreat, but never got around to sharing it, so this is the perfect opportunity! The only thing is, I cannot remember the brand of stamps. I thought it was Unity, but can't find it in their shop. I used Zig CCRB Markers to colour the image.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Brighter Days

Here's another card for the Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.

I've decided that the best way to beat the lack of Mojo is to relax! So instead of trying to think up edgy designs, I'm just chilling and enjoying colouring and playing with all my lovely supplies.

I stamped the image and sentiment with black ink and clear embossed. Then I coloured with Distress Inks, Derwent Inktense Pencils, Gansai Tambi and Zig CCRB Markers. I was trying to use more autumn tone colours, because I wanted to get away from Pink and Red.  The floral image is of course from Concord  & 9th Hello Lovely and the sentiment is from their Shine Brighter set. This image is all over the internet, which makes it hard to be original, but it is so lovely and always looks fab!
I used the sketch from Fusion Challenge.

I'm entering the following challenges:-



Simon Monday Challenge - On the Edge

Monday, 24 July 2017

This was fun!

Hi again. I have  another card to share and this one was lots of fun, because I used my brand new Distress Oxides and the beautiful Memory Box Fantasy Butterfly Frame die.

I smooshed 3 different colours of the Distress Oxide inks on my craft mat, gave it a spritz and then some more smooshing with the watercolour paper on the mat, using a wet brush to help get the desired effect.
Then I stamped the Concord & 9th sentiment with black ink and clear embossed. I then layered the frame, watercolour panel and base card. A bit of bling to finish and Voila!

I didn't get on board the Distress Oxide band-wagon until the 2nd release, but I love the new colours, so I will be experimenting with layered stamping soon!
I'm entering the following challenges...


Simon Monday Challenge - You've Got the Edge

A Rainbow of Butterflies

More play with watercolours and good Arches paper today. Whilst I still had the Penny Black butterflies on my desk I decided to use the smallest butterfly and this is the result.

I used various watercolours, included Daniel Smith and Gansai Tambai and was practising the glazing technique. I need lots of practise!!! Anyway it ended up a bright a cheery card. I added a very light grey watercolour to outline the butterflies. I had a HUGE mishap with the white paint pen I was using, with a big blotch, so I had to add blotches on all the butterflies lol!
Oh, the sentiment is from CASual Friday stamps.

I'm entering the following challenges:-
CAS Watercolour Challenge
Craft Stamper Take it, Make it





Friday, 21 July 2017

Peony Bouquet

Hey there.  We've been having an amazingly sunny winter so far and I wouldn't be surprised if the flowers start to bloom a bit early this year. Thinking of flowers, made me have a play with some Altenew floral stamps and this is one of the results...
I've used Altenew inks to colour these images - stamping and then softening with watered down ink.  I'm feeling very rusty with my watercolouring, so I'm trying to get lots of practice, although most of it is ending up in the bin (trash)!
The stamp sets are Altenew Peony Bouquet and Painted Greetings.



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Friday, 14 July 2017

Hello Gorgeous!

Just a quick post, because I'm using my iPad.

Today I'm sharing a card for Ellen Hutson The Classroom Mix it Up Challenge. This collaboration is featuring Lawn Fawn.

The Koala and foliage are from Lawn Fawn 'Critters Down Under 'and the sentiment is from the ellen Hutson Stamp Set 'Hello Gorgeous'






Friday, 7 July 2017

Dream then Do

In search of inspiration, I came across the CASual Friday challenge, which is a Tic-Tac-Toe and I immediately knew what I would do! Yes, a spark of Mojo!

I painted the watercolour stripes with distress inks and then stamped CASual Friday sentiment and image.
The butterfly die is from Penny Black. Luckily I had some sequins to match.

 I'm entering the CASual Friday Challenge and CAS Watercolour Challenge.