Sunday, 24 September 2017

Watercolour Wash......

After more than several attempts, this is today's card.....
I am a techniques girl and love to learn new ones.
One of my favourite challenges to do this is...
CAS Mix Up - this months challenge is Watercolour Wash.
Very new to me.....
They always have great inspiration from their talented design team 
and videos links to inspire you further.

I started with masking and a watercolour wash using a few colours
from Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colours.
The flowers have been stamped in black ink and 
the bottom half in grey ink with white ink on top.
Not CAS enough so I over-stamped and heat embossed in white.
This gave me a fun shadow effect.
I die cut the rectangles and popped some up onto foam tape at different levels.
 The sentiment has been stamped with grey ink also.
I loved the challenge to push me into trying watercolour washes, 
instead of blending inks, brusho's or sprays.
Spotlight it so I will be popping my card over there too.
The lovely Darnell has started her NBUS Challenge today #12. 
I have never used this old flower stamp before, 
so I shall popping my card into the challenge....
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter......
CAS Mix Up -  Watercolour Wash.
Watercoluring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colours for the watercolour wash.
The flowers and sentiment have been stamped and my choice is die cutting of the rectangles.
The product I have used form the store is Kuretake Gansai Tambi glorious water colours. Versamark ink pad and Altenew Mini Cube inks-rocks collection
Darnell - NBUS Challenge #12.  - Anything goes using never before used schtuff






Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Chill.......

Hope all is well with you?
It's been awhile but here is today's card....
I love joining in the CAS Watercolour Challenge and their theme this month is...
It's not that I have not been thinking what to do all month but where does time go?
I was inspired by the colours over at Inspired By All The Little Things....
The glorious copper and the beautiful aqua
I needed a Masculine Birthday card....
I have used Brusho's for the background as my watercolour.
I die cut the Man silhouette to use as a stencil.
I mixed translucent paste with dark pigment powders to pop through the stencil.
As they where Lindy powders and often contain 'other' colours 
it looks like the man has a tie, squiffy around his neck!

The stencil work on the left has been done with coloured paste, 
copper paste and copper embossing powder.
I finished off with stamping and heat embossing the sentiment in copper.
I enjoyed the using the techniques on this card 
and challenging myself with the two challenges.
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by....
Crafty Hugs x
Challenge I would like to pop my card across too....
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Brusho's as my water colour and stencil and paste for my silhouette 
Inspired By All The Little Things - Loved the colour of the copper and the aqua 
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Penny's Masculine anything goes



Friday, 1 September 2017

Wine Cork.....

Today's card is inspired by.......
Less is More Challenge to use a real object 
and CAS-ual Fridays - Colour challenge of Kraft and white
Whilst drinking a glass of wine my real object came to me....
Use a cork....
Most wine comes with screw tops, so I went on the hunt for a cork.
I found one in our memory box from many years ago, so the idea
of making a Christmas card for DH was born....

The background has been done with alcohol inks, blending solution 
and blowing with a straw to get the basic shape and spikes of the tree,.

I finished off with die cutting the 'Merry' sentiment, 
which was a fun reference to 'drinking' the Wine.
Between the smell of the inks and blowing with the straw 
I didn't need to drink wine, as I was quiet light headed anyway!

Fun card to make, with a memory for us both x
Thank you for finding time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter......
Less is More Challenge to use a real object 
CAS-ual Fridays - Colour challenge of Kraft and white
Update...Delighted to have been chosen as a contender for this card...Thank you



Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Let's Chill.....

Great to make another Christmas Card...
Today's card has been inspired by 
The Muse Christmas Visions Challenge where
Cornelia has provided four amazing cards as inspiration.
My card.......
Bottom right card......
My interpretation.....
Loved the Big Blue circle, the pretty little blue dots and the cute penguins
The Big blue circle became my balloon.
The pretty little dots became the lower half of my card.
The ice cube igloo in Cornelia's card became my stencilled icicles 
at the top of my card.
Finished off with the black sentiment.
I have used Lindy sprays for the balloon, all shiny and pretty.

I reckon my Penguin is really chilled out having fun in the snow.
I have a birthday (hence the balloon) 
in the family on Christmas day so this is for her x

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by.
I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
The Muse Christmas Visions Challenge - MCV83 - Cornelia's cards as inspiration
Addicted To CAS - Friends
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes -without the option
Christmas Card Throwdown - Technique Challenge - Embossing
I have dry embossed the large balloon and heat embossed the glitter around the edges of the card and embossing paste through the icicle stencil.
Stamplorations - Summer CAS Challenge




Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Joyful Christmas.......

Great to make another Christmas Card...
Today's card has been inspired by 
The Muse Christmas Visions Challenge where
Cornelia has provided four amazing cards as inspiration.
My card.......
Top right card......
My interpretation.....
Loved the contemporary Deer with the lines, 
the fun hanging elements 
and the strip on the side of the card
I used satin card, which took the black soot distress ink really well 
through the stencil.
I also turned the stencil to get another antler.
I stamped over the black ink, whilst the stencil was still on 
and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
 The strip at the bottom has been stamped with black and gold inks...
Thank goodness for the Misti.
Finishing off with a stamped sentiment 
and hi-lighting the little hanging stamped Christmas elements.
Hard to get photos as the gold ink looked yellow 
or the gold embossing looked too blingy.

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
The Muse Christmas Visions Challenge - MCV83 - Cornelia's cards as inspiration
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes -without the option
Stamplorations - Sketch and Theme - Stamps and Anything Goes




Oh Snap.......

Had fun with this one....
Today's card has been inspired by 
The Muse Christmas Visions Challenge where
Cornelia has provided four amazing cards as inspiration.
Today's card.......
Top left card......
My interpretation.....
I loved the rows of cookies on the tray, the kraft card, the washi tape 
and the little Christmas stocking that has been snapped!
Can you see it just below the tray?
I have used a stencil for the background and white embossing paste.
I choose only some of the rows on the stencil, so I had to do one row at a time 
and wait for it to dry.

My fun gingerbread has been fussy cut and hi-lighted with white nova drops.
The bits falling from the gingerbread should look like 'crumbs' !!!
It made me giggle when I saw the photos how I positioned them on the card.
I enjoyed making my own washi tape to look like Cornelia's.
The embossed white layer has been done with an embossing folder.

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter....
The Muse Christmas Visions Challenge - MCV83 - Cornelia's cards as inspiration
Would love to join in at CAS-ual Fridays with my card - Colour challenge of Kraft and White.
Hope the black on the sentiment strip is ok?






Thursday, 24 August 2017

Borders......

Still playing with Alcohol inks and this time die's and borders.....
Today's card.....
The die cut has been cut from gloss card
made from several colours of  alcohol inks and gold.
I have used the inlaid technique, which was time consuming but fun.
I cut the die cut again to use as a stencil for the border.
This has been done with gloss 3D gel.
I raised the frame with pink foam 
and finished off with a stamped sentiment and a few sequins.

I was inspired to use Alcohol Inks from the wonderful CAS Mix Up Challenge.
If you pop over they have links to videos with inspiration to using these inks.

The die cut is a Poppy Stamps die...Distressed Benson Corner
and their challenge is Borders, which inspired the layout 
and the use of the border

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would love to enter...
Stamping, Alcohol inks 
and for me die cutting and gel medium through a stencil for a border
Die cutting, using the die cut as a stencil to hi-light the border