Monday, 15 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October reminder post

Time for the reminder post at The CAS Mix Up this month.

This Months Challenge is technique based and is Metal.....

Metal can be Real or Faux.......
or even a Metal looking technique.....
You are only limited by your imagination.

Have fun and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery.

There are video links over on the blog too, to inspire you further....
Along with the amazingly creative DT and our wonderful guest designer Pat 

This is my card..... 

I have used Stamping, Wrap Technique, Stencilling, and Heat embossing
The Wrap Technique has been used with Brusho's and water
and produced a metal looking background. 
I used a stencil and some crackle paste, through a leaf stencil for texture.
The die cut Leaf sprig has been heat embossed several times with silver.
The little die cut heart has been layered and embossed with frantage powders.
Finishing off with die cutting the background and adding a black strip 
and stamped sentiment at the bottom.
The edges of the background have also been heat embossed with silver.
The detail photo shows the wonderful effect from the wrap technique 
and the texture from the crackle paste and stencil. 

Lots of Faux Metal on this card and I had so much fun making it.
Looking forward to your creations and wonderful creativity in the gallery....
Have Fun.....
Crafty Hugs x.


Challenges I would love to enter......
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Anything goes with the twist of Black
Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes and must include stamping

Friday, 12 October 2018

Just Keep Going.....

I had an idea and I just kept going.....

A Box of Eggs .......a Colour Challenge.....
Here is my Creation....
I made the three little eggs from clay and Splattered them and covered them with gloss glaze......
The background has been made with quite a few of the chalk acrylic paints, 
swirled and made to look like marble.....
I have stencilled the flowers with white snowflake paint and splattered in toffee...

In the spirit of honesty I have included this photo to say......
Keep on going as I was really not sure at this stage.....
Happily I was really pleased when I finished it.....
Mixing the medias to me is to keep going until I finish,
as it is the sum of all the elements....And then see if I like it......
I loved getting all messy and as always learnt lots along the way....
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Take It Make It Challenge - October Challenge Anything goes
Stamplorations - Mixed Media...Anything goes + You must use a stencil




Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Copper Metal Flowers....

Had fun this past week playing with Frantage and Lindy Magical Powders....
This is My Card....

I sprinkled Lindy Magical powders through a stencil and activated them with water.
I used Creme Brulee, Dark Chocolate Truffle and Sandra Dee Sepia.
The first two have the shimmer in them and if you are looking for a light, 
cream like colour then the Brulee is fabulous. 
The Sepia is a flat colour with no shine. 
The die cut flowers and leaf have been embossed with Frantage Aged Copper
embossing enamel to give a Faux Metal appearance.
Depending how long you heat them you can get a 
 molten effect or  bumps, more textural look.
I did both this time.

I finished off with stamping the sentiment in brown.
You can get a real super shine from the Frantage and the Lindy Powders.

The CAS Mix Up Challenge is on until the 24th so I shall be popping my card
into the challenge for fun....My choice is Stencil, die cutting and heat embossing.
I shall be popping my card into CAS on Friday Challenge, which is to make a CAS Thank You Card
Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes and to include a stamp
Stamplorations - CAS without the optional colour twist.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, 1 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October Challenge

I am excited to be hosting my first Challenge 

at The CAS Mix Up this month.
This Months Challenge is technique based and is Metal.....

Metal can be Real or Faux.......
or even a Metal looking technique.....
You are only limited by your imagination.

Have fun and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery.

There are video links over on the blog too, to inspire you further....
Along with the amazingly creative DT and our wonderful guest designer Pat 

This is my card..... 

I have used Stamping, Tin Foil, real leafs and Heat Embossing as my choice.
I have used three leafs from the garden, that had good veining on them 
and stuck them to canvas paper for added texture.
The tin foil was then glued down on top and two colours of acrylic paint lightly painted on top.
Once this was dry I lightly rubbed back some of the acrylic paint to expose the leafs, 
the veins and the texture from the canvas paper.
The foliage has been stamped in green and the tops heat embossed in silver on the card stock.
I ran a silver pen around the edges of the small squares and popped them up onto foam.
Finishing off with stamping the sentiment in green.

I remember doing this technique in my school days and had fun then too x.
So looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.
Have fun.......x
Crafty Hugs....

Challenges I would like to enter.....


Saturday, 29 September 2018

PaperArtsy Re-Inker Topic....

For the past two weeks PaperArtsy have had a topic of Re-Inkers 
and I have really enjoyed the posts and being wonderfully inspired....
My Notebook Cover today has been inspired by the topic....

This is my Notebook cover.....
I so enjoyed mixing the medias and sure did learn lots along the way....

 
Two colours of Re-inkers were used for the background......
I put a couple of drops onto the mat and swept the card through until I was happy.

I next used the Re-inkers to stamp with, around the edges of the inked card.
The cute mini text has been stamped in plum archival.
The main stamping was stamped and heat embossed in white embossing powder.
The Re-inkers were then mixed with white and translucent embossing pastes for two different effects.
I loved how one was matt and textural and the other one shiny and translucent.
I used all four of them through a stencil.

I tried lots of different techniques this past week with the Re-inkers......
I was intrigued how different the two examples on the left look using exactly the same ink colours 
but on different card stock, one matt and one gloss.......
I also tried the Re-inkers and shaving foam, which was a lot of fun........
I also tried the technique through a stencil and got some fabulous and unique effects.
Using a Pigment Re-inker and a roller I spread the ink onto an acrylic block 
and rolled it over an embossing folder.
The top left is just laying a card over the ink, on the embossing folder and rubbing it.
The top right is popping the card into the inked embossing folder and embossing it.
The bottom two are the same but using the other side of the folder.

 I coloured the ribbon with the left over ink on my acrylic block.
I also used the Re-inkers to colour directly with, to hi-light a little on the flower heads and leaves.
Finishing off with stamping the word sentiments, some white splats and white doodling.
Most of the time my Re-inkers just live in my cupboard, unused, 
as I don' think to use them for anything else.......

I had so much fun, learnt lots and got messy this week and loved it.....
I loved exploring new ways to using the Re-inkers.
I would love to enter teh following challenges....
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Anything but a card














Monday, 24 September 2018

Water coloured Trees.....

Inspired by The CAS Watercolour Challenge to make today's card...

The theme is Tree.....

The background was stamped with some Grey trees and then the fun...
Using my trusty Misti and Distress Markers to colour and stamp the trees.
Sometimes individual colours and sometimes not.....
Sometimes lightly misting with water and sometimes not.....
Learning all the time how much to use and maybe drying in between or not.....
Again this was not my first attempt!
The stamp for the bare trees in the foreground where too wide and not tall enough 
so I masked them to make them skinny and then added further height 
and branches using an archival ink pen.

Finishing off with stamping the deer and the sentiment,
adding snow to the branches and the tree trunks with a white pen.
The Challenge over at The CAS Mix Up  is Ink your stamps with markers...
I used traditional stamping too and my choice is water colouring....the snow and sky.
Way out of my comfort zone and I loved it.

Thank you for stopping by ...... I really do appreciate it x.

Challenges I would love to enter........
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge with the optional twist of tree
Allsorts Challenge - Use Water or the colour Blue
I have used water for the water colouring and hints of blue on the trees.....


Saturday, 22 September 2018

Joy......

Today's card is inspired by
the Challenge at CAS Christmas with the theme of Wreath....
I started by inking up the scribbly circle stamp with three shades of browns.
Next came the sprigs and the leaves with three different stamps 
and three different green inks.
 Finishing off with stamping the poinsettia in red and adding a small amount of bling.
The J and the Y have been die cut and edged with the green and browns.
It's one of those CAS cards that now I know the shades of inks 
and the stamps required that I could make up quite quickly but at the time
.....not so much x.
I so enjoyed making this card 
and grateful to the challenge to give me the kick start that I needed x.

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Stamplorations - CAS Card Challenge
HLS September Christmas Challenge - Without the optional twist