Sunday, 18 August 2019

Beautiful You....

Today's card has been inspired by a few challenges.
I've had fun with a Stencil and Water colouring......
Here's My Card.....
CAS Stencil challenge is to use Sprays and CAS Watercolour is Colourful Butterflies.....
I sprayed the Face stencil with Black 'Flat' spray from Lindy's, onto watercolour card.
I then flipped the stencil over and pressed it onto another card to use at a later date.
I have used several shimmer green sprays from Lindy's for the bottom of the card, 
applying with a water brush directly from the bottle.
The same with the 'eye shadow' and the stamped fussy cut butterfly.
The gold butterflies have been stamped and heat embossed.
Finishing off with gold perfect pearls and a little doodling.
In the interest of honesty......I made this card twice........
If you look at the photo on the left you will see 'grey' smudging at the top of her head.
Getting progressively worse with the photo on the right....
My advice with using sprays through a stencil.....
Leave alone and keep fussing to a minimum, as not to re-activate the spray!

I hope you've managed some crafty time this weekend 
and thank you so much for finding time to stop by.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All About Occasions
My card is for a dear friends birthday
CAS On Friday - Use a Stencil
Take It Make It - Craft Stamper - Anything goes so long as it includes stamping
The stencil and the stamps are by Stamplorations










Thursday, 15 August 2019

CAS Mix Up August reminder post

Time for the reminder post over At The CAS Mix Up Challenge 
with the fun Paper Towel Technique....
Betty from created by BJK is our talented guest designer 
and lots of inspiration from the team over on the blog.......
Paper Towel Transfer, Stamping, Die cutting, Heat embossing and Doodling
Sorry the card looks bendy in this photo ......
I used the mop up paper towels with lots of water, scrunched them up 
and thumped them down onto my card.
It took awhile to get the depth of colour but I loved the random effect.
I used a little water colour around the edges to enhance the shape.
I unscrewed a Lindy spray bottle and used the end of the spray tube to doodle a horizontal line.
There must have been a lot of mica in the bottom of the tube as the effect was really sparkly.
The die cut sentiment was coloured with the Lindy and a liquid chrome pen.
Finishing off with stamping and heat embossing a mixed media stamp in silver.

It's a great way to use up those mop up paper towels instead of just popping them in the bin.
Thank you for stopping by....

The gallery is looking so creative and fabulous.
I hope you find time to join in.....
Challenges I would love to enter....
Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes so long as you include stamping
The mixed media stamp is by Stamplorations
Dawn's All about Occasions over at Watercooler Wednesday





Thursday, 1 August 2019

CAS Mix Up August Challenge

Our fun challenge this month at The CAS Mix Up Challenge is Paper Towel 
and is hosted by the lovely Loll.
This is to challenge you to recycle those inky paper towels.
Our creative and talented guest designer this month is Betty from Created by bjk.
Pop across to the blog for fabulous inspiration from the design team and Betty.
I have recycled an inky paper towel, stamping and my choices are heat embossing and die cutting.

The inky paper towel was glued to a mixed media card.
I applied glue to the edge and heat embossed two shades of gold embossing powders 
and for added texture one was UTEE
The leaves where stamped and heat embossed in gold and so was the die cut sentiment.
It is great to use up those mop up pieces of kitchen and paper towels and make them into a card.
There are different ways to use the inky Paper Towel 
and Loll has a video showing you how over on the blog.
and I am so looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter...........
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything goes
CASology - Shimmer





Wednesday, 24 July 2019

CAS Bouquet

Two very dear blog friends have had their milestones birthday this month....
Bonnie and Darnell .....Which I am sure need no introduction x.
CAS Watercolour have had a celebration this month of their 'Special' Birthdays.
This is my card for the two very special ladies............
The theme is Bouquet.
This bouquet stamp is a very old unused stamp, which comes in two sizes....This is the smaller one.
 The background is water coloured in several different shades of pink Lindy Magicals.
The shimmer from the magicals look so pretty.
The bouquet has been stamped and then using bleach to lift the colours.
I have used pencils to colour the bouquet and leaves.
I wanted to end by saying that I am in awe of you CAS perfectionist out there.
This card was incredibly hard for me....
My heart is in techniques but that doesn't mean I can't do CAS but CAS properly, 
well that is a different thing.....
I found it incredibly hard to contain my design and also hard to colour etc....
What surprised me was that I loved this card......And I hope you do too? x
It took me two weeks to do and for my friendly and special blog friends it was sure worth it x
Challenges I would love to enter.......
AAA Challenge - One Image without the optional twist
Simply Less is More - Small Images
CASology - Shimmer
Uniko - Flowers
AAA Birthday - One For The Girls





Monday, 15 July 2019

CAS Mix Up July reminder post

Time for a reminder for the CAS Mix Up Challenge this month, which is Alcohol Ink Lift....
 Michelle from seashellcreates is our very talented guest designer this month
and Bonnie is hosting this fun challenge.........

It's Bonnie's birthday on the 16th July so I made my Birthday card for you Bonnie 
and sending Scottish Thistle Flowers to you.....Enjoy your day my friend x.
Alcohol ink lift pad, Alcohol Inks, Die cutting and Stamping on my card.
I started by using Yupo and various colours of alcohol inks and rubbing alcohol to mix the colours.
When this was dry I used the Ranger alcohol lift-ink pad to do the lift technique.
Using my misti and my inked thistle stamp I lifted the alcohol ink off the Yupo 
and stamped it onto regular card stock.
I was hoping to use the Yupo paper for another card but it didn't look good 
so I die cut a thistle from it and popped it onto my card.
Completing the card with the white die cut frame and stamping the birthday sentiment.
The lift technique can be done in numerous different ways and without the lift pad,
 if you do not have one........
For further inspiration and ideas pop over to the blog for video links 
and fabulous creations from the design team. 
I am looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Watercooler Wednesday - Helen's All about Occasions Challenge
AAA Birthday Challenge - For The Girls...
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it Make It Challenge
The Flower Challenge - Pretty Pastels




Monday, 1 July 2019

CAS Mix Up July Challenge


The fun challenge this month at The CAS Mix Up Challenge is
 The Alcohol Ink Lift Technique.
If this is new to you or you need further inspiration and video links then pop across to the blog.
We are lucky to have the talented Michelle W
 from Seashell Creations as our guest designer this month.

This is My Card.......

Alcohol Ink Lift Technique, UTEE, Modelling Clay and Stamping.
I used several shades of Alcohol Ink... Blues and greens with blending solution on Yupo Paper.
Once this was dry I stamped a Hero Art wave stamp using the alchol ink pad 
to lift the ink off onto the stamp. 
I then stamped this onto regular card stock, which you can see on the left of the card.

The little square has been done with embossing powders, stamping and clear UTEE, 
which I cracked when it was cool.
I made the little seashell with modelling clay, a mould and painted it with metallic acrylic paints.
Finishing off with the stamped sentiment in blue archival ink.
Such a fun technique and thank you Bonnie, our wonderful host this month for introducing it to me...
There are many ways to do the alcohol ink lifting technique....enjoy! 
I am so looking forward to being inspired by your fabulous creations in the gallery this month...
I am super thrilled to be published in The Craft Stamper this month.
Hitting the shops Friday 5th July....
I'll pop my project on the blog as soon as I can....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Stamping Sensations are asking for colourful cards this month and I love the shades of the ocean and there is plenty of stamping on this card
Michelle's Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions - Mine is a sympathy card
Country View Challenge - Blues and Greens