Tuesday 13 September 2016

Pink Lady.....

Today's Card....
Inspired to make this card using the Marble Technique over at CAS Mix Up Challenge.....
Pop across, if you've time to see links to how to do these techniques x
I had a fun and messy day trying out this new to me technique of using 
shaving foam and alcohol inks to achieve a marble effect.
I tried lots of different colours and different methods of using the foam and also through stencils.
I now have lots of backgrounds to use at a later date.
After doing loads of backgrounds I stamped and fussy cut the lady's dress.
I thought the lady/dress stamp and the sentiment was quite sassy together.
I have stamped in black archival ink the horizontal lines.
I used the inspiration photo at Inspired by all the little things to help out here.....
I also picked up on the pink cushion and flower in the photo.
The rectangle has been die cut with a stitch die and raised up onto foam.
I popped on another piece of pink marbling to emphasize the sentiment.
The marbling shaving foam is a fun technique to try....messy but well worth it x
I love learning new techniques and the CAS Mix Up Challenge is excellent for giving you 
inspiration and encouragement to try new ones x

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter....
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Marbling + a choice
My choice is die cutting, fussy cutting, heat embossing and splats
Stamplorations CAS - Anything Goes with an optional twist of pink
Penny Black and More - Add a Sentiment
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes using stamping

Thursday 8 September 2016

So Blessed.....

Today's card.....
Update......Thrilled that my card has won over at The Craft Stamper-Make It Take It Challenge.
And an Honourable Mention at Rubber Dance.
Thank you so very much x
I had a fun day today trying out different techniques.
I first stamped the leaves and flowers with thick white gesso. 
This gave a gorgeous chalky feel to the card.
I then used several shades of grey distress inks to blend over the gesso stamping for the background.
I wiped the distress inks off the gesso, which left an off white colour, which is what I wanted.
I then over stamped, off setting the leaves and flowers with two shades of archival grey inks.
A few of the stamped rain drops have glossy accents on them.
I finished with die cutting a stitched square 
and adding the sentiment, stamped in dark grey archival ink.
I have had a lovely time away this past week visiting family and having a fabulous time x
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Crafty Hugs x
Challenges I would like to enter.....
Rubber Dance - 2nd Anniversary of the blog Challenge
The leaves and flowers are Rubber Dance Stamps
I have gone with July and the optional theme of Friendship x
Stamplorations - Sketch and or Theme-Stamping and Monochromatic scheme
I have gone with the Monochromatic theme
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it Make it - Stamp It - Anything Goes using stamps
Lots of stamping on this card
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media - Distress
I used distress inks to blend the background