Thursday 27 April 2017

One Layer Fun.....

I have been having fun making One Layer Cards, 
using a die cut as a mask and then as a stamp.
I started by making two master boards that I cut up into four cards.

The flower die has been cut out of masking paper to use as a mask.
I also die cut the flower out of foam and made a stamp, 
which was heat embossed in white to use as a resist.
The background has also been stamped with some smaller stamps 
and embellished with white and black pens.

The boards where sprayed with several sprays, 
mostly containing mica for that added shine.

 Further interest has been added with stamping 
the background text with silver paint.
I finished off with stamping individual sentiments 
and popping on silver paint around the edges.
I enjoyed using the die cut as a mask and as a stamp
and also liked the slightly different looks to the both techniques.
I also enjoyed using some smaller stamps, which I often forget about.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter...
Where Creativity Meets C9 - Concord & 9th Challenge *8- One Layer
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media Challenge - Sprays

Friday 21 April 2017

Take Flight......

Let Your Dreams Take Flight.....
Here is today's card.....
The flowers and smaller dragonfly's have been stamped and water coloured.
The larger dragonfly has been die cut and inlaid back into the card.
CAS Mix Up challenge this month is stamping and Inlaid Die Cutting.
I have popped on wink of stella for a little bit of bling and
on the bottom right dragonfly some glossy accents.
The sentiment has been stamped and heat embossed.
I finished with hand embellishing, using a black pen and
water droplets of glossy accents (that look a little yellowy in the photo!).
Learning all the time with water colouring 
and enjoyed how the colours blended together.
I used Distress ink pads and markers.
There where numerous attempts using different colours 
and different card stock before I got there!

I have a friend's daughter leaving home for the first time, with a new job, 
so this card will be heading her way x
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter my card into......
CAS Mix Up - Love this challenge of mixing CAS, Mixed Media and techniques
I have used stamping, Inlaid die cutting, water-colouring, glossy accents and hand embellishing
Stamplorations - Sketch and Theme Challenge
I am going with the theme of Stamps and Wings
Stamplorations - Things and Wings
Blog Hop and Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge
Anything Goes without the optional twist
Stamplorations - CAS Challenge  Anything CAS Goes

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Birthday Wishes.....

I bought this stamp ages ago and was inspired by a couple of challenges 
to actually use it!
This is my card.....

I have used the sketch and the photo for my inspiration
from The Fusion Challenge...
I love to join in at.....
The CAS Watercolour Challenge and used the colours of Green and Pink...
My choice of medium is Water colouring... and Zigs
The pretty flower stamp has been stamped and embossed in white.
I then played with the zigs to colour it in.
I wanted a delicate sentiment to complement the image, 
which took an ordinate amount of time to decide and to execute!
I finished off the card with delicate splats 
and layering onto grey card to represent the grey on the car in the photo.

I am glad, that at last I have used this pretty flower stamp 
and very much enjoyed the process of making this card.

Thank you so much for finding time to stop by my blog.....
Crafty Hugs
Challenges I would like to enter....
CAS Watercolour - Green and Pink
Thrilled to have receieved an Outstanding Design shout out for this card...Thank you x
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge - without the option twist Rainbow
Stamplorations CAS Challenge
How lucky am I to have been choosen as a winner at Stamplorations - Thank you x