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


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 
Update...Thrilled to have been chosen as an outstanding design for this card...I loved the challenge x
Inspired By All The Little Things - Loved the colour of the copper and the aqua 
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Penny's Masculine anything goes
Update- I was lucky to get a win with this card-Thank you so much for choosing me as your your watercooler rockstar this week x

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