Sunday 15 July 2018

CAS Mix Up July Reminder Post

Time for the reminder post for the CAS Mix Up Challenge

Fabulous inspiration in the gallery......
Such creative cards from the wonderful design team 
and our guest designer Susan from The catsinkcorporated.
Pop across and take a look.....

This is my card......

I have coloured my die cuts with lots of different colours of Lindy Magicals and water.
I have stamped the sentiments and my choice is free hand drawing and water colouring.
You can see the shimmer of the Lindy Magicals in this picture.
I love how you get unpredictable colours.
Even though the die cuts are small I kept going until I got an artsy and wild looking effect.
The stems have been drawn in with a dipping pen and distress stains.
The sentiments have been stamped with the help of the Misti.
I die cut the poppies and then snipped the heads to use as I wanted 
and individually coloured the small die cuts.

I have a designer paper that gave me the inspiration for the layout of my card, 
as of course I am never going to cut it up x.

Thank you for stopping by 
and I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations in the gallery.

Challenges I would love to enter....
Take it Make It Challenge - Anything goes but must include stamping
Stamplorations CAS Challenge 
Country View Challenge - In The Summer Garden
That's Crafty - Close to Nature

Thursday 12 July 2018

Colouring Die Cuts

The Paper Players are celebrating their 400th blog challenge and I wanted to join in the fun...
Their challenges are always fun and the team is hugely creative and inspiring.

This is my card.....

For the background.......
I sprayed my white card stock with Lindy sprays in brown and copper.
The flower bouquet has been masked, stamped and heat embossed with copper.
The hidden die cut birthday sentiment was raised slightly with foam.

 For the Die Cut Butterfly......
I loosely sketched the shape of the butterfly onto the die cut. 
Using a pipette I dropped in three shades of the Lindy's and 
drying in between so that I would NOT get a blended effect.

Using coloured pva glue I traced the shape of the butterfly, first with gold 
and then hi-lighting in bronze. Whilst still wet I used a toothpick to get shapes and to blend.
The Lindys and the heat embossing is all shiny 
and the pva glues are subtle, which has added a lovely contrast and texture.
I haven't used them in years, so much so I had to use a pliers to get them unblocked.

The CAS Mix Up Challenge is using die cuts but my card isn't CAS enough to add it to the gallery but the challenge has given me the inspiration and confidence to do more with colouring die cuts.

The die cut sentiment, from PTI was gifted to me for winning a challenge, with these cards
by the kind, humorous and extremely talented Darnell....Thank you so much x

I had a fun and crafty few days making this card....
Thank you so much for finding time to stop by, I really do appreciate it.

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions Another fun challenge which I like to enter
Thank you for the shout out....Thrilled 
That's Crafty - Close to Nature
Country View Challenge- In The Summer Garden

Sunday 1 July 2018

CAS Mix Up July Challenge

The CAS Mix Up Challenge for July is 

Colour Your Die Cuts.....

The design team and our fabulous guest designer Susan Joyce from Cat's Ink Corporated
have wonderful inspiration for you over on the blog.
There are video's links too, to inspire you further......

This is my card....

Colour your Die Cuts and keep your card CAS.
Include some stamping and your choice...My choice is ink blending and splats.

I die cut the flower out of watercolour card.
This gave me the shape and confidence to free hand draw my flower inside the die cut.

I coloured my flower with a light wash of grey watercolour, charcoal pencils 
and black Indian ink.
I die cut a further five flower shapes to add dimension.
The leaves have been stamped, colour washed and hi-lighted with a black pen.

The background has been masked and blended with distress inks.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment, silver foiling in the centre of the flower 
and white splats. 

So many techniques to use to colour in your dies.
By using the die cut as a template enabled me to try, 
for the first time drawing my own flower.
I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.

Challenges I would love to enter......
Monochrome Magic - Fun challenge with or without the twist of purple...
I have just found this fun challenge and thought I would join in...
Thank you for the shout out.....Delighted x