Monday 24 February 2020

Red and Black Leaves....

I am loving doing Leaves in different colours at the moment, so today's are Red and Black.
CAS Watercolour Challenge is a colour one of Red and Black
CAS Mix Up is to Stencil from Die Cuts....My choice is heat embossing and Die cutting

Here is my card.... 

I have used a few red colours of Brusho's and one of Lindy Powders, activated with water
and then wrapped in cling film and left to dry.
The ones on the left are on gloss card and the ones on the right water colour card.
Huge differences when you used different card.
I used the one on the right as it was 'Red'.

I die cut the leaf and stencilled with black gloss paste onto a die cut mat layer.
The Red leaf was die cut twice, so that I could individually cut some leaves to add dimension.
Finishing off with stamping and heat embossing the sentiment and a branch die cut for it to sit on...
Ironically I love how the photos have come out and they show the shine from the 
Lindy's (for once) and the stencilled leaves....
However.... I cannot get the photos to look like my actual card, which is Red....

Thank you Joanna and Marcia for the fun challenges.
Challenges I would love to enter....
CAS Mix Up Challenge - Stencil from die cuts......
Honoured and thrilled with my top pick - Thank you x.
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Red and Black
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge - Anything Goes so long as you include Stamping

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Blue Birthday Flower......

Uniko is celebrating their 8th Birthday and I wanted to join in the party....
I have used the pretty Uniko Peony stamp set and water coloured in cool colours.

Here is my card.....

I tried the no-line water colouring technique but as you can see I am no water colourist
but I had fun trying......
The stamp set also has a smaller peony flower stamp, so I made a tag too.
I finished the set off with a few drops of clear raindrops and a stamped sentiment.
Bev and her team over at uniko are always so inspirational and creative 
and here's to many more years to come...
Still Wild, Windy, Wet and Very Cold weather here, where I live in Scotland...
Staying in to Craft!.....
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Uniko's challenge this month is anything goes 
and I have gone with the optional cool Winter colours...
Super Thrilled with my Win - Thank you x.
The Flower Challenge #41 - Add Leaves
Delighted with my Honourable Mention....Thank you x.
Day of The Month Card Club - Send a card to a Friend Day
This is going to a dear friend along with the tag and a gift x.
Thank you for my second place win x
Seize The Birthday - with the option of show us your white space

Sunday 9 February 2020

CAS Foiling....

Today's card was inspired by The CAS Stencil Challenge, which is Foiling.....
There are lots of videos and inspiration over on the blog as how to do this technique.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil and lightly blended some grey ink.
I popped through clear gel paste and waited overnight for it to dry.
The silver foil was activated with my laminator.
The flower was stamped and fussy cut, after splashing water colours on it.
My colour choice was inspired by The Paper Players colour challenge.
Finishing off with clear glaze on the flower and stamping the text.

I so enjoyed using foil with a stencil 
and it really has the wow factor when you peel the foil off.

The weather today has been wild, so a day in the craft room has been wonderful.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
The CAS Stencil Challenge - Foiling
Wow....Thank you for my top pick this month ...I am thrilled.....x
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it Challenge - Anything goes so long as you have stamped
Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's Anything goes challenge with a feminine twist
Thank you for the shout out x
The Paper Players - Colour Challenge