Saturday 24 April 2021

Loads of Leaves

Two cards today using lots of die cut leaves.
This is my first card ......

I die cut lots of leaves and stacked them up onto watercolour card.
They where liberally sprayed with Lindy's Flat sidewalk white chalk spray.
I was looking for a plaster/chalky effect, which doesn't really show up in the photo.....
This is my second card.......

The die cut distressed frame and leaf have several layers
of heated copper embossing powder on them.
The Navy cardstock is an embossing Leaf folder, edged with copper.
A little heart with glossy accents and a sentiment strip to finish.

Twofers is asking for leaves this challenge so I am popping my cards over....
Two very different designs for two different occasions, using the same leaf die.....

Challenges I would love to enter.....
Twofer - Leaves - Thrilled with My shout out - Thank you 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Sending Hugs
Watercooler Wednesday - Dawn's All about occasions Challenge
DiesRus Challenge #167 - All but one of the die cut leaves are Sizzix Thinlits

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Geisha Girl

 CAS Mix Up challenge this month is Paper Piecing.
The lovely Linda is hosting and on the reminder post she shared with us
a cute Geisha Girl card.
She commented that it would be fun for her
to have a whole wardrobe of Kimono's.....

My card isn't cute but that was the inspiration for my card,
using a really old Geisha Girl stamp.

The Geisha Lady was stamped first onto the background white card and
then the paper piecing built up around her.

I embellished with perfect pearls, glossy accents
and a tiny bit of colouring on the fan.
I painted an orange/gold card for the matting and layering.
Hard to photograph with the pretty shiny paper......
I have left the card without a sentiment as I loved the image just as it is.....
Paper piecing is something I rarely do, so thank you for the challenge Linda.

I have stamped the main image.
My mixed media elements are heat embossing and hand embellishing.

With the changes with Feedburner and Emails
I have been trying to update everything.

I will be following you all but trying out different options,
just in case you see that I am unfollowing you etc........

Challenges I would love to enter
CAS Mix Up - Paper Piecing
Thrilled with my Top Pick - Thank you so very much x

Monday 12 April 2021

Sending Love

 I have been playing with watercolours and came up with this card.....

The Flower Challenge this month is pretty pastels and 
Color Hues challenge is Pink and green.
Both Challenges influenced my colours and tones this month.

After stamping I watercoloured the flowers and then fussy cut them out.
Some of the leaves where stamped onto the card
and some where cut out using the co-ordinating die.

After all the effort I wasn't sure about the splats but I just went for it!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really do appreciate it.
Sending love and hugs to all that need it...I so miss hugging!

Challenges I would love to enter.....
The Flower Challenge is pretty pastels
Color Hues challenge is Pink and green
Thrilled with my shout out....Thank you very much
Uniko - Signs of Spring
Tic Tac Toe Challenge I have chosen the middle from top to bottom....
Thank you very much for my Team Pick x
Florals-Free-Any shape die, which is my leaves