Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Autumn: the year's last loveliest smile


I wanted to try and create something of the beauty of an autumn leaf using watercolours.  Not sure if it worked but this is what I made.

I drew the leaf on watercolour card and painted with Zig watercolour pens and wet brush.

Thanks for looking!

Joining in at;
CAS Watercolour - Fall Leaves
CAS On Friday - Fall/Halloween
Uniko - Autumn/Fall
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

CAS Mix Up Guest Designer

Greetings, everyone. I am very honoured to be posting this card as
October Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up, and there is still plenty of time to enter!

I created a background with two stencils and a stamp and distress inks, layered the stencilled flowers over the top, added some crystal lacquer and glitter glue, and stamped sentiment.

Also playing along at:
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

Take It, Make It Challenge  

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Enjoy The Little Things

Taking inspiration from four challenges today. Firstly the colour selection 

The theme at Less Is More is Watercolour which goes so well with flowers.

The Flower Challenge wants to see projects using Your Favourite Flower and one of my favourite flowers is roses. I have a beautiful orange rose bush in my garden but sadly it's not flowering at the moment.

Also joining in at Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes.

I inked the flower stamp with distress markers, painted it over with a wet brush before stamping and added more colour and watercolour background. 

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 1 October 2017

Guest Designing at CAS Mix Up

I am absolutely delighted to be this month's Guest Designer at CAS Mix Up, where the theme is layered stencils. I had so much fun experimenting with stencils and here is what I made.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper and applied a pale blue wash, stencilled in green, and then again over that with the green grass, blue mesh and dragonfly. The butterfly was heat embossed in black and water coloured with distress inks and sentiment heat embossed in white.

I do hope you will be able to join in the fun and I look forward to seeing your stencil creations!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. x

AAA Cards (GD), Less Is More

I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer at AAA Cards for Game #100 and this fortnight we have a sketch to play with.  Here's what I made.

I stamped the flowers stamp in black Memento on water colour card and water coloured with Zig  pens.

Looking forward to seeing how you use the sketch!

Also linking up at Less Is More - Watercolour.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

AAA Cards, Less Is More, NBUS, Uniko, Word Art Wednesday

I stencilled a little background for the leaves which were made with alcohol inks and my trusty stitched leaf dies. The sentiment is a new stamp.

Joining in at FIVE challenges:-
AAA Cards - Autumn Colours
Less Is More - Sketch
NBUS - Anything Goes
Uniko - Autumn/Fall
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Happy Day!

This week I have played with the sketch at Less Is More and I was able to make a card along the lines of the one I was going to make for last week's "Take Flight" challenge ( ran out of time) but this week I am a bit ahead instead of being lastminutedotcom. 

Also was able to ink up my never used before balloon, banner and clouds set so I can also play along at Darnell's fabulous NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge and at Seize The Birthday, where the toppings option is Balloons.

Also playing along at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.

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Friday, 22 September 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Mix Up, CAS On Friday, Creative With Stamps, Uniko

Hi everyone, something seasonal for a few challenges.

The leaves are die-cut from an alcohol inks piece and the background is a watercolour wash plus a little bit of ink sponging on the die cut sentiment.

Linking up to FIVE challenges:
AAA Cards - Autumn Colours
CAS Mix Up - Stamping +  Watercolour Wash + Your choice
(my choice: die-cuts, alcohol inks, sponging)
CAS On Friday - Die-cuts
Uniko - Autumn/Fall

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ATSM, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Less Is More, Seize The Birthday, Time Out

Hi everyone, the theme at Less Is More this week is "Take Flight" and here's what I made.

I die-cut the butterfly out of Yupo card and painted it with glass and prism effect paints, and glitter medium and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. The shine and sparkle of these paints is a little hard to see in a photo. It was interesting to watch how they run and blend together!

I wanted to do another card too for this challenge but I've run out of time again, grrrrr!

Playing along at FIVE challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration
Less Is More - Take Flight
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Inspired by Words (flying)
'Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers'

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Friday, 15 September 2017

ATSM, CAS Mix Up, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, House of Cards, Seize The Birthday

I made a watercolour wash with distress inks and water and over-stamped with  a text stamp to create the background for the leaf die-cut, the sentiment is white heat-embossed.

Playing along at five challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Watercolour Wash + Your Choice
House of Cards - Text and/or Colours
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes