Monday 31 July 2017

Color Throwdown, Less Is More, Time Out, Uniko

Inspired by the Color Throwdown colours and the theme at Less is More which is "Pierce Your Project" (I've used a pierced and embossed die-cut).

The flower and leaves were heat embossed on watercolour card and painted with distress inks and aqua brush.

Joining in at four challenges:
Color Throwdown - Raspberry Pink, Yellow and Green
Less Is More - Pierce Your Project
Time Out - Inspired by Words
'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 
Uniko - Flowers


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Friday 28 July 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches, HLS CAS, Less Is More, Seize The Birthday, Uniko

This is the second card I made yesterday and I wanted to experiment with stencils and alcohol inks.

Here's how I made this simple background;
1. Cover the piece of Yupo card with blending solution and then with a pale coloured ink and move it around by tilting the card. Let it dry completely.
2. Place your stencil onto the Yupo and add your darker colours by squeezing the inks directly from the bottle. Let that dry completely before removing the stencil.

Playing along at five challenges:
Less Is More - Anything But Stamps
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Uniko - Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments! Have a great weekend.



AAA Cards, ATSM, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Less Is More

The theme at AAA Cards is Rainbow which I thought would  team up well with the challenge at Less Is More to make a card without using any stamps.

I made a rainbow panel using watercolour paints from which I cut the butterflies, the black stripes were drawn with pencil and ruler and filled in with a black marker and the die-cut sentiment has Wink of Stella.



Sunday 23 July 2017

ATSM, Butterfly Spot Challenge, CAS Watercolour , HLS Watercolour

Butterflies and watercolour are such a lovely combination so I've made another card to play along at CAS Watercolour.

The watercolour panel behind the butterfly aperture was created using acrylic block, watercolour marker pens and water spray.

My computer has broken down and has so far resisted all attempts to re-start so I've lost a few things including my photo signature :(  My kind DH is letting me use his computer.

Hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Also playing along at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Butterfly Spot Challenge - M is for matching pair (two little stamped butterflies in background)
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of blue

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Thursday 20 July 2017

ATSM, CAS Watercolour, HLS Anything Goes, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational

Inspiration today from the Inkspirational sketch and the butterfly theme at CAS Watercolour.

I inked my butterfly with three shades of DIs and misted with water before stamping and sprinkled some Brushos onto the wet images.

Playing along at:
CAS Watercolour - Butteerfly
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with HLS Stamps
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of blue
Inkspirational - Sketch

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Monday 17 July 2017

Color Throwdown, The Flower Challenge, STAMPlorations Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday

Inspired by the Color Throwdown colours, the flowers (STAMPlorations Blossoms Sprays #1) were heat embossed in black and coloured with alcohol markers. I added a strip of DSP, a strip of black card and a stamped sentiment.

Linking up to:
Color Throwdown - Dark Pink, Light Pink and Green
The Flower Challenge - Embossing Heat/Dry
STAMPlorations - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays


Saturday 15 July 2017

CAS Mix Up (GD), HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday,

Hi everyone, just a reminder that there is still time to enter the July CAS Mix Up challenge!

Here is my second card using tissue paper. This time I've used it for the main image. My tissue paper was sprayed with shimmer ink sprays (you can just see the shimmer and texture in the photo), glued to white card and die-cut, and stamping and die-cut mirri card sentiment added.

Also linking up to:
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays


AAA Cards, CASology, Less Is More

I stamped the image in grey archival ink and coloured with coloured pencils. Linking up to AAA Cards and Less Is More, where the theme is one layer card using coloured card base and
  CASology - Wish.


Sunday 9 July 2017

Addicted to CAS, CAS Colours and Sketches, HLS CAS Challenge, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday

My card today was inspired by the lovely colour line-up at CAS Colours and Sketches.

The little flowers around the edge of the circle were painted with DIs and aqua brush, the blue background was SU! marker scribbled onto craft mat and misted with water which I used to smoosh a piece of card and the words heat embossed. 

Linking up to five challenges:
Addicted to CAS - Summer
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes



Saturday 1 July 2017

CAS on Friday, Color Throwdown, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational, Seize The Birthday

Dear crafting friends, I hope you are having a good weekend.

Flowers are one of my favourite themes for card-making and this one was inspired by the Color Throwdown colours (orange, brown and green). These colours are autumnal but when I saw the combination I thought about these flower stamps. 

I inked my stamp with distress markers, misted with water and stamped. More distress inks were added using water and paint brush.

Linking up at five challenges:
CAS on Friday - Flowers
Color ThrowdownOrange, brown and green
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

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