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



Wednesday 13 September 2017

AAA Cards, Butterfly Challenge, CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, Color Throwdown

My watercolour background is Brusho, butterfly stamped with distress ink and words heat embossed in white.

Playing along at five challenges:
AAA Cards - Creatures Great and Small
Butterfly Challenge - S is for Silhouette and/or colour Indigo
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Watercolour Wash + your choice
CAS Watercolour - Silhouette
Color Throwdown - Navy and Green


The Flower Challenge, Happy Little Stampers Watercolour, Little Red Wagon, Watercooler Wednesday

Back today with another card inspired by the Tic Tac Toe theme at The Flower Challenge.

I heat embossed in white and water-coloured with distress inks.

Joining in at four challenges:
The Flower Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (I used embossing, distress ink, sentiment)
Little Red Wagon - Distress It
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays


Tuesday 12 September 2017

The Flower Challenge, HLS Anything Goes With Dies, Just Add Ink, Seize The Birthday

I've been inspired by the Tic Tac Toe theme at The Flower Challenge.

I water-coloured my die-cuts with distress ink and used some to make an inky background.

Linking up to four challenges:
The Flower Challenge - Tic Tac Toe
(I've used distress inks, watercolour and die-cuts)
Just Add Ink - Just Add 'D' (I've used die-cuts)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

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Monday 4 September 2017

ATSM, Less Is More, Seize the Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday

I was inspired to make a few things using the colour inspiration at Less Is More which is Royal Blue and Lime Green (blue and green is one of my favourite colour combos along with pink and orange).

Here's how I made the alcohol inks panel:
1. Add a few drops of blending solution and four drops of blue ink to the top half of the Yupo paper and tilt the paper to move the ink around until you're happy with it and then let that dry.
2. Pour a line of the green ink across the middle and tilt the paper so it blends with the blue, add another couple of drops of the blue if needed and let the colours blend together.
3. Put a few drops of green ink across the bottom of the paper and again tilt it to distribute, add some little details and shading with a small brush.

Would like to play along in four challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Less Is More - Royal Blue and Lime Green
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with optional topping of Blue. Green and/or Aqua
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes