Wednesday 28 February 2018

White flowers

Linking up at (five):
AAA Cards - Die Cuts Only (stamped sentiment allowed)
Less Is More - Dry Embossing

Take it, it's yours 

Saturday 24 February 2018

Using canvas - take 2

Another card using canvas, using a similar technique as the first, but after I made the distress crayon background, I stamped the text with archival ink and then used a stencil and baby wipe to create the flower pattern. This technique is new to me and quite easy to do.

The canvas piece was die cut and placed inside a deckle die cut aperture, backed with a dry embossed panel.

Linking my card to;
AAA Cards - Die Cuts Only (stamped sentiment allowed)
CAS Mix Up - Felt, Cork or Canvas + Stamping + Your Choice
Less Is More - Dry Embossing (and 7th birthday!)

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend!


Using canvas

Inspired by the theme at CAS Mix Up which is Cork, Felt or Canvas + Stamping + Your Choice

I rubbed various distress crayons onto a piece of canvas and blended with my finger, then placed a stencil over the top and rubbed over with a baby wipe. It didn't quite come out as I hoped but I was happy with the effect.

Also playing at:
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes Challenge

Thursday 22 February 2018

Birthday cosmos

Inspired by the CAS Colours and Sketches lovely colour selection.  I brushed blue ink onto the background and the Uniko cosmos flowers were heat embossed in white and water-coloured. 

It is Uniko's 6th birthday and I am joining in the linky party there. Happy birthday, Uniko!

  6th Birthday Linky Party

Friday 16 February 2018

CAS Watercolour Challenge guest designer

A reminder that there is still time to enter CAS Watercolour Challenge, where the theme is 'Heart'. I'm very happy to be guest designer this month and here's what I made.

I do hope you will be able to join in the fun.

Also linking up at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes with optional twist of Hearts.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Heart and flowers

I really like the Altenew flower stamps and they're great for water-colouring.  I was inspired by the colours at the Altenew Febuary Inspiration Challenge and thought it would be nice to combine with 'heart/love' theme. Just as I was taking the photo, the evening sun hit the embossing powder and gave it a lovely shine.
The flowers and sentiment were heat-embossed with Altenew platinum embossing powder and the flowers water-coloured and placed behind a die-cut heart aperture.

Also joining in at (total of 7):
AAA Cards - All You Need Is Love
Uniko - Something Old, Something New w/optional twist of Love
(old: stamps, new: embossing powder)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions


Wednesday 14 February 2018

It's penguin-ing to look a lot like Christmas!

My second card for Less Is More, where the theme is 'Music' (and 7th birthday!)  I really like that the challenge now runs for two weeks!

Also playing along at (four):
Inkspirational - Aperture



Saturday 10 February 2018

Spring flowers

I love this week's colours at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I heat embossed the flowers and leaves in white on watercolour card, painted and fussy cut them.

Have a great weekend!

Also playing at (four):
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything with love theme or red in it
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes


Friday 9 February 2018

Dance on the breeze of life

The theme at Less Is More is 'Music' and here's what I made.

After masking off the bottom of a mixed media paper, I inked with some distress inks and splashed with water to create a background. 

Also joining in at Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes


Sunday 4 February 2018

Guest designing at AAA Cards

Excited to be guest designer at AAA Cards!

To make my card, I die-cut the balloons from watercolour card, mixed some different shades of red Brushos and watercoloured, dry embossing in the background and heat embossed sentiment.

Also linking up at (four):
CAS-ual Fridays - Hearts
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Heart
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Hearts
Just Us Girls - Love



Friday 2 February 2018

CAS Watercolour guest designer

I'm delighted to be February guest designer at CAS Watercolour Challenge and here's what I made. 

I mixed Brushos with water, created a background and used a stencil to watercolour the little hearts. The die-cut sentiment has glimmer paste for a little bit of sparkle.

Also playing along at (four):
 Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes w/optional twist of "Heart"
Just Add Ink -  Romance
Uniko - Something Old, Something New w/optional twist of Love
(something old: love you die-cuts, new: glimmer paste)
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes