Monday, 16 October 2017

CAS Watercolour mid month reminder

It's the middle of October so time to pull out the leaf dies and stamps and join in the CAS Watercolour challenge.  It's also CAS Watercolour's 1st birthday and to celebrate with some prizes 🙌.  This month our guest designer is Marcia Hill, Marica is such a talented card maker please stop by and check out some of her beautiful creations.

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Come play along for a chance to win!

For my card I put some Distress Oxide inks on an acrylic block and spritzed with water.  I placed the block on watercolour paper and weighted it down for a little while and then removed the block.  The puddle of colour gave some pretty autumnal tones.  I stamped the watercolour with a script stamp from Chocolate Baroque and adhered a pretty wooden leaf.  I hope you like it,

Card Recipe
Stamps: Cholcolate Baroque
Paper: Hot press watercolour, Kraft
Ink: Distress oxides, Ranger archival potting soil
Accessories: Wooden leaf
Techniques: Acrylic block stamping

Monday, 9 October 2017

What a beautiful fall Vancouver is getting

Hi everyone, I think I missed the reminder about the end of the summer, here in Vancouver the sun won't go away, can you believe it in October it's still sunny.  I was in the UK recently and it was they typical rain, sun , and wind.  Good Welsh weather 😉
To honor the end of summer and the gentle slide into fall I have created a fall leaf watercolour card.
I stamped the leaf using Ranger Archival potting soil then pulled out my elegant writer and drew over some of the lines of the leaf, then with a watercolour brush I pulled the ink into the leaf. The black elegant writer ink separates into browns and blues when water is added. The background is Distress oxide inks on an acrylic block spritzed with water, the block was then placed on Hot press watercolour paper and weighted down to allow the colour to absorb.  I popped up the watercolour background with foam to give it a little dimension.

I'm entering this for the following challenges
CAS Watercolour
Less is more #349 Hot and spicy colours
CAS on Friday #118 Fall/Haloween

I'd love to hear from you 😊

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous, Paper artsy
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Distress Oxides, Ranger archival
Accessories: Elegant writer, Acrylic Block
Techniques: Elegant writer watercolouring, Acrylic block background,

Monday, 2 October 2017

CAS Watercolour October Challenge- Fall Leaves

Hi everyone it's time for Octobers CAS Watercolour Challenge which is fall leaves.

It's also CAS Watercolour's first birthday, can you believe it's been one whole year of watercolour fun.

To celebrate there are some prizes to be won, don't miss out head across and check out the Design team and our guest Designer Marcia Hill cards for some inspiration.

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Now for my card I used some watercolour tissue paper I had left over from a crafty get together a little while a ago.  This one had some great flecks of gold from Delicata gold ink and Distress oxide inks mixed in.  I adhered the tissue paper to card stock and die cut it with an octagonal stitched die. The leaves were die cut from foil duct tape stuck to card and the Alcohol inks were dripped over the the leaves to give them a nice autumn look, once dry I glued them to the card.

I would love to see your comments and happy to answer your questions 😊

Card Recipe
Stamps: Purple Onion sentiment (discontinued)
Paper: Tissue paper, white 110lb, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Octagon stitched layered dies, Leaf dies (alliexpress), foil tape, Alcohol Inks, Ladybug Cabuchone from Alliexpress.
Techniques: Watercolour on Tissue paper, Alcohol inks on foil

Saturday, 16 September 2017

CAS Watercolour September Mid Month Reminder

Hi everyone, the middle of September came around so quickly, now I'm wondering where did the summer go 😊.
Here is my reminder card for CAS watercolour Silhouettes.  Pop by and check out the design teams awesome work and our guest designer Birgit Edblom or Biggan as she is known at Split Coast Stampers.
Silhouettes make for quick and easy cards when you have some backgrounds available.  This one is a selection of blue distress oxide inks on a craft mat and spritzed with water.  The mixed media paper is smooshed onto the craft mat and dried between each layer.  I used this great Memory box silhouette stamp and some white Stampendous frantage embossing enamel for the snow.  I used the Memory Box Sheer circle edge die to follow the snow drifts.

I would love to see your thoughts on my cards, so please leave a comment if you have time.

Card Recipe
Stamps:Memory box, Penny black,
Paper: 110lb white,black, mixed media
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Die, White frantage
Techniques: Distress Oxidee Background, Silhouette stamp