Thursday, 19 April 2018

New Penny black birds

This is one of my recent purchases which I thought fun to ink up.  I love playing with the Penny black watercolour stamps, althoughI'm certainly no pro at these but I still have fun.

I used a mixture of markers and zigs to paint up the stamps, spritzed with a little water and then blend with a watercolour brush.  Once everything was dry I added some coloured archival ink on the branch and carefully over the flowers and bird using the mini archival ink pads.

I've started to really like touching up my watercolouring with coloured archival inks as they allow you to move some of your watercolours after they are applied.

The background has a blue wet on wet watercolour wash to simulate sky.  Wet on wet watercolour causes pooling of colour which is great for the sky.



I'm entering this for the CAS Watercolour challenge - birds


I'd love to hear what you think 😊








Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: 110lb cream Linen, 140 Lb watercolour, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: zigs, Distress inks, water spritzer watercolour brush.
Techniques: Direct to stamp, watercolouring

More Rubber band exploits

This technique can be quite addictive, for this card I put multiple size bands on a stamp block and versamarked the bands.  I heat embossed clear versamark and sponged distress inks into the mixed media paper.  I love the big splashes of versamark from the larger rubber bands.  I framed the background using a MFT rectangular frame die and inlaid the frame back into the white card.  I die cut the flowers from one of the Tim Holtz wild flower collection and tucked it into the frame.



I'm entering this for the following challenges
Craft Stampers Make it Take it challenge








Card Recipe
Stamps: Purple Onion sentiment, Rubber band
Paper: Water colour, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger Distress inks, Versamark
Accessories: Die cut frame (MFT), Die cut flower Tim Holtz, blending tool, clear embossing powder
Techniques:, distress blending, stamping with Rubber band, die cutting

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Faux metal ornament


It's time for our Mid month reminder cards over at CAS Christmas.

Drop bye and see all the wonderful ornament cards by the Design Team and all the challenge entries, there's so much inspiration to get you going on your Christmas card stash.

You've probably seen a number of Faux Enamel cards posted recently so this is my version.  You can either use a hot plate or a heat gun  but I found the hot plate was the easiest method to melt the embossing powder for me, this video by Scrap Time gives a great how too tutorial.

My ornament is die cuts from Memory box and after I layered my embossing powders I embedded some pearls across the middle.  My background stamp is JOFY from Paper Artsy which I used coloured pencils in blue and silver tones of the the ornament, and sentiment is from Rubbernecker which I stamped in Ranger archival blue.

I'd love to hear from you😊


Card Recipe
Stamps: JOFY, Rubbernecker sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Memory Box die, Embossing powders, Pearls, Hot Plate, Coloured pencils
Techniques: Pencil colouring, Faux enamel

Monday, 16 April 2018

Lindy's Magicals through a stencil

It's been a while since I played with powdered inks and stencils so it was time to pull them out.
I used the Tim Holtz blossom stencil with Lindys magicals spritzed with water, when the ink was dry I used a blending tool to blend around the edges into the centre.  A little background stamping with the Tim Holtz flowers and ledger script stamp.  The quote is from a Local King set (still life) which I think has now been discontinued.  I threw my paint on the canvas and this is what I got 😉 I hope you like it.





I'm entering this for:-
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Ranger Tim Holtz background stamp (ledger script) and flower stamp, Saying Local King (still life)
Paper: Watercolour
Ink: Ranger archival Black, Distress Oxide
Accessories: Tim Holtz stencil Blossoms, Lindys Magical powders, water spritzer
Techniques: Stamping, Stenciling with powdered inks.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Rubber band stamping

I forgot all about using rubber bands for stamping until CAS Mix up reminded me.
I used Versamark and Pan Pastels for the background and a Magenta stamp for my focal image.
the sentiment is from Purple onion.
The layer were die cut using the Stamplorations crazy running stitch.




I'm entering this for 
CAS Mix up Rubberband, stamping, and Die cutting
Inkspirational Challenge #158








Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta flower, Purple Onion sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Archival
Accessories: Masking tape, Pan Pastels,  Stamplorations wonky stitch die.
Techniques: Rubberband stamping, Pan Pastels

Thursday, 5 April 2018

who doesn't love a Christmas puppy

With two Golden retrievers at home as you can imagine I'm a sucker for puppy stamps.  This set from Hero Arts is so cute with the puppy in a Christmas stocking.
I coloured him with a mix of pencils and Touch alcohol pens and then added a little Nuvo sparkle pen to the white on the stocking, it's impossible to photograph tonight 😊.  The pencil and pen has given the stocking a bit of velvety appearance with the mottled red. His stocking is held up with a small crystal  rhinestone.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges
Merry Monday red and white (with a touch of cream for the dog, I hope this is OK).
Sparkles Christmas feature a creature.



I hope you like this sweet little puppy.





Card Recipe
Stamps: Hero Arts stamp and die set
Paper: 110lb white, Red
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: MISTI, Touch Alcohol markers, pencils, SU embossing folder, Nuvo sparkle pen, crystal rhinestone.
Techniques: Embossing, Alchol inks, pencils