Sunday, 22 January 2017

Smitten with Hello Lovely

This stamp from Concord & 9th just makes me so happy. There are so many possiblilties!

Here is my second card - I have silver embossed, it looks ab it black in the photo, but it is all silver and I've coloured with Gansai Tambi Watercolours and Zig CCRB markers.

I also used my new Wink of Stella Silver pen - SQUEE!!!!, which I used on some of the leaves. 

I am entering the Concord & 9th challenge Where Creativity Meets C9 
(Hello Lovely is  still new and New Wink of Stellar)

New Technique and Never Before Used Stuff (NBUS)

I see from my Bloglovin feed that Darnell of DJKard Kreations has another NBUS Challenge happening and it's to celebrate 5 years (1000 posts) of blogging! Actually she has 3 challenges running over 3 weeks.

The first of the challenges as a theme which is optional, to use coloured pencils on Kraft Card and of course to use NBUS.

This card is very simple or CAS I have stamped one of my new acquisitions, Snuggly Bunnies from MFT.
This stamp set is so adorable - I think I'm being converted to CUTE, by my crafty friend Joy Taylor.
I chose the sentiment especially for Darnell, who is celebrating her 46th Wedding Anniversary!
I coloured the images with Prismacolor pencils, which are also NBUS - I bought them for my daughter for school, but they didn't get used. I haven't really learnt how to use them properly, so I might have to watch a few tutorials and have another go.

So I'm entering the NBUS Challenge #8

Friday, 20 January 2017

Hello Lovely!

I have another card to share with colours I would not usually use, but I saw that the theme this month at Fusion is AUSTRALIA DAY, so it wouldn't be very patriotic if I didn't give it a go!

I don't think I have a wattle stamp and I'd just received the delightful 'Hello Lovely' stamp set from Concord & 9th, so I couldn't resist inking it up. I don't know why I waited so long to get this stamp!!!

I stamped with Archival jet Black and then over the stop with Versamark and clear embossed. I've used my Zig CCRB Markers yet again - I love how they react differently with each type of paper. This time I used Eldorado 300gsm Hot Press (smooth) paper. The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I went over the big bloom with Wink of Stellar, which gives it lots of shimmer.

I'm entering the following challenges:-
Fusion Card Challenge
Where Creativity Meets C9 

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Sparkle and Shine!

I am a very lucky girl - I just received lots of happy mail from Ellen Hutson, because I won the $150 for the 25 Tags of Christmas! Check out the pic below  - I did get a few extras:)

Anyhow, when my daughter saw the Hello Gorgeous set she reminded me about our favourite Christmas movie - 'Nativity' and the song the children performed,  'Sparkle and Shine'
and this was the inspiration for my card.

I made it in a bit of a hurry, because I wanted to enter the Mix it Up challenge using Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle products, but I missed the deadline.  I've used Avery Elle Penguin Greetings and Ellen Hutson Hello Gorgeous. I used Zig markers and distress inks.
It was meant to be a bit whimsical - I hope you like it.

I'm entering the following challenges:-
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Snowflake
Simon Monday - Chill Out

Casology - Cut

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Bright Sunshiney Day

It's another hot day here in Melbourne (38C), so I've made another bright and I mean bright card!!!

This is another Ellen Hutson Essentials and Avery Elle combo using the stamp sets as my previous card here.
I stamped and white embossed the scribble flowers and then made a wash with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink Refill, making it lighter at the top, for an ombre effect. The other flowers and leaves were stamped with Altenew and Distress inks. The sentiment was stamped with Archival Ink. The stamp sets I used are Essential - Bold Bloom and Avery Elle Petals & Stems.
I'm entering the following challenges:-
The Classroom Mix it Up
CAS Mix Up (Liquid Colour)

Monday, 16 January 2017

Stencil Play

Here is another card I made last week and forgot to share.

The photo is not very good as it was bright sunshine, so I took it in the shade.  I used a stencil from STAMPlorations and began by inking the stencil with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink Refill & Golden High Flow Acrylic  and spritzing. Then I lay the paper over the stencil and let it soak in. Once dry, I placed the stencil back over the panel and applied Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimon with a sponge and then used a wet brush to make it look more 'watercolour-y':) These colours are sooo vibrant!
 I'm entering this in HLS Watercolour Challenge Optional Twist - Stencil.

ETA:- I just remembered I meant to enter this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle Mix it Up

Hey there! It's a lovely sunny Monday here in the land of Oz! So I thought I'd make a cheery card to match the day!

The Mix it Up Challenge at The CLASSroom this month is with Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson Essentials. This is the card I created using Essentials Bold Blooms and Avery Elle Petals & Stems...

It's been a while since I've used patterned paper on my cards, but I thought it would make a nice background for the blooms.

I'm entering the folling challenges:-

Ellen Hutson Mix it Up
HLS Anything Goes with Dies