Monday, 26 October 2020

Another Jar of Botanicals

 Hi there! Well we have reason to celebrate in Melbourne today! We recorded zero new cases & zero deaths! We will be able to get back to a 'Covid Normal' this week and we'll even be able to get to our holiday home in a couple of weeks! I can't wait to see our extended family and the littlies who were babies when we saw them last, but are nearly toddlers now! We'll have to be very restrained to not cuddle them:(

Now, on to my card! I had so much fun making the silhouette cards on the weekend, I decided to make another one with the colours for the current CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.


I stamped the images with Altenew and Distress Inks.  I used Faded Jeans for the vase as well, but embossed with Silver Pearl EP on Vellum, which gave it a softer look.  I used a canvas card for to bow and sentiment.  The white panel was embossed, instead of cut with a rectangle die.  The base card is called Curious Skin (Stone) - it is a lovely warm neutral. 

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Sunday, 25 October 2020

Hanging Planter & Colour Challenge

 I was inspired to make another card for the Time Out Challenge, because I really like photo inspiration.


I've had these hanging basket dies for quite a while and this is the first card I've completed using the dies.
I stamped and white embossed the pattern on the left and softened the edges of the kraft panel, by swiping ink and embossing.  The sentiment was also white embossed.
I coloured the die-cuts with Zig Markers and Cosmic Shimmer Powder. 
Stamps: Kaisercraft diamond pattern; CASual Friday sentiment
Dies: The Greetery Macra-Made For You, Macra-Made Fillers

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My next card was inspired by the colours at Color Throwdown.

I thought it was time to have fun with the Altenew Metallic Watercolour Paints. 

They are really beautiful,  creamy and gorgeous colours. I did use a bit of Twinkling H2Os as well. The paper is Canson Acrylic. 
Stamp: Altenew Magnolia's for Her
Die: Poppy Stamps Gentle Leaf

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Saturday, 24 October 2020

Another Silhouette Twofer

 Just popping in to share another couple of cards inspired by this month's Twofer Challenge.



I stamped the Silhouette stamps with Altenew Inks in different shades for each card and different occasions.

This card was also inspired by the colours of the current Altenew Inspiration challenge.
I used twine for the bow and the jar from the same set.
Stamps: Altenew Garden Silhouettes; Newton's Nook sentiment
Die: Clearly Besotted

This time I used the jar stamp from Tim Holtz with the twine die-cut from a co-ordinating die. 
Stamps: Altenew Garden Silhouettes; Tim Holtz Flower Jar
Die: Tim Holtz Flower Jar

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Circles and Flowers

 I made another card today for the Flower Challenge. They are celebrating their 4th Birthday and have lots of prizes on offer. 


I tried to think of a subtle way to add circles and decided to emboss lots of circles using dies and cutting the centre circle. I'm not sure if it did end up subtle, but I used the same stamp as yesterday to make this card.


The flower and leaves were stamped with Delicata Gold Ink and the image was coloured with Twinkling H2Os.  It looks different from yesterdays card, because I used normal cardstock, instead of watercolour paper. I left the leaves un-coloured to make the card more CAS. Then I added some more leaves cut from champagne glitter paper. 
Stamps: Altenew Beauty Within, Label Love
Dies: Lil Inkers Stitched Circles; Tim Holtz Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1

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Friday, 23 October 2020

New Stamp Set

 I  recently received a gorgeous new stamp set from Altenew, so I made another card for the current Inspiration Challenge. 



The flowers and leaves were stamped on watercolour paper, coloured with Twinkling H2Os and fussy cut.
I then arranged over the die-cut and base card. 
Stamps: Altenew: Beauty Within, Magnolia For Her
Die: Altenew Leaf

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Inspired by the flowers and colours



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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Layer it Up

 A quick post before I go to bed. 


I stamped the background image and white embossed. The butterfly was stamped in black and clear embossed, highlighted with a versamark pen and white spots added with Ranger White Enamel.
Stamps: Background stamp (unknown); Hero Arts Butterfly; Pretty Pink Posh sentiment
Die: Memory Box

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This month's prompt is "All About Details".




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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Blue & Orange and Another Sweater

I remember when we used 'Complementary Colours' as the theme at CAS Watercolour, I loved all the cards using Blue and Orange, so I am happy to see the colour combo at Color Hues this month.

I stamped Butterfly with Zig Marker (Deep Blue) and Distress Oxide (Broken China) to vary the hue.
I then stamped again with Versamark and clear embossed.
Then I used a Zig Marker and wet brush to add the orange and then sprinkled with Brushos. The butterfly was fussy cut.  I stamped the Catre Postale text with Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch) adding some hoghlights with the Zig Marker.  The white panel was embossed with a square die and trimmed to fit the blue card base.  I added the orange splatter for an artsy look.
Stamps: Kaisercraft Pen & Ink; Paper Rose Carte Postale
Die: Kaisercraft
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and here is another Christmas Sweater card...
This is a very simple card. I love red and white, Scandi style Christmas cards, so this time I die cut the sweater in white and coloured the decorative bits with red Copic marker.  I layered it with foam tape (which helped with sticking the bits back in) on the embossed background. 
The diecut sentiment was coloured to match and I added the twine for fun. 
Dies: Kaisercraft Sweater; Penny Black sentiment
Embossing Folder: We R Memories

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