Thursday, 21 March 2019

Teeny Tiny Critters

Hi there. I was inspired to pull out my Flora & Fauna stamps and make a card for this week's Simon Monday Challenge, where the theme is 'Miniature/Tiny Things'. I can tell you it was a real challenge to fussy cut the critters:)



I stamped the dome and foliage with various inks and coloured the background lightly with Zig Marker and water. Then I stamped the critters, coloured with Zig and fussy cut.  To finish I stamped and cut the tiny tag and mounted on watercolour paper and black base card.


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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Faux Stained Glass

Hi there. I have another quick post to share my attempt at the 'faux stained glass' technique inspired by this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge.


I used Zig Markers on acrylic card stock, which was probably a mistake, because when I put the Glossy accents on top, the colours moved. I used 4 die cuts to get the dimension.  I'm waiting on an order of Crystal Glaze, so I'll try that if it arrives in time.  

The butterfly die is from Concord & 9th, the stencil is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is from MFT Stamps.

It's CAS Mix Up's 3rd Birthday, so there is a random prize to be won and as always the chosen winner has the opportunity to be Guest Designer. So head on over to join in the fun.




I'm also entering the following challenges:-




Monday, 18 March 2019

Stencil Ghosting Technique

Here is another quick post to share a card for the CAS Stencil Card Challenge.


I sponged the watercolour panel with Distress Oxide Inks,  placed the stencil over the background and spritzed with water. The vital step is to quickly and carefully remove the stencil and use a paper towel to mop up any excess water. I found this worked better with some colours rather than others. 


I thought the MFT Otter would look good on this background.



I'm also entering the following challenge:-
3 Sequins:)



Twofer Balloons

I finally had some time to make some cards for the latest Twofer Card Challenge. The theme this month is 'BALLOONS' and my first thought was hot-air balloons.


I've had the balloon stamps for a few years. They are from Hampton Art.




The first card is a going away/travel card and I used distress inks. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession Stamps. I added a bit of splatter just for fun:)


This time I made a CAS card, stamping the biggest balloon with Delicata Gold Ink.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Concord & 9th and the other sentiment is from The Ton Stamps.










































Sunday, 17 March 2019

Boxed Blooms on Vellum

Hello there friends. I'm here to remind you about this month's CAS Watercolour Challenge, which I'm hosting. I chose 'Watercolour on Vellum' as the theme.







I stamped and embossed the flowers on the vellum and coloured wit Zig Markers and blended with water.  The Zig markers work really well on the vellum.  I then backed the vellum with white card and framed with black card diecut with  MFT dies.  To finish I stamped the sentiment and mounted the panel with dimensional tape. The stamps are all from Stamplorations. 


If you pop over to the CAS Watercolour Blog, you will see the wonderful creations of our DT and 2 Guest Designers Ros & Birgit. I would love to see your creations too!!! You can enter the challenge here and there are some links to videos which may inspire you:)


                                                 I am also entering the following challenges:-


(Feminine/girly)










Saturday, 16 March 2019

CAS Penny Black

Hi there. I'm back with a mid-month reminder for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme this month is as always ANYTHING GOES or CAS CARD.

I didn't get a card made for the start of the month, so I have a twofer today.




I used the Allegro stamp set again for this card and used Zig Markers and lots of water to get this effect. The frame dies are from MFT/Dienamics.


I used an old wood-mount Penny Black stamp and Zig Markers for this card.



The challenge is open until 5 April and you have a chance to win a $20 voucher  from our wonderful sponsor 1-2-3 Stitch. You can see more inspiration at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog and enter the challenge here.

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3 Penny Black Stamped Images





Thursday, 14 March 2019

Watercolour on Vellum part 2

Hello there friends. I'm here to remind you about this month's CAS Watercolour Challenge, which I'm hosting. I chose 'Watercolour on Vellum' as the theme.




This time I used smooshed some distress inks on my craft sheet, using a small amount of water and pressed the vellum over the diluted inks several times until I was happy with the result. When dry, I stamped and embossed the sentiment and hearts. I used a thinner piece of vellum this time and passed it through my Bigshot, between clean white sheets of paper to correct the warping. 

The cute Winnie & Walter birds are coloured with Zig Markers, the window die is from MFT/Dienamics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

If you pop over to the CAS Watercolour Blog, you will see the wonderful creations of our DT and 2 Guest Designers Ros & Birgit. I would love to see your creations too!!! You can enter the challenge here and there are some links to videos which may inspire you:)

I'm also entering the following challenges:- 



Theme:- SPRING (chicks)


Congrats to Time Out Challenges on their 5th Anniversary!!!