Saturday, 15 December 2018

Butterfly Love

Hi there! I'm just popping in with a reminder for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

As always the theme is 'Anything Goes' or the optional choice is Christmas/Winter.

I've chosen 'Anything Goes' for my card...

 I stamped the largest butterfly from Penny Black's 'Butterfly Trio' with Delicata Gold on watercolour paper and then coloured with Distress Inks and Zig Markers and a aqua brush. I allowed the gold to mix with pinks to make a Pink Gold look.  It's hard to see in the pic, but there's lots of shimmer.

So now it's your turn! Check out the projects from the rest of the team at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog and enter the challenge here. As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch, who will give the randomly chosen winner a $20 voucher.

I hope you have the most Wonderful Christmas and a Brilliant New Year!!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Alcohol Ink and Snowflakes

I had this Snowflake die cut in my stash from this years Craft Retreat, so I thought I'd combine it with an alcohol ink background, also found in my stash.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Wish Upon a Star

Here is another card - yes,  my 3rd today!!!  This one was inspired by the theme at CAS Christmas Card Challenge.

The stamp set is an old favourite from Papertrey Ink, stamped with Distress Inks. I used Delicata Gold to stamp the sentiment and stars.

Fa La La Llama

This is the second card I made today. This time I used the quirky 'Fa la la Llama' set from Flora and Fauna Clear.

I stamped the mountains and then made a mask, before stamping the llama. I added some highlights with a gel pen and red Zig Marker.  Then I stamped the sentiment and extended the sides of the mountains with black marker.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Penny Black Polar Bears

Hi there. I found some spare time to make a couple of cards today. I used a new stamp which was part of a prize from Penny Black.on the first card.

This is a very simple one layer card. I stamped with Versafine Black and coloured with Prima Colour Pencils and Zig Markers. I added the snow with Gel pen.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

'B' is for Bear

Anything Goes

Check out my next post for my second card.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Geode Watercolour Thank You

The count down is on! Yes, December is upon us, so I hope you're still finding time to create during all the Festive activities!

It's the 2nd of the month, which brings us to a new CAS Watercolour Challenge. The theme this month is 'THANK YOU' and out host is the delightful Bonnie of Stamping with Klass.

I decided to practise layering with my Daniel Smith and Maimeri Blu watercolour paints on Arches Cold Press paper.

I chose my favourite colours and I am thrilled with the result - I think these colours are so soothing. 
I added a bit of silver foiling. The butterfly and sentiment stamps are both from Penny Black.
The trick with layering is to wait until each layer is completely dry and to use colours that wont go muddy. I plan to try this technique again with a more organic Geode shape. 

The Design Team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you and we have a fabulous Guest Designer, Michelle, from 'I Card Everyone'.  I hope you'll check out their creations over at 
CAS Watercolour Blog and join the fun! 

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Oh Christmas Tree....

Welcome back to another Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Can you believe it's December?

The theme this month is, as always, 'Anything Goes' or, yes you guessed it -  'CHRISTMAS!'. 

I recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Europe and it was definitely starting to  feel like Christmas over there, but now I'm back in Australia and I'll admit, the sunshine and warmth just don't evoke the same festive atmosphere. 

So to get myself back in the mood, I played some Christmas carols as I was making this card....

The stamp is called Christmas Glow and I  knew the first time I saw it, that I had to own it!!!

I used distress inks and Zig Markers, colouring directly on the stamp and spritzing with water. I touched up the stamped image with the markers. The sentiment die is also from Penny Black.

So now it's your turn! Check out the projects from the rest of the team and enter the challenge here. As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch, who will give the randomly chosen winner a $20 voucher.