Sunday 26 May 2019

Stencil, Stamp and Die-cut

Hi there. I'm currently at our beach house with some crafty friends and having such a relaxing crafty time with the best company:)  This was the first card I made.

I was experiencing 'crafter's block' before the others arrived, so I watched a Jennifer McGuire video to get my Mojo back.   This is how I created the background:-

1/ Sponged the background with Distress Oxides,
2/ sponged Versamark through stencil and clear embossed
3/ stamped grid background
4/ sponged some white ink over panel, then buffed the embossed circles.
5/ Use heat gun again to make shiny

To finish I mounted on a white card base, added the stamped sentiment and die-cut butterflies.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Monday 20 May 2019

PaperArtsy Pup

I made this card a few months ago, but never got around to sharing it. It think it would be a cute card for a child. That is the theme for this month's CAS Watercolour Challenge.

I swiped some distress oxide ink on the background using a baby wipe. Next I stamped the image on the background and again on another piece of card, coloured with Zig Markers & aquabrush.  I then fussy cut the body, feet and paws and mounted them on the background with dimensional tape. To finish I backed it with black card and stamped the sentiment.

I'm also sharing my card at the following challenges:-

Saturday 18 May 2019

Blue Iris

It's mid-month inspiration time for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I used one of my favourite PB dies.

I used 3 stencils and some masking on  sponged Distress Oxide to create my own background. 
 The wonky rectangle die is from Stamplorations. The Iris die is from Penny Black 'Iris #51-005' and the sentiment is from Penny Black 'Banner Sentiments'. The iris was coloured with DO and I added some Pearl-ex for a bit of shimmer.

You still have until 14 days to play along, so head over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge  to see more inspiration and add your card to the gallery.

I'm also entering the following challenges:-



Friday 17 May 2019

Elephant Birthday

It's mid-month inspiration time for the CAS Watercolour Challenge and I pulled out one of my favourite Wplus9 stamp sets to create a cute little scene.

These elephants make me happy! I coloured them with Zig Markers and an Aquabrush and die-cut with the co-ordinating dies. The frame die is from Kaisercraft.

You still have until 24 May to play along, so head over to the CAS Watercolour to see more inspiration and add your card to the gallery.

I'm also entering the following challenges:-

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Embossed Poppies

Just popping in with another card. This one is inspired by the Flower Challenge.

This is a background stamp, which I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Pewter embossing powder. I coloured the Poppies and die-cut sentiment with Zig Markers.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Rose Flurries

How wonderful to see you! Today I had lots of fun playing with my new die set from Altenew 'Rose Flurries'.

I made the background with a grid stencil and Distress Stain Brushed Pewter, which I put in a mini mister.  The die cuts are coloured with Copic Markers and the card is Canson Acrylic card-stock.

I'm entering the following challenges:-

Thursday 9 May 2019

Mixed Media Stencil

Hi. I'm back again to share a couple of cards I made for this month's CAS Mix UP, CAS Stencil and CAS Christmas Challenges.

My first card combines two of the challenges themes.

I painted a piece of white card with gesso and when dry I added a layer with gelatos. Next I used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour, to show the white underneath. I then used a set of 4 stencils to add the Water Lily. I began with white, then added the colour and added black and silver detail.

My second card is very CAS and uses a cute stamp from MFT Happy Pawlidays.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers using non traditional colours and paired it with a Distress Oxide background from my stash.

I'm also entering the following challenge:-

One Layer Buds & Petals

Hi there. Just popping in to share a card using a NBUS stamp set from Clearly Besotted.

I stamped the images with distress inks,  coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and added a bit of shimmer with Wink of Stellar.

I'm sharing my card at the following challenges:-

Theme: 'Flowers'

Saturday 4 May 2019

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (May 2019)

Hello there. It's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the theme is *ANYTHING GOES* or *MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND*.

I've been busy finalising plans for the second phase of our renovation, so I haven't been crafting for a few weeks and lost my MOJO, but I sat down today and challenged myself to create without too much thought:)

I decided to go monochrome, but moved away from my usual blues and greens. I sponged some distress inks on white card-stock and spritzed. Then I sponged Fossilised Amber D.I. and Gold Glitz through the PB stencil. Next I stamped the butterfly and coloured with the same distress inks and blended with clear Wink of Stellar.  I fussy cut the butterfly. To finish I stamped the sentiment and mounted the panel on a black card base. 

You can get more inspiration from the talented PBSC Design Team at our blog and we'd love to have you join in the fun.

Friday 3 May 2019

Unicorns and Rainbows

Hello there. Yes a new month has begun and that means it's time for a news CAS Watercolour Challenge. Our host this month is Karen Dunbrook and she's come up with a really fun theme. Make a Watercolour Card for a Child.

I don't make many cards for  children these days, because my 'kids' are now adults and still single, but my Great- Niece will be turning 1 this year, so I was pleased to find this cute Stamping Bella Unicorn in my stash from last years Craft Retreat. 
 I coloured the Unicorn with Zig Markers and then made a wash on the . background panel, dropping in co-ordinating colours. Next I added the Penny Black sentiment, die-cut the panel and mounted on a kraft card base. To finish, I added a bit of bling for some added magic:)

I hope you'll pop over to the CAS Watercolour blog to see what the rest of the team created  and then if you wish to join in the fun, enter your card here.

                                       I'm also sharing my card in the following challenges:-