Monday, 11 February 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi everyone I'm over at Magenta with a fun technique using Distress stains.  You can see the how it's done in a video Loll from Stamping with Loll did a little while ago on splattering techniques. 
You prime the sponge on a distress stain and smack it down on the card. This gives these wonderful ink splatters for my card I used pewter and persimmon.

The pewter is a metallic stain so to add colour to the flowers I used alcohol inks. I stamped the image in memento black in my MISTI coloured the image and then stamped again in Black Versafine Clair and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
No sentiment yet, I'm waiting for just the right occasion.

Flower Filled Heart (08.077.N)

I'm entering this for the Rainbow card challenge Orange opulence.

The flower Challenge -A new stamp

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Mixed Media
Ink: Versafine Clair Black, Memento black
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Distress stains, Alcohol pens
Techniques: Stain splattering, Alcohol pens, Heat Embossing

Monday, 4 February 2019

Treats on Tuesday for Magenta

I'm over at Magenta today with an Alcohol Ink on Yupo background.
Have you ever looked at one of your background and thought Nah! Well this one started out that way. I had meant to have played around with it but it never made it out of the UFO box to get some TLC. I decided to use a background stamp to bring the colours together and to tone them down a little.

I used my MISTI to stamp the image using Versafine Clair ink and clear embossing powder.
Of note I used heavy weight Yupo which withstands heat embossing a little better than the light weight. Remember to  keep moving the heat gun or the Yupo will warp as it's plastic.

Stamp used
Large Floral Background

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Yupo
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Spellbinders Butterfly Die, Alcohol Inks, Clear Embossing powder.
Techniques:  Alcohol Inks, Die cutting.

Playing with Acrylic Paints

I have lots of containers of Acrylic paints sitting in the cupboard so I thought I would pull some out to create an abstract background. I dropped a little paint and grabbed an old Pet Smart loyalty card and started spreading the paint around. Don't worry the dogs will still get their treats, I'm not sure why they give us cards they have our email and phone number, perhaps it's so we all have paint spreaders 😏.

I used blues, taupe and brown for the base colours, so once the acrylic paint dried I blended some Tea Dye distress ink over the white areas. I then tore the lower edge and blended the torn edge and re-attached the tear to give some interest.
I stamped the image using Versafine Clair and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I used the following stamps from Magenta
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Distressed Background Text


I'm entering this for the following challenges-


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Versafine Clair, Ranger Archival, Distress ink
Accessories: Acrylic Paint, MISTI, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat tool
Techniques: Acrylic Paint, Heat Embossing, Foam blender

Sunday, 3 February 2019

CAS Chritmas Card Challenge February is Peace Month

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge and Collen our host has chosen Peace is your inspiration word. Guest Designer is this month is Linda of Scrappin, Stampin and Singin

For my card I used the small world die from Sizzix and the Peace On Earth die from Stamplorations all framed with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle. I die cut two pieces of card from my stash, one with a green base and the other with a blue background.

This is a close up of the die cut world and sentiment. The sentiment has been cut from 3 layers of white card and glued together to pop it up a little.

Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: Mixed media, 110lb White
Ink: Distress oxide and powdered inks
Accessories:  Sizzix Small Globe Die, Stamplorations Sentiment Die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.
Techniques: Die Cutting.

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Fun with a very detailed stamp

Now that most of us have some sort of stamp re-positioners detailed stamps are a little less frightening. What did we do without them? I know I wasted a lot of card stock.
My stamp is from Magenta a sweet image of a cat with her kitten, I was aiming for photographic vintage look to the card and quite liked the effect. I stamped the image in Versafine Clair, used a text stamp around the lighter areas and then used Vintage beeswax Emerald Creek embossing powder over the whole surface and then added Rocky Road embossing powder to the edge.

Here's a close up of the cat and the embossing

My second card uses a technique which I love for detailed Christmas cards. I stamped the image with Versafine Clair and covered it with Sookwang tape. I then dipped the sticky surface in Martha Stewart glitter, the camera doesn't show how sparkly it is in real  life.

I'm entering these for the Double D Challenge

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Versafine Clair,
Accessories: Emerald Creek Embossing powders
Techniques: Embossing, Detailed stamps

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Twofer birds

I'm just squeaking in under the wire for Darnell's Twofer challenge and this month it's birds.

For card 1 my background was created at a recent craft technique get together with Loll and Susan.  I sprayed the colours onto mixed media card, these aren't my usual choice but I like it. 
I then stamped the background flower image (Magenta) using gesso, sponge the gesso onto the stamp, It's quite thick so won't work with stamps that have too much detail. Allow  the gesso to dry, and don't forget to clean your stamp with a little water and a brush before the gesso dries.
The white areas are the stamped image which picks up a little of the background ink softening the whiteness. I stamped and fussy cut the bird on a branch (magenta stamp) and coloured with watercolours. The birthday sentiment (Stampin up retired) blurred a little as the gesso gives a little texture to the surface.

 Here is a close up of the bird against the background. 
Fussy cutting tip, use a marker to edge the cut surface it helps finish the image and looses the white areas outside the lines.

Here is my 2nd card, this one a little more CAS. I stamped the bird watercoloured it, I then masked it and used a stencil (Magenta) to create the rays of sunshine. This is a thinking of you card.

'The sentiment for this card is from Chocolate Baroque.

Card Recipe CARD 1
Stamps: Magenta, Stampin up
Paper: 110lb white, black, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Spray inks, Watercolours, Gesso, MISTI
Techniques: Watercolouring, Gesso

Card Recipe CARD 2
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival,
Accessories:  MISTI, Stencil, Watercolours
Techniques: Watercolouring, Stenciling

Monday, 21 January 2019

Treats on Tuesday for Magenta

Hi there I'm over at Magenta today with a mixed media card.
For this I created a gelli print background using Distress oxide inks swiped onto my gelli print surface and brayered it to spread the ink evenly. I stamped the background using the bubble stamp, this removes some of the colour and adds some interest. I then stamped the garlic flowers using Ranger archival ink.  I also used one of my favorite mixed media products (glass bead gel) and a stencil. I love the sparkle and texture they add to the card, and it's one of those products that lasts for ever.  Too many of the products we buy dry up and go hard and we throw them out before we've had much use out of them (my little gripe of the day 😒)

Here's a close up of the glass bead gel, it looks even better IRL.


Garlic Flowers

TM179 Bubble Path Duo

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white, Coated card, Black
Ink: Ranger archival, Distress Oxide
Accessories: Stencil, Glass Bead Gel
Techniques: Gelli plate, mixed media

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Crayons through a stencil

Back in May when we had our Crafting Retreat one of the comparisons we did was using Faber Castell crayons and Ranger distress Crayons (I actually preferred the Faber Castell Gellatos but that's just me). We took both types of crayons and used them with stencils and then blending after.  I had forgotten I had my swatch until I was rummaging through my UFO box and found this great Bokeh effect from the blended Gellatos.

You can't really see it but there's a touch of gold which gives the image a little shine.
I added a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque and a die cut to finish the card.  I used the frame to tidy up the edges and frame the bokeh image.

I'm entering this for CAS Mix up Challenge Bokeh

Card Recipe
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black, Mixed Medi
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Faber Castell crayons, Kaiser Kraft stencil, Die Cut Birds (unknown), Simon Says stamp stitched rectangle
Techniques: Stencils, die cutting. Bokeh

Thursday, 17 January 2019

CAS Christmas mid month reminder

I hope you're all loving the blue and silver creations by Kaja our Guest Desinger for this month and the CAS Christmas Design Team. We're all having a blast with our blue and silver inky fingers and die cuts.

Here's my card for the reminder. I used one of my favorite JOFY stamps and pulled out a blue glitter pens that have been sitting on my shelf for eons. The stars were coloured with my Molotow liquid chrome pen. I stamped the image, coloured it in and then re-stamped it as the pens took away some of the colour of the image. The sentiment is from Amuse.

The tiny sequins just add a little more sparkle.

I hope you like the card and also hope you drop by CAS Christmas card challenge and join in the fun.

Card Recipe
Stamps: JOFY, AMUSE sentiment
Paper: 110lb white,
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die, fun foam, sequins, glitter pen, Molotow liquid Chrome pen.
Techniques: colouring, CAS

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Pulling out the stencils

CAS Stencil has challenged us to pull out our stencils and do a little blending.
I used a Carablelle stencil and some distress oxide ink and to add a little interest I stamped the sponging with the stencil in place.

Here is a close up of the touch of stamping on the sponged area,

I'd love to hear your thoughts 😃

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Background stamp and Ranger Tim Holtz sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed media, black, Gray Green
Ink: Ranger Distress oxide, Ranger Archival, Versamark
Accessories: embossing powder, Stencil (Carabelle)
Techniques: Stenciling, background stamping, Tim Holtz Wild Flower Die cut