Monday, 17 January 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Background Stamping with an Acrylic block and a Gelli plate

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with some Acrylic Block and Gelli plate print backgrounds for my stamps. I hope you head over and check out how I made these cards





Stamps and Stencils used
Leaf Branch Trio 
 [0793.O] 



Script 
 [07.916.O] 

Words to Live by 
 [07.1047.J] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lv White, Black, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxide, Ranger Distress, 
Accessories: MISTI, Gelli Plate, Pencils, Edge die
Techniques: Pencil Colouring, Stamping with gelli plate, Stamping with acrylic block.

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder - Silver and Gold

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder, and there are some beautiful Silver and Gold Christmas cards for you to check out. It's such a classically elegant combination 😃


I used a Magenta wreath Stencil and a thick Gel medium and then sprinkled Silver and Gold embossing powder over it. I waited for the gel to dry brushed away the excess powder then heat embossed. If you heat emboss before it's dry it will give you a bubbly texture and a different look.
 I die cut the bow and sentiment from gold foil card stock and white foam and layered it to give a little more dimension..


Her is a close up of the heat embossed wreath and the die cuts. The Sentiment is an old retired set from Tattered Lace, so sad to see it retire it's the perfect size for A2 cards and tags.




Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: 110lb White
Ink: None
Accessories: Die cuts - Sentiment Tattered lace (Retired) Bow-Penny Black, Silver Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, White Foam.
Techniques: Die cutting, Stenciling, Heat Embossing

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Watercolouring with an Elegant Writer


Hi Everyone, we all have stuff in our stash that we forget about. I recently pulled out my Black Elegant writer and used it by colouring directly on the stamp (1.3 Calligraphy nib) then adding water to the image using a brush.
I just touched the ink with the water and allowed it to seep a little, you have to keep washing the brush with clean water as the elegant writer has a lot of colour and black becomes blue green purple and gray depending on how much water and the black ink.

The first card is a Serendipity Winter farm stamp (now sold by Impression Obsession)


My Second card is a Penny Black Bird on a branch. Again I added water carefully and allowed the colour to move. Once it was dry I pulled a little more colour over the white areas. I also cut out the branches so they lay outside the frame.


I'm entering this for 




Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity Farmhouse, Penny Black Bird, Sentiments Simon Says Stamp
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb Black, Textured Off White
Ink: Versafine Clair (Nocturn)
Accessories: Elegant Writer, Die, MISTI
Techniques: Die cutting, Watercolouring

Monday, 10 January 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Alcohol ink on a Gelli plate

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta using some Alcohol inks on my Gelli plate, I followed Birgit Koopsen's instructions on Instagra.




Stamps used
Reflective Blue Heron 
 [0763.M] 

 Sandpiper 
 [0777.N] 

Branch 
 [0677.N] 

Canada Geese Family 
 [0779.O] 

Clouds 
 [0703.Q] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 100 lb white, 110 lb White
Ink: Versafine Clair (Nocturn)
Accessories: Alcohol Inks, Gelli Plate, MISTI
Techniques: Gelli Print, Stamping

Monday, 3 January 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Boreal Owl

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a nice New Year and are ready to get back to the craft room.

I'm over at Magenta with this beautiful Boreal Owl. I hope you head over and find out how I made this card.



Stamps used
Boreal Owl 
 [0824.P] 

Script 
 [07.916.O] 

Peacock Feather 
 [37.273.K] 

Maple Leaf Medium 
 [0801.J] 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Gelli plate print, MISTI
Techniques: Gelli Printing, Stamping

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Silver and Gold

Hi Everyone it's time for a new year of CAS Christmas Card ChallengesJulia is our host for the first Challenge of the year and Lisa of My Paper Tales is our Guest Designer.


For my card I pulled out some snowflake die cuts and silver and gold card stock.
The snow we had over Christmas really made me want to play with these dies and make some super quick Quick CAS Cards. The Sentiment was created with my glimmer hot foil system.


I'm entering this for the following Challenges-



Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: 110lb White, Silver foil, Gold Foil
Ink: None
Accessories: Snowflake dies, Glimmer Foil system
Techniques: Glimmer Foil, Die cutting.

Friday, 31 December 2021

Happy New Year from the Magenta Team

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a good Christmas and are looking forward the the New Year.
Happy 2022





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Coated Card, Black, 110lb White
Ink:  Versafine Clair (nocturn), Distress Ink (Black Soot)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Posca Pens, Coloured Pencils, Signo White Pen, Acrylic Paint
Techniques: Stenciling, Fussy Cutting, 

Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas Everyone

Hi Everyone I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2022 and to thank you for all the wonderful comments you left for me this year. I really appreciate all your support  and encouragement ♥.

Many Hugs Christine





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Black Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Hero Arts White, Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Coloured Pencils
Techniques: Pencils colouring

Monday, 20 December 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Christophe the cat

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta playing with Christophe the cat. I decided to take a little break from Christmas cards although Christophe would be perfect for any celebration for a cat lover even Christmas 😀



Stamps and Stencils used



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Watercolour
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Oxide, Distress inks
Accessories: Magenta Stencil, Wood Grain Embossing folder
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Watercolouring, Fussy cutting

Monday, 13 December 2021

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Christmas Foliage

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with another Christmas card. I'm sure you are all like me and in the make and send mode 😅 I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.




Stamps and Stencils used-
 [02.324.Q] 

Christmas Song 
 [07.1065.N] 
Merry Christmas 
 [07.993.F] 




Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Kraft Mixed Media, Gold, 110lb White
Ink: Distress Oxide , Versamark, Versafine Clair -Gray, Delicata gold
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Magenta Stencil, Finetec watercolours
Techniques:  Watercolouring, Stenciling, Heat embossing