Sunday, 17 June 2018

Pennyblack flower

I borrowed a beautiful Penny Black stamp off Susan to colour with markers directly to the stamp.  I first stamped the image using Sahara Sand to give me the outline.  I think Sahara Sand may have been a little dark for the colours I was using but I still like the effect. My one oopsy was the leaf around the bud, one came out a little too dark.  Other than that I really like the end result.  I didn't too too much spritzing with water so the intensity of the colours stayed.

I blended the edges of the image with Distress inks (Old Paper) and over stamped the flower with a visible image stamp Fibonacci I just picked up.

For those among us who are interested in Math. The Fibonacci is a spiral created by drawing circular arcs connecting the opposite corners of a squares in the Fibonacci tiling.

I'm entering this for the following challenges.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black, Visible image
Paper: Hot press Watercolour, 110lb White, Black
Ink: Distress inks,
Accessories: Tombo watercolour pens, water spritzer, MISTI,
Techniques: Direct to stamp watercolouring

CAS Christmas Mid month reminder

It's time for our CAS Christmas Card challenge mid month reminder.

Our Design Team and Guest Designer Bobby of Bits and Pieces have some gorgeous cards for you're inspiration.

But Don't forget the rules - 
Christmas cards only following the monthly theme
- Cards must be CAS (lots of white space, uncluttered, minimal embellishments)
Link to your entry post, not your entire blog

- Include a link to this challenge in your write-up

New card creations only please
- Enter up to three (3) times

Here is my card, a simple holly die cut on white with a silver background.  The sentiment is stamped with Ranger archival blue and the Holly is a Tim Holtz mixed media alterations die, keeping it CAS with a masculine look.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Rubbernecker sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, glitter paper.
Ink: Ranger Archival.
Accessories:  Tim Holtz mixed media alterations dies.
Techniques: Die cutting

Monday, 11 June 2018

Serendipity farm house

Last month I joined Serendipity blog Design Team as Guest Designer in their blog hop. The great thing about their bi-monthly blog hop is you have the chance to win  $20 worth of free stamps, who wouldn't want to win.

I love this Winter homestead set, it's such a peaceful Christmas scene and really perfect for a CAS Christmas Card.  I don't usually create one layer cards but this stamp really shouted CAS, CAS, CAS.

I use prismacolour pencils to colour the house and barns and then used Nuvo glitter pen and glimmer spray on the whole card.  It's hard to see but the card has a beautiful soft shimmer to it.

I'm entering this for 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity winter homestead set
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Ranger archival black
Accessories: MISTI, Prismacolour pencils, Nuvo glitterpen, glimmer spray.
Techniques: Pencil colouring.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Pencils with Gamsol

During our recent crafting retreat Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) walked us through using coloured pencils with Gamsol.  I wanted to see what would happen if I used pencils on coated card, it certainly lightened the colours and made the colour move easily around on the card stock.
I used this cute guy from Katzelkraft, he's looking a little blue today.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Katzelkraft, Sentiment Tim Holtz
Paper: 110lb white, 110lb Coated card
Ink: Ranger Archival black, Ranger archival blue.
Accessories: Faber Castell pollychrome coloured pencils, gamsol
Techniques: Gamsol pencil colouring

Sunday, 3 June 2018

CAS Christmas Encrusted Jeweled Ornament

 It's time for CAS Christmas card Challenge and the theme is Masculine.

Our Design Team and Guest Designer Bobby of Bits and Pieces have some amazing eye candy for you to peruse before you join in.

But Don't forget the rules - 
Christmas cards only following the monthly theme
- Cards must be CAS (lots of white space, uncluttered, minimal embelishments)
Link to your entry post, not your entire blog
- Include a link to this challenge in your write-up
New card creations only please
- Enter up to three (3) times

My card is a die cut which has been covered with embossing powder and little bits of gilding flakes some tiny beads and any sprinkles I could find in my stash it's Encrusted Jeweled Faux Enamel.

I die cut my ornament and poured some embossing powders of it while it was on a hot plate.  There is a great video showing the technique
I hope you like the effect of adding extra sprinkles while it's hot so they stick to the enamel.

Here are a couple more pictures of our crafty retreat. 
Now I'm sure you have seen some of the pictures of the gals at the retreat on my last post for Eat Sleep Craft Repeated but I just got a few more from Darnell.  We had some additional crafters with us, Tika my dog and Tess Susan's dog were helping. 
Poor Darnell lost her stuffed horse Tika thought it was a present for her.
Tess got up to a little mischief and  pulled so many pieces of Kitchen roll out of the garbage and chewed them into little snippets of paper.

This little rascal is Tika, Dylan our other dog was on vacation at another friends for the week.

and here's Tika and Tess together, they look like angels but don't be deceived­čśŤ

I hope you enjoyed my card and the photos of the dogs, I would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Sentiment Unity
Paper: 110lb white, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Die cut ornament (Gina Marie), Emerald Creek Embossing powder (Baked texture Deep sea), Frantage embossing enamels (shabby blue), (shabby white), gilding flakes, beads, electric fry pan
Techniques: Encrusted jewel faux enamel.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Eat Sleep Craft Repeated

We're all together again in my back yard and in Bonnies Craft room.
From left to right- Nancy Litrrell, Trina Pham, Susan Bridman, Loll Thompson, Me and Darnell Knauss, we were joined by Nance Salkled  and Bonnie Klass Via Skype.

We had a busy time with dirty pours, faux enamel die cuts, gamsol pencil work and so much more.

Here's one of my pieces from one of our crafting sessions. The background has been blended with distress inks, and a baby wipe was crumpled to pick up some colour.  Although by the time I added shimmer mist and crackle paste you can't actually see that.
I borrowed Susan's TCW stencil Bay leaves and used crackle paste for dimension, I then mounted the panel on black fun foam.

We all had so much fun and are hoping to do it again next year.

Card Recipe