Wednesday, 17 August 2022

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder - Pine

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas mid month reminder and Trina wants us to make some cards with pine on them. Remember you have till the 24th of the month to play along.


I used the Unity pine cone and branch set along with the sentiment. I stamped the branch directly onto the card base and stamped the pine cone on mixed media paper. I fussy cut the pine cone, coloured in different shades of brown and coloured the edged it using a brown pen. I used my McGill flower shaping tools to give a more 3D effect.

I added a few small sparkly white sequins as water drops.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Unity
Paper: 110lb White, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: MISTI stamp Platform, Coloured Pencils, McGill flower shaping tools
Techniques: Stamping

Monday, 15 August 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta- Gesso

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with some Gesso'd Christmas cards. I hope your head over and check out how I made the cards.






Stamps and Stencils used


Christmas Song 
 [07.1065.N] 

Merry Christmas 
 [07.993.F] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Black, 110lb, White, Gold, 
Ink: Delicata Gold, Distress Oxide Ink pads, Platinum Embossing Powder, Versamark Embossing ink pad, Blending brushes.
Accessories: Gesso, Magenta Stencils, 
Techniques: Gesso, Stenciling, Heat Embossing, Ink Blending

Monday, 8 August 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta- Flowers and Gloss Sprays

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a beautiful blossom flower and a Dina Wakley glossy spray background, I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.




Stamps used
Bloom Crescent 
 [09.256.P] 
Criss-Cross Texture 
 [0829.J] 
Script 
 [07.916.O] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110Lb White, Mixed Media
Ink: Versafine Clair, 
Accessories: Dina Wakley gloss sprays, Posca Acrylic Paint pens, Posca Glitter pen
Techniques: Gloss Spry background, Acrylic Paint pen colouring

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Pine

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge this month Trina wants to see anything Pine.
Welcome
and 
as our guest designers for this month.


Here is my card for the challenge, I used my oval small Gelli plate inked with Distress inks and stamped it on the card. I used my Stamp Positioner for the pine branch (Chocolate Baroque) and inked up the stamp using Tombow water colour markers adding colour and stamping until I was happy with the image. I drew in the light reflection on one side to make it look like a glass bauble, added some small clear sequins and stamped the sentiment.


As I had my Gelli plate out I inked it again and this time used a different pine cone stamp (Magenta). These days when I create a card I try and make two or three using a similar technique but each card is slightly different.


I hope you head over and join in the challenge, just remember to follow the rules to have a chance of winning or being one of the top three picks.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Card 1- Chocolate Baroque-Pine cone and branch, Sentiment- Unity, Card 2 Magenta Pinecone and Sentiment.
Paper: 110lb White
Ink: Distress Inks, Versafine Clair
Accessories: Stamp Positioner, Gelli Plate, Mini sequins, White gel pen, Tombow Markers
Techniques: Gelli Plate Printing, Direct to stamp colouring

Monday, 1 August 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Sparkly Butterflies

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a Quick CAS One Layered Card. I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.


Stamps Used

Butterflies Pattern 
 [0833.Q] 




Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Versafine Clair, Ranger Archival, Versamark
Accessories: Glossy Accents, Holographic Glitter, White Embossing Powder, Posca Purple Glitter Pen.
Techniques: One Layer Card, Stamping

Monday, 25 July 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta Gelli Plate Backgrounds

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta playing with my Gelli plates to create some simple QCAS backgrounds that let the stamps take centre stage. I hope you head over and find out how I made these QCAS cards.




Stamps used


Sandpiper 
 [0777.N] 

Willow Branch - Small 
 [0835.J] 
Love & Music 
 [0832.L] 

Words to Live by 
 [07.1047.J] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110Lb White
Ink: Versafine Clair, Colour Box, Stephanie Barnard dye ink
Accessories: Gelli plate 4" round, small Rectangle, Stamp positioner
Techniques: Gelli plate printing

Friday, 22 July 2022

Stamping with a Gelli Plate

Hi Everyone, today pulled out out one of my small gelli plates which comes as a set of 3 shapes (oval, rectangle and hexagon). I inked it up with some colour box Stephanie Barnard water based Dye inks. The ink sits on the surface of the gelli plate and give such a different look to acrylic paints.
The gelli plate is small enough to be used as a stamp so before adding the inks I attached it to an acrylic block swiped Seaglass and Mustard over the surface leaving a small gap so I didn't contaminate the ink pads. Then used the brayer to layer the inks.
I used the bird on a wire stamp and stamped it in Versafine Clair Nocturn but avoiding the bubbles, the bubbles were stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist. When the ink was dry I added some glossy accents to the bubbles.


I'm entering this for CAS Mix up's Challenge watercolour things with wings challenge (water based ink pads) and wings (my Magenta bird on a wire)






Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white
Ink: Versafine, Colour box
Accessories: Gelli Plate
Techniques: Gelli plate printing, OLC

Monday, 18 July 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Mixed Media Background with a Bird


Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a bird on a mixed media background, I hope you head over and check out how I made the card.


Stamps used

 Wren on a branch 
 [48.014.O] 

Old Script 
 [24.012.J] 


Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Printed Ledger Paper, Watercolour
Ink: Versafine Clair, Distress
Accessories: Carabelle Studio Embossing Folder
Techniques: Mixed Media, Embossing Folder, Watercolouring, Fussy Cutting

Sunday, 17 July 2022

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder - Santa

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas mid month reminder. For my card I used a Stamping Bella Santa and sentiment and a Simon Says Stamp die cut with a glimmer hot foil system.



Santa was coloured with Touch Alcohol pens and die cut with the Stamping Bella matching die and the swirl was made using a Simon Says Stamp die cut and Hot Foil.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: 110lb White
Ink: Raniger Archival
Accessories:  Die cut, Touch Alcohol pens, Hot foil, Simon Says Stamp Die cut
Techniques: Alcohol ink colouring, Die cutting, Hot foiling

Monday, 11 July 2022

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta - Salted Background

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with another salt watercolour background. I hope you head over and check out how I made this card.




Stamps used

Leaf Branch 
 [0683.P] 



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Water colour, 110Lb White, Black
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Nuance Powders, Salt
Techniques: Salt, Watercolour