Wednesday, 17 October 2018

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder

Oh my, October is almost over, that means Christmas is around the corner ๐Ÿ˜.  This is a good reason to join in with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Susan is our host for this month and her theme is Birds. Our Guest Designer is Sue of Sue's cards, Sue has some amazing cards to show you on her blog so please drop by and leave some blog hugs.

My card for for this challenge is a bird by on a holly branch by Technique Junkies, it's a large stamp so I decided to frame it with a stitched die rectangle.
I stamped the image using Tea dye distress inks, watercoloured the bird using zigs and then restamped with the Tea dye. I used Nuvo glitter pen to make the berries sparkle a little. I hope your like this simple technique with such a large stamp.
We would love to have you drop in and play along with us, the challenge is open until the 24th so there's still lots of time.

Thanks for dropping by and I would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Techniuque Junkies, Sentiment was a freebee from a magazine.
Paper: 110lb watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Tea Die.
Accessories: Zig watercolour pens, Nuvo glitter pen.
Techniques: Watercolouring

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Wish upon a star in your winter woollies.

This little dude looks so cool in his matching winter hat and sweater carrying his silver cane. The hat and sweater are separate stamps made for the little Penguin.  I decided his sweater should have some cable knitting so I added some light detail using Prismacolour Pencils. The wooden cane has been coloured using Molotow Liquid Chrome pen. The pen is new to me so time to play, so far I love it's sparkle and shine and the ease of colouring. I have the 1 and 2mm sizes.
The background is stenciled using a Tim Holtz stencil and my clarity brushes.

To add to the sparkle I painted his clothing with a Nuvo sparkle pen.

I'm entering this for the following challenges
The 12 months of Christmas

CAS Christmas

CAS Mix up

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous Penguin stamp, Sentiment Freebee from a magazine.
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger archival, Distress
Accessories: Tim Hotz Stencil, Molotow liquid chrome pen, Prisma colour pencils, Wooden candy cane.
Techniques: Stenciling and pencil colouring.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Quick tour of my new craft room.

Hi Everyone, I just finished (well almost) my new craft room, if you'd like to see some of the pictures head over to the About Me tab there's more to see.

I hope you like it, I am really happy and ready to play in my crafty space.

Card Recipe

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

CAS Christmas October Challenge Birds of a feather

Yes its October, can you believe it ๐Ÿ˜“

It's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge "Birds". Sue of Sue's Card Craft is our Guest Designer this month, please head over to Sue's blog and say, she has some amazing cards for you to peruse. As always out Design Team has out done themselves with their wonderful inspiration.

Here's my card for Octobers Challenge.

I've been using a lot of Embossing powder recently so I decided to use an old technique with embossing powder and stamping.
It's pretty straight forward just keep adding layers of embossing ink and powder (Ranger Platinum) as they get thinker the embossing powder will create this liquidy surface, I used 4 layers. 
You will need to use a rubber stamp, ink it up with versamark and press it into the hot embossing powder. 
I trimmed the image using a scissors (not prefect but OK) and mounted it on black and a Kraft card.
I don't use square cards very often but the layout may not have worked as well with an A2 card.

Here is a close up of the image, I hope you like the effect, it's a pretty easy technique to try.

I'm also adding this to CAS Mix up challenge metal stamping and die-cutting

Card Recipe
Stamps: Alota rubber stamps (no longer in business), Sentiment - Chocolate Baroque.
Paper: 110 lb white, Back, Kraft.
Ink: Versamark,
Accessories: Postage stamp die, Twine, Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder.
Techniques: Embossing powder stamping,

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Penny Black Snowman

I just received my Penny Black Christmas stamp order, I was so excited because I fell in love with this guy.

The base is texture paste on coated card using the Tim Holtz Christmas sentiment stencil, once I applied the texture paste I sprinkled powdered inks (Lindy's stamp gang and Paper artsy infusions) and spritzed with water. I did this while the paste was wet that way the inks cling to the paste.
I no line watercoloured him using Zig pens and Ranger Antique Linen for the no line base and then fussy cut him. I added a little Nuvo sparkle to his had nose and berries. 
I used some prismacolour pencils to add some definition to his nose and scarf.

I'm entering this for 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black Snowman
Paper: 110lb White, Coated Card, Watercolour
Ink: Ranger distress Antique Linen
Accessories: Zig watercolour pens, Tim Holtz stencil, Texture paste, Lindy Stamp Gang Magicals (Shabby Turbine Teal), Infusions (In the Navy), Nuvo sparkle pen, Prismacolour pencils.
Techniques: Stenciling, powdered inks, watercolouring

Monday, 17 September 2018

CAS Christmas mid month reminder

It's wreath time at CAS Christmas Card Challenge and here is my card for the challenge. Our host this month is Nance of and our Guest Designer if Birgit.

The challenge is open until the 24th of the months so please drop bye and see the inspiration from the DT and we would love to see your cards.

For my card  I watercoloured the the wreath and Robin, applied some Sookwang tape to the card and covered the sticky surface with Martha Stewart glitter. 

I used the Sissix wood embossing folder to create the wood grain background and die cut the circle with a Simon Says Stamp stitched circle.  I didn't notice I had a little ink in the grain from a previous project, in the end I quite liked the speckles of colour. The sentiment is stamped on dark brown card stock in Ranger Liquid platinum embossing powder. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: wreath magazine freebee, Sentiment Serendipity.
Paper: Watercolour, 110 lb white
Ink: Versamark, Distress Weathered wood.
Accessories: Sizzix wood grain, Simon Says Stamp  stitched circle, Sookwang tape, Martha Stewart Glitter
Techniques: Watercolouring, glitter, Embossing.

Monday, 3 September 2018

September CAS Christmas Time to hang that Wreath

It's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge and the Theme for September is Wreath.

Nance is our Host for this month and our Guest Designer is Birgit (Rapport fran ett Skivbord) along with the rest of the the DT there are some great cards for you to check out.

For my card I used pencils on Kraft card with white embossing and a little Wink of Stella.
The colours I chose are gold, silver and blue.  
I stamped the image in white SU kraft in, heat set it then used my pencils to colour in the shapes making the wreath.  Once coloured I put the card back in the stamp positioner and re inked with the white and used white embossing powder.  The white embossing powder was brighter than the white  ink. I added a few sequins for some extra sparkle.

You have until the 24th of the month to join in the fun.

Card Recipe
Stamps: JOFY, Paper Smooches
Paper: 110lb cream, Kraft
Ink: SU white
Accessories: white embossing powder, sequins, Prismacoluor pencils
Techniques: Heat embossing, pencil colouring

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Under the sea Art Board

Back in May during our crafting retreat we had a session on making an art board.  I had put it to one side for a few months and last week finally got to finishing it.

I started by using gesso the board to prime it and then adding some pan pastels. I sealed the pan pastel surface and then stamped the Jelly fish, seahorses, turtles and fish. 

I used Crackle paste through a stencil over the background to give an impression of bubbles.
I stamped the jelly fish and one of the turtles again on card stock coloured and cut them out.  I added Vintage Beeswax embossing powder to give more of a 3D effect for the images and also with the Jelly fish I wanted a liquid effect. The jellyfish tentacles are a mixture of black fine liner, white fine liner and ART Alchemy blue gold acrylic paint.
I also used the encrusted jewel technique on the remaining sea horses and small turtle.  The embossing powders were all from Emerald Creek. I used a mixture of their Baked Textures and the Allure embossing powders.

I glued the shells to the board using a hot glue gun, gesso them and used some Art Alchemy paints in black, blues and gold. Once dry I used a versamark pad to smoosh over the edge of the board and the shells and added some embossing powders.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Local King Sea life (5), Visible image Dare to swim, Katzelkraft Seahorse.
Paper: Art Board (7X8)
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Sea shells, Carabelle stencil, Ranger crackle paste, Emerald creek embossing powders - Dirty Sand, Weathered Wood, Burned Copper Leaves, Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber, Banff Slate, Charred Gold, Northern lights, Art Alchemy acrylic paints sparks- Raven Black, Dragons Eye, Magical Pond, Opal Magic- Blue gold, Glitter, sequins, prills.
Techniques: Mixed media art board

Friday, 17 August 2018

CAS Christmas Mid month Reminder

It's time for CAS Christmas mid month reminder, our guest designer is Barb (Barb's Studio Creations) and of course the team has some amazing eye candy for you to peruse.

Her is my card for the challenge, I recently purchased a Gerda Steiner Christmas Puppy set and stamped this adorable little pup all tangled in the Christmas lights. The tree is from a Paper Artsy Set by Jo Firth-Young (JOFY) which I coloured in the same way as the stamp set example (sooooo easy).

I used pencils to colour the tree as I stamped the tree straight on the base card stock, the puppy was stamped on watercolour paper and watercoloured.
A funny thing happened to my bauble at the top, it started out gold pencil and now looks blue after putting gloss on the baubles and lights. I'm not sure what happened๐Ÿ˜•

I hope you like the card and , pop over to CAS Christmas and join in.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Gerda Steiner, JOFY, Tim Holtz Sentiment.
Paper: 110lb white, watercolour
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Water colours, Prismacolour pencils, Viva decor clear pen, Foam tape.
Techniques: Water colouring , pencil colouring

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Christmas Geli print UFO

I found a great winter background in my UFO box. It's a gelli print with acrylic paints and an embossing folder impression.  I used blues and a gold on the plate and then pulled off the colour using a snowflake embossing folder.
The treeline was stamped in Black Versafine Clair and embossed in clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and was stamped in clear Versamark ink and embossed in pearlized navy embossing powder

Here is a close up of the gelli print.

I'm entering this for the following challenges-

Card Recipe
Stamps: Memory box tree line, Paper Smooches sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black, Mixed media
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: clear embossing powder, acrylic paints, Hexagon die,
Techniques: Geli print, heat embossing