Saturday, 23 March 2019

Another Pressed Leaf Card


I couldn't resist using another pressed plant background. This time I added delphinium flowers by Magenta, I kept the background natural and coloured the Delphinium using pencils.


I just love the colours from the leaves, this time there was a lot of purples and pinks. 
 

I'm entering this for the flowing challenges






Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White,
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Prisma colour pencils, Plants
Techniques: Pencil colouring, Plant pressing

Monday, 18 March 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi I'm over at Magenta today with a fun background technique. I used plants placed between two pieces of Mixed media paper and run them through my die cutting machine. I hope you head over to find out more 😏 



It's amazing how much detail you can get from the leaves.






Stamps used

Thank You - Small


Wildflowers - Umbells 

I hope you like it the technique and would love to hear from you  😊



Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb Cream, Kraft
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Plants
Techniques: Plant Press.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

It's time for our mid month reminder at CAS Christmas card Challenge. Susan is our host this month with her cue word DEER and Chrissie of Simply one of a Kind is our Guest Designer. Come join us at and stock up on your Christmas Cards.


Don't forget it's CAS Christmas Card Challenge's first birthday. Loll and Bonnie have a couple of prizes for someone to win, but remember to be eligible for the prizes you have to follow the challenge rules.


Here is my card for the challenge, I had a little fun with this one. I made my brick wall using a MFT stencil on a brusho background and then  added distress inks to the bricks. I had make his nose shiny so I used Nuvo Crystal glaze and for the door handle I used black Pearl pen.


Don't you just love this adorable deer from Gerda Steiner, I just had to have him peeking out the door.


I hope you liked today's card and would love to hear from you 😏
I'm entering this for the Christmas Kickstart challenge Moves on the hooves.




Card Recipe
Stamps: Gerda Steiner stamp and die
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media, Red
Ink: Ranger archival.
Accessories: Watercolours, Pearl Pen (black), Nuvo Crystal glaze, texture paste, Door die cut by Poppy stamp.
Techniques: Watercolouring, die cut, stencilling

Monday, 11 March 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta


Hi everyone I'm over at Magenta with a quick water coloured stencil technique that we tried out in a recent crafty day with Loll, Susan and Trina. 
We followed this tutorial using Elmer's Rubber Cement on the back of the stencil. It holds it in place and also stops the watercolour seeping under, well mostly 😏


You cans see the little area that seeped under the stencil, I just used a white acrylic paint to remove some of the colour.


TM246 Sunflowers




Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb White, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Stencil, Watercolours, Elmers Rubber Cement, White Pen
Techniques: Watercolouring with a stencil

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Another acrylic paint background

I made this card as a thank you for a wonderful blog friend who gifted me a duplicate set of stamps. The background is acrylic paint, I used the same technique that I used here at Magenta.


Here is a close up of the colours behind the green paint.


I'm entering this for the following challenges








Card Recipe
Stamps: JOFY
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: MISTI, Acrylic paint, Stencil
Techniques: Stencilling, Acrylic paint

Monday, 4 March 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi everyone, I've over at Magenta playing with some tissue paper and inks. Drop by and check out what I did to create this card.


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Wild Branch
So Many Reasons...
07.972.F Sentiment





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Black, Tissue paper
Ink: Distress Oxide, Ranger archival black
Accessories: MISTI
Techniques: Tissue paper, Watercolouring, Heat Embossing

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Stamping on Velum

CAS Watercolour is challenging everyone to watercolour on velum, I've used a poinsettia border stamp from Magenta. I stamped the image using Black Versafine Clair heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then coloured the image using Distress Oxide inks. The white berries were coloured using a white fine point pen by Pen-Touch by Sakura. I stamped the sentiment with
 I always struggle with white pens, I have a Signo white gel pen for most things and it works well, but I'm always on the look out for others which give a really white colour when used. I really like the opacity of the Pen Touch  on the velum, if I find any more I'll Let you know.


 Here is a close up of the colouring

I decided to create another card this time on white card stock coloured with Touch alcohol markers. Again I used Versafine Clair and clear embossing powder for the outline and then used my alcohol makers to colour in the image. I must admit I love the velum version the best, I'm sure this will be on my to do list for other cards.


Here is the close up of the colouring

I'm entering this for in the CAS Watercolour challenge.


I used the following stamps by Magenta.





Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Velum
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Distress oxides, Touch pens, Sequins, Clear embossing powder, Pen touch white pen

Techniques: Card 1 watercolouring on Velum, Card 2 Alcohol pens

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hi everyone, it's time to pull out your Deer for this months  CAS Christmas Card challengeSusan is our Host and Chrissie of Simply One of a Kind is our Guest Designer for this month.


Also to add to the fun it's CAS Christmas' first birthday and there will be some prizes to be won. 
I hope you drop by to see what the Design team have created and have some fun playing along with us.


Here is my card for the challenge, an easy Quick CAS card. I created my background using the new Hero Arts night sky using Distress inks, I Stamped my images then covered it with Sookwang double sided tape. The sticky surface was covered in glitter and burnished to make sure it sticks.


You can see the sparkle a little better with the image tilted.


I'm so glad you dropped by.



Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, Hero Arts.
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Distress Inks, Ranger Archival
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die, Martha Stewart glitter, Sookwang tape
Techniques: Glitter on Double sided tape

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Blue and Silver Snowflake

A quick card with blended inks a splash of water and some heat embossing.


Here is a close up of this wonderful snowflake by Visible image.

I'm entering this at Scrappymo's Rudolf days challenge, (don't forget this month is a short month), the Holly and the Ivy anything goes .


Card Recipe
Stamps: Visible image
Paper: Mixed Media, Black, 110lb white
Ink: distress inks, Versamark embossing ink
Accessories: silver embossing powder
Techniques: ink blending, embossing

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Heat Laminated Foil.

I finally broke down and bought a laminator to try out some foiling, I opted to go really cheap and small so picked up one from Amazon. OMG so much fun seeing those sparkly stamped images emerge.
I used some Decofoil transfer gel sponged onto my stamp, stamped the image and let it dry a little. I then run the foil and the stamped card through the laminator sandwiched between a sheet of printer paper. I found that was the best way to stop anything getting stuck between the rollers.
 

The first card is the stamp and foil, the foils is pretty blue colour but really hard to capture on camera.


The second card is the foil image after the stamp, it seemed a pity to waste such a pretty negative image. I stuck the foil to a piece of card.








Card Recipe
Stamps: Deep Red, Stampers Annomous sentiment
Paper: 110lb White, Navy
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Heat Laminator, Foil,
Techniques: Foiling