Wednesday 31 May 2017

Time to get back to some Christmas Cards

This is a super quick card to make so I've done in a couple of colours.
I stamped the image on watercolour card using archival brown ink, then a quick watercolour wash to make it looked aged.  I added Wink of Stella over the trees and the roofs to make add a little sparkle which is quite sparkly IRL but not so much in the photo.
I love this stamp by Serendipity, the stamp is the focal point and is so pretty you don't really need to do much more.

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Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity
Paper: Watercolour, Kraft
Ink:Archival Brown
Accessories: Wink of Stella, distress ink wash
Techniques: Stamping

Saturday 20 May 2017

Watercolour flowers

This is one of my favorite is the Penny Black stamps, it comes as a stamp and a stencil and oh so versatile.
For this card I used distress stains and pulled the colour back into the centre of the petals, you can see this technique by Heather Telford at spilit coast stampers.  The background is a stenciled and and some red pearls.

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The second card is the same technique using distress stains on the stamp and but this time I have watercoloured the background with a watercolour wash and then splattered black acrylic paint over the flower.

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Card Recipe
Stamps Penny Black, sentiment Card 1 Tun Holtz, Card 2 Simon says stamp
Paper:, Water colour, Kraft, Black and 110 white,
Ink:Ranger Archival
Accessories:Distress stains, Acrylic paint (black), stencil, Ranger distress inks, blender foam,  (Simon Says stamp banner die, red pearls
Techniques: Watercolour with distress inks.

Sunday 14 May 2017

Watercolour flowers

During our craft week Susan introduced us to using stains as a watercolour medium.  You can find the technique  by Heather Telford on Split coast stampers. A great colouring technique and a great way to use stains.

I'm entering this for the following challenges
CAS Watercolour challenge May - Flowers
Stamplorations May challenge- anything goes CAS with optional twist of feminine colour
Stamplorations Anything Goes

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stamplorations flower, Rubbernecker frame, Tim Holtz sentient
Paper: 110lb white, 140lb cold press watercolour
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Accessories: Misti, Ranger distress stains, watercolour paint brush
Techniques: watercolouring with distress stains

Eat Sleep Craft Repeat

Here are the four of us wearing the Aprons Loll had made for us, they certainly helped with some of our more splattery techniques.

Loll introduced Susan, Nancy and my self to to an acrylic art technique called an acrylic  Dirty Pour during our craft retreat.  For those that don't know what a Dirty Pour here's an example By Miabella Mojica .  It's basically pouring a number of acrylics into one pot with a little silicone oil and pouring it on a canvas, you then move the canvas until the whole surface is covered and use creme brule torch to create the cells.

 Just a heads up if you try this cover all your floors and your work surface it's really messy.
Now what we thought we would do is a little fun blog hop to see how everyone did.

This is mine and check out the others they are so amazing 😊

This one is a close up to show the cells

Head over to he other blogs to check out all the amazing pieces of art.

Stamping with Loll
The Cardmakers Garret
Scandy Nancy Creates

Crafty get together last month

During one of our crafty get together's last month I played with my clarity brushes and some new Stencils by Rebecca Baer.  The stencils are very detailed so clarity brushes work best,
Once stenciled I stamp the the flower,coloured it with Distress oxide and added some text.  Finally I used white acrylic paint splatters to tone down the colour of the flowers.

I am entering this for the following challenges
CAS Mix up Challenge May - Splattering
Simon Says Monday Challenge It's a frame
Craft stampers magazine anything goes

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black Demure, Rubbernecker sayings
Paper: 110lb white, 140lb cold press watercolour
Ink: Distress ink, Distress Oxide
Accessories: Simon says stitched rectangle, Rebecca Baer Stencil, white acrylic paint.

Saturday 13 May 2017

A wonderful week of crafting

I have had the most amazing week crafting with Loll of Stamping with LollSusan of the Cardmakers Garret and Nancy of Scandinacy Creates.  You may have already seen some of their posts so this time it's my turn.  The post will be a little long so I'm apologizing in advance but with so many fun techniques I had to put a few in.
Susan and Loll arrived on Sunday afternoon to give us time to set up and grocery shop Nancy arrived on Monday afternoon.  Monday night it was straight into the craft room to play😀
Here are some of my cards from our crafting exploits.

Image 1.
AI's on acetate with tissue paper, I used brown's and a little bit of blue (Loll's technique)

Image 2
AI's on acetate with a stamped  image using Ranger archival (Loll's technique)

Image 3
AI's on Yupo using a stencil (Nancy's techique)

Image 4
Layered stenciling on a manila tag (Nancy's techniqe)

Wednesday 3 May 2017

splattery backgound

Splatters are a great way to add a little interest to a card, without detracting from the main focal point.

The image panel is a acetate with smooshed AI background,  Tissue paper was crumpled and stuck to the background using gel medium once dry I stamped the leaf image from Magenta stamps.
The white areas are where the AI's missed and you can see the white tissue paper, I think it adds so much more dimension to the image.  I just wanted the splatters around the lower and the open edge of the card so I masked out the rest.
I stamped the Thank You using a Delicata gold ink pad and my splatters are gold spray ink.
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper:110lb white, Acetate, Tissue paper
Ink: Ranger Archival, Delicata gold
Accessories: Misti, gold ink spray