Tuesday 20 June 2017

playing with some embossing paste

I have so many backgrounds waiting in the wings to be used, I decided to pull one out to play with, this was a Distress Oxide background I made back in May.  I love the colours so I thought I would play around a little with it.  That's the best thing with all these backgrounds we make, at some time they will come in handy.  I stenciled some white texture paste over the Distress oxides, when you do this the texture paste will pick up up the colour of the inked background, see the paste look quite yellow and not white :)  I love the more subtle look.
I did stamp 2 butterflies but they sort of got lost in the background.   One is in the upper right corner the other is in hiding in the embossing paste.  The Die cut card stock was a gift from my friend Bonnie, thanks Bonnie.

I'm entering this for CAS Mixup (embossing pastes and gels) and Mixed Media Monthly challenge (#32 put a stencil on it), Craft stampers June anything goes challenge


Card Recipe
Stamps: Paper smooches sentiment, butterfly from (Ali express online Chinese supplier)
Paper: 110lb white, 138lb mixed media.
Ink: Distress Oxide, TCW stencil,
Accessories: Die cut Floral stem collage by Poppy stamps,, Viva decor yellow liquid pearl paint, Texture paste.
Techniques: Embossing, die cut

Friday 16 June 2017

CAS Watercolour June Summer Reminder

It's the middle of June so time for my CAS Watercolour reminder card.  June's challenge is Summer, and my neighborhood is full of flowers,  So for this card I thought I would go with a flower theme,  and use this sweet image from  Old island stamp company,  I coloured her using zig pens and a watercolouring brush, once coloured I used 3M masking tape tape and then stenciled the background.

Come Join in with the CAS Watercolour Challenge, you have until the 24th of the month

Card Recipe
Stamps:Old Island Stamp Company
Paper: 110lb white, 140lb watercolour
Ink:Ranger archival
Accessories:Clarity brushes, Distress inks, Altnew stencil Halftone, Simon Says Stamp stitched circle, Zigs, Watercolouring brush
Techniques: Watercolouring, stenciling

Monday 12 June 2017

Boy in a tub boat

I've had this cute stamp from Viva Las Vegas for at least 6 months and this is the first time I've inked it up, I have so many stamps that need a little ink 😏
I stamped the image of the boy in the tub then masked it, I used the Penny Black  script stamp for the background and then watercoloured the image and the background.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

CAS Watercolour June challenge "Summer"
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge June's optional twist of a Mask
Stamplorations CAS challenge optional twist Masculine Colours

Card Recipe
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas, Penny black
Paper: 140lb watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Simon Says Stitched Rectangle, Zig watercolour pens

Friday 2 June 2017

Sooooo excited

I've been invited to join the CAS Watercolour DT, when Loll phoned she barely got the question out when I instantly said yes.  Once I hung up I realized watercolouring was something that doesn't come naturally, Oh well the perfect opportunity to improve 😏

June's challenge is Summer, my whole life summer to me means heading to the beach.  I was born in Swansea Wales which has some amazing beaches and now I'm lucky enough to live in Vancouver Canada and live about 15 mins drive from some great beaches.
 I am happiest when I walking at low tide over the sand with my husband and the dogs, I can't imagine anything more enjoyable.

Here's my card for the June CAS Watercolour Challenge, we would love you to come along and play.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Local King "Still Life"
Paper: 110lb white, 140lb cold press watercolour
Accessories: Simon Says stitched rectangle, Aquablender, Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Techniques: Direct to stamp watercolouring