Saturday 16 September 2017

CAS Watercolour September Mid Month Reminder

Hi everyone, the middle of September came around so quickly, now I'm wondering where did the summer go 😊.
Here is my reminder card for CAS watercolour Silhouettes.  Pop by and check out the design teams awesome work and our guest designer Birgit Edblom or Biggan as she is known at Split Coast Stampers.
Silhouettes make for quick and easy cards when you have some backgrounds available.  This one is a selection of blue distress oxide inks on a craft mat and spritzed with water.  The mixed media paper is smooshed onto the craft mat and dried between each layer.  I used this great Memory box silhouette stamp and some white Stampendous frantage embossing enamel for the snow.  I used the Memory Box Sheer circle edge die to follow the snow drifts.

I would love to see your thoughts on my cards, so please leave a comment if you have time.

Card Recipe
Stamps:Memory box, Penny black,
Paper: 110lb white,black, mixed media
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Die, White frantage
Techniques: Distress Oxidee Background, Silhouette stamp

Saturday 9 September 2017

Craft Stampers Guest Designer

Most of you know that in July I won Craft Stampers monthly challenge. The prize is profile on their blog, a guest designer place and a two page spread in their monthly magazine which is due out in November.
This is the card I submitted as a Guest Designer. I had so much fun playing with Distress Oxide inks and embossing paste and stamps, it seemed so fitting to use this great stamp by Viva Las Vegas with the mason jar with the paint brushes.

Thanks for dropping by and I love to hear you comments.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas, Penny Black, Unity
Paper: Mixed Media, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Stencil, embossing paste, distress oxide, zig markers
Techniques: Mixed Media, embossing paste

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Jellyfish Birthday wishes

I just purchased a new stamp set by Visible Image called Dare to Swim, I love underwater images so the jellyfish really caught my eye.
I taped my watercolour paper to a cutting mat and masked off the edges, for me this is a little hit or miss because often the water colour seeps under the tape. I painted an ombre  watercolour wash background using my Peerless watercolour book using two blues one darker than the other. I stamped the jellyfish and coloured the hood using a black promarker and added a white line for the reflection.  I used the Altnew halftone stencil with platinium inka gold to add very subtle circles over the watercoloured area.  I added the silhouette fish swimming along the bottom of the card and used a Happy Birthday sentiment from Purple Onion. (I think they may have discontinued this one).  Finally I added some clear sequins to represent bubbles.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Purple Onion sentiment, Visible image
Paper: Watercolour, Navy, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Stencil, Viva decor Inca Gold, Sequins, white gel pen, black promarker
Techniques: Watercolour Wash, Stenciling, Silhouettes.

Saturday 2 September 2017

CAS Watercolour September Challenge- Silhouettes

This months theme for CAS Watercolour challenge is to use a Silhouette with your watercolour.  I love silhouette stamps they pack such a punch against a colourful background.  Your silhouettes can be either die cut or stamped images, I'm sure you have something, so come on by and play.

For my card I used some of my watercolour tissue paper I made a few weeks ago adhered it to card stock using some 3 M spray adhesive and then stamped with a crows on a branch stamp from Katzelkraft.  I used a hexagon die to cut out the image and then again with a  hexagon die for the frame.

Come on over to see the design team and our guest designer is Birgit Egblom (Biggan at Split coast stampers)s amazing display of art work.

Card Recipe
Stamps: KatzelKraft, Rubbernecker
Paper: 110lb Linen, tissue paper,
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Distress Oxides, hexagonal dies
Techniques: Tissue paper, Silhouette stamping