Monday 30 October 2017

Splash watercolour technique

Karen Dunbrook (Snippets) is hosting Technique lovers challenge over at Split Coast stampers and the technique for this week is "Splash watercolour".  Karen included a fun and easy video on splash watercolour by Loll Thompson (Stampining with Loll).
I love this technique and always have a few background on hand in different colours.  Blues are always great for wintry scenes.  I used my MISTI and some silhouette stamps to create the Santa and his sleigh scene.

While I was over at Split Coast Stampers I also thought I would join in Kia who is hosting this weeks CAS challenge which is "O Christmas Tree.
I had a Christmas tree and a bear which were sitting in my Christmas stash since last year.  The tree is alcohol inks on acetate, the bear is popped up on foam. So an easy peasy card with almost no work other than stamping the sentiment and adding a tiny gem to the tree.  I love these types of cards๐Ÿ˜€

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampin place, MFT bear, Merry Christmas sentiment Paper Smooches.
Paper: 110lb white, mixed media, black
Ink: Ranger Distress, Distress oxide inks
Accessories: MISTI, gold gem
Techniques: Splash watercolour.

Thursday 26 October 2017

Missed the deadline for Tag You're it but thought I would post anyway

Marcia of Marcia's Stampin Pad is featured artist over at Tag you're it with this beautiful fall tag.

I missed the challenge dead line but here is my tag anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š.  I used Kraft paper and a swatch of left over gilding flake covered card stock. I used some Sookwang double sided tape on card and then covered it in gilding flakes, so much easier than glue.
I stamped the tree in white ink off the edge of the tag and used copper embossing powder for the sentiment.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny black, Purple Onion sentiment
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Memento Lux wedding dress
Accessories: Bronze embossing powder, gilding flakes, Leaf Die cut (Ali express), Tag die (memory box)
Techniques: Tag, Gilding flakes, die cut

Monday 16 October 2017

CAS Watercolour mid month reminder

It's the middle of October so time to pull out the leaf dies and stamps and join in the CAS Watercolour challenge.  It's also CAS Watercolour's 1st birthday and to celebrate with some prizes ๐Ÿ™Œ.  This month our guest designer is Marcia Hill, Marica is such a talented card maker please stop by and check out some of her beautiful creations.

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Come play along for a chance to win!

For my card I put some Distress Oxide inks on an acrylic block and spritzed with water.  I placed the block on watercolour paper and weighted it down for a little while and then removed the block.  The puddle of colour gave some pretty autumnal tones.  I stamped the watercolour with a script stamp from Chocolate Baroque and adhered a pretty wooden leaf.  I hope you like it,

Card Recipe
Stamps: Cholcolate Baroque
Paper: Hot press watercolour, Kraft
Ink: Distress oxides, Ranger archival potting soil
Accessories: Wooden leaf
Techniques: Acrylic block stamping

Monday 9 October 2017

What a beautiful fall Vancouver is getting

Hi everyone, I think I missed the reminder about the end of the summer, here in Vancouver the sun won't go away, can you believe it in October it's still sunny.  I was in the UK recently and it was they typical rain, sun , and wind.  Good Welsh weather ๐Ÿ˜‰
To honor the end of summer and the gentle slide into fall I have created a fall leaf watercolour card.
I stamped the leaf using Ranger Archival potting soil then pulled out my elegant writer and drew over some of the lines of the leaf, then with a watercolour brush I pulled the ink into the leaf. The black elegant writer ink separates into browns and blues when water is added. The background is Distress oxide inks on an acrylic block spritzed with water, the block was then placed on Hot press watercolour paper and weighted down to allow the colour to absorb.  I popped up the watercolour background with foam to give it a little dimension.

I'm entering this for the following challenges
CAS Watercolour
Less is more #349 Hot and spicy colours
CAS on Friday #118 Fall/Haloween

I'd love to hear from you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous, Paper artsy
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Distress Oxides, Ranger archival
Accessories: Elegant writer, Acrylic Block
Techniques: Elegant writer watercolouring, Acrylic block background,

Monday 2 October 2017

CAS Watercolour October Challenge- Fall Leaves

Hi everyone it's time for Octobers CAS Watercolour Challenge which is fall leaves.

It's also CAS Watercolour's first birthday, can you believe it's been one whole year of watercolour fun.

To celebrate there are some prizes to be won, don't miss out head across and check out the Design team and our guest Designer Marcia Hill cards for some inspiration.

$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner
$25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for one random draw of all entries
 (must follow rules to be eligible for prizes)

Now for my card I used some watercolour tissue paper I had left over from a crafty get together a little while a ago.  This one had some great flecks of gold from Delicata gold ink and Distress oxide inks mixed in.  I adhered the tissue paper to card stock and die cut it with an octagonal stitched die. The leaves were die cut from foil duct tape stuck to card and the Alcohol inks were dripped over the the leaves to give them a nice autumn look, once dry I glued them to the card.

I would love to see your comments and happy to answer your questions ๐Ÿ˜Š

Card Recipe
Stamps: Purple Onion sentiment (discontinued)
Paper: Tissue paper, white 110lb, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Octagon stitched layered dies, Leaf dies (alliexpress), foil tape, Alcohol Inks, Ladybug Cabuchone from Alliexpress.
Techniques: Watercolour on Tissue paper, Alcohol inks on foil