Friday, 17 August 2018

CAS Christmas Mid month Reminder

It's time for CAS Christmas mid month reminder, our guest designer is Barb (Barb's Studio Creations) and of course the team has some amazing eye candy for you to peruse.

Her is my card for the challenge, I recently purchased a Gerda Steiner Christmas Puppy set and stamped this adorable little pup all tangled in the Christmas lights. The tree is from a Paper Artsy Set by Jo Firth-Young (JOFY) which I coloured in the same way as the stamp set example (sooooo easy).

I used pencils to colour the tree as I stamped the tree straight on the base card stock, the puppy was stamped on watercolour paper and watercoloured.
A funny thing happened to my bauble at the top, it started out gold pencil and now looks blue after putting gloss on the baubles and lights. I'm not sure what happenedπŸ˜•

I hope you like the card and , pop over to CAS Christmas and join in.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Gerda Steiner, JOFY, Tim Holtz Sentiment.
Paper: 110lb white, watercolour
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Water colours, Prismacolour pencils, Viva decor clear pen, Foam tape.
Techniques: Water colouring , pencil colouring

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Christmas Geli print UFO

I found a great winter background in my UFO box. It's a gelli print with acrylic paints and an embossing folder impression.  I used blues and a gold on the plate and then pulled off the colour using a snowflake embossing folder.
The treeline was stamped in Black Versafine Clair and embossed in clear embossing powder. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and was stamped in clear Versamark ink and embossed in pearlized navy embossing powder

Here is a close up of the gelli print.

I'm entering this for the following challenges-

Card Recipe
Stamps: Memory box tree line, Paper Smooches sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black, Mixed media
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: clear embossing powder, acrylic paints, Hexagon die,
Techniques: Geli print, heat embossing

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Stencil mono printing and UFO's

For my card I used this Carabelle stencil and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals to create my monoprint background.  You can't see the shimmer but I'm sure you all know it's there IRL.
I cut the background using a stamplorations wonky stitch die and mounted it on white foam.
The  butterfly is a Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die, it's so perfect for using up those really bright bold backgrounds that you almost throw out because you used way too much ink.

the sentiment is from a retired rubbernecker set 😠

Here is the Mixed Media piece that the back of the butterfly was die cut from, it almost made it's way into the garbage, and yes there's a second card to appear soon.
About a year of so ago I used way way too much ink sprayed on Mixed media paper. That amount of colour was perfect for this die cut. The black outline tones down the amount of colour on the sheet.. 
I sprayed the butterfly with Imagine sheer shimmer spray which made it very sparkly.

I'm entering this card for the following challenges

I hope you like my card and I'd love to hear from you πŸ˜€.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Rubbernecker sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, Black, mixed media
Ink: Ranger Archival black
Accessories: Carabelle stencil, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Powders, Ink sprays, Tim Holtz butterflies, Stamplorations wonky stitched die, Imagine sheer shimmer spray,  White foam

Friday, 3 August 2018

It's Christmas tree time at CAS Christmas

Are you ready for CAS Christmas August challenge? if so it's time to pull out those Christmas trees and get stamping.

This we are happy to welocme Barb (Barb's Studio Creations) as our Guest Designer,  so pop over and check out Barbs amazing cards.
We also have some exciting news, Colleen (One Smile Lifts the Sprit) and Linda (Lin's Craft Corner) are joining the design team with their wonderful CAS creations. 
Hideko is our challenge host for August, great choice Hideko πŸ˜„
Don't forget you all have until August 24th to join in.

Here is my card for the Challenge. The background is a piece of Yupo with alcohol inks and gold foil detail, you  can see the beautiful flecks of gold which stuck to parts of the tacky alcohol ink. The moon is a small circle stamp with Alcohol Lift used to remove the ink, I love the partial colour removal, it really looks like the moon. The trees are die cut out of white cards stock and layered over the Yupo and the whole image is popped up on foam. I created a 7" X 5" card because I couldn't cut down such a pretty piece of Yupo.

This is a close up of the foiling and the ink lifting. I hope you like the card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampin Up, Simon Says Stamp solid circle
Paper: Yupo, 110 lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Alcohol inks, Alcohol ink lift
Accessories: Foil, Sizzix tree line die
Techniques: Alcohol inks on Yupo with foil, Alcohol lift.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Another Pan Pastel Poinsittia

While I had my pan pastels out a few weeks ago I coloured my larger poinsettia die cut. For this card I use the Tim Holtz Christmas stencil and distress inks to create my background, the colours blend from a deep blue to gray.

I use my Viva Decor Pearl pen to put the silver flowers at the centrel

I hope you like the card, I'm entering it for the following challenges-


Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger distress inks
Accessories: Blending foam, Stencil, Memory Box large poinsettia, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Pan Pastels
Techniques: Stenciling, Pan Pastels

Monday, 23 July 2018

Pixelated dress

I was inspired to try this pixelated technique by Crafted By Jules after seeing her beautiful flower I just couldn't wait to try it. 
For the squares I used  retired stamp by stamping up and the image of the runway model is from Stampin back both were stamped using Shadow Gray Archival ink.

The squares are watercoloured in muted tones for the background and shades of blue for the dress.
This was a fun technique and one I definitely want to try again.

I'm entering this for the following challenges
Crafting with attitude Anything goes

Crafting With An Attitude 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stamping Back, SU background
Paper: 140lb watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger archival shadow gray
Accessories: Watercolours, SSS Stitched Rectangle die
Techniques: Pixelate, watercolouring

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

CAS Christmas Mid month reminder

Red Poinsettia 

Here we are at CAS Christmas with our mid month reminder poinsettia cards. Join Marina of My Perfect Life our Guest Designer for July and the rest of the design team in creating beautiful poinsettia Christmas Cards. Check out the challenge posts for some amazing inspiration.

I fussy cut two poinsettia and layered them to give dimension, then added Viva Decor gold peal pen to the centre and popped it up on some foam dots. I wanted a lots of white space in my background as a contrast to the bright red flower.

I hope you like the card and would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stamplorations, Rubbernecker sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, mixed media
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Distress watercolours, gold pearl pen, poop up dots
Techniques: Watercolouring, fussy cutting

Monday, 16 July 2018

Colouring die cuts

 I've had this die for a while but never tried colouring it.  The background is smooshed with Distress Oxide inks, the cone flower die cut is watercoloured..  I gave it dimension by placing it on 2 layers of card stock.

I'm entering this for 

I hope you like it and would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Hotz
Paper: 110lbwhite, watercolour, mixed media
Ink: Distress oxides, Ranger archival
Accessories: Aqua markers, Distress oxides, Distinctly Dee's cone flower die, Stamplorations  double running stitch die, Simon says stamp stiched rectangle
Techniques: Smoshing, die cutting

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

It's time for CAS Christmas Card challenge and this months theme is Poinsettia.

Come join our Guest Designer Marina of My Perfect Life and the rest of the Design team in creating some beautiful cards, I'm sure you could do with adding to your Christmas Card stash.

I pulled out my Pan pastels and Versamark for my background, and also used the Pan pastels for the die cut.  The centre flowers are Viva Decor silver pearl pen.

I had a little oopsie on my first attempt at fixing the colour of the pan pastels on my die cut.  I grabbed the wrong can and ended up spraying it with glue instead of fixative, straight into the garbage as it was one sticky mess.  
That's what happens when you are in a hurry and don't check the can properly or perhaps I have too many cans on the shelf πŸ˜•

Lay down your Pan pastel colour, stamp the sentiment or image in Versamark and then go back over with Pan pastels.  The sentiment really pops with colour.

Come join us in the fun, you have until  the 26th of the month so lots of time.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Unity Sentiment
Paper: l10 Lb white
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Memory box small Poinsettia, Pan pastels, Viva Decor Pearl pen (silver)
Techniques: Pan Pastels

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Embossing folder monoprint

I used some Brushos and Lindys Magicals with an embossing folder to create a monoprint.
I stamped the seahorse and painted it with Lindy's Magicals for some shimmer.

I wish I could get a better picture of the sparkle but you know what it's like.

I'm entering this for the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: SU, Technique Junkies
Paper: Mixed media, 110lb white, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Lindy's Magicals, Embossing folder
Techniques: Embossing folder monoprint, watercolouring