Wednesday 17 October 2018

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder

Oh my, October is almost over, that means Christmas is around the corner 😏.  This is a good reason to join in with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Susan is our host for this month and her theme is Birds. Our Guest Designer is Sue of Sue's cards, Sue has some amazing cards to show you on her blog so please drop by and leave some blog hugs.

My card for for this challenge is a bird by on a holly branch by Technique Junkies, it's a large stamp so I decided to frame it with a stitched die rectangle.
I stamped the image using Tea dye distress inks, watercoloured the bird using zigs and then restamped with the Tea dye. I used Nuvo glitter pen to make the berries sparkle a little. I hope your like this simple technique with such a large stamp.
We would love to have you drop in and play along with us, the challenge is open until the 24th so there's still lots of time.

Thanks for dropping by and I would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Techniuque Junkies, Sentiment was a freebee from a magazine.
Paper: 110lb watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress Tea Die.
Accessories: Zig watercolour pens, Nuvo glitter pen.
Techniques: Watercolouring

Tuesday 16 October 2018

Wish upon a star in your winter woollies.

This little dude looks so cool in his matching winter hat and sweater carrying his silver cane. The hat and sweater are separate stamps made for the little Penguin.  I decided his sweater should have some cable knitting so I added some light detail using Prismacolour Pencils. The wooden cane has been coloured using Molotow Liquid Chrome pen. The pen is new to me so time to play, so far I love it's sparkle and shine and the ease of colouring. I have the 1 and 2mm sizes.
The background is stenciled using a Tim Holtz stencil and my clarity brushes.

To add to the sparkle I painted his clothing with a Nuvo sparkle pen.

I'm entering this for the following challenges
The 12 months of Christmas

CAS Christmas

CAS Mix up

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous Penguin stamp, Sentiment Freebee from a magazine.
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger archival, Distress
Accessories: Tim Hotz Stencil, Molotow liquid chrome pen, Prisma colour pencils, Wooden candy cane.
Techniques: Stenciling and pencil colouring.

Monday 8 October 2018

Quick tour of my new craft room.

Hi Everyone, I just finished (well almost) my new craft room, if you'd like to see some of the pictures head over to the About Me tab there's more to see.

I hope you like it, I am really happy and ready to play in my crafty space.

Card Recipe

Wednesday 3 October 2018

CAS Christmas October Challenge Birds of a feather

Yes its October, can you believe it 😓

It's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge "Birds". Sue of Sue's Card Craft is our Guest Designer this month, please head over to Sue's blog and say, she has some amazing cards for you to peruse. As always out Design Team has out done themselves with their wonderful inspiration.

Here's my card for Octobers Challenge.

I've been using a lot of Embossing powder recently so I decided to use an old technique with embossing powder and stamping.
It's pretty straight forward just keep adding layers of embossing ink and powder (Ranger Platinum) as they get thinker the embossing powder will create this liquidy surface, I used 4 layers. 
You will need to use a rubber stamp, ink it up with versamark and press it into the hot embossing powder. 
I trimmed the image using a scissors (not prefect but OK) and mounted it on black and a Kraft card.
I don't use square cards very often but the layout may not have worked as well with an A2 card.

Here is a close up of the image, I hope you like the effect, it's a pretty easy technique to try.

I'm also adding this to CAS Mix up challenge metal stamping and die-cutting

Card Recipe
Stamps: Alota rubber stamps (no longer in business), Sentiment - Chocolate Baroque.
Paper: 110 lb white, Back, Kraft.
Ink: Versamark,
Accessories: Postage stamp die, Twine, Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder.
Techniques: Embossing powder stamping,