Saturday 27 April 2019

Smudge Technique wiith Distress Oxide inks

On a recent craft day with Susan, Loll and Trina we tried a smudge technique using Distress Oxide inks. The technique can be seen here at Scrapcosy, I adapted it a little and did the scene versus multiple images. I also place the stamp in my MISTI, that way if you smudge a little too much you can add definition back into your image.

I sprayed some shimmer spray over the image when it was dry, as always it looks way more sparkly IRL.

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Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Distress Oxide
Accessories: foam blender, MISTI, Shimmer Spray
Techniques: Smudge

Monday 22 April 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

 Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with some of their new release stamps and stencils. My technique this week is watercolour background and bleach to remove the colour, I followed the instructions of my teammate Carole Dion, if you have never visited Carole's blog you would be amazed at her artistry and creativity.

I used mixed media paper and found it held on to more of the colour than I wanted so I'm going to try with watercolour next.

Old Script 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media, Black
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress oxide
Accessories:, Magenta stencil, Neocolor watercolour crayons, Tombow pens, Bleach, Art Alchemy acrylic paint
Techniques: Stencilling, Bleach colour removal

Wednesday 17 April 2019

CAS Christmas another Elf for Christmas

I'm back with a reminder card for the CAS Christmas card challenge.

Come join the Design team and our Guest Designer JoAnn of Crafty Nana's Blog in creating some cards with Elves on.

I used the Hero arts night sky for my background, the last of my stencilled brick wall for the chimney and this cute little peeking elf from Gerda Steiner's stamp set to create my little elf stuck in the chimney.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Hero Arts, Gerda Steiner
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Die cut stitched rectangle frame, Peekaboo window die (MFT), stencil (MFT)
Techniques: Fussy cut, stencilling, die cut, water colouring

Monday 15 April 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi, I'm over at Magenta with a couple of  Pan Pastel cards, come on over and find out how I created them.

Daisy - Large
Galaxy Cluster

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Mixed Media, Black
Ink: Versamark, Archival, Distress Oxides
Accessories: MISTI, Pan Pastels, Distress Oxides, White acrylic paint pen, coloured pencils.
Techniques: Pan Pastels, Distress Oxides

Thursday 11 April 2019

Magenta New Release

Hi Everyone, every spring Magenta has a new release of stamps and stencils. I hope you head over to their store and check them out.

 My first card is a cling wrap and Nuance background using the reflective crane stamp on coated card. I love how easy this card was to make and so perfect for any occasion.

Here is the close up of the image.

My second card is one of the new stencils. I used the Elmers glue technique from the guys at Splitcoast Stampers to hold the stencil down while I watercoloured the image. Once the image was dry, I replaced the  stencil and used gel medium to give the birds and flowers some dimension and blended distress inks into the background. I also added a few flicks of water on the blended distress ink.

You can see the effect of the gel on the close up picture.

 Stamps and Stencils used

Reflective Blue Heron
Reflective Blue Heron

TM298 Birds & Blooms
TM298 Birds & Blooms

I'm entering this in the following Challenge

Krafty Chicks # 450 (Chicks and birds)
CAS Stencil Embossing pastes and gels
Stamplorations - anything CAS goes optional twist Navy

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white, coated card, Black
Accessories: Nuance powdered ink, watercolours,
Techniques: Watercolouring, stencilling, ,

Monday 8 April 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi everyone I'm over at Magenta playing with some photo paper and Distress oxides. Come on over and find out how I made these three cards.

Distressed Background Text
Daisy - Large

Wildflowers - Umbells

Fluttering Butterflies

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, black Photo paper
Ink: Ranger Archival, Distress oxide
Accessories: Alcohol pens, MISTI
Techniques: Distress Oxide on photographic paper.

Wednesday 3 April 2019

CAS Christmas Time for a Few Elves

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge  and Nance is our host for this month has asked us to find our Elf stamps.

Come join our Guest designer  JoAnn of Crafty Nana's and the Design team in creating some Christmas cards for your stash.

For my card this month I use a stamp set by Clearly Besotted and coloured the elf and shelf (ooh that rhymes 😏) with a mix of alcohol pens and pencils

Do you recognize the wall from last month? I made enough that I could use it for a couple of project.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Clearly Besotted
Paper: 110lb White, Mixed Media
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Alcohol ink markers, pencils, stencil, texture paste, distress inks
Techniques: stencilling, alcohol markers, pencils

Monday 1 April 2019

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

 I'm over at Magenta with a couple of cards using a sheet of Yupo with alcohol inks splashed over it.  Come on over and find out what I did with these two cards. 

Here is the sheet of Yupo covered in Alcohol inks before I cut it in half.

Stamps used

Fluttering Butterflies

Rosa Canina - Small

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Black, Textured Gray, Yupo
Ink: Versafine Clair, Alcohol ink lift.
Accessories: Alcohol inks, alcohol, POSCA white acrylic paint pen
Techniques: Alcohol inks on Yupo