Tuesday 29 September 2020

A Perfect Pearl Revival

Hi Everyone we had another Zoom crafting session in September, this time Loll had us pull out our Perfect Pearls. I can't remember the last time I used them, I almost lost them in my craft cupboard they were buried deep in the back.
Loll had us water colouring, smooshing, and Versamarking with these wonderfully sparkly powders. I think the water colouring was the best. 
Why buy pearlized paints when you can make your own with your stamp pads, powdered inks or any other colouring media.
Christine (that's me)

Sorry this will be a long post with lots of photos
Painting die cuts with perfect pearls mixed with water, I added a little bit of bark for Butterfly to land on.
 I couldn't resist adding a close of this one and the next.
Watercolouring with perfect pearls mixed with distress inks.

I stamped on the bark, it wasn't a perfect impression but I like the effect.
 Versamark and perfect pearls

Versamark with perfect pearls and then stamped off with Versamark a second time.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Mixed Medi
Ink: Versamark, Distress inks, Versafine Clair
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Perfect pearls, Die cuts
Techniques: Heat embossing, Watercolouring, Die Cutting

Monday 21 September 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a simple Gelli print and some stamping,I hope you head over and find out how I made this card

Same card coloured in.

Stamps and stencils used.
MC96 Field of Flowers - Extra Large
 Thinking of you - Large
Thinking of you - Large 
Cherry Blossom Chickadee
 Urban Alphabet
 Urban Alphabet 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Black Versafine Claire
Accessories: Gloss spray paints, Clear embossing powder
Techniques: Mixed Media

Tuesday 15 September 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge Mid Month Reminder

Hi everyone, Colleen has asked us to make a card at CAS Christmas Card Challenge all about Trees.
So pull out all those wonderful Christmas trees from your stamp stash and start stamping. There's still lots of time to join in before the end of the challenge.

For my card I used a tree from Paper Artsy (JOFY) on black Mixed Media card stock with Versamark and white embossing powder. I coloured the quirky tree in metallic paints and used one of the Paper Artsy (JOFY) sentiment stamps.

This tree works perfectly with one slimline style cards. Yes I jumped on the band wagon and bought some slimline dies 😁 I'm not sure you need the dies, we can all cut card stock to the size needed but what else would we spend our hard earned money on😈

Card Recipe
Stamps: Paper Artsy JOFY
Paper: 110lb White, Black Mixed Media card, Silver paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Metallic watercolours, White Embossing Powder, Slim line die
Techniques: Watercolouring

Monday 14 September 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta still playing with some Embossing Glaze and silhouette stamps 😏

Stamps used


Abstract Matrix

Abstract Matrix 


Thistle Silhouette

Thistle Silhouette 
Reflective Blue Heron
Reflective Blue Heron 

Fluttering Butterflies
Fluttering Butterflies 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, Brown, Black
Ink: Distress Oxide inks
Accessories: Distress Glaze Embossing Powders, Distress Oxide inks
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Monday 7 September 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta with a Rice Paper background, heat embossed glazed texture paste and some fussy cut flowers. I hope you drop by and check out how I made this Mixed Media card.

Stamps and Stencils used

Old Script
Old Script 

Daffodil Trio in Vase
Daffodil Trio in Vase 

TM298 Birds & Blooms

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Stamperia Rice paper, 110lb White, Mixed Media
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Magenta Stencil, Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Embossing Glazes, Metallic watercolours
Techniques: Water-colouring, Heat embossing, Stencilling

Thursday 3 September 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone it's time for CAS Christmas Card Challenge Colleen out host for this month is asking us to make cards with Christmas trees, and our Guest Designer this month is Steph (My Paper Corner)

I've used some pine trees as my Christmas tree, they are out in the forest waiting to be cut down.
The background is blended distress oxide inks, and stamped it with a Visible image background stamp using tone on tone colours.
I stamped the Carabelle Studio tree line in Versamark and used some of the Tim Holtz Embossing  Glaze so the background image would still show through. I must admit I'm loving the new Glaze embossing powders.

I used postage stamp die to frame the image.

I hope you have time to play along with some Christmas tree cards 😊

Card Recipe
Stamps: Visible Image, Carabelle Studio
Paper: 110Lb white
Ink: Versamark, Distress Oxide inks
Accessories: Die, Blending brushes,
Techniques: Blending, die cutting, heat embossing