Monday 26 October 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with another Christmas Card this one a little more CAS.

Stamps used

Handsome Cardinal

Handsome Cardinal 
Warm Winter Wishes
Warm Winter Wishes 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb Black, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger distress, Versafine Clair
Accessories: Perfect Pearls
Techniques: Water colouring

Dendritic Prints using acrylic paint

I recently watched a Joggles video on creating Dendritic Prints using acrylic paint and loved the effect.
The meaning of Dendritic is having a branch form resembling a tree, which is what you get when you put acrylic paint sandwiched between two pieces of plastic and separate them.
To get your print separate the plastic sheets and then place your card stock on the paint.

These are such easy cards to make, perfect for topping up your stash for Christmas, especially as you get 2 prints for every sandwich of acrylic paint.
I used Art Alchemy Opal Magic paint, it has a wonderful shimmer and mixed golds or opals with the base colour. this one is a mix of opal green and blue.

I'm entering this into the following challenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Paper: 110lb White, Black
Ink: Versafine Claire Nocturn
Accessories: Acrylic paint (Art Alchemy Opal Magic), Clear Embossing Powder, clear plastic sheet
Techniques: Heat Embossing

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Geometrical stencil

Hi Everyone, I thought I would rummage through some new stencils and stamps to create a card. 
The Stencil is from Sweet Poppy, it's pretty big but you don't have to use the whole stencil and the background stamp is from Rubber dance and the sentiment if from Impression Obsession

I'm entering this in CAS Mix up Stencil Challenge Tone on Tone

and Darnell's NBUS Challenge #19 (3 new things - 2 stamps and a stencil)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Rubber Rubber Dance, IO sentiment
Paper: 110lb White
Ink: Versafine Nocturn, Ranger distress inks
Accessories: Sweet Poppy Stencil, Magenta Stencil, masking tape
Techniques:  Stenciling

Monday 19 October 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone I'm over at Magenta with a card I made for Octobers Facebook card swap organized by Mariette. This card was sent to Marianne in Holland, to my surprise it arrived in less than 2 weeks.

Stamps and Stencils used

Numbers Abstract - Large
 Bloom Crescent
 Bloom Crescent 
TM318 Zen Flower - Extra Large
TM331 Lupine Flowers
 Words to Live by
Words to Live by 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white
Ink: Versafine Clair
Accessories: Gesso, Stencils, Acrylic paint, Sacura Micron pen 0.3mm, Gelli printing, Crackle Paste, watercolour spay.
Techniques: Layering of colour and paper,

Thursday 15 October 2020

CAS Christmas Mid Month Reminder

Hi Everyone, it's time for CAS Christmas mid month reminder and the team is hoping to inspire you into joining in. It's my turn to host this month, and the theme is Christmas birds so pull out those bird stamps and come play along with us.

For my card I stamped the image in Distress ink using my MISTI.
I water coloured the leaves in two shades of green Distress inks and coloured the berries in red using a SU Real Red pen.then heat set the image.
I stamped the two birds and coloured them both using distress inks, then put the image back in the  MISTI and re-stamped the wreath to crisp up the edges.

Here is a close up of the wreath and the little Robins and the drops of liquid glaze as water drops on the wreath

Thank you for dropping by and I always love to hear from you๐Ÿ’–

Card Recipe
Stamps: Penny Black Winter Chirp, Penny Black Sentiment.
Paper: 110lb White, Black, Watercolour
Ink: Ranger Distress ink
Accessories: Watercolours- Distress inks, Clear liquid glaze
Techniques: Watercolouring

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Watercolouring a 3D Embossing Folder Image

Hi Everyone I'm a huge fan of Kath's Blog ... Diary of the Everyday Crafter.
Kath is an amazing artist and always provides so much inspiration. She recently used one of the newer Tim Holtz 3D embossing folders - a poinsettia and did 2 posts (Post 1 and Post 2), I couldn't resist giving it a go.
The background to the card is made by rubbing your ink pad over the negative (flat) surface of the embossing folder. Now this gave me a few problems and a few throw aways. When I re-read Kath's instructions she said to wipe the ink pad over the surface and then spritz with water, take your watercolour paper and spritz with water on both surfaces before sandwiching between the embossing folder surfaces. I brayered the ink over the embossing folder before I spritzed, I think this spread the ink out a little more evenly.
Here's my take on Kath's technique.
Card 1 has been water coloured with Viviva color sheets then I used Lyra coloured pencils to pick up the definition from the embossing. The centre of the flowers were dotted with liquid pearls

Card 2 I used Shadow Black watercolours (blue and green) for a more monotone effect and again used Lyra pencils to accentuate the embossed areas.

Card 3 I just added some Frantage Embossing Powder to the centre of the flowers using an Embossing pen then heated it from the back of the card.

I hope you have a chance to check  out Kath's blog and have a go at this technique it was a lot of fun.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tim Holtz Sentiment
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb White
Ink: Ranger Archival, Versafine Claire
Accessories: Cuttle bug, Embossing folder (Tim Holtz 3D Poinsettia), Viviva Color sheets, Shadow Black watercolours, Frantage Embossing powder, Embossing Pen.
Techniques: Embossing folder watercolouring

Monday 12 October 2020

Treats on Tueseday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, I'm over at Magenta with a Christmas card, I thought it was time to inspire you to start on your Christmas cards or add to the stash you already have. 
I hope you head over and see how I made this one.

Magenta Stamps and Stencils Used

Three Ornaments
Three Ornaments 
 Wishing you a Merry Christmas...
TM309 Rows of Diamonds

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: Mixed Media, 110lb white card,
Ink: Versafine Claire, Distress Oxide inks
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Blending Brushes, Coloured Pencils, Wink of Stella, Stencil
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Stencilling, blending

Friday 9 October 2020

Playing with My New Sweet Poppy Stencil

I couldn't resist buying some of the new Sweet Poppy stencils, and Christmas ornament is one of my favourites for QCAS Cards using Eileen Goodwin's inspiration on Facebook.

I'm entering this for 

Here are the other cards I made with the ornament, I now have a few large cards to send out ๐Ÿ˜€

6X6 card with The Old  Island stamp and Unity sentiment

5X7 Card with Unity Stamp and Sentiment

Card Recipe
Stamps: Chocolate Baroque
Paper: 110lb Wite
Ink: Distress Oxides, Versafine Claire
Accessories: Sweet Poppy Stencil
Techniques: Stencilling

Monday 5 October 2020

Treats on Tuesday at Magenta

Hi Everyone, Magenta had another card exchange and I thought I would show you the card I sent out to Anne. I hope you have time to head over and check out how I made it.

Stamps and Stencils used

MC96 Field of Flowers - Extra Large

Create (English)
Create (English) 

Iceland Poppy
Iceland Poppy 
Old Script
Old Script 
Urban Alphabet
Urban Alphabet 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Magenta
Paper: 110lb white, 100lb white
Ink: Ranger archival, Versafine Clair (blue)
Accessories: Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays, Alcohol markers, Coloured Pencils, Clear Embossing Powder
Techniques: Mixed Media, Gelli Printing, Fussy Cutting

Sunday 4 October 2020

New Watercolor Sheets on the Market

Hi Everyone I've been asked to review some new watercolour sheets on the market. I was so excited when Viviva contacted me to try out their colour sheets. Here is the card I made using these cool water color sheets, I snuck in a little Wink of Stella on the gnome's beard and the Jar of Milk or is that Baileys Irish Cream, looking at him I'm not sure ๐Ÿ˜
So here is the low down ๐Ÿ˜Š
  Each booklet contains 16 different colours 2 per page all separated by a sheet of Velum. Ideally
leave the swatches dry before you close the book, but if not the velum will stop contamination of the colours.

The booklet has a small attachment for colour mixing which I really liked. I've wiped it a few times and the colour does come off. It's so nice to have your a little mixing palate attached to the booklet, that and its size (2 3/4 X 5 1/4 X 1/4 inches) makes it truly vacation worthy ๐Ÿ˜
The booklet costs $26.62 CDN ($20 USD) so very affordable and can be purchased with or without a water brush.

peel back the strip and just align it on the back page.


Here are the 16  colours with a couple of them mixed to create new colours or shades of the original colour. I did think the dark pink was more of a red, so I used it on the gnomes hat. I don't know if they can add white but that would be one of my preferences. The swatches did make me think about colour mixing which is probably a good thing. we all want the spectrum of colours and shades rather than create the colours we need. If you look at  my card many of the colours have been mixed.

Here's a close up of the image.

  I'm entering this for the following challenge

Merry Little Christmas -Anything goes

NBUS Challenge #19 My new Stamping Bella got it's first inking 

Watercooler Wednesday Anything Goes

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Watercolour, 110lb white
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturn
Accessories: Viviva Colorsheets, Clear Embossing Powder. Stamplorations Wonky Rectangle Die
Techniques: Watercolouring