Friday, 15 September 2017

ATSM, CAS Mix Up, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, House of Cards, Seize The Birthday


I made a watercolour wash with distress inks and water and over-stamped with  a text stamp to create the background for the leaf die-cut, the sentiment is white heat-embossed.

Playing along at five challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Watercolour Wash + Your Choice
House of Cards - Text and/or Colours
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

  

 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

AAA Cards, Butterfly Challenge, CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, Color Throwdown


My watercolour background is Brusho, butterfly stamped with distress ink and words heat embossed in white.

Playing along at five challenges:
AAA Cards - Creatures Great and Small
Butterfly Challenge - S is for Silhouette and/or colour Indigo
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Watercolour Wash + your choice
CAS Watercolour - Silhouette
Color Throwdown - Navy and Green

  

The Flower Challenge, Happy Little Stampers Watercolour, Little Red Wagon, Watercooler Wednesday


Back today with another card inspired by the Tic Tac Toe theme at The Flower Challenge.

I heat embossed in white and water-coloured with distress inks.

Joining in at four challenges:
The Flower Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (I used embossing, distress ink, sentiment)
Little Red Wagon - Distress It
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

  

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Flower Challenge, HLS Anything Goes With Dies, Just Add Ink, Seize The Birthday


I've been inspired by the Tic Tac Toe theme at The Flower Challenge.

I water-coloured my die-cuts with distress ink and used some to make an inky background.

Linking up to four challenges:
The Flower Challenge - Tic Tac Toe
(I've used distress inks, watercolour and die-cuts)
Just Add Ink - Just Add 'D' (I've used die-cuts)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, have a lovely day!!

  

  

Monday, 4 September 2017

ATSM, Less Is More, Seize the Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday


I was inspired to make a few things using the colour inspiration at Less Is More which is Royal Blue and Lime Green (blue and green is one of my favourite colour combos along with pink and orange).

Here's how I made the alcohol inks panel:
1. Add a few drops of blending solution and four drops of blue ink to the top half of the Yupo paper and tilt the paper to move the ink around until you're happy with it and then let that dry.
2. Pour a line of the green ink across the middle and tilt the paper so it blends with the blue, add another couple of drops of the blue if needed and let the colours blend together.
3. Put a few drops of green ink across the bottom of the paper and again tilt it to distribute, add some little details and shading with a small brush.

Would like to play along in four challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Less Is More - Royal Blue and Lime Green
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes with optional topping of Blue. Green and/or Aqua
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
  

  



Friday, 18 August 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Colours and Sketches, City Crafters, HLS Anything Goes with Dies


I wanted to join in the Summer Fun over at AAA Cards and also took inspiration from the CAS Colours and Sketches colours. Also seemed like a good excuse to use the new SSS Summer sentiments.

The background is a little smooshing with acetate and I've sponged ink onto the die-cut flipflops.

Linking up to four challenges:
AAA Cards - Summer Fun
CAS Colours and Sketches - Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
City Crafters - Project with no flowers

Thanks so much for looking!

  

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, City Crafters, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday



My alcohol inks "landscape" looks quite intricate but was fairly quick and simple to make. Here's how:

1. Put some blending solution onto your Yupo card, add a couple of drops of yellow and red ink, tilt the card to spread it all over the card. Leave to dry completely.
2. Put a line of blue ink across the card and quickly add one or two drops of yellow and green. 
3. Use the flat edge of a drinking straw to smoosh the inks across the card and blend the colours and the magic happens!
4. Add more blue and green and spread with the straw until happy with the results.
5. The "sun" was made using a cotton bud and drop of blending solution to wipe off the ink.

And there we have it, smooshing with a straw.

I'm playing at:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Inks + Your choice
City Crafters - You don't bring me flowers (project with no flowers on it)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

  

  

Saturday, 12 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, Happy Little Stampers CAS, House of Cards, Just Us Girls, Watercooler Wednesday

stamping, alcohol inks, die-cutting, sequins, heat embossing

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!

Been playing with alcohol inks again. This time I used the smooshing technique. I drizzled three shades of pink and red ink onto a piece of kitchen foil and placed a piece of Yupo card onto it. The flowers were heat embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut out.

Playing along at five challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Ink + your choice
House of Cards - Floral Images and/or Colours
Just Us Girls - Shine
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

Thanks so much for looking! Have a lovely weekend.

  

  

Friday, 4 August 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Mix Up

alcohol inks, stamping, heat embossing, die-cutting

Happy Friday, everyone! I wanted to make a happy colourful card so used my alcohol inks to create a rainbow panel. 

Using a piece of Yupo card, I drizzled a band of the first colour across the top of the card, tilting the card from side to side to move the ink around, waited until that was dry and then repeated with all the other colours. The bubble effect was created by tapping lightly with a cotton bud and some blending solution.

For CAS Mix Up (alcohol inks + stamping + your choice) and AAA Cards - Rainbow.

  

Monday, 31 July 2017

Color Throwdown, Less Is More, Time Out, Uniko


Inspired by the Color Throwdown colours and the theme at Less is More which is "Pierce Your Project" (I've used a pierced and embossed die-cut).

The flower and leaves were heat embossed on watercolour card and painted with distress inks and aqua brush.

Joining in at four challenges:
Color Throwdown - Raspberry Pink, Yellow and Green
Less Is More - Pierce Your Project
Time Out - Inspired by Words
'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 
Uniko - Flowers

  

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Friday, 28 July 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches, HLS CAS, Less Is More, Seize The Birthday, Uniko



This is the second card I made yesterday and I wanted to experiment with stencils and alcohol inks.

Here's how I made this simple background;
1. Cover the piece of Yupo card with blending solution and then with a pale coloured ink and move it around by tilting the card. Let it dry completely.
2. Place your stencil onto the Yupo and add your darker colours by squeezing the inks directly from the bottle. Let that dry completely before removing the stencil.

Playing along at five challenges:
Less Is More - Anything But Stamps
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Uniko - Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments! Have a great weekend.