Monday, 18 September 2017

Later In The Evening

Hi! Here's another card with the tree and birds, but this time I wanted to do a late evening version, with blues and purples. I coloured with ink dusters, and then smothered it all with Glimmer Mist. I love the colours in this one, and I'm thinking I'd like to make a version with a tree stamp and some little bats, for Halloween!




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Sunday Stamps:
That's Crafty: 'Fly Away'
Inky Chicks: 'Use Your Favourite Colours'
Time Out: 'Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers'


Ingredients:
Image from Vectorstock
Adirondack Inks: Purple Twilight, Denim, Sailboat Blue, Butterscotch
Artistry Ink: Rusticana
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Glimmer Mist: 'Iridescent Gold'

Autumn Sunset

Hi! Here's a card I made using a new image I bought from Vectorstock. It's such a simple and peaceful scene, I fell in love with it! I masked the setting sun, and created the sky with ink dusters. I cut the frame with my Big Shot, and then drenched the whole thing in Glimmer Mist.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Just Us Girls:
Less Is More:
Your Next Stamp:
AAA Cards:


Ingredients:
Image from Vectorstock
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch
Artistry Ink: Rusticana
Glimmer Mist: 'Iridescent Gold'


Dance 'Til You Fall Over

Hi! I can't dance for toffee, and when I try I'm more of a danger to anyone nearby than a thing of grace and beauty, but I love the image from the current Inkspirational challenge, and was determined to make a card for it. I haven't got any background stamps or papers with music on, so I made a background with Distress Oxides. I printed an image of a dancer, and labouriously cut it out (I really hate fussy cutting!). I cut a frame with my Big Shot, fixed the background behind it, and used 3D squares to attach the dancer in front.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Inkspirational challenge:
HLS CAS:
Corrosive Challenge: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber
Dancer image from Vectorstock



Friday, 15 September 2017

More Borders

Hi! Here's another card using the Vectorstock border images. I coloured with Promarkers, and chose soft greens, pinks, blue, grey and brown, inspired by the current Card Concept challenge. I also used hammered cardstock to add to the soft, weathered look.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

The Card Concept: Style: CAS
CAS on Friday: 'Colour Me Pretty'
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with Optional Leaves'


Ingredients:
Border images from Vectorstock
Promarkers


Leafy Borders

Hi! Here's a card I made after puzzling over the sketch challenge at CC&S! I used some leafy border images, with a sentiment in between. I coloured the leaves and berries with inks, and then added Nuvo Drops to give the berries some dimension. I haven't got a deep blue in Nuvo Drops, but if you use clear over inks, the clear seems to take up the colour of the ink, so you end up with a blue drop instead of a clear drop :)




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:
Color Throwdown:
Watercooler Wednesday: 'All About Birthdays'



Ingredients:
Border images from Vectorstock
Adirondack Inks: Meadow, Denim
Nuvo Drops: Morning Dew

Thursday, 14 September 2017

New Stamp Set!

Hiya! Here's a card I made with a stamp set my lovely Aunt sent to me a few days ago :)  I stamped the tree, leaves in green, and then the flowers. There's an individual leaf stamp which I used to add red and orange leaves to the tree, then some red, orange and green leaves to the ground. I used ink dusters and torn scrap paper as a mask to create the hills.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Always Fun: 'Create a Scene'
Addicted to Stamps: 'Clean and Simple'
Your Next Stamp:
Craft for the Craic: 'Autumnal Coloured Project'
Sketch Saturday:


Ingredients:
Cardmaking and Papercraft stamp set: 'For All Seasons'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack Inks: Espresso, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Meadow
Artistry Ink: Rusticana



Winter Is Coming...

Hiya! Here's a card inspired by this week's Muse card. I stamped the tree on the cardstock, and twice on a scrap piece of card. I cut out the two extra trees and layered them with 3D squares. I added baubles with Nuvo Drops.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:
Simon Says Stamp: 'Clean and Simple'
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Geometric'



Ingredients:
Adirondack Ink: Meadow
Stamps: Stampin' Up! 'Festival of Trees'
Nuvo Drops: White, Pale Gold, Volet Galaxy


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Dreaded 'Man Card'

Hi! Here's an attempt at a masculine card. I am so rubbish at these, and I really struggle not to add a bit of glitter, or a couple of gems... But with this one, I have kept it very simple, not even adding colour, so nobody can accuse it of being too girly, surely!? I stamped the cat, and extended the line he's lying on to go right across the card. Then I masked above the line, and used ink dusters to add shading below. I'm thinking I could maybe do a Christmas version of this - exactly the same, but with a bright red die cut Santa hat on his head!




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch:

Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Oh Boy!'
HLS CAS:
Tuesday Throwdown: 'Happy Birthday'
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'



Ingredients:
Katzelkraft stamp: 'Mini 03'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Rainbow Flower

Hi! When I was making a rainbow background for the card (here) for the Time Out challenge, there was still a lot of distress oxide ink on the block, so I used it on another piece of scrap card. This time it was a much softer rainbow wash, and I had a flower stamp just the right size for the piece of card. I wanted to make another card for the challenge, but keeping to the simple black lines of the flower this time. I stamped the image and embossed in black, then added Glossy Accents to the flower centres and buds, and the border. I had tried Glossy Accents on a scrap of card that had some distress oxides on, and it had changed the colour, bringing out the orange and yellow from the oxides underneath, so I was hoping for the same effect here. Unfortunately the colour stayed the same, so maybe it only works when you have layers of oxides and mixed colours. In this card the colours are in separate lines. I'll have to experiment! So I coloured the petals a darker shade of the colour from the background, then added Glossy Accents to them, to make them stand out. I printed out the sentiment, going with ' Happy Birthday Sweetie' because the colours remind me of sweets!




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Time Out
CAS Mix-up (Heat embossing and Glossy Accents)
Tuesday Throwdown: 'Happy Birthday'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Wilted Violet
Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Stampendous embossing powder: Detail Black
Glossy Accents


Here's the scrap of distress oxides, with some Glossy Accents added. Strange how it has brought the oranges and yellows out!



Monday, 11 September 2017

Cream, Yellow & Pink

Hiya! I wanted to make a card for the current colour challenge at Rubber Dance, but I was a bit stumped as to how to use these 3 colours. In the end I kept it simple. I used distress oxides smooshed onto an acrylic block and spritzed with water, to make a cream, yellow and pink background, then stamped a flower 3 times over the top. I coloured the spots in the middle of the flower using the cream oxide, to get an opaque coverage, and for the petals I used 'normal' distress ink, so that the pink would blend a little with the background colour. I used my new big shot (I love it!) to cut a frame for the flowers, and used 3D squares to lift it a little bit from the flowers.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Rubber Dance
Rubber Dance Forever Stamping challenge



Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Picked raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'


Patchwork Flowers

Hi! Here's another card using the Rubber Dance 'Textured Flowers' stamp set. I love these flowers! I coloured with inks, and added some Liquid Pearls.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

The Heart Desires:
Rubber Dance Forever Stamping challenge



Ingredients:
Adirondack Inks: Meadow, Butterscotch, Terracotta, Purple Twilight, Espresso
Distress ink: Fired Brick
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
Lavinia stamp: 'Hill Border Floral'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Liquid Pearls: White Opal