Sunday, 2 August 2015

Moon Gazing Hare

Hi! I've been asked to make a card for someone's mum, which always makes me nervous as it's hard to design a card for someone you have never met! But apparently she really likes hares and flowers, so here's what I came up with. I added Liquid Pearls to the stamped blossoms, and gems to the centres of the punched flowers. The hare is layered on 3D tape to give a bit of dimension.

I really hope she will like it!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Muse: Inspired by 3D-ing a bird or animal and making it the main focal point

Cupcake Inspirations Surprise!

Hi! The lovely Cupcake Inspirations have invited me to be a Surprise Sweetie! I am so excited and honoured to be asked!

Here's this week's challenge:

The Sponsor for the challenge is Polkadoodles, who created the beautiful fairly image I used for my card!

So here is the card I made for the challenge. I added the 'Wishing you a Magical Birthday' sentiment to the image, and coloured with Promarkers. Then I embellished by colouring the stars with a silver pen, using a Wink of Stella brush for the crown, adding tiny gems to the crown, flowers and sentiment, and smothering the wings in Glamour Dust. For a finishing touch, I added 3 silver star beads. Behind the image, on the Kraft card, are a few strands of gold thread.

I'm also entering this in the Virginia's View challenge: "Embellishments"

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Brushos Colour

Hi! I've been playing around with my new Brushos, creating colourful backgrounds (and making a mess...). I made this card by spritzing a stamp block and adding some brushos, and then squishing the wet colour onto the card. When it was dry I stamped the wildflowers image, and painted it with diluted bleach to remove the colour on the leaves and petals. I added a little green ink to the leaves.

I'm entering this in the Less is More challenge: "Berry Shades"

More Gold Embossing

Hi! As my last card didn't seem navy enough for the current Cupcake Inspirations challenge, I thought I'd have another go. It's more of a purple-navy now... But I really like this stamp :)  I gold-embossed the image on watercolour paper, and used inks to colour, to get deeper colours this time. When the card was dry, I spritzed it with water to mottle the ink, and sprinkled some glittery white embossing powder on the image.

I'm entering this second attempt into the Cupcake Inspirations challenge:

I'm also entering it into these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: "Citrus"

4 Crafty Chicks: "Anything Goes"

Simply Create Too: "Anything Goes"


Hi! Cupcake Inspirations have a challenge which ends in a few hours, so I've been hurrying to make something suitable! Here's what I came up with:

I inked through my wildflower stencil onto watercolour paper, and then embossed in gold. I scribbled in navy and deep blues with watercolour pencils and then blended with a water brush. Once it was dry, I flipped the stencil over and added a few more silhouettes using a white Uni Posca pen.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations (yes, I know it's blue rather than navy, but it was navy before I blended, honest!)

Inkspirational Challenges:

Papertake: "Take Your Pick" - Colour theme: Blue & green – either or, or even both together

Crafts Galore: "Anything Goes in August"

ABC Challenge: "'O' is for Open (Anything Goes)"

Friday, 31 July 2015

Ellie & Squeak Stamp

Hi! I recently won a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp, and I just had a go with it for the first time tonight:

I've tried to keep it fairly simple, and just added a bit of shine with Stickles and Liquid pearls.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Uh Oh, New Obsession Sets In...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE Brushos! So I'm still making a mess and trying to work out how to use them, but I'm having a lot of fun and might have to go get some more colours...

I made this card with watercolour paper, clear embossing the stamped image first, and letting loose with the Brushos and hoping for the best. I used a snippet of leftover card for the butterfly, once I'd trimmed the image down. I decided not to add gems or glitter - I just love how the colours have blended, so I'd like to leave it as it is.

I'm entering this in the challenges listed below. A couple are CAS, so I hope this is CAS enough... there is some white space on the card, and the image is white...

CAS-ual Fridays: "Embossing"

Seize The Birthday: "Embossing"

Less is More: "Snippets"

The Shabby Tea Room: "Summer Picnic"