Monday, 8 May 2017

Patterned Flower

Hi! Here's a card I made, inspired by the colours from the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The flower is from my new stamp set, which I can't put down, I love it so much! I stamped and embossed in clear, on watercolour paper, then added colour with inks and a water brush. I tried to add some pink at the bottom of the card, to suggest tiny flowers, but over the green it just went muddy :-s But I love the flower, and the bright pink :)




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:
Watercooler Wednesday: 'Feminine Anything Goes'

Come and Get It: 'Birthday Wishes'

Making Memories: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
Sentiment from Woodware 'Jane's Script'
Versamark
Wow! Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Ink pads: picked Raspberry
Adirondack Ink pad: Meadow
Stampin' Up ink pad: Pool Party


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Scribbly Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I made tonight, by clear embossing the flowers, then colouring with inks and sponges. The embossing and colours were inspired by the current Muse challenge card, which is gorgeous!




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Muse:
City Crafter: 'You can do it' (Create your own background)

Deep Ocean Challenge: 'Anything Goes'

Crafts Galore Encore: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
Sentiment from Woodware: 'Daisy Panel'
Versamark
Wow! Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
Distress Ink pad: Peacock Feathers
Adirondack Ink pad: Purple Twilight


Monday, 1 May 2017

Grungey Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I made using some more stamps from my new stamp set, which I'm a bit obsessed with now. It's a bit splodgier than I intended - think I went overboard with the Brushos (as always) - but I still like it. The embossing powder is white with lots of fine gold glitter, but I'm not sure it shows up that well in the photos.

The colours are inspired by the current Color Throwdown challenge.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:





Ingredients:
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
Brushos: Violet, Yellow Ochre, Emerald Green
Versamark
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel


Embossed Flowers

Hi! A new stamp set arrived a couple of weeks ago, and this is the first time I've had chance to use it. I absolutely love these scribbly flowers! I embossed onto watercolour paper, then coloured with inks. I backed the panel onto a square piece of card and stamped the sentiment underneath. I painted a scrap piece of watercolour paper and punched a couple of butterflies (I need to use a better phrase than that... no butterflies were harmed in the making of this card). I added details with a white gel pen, so they matched the flowers.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

MFT:
Cupcake Inspirations:
Crafting When We Can: 'Clean and Simple'

Always Fun: 'Flowers'


Ingredients:
Rubber Dance Stamp Set: 'Textured Flowers'
Versamark
Wow! Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
Artistry Ink pad: Indian Jamun
Distress Ink pad: Picked Raspberry
Adirondack Ink pad: Meadow


Obsession with Butterflies

Hi! Here's yet another butterfly card. This one was embossed with fine clear embossing powder, then painted with inks. The embossing has a glossy sheen to it, but it's hard to see in the photo. The colours were inspired by the current  MFT challenge.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

MFT:
HLS Watercolour:
Curtain Call:
Inky Chicks: 'Butterflies'

Allsorts: 'Embossing'


Ingredients:
Inkylicious Stamp: 'Big Butterfly 1'
Versamark
Wow! Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder
Artistry Ink pads: Apricot Nectar, Old Parchment, Blue Chase, Midnight Blue


Muted Brushos Butterfly

Hi! Here's a second version of the butterfly card. This time I used a lot more water to get a more muted, blended effect. I also used clear fine embossing powder to get a crisper image.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

The Heart Desires:

Sketch Saturday:

Tuesday Throwdown: 'Embossing'


Ingredients:
Inkylicious Stamp: 'Big Butterfly 1'
Brushos: Rose Red, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Violet, Emerald Green
Versamark
Wow! Clear Gloss Super Fine embossing powder


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Brushos Butterfly

Hi! I've had a bit of an embossing frenzy today, and I've also been playing with Brushos, so my desk needs a good clean, and my hands are very colourful! I bought a butterfly stamp at the NEC in March, but hadn't got around to using it until today.

I was inspired by the image at Fusion and the colours at AAA Cards, although I'm not sure if the butterfly stands out enough. I should've used a larger sentiment too, as it looks a little bit lost in all the colour!

I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Shabby White embossing enamel, which bubbles up, and has lovely fine gold glitter in it. Then I taped the paper down, spritzed it a few times, and went crazy with the Brushos. I used a brush to spread some of the purple around on the butterfly wings, but left the rest of the colour to go where it wanted.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Fusion:

AAA Cards:

Simon Says Stamp: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Inkylicious Stamp: 'Big Butterfly 1'
Brushos: Rose Red, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Violet,
Versamark
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Many Thanks

Hi! Here's a set of small Thank You cards I made, coloured with inks and a water brush, and gems for the flower centres.


I'm entering this one in the Color My Heart challenge:


I'm entering this one in the That's Crafty! 'Bright!' challenge.


I'm entering this one in the Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes' challenge.


I'm entering this one in the The Sisterhood of Crafters: 'The Letter B' challenge ('Blue' and 'Bug').


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Always Fun: 'CAS'
Addicted to Stamps: 'Clean and Simple'


I'm entering this one in the Time Out challenge: 'Flowers with the optional twist of kissing'


Ingredients:
Bugaboo images: 'Thank You Flower'
Artistry Ink pads: Fall Fiesta, Indian Jamun, Midnight Blue
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch, Meadow
Distress Inks: Fired Brick
Crystal Parade gems


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Hello!

Hi! Here's a card I made tonight, inspired by this week's CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. I used ink dusters for the card edges. I coloured the fairy's wings with a water brush, and then used a Wink of Stella brush to make them shimmer, although it doesn't show very well in the photos.





I'm entering this in the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge:



Ingredients:
Lavinia stamps: 'Hill border Floral', 'Fairytale', 'Dandelions'
Sentiment from Woodware stamp set: 'Mini Flowers'
Stampin' Up! ink pads: Mint macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe
Wink of Stella pen: Clear
Crystal Parade gems: Clear


Just a note

Hi! I recently bought a set of flower images from Bugaboo, and have made some little 7.5cm square note cards with them. They're coloured with inks and a water brush, and I added a few gems. For the calla lily card, I used a Wink of Stella brush on the snail's shell.



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Watercooler Wednesday: 'Clean & Simple Spring'



The colours in this one were inspired by this week's Color Throwdown challenge:



I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash: 'The Beautiful Rose'
CASology: 'Grow'



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Sweet Stampin': 'I Wish I Could Fly'



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Creative Inspirations: 'One for the Girls'



I'm entering this one in the challenge: Less Is More: 'Stripe' - I hope the stripy vase is enough stripe!


Ingredients:
Bugaboo images: 'Mini Set - Flowers'
Artistry Ink pads: Old Parchment, Sweet Toffee, Indian Jamun, Midnight Blue
Adirondack Inks: Cranberry, Butterscotch, Meadow
Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Bundled Sage
Wink of Stella pen: Clear
Crystal Parade gems


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Confession...

I actually made two of each of these cards, but one fell in the cat's water bowl :-s I yanked it out of there as fast as I could, and let it dry, but some of the colours have run. Does it just look like I dropped it in the cat's water, or could I get away with saying I deliberately spritzed it, for a nice blending effect...?!?