Friday, 18 August 2017

Thoughts of You

Good Morning.

I found a flourish mask that I have had in my stash for years.  I don't know who made it or where I got it but it was the starting point for my card.

 I applied the mask to my white cardstock, then using different colours of Distress inks I watercoloured bands of colour onto my card front.  Just press the ink pads directly onto a non-stick pad, add some water and use a paint brush to paint with.  I used a wide bristle brush and kept adding colour until I was happy with the tones.  When I removed the mask, the white area of the card was left behind.
  Next, using the flourish from Technique Tuesday I stamped that over the white masked area and to the left for interest.  It created kind of a shadow effect.
I stamped the sentiment from an old Hero Arts set then splattered with white acrylic paint to help brighten up the whole card.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great Friday!

Stamps- Flourishes (TT); Write Your Message (HA)
Ink- Distress:  Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio (TH); 
Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white acrylic paint; paintbrush; mask ?

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Feel With Your Heart

Meet today's card.

Last week, I was playing along with some of the great challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers and this is the card I came up with.
Very simple stamping and sponging.

I love this great sentiment from Rubbernecker, stamped it first so I could get an idea where to put my flowers. 
Next, I stamped the flower from Magenta and wanted to try and ground them by adding some colour and stamping behind.  I sponged the edges and added some Nuvo drops and done.

Thanks for taking a look.

Stamps- Words (Rubbernecker); Clover Silhouette (Magenta); PTI dots
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; sponging tool (TH); Nuvo Drops

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Just a Bit More Salt- The CAS Watercolour Challenge

It's time for another card for the 

It's been such a fun month playing with salt and trying to see the results we can achieve using it.
There are some really great links on the main blog for you to try and some wonderful cards to inspire.

So for my card, I began with a piece of the heavy white cardstock I usually use.
I sprayed it with water, then dropped drips of Distress re-inkers onto the wet paper.  I sprayed again to help blend the colours then sprinkled on some Sea Salt and left it to dry.
Love how the salt absorbs the ink and leaves behind a beautiful patterned piece of card.

To keep it simple, I die cut a frame and mounted the inked piece behind that.  I die cut the flowers and added them over the piece.
I scored diagonal lines on my card front to add more interest and pop dotted the framed salted piece over that.

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Simple Create Too- FLOWERS 
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES 
Paperminutes- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Re-inkers: Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint,
 Peacock Feathers (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Wonky Stitched frame (Avery Elle); ScorPal, 
Hollyhocks die- Impression Obsession; Cuttlebug; foam dots

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Background Stamping- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning

Time for another card for 

This is a great challenge to use stamps to create your own background paper.

I began by placing my flower stamp from the Blooming with Kindness set inside my Misti, inked with black Memento ink and stamped them randomly over my card front.
Instead of colouring the flowers, I decided to colour in the background so the lovely details and features of the flowers would really show up.
I splattered the bkg with some diluted ink then cut the panel to add interest.
The sentiment was stamped and then I punched it into a circle.  I pop dotted it and added the enamel button.

Thanks so much for coming to visit.
Hope you get a chance to play along with us.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Sweet Stampin'- FLOWERS
Simply Create Too- Flowers

Stamps- Blooming With Kindness, Think Happy Thoughts (SU)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; circle punch (SU); black enamel button; Copic markers, foam dots

Monday, 14 August 2017

Froggy Wishes

Kids and easy.
Here's one I made for a special little girl.

I picked up this adorable frog stamp and die from the last craft show I attended and wanted to use it.
I began by placing the frog inside my Misti and randomly stamped it over my card front.

I stamped it again and using the die, cut it out then coloured it with my Zigs.  
I die cut a circle then stamped the sentiment and glued the coloured frog over that.
Very quick, happy feeling card.

Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FOR A CHILD


Stamps- Happy Birthday (Studio G); Mini Sticky Note (YNS)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; circle die (Spellbinders); frog die (YNS); Copic Markers;
foam dots

Sunday, 13 August 2017

In the Moment

Good Morning.

I have been enjoying playing with my Distress Oxide inks and seeing what I can come up with.
For today's card, I rubbed DOX right onto my non-stick craft mat, sprayed with water and dragged my paper through the ink.  Love how it layers and give sort of a 'chalky' look to the texture of your card.  I kept pressing my paper into the ink using 2 different colours until I was happy with the coverage.

I then placed my inked piece inside my Misti and stamped this great sentiment first so I would know how much room I had to stamp the flowers.
I stamped the flowers in black and then to add interest, I stamped them again using more of the same colour of DOX that I had used for the bkg. to give a shadow effect.
I splattered on some water to lift some of the colour...another fun effect you can achieve with these inks.
Pretty simple and straightforward.  

Thanks so much for the visit.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Crazy 4 Challenges- MONOCHROMATIC
Sweet Stampin'- FLOWERS

Stamps- Wildflower (TH); Beautiful Moments (Close To My Heart)
Inks- Tuxedo black Memento; DOX- Broken China, Cracked Pistachio (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; Mister (TH)

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Get Well WIshes

Good Morning.

I created a get well card for you today by using the  
Stencil Monoprinting technique for the background.

So for those of you that are not familiar with this technique, you ink the stencil with a water based ink, spray it with water and press it onto your paper.  You will get a more loose, open look from the stencil but I really like the results you can achieve.  It is also another way to get a different look using the stencils you already have on hand.
Next, I placed the flowers stamps from Tim Holtz and Magenta into my Misti, inked with Tuxedo black and stamped.  I filled in some of the areas on the side where the ink didn't quite make it using the Mixed Media stamps from Stamplorations.
The sentiment is from Studio G.

 Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Cards and More- DOTS, DOTS, DOTS
Lemon Shortbread- ANYTHING GOES
A Bit More Time to Craft- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Wildflowers (TH); Mixed Media (STAMPlorations); Flower Silhouette (Magenta)
Get Well- (Studio G)
Ink- Tuxedo Black Memento; Distress- Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti, stencil- burlap (TH); Mister (TH)