Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Snow Fun

Good Morning
Time for a fun card using some stamps from MFT and this great stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

I began by placing the Interlocking Squares stencil over my heavy white cardstock then sponged on some Gina K Amalgam ink over it with a blending brush.  I wanted the background to have a faint designs so the snowflakes could be the star of the show and that ink worked great for this.
Next, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment using some black Versafine Clair ink.  Leaving the piece in my Misti, I randomly stamped the snowflakes around the sentiment.
I added some dark blue Nuvo drops to the center of my snowflakes.  I mounted the piece onto some white cardstock then onto a piece of kraft to help pick up the colour of the background.

Here is the stencil I used:

Interlocking Squares

iscount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Handwritten Sentiments (MFT); Snowflakes (MFT)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; DOX inks; Gina K Amalgam
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); kraft
Accessories and Tools- Interlocking Squares stencil (A Colorful Life Designs; Nuvo Drops;
blending brush (Dollarama); Misti (My Sweet Petunia)

Monday, 18 November 2019

Tall Trees

Meet today's card.
This card was born from a botched attempt to do some Alcohol ink lifting using this wonderful Winter Woodland stamp from Penny Black.
I had inked up a piece of Yupo with some Ranger Alcohol inks and wanted to see what results I could get with the lifting ink.  When I lifted the ink from the Yupo and stamped it onto my cardstock, the print was terrible. You couldn't see the image well so I was going to pitch it but instead I tried a different approach.
 I moved my paper over slightly in my Misti and stamped with some black. It gave such a unique result that looked like a photograph and I loved it.
I watercolored in the sky with some diluted DOX inks and then splattered with lots of white acrylic paint.  I put the piece back into my Misti to stamp the sentiment from the Frosty Hello set by Penny Black.

Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- DON'T BE SHY
Sweet Stampers- CHRISTMAS
(I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas)

Stamps- Frosty Hello (PB); Winter Woodland (PB)
Inks- Ranger AI Lifting; Versafine Clair Noir; Peacock Feather DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); white acrylic paint; paintbrush

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Evergreen- CAS Watercolour Challenge

This month, I have the pleasure of hosting the 

...and you still have time to play!
It is our last challenge for this year as we will be taking some time off before Christmas.

This month we welcome our guest  

Here are my card details.
I began by creating the plaid background.  I picked out a few Copic markers in the same green colour family and simple drew on some lines to create my plaid.  It is really super easy and fun to do.  Even if the lines are not perfectly straight, the plaid still looks great.  You could always use a ruler though if you wanted perfectly straight lines.  
Next, I took a piece of white cardstock and placed it into my Misti.  I positioned the Evergreen stamp up near the top of my paper, coloured with my Tombow markers, sprayed with water and stamped.  I really love the look you can achieve by using this technique.
I stamped the sentiment, splattered the bkg. for interest and added some Nuvo drops to the branches.
I mounted the piece over the plaid card front then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Handlettered Holiday (MFT); Evergreen (Darkroom Door)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Tombow markers; Copic markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Mister (TH); Nuvo Drops