Sunday, 21 July 2019

Moon Gazing

Hello and Welcome
Just a fun little card featuring this fun stencil called Starry Grid from A Colorful Life Designs and these cute little fairies from Lavinia Stamps.
Here's what I did to create my card.

A few weeks ago, I got out my Gelli Plate and brayered on some different colours of acrylic paint.  Next, I splattered on some water and some white acrylic paint to give it some interest.  I loved how it looked like a starry night.
I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the fairies a few times with some black Memento ink.  I did fill in some of the areas using a permanent black marker to get a dark, filled in image.
I then die-cut it into a circle.

Next, I took a piece of heavy white cardstock and placed my stencil over that.  I sponged on some Tumbled Glass DOX ink, using a light hand in some areas and heavier in others to give the background some interest.  Leaving the stencil in place, I splattered with some water to lift some of the inks and tie the bkg into the look of the white splatters on the circle die cut.
I stamped the sentiment and mounted the fairies over the starry bkg with pop dots.

Before I go, I have a favour to ask.
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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG
Lavinia World- ANYTHING GOES

Stamp- Enjoy the Moment (Daisy Bucket- no longer in business); Star Gazing (Lavinia)
Inks- Memento black; Tumbled Glass DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Starry Night stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
acrylic paint; pop dots; brayer (Speedball); makeup applicator brush; black permanent marker

Saturday, 20 July 2019


Happy Saturday!
Meet today's card.  I'm playing with a new stamp from Penny Black called Escape.
PB has just released some wonderful landscape stamps and I was eager to get a chance to play around with them to see what I could come up with.
Sometimes, I feel a bit intimidated by 'scene' stamps, but this one was actually very easy to do once I pulled out my Brushos and a paintbrush.

So onto my card details.
I began by placing this stamp inside my Misti.  A stamp positioner is essential for this technique to work.  Next, I sprinkled some Brushos into my palette and diluted it with some water.  Since Brushos are so highly pigmented with colour, a little goes a long way.
I picked up some of the diluted colour with my wet paintbrush and painted it directly onto my stamp and pressed onto my paper.  I repeated that process until I was happy with the coverage and all of the stamp areas had been painted in.
To fill in the open areas left after I was done stamping, I used my wet paintbrush and just pulled the colour along the lines of where it had been stamped.  Not only did it blur the sharper lines from stamping a bit, but it also made the card look more hand painted.  
I was pleased with the results when done.
When it was all dry, I placed it back into my Misti and stamped the sentiment form the PB set that is called Destination Sentiment.  
I glued it onto a sand coloured piece of cardstock, then a blue piece, then onto my plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- PHOTO INSPIRED
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES
Penny Black Saturday- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Escape (PB); Destination Sentiments (PB)
Inks- Brushos; Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); tan, blue
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); paintbrush; plastic paint palette

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Happy Birthday Bonnie- CAS Watercolour Challenge

What a fun month we have had at the 

We are celebrating another wonderful friend's birthday.
Happy Birthday to Bonnie

Our theme is Bouquet of Flowers; add one to your watercoloured card.

This month we also welcome our talented guest Leslie from Running With Scissors.

So onto my card details.
I began with a piece of plastic kitchen wrap (leaving all the folds and wrinkled areas on it) and rubbed some Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers directly over that.
I gave it a spritz of water to blend, then pressed my paper into the wet ink.  It left behind such a pretty design on my paper and was so quick and easy to do.
Next, using the new Stitched Circle die from PB, I cut a circle in the centre of my card front.  I mounted that over my inked background and added a few die-cut wildflowers.
I stamped the sentiment then glued it onto a piece of light green, then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamp- Your Next Stamp
Inks- DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); pale green cs
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wildflower dies (TH); 
Stitched Circle die- (PB); plastic kitchen wrap; Mister (TH)