Thursday, 23 March 2017

Wildflowers & Gems

Hi! Here are a couple of cards I made using one of my favourite Woodware Stamps. I cut a circle mark, created the backgrounds with ink dusters and then stamped the image over the top. I coloured the stems with Aquamarkers, and then added bling with some gems.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

That's Crafty!: "Bling It Up"

Creative Inspirations: "Anything goes"


Ingredients:Woodware stamp: "Grasses"
Adirondack ink pads: Cranberry, Butterscotch
Aquamarkers: Bamboo, Celery
Crystal Parade gems: Clear






I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

House of Cards:

City Crafter: "Through the Window"


Ingredients:Woodware stamp: "Grasses"
Adirondack ink pads: Denim, Aqua, Meadow, Willow, Sunshine Yellow
Aquamarkers: Bamboo, Celery
Crystal Parade gems: Clear


Mother's Day-sie

Hi! Here are a couple of cards using a digi from Tiddly Inks. I used ink dusters to colour the circle, and a water brush with inks for the daisy.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
Curtain Call:


Ingredients:
Digi from Tiddly Inks
Adirondack ink pads: Sunshine Yellow, Mountain Rose
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Crystal Parade gems: Topaz





I'm entering this one in the Addicted to Stamps challenge: "Clean and Simple".


Ingredients:
Digi from Tiddly Inks
Adirondack ink pads: Cranberry
Crystal Parade gems: Topaz



Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Gold Foil Fairy

Hi! Here's a card I made using ink dusters for the background, and Lavinia stamps. I used Woodware foil around the edges and on the fairy's hair and wings, for a bit of shine. I bought the foil last year, after seeing it being used on some beautiful Lavinia cards at the NEC Hobbycraft show, but this is the first time I've had a go with it. I love the effect!




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Fab Friday:

The Corrosive Challenge: "Anything Goes"


Ingredients:Lavinia stamps: 'Fairytale', 'Cherry Blossom', 'Field Grass'
Artistry Ink pads: Apricot Nectar, Cranberry Crush
Adirondack ink pads: Sunshine Yellow
Stampin' Up!: Mint macaron
Versafine: Onyx Black
Woodware Fun Foil: Gold


Mother's Day Flowers

Hi! Here are a couple of Mother's Day cards I made, using punched flowers with Nuvo Drops for the centres.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls:

Tuesday Throwdown: "Add Dimension"


Ingredients:
Vase digi from Vectorstock
Artistry Ink pads: Moon Crator, Cotton Candy, Indian Jamun
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Violet Galaxy




I'm entering this one in the Fusion challenge:



Ingredients:
Vase digi from Vectorstock
Artistry Ink pads: Moon Crator, Fall Fiesta
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Dandelion Yellow


Monday, 20 March 2017

You Have My Heart

Hi! Here's a card I made with a digistamp I fell in love with a few days ago. This is the first card I have made with it. I coloured with inks and a water brush, and then added punched flowers, coloured with inks and decorated with Nuvo Drops.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch:

Moving Along with the Times: "Handmade or Die cut Flowers"

Time Out:
Your Next Stamp:

Come and Get It: "Anything Goes"


Ingredients:
Crooked Little Studio: 'You Have My Heart'
Artistry Ink pads: Rosy Cheeks, Burnt Umber
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Aqua, Meadow
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Dandelion Yellow


Another Bunny

Hiya! Here's another bunny card, but this one's for Easter. I coloured with inks and a water brush, and then added some Nuvo Glitter Drops. Then I cut out the circle, and used 3D foam to fix it to the card.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:
WatercoolerWednesday: "Clean & Simple Easter Bunny"
Crafting When We Can: "Add Circles"
Uniko: "Spring With an Optional Twist of Easter"


Ingredients:
Crooked Little Studio: 'Bunny'
Artistry Ink pads: Sweet Toffee, Amazon Trail, Indian Jamun, Blue Chase
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Aqua
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Spring Bunny

Hi! Here's a Mother's Day card using a digistamp from Crooked Little Studio. I coloured with inks and a water brush, and then added some Nuvo Glitter Drops. I layered up the butterfly wings to give a bit of dimension.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

The Heart Desires:
Crafty Calendar: "Mum's Day / Special Female"
Sweet Stampin': "Mother's Day / Special Lady"
Creatalicious: "Anything Goes with Optional Gems or Pearls"


Ingredients:
Crooked Little Studio: 'Bunny'
Artistry Ink pads: Sweet Toffee, Fall Fiesta, Amazon Trail
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Cranberry, Aqua
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard



More Blossoms

Hi! Here's another card I made using an image from Vectorstock. I coloured with inks and a water brush, and then used a Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the petals. I used a deeper pink this time.




I'm entering this one in the Card Concept challenge, as it was inspired by the pink petals:


Ingredients:
Vectorstock: 'cherry blossom'
Artistry Ink pads: Rosy Cheeks, Cranberry Crush
A Wink of Stella pen: Clear


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Getting Messy with Brushos

Hi! Here's a card which is very similar to one I made a few weeks ago, although when you use Brushos the resulting colours are always unique. I still can't seem to use Brushos without getting them everywhere, but I love the rich colours and how they mix together.

I embossed the image with Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel, which has gorgeous gold glitter in it. Then I broke out the Brushos and watched the colours mix. This has to be my favourite technique! When it was dry, I cut around the image and used 3D foam to fix it to the card. I added gems to the base of the tulips, and added the sentiment.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Celebrating Women'

YNS:

Inky Chicks: 'Flowers'


Ingredients:
Woodware stamp: 'Love Tulips'
Stampendous Shabby White embossing enamel
Brushos: Rose Red, Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue, Gamboge
Crystal Parade gems: Clear