Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Wildflowers

Hi! Here's a card I made today. I wanted a tall flower, so it would work for the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, so I sketched a flower. I rediscovered my watercolour pencils today! I'm not very good at colouring, so I roughly coloured with the pencils and then used a water brush to blend and soften the colours. When it was dry, I went over the flower with a fine black marker, and added some detail to the ground. I stamped the birthday sentiment, and used a Uni Posca pen to add little white dots to the flowers and leaves.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS(E) this Sketch:
Simply Create Too: 'Favourite Colour Combo' - I love blues, purples and greens together
Addicted to Stamps:
Tuesday Throwdown: 'Clean and Simple'


Ingredients:
Prismacolour Fine Line Markers, 0.1mm, 0.3mm
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint
Uni Posca pen - White, 0.7mm


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

More Oxides and Spookery

Hi! Here's another card using a background made from Distress Oxides. I made the moon by adding a circle of Zig 2 way glue and covering it with gilding flakes. I taped the background behind the black frame, and added the die cuts of the cats and witch with 3D squares.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Hand Stamped Sentiments:
The Paper Players: (I'm hoping this is CAS enough as there is plenty of white (well, black) space!)    
House of Cards:
Creatalicious: 'Anything Goes with Optional Halloween'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint
Bats, cats and witch cutting dies
IndigoBlu Gilding Flakes: Lancashire Rose


Monday, 16 October 2017

Autumn Flowers

Hi! Here's a card I made by die cutting some backgrounds I made with Distress Oxides. I love the Autumnal colours! I'm still getting the hang of die cutting, and I'm not sure if I've overdone it a bit, but it looked too plain with just the two large flowers. So I added some smaller leaves and small flowers, to try to create a bit of undergrowth. I usually add gems to the centre of flowers, but I went with pearls, as their softer look worked better with the colours.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean: 'Colours of Autumn'
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Fall'
Moving Along with the Times: 'Autumn'
Pearly Sparkles: 'Anything Goes'
HLS Die Cuts:
Sparkles Monthly: 'Autumn Colours'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber
Crafts Too 'Happy Birthday' die
Varies flower and leaves dies and punches
Eleganza Craft Stickers: Pearls


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Dropped in a Puddle of Glimmer Mist!?

Hi! Still smooshing Distress Oxides around, and generally making a mess, I made this card using colours inspired by the challenge at Sunday Stamps. I didn't have a teal colour in my collection of Oxides (oooh, do I need to go shopping?) so I used normal Distress ink with Candied Apple Distress Oxide, and they worked really well together. I love this smooshing technique! When it was dry, I fixed it behind a die cut frame, and added a die cut dandelion with a gem for the centre. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card, and then decided to add 'a little' Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately, I got a bit carried away and ended up drenching the whole thing. It has a lovely shimmer now, but the sentiment has blurred a little, and I'm not sure if the overall effect is 'nice and shimmery' or 'dropped in a puddle'. But anyway, here's the card:




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Sunday Stamps:
Sweet Stampin': 'Sparkle and Shine'
Seize the Birthday:
Watercooler Wednesday:


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Ink: Candied Apple
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Spellbinders 'Make a Wish' die
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Crystal Parade gem: Clear
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (a bucket load of it...)


More Bats, & a Couple of Cats

Hi! I am so addicted to Distress Oxides! Here are a couple more cards made with smooshed Distress Oxides and dies.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

The Heart Desires:
HLS Watercolour:
Addicted to Stamps & More:
Creative Inspirations: 'Autumn / Halloween'






I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

HLS Dies:
Pink Gem: 'Spots & Stripes OR Halloween'
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Candied Apple, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans
Bats and cats cutting dies


Bats!

Hi! Here's a card I made using distress oxides and die cut bats. I really love distress oxides, and getting messy with smooshing the ink around. It's quite addictive, and I love the end result!

I didn't add a sentiment because I don't really send Halloween cards, but I might send a cute bat card for a birthday or just as a Thinking of You (although some people might take that personally...). Anyway, here's the card!




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations:
CAS on Friday: 'Fall / Halloween'
That's Crafty!: 'Get Your Spook On'
Just Us Girls: 'Window or Peek-a-boo'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade
Bat cutting dies


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Wishing You Some Magic

Hi! Here are a couple of quick CAS cards I made. I coloured the wings with inks and a water brush. I added some shimmer to the moon with a Wink of Stella pen, although I'm not sure you can see it in the photos. I added Glimmer Dust to the fairy's wings and to the stars.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch:

Pink Gem: 'Birthday'
Crafts Galore Encore: 'Anything Goes'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays:
Corrosive Challenge: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Lavinia stamp: Moon Fairy
Adirondack Inks: Purple Twilight, Denim, Butterscotch
Glamour Dust
Wink of Stella pen: Clear

Stencilled Flower

Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's Muse card. I used a stencil which can be used to create a detailed flower, and also to create the outline around the flower. I created the detailed flower first, using pink and orange distress oxides, and then filled in the background with a paler pink distress ink. I stamped the sentiment with the orange distress ink, then added gold Nuvo Drops to the flower centre and dotted the 'i's in the sentiment.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:
Less Is More:
Inkspirational: 
Unicorn Challenge: 'Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness'
Tuesday Throwdown: 'Stencilling'



Ingredients:
Stencil Girl Products: Deconstructed Chrysanthemum Mask and Stencil
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Distress ink: Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide ink: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold