Sunday, 29 October 2017

Tulips

Hi! Here's a card I made for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. I was originally thinking of using 3 separate flowers to follow the sketch, but this stamp has the same kind of shape, if you count the butterfly. I coloured the stamp with inks and a water brush, then added a bit of detail with a white Uni Posca pen. I added a gem to the butterfly and the 'i's in the sentiment.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches:
Less is More:
That's Crafty!: 'Forever Floral'


Ingredients:
Woodware Stamp: 'Tulip Doodle'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Cranberry, Meadow, Willow
White Uni Posca pen
Crystal Parade gems: Topaz



Little Bats!

Hi! Here's a card I made for Halloween. I created the background by smooshing with Distress Oxides, then spritzing with Glimmer Mist. I punched a circle of double-sided adhesive for the moon, stuck it to the card and smothered it with gilding flakes. I absolutely love the look of gilding flakes, but I don't use them very often because they are so messy and seem to get everywhere! But I thought they worked really well for a Halloween moon. I die cut my bats out of black cardstock, and then used a bit more double-sided adhesive on a scrap of card, covered it with more gilding flakes, then cut a couple of pieces down to fit behind the bats, to give them bright shiny eyes.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

{PIN}spirational: (Inspired by the Halloween theme)
Come and Get It: 'Halloween'
Fusion: (Inspired by the gorgeous orange on blue colours in the photo)
Mix It Up: 'Anything Goes + optional twist of Watercoloring'


Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Faded Jeans
Bat cutting die
IndigoBlu Gilding Flakes: Lancashire Rose


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Autumn Leaves

Hi! Here's a CAS card, made using one of my favourite leaves stamps, by Lavinia. It was inspired by the current Muse challenge, the colours from the Color Throwdown challenge, and the inspirational photo from the Inspired by All The Little Things challenge. I masked the panel, stamped the leaves several times with Versamark, and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I added the green, orange and purple with ink dusters to create the background.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:
Color Throwdown:
Inspired by All The Little Things:
Addicted to CAS: 'Leaves'
Double D Challenges: 'Leave it to me'
Simon Says: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Lavinia stamp: 'Vine'
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Stampin' Up! ink pads: Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Perfect Plum
Nuvo Drops: Copper Penny
Wow! Clear gloss super fine embossing powder


Wild

Hi! Here's a card I made using a jungle image from Vectorstock. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and blended with a water brush. I added white dots with a Uni Posca pen, and some raised white dots with Nuvo Drops.




I'm entering this in the following challenges:

City Crafter: 'Jungle Animals'
Inky Chicks: 'Animals'
Sisterhood of Crafters: 'I see Spots'
4 Crafty Chicks: 'Polka Dots'
Crafty Creations: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Image from Vectorstck
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils
Uni Posca pen: White
Nuvo Drops: Gloss - white



Sunday, 22 October 2017

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Hi! Here's a card I made, inspired by al the pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. I used the colours from the Color My Heart challenge. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and water brush, and a silver pen. When it was dry, I used a Wink of Stella pen on the petals to give a shimmer to them, although it doesn't show up very well in the photos, so you'll have to take my word for it! :)




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays:
Color My Heart:
The Sisterhood of Crafters: 'Pink October'

CAS on Friday: 'Flowers'


Ingredients:
Sweet n Sassy digi stamp: 'Doodle Flowers'
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils
Silver Sharpie
Wink of Stella brush: Clear


Hello!

Hi! Here's a little monster card, inspired by all the Halloween-themed challenges going on at the moment! I coloured him with inks and a watercolour pencil, and then added Glossy Accents to his eyes. I added a grey shadow under him, to ground him a little, but it hasn't shown up very well in the photo.




I'm entering this little guy in the following challenges:

Muse: (inspired by the Halloween theme and the orange)
Less Is More:
Paper Play:
Deep Ocean: 'Halloween'

Allsorts: 'Halloween'


Ingredients:
Monster from Tiddly Inks digi stamp: 'Monstrous Party'
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencil - Grey
Adirondack ink pads: Terra Cotta
Glossy Accents



Saturday, 21 October 2017

Autumn Leaves Panel

Hiya! Here's a card I made, using a JOFY stamp which I love but hadn't gotten around to using before. I masked the panel, coloured the background with ink dusters in yellow and orange, then stamped the leaves. I coloured them with inks and a water brush. I stamped the sentiment, then added a few Nuvo Drops.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Inkspirational:
Stamping Sensations: 'Autumn Glory'
CAS Watercolour:
HLS CAS:
Uniko:


Ingredients:
JOFY Stamp: JOFY Set 33
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack ink pads: Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Currant
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Old Olive
Nuvo Drops: Pale Gold


Cat in a Tree

Hi! Here are a couple of cards using one of my favourite images. This little cat looks so peaceful and content! :)   I used colours inspired by a couple of challenges, using inks and ink dusters.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp:
My Time to Craft: 'Halloween or Cats'





I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
Always Fun: 'Monochrome'


Ingredients:
Image from Vectorstock
Adirondack ink pads: Purple Twilight, Currant
Stampin' Up! ink pad: Old Olive
Artistry ink pads: Dark Garnet, Fall Fiesta, Hay Stack


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Monsters!

Hi! Here's a card inspired by this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge, 'Monsters'. I used the colours from the current MFT challenge. I coloured the image by scribbling with watercolour pencils, then smoothing it out with a water brush, trying to still leave a bit of texture to suggest monster fur!




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations:
MFT:
Watercooler Wednesday:


Ingredients:
Tiddly Inks digi stamp: 'Monstrous Party'
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils