Friday, 18 August 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Colours and Sketches, City Crafters, HLS Anything Goes with Dies

I wanted to join in the Summer Fun over at AAA Cards and also took inspiration from the CAS Colours and Sketches colours. Also seemed like a good excuse to use the new SSS Summer sentiments.

The background is a little smooshing with acetate and I've sponged ink onto the die-cut flipflops.

Linking up to four challenges:
AAA Cards - Summer Fun
CAS Colours and Sketches - Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
City Crafters - Project with no flowers

Thanks so much for looking!


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Thursday, 17 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, City Crafters, Seize The Birthday, Watercooler Wednesday

My alcohol inks "landscape" looks quite intricate but was fairly quick and simple to make. Here's how:

1. Put some blending solution onto your Yupo card, add a couple of drops of yellow and red ink, tilt the card to spread it all over the card. Leave to dry completely.
2. Put a line of blue ink across the card and quickly add one or two drops of yellow and green. 
3. Use the flat edge of a drinking straw to smoosh the inks across the card and blend the colours and the magic happens!
4. Add more blue and green and spread with the straw until happy with the results.
5. The "sun" was made using a cotton bud and drop of blending solution to wipe off the ink.

And there we have it, smooshing with a straw.

I'm playing at:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Inks + Your choice
City Crafters - You don't bring me flowers (project with no flowers on it)
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes



Saturday, 12 August 2017

CAS Mix Up, Happy Little Stampers CAS, House of Cards, Just Us Girls, Watercooler Wednesday

stamping, alcohol inks, die-cutting, sequins, heat embossing

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!

Been playing with alcohol inks again. This time I used the smooshing technique. I drizzled three shades of pink and red ink onto a piece of kitchen foil and placed a piece of Yupo card onto it. The flowers were heat embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut out.

Playing along at five challenges:
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + Alcohol Ink + your choice
House of Cards - Floral Images and/or Colours
Just Us Girls - Shine
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays

Thanks so much for looking! Have a lovely weekend.



Friday, 4 August 2017

AAA Cards, CAS Mix Up

alcohol inks, stamping, heat embossing, die-cutting

Happy Friday, everyone! I wanted to make a happy colourful card so used my alcohol inks to create a rainbow panel. 

Using a piece of Yupo card, I drizzled a band of the first colour across the top of the card, tilting the card from side to side to move the ink around, waited until that was dry and then repeated with all the other colours. The bubble effect was created by tapping lightly with a cotton bud and some blending solution.

For CAS Mix Up (alcohol inks + stamping + your choice) and AAA Cards - Rainbow.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Color Throwdown, Less Is More, Time Out, Uniko

Inspired by the Color Throwdown colours and the theme at Less is More which is "Pierce Your Project" (I've used a pierced and embossed die-cut).

The flower and leaves were heat embossed on watercolour card and painted with distress inks and aqua brush.

Joining in at four challenges:
Color Throwdown - Raspberry Pink, Yellow and Green
Less Is More - Pierce Your Project
Time Out - Inspired by Words
'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 
Uniko - Flowers


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Friday, 28 July 2017

CAS Colours and Sketches, HLS CAS, Less Is More, Seize The Birthday, Uniko

This is the second card I made yesterday and I wanted to experiment with stencils and alcohol inks.

Here's how I made this simple background;
1. Cover the piece of Yupo card with blending solution and then with a pale coloured ink and move it around by tilting the card. Let it dry completely.
2. Place your stencil onto the Yupo and add your darker colours by squeezing the inks directly from the bottle. Let that dry completely before removing the stencil.

Playing along at five challenges:
Less Is More - Anything But Stamps
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
Uniko - Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments! Have a great weekend.



AAA Cards, ATSM, HLS Anything Goes with Dies, Less Is More

The theme at AAA Cards is Rainbow which I thought would  team up well with the challenge at Less Is More to make a card without using any stamps.

I made a rainbow panel using watercolour paints from which I cut the butterflies, the black stripes were drawn with pencil and ruler and filled in with a black marker and the die-cut sentiment has Wink of Stella.



Sunday, 23 July 2017

ATSM, Butterfly Spot Challenge, CAS Watercolour , HLS Watercolour

Butterflies and watercolour are such a lovely combination so I've made another card to play along at CAS Watercolour.

The watercolour panel behind the butterfly aperture was created using acrylic block, watercolour marker pens and water spray.

My computer has broken down and has so far resisted all attempts to re-start so I've lost a few things including my photo signature :(  My kind DH is letting me use his computer.

Hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Also playing along at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Butterfly Spot Challenge - M is for matching pair (two little stamped butterflies in background)
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of blue

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

ATSM, CAS Watercolour, HLS Anything Goes, HLS Watercolour, Inkspirational

Inspiration today from the Inkspirational sketch and the butterfly theme at CAS Watercolour.

I inked my butterfly with three shades of DIs and misted with water before stamping and sprinkled some Brushos onto the wet images.

Playing along at:
CAS Watercolour - Butteerfly
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with HLS Stamps
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour - Anything Goes with optional twist of blue
Inkspirational - Sketch

Thanks for looking!



Monday, 17 July 2017

Color Throwdown, The Flower Challenge, STAMPlorations Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday

Inspired by the Color Throwdown colours, the flowers (STAMPlorations Blossoms Sprays #1) were heat embossed in black and coloured with alcohol markers. I added a strip of DSP, a strip of black card and a stamped sentiment.

Linking up to:
Color Throwdown - Dark Pink, Light Pink and Green
The Flower Challenge - Embossing Heat/Dry
STAMPlorations - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Birthdays