Friday, 16 February 2018

CAS Watercolour Challenge guest designer

A reminder that there is still time to enter CAS Watercolour Challenge, where the theme is 'Heart'. I'm very happy to be guest designer this month and here's what I made.

I do hope you will be able to join in the fun.

Also linking up at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes with optional twist of Hearts.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Heart and flowers

I really like the Altenew flower stamps and they're great for water-colouring.  I was inspired by the colours at the Altenew Febuary Inspiration Challenge and thought it would be nice to combine with 'heart/love' theme. Just as I was taking the photo, the evening sun hit the embossing powder and gave it a lovely shine.
The flowers and sentiment were heat-embossed with Altenew platinum embossing powder and the flowers water-coloured and placed behind a die-cut heart aperture.

Also joining in at (total of 7):
AAA Cards - All You Need Is Love
Uniko - Something Old, Something New w/optional twist of Love
(old: stamps, new: embossing powder)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

It's penguin-ing to look a lot like Christmas!

My second card for Less Is More, where the theme is 'Music' (and 7th birthday!)  I really like that the challenge now runs for two weeks!

Also playing along at (four):
Inkspirational - Aperture



Saturday, 10 February 2018

Spring flowers

I love this week's colours at CAS Colours and Sketches.

I heat embossed the flowers and leaves in white on watercolour card, painted and fussy cut them.

Have a great weekend!

Also playing at (four):
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything with love theme or red in it
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes


Friday, 9 February 2018

Dance on the breeze of life

The theme at Less Is More is 'Music' and here's what I made.

After masking off the bottom of a mixed media paper, I inked with some distress inks and splashed with water to create a background. 

Also joining in at Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Guest designing at AAA Cards

Excited to be guest designer at AAA Cards!

To make my card, I die-cut the balloons from watercolour card, mixed some different shades of red Brushos and watercoloured, dry embossing in the background and heat embossed sentiment.

Also linking up at (four):
CAS-ual Fridays - Hearts
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Heart
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Hearts
Just Us Girls - Love



Friday, 2 February 2018

CAS Watercolour guest designer

I'm delighted to be February guest designer at CAS Watercolour Challenge and here's what I made. 

I mixed Brushos with water, created a background and used a stencil to watercolour the little hearts. The die-cut sentiment has glimmer paste for a little bit of sparkle.

Also playing along at (four):
 Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes w/optional twist of "Heart"
Just Add Ink -  Romance
Uniko - Something Old, Something New w/optional twist of Love
(something old: love you die-cuts, new: glimmer paste)
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes



Tuesday, 30 January 2018

CAS Colours and Sketches (GD)

The last of my guest designer spots at CAS Colours and Sketches and this week's prompt is a combined sketch with lovely soft colours. Here's my card.

I created a little "sky" watecolour background and inlaid the die-cut flowers after painting the petals.

Also joining in at:
Time Out - Inspired by Words
Inkspirational - 'Attachment' (butterfly)


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

AAA Cards, CAS Mix Up, Merry Monday

To make the background, I sprayed spray starch onto white glossy card, sprinkled on Brushos, sprayed more starch then laid a piece of cling wrap over the top and moved the colours around with my fingers. The white snowflake die-cut was overlaid and sentiment stamped with distress oxide ink.

Playing along at:
AAA Cards - Chilled
CAS Mix Up - Stamping + cling wrap + your choice
Merry Monday - Let It Snow!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Have a great week!


Two for Twofer!

I had a bit of craft room catch-up yesterday as I seem to have got off to a low start this year.  I've been wanting to join in at Darnell's fabulous new Twofer Challenge, where the theme is Feathers. Here's what I made using a feather stamp from Waltzingmouse.

The feathers were heat embossed in a lovely rose gold embossing powder, it's such a pretty shade and difficult to see in a photograph.

For the second card, I heat embossed the feathers in white on watercolour card,  sprinkled Brushos around and misted with a water spray bottle.

Also linking this card up at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.