Monday, 10 June 2019

Watercolour die cut

I find something really serene about this die cut flower from Sizzix. I coloured it with Brushos and love to see the reaction when water is added. Some shades seem to separate into several component colours and I think the effect is fascinating! Simplicity itself.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted. 

CAS watercolour Something Blue

Texture Paste

A little time ago I dug out some texture paste to use for one of the challenges at CAS Mix Up and since then I have wondered why it remained in the drawer for so long untouched!
Here I used some Pearlescent White Embossing Paste by Sweet Poppy, through a Craft Workshop stencil. I sprinkled a few shades of Brushos onto the stencil before removing it.
The stencil itself looked pretty good so I took many prints from it, by activating it further with a few spritzes of water. Now I have lots of backgrounds in hand! 
I cut the aperture with an MFT Peekaboo square and added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. Sadly I don't recall the make of the bird die which I double layered for added dimension.
It's for the challenge  at Just Us Girls - Texture Paste


Here is a card made from one of the prints from the stencil.

After lifting the stencil from the card, I spritzed it with water, which activated some more of the Brusho powder, then placed it onto another piece of card, using a piece of paper towel over it to add pressure. I was really pleased with the watery, ombre look. Some die cuts flowers from Alexandra Renke and a simple sentiment from Hero Arts completed the card.
CAS Mix Up - Ombre

Saturday, 8 June 2019

No Peeking


Have you ever started something and thought "I wish I hadn't had this idea!"?
When I dreamt up this card, I thought that I would colour the image with alcohol markers, but then thought that they would show through onto the inside of the card, so then I thought that I would paper piece the image instead....bad idea, these pieces are miniscule!!!!! The card is  5"x 5", so the gifts are tiny! What started out as a potentially quick card turned out to be anything but quick!
The image is from MFT and the sentiment from Penny Black. The embossed  stitched square is from SSS.
It's for the challenge at CAS Christmas

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Ombre Birthday

Today I thought that I would have another go at doing a card for the CAS Mix Up challenge, which this month is OMBRE
For this card I used a Papertrey Ink stamp, inked with Versamark and then stamped onto black paper. I used three metallic shades of embossing powder, sprinkled sideways over the image and heat set.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.
The dragonfly, from a Memory Box die, was cut three times and layered to add a little dimension and the wings cut from vellum, dry embossed to give a little texture and wiped with a metallic gold inkpad. This was my attempt at a little veining for the wings.