Thursday, 19 September 2019

Friends are Angels....

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Don't we all love a fluttering butterfly, some days we get those glorious blue Ulysses in our garden  ... this afternoon I have a card for The Card Concept #119 challenge - Beautiful Butterflies.  I used a large stencil and red and blue ink sponged onto damp watercolour card on one wing for the background panel, then some splats of pale green to break the bland background.  I stamped the sentiment/image on top in black and then used Twinkling H2O to colour the butterfly - I used a fine black marker to outline the butterfly.  Then mounted my panel with a light green border onto a cyan card..
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Sparkle this Christmas

Today my leg isn't giving me as much 'curry' - less swollen and minimal pain (probably because I've spent a few days with it up resting) and I really felt like making cards....  SOOO I experimented a bit with my baby wipes and stencils... truthfully I haven't had much luck with lifting colour with BW but today I'm happy.  I smooched a good layer of blues Distress Inks on white card and then decided to lay a new Baby Wipe on top of the starry stencil and used my brayer to 'lift' the colour...yeah it worked.... I really liked how it turned out (last pic) but notice how much the DI soften as the panel dried.  Then I trimmed the panel, curved the corners and used a silver glitter gel pen to add sparkle to one of the stars and added a border of silver glitter card to match in with the star and my die cut sentiment... silver embossed the die cut and glued on extra sparkly glitter.  To finish I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the card and attached my front panel.

I am sharing over at CAS Stencil September challenge - Baby Wipes    AND   to The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #56 - Anything Goes.
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 The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge

Happy Birthday

Today I have reminder that there are a few days still to join in at 
which closes on the 24th on the month.

For my Birthday card I stamped the image in black on my front panel and made masks as well...  then coloured the image with watercolour pencils and using the masks placed the cobble stone stencil over the top and using my dry baby wipes and Salty Ocean Distress Ink created a background to the flower.  To finish I stamped on the sentiment added a few scattered Crystal Drops and attached the panel to a white card.  This is my reminder card for the CAS Stencil challenge and I am also playing along with AAA Birthday challenge #5 - Use a Stencil.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it and hope to see your creations over at CAS Stencil September challenge ....

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Merry Christmas

Holiday Treats  ...  a fun challenge to interpret is lots of ways over at CAS Christmas September challenge.  So I stamped this sweet figgy pudding in brown ink on double stitched die cut cream panel and used watercolour pencils to colour it. Stamped and gold embossed the sentiment on a stitched die cut label, and before attaching the panel to a cream card I used metallic gold pencil on a piece of blotting paper to smudge in some colour on the base card as it was really flat and bland, then I used foam sheet to mount the panel. Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happily adding to my Christmas stash... hope yours is growing too.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Merry Christmas

I love it when you can make up cards from your stash.... and here today I have used a strip panel (created with the leftover Versamark ink on the back of a stencil and then dusted with gold PearlEx) - then I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment and added a glitter gold snowflake (made using gold glitter glue to a chipboard snowflake) for finish the card.  I am playing along with AAA Cards CAS Game #`148 - Sketch.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it --- happy stamping AND adding to your Christmas stash.


Thursday, 12 September 2019

Life is Beautiful

Back again today using Baby Wipes with my Stencil... using part of the stencil in the corner of my panel with Distress Oxide inks on my Baby Wipe to apply the three colours.  Found a stamped sentiment in my stash, trimmed and inked the edge and use foam sheet to lift it and add dimension.  I am playing along with CAS Stencil September challenge and hope you may find time to join in with team and have some fun with stencils.... Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.