Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Joy to the World



Lots of Christmas creations happening on my desk this week and for Day 10 of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge I have coloured this Poinsettia image with watercolour pencils and fussy cut it and teamed it with some designer paper from a Christmas stack.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy colouring

Be Merry Tag

Day 3 of 25 Days of Christmas Tags and I was inspired by Tracey's bottle tag to create my own.  Stamped my lady and trees and coloured them with pencils then fussy cut them.  Created the bottle tag from 'wine' coloured card and stamped and white embossed the sentiment.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy tag making.



Merry Christmas Tag


For my Day 2 tag for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags I was inspired by Sandy Allnock's tag. Stamped my lilies and used coloured pencils to colour them, then fussy cut them out.  I created a embossed background for the tag shape and attached the image and stamped sentiment with foam tape and tied on a ribbon.  I am also playing along with the Daily Marker 30 Colouring Challenge - Day 10.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy colouring.


 

Peace & Love Tag


I had some fun the last two days creating some Christmas Tags for The 25 Days of Christmas Tags challenge.  My tag for Day 1 was totally inspired by Virginia Lu's tag - I stamped rows of trees in Kaleidacolor ink and used a die to impress the border then trimmed it and curved the corners, attached the sentiment and tied on some twine.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it.

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge - Day 9


Trying my hand and colouring this stamped image in brownish shades using my 50 year old Derwent colouring pencils... some are so old they don't like being sharpened to a point but I'm managing with the sharp side of the blunt end.  Now to decided on how to finish it off.  I am playing along with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge - Day 9.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, happy colouring.

Monday, 11 November 2019

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge - Day 8


My pencil colouring continues.... Day 8 of 30 Day Colouring challenge...  here I have this lovely stamped scene image and lightly coloured.  Hope you find some time for some relaxed colouring, have a great week and thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Merry Christmas




My second card this afternoon is for the CAS Christmas November challenge - Warm and Cozy --- and nothing nicer than a warm coffee or hot chocolate on a cold wintery Christmas day (well that is if you celebrate Christmas in July here down under).  I stamped the 'cup' in red and clear embossed then fussy cut it out.  Then die cut the lid in silver card..... I added touches of shadow with coloured pencils to both, then stamped the band on the reverse side of some Christmasy patterned paper and cut that out too.  In the same set was the tag die so cut one and stamped the sentiment on and also a mini holly sprig - coloured and fussy cut.... to finish I used an embossed holly panel for the background and assembled my cup and attached with foam tape.
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Happy Birthday



Hot one today outside, so nicer place to be than at my desk with the AC on..... so I've been playing around with metal foil (those foil pieces you have to remove from the Milo tin inside the lid), along with Alcohol Inks and embossing powders...  first I dry embossed the foil and then dripped yellow and green AI on, waited a few minutes then sprinkled on gold and clear EP and heat set them - I really like the result - then I ran a black ink over the raised pattern and heat set it.  I die cut circles of the foil and then using two round dies, cut a circle frame in black card for each foil piece.  I decided to go with a one layer card and stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and to finish arrange the foil piece with foam sheet under the two smaller ones.
I am playing along with CAS Mix Up November challenge - Oxidized Metal.... using stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing, alcohol inks, and oxidized metal technique....   AND .... Stamplorations Theme & Photo challenge - theme Stamps and Circles.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it, happy card making.

 

Friday, 8 November 2019

Merry Christmas





The weather is certainly warming up here in Townsville, and after a few hours in the garden this morning it was nice to relax again at my desk with the coloured pencils...
I liked the idea of colouring over the sponge stencil image from Day 1 of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge, so for  Day 7, I've tried the same only stamping a solid image randomly on white card using a light purple Distress Ink (milled lavender) and then colouring with pencils.  To finish I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment and trimmed the panel to fit a white card.
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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Happy Birthday



Today I've used the layout for the Power Poppy Creative Confetti challenge - Sketch it out!  for my card.  I stamped the floral bouquet in light brown ink and used coloured pencils to colour it... then die cut it with a circle die finishing off the overlap fussing cutting with scissors. I found some patterned paper to use for the layout and used a grey card to pull those colours together.  To finish I added a stamped sentiment strip and attached the image panel with foam sheet.
I am also playing along with the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge - Day 6   ...  AND ... Just Add Ink  #481 - photo inspiration.
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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Happy Birthday




Another card using colours not usually on my colour palette for the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge - Day 5..   Stamped this framed lily image in black and used coloured pencils to colour it...try my hand and lots of strokes - gives a lovely effect. Decided to use grey card as a background for the orange flower and stamped the sentiment on a strip and used foam sheet to mount that the the trimmed image panel.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy coloring

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring challenge - Day 4

Back today with my finished 'colouring over the sponge stencilwork'
I really loved this technique Kathy shared on Day 1 and it
will be something that I will do in the future....

This is my finished panel using colouring pencils over light brown sponged stencilwork
I did attempt to use a sharp pencil to give lines of depth and it looks cool.



I trimmed the panel to fit my white card base and stamped and gold embossed the sentiment  on a white card strip and attached it with foam tape.



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