Friday, 19 July 2019

Happy Birthday Wishes

Another card using Alcohol Ink Lift technique, on gold metallic card this time, using two shades of green AI. Then a wadded dry baby wipe with blending solution to removed the AI... and as you can see I dabbed too much and on the card you can see I'm back to the silver metallic underneath. The AI removal was pretty rough and so I decided to use the stencil to outline the 'flowers' with white gel pen.  I trimmed the panel to fit behind a stitched  die cut frame and then stamped and gold embossed my sentiment onto a white card.  To finish I added a die cut 'happy' and some die cut leaves... and added a flower which I created with the same stencil and green AIs on photographic paper then fussy cut around it.
I am playing along with CAS Stencil July challenge , and CAS Mix Up July challenge - using Alcohol Ink Lift technique, stamping, and die cuts.
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Sending You Sunshine, Laughter and Hugs

Well it's mid month already and time for a reminder to play along with the 
Alcohol Inks/ Alcohol Lift technique

So for my second card for this months challenge I am only using Alcohol Inks with my stencil (no lifting).  I used photographic paper and a wadded dry baby wipe to apply the yellow and orange Alcohol Inks to the flower stencil - it looks a bit streaky like real petals.  Then I fashioned a small shallow dish and added a few drops of blue AI and a few of Blending Solution and used a paint brush to paint in the background (repeated the mix a few times so the AI wouldn't evaporate too quickly)... I used the leftover and a few more drops of BS for a paler blue to reach into the center more. The photographic paper absorbs the AI quickly so the ink doesn't move about - hence the streaks.  I trimmed the panel and used foam sheet to mount it to a white card and and to finished stamped on my sentiment.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it and do hope you will get a little bit inky and share your creations with the team at CAS Stencil..... happy card making

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Two Garden Cards

Two cards... well actually three from me today for the "Garden" Twofer Card Challenge #18.  For these cards I use a very large wooden backed silhouette stamp... you know those ones that you're always worried that when you lift the stamp you'll find not all of the image is can see that in the third photo but this time I didn't mind as I had a plan

 For my first Garden card I sponged clouds with a stencil in Salty Ocean DO ink, then stamped the image in Antique Linen DI and using a paint brush watercoloured  over the stamping with Distress Inks....I lightly sponged SO ink over the flowers as it was too stark white.  I trimmed the panel and attached to a white card with my stamped sentiment which I fussy cut in the shape of a cloud.

My second card is a silhouette in black stamped over a DI smooched and sponged background - I touched up a few spots in black where the ink was a bit light - The panel was quite large so I cut it in half and trimmed it down, and framed it in bright peach onto a navy blue card and to finish stamped on my 'friend' sentiment.

So then I ended up making a "Threefer" as Darnell would say
Mounted this panel on black, then orange and onto a black card and finished off with a stamped sentiment on a background scrap.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it and hope you can find time to join in the Twofer Card challenge fun...

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Have a Lovely Birthday

Happy Birthday Bonnie

Ok, first off I know this card isn't CAS --- I just got carried away making a lovely card for our CAS friend Bonnie's birthday .... just concentrate your look on the white without the red DP and ribbon.
I stamped the image in Weathered Wood Distress  Ink and used DIs to watercolour the image. Then I trimmed the panel to a square and used a stitched square die to impress the edge.  Then the rot set in and my instinct said add a red border and next thing I know I've got DP and ribbon involved. Lastly I stamped my sentiment, fussy cut it and attached with foam tape.
I am joining in this months CAS Watercolour challenge - Bouquet of Flowers, to send love and best wishes to Bonnie.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy stamping

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Hello Summer tag

Tag time today...Onto my die cut stitched tag, I layered some citrus DP and a strip of orange card to represent the table on which my stamped, coloured and fussy cut summer fruity punch sits, lastly topped the tag with some bright orange spotty ribbon.
I am playing along with Tag, You're It #91- Summer Fruits and Stamplorations TAGplorations Summer challenge.  Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy stamping


Sunday, 14 July 2019

Let it Snow

Today I have a Christmas card featuring 'Snowflakes'.   I have this cool snowflake frame die, so simple die cut the frame leaving a border around it, in white card.  Then I lightly spritzed a white card with Perfect Pearls to give it a 'snowflake' shimmer. Next I found this stamped and silver embossed Christmas tree in my stash complete with blue gems and decided that could fit in behind the border.  I carefully positioned everything and using the Misti fitted in my sentiment which I stamped and embossed in silver... and finally attached all the elements..
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Friday, 12 July 2019

Wishing You a Brilliant Day

Hello there this fine Friday, I've been doing a bit of watercolouring today ..... I stamped my floral bouquet in Victorian Velvet DO ink and used DI to watercolour it, finished off with some fine pencil lines. I decided to fussy cut it and attach it with foam sheet to a dusky pink spot DP, on a white square card.  To finish I stamped my sentiment in grey ink and ran the edge over the VV DO pad.
I am playing along with The Flower Challenge #34 - Pretty Pastels, and sharing with Virginia's Show & Share and The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy coloring


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Joy to the World

 I've used a new die today for my CAS Christmas card....playing along with AAA Cards CAS Game #144 - Maxi White Space + Christmas in July... also with Watercooler Wednesday WWC229 - Helen's All About Occasions challenge.   I  die cut the candles in white card, from my stash I found this cool background made years ago with Marvy Metallic Markers and die cut a circle to fit behind.  I removed the inner parts of the candle and coloured them with Twinkling H2Os, also the flames and added some glitter gel to them. To finish I stamped and gold embossed my sentiment to the front of a white card and attached the image. Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making.


Two Cards Featuring Gardens

This month I am thrilled to be Guest Designer for Twofer Card Challenge #18
Thank you Darnell for hosting this terrific challenge, I love joining in each month and why not make two cards while you have the stamps out.  So I'm challenging you to 'have a go' as an Aussie would say and join in too, with this months theme - GARDEN.....and isn't that open for lots of interpretation....

So I've chosen a TROPICAL GARDEN as we live in tropical north Queensland
and my cards represent the lush greens and colours in my garden, that's one of my Hibiscus flowers in my blog header. 

My Twofer stamp is the Hibiscus flower.... and on my first card I stamped the image five times, coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils and fussy cut them out.  I also stamped some greenery and fussy cut them and also a tiny sparkly butterfly - iridescent blue like those we have here.
Next I die cut a stitched circle from a white panel and positioned a blues smooched background behind it and then attached these to a blue card.  To finish I arranged my flowers and stamped my sentiment on a scrap of smooched card and attached these with foam tape.

With my second card I randomly stamped and masked two different leaves and my Hibiscus flower on white card and also coloured the images with watercolour pencils. Then I lightly penciled in the blue background, added black card to give a fine frame onto a teal greencard. To finish I stamped my sentiment and used a circle die to cut around it and then a larger black circle and attached this with foam tape.

I am also playing along with the challenge at Double 'D' - Tropical.
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