Monday, 25 September 2017

Thinking of You

A card today for the Muse Challenge #234, casing Kim's lovely card below and using a new stamp set (a freebie with a magazine) - for my entry to Darnell's  #12 NBUS challenge.  I really love the colour combination and layout of her card and have also used flowers and birds as my stamped image.  I coloured them with Distress Inks and to finish stamped on my sentiment and added a few sequins.  I thought the card looked a bit flat so added an embossed line around the edge and layered onto blue card.
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30 days of Colouring challenge

I spot of colouring this afternoon - trying something a bit different that I saw on Pinterest ...( )
Coloured pencils on black card... stamped image and embossed in gold... now to make a card.  I'm playing along with The Daily Marker 30 day Colouring challenge.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Thanks a Lot

Pleased to see Tag, You're It back with challenge #73 -  casing Tracey's tag (below) -  I really love the colours she has used and the white mandala is a striking contrast... so I white embossed a stamp off the top corner and used a waterwash in crimson and purple on my tag. To finish I added a stamped sentiment and silver thread.  Apologies for the dull photo, the colours are much nice in real life. Thanks for taking a peek

Peace to the World

I  have definitely had fun this month with CAS Mix Up - Watercolour Wash and CAS Watercolour - Silhouette.  I also used the theme at Muse: Christmas Visions 85 with Stephanie's card (below) as inspiration for my card... Peace.  I created this watercolour wash background with Brushos and lots of water.. love the soft colours.... then I decided to hit it with my Perfect Pearls Mist to add some shimmer.  I used a die cut word - Peace and finished off with a stamped sentiment.. To complete the card I added a white silhoutte die cut bird (dove) and sprig (olive branch).  I am also posting to Simon Says Monday challenge - Shimmer and Shine.  Thanks for taking a peek


Shimmer and Shine


Friday, 22 September 2017

Christmas Wishes

Last card for the day for Merry Monday #257 challenge - Add a decorated card to your card using texture, bling and die cuts.... Also for the Christmas Card Throwdown colour challenge - Pink, Red and Green. 
For texture I embossed the back panel and smooched it with white ink to highlight the raised areas. I die cut my stitched tag and overstamped it with script stamp. Then Stamped my stocking twice.. on green card for the stocking and on white card for the top - used Brushos to colour my images and fussy cut. To finish I added some threads for the tie, a few pink gems and a stamped sentiment.  Thanks for taking a peek

Happy Birthday

I usually stamp my images in black but thought I might try using a colour of Distress Ink with my Gerbera stamp... I used Festive Berries... and then used it to water colour the image. I overstamped the image panel is a script stamp and layered the panel with green and dark pink.  I teamed this with a pretty floral designer paper for the background and to finish added a stamped sentiment.  I used the layout at Try Stamping on Tuesday #340 but turned it upside down. And was inspired by the  pretty Floral Teacup photo at Fusion challenge.  Thanks for taking a peek


Best Wishes to Someone Special

For this card I used the layout at Freshly Made Sketches #306 and the colour palette from Power Poppy - Hues to Use... Pink, Beige, Green.  I stamped and embossed my image with Pearl Gold - it didn't look too crash hot so I over stamped it with brown Distress Ink after I water coloured it with Brushos. Then I overstamped with a script stamp in Antique Linen Distress Ink. I framed the panel with beige card and used pale green and pink strips for the layout and attached these over a base panel of Designer Paper.  To finish I inked the edge of my stamped sentiment.  Thanks for taking a peek.


A Smile happens in a Flash....

With this card I was able to use some pieces from my stash... a lovely textured inked and embossed background and my gold embossed rose image - which I coloured with Distress Ink. I layered my panel on teal green onto a red card and to finish added a gold embossed sentiment.  I am posting to Double 'D' challenge : Sentiments/Quotes also The Flower Challenge #12 - Tic Tac Toe... using the top horizontal line - Embossing, Distress Inks, Sentiment. and finally to Just Add Ink challenge #378 - Add Texture. Thanks for taking a peek