Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inlaid Snowy Trees

Just enough time to get one last card made for April's CAS Mix Up challenge "Inlaid Die Cutting".

I had a small piece of Distress ink watercoloured background in my scrap box that I thought would make a nice wintery sky.  I die cut the Tim Holtz tree line out of it, and then die cut it again out of glitter cs.  Fitted the glitter one into the blue one.

And then stamped some snowflakes and a sentiment on the blue part and heat embossed with sparkly white embossing powder.

I popped it up on fun foam on a dry embossed background.

You have just a couple more days to enter CAS Mix Up.  Entries close on April 24th.  We'd love to see some more CAS cards with inlaid die cuts - and don't forget some stamping and at least one other element (for example, I have heat embossing and dry embossing on this card).

Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment, Rubber Stamp Tapestry snowflakes
Ink - ColorBox White, Distress Faded Jeans and Broken China
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs, white glitter cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Tim Holtz Tree Line die, white sparkly embossing powder, Embossalicious embossing folder, fun foam

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Inspired Peonies

Yet another card for the CAS Watercolour April challenge of Green and Pink.

It's also for the SCS Inspiration Challenge to choose an image from a Pinterest board called Floral Arrangements.  I chose this image:

And here's the card I was inspired to make:

I stamped my Penny Black image in Versafine Smokey Grey so that it was a bit lighter than stamping in black. Then watercoloured the image, splattered a tiny bit around the edges, added a sentiment, die cut with a stitched edge die, bordered in green, and popped up on a cream card base.

I used a new sentiment stamp that I really like.  I recently spent a few days with my sister who lives 3,000 miles away so I'm going to send it to her.

Stamps - Penny Black Centerpiece, Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink - Versafine Smokey Grey
Paper - watercolour paper, green and cream cs
Size - 5.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam, Lil Inkers stitched square die

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Remember the Green and Pink

It's the middle of April already so time to remind you that you only have until April 24th to link up a card featuring watercolouring in green and pink in the CAS Watercolour challenge.

My garden is finally coming to life after our longer, colder, and snowier than usual winter, and the beautiful ornamental cherry trees are starting to bloom, so I was inspired to pull out a stamp that includes some spring blossom.

I stamped in Archival ink and then painted with my Gansai Tambi watercolour paints.  A simple sentiment, a trim with a stitched square die, and a piece of fun foam to pop it up on a kraft card base, and it's done!  A fun image to watercolour and detailed enough that it needs no embellishments.

Head on over to CAS Watercolour for more inspiration and to link up your card.

I'm also entering my card in the new Less is More challenge "Spring Walk" - I love seeing the blossoms and the birds building their nests when I'm out walking the dogs at this time of year!

Stamps - B Line Designs bird and nest, PTI sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - kraft cs, watercolour paper
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inkers stitched square die, fun foam

Christmas Scene for Merry Monday

The Merry Monday challenge is asking for a Christmas scene this week.

It was a good opportunity to ink up a NBU stamp of a Christmas village.

A pretty straightforward card - stamped, watercoloured, bordered with black, and popped up on fun foam.  

Thanks, Merry Monday, for inspiring me to use this stamp!

Stamps - Crafter's Companion Nordic Christmas, A Muse sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - white and black cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - watercolour paints, fun foam