Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Jane’s Doodles Challenge #2 - Watercoloring

Hello there.  I’m back again with my card for the second Jane’s Doodles challenge and the theme this time is Watercoloring.

I used another new stamp set and created this clean and simple (CAS) card. 

Stamped the Plumeria on Bristol paper in the upper right corner with Archival black ink.  It’s probably my favourite black waterproof ink.  Watercoloured the image with Zig markers and a waterbrush. Let it dry.

Masked the image next and blended Peacock Feathers distress ink with a blender brush for the background.  Flicked on some water and added white and black splatters to give it texture.  Die cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Trimmed a black panel that is 1/8” larger and offset them for interest.  Finished off with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear rain drops.

Now it’s your turn.  You have two weeks.  Simply create a new project following the theme and use at least one Jane’s Doodles product for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate to her store.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

CAS Watercolour - January 2020 Cool Colours

Memory Box DT Post - Scribble Rose Trio

Hello everyone.  Join me over on the Memory Box blog today where I take a break from hearts and share a birthday card.  Here’s a sneak peek and you can check it out HERE.

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Guest Designer for Uniko Challenge #57

Happy Fri-yay everyone.  I’m excited to be guest designing for Uniko challenge #57 where it’s Anything Goes optional twist Cool Winter Colours.

The holiday may be over, but it’s still winter here as we got our first {and second and third} blast of snow this past week.  So with the optional twist of cool winter colours and a couple of new unused Uniko winter products, I created this clean and simple (CAS) card.

Stamped merry from Uniko Big and Bold - Merry with Archival black ink on a hot press watercolor panel.  Taped the panel to a hardboard to prevent warping when watercolouring.  Masked off the bottom of the panel using the sentiment as a guide.  Placed Uniko Let It Snow stencil on top and applied VersaMark ink with a sponge dauber.  Heat embossed the snowflakes with clear embossing powder.

Next, watercoloured the stripes using a flat brush in cool shades of green and blue distress inks (Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire).  Repeated the process, drying in between each application with a heat tool, until the colours were more intense.  Wiped away any excess ink with a paper towel and added splatters using white gouache paint.  Removed tape and mask and re-stamped merry in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  It was offset for a shadow effect.  Stamped the ampersand and bright with black Archival ink.  Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle.  Popped it onto a white card base with fun foam then spritz the entire card with a sparkle spray to finish.

For full details on the challenge, including prises, and to find more inspiration from the design team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Merry Little Christmas - #18 January Anything Christmas Goes
CAS Watercolour - January 2020 Cool Colours
CAS Stencil - January 2020 Use a New Stencil
Cardz 4 Guyz - #236 Clean and Simple
SSS Wednesday - Use a Stencil

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CAS Christmas January Reminder - Tag

Hello there.  This is my reminder post for January’s Tag challenge at CAS Christmas.

The puppy in Gerda Steiner Design’s On the Table stamp set reminded me of Loll’s sweet Jessie, so this was the card I made for her.

Stamped the hat from the set with Copic friendly black ink on a scrap of Copic friendly cardstock.  Masked it before stamping the puppy.  Coloured in with Copics then fussy cutt out.

The wonky stitch panel with a peek-a-boo circle aperture in the center was from my stash.  Created the gift that the tag is hanging off of with plaid pattern paper from Memory Box Dashing Holiday paper pack.  Used a white scrap strip for the ribbon.  The sentiment from Newton’s Nook Snow Globe Scene was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip.  Tied white baker’s twine to the tag and assembled the card onto a split black/white card base to finish. 

For more inspirations from my team, head on over to the challenge blog HERE.  The challenge closes January 24, so there is plenty of time to play along with us.  Thank you for your visit.

Merry Little Christmas - #18 January Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - January Anything Christmas or Holiday Related
Pixie's Snippets Playground - #369 Use Snippets   (cardstock scraps and pieces from my stash)
Sparkles Christmas - #108 For a Child
Crafty Animals - #34 Anything Goes Animals
Watercooler Wednesday - #254 Tristan’s All About Occasions
ABC Christmas - A for Anything Christmas Goes and B for Bingo   (both A & B: bottom row - die cut | clean & simple | embossing and middle column - coloured image | Christmas sentiment | clean & simple)

Memory Box DT Post - All My Love

Happy Hump Day everyone.  I’m over on the Memory Box blog today with a simple Valentine’s card made with a couple of products from the Valentine ’ release.  Here’s a sneak peek.  For details, click HERE.

Thank you for stopping in.