Happy to be back blogging after an extremely hot summer with temperatures nearly 40 c every day so the challenge over at Addicted to CAS seemed a perfect way to cool down and welcome the onset of autumn.
My cameo cut the image from Kraft card and I used distress oxide to do a tad of water colouring.
Also playing along with CASology who’s cue word is one
Hello lovely ladies, I do hope you are all well during these difficult times and crafting without guilt !
Thought I would play along with Less is More who have a very interesting challenge
I used a design from Silhouette studio and printed the butterfly line image onto acetate. I cut out the butterfly image from card and placed the line image in the negative space. Then using another piece of acetate I dabbled with alcohol inks I made tons of different designs or splodges as they should be called until I found one that I liked and placed it behind the the first piece of acetate . I really love playing with alcohol inks and find it very therapeutic and addictive, needless to say I have ton of acetate for future projects. I then mounted it onto card and added crystal drops which I later regretted as less really is more !!!
Do pop over and see the wonderful creations at Less is More once again the DT has created some beautiful cards to inspire us.
Well it’s been an absolute age since I posted anything so much so that I’ve forgotten how to write a blog post ! So for that reason alone I’ll keep it short and sweet. One of my favourite challenge blogs CASology has brought me out of retirement to take part in their latest challenge.
My card is super simple , a sentiment and image from Silhouette library printed onto acetate and popped up with foam to give dimension . Sorry about the poor photo but as you all know its so hard not to get a glare when using anything shiny . I made a frame with my silhouette and added the image.
Please pop over to CASology as the DT once again has worked its magic and I see they are also looking for new DT members so definitely well worth visiting.
It’s been a year and a half since my last post can’t believe how time has flown. So many things have happened, some amazing some no so good but one thing that has been a constant is my love for crafting even if I didn’t share anything I made !
Today I’m going to rectify that and join a challenge, a challenge that I have followed but never actually taken part in.
Inkspirational are asking us to use kraft on our creations so here goes….
Unfortunately my camera doesnt want to cooperate its been feeling very neglected so after hours of photo taking this is the best I could get.
I used a Tim Holtz media die and cut one in Kraft and one in white card Using a blending tool and archival ink I dabbed away at the white card and then offset the kraft panel slightly so I could just see a tad of colour. The sentiment was printed and then cut with my Cameo.
A simple card but I love how it looks in real life shame about the photos though.
I also want to play along with Happy Little Stampers who are asking us to play along with their challenge Anything goes with dies.
Do pop over to Inkspirational and HLS both of the DT’s have created some spectacular cards
Its been such a long time since I last posted or entered a challenge it’s taken me ages to write this post.
Since the end of last year I’ve started an evening course to learn how to design patterns and create my own clothes I’ve really enjoyed it but as with all things crafty it’s become an obsession and card making has fallen by the wayside. Actually that’s not true I’ve been making cards just not blogging them as all of my energy and money has been ploughed into my new hobby. Today though I decided to take the plunge and enter a couple of my favourite challenges albeit with a very simple card. so here goes
Less is More is finishing off a month of birthday celebrations with a fantastic new challenge which just so happens to be one of my least favourites , the sketch challenge. I’m totally rubbish at them and usually avoid them but this time I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Executing my idea was another matter and it’s taken all day to make this simple card.
Last year I bought a badge making machine on a whim , as you do, and have hardly used it, no surprise there. Today though it’s having a little outing.
These images are Silhouette studio files which I’ve printed and watercoloured. The raccoon was printed again onto copy paper to make the badge and adhered to the card.
Here he is without the badge showing the printed image. I choose the particular sentiment as the critters all look so miserable I wonder what that’s all about !
Do pop over to LIM once again the DT have all produced amazing cards to inspire us all.
Before I go I want to shout out to the lovely Brenda Lawrence who is constantly leaving me comments unfortunately WordPress isn’t showing me your blog name so I can’t come by and visit. Could you please leave it in your comment so I can come and visit.
I’ve been trying to join in the birthday celebrations at Less is More for the past few weeks and finally managed it with 24 hours to go ! All month long the LIMettes are celebrating their fourth birthday .
The challenge for this week is…….
As always I’m late getting on the band wagon with trends and have been steering clear of watercolouring , well actually that’s not true I’ve just been steering clear of posting my efforts. Today I’m feeling brave and wanted to share this card I made for the LIM Alphabet challenge. A little watercolouring and smooshing with Ranger Distress Inks and then a tad of stamping , can’t remember whose stamp it is I think its Penny Black but not sure. Fintec arabic gold watercolour for the gold highlights and then a glass dome over the centre. Looks much better in real life and for once can’t blame the lack of sun for the poor photo ,just the opposite today !
Happy Little Stampers have an anything goes challenge on with the twist of using a die but for once my Cameo has been left untouched , it’s about time the poor little blighter had a rest.
Crafty Life Challenges are also asking us to use stamps on our projects so am linking up there also.
I have the pleasure to be over at The City Crafter challenge blog as guest designer this week after winning their sale now on challenge a few weeks ago.
The theme for this week is to create a project using your stitch dies or faux stitching.
Well as I don’t own one single stitch die I had to use the offset feature on my Cameo and turn the line into stitches around the leaves , those of you that own Cameo’s will know how I did it. For good measure I attached the leaf with real stitching.
For the leaf I used and old Indigoblu bubble stamp which I white embossed onto watercolour paper. I used the smooshing technique, well I believe that’s the technical term and a first for me. Using a variety of Ranger distress inks I ” smooshed ” away on top of the image. I really enjoyed it and don’t know why I have avoided watercolouring and smooshing it was such great fun. Once the ink was dry I took out my beautiful Finetec gold watercolour paints that have been sitting in my drawer for ages as I was scared to use them.
I first saw the amazing Kristina Werner use them and was hooked I just had to have them not knowing what I would do with them until this challenge. So out they came and using an aqua brush I painted over the top of the leaf and this is the result. I just love the effect unfortunately its very hard to capture with my limited photographic skills the intensity of colour. The cut out leaf was added into the negative space of the first leaf and popped up with a little foam and then backed onto some delicious wallpaper.
Also linking up to Happy Little Stampers who I see are asking us to use Watercolours with the optional twist of dies.
Do pop on over to City Crafter and see what the amazing DT have come up with to inspire us this week, once again their designs are beautiful and I’m so proud to have been chosen to join them this week.
Once again the weather here in Greece is very gloomy so it’s quite hard to see the glistening effect on this card but I can assure you it is there.
A couple of close ups
The sentiment is by Neat and Tangled and the heart shape is cut using my Cameo after stamping the heart and then scanning the image into the Cameo software. Instead of using the stamped image I used the programme to cut around the edge of heart using the offset tool . To get my gold glistening effect on the heart I used Ranger crackle paint let it dry then spritzed it with a mixture of water and perfect pearls in gold. After drying I added some gold leaf watercolour paint in a few areas and embossed with this wonderful embossing 3d folder by WRMK.
I really enjoyed making this card getting gold dust everywhere and unfortunately in the bottom right handed corner hence the black flower which I could have done without.
Do pop over to CASolgy and Happy Little Stampers the DT’s have some amazing cards to inspire us and the galleries are full of beautiful creative pieces.