Sunday 28 July 2019

More Cards for June TV Shows

Hi there everyone.  Here are some more cards I made for last month's Chocolate Baroque Hochanda shows.  This was made with the Rose Set using the large stemmed rose and then one of the smaller Mackintosh inspired images on the background.

I decided to do a multi colour stamping technique using my Misti stamp positioner and using Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral on the flowers and Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber on the leaves and stems.  I added one colour at a time starting with the lightest colour on the flowers, spritzed and then stamped and did this several times, then added the darker colour and spritzed and stamped, drying in between to build up the colour.  I then filled in any bits that hadn't caught the colour enough using my waterbrush.  This gives more of a washy random look which I think suits this stamp.  I die cut this with a stitched square die from The Works and matted it on to dark green card.

I then stamped the background using the Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I worked out roughly how many times I could stamp the circular image along the edge of the square piece of card and stamped each corner before filling in the two images in between on each side.  It doesn't work exactly by eye but you just have to go for it and trust that the finished result will look OK, and luckily it  I then blended some of the same ink around the edges using a blending tool and added it to the white base card.

My second card again features the large rose stamped using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.  I inked the stamp and lightly spritzed it before stamping it on to a piece of white card again to give a waterlook to it.  I then die cut using my Crealies Pierced die, and then layered this on to a piece of cobalt blue card, again die cut with the Crealies die, and then on to a piece of silver mirri card.  I added this to the white base card and added a sentiment embossed with WOW Silver Metallic Embossing Powder.

For my last card I used the square rose tile from the same Rose set and I decided to make a tile design.  I stamped eight tiles using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured the rose design with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink blended on to each of the tiles before double embossing with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then cut each of them out and mounted them on to a piece of white card.  I then cut a piece of white card a little larger and coloured round the edges with the same blue ink and adhered the tile layer to it.  I finished by adding a sentiment into the centre space which I left for that purpose again using the Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with the Clear Embossing Powder.  I then added this to the square white base card.

I am entering the following challenge with this card:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 357 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.

Thanks for looking at my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

Tuesday 23 July 2019

July Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there everyone.  This month's Twofer Challenge run by Darnell has the theme 'Garden' and I decided to use this Penny Black stamp called Summer Dream which I bought recently, so here are my two cards.

Using my Misti and Bristol Smooth Watercolour Card I stamped using various shades of Distress Inks I gradually built up the colour spritzing slightly each time before stamping then added extra ink with my waterbrush.  I used Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain.

I finished with a sentiment stamped using Versafine Olympia Green Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

I am entering this card into:

Stamping Sensations July Challenge - The Earth Laughs in Flowers.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 3 For The Girls.
Penny Black and More July Challenge - Summer Colours.

The second card was made with alcohol inks in Stream, Indigo, Stonewashed, Flamingo, Watermelon and Terracotta, and using the same Summer Dream stamp and my Misti I applied stamp cleaner to the stamp itself to lift the alcohol ink away leaving that ghost print.  I don't have the proper TH ink lifting pad but the stamp cleaner has a sponge on the top of the bottle and I applied a good even coat to the stamp and it worked fairly well.  I repeated this several times .  I then backed this piece with some blue card and added the Wild Rose Studio Rose Bunch die cut in white which stands out well over the AI background. 

I then added a sentiment using Versafine Deep Lagoon ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

I am also entering this card into the

CAS Mix Up Challenge where the theme is Alcohol Lift Ink + Stamping + Your Choice, and my additional technique is die cutting.

I am also adding another card into this post which is for the CAS Stencil Challenge as time is running short and all of the challenges close on the 24th I thought I would post this one here too.  The theme for this one is Alcohol Ink/Alcohol Lift and I opted to use alcohol inks through a stencil.

The stencil is a new one bought recently called Floral Waves from Dutch Doobadoo and using Flamingo, Watermelon and Clover alcohol inks and some Yupo paper I applied them using a piece of blending foam.  I then added some glue to the centre petals of the flower shapes and added some gold gilding flakes to add a little bit of sparkle which really doesn't show up in the photo.  I then mounted this on to a piece of green card cut using one of my Crealies Pierced Rectangle dies.  I then die cut a set of leaves which I got from The Works some time ago and which I have also used for the first time and which I triple embossed with WOW Metallic Brass Embossing Powder.  I mounted this on to my white base card and finished with a sentiment also heat embossed with the Brass EP.

Thank you for joining me here on my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Cards for June TV Shows

Hi everyone.  Here are some cards I made for last month's Chocolate Baroque TV shows.  The first one was made using the Rose and Thistle set of stamps.  I used the fan shaped flower head stamp and decided to make a wreath shape with it.  I divided a 7" square piece of card into four marking with a pencil and then began by stamping the image top and bottom across the centre line, and then added in one image either side making sure they stopped at the centre line.  I then turned the card and did the same bottom left and right, and stamped using Versafine Majestic Blue ink and rubbed out the pencil lines.  I then used spritzed Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey applied using a piece of acrylic sheet.  I wanted to keep the centre light and using the acrylic helps to direct the ink where you want it.  I did this several times until I was happy with the look. 

I then coloured the flowers using the same three inks, blending the blue and yellow to make light green and used the yellow and orange on the flowers.  I finished by adding a sentiment from the Rose Stem Script set to the centre of the wreath using the Salty Ocean ink, and after matting onto a piece of dark blue, added this to a slightly larger square white card.  This obviously makes a very large card, but you could make the wreath shape smaller by using less of the fan shapes or by infilling with one of the smaller stamps.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Stamping Sensations July Challenge - The Earth Laughs in Flowers.

My second card again features the Rose and Thistle set of stamps and I used the multi rose image and stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using the WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then coloured the roses using Candied Apple Distress Ink for the flowers and Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint Distress Inks for the leaves with just a little added Candied Apple and trimmed round the edges.  I continued by stamping the little rosebud image on to another piece of white card using the same black ink and blended some of the Twisted Citron over it, and I mounted the topper on to a piece of craft foam to give it dimension before adding it to the card over the rosebud background.

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 356 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.  (two white snippets which had been laying on my desk left over from another card)

This again uses the Rose and Thistle set but this time the floral heart stamp and the fan shaped flowers in the background.  I stamped the heart on to a piece of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and then coloured using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, and Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  I then fussy cut it out.  For the background I die cut a rectangle using a Crealies Pierced edge die and blended the Worn Lipstick and Broken China on to it with a little Hickory Smoke too.  I stamped the fan shaped spray of flowers on to it around the edges using the same colours to give a tone on tone effect and I adhered the heart to it using Pinflair Glue Gel to give it dimension.  I then added a die cut white mat using the same Crealies Pierced Dies and added this to a white base card.

Thanks for joining me here today and I'll see you soon.

Thursday 11 July 2019

A lot of Birds!

Hi there.  As the title suggests these are both bird inspired cards, and both made for my Hubby whose birthday it is today.  We have just come back from a week's holiday in North Wales and the day we left was our anniversary, so I decided to show both cards here at once.  The birthday card was made with another of the freebie stamps from the Craft Stamper magazine set which has featured on a couple of cards recently.  I must admit to being in a bit of a rush as we were going away and had naturally been busy with that and the cards needed to be fairly straight forward.

The background was made with a couple of blue Distress inks, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch.  I used an old plastic card, both the edge and flat to swipe the watery ink across the card in a fairly random fashion and is a very quick way of getting a background, and the inks blended together nicely.  I then stamped the images using Versafine Smokey Gray ink, first the wooden pier then the seagull on the top, and coloured with more Distress Inks using a waterbrush, including Brushed Corduroy on the wood and some Peeled Paint into the water for shadows, and Hickory Smoke on the seagull's wings.  I added some white gel pen to the face and breast feathers and then painted in a horizon line and the distant hills for background interest using the same colours.  I finished by adding the sentiment using Versafine Majestic Blue ink and die cut with a stitched square die from The Works and backed with some dark blue card before adding it to a 6" square white base card.

The anniversary card was made using a set of Flamingos by Sheena Douglass using the foliage and the sentiment too.

 I stamped the main image and foliage using Hickory Smoke DI and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I coloured using Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy, Fossilised Amber, Peeled Paint, Mermaid Lagoon, Stormy Sky, Picked Raspberry and Adirondack Pink Sherbet.  I then die cut it using a Crealies set of Pierced Rectangles and added the foliage at the top and agained coloured with DI's.  I decided to add the sky with the heart shape behind the birds obviously keeping the inside of the heart white, and finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.   I did add a bit of Black Micron Pen around some parts of the image as the Hickory Smoke looked a bit too pale and some of the lines were not very distinct.

I was happy with the seagull seascape, but wasn't too sure about the flamingos which didn't work quite as well as I hoped, and Hubby did like them both, but when pressed he did say the seascape was his favourite which I suspected would be the case.

Thanks for your visit today and I hope to see you again soon.

Friday 5 July 2019

Oh I Do Like to be Beside The Seaside

Hi everyone.  This is my second card made from the lovely seaside themed freebie stamps which came with Craft Stamper Magazine and this time I have used several colours of Adirondack Ink to watercolour with using a waterbrush.  They are Stonewashed, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow, Cranberry and Bottle Green.  I did mix the green with a little of the yellow to brighten it up a bit and I stamped the scene and sentiment using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink.

I finished by adding some White Posca Pen to the sea to give the impression of waves, and I added three little birds in the sky using a very fine Black Micron Pen.

I made this card for the lovely Darnell and wanted to post it on Tuesday which was her birthday but as I did send it a little late I wanted to be sure she had received it before I showed it on here.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.