Monday 30 March 2020

Deer in Forest for Rudolph Days Challenge

Hi everybody.  This is another new stamp which I got before Christmas but hasn't been seen before here.  It is by Impression Obsession (F7838) but doesn't have a name on the packing but when I looked on line appears to be called Deer in Forest.

I stamped the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and heat embossed it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and coloured the background with some blended Distress Inks and matted it on to a piece of black card.  I then dry embossed the square white card with the Simon Says Falling Snow stencil and added the sentiment from the set again using the Nocturne ink heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP. 

I've made it with a day to spare this time, better than last month as this month's Rudolph Days Challenge run by Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo finishes tomorrow.  Thank you for your visit and I'll see you again soon.  Take care everyone. 

I am also entering:

The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 68 Anything Christmas Goes.
Sweet Stampin' March Christmas Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Spring Flower and Flourishes

Hi everyone.  Hope you are all well and finding things to do at home in these difficult times.  I have been feeling rather unsettled and my mojo has gone walkabout, probably bored with having to stay put at  I know this is necessary but not easy to cope with.   Anyway, I needed a card for a friend's birthday and I already had the flower made and fussy cut out, so thought I would work a card around it.  I made a card with the same flower from this freebie set here.

I coloured the flower and leaves using a set of Staedtler Watercolour brush pens.  I added the colour starting with the palest pink and then a darker pink and purple, and two different greens for the leaves.  After each application I used my waterbrush to spread and blend the colour.  Not a perfect blend but considering these were not very expensive I thought they worked well, and on ordinary smooth card, it pilled a little but not too badly.  I used a circle mask and stamped using a Chocolate Baroque stamp called Edgy Edges and heat embossed using WOW Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder.  I stamped it twice to cover the circle.  I then added some Adirondack Shell Pink Ink blended over the embossed circle.  I finished by adding one of the Crafty Individuals Floral Flourishes and Swirls heat embossing with the same EP, and added a sentiment from the freebie set using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss EP.

I would like to introduce a new follower to my blog called Willy who is a DT member over at Art Journey and whose blog you will find here.  She does some beautiful work and I'm sure she would love you to visit.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

AAA Birthday - No. 11 Flowers.
Stamping Sensations - March - Spring Flowers.
Penny Black and More - March - Spring Flowers.
Addicted to CAS Challenge - No. 180 Circle.  (I'm not sure if this is CAS enough, but there is quite a lot of white space so I am taking a chance).
Daring Cardmakers - Floral Focus.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 382 Make Your Mark.
Happy Little Stamper March Watercolour Challenge  - Anything Goes (optional Flowers).
(so pleased to be chosen the winner of this challenge)

Saturday 14 March 2020

Chocolate Baroque Cards for February TV

Hi there everybody.  Here are some of the cards I made for Chocolate Baroque 's shows on Hochanda last month.  The first was made using the Snowdrop Script set of stamps and also the Edgy Edges stamps.

I started by stamping the flowers on to kraft card using WOW Opaque Bright White EP an coloured them using a green Lyra Aquamarker  and then stamped the name underneath using a black marker from the same set straight to stamp.  I used some white acryic paint on the flowers and die cut it using a Crealies Pierced Rectangle die.  I then backed this with white and then black card.

I used another piece of kraft card for the background stamping the Edgy Edges DL stamp twice using Brilliance white ink and then backed this with black too before adding it to the white card.

For this second card I again used the Snowdrop Script stamps which has this pretty bluebell image too.  Using a rectangular piece of white card I started with the sky using Salty Ocean Distress Ink and a Clarity cloud mask and followed this with the hills with a hill mask from Clarity, using Dusty Concord DI and the subsequent hills in Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint DI keeping the coverage fairly light.  I then stamped the bluebells using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and watercoloured them using a waterbrush and a mix of Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac DI for the flowers and some Peeled Paint DI for the leaves and stems.  I then darkened the lower hills and the foreground using a bit more of the green ink.  I finished by backing this with a piece of dark green card and added a sentiment from the set using Versafine Olympia Green ink.

 The last card for now uses the Doodle Birds and the Doodle Butterfly stamps and Ultramarine Brusho for the background.  When that was completed I stamped the feather and flower images from Doodle Birds using Versafine Imperial Purple and Deep Lagoon inks and backed this with a piece of dark blue card.  I then stamped the flower from Doodle Butterfly in both of the colours on to a stitched square die cut piece of white card and blended Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet DI's around the edges and more of the violet in the centre also.  I fussy cut the flower out and backed the negative with a piece of the dark blue card and then glued the flower over the negative bending the petals up for a bit of dimension and then mounted it all on to a white square card.

I have two new followers Faith whose blog you will find here, and also Rita whose blog you will find here.  Thank you to both ladies for becoming Followers, and I'm sure they would appreciate a visit if they are new to you.

Actually this post and another to come later in the month are the last of my cards as a member of the Guest Design Team over at Chocolate Baroque.  Reluctantly I needed to free up some time so I had to make the hard decision to leave the team.  I have really enjoyed the 18 months that I have been doing this, and it has been such a great experience, and I thank Lesley and David and Judith for being such lovely people to work with. 

Thank you for your visit today and I'll see you again soon.