Sunday 29 January 2023

Holly Blossoms

Hi everybody.  Yet another Beccy Muir digital stamp and another of her free images, this one called Holly Blossoms.  It is the Rudolph Days Challenge time, the first one of 2023, and it runs from the 25th to the end of each month.  This card was made before Christmas but I didn't get around to showing it so I thought I would use it for this first one of the year.

I did colour initially with my Sakura pens which have a lovely sparkle and used them with my waterbrush which works quite well, but I only have a couple of greens and the colours were a bit pale, so I ended up adding some extra colour using my Inktense Pencils again using the waterbrush, and it does still sparkle although it doesn't show in the photo.   I then added some gloss to the berries and cut the image out.  This one is extra fiddly and the paper is only 120gsm, and some bits of stem fell off in a couple of places, so I cut and coloured some strips of card and added them in where they were needed and luckily it worked well.  I cut a snippet of white card and backed it with a piece of red, and then added the sentiment using Versafine Satin Red Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder before adding the image.

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

I am entering the following challenges:

Rudolph Days Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge
- A & B are for?  A is Anything Christmas Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 132 Anything Christmas Goes.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - No. 144 Sparkle/Glitter Accents.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 48 Anything Christmas Goes.

Friday 27 January 2023

Foliage Galore

Hi all.  I have a card featuring a recent set of freebies called Eucalyptus Wishes featuring some foliage dies and some stamps produced by Apple Blossom for Die-cutting Essentials (Issue 98) and being used for the first time.  I cut the foliage dies using snippets of a light and dark green, kraft and gold mirri card.  I used a set of stitched dies to cut two circles, one from a snippet of white pearlescent card, and a piece of patterned paper which was one of a set of coordinating design and available digitally to go with the dies and stamps, and I also found an already stamped sentiment on a snippet of white card which I used in the centre. 


As one of the challenges I am entering is the Snippets Playground I have taken a photo of some snippets and I wasn't sure what colours I was going to use, so I took a photo of lots of different coloured ones so that I could decide which to use as I made the card.

I found a 6" square card and added the two circles and then stuck down the sentiment in the centre.  I then arranged my foliage around the edge of the outer circle and stuck that in place. 

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

I am entering the following challenges:

Snipppets Playground Challenge - No. 446 Where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.
NBUS Challenge - No. 46 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Seize the Birthday Challenge - No 254 Anything Goes/Candles