Saturday, 17 February 2018

You Stamped With What??

Hiya! There's a challenge over at Shopping Our Stash at the moment, to stamp with something that isn't a stamp! I was determined to come up with something for this, but it took a bit trial and error, and I'm still deciding whether I like the results or not... well, at least it's unique! There's a photo of the 'stamps' at the bottom of the post!

I stamped with the head of a screw, and used that to make flowers, adding Nuvo Drops to the centres. I drew the stems and leaves with a black pen. For the first card, I used the bottom of a pencil sharpener for a vase, then coloured it with Promarkers. In the second card I used the bottom of an oval perfume bottle (masking the top and bottom) to make the outline of vases, and coloured with inks. Here's what I made:




I'm entering this one on the following challenges:






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Ingredients
A screw, a perfume bottle and a pencil sharpener
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Adirondack Ink pads: Wild Plum, Meadow
Artistry Ink pad: Aged Stucco
Nuvo Drops: Autumn Red, Violet Galaxy



Sunday, 11 February 2018

New Paper Artsy Stamp!

Hiya! Here's a card I made, inspired by a couple of challenges, and using my new little stamp from Paper Artsy :)  I coloured the image with inks and a water brush, then added gems and a couple of butterflies.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Muse:
Cards In Envy: 'Love You So Much!'

CASology:
CAS Colours & Sketches:
Creative Inspirations: 'Love is in the Air and / or Colour Scheme!'


Ingredients:
Paper Artsy EM28
Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Bundled Sage
Artistry Ink: Cotton Candy
Anita's gems


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Guest Designer at Inkspirational!

Hi! I am so excited to have been invited as a Guest Designer for the current Inkspirational challenge!


I made a card using my fairly new stamp set from 'Stamps By Me'. I stamped the outline in black, then inked up the petals stamp with blue and purple, spritzed with water, and then stamped. I know this isn't a new technique, but it's fairly new to me, and I love it! The colours blend beautifully, and you get a lovely watercolour effect :) I cut a square frame with my die cuts, stamped the birthday sentiment in blue and purple ink, and attached the frame with 3d squares. I added Nuvo Drops to the flower centres, and to the 'i's in the sentiment.





Ingredients:
Stamps By Me: Amazing Daisy set
'Birthday Wishes' sentiment from Woodware 'Daisy Panel'
Artistry Ink pads: Indian Jamun, Blue Chase
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Pale Gold


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Teal & Gold Daisies

Hiya! Here's a card I made for a friend of mine. I love this stamp set! I stamped the outline in black, then inked up the petals stamp with distress inks, spritzed with water and then stamped. I love the watercolour effect, and the way the oxides blend :)  I added some pale gold Nuvo Drops to the flower centres, and some gems around the sentiment.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS:
Stamping Sensations: 'Anything With Flowers'
Creatalicious: Anything Goes + optional love / anniversary / thinking of you'
Crafts Galore: 'Anything Goes'


Ingredients:
Stamps By Me: Amazing Daisy set
Distress Oxide Ink pads: Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Pale Gold
Crystal Parade gems: Light Sapphire AB


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Valentine

Hi! I got a new heart cutting die, and have been trying to figure out how to use it, as it's quite ornate. I've made two cards, both using smooshed ink for colour.

In this first one, I smooshed the inner and outer heart shapes in inks, and then spritzed with Glimmer Mist. I made a lot of mess and dyed my fingers.. and realised it would've made more sense to ink up the cardstock before cutting the shapes... But anyway, I glued the outer shape to the card, and used 3D foam to attach the inner heart, for some dimension. I added a small punched flower and a gem to the raised heart, and stamped the simple sentiment below.

 


I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

MFT:
CAS-ual Fridays: 
Hand Stamped Sentiments:


In this second one, I cut the shape out of a square of white card, and then out of red card, and inlaid the red outer heart shape in the white card. To fill the heart shape in the middle, I smooshed more inks on a piece of card, spritzed with Glimmer Mist (I love that stuff!), and then stamped small flowers in red and black. I added gems to the black flowers, then used 3d foam to fix the card behind the heart. I added an 'I love you' die cut sentiment below the heart.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Pink Gem: 'Have a Heart'
Sweet Stampin': 'Anything but a Birthday'
Just Us Girls:
MAWTT: 'Love'


Ingredients:
Heart Die
Distress Oxides: Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Antique Linen
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral
Stampin' Up! ink: Perfect Plum
Flower stamp from Lavinia
Gems from Crystal Parade: Rose AB and Clear


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Colourful Daisies

Hi! Here are a couple more cards made with my new daisies stamp set. Seriously, inking, spritzing and stamping is my new favourite way of colouring, especially as I'm pretty bad at colouring with markers! I really love this watercolour technique! I added Nuvo Drops to the flower centres in the first card, to give a bit of dimension, and the colours are inspired by the current Color Throwdown challenge - they are so pretty! I like the softness of the second card, from the chalky-look of the Distress Oxides. The colours are inspired by my friend Debbie, as she often uses these two colours together in her cards, and they look stunning! :)




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown:
Addicted to Stamps:
Simon Says Stamp: 'Anything Goes'





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Ingredients:
Stamps By Me: Amazing Daisy set
Adirondack ink pad: Aqua
Distress Ink pads: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide Ink pads: Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry
Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss - White
Crystal Parade gems: Clear


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

New Daisies!

Hi! I bought a stamp set last week after falling in love with some cards I saw on Pinterest. It arrived yesterday and I love it so much! Here's a card I made for the Tuesday Throwdown challenge: 'Favourite Colour'. I love blues and purples, and my favourite colour is a kind of inky blue that's somewhere between blue and purple.

I made the card by stamping the outline in black, then inking up the filler stamp in blue and purple, then spritzing a couple of times with water before stamping. I love the simplicity of the result!

My lovely mate Debbie has got a similar stamp set to this, and she used a shimmer spray to smudge the inks. Really beautiful result... I am going to have to copy her and give that a try!

Anyway, here's my card:





Ingredients:
Stamps By Me: Amazing Daisy set
Artistry Inks: Indian Jamun, Blue Chase


Trying out new dies!

Hiya! Here's a card I made using a couple of dies I bought last month, but hadn't had chance to use. I cut a stitched square and then used the hearts border across the top. I made a background with Distress Oxides and Glimmer Mist, cut a small strip for a border, cut the sentiment, and used the rest behind the die cut hearts. I used red, pink and orange, but I might make another with deep, rich reds instead. I glued the border and sentiment on, and added some of the little hearts from the die cut.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

HLS Die Cuts:
Stamp Ink Paper:
Shopping Our Stash: 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not'

CASology:


Ingredients:
Elizabeth Craft Designs 'Stitched Squares'
Hearts Trail Cutting Die
Lawn Fawn 'I love You Border'
Distress Oxides: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple
Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold