Thursday, 11 February 2016

Grab & Craft Challenge

Papertrey Ink is having their 9th Anniversary Challenges, and I'm starting with the "Grab and Craft" Challenge.

As I'm still trying to practise my watercolouring, I grabbed my Daler Rowney set, watercolour paper, plus 2 PTI stamp sets and my white embossing powder.

Set up the stamps on my MISTI, stamped one corner, flipped the card and stamped the other corner and embossed in white. Stamped the smallest circles using an acrylic block as it was quicker as I had to move them. Wet the whole card and added watercolour. While that was drying, I die cut 3 "Hugs" in yellow, orange and magenta and layered them.  Stamped the small hearts and sentiment and mounted it to a card base.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Caring Thoughts

I'm sending thoughts and prayers to the Cox Family as they go through tough times. Thank you Michele for sharing with us on CAS-ual Fridays : Caring for the Cox Family.

Also entering it to ...

More Glitter

This is a more CAS card for the CASology Glitter Challenge - still using the Silhouette Glitter pens, with an added dash of Diamond Stickles and Sparkle Embossing Powder on the text.

Some angled shots to catch the glitter.

Love Blooms

Mixing watercolour with sketch drawings with my Silhouette Glitter pens. These are the Hero Arts Jumping Flowers and Love Blooms Silhouette cut files.

It is not easy to capture the glitter on camera, so first here is the straight on picture

I needed to angle the card to catch the glitter - I also added some Wink of Stella to the words.

Entering this to ...

Shimmery Hearts

I'm still trying to focus on more masculine cards, and I think this is the one I will give my husband.

I added Perfect Pearls to Distress Inks so it has a lovely shimmer. To make the match, II picked a metallic blue paper to use for the die-cutting.

Here is the straight-on photo, but you don't get an idea of the shimmer.

 So I angled the card, so I could catch the shimmer  ...

And a close-up.

I'll be entering this to ...

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Song Inspiration 2

I wasn't sure that I had read the Muse Challenge #151 correctly, so I have made a second card ... this time both inspired by a song, AND by Michele's card.

I've stayed with Zach Sobiech's song "Clouds".

I've put Wink of Stella on the thin lined clouds.

The verse goes ...

And we'll go up, up, up
But I'll fly a little higher
We'll go up in the clouds because the view is a little nicer
Up here my dear
It won't be long now, it won't be long now

Monday, 1 February 2016

Song Inspiration

Michele made the inspiration card inspired by a song for the Muse Chalenge this week.  I would guess that it is "I have joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart".

I am inspired by the song "Clouds" by Zach Sobiech.

This is my entry to this week's Muse Challenge #151 : Song Inspiration.

[PS. Having linked this card, I'm not sure it fits with the challenge rules. I'm a bit confused this month. Is the challenge to do a card both inspired by a song, and by Michele's card? If so, I'll take my card off. and do another.]


Thought I would like to make a card that had a more masculine feel to it.  Kept to black, white and red and aligned the Hero Arts border alphabet stamps to line up the letters for "adore". Added glossy accents to make it pop.  The 'U' was cut with my Silhouette.

January CCC

Real cards have been flying across the world again with the CCC. Mine has gone to Jo in the UK.

This month I was inspired by the colours and the sketch :

You can see the other cards on Deborah's Blog, and sign up for February here!

Mother's Advice

So much to do and so little time! I signed up for the OCC Watercolour Intermediate and there is so much in each day, they could have made it per week. This kind of thing needs practice and time.

I need to get cards off to all 3 of my children this week, and thought the pattern background would be perfect for my son who is in his first year at university in Exeter, UK. With a sentiment giving a little motherly advice!

By adding the postage border diecut, I can enter this to the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

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