Sunday 27 May 2018

Purple twinkling H2Os.

Hi everyone, I used a technique that is still pretty new to me to create this image.

I painted the stamp with twinkling H2Os and then stamped it, so that it gives a watercoloured effect.
By using my misti, I was able to go back in with a lighter colour and stamp again to give the colours more depth. The colours are darker in real life, and here's a closer look at the shimmer from these paints.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

AAA Cards  has a nature theme.

At Crafting with dragonflies it's the colour purple.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday says use more than one stamp.
I've used 2, the flower by Rubernecker and part of a tiny Stampin Up sentiment stamp. I coloured the sentiment part with a black tombow, amazingly it worked!

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At Simon Says Monday, the challenge is to be inspired by a song. Purple Rain by Prince is one of my faves!
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The scrap of dark purple matting ine flower came from my stash of snippets, so I'm also linking up to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

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and the theme at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour is anything goes and I've gone with the option of CAS.


Rubbernecker blossom stamp; Stampin Up sentiment from My Little Valentine set; twinkling H2O paints; black tombow marker; fun foam for dimension and purple linen card base.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Monday 21 May 2018

Gelato background with flowers.

Hi everyone, I've been out of the craft room for quite a while. My Mum was very ill in hospital for a week or so. She is on the mend and back home again now, whew! 

I wanted to play along with a few challenges.

At CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, it's a gelatos or crayons theme.

I used lemon, metallic blueberry and cotton candy for this background, scribbling them on a craft mat, spritzing with water and smooshing onto regular cardstock. Here's a pic of the shimmer from the metallic one.

My elements are gelatos, stamping, heat embossing and diecutting.

At Less is More it's a colour challenge.
 I've used blue, yellow and grey neocolour pastels in the centre of the flowers. The mat is also a grey greeny colour. Hope that's enough grey?

At Craft Stamper Magazine's Take it Make it Challenge, it's anything goes as long as you use a stamp.

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At Word Art Wednesday, it's also anything goes with a sentiment or bible verse.

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and at Penny Black Saturday Challenge, it's anything goes using PB.

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Penny Black Constellations stamp; So Suzy sentiment stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; gelatos; neocolour pastels II; white paint pen; tissue paper and ranger glue n seal; Crafts 4 U staitched frame die.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Blue bird for Mum.

Hi everyone.
 I've used these dies in a similar design before, but my Mum loves birds, so I wanted to make this for her Mother's Day. (She doesn't look at my blog!!)

One embossing folder, 4 dies, vellum and twinkling H2os for the flowers, distress inks for the bird
 and a sentiment sticker. Job's done! Although it does take a few passes with the cuttlebug to get enough leaves and flowers lol.

Quite a few snippets of green card and vellum used up, so I'm visiting the snippets playground at 

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I'm also linking up to the animal magic challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,
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and to the Simon Says Work it Wednesday Challenge where Mum is the theme.
The Flower Challenge has an acetate or vellum theme.

At Stamplorations the Cutplorations Challenge has a things with wings theme, and you must use a diecut.

Memory Box, woodland branch, tender leaves, fancy blossoms and perched reed bird dies; distress inks; vellum; twinkling H2os; liquid pearls for the flower centres; stately embossing folder; sentiment sticker; hammer card base - has a subtle texture.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Aged silver frantage butterfly.

Hi everyone, it's a while since I embossed a butterfly with frantage.
 I've used aged silver for this one and have diecut the butterfly base from vellum.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

At Make My Monday, the theme is embossing, wet or dry. I've used both here.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's anything goes.
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Simon Says Work it Wednesday has a Mother's Day theme.

Outside the Box has a butterflies, insect or dragonflies theme, and you must use a Memory Box product on your project. I've used the Lunette and Oriel butterfly dies.
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Memory Box lunette and oriel butterfly dies; veramark ink and aged silver frantage embossing enamel; Ultimate Crafts mosaic constellations embossing folder; vellum; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x