It was watercolours, or to be precise, the Online Card Classes watercolour class that got me back into cardmaking, and now they are running another class. Here’s my first card for this time around,
made with distress markers for the background and the Simon Says Stamp One with Nature tree in the foreground, embossed in bronze.
I really need to get a better setup for taking photos!
I was very excited to be the featured stamper for Color Throwdown’s challenge number 351.
As a result, I get to be the guest star stamper this week for Colour Throwdown Challenge number 353! Fancy being a guest Stamper in the land where they spell colour without a ‘u’!
Here are the colours. Aren’t they gorgeous?
The colours I got to work with are beautiful, although even with several purples in my stash, this particular colour needed a quick trip to my local craft shop to buy something that wasn’t pale lilac. I’ve just received the layered Vintage Flowers stamp set from Altenew. It’s got so many flowers on it! For today’s card I chose just one rose, and one leaf. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Pretty Poppies. I stamped and fussy cut the floral elements, being too stingy to buy dies. I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink, and embossed it in white before cutting a little fishtail on one end. The Squeezed Lemonade ink was painted onto the watercolour paper in two layers.
Flowers-Simon Says Stamp Lavender, Versa Color boysenberry
Leaves-Simon Says Stamp fern and Beanstalk Green
Background-Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade
I’ve been looking at colour challenge blogs this week for some colour inspiration, and I came across the Color Throwdown blog, which had a gorgeous combo of pink, purple and black. Here’s my take on the colour combo.
I used Distress Inks in picked raspberry, black soot and seedless preserves and blended them on with an ink blender. The sentiment is My Favourite Things ” On the line “, and the small leaves, embossed in pale pink are from My Favourite Things “Sunflower Sweetheart ” stamp set.
This card is for two challenges, although there is a third challenge that occurred when I ripped the legs off the poor birdie when I was pulling it off the acetate sheet. I put the two halves together on the stamp block, and I don’t think you can tell, can you?
The bird was coloured with copic markers, and the sentiment stamped in two colours of Simon Says Stamp ink, Cobblestone and Fog.
I’ve been busy colouring his sweetie today. Once for a young friend who has just danced beautifully, and another (this one) which I’ll enter into a couple of challenges. Hero Arts TicTacToe challenge finishes today and this card includes circles, birthday and a favourite colour. Also over at Simon Says Stamp the Wednesday challenge is Anything Goes.
The image is from the Online Card Classes copic class and the image was coloured with copics markers.
Keeping with the same stamp as I used in my previous post, I tried colouring it with only one colour, “Tea Dye” distress inks in three layers. I’m super happy with this turned out, and am pleased to enter it into the Virginia’s View Ombre/Monochromatic Challenge. Once again, I embossed it in white, then coloured the whole piece, then sections of it, letting the ink dry between coats. Water colouring really suits me, as it can flow and do its own thing. I can’t believe how much colour variation I could get from the one ink.
Hero Arts have such a clever challenge on at the moment. It’s called the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge and I’ve chosen three things in a row to base my entry on. I chose watercolour, birthday theme and heat embossing. I stamped the background large flowers from Hero Arts and heat embossed them in white. I then coloured the images in two layers of distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Tumbled Glass, first giving a general wash, then filling in specific areas. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card stock, and attached it with dimensional tape. This stamp is an absolute favourite of mine. I hope you like the card as much as I do!
I’d like to share a card that I made with Lawn Fawn’s Joy to the Woods stamp set. The image was stamped and coloured using distress inks on Tim Holtz watercolour paper.
This card is going to be entered in the Lawn Fawn Lawnscaping Challenge
. The current challenge is to use critters on the card and I have chosen just a single critter!
I hope you enjoy the card.
I am trying to really stretch my products and my creativity. I’ve decided to take some of my crafting supplies and try to make 10 different cards from the one product. And the first product I’ve chosen is…..
Here are the first two cards I’ve made, just in time for The Card Concept’s Cupcake Challenge. For the first card, I stamped the image in light distress ink, then coloured with distress inks and a paintbrush.. I stamped the background cupcakes onto a piece of old card stock with Simon Says Stamp Lavender ink. The sentiment was embossed onto a piece of pink vellum using versamark ink and Hero Arts White embossing powder. The cherries are highlighted with a bit of Glossy Accents.
The next card was stamped in memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with copics. I added details with Wink of Stella clear pen, Glossy Accents, and a uni-ball signo white gel pen. I rounded the top corner to add a little interest in that corner of the card.
What a busy week. With all my intentions of doing Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge, and keeping up with the Stretch your Dies class, work has just taken over my life, and it’s taken me four days even to put this card together. Holidays start here in Australian tomorrow and I for one can’t wait!