Monday, 13 February 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #182- Add Some Texture


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Maike is hosting this fortnights challenge and her chosen theme is 'Add Some Texture'

I based my card around a Butterfly embossing folder from Crafts- Too that I have had for a couple of years now, but only used the once.

I stared by running some Crafter's Companion water colour card through the embossing folder. I then coloured the background with 'Yellow Ochre', 'Dioxazine Purple' and 'Sap Green' Winsor and Newton Cotman water colours.

 I then applied some Do Crafts Crackle Medium and Blanc Acrylic paint to create the crackle effect. When this was dry I ran the card back through the embossing folder to make the butterfly's stand out more.I then applied some 'Platinum' Inca Gold over the butterfly's along with some purple paint splatters.

For the main focus panel I again ran some water colour card through the embossing folder and used the paints to create a lighter coloured background. I then painted the embossed shapes of the butterfly's in the various colours and added detail with a brown colour that I mixed by combining the yellow and purple paints. I finished by adding some white gel pen accents, more paint splatters and Inka Gold to the butterfly's.

I heat embossed the Hobby Art 'Happy Birthday' sentiment with 'Queen's Gold' embossing powder from ranger and also created a background with the paints. I added hessian for layering and some chunky glitter (which my camera does not like- hence the bad photo) to finish my card.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful projects.

Thanks for taking the time to visit.
Sally.x.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #181- Love, Love, Love


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Lin is hosting this challenge and her chosen theme for the fortnight is 'Love, Love, Love."

For my card I decided to use one of the sheep from Hobby Art's "Baa- Humbug" stamp set for my main image and the rose and sentiment from the "Thinking of Ewe" stamp set, also by Hobby Art.

I stamped the sheep and rose with Black Archival ink onto water colour paper and used Spectrum Aqua markers to colour them. The sentiment was embossed with sparkly silver powder.

I created a shaker element to my card using a Marianne Designs die to create the heart frame and aperture. I then embossed some acetate with a heart patterned embossing folder before filling with glitters and sequins.

The backing paper is from the 'Owls World' paper pad by Joy Crafts and the silver band is some Washi tape from the £ shop. I finished by adding some more glitter and some heart embellishments from my stash.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #180- New Beginnings


Hello, today sees the start of the first challenge of at the year over at Crafty Cardmakers. But first I would like to welcome our new DT members, Jac, June, Margaret, Peggy and Chanya13, Jac is hosting this challenge and this fortnight's theme is 'New Beginnings'. 

For my card I decided to make a card to celebrate the arrival of a New Baby. I started by die cutting a circle into a piece of water colour card and creating a background with some Cerulean BlueCotman watercolour paint. 

I then stamped the branches which are from Hobby Art's Bird Song stamp set with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then stamped a feather from the 'Feather's' Stamp set, also from Hobby Art in the same Ink. 

I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to paint the background and added some white gel pen dots and highlights. I also added some drops of Glossy Accents, which I sprinkled with clear Glitter. 

I made another background and this time stamped the branches and the chicks in the nest stamp, which is from Hobby Art's 'Spring Has Sprung' stamp set. I also used the Spectrum Noir markers to paint these and also added the highlights and glitter in the same way.

I layered the frame using two thicknesses of foam tape for extra dimension and added a hand written sentiment that I finished off with a few of the blossom stamps from the Bird Song stamp set. 

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards. 

 Thanks for visiting.
   Sally.x.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas- Every Bunny Needs A Present At Christmas


Hello, my post today is to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. x.

I also have a picture to share with you that I painted a couple of days ago. The image was drawn with a Uni Pin Black Fine Liner onto Winsor and Newton Watercolour paper and painted with Winsor and Newton Cotman paints. The frame is from the pound shop and has been painted with brown Acrylic paint and had gold gilding wax applied to reveal the scroll work. 

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #178- Anything But A Card


Hi, the new challenge has started over at Crafty Cardmakers and Angela is hosting this time around. The theme for this fortnight is 'Anything But A card'.

For my project I decided to make some Christmas Tree Ornaments. I used a tag shaped die from Provo Craft to create the bases, which I embossed with a selection of embossing folders.

I also used some patterned papers from K and Co. and some words that I printed out. The Poinsettia was made using some dies from Marianne Designs and the flourish is by Cheery- Lynn Designs.

The Holly shaped brads came with a Cardmaking Kit from Hot Off The Press about ten years ago and have been sitting in my stash waiting to be used and the chain and beads are from my local craft shop.

I hope you like my decorations and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some fabulous projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
    Sally.x.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #175- Things That Go Bump In The Night


Hello, Monday saw the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Judy is hosting this challenge and would like to see your Halloween themed cards.

I started by drawing a hand onto water colour paper with a black Uni pin pen and then went about 'Zombifying' it. I then used water colours to paint it and added some bandage which I distress with Distress Ink.

For the background of my card I masked a moon using Pebeo Drawing Gum then used water colours and Pearl Mica spray to create the sky. I them used a white gel pen to add the Lightening.

The Gravestones and Bats were cut using my Silhouette from Grey card, which I then darkened with 'Black Soot' DI and more Pearl Mica spray. I then used a black Fineliner pen and a white gel pen to add some details. I also added a silver cross and a bat charm to the graves.

For the dirt I roughly cut some paper and coloured it with Water colours and 'Black Soot' DI. For the spiders webs I drew through a Dutch Doobadoo stencil onto vellum, before cutting out with a Carfty knife.

I added a black frame, gems and a gold spider charm, which I turned to silver with some Gilding Wax.

I hope you like this card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some great projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Just Hanging Around!


Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have made using another of my own drawn images. 

I drew and and painted the Sloth on his branch using Cotman watercolours by Winsor and Newton.

I also painted some leaves that were cut using some Cheery- Lynn dies and some more tree trunks for the background. 

The background panel was made with watercolour card, 'Bundled Sage', 'Cracked Pistachio' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Ink and Pearl Mica Spray. 

The leafy background is actually another layer of card that was part of some perfume packaging that I re purposed and painted with Acrylic Paint. 

The Hibiscus were made with vellum and a Tonic Punch and coloured with some Papermate felt tip pens. I also added some orange beads for the centres.

The Kraft card border has been embossed and 'Walnut Satin' Distress Ink added to reveal the pattern.

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #173- Autumn


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Mary is hosting this challenge and would like to see your Autumn themed cards.

For my card I stamped a border of leaves from Hobby Art's 'Falling Leaves' stamp set onto water colour card with 'London Fog' Memento Ink.

I then painted the leaves with Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours using only 'Prussian Blue', 'Alizarin Crimson' and 'Cadmium Yellow' before cutting them out.

I then painted some more leaves and cut them out to form the wreath.

The background was made with a wood grain embossing folder and Kraft card, which I then used some 'Walnut Stain' Distress Ink to ink over the embossed areas.

The sentiment is also a Hobby Art stamp and is from the 'Scene- it Sentiment' Set.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful projects.

Thanks for stopping by.
   Sally.x.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Watercolour Fox


Hi, just a quick post today to show a little watercolour picture I made using stamps from Hobby Art's 'Forest Friends' stamp set.

I stamped the fox, acorn and oak leaf in 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then used Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolours to paint the picture.

I finished by adding some white gel pen highlights and some small dots of gold Acrylic paint before placing in a cheap frame from the pound shop.

I hope you like this little picture and thanks for visiting.
   Sally.x.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Chameleons



Hello, today I have a card to share with you that I have had the idea for for a few months now,  but have only just been able to make it over the weekend. 

The Chameleons are hand drawn with a Uni Pin Fine Liner and then coloured some shadows with some Tonic Nuvo markers and then coloured with Faber- Castell Polychromos pencils and a white gel pen. 

The background and leaves were made by colouring some white card with 'Cracked Pistachio', 'Bundled Sage', 'Peeled Paint' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Inks. I then spritzed the paper with some Pearl spray that I made with a tiny bit of Inca Gold 'Platinum' and water. I cut out the leaves which are from Cheery- Lynn. I then used the 'Trellis embossing folder from Couture Creations to stamp a faint pattern onto the background with 'Cracked Pistachio' and used a stencil made from the die cut leaves to ink some more leaves onto the background and frame panel.  

I added the frame on top off the background and added the Chameleons before building up the scene with the leaves. The flowers were made with a Tonic five petal flower punch, 'Wild Honey' Distress Ink and some more of the Pearl spray. I also added some little flower buttons that I have had in my stash for years and are by Trimits.

I added some Green crushed mica flakes and gel pen details to the background, frame and leaves to finish my card, which measure 6 x 8 inches. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge; Crafting By Designs- September Anything Goes

I hope you like this card, I loved making it and thanks for taking the time to visit.
    Sally.x.