Wednesday 28 February 2024

Who can resist a rainbow?


Hi There! Thought I would have a little play with one of my favourite stamps of the moment and make a simple card using emboss resist.

I began by blending distress ink across a piece of smooth white card. I used crackling campfire, mustard seed, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch and villainous potion.
once this was totally dry I gave it a wipe with an antistatic bag, then stamped the leaves in versamark ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. 
I let this cool for a few seconds then sponged black soot distress oxide ink over the top, wiping over with a dry cloth to reveal the embossed areas. 
On a scrap of black card I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and embossed using white embossing powder.
Finally I matted and layered the rainbow panel and the sentiment to a 13x18cm card. 

I used:
A 7.5x13cm piece of smooth white card
Distress inks in crackling campfire, mustard seed, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch and villainous potion
paper for matting and layering
13x18cm card blank
Versamark ink

Tomorrow is the last day of the current 'white Space' challenge over in the bee Crafty Stamps group, so you still have time to enter. 
There is also the #beecraftydeck2024 challenge where this week's prompt is 'rainbow'.
Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 21 February 2024

A butterfly for you


Hi There! I am here with another step by step for a simple card with white space (which is the current theme of the challenge over on the Bee Crafty Stamps group)

I began by masking off the central third of the square of smooth card with sticky notes
I then placed the Bakewell big one inkable over the card and blended approximately two thirds across the top with peacock Feathers and the bottom with Wilted Violet
I removed the inkable and the sticky note and added some kitsch flamingo through Mandala #1 inkable. 
On a scrap of mixed media card I stamped the doodle art butterfly (plus a few extras to colour in and add to the fodder box) in black Versafine Clair.
I also stamped the butterfly onto the background. 
I cut out and coloured the butterfly using ecoline markers, adding a few highlights with a white gel pen
Finally I added the butterfly, background and a stamped sentiment to the front of a 6" square card with a purple mat.
Here is the finished card once more. 
I used:
5.5" square smooth white card
Sticky notes
Distress oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and Kitsch Flamingo
Ecoline markers
White gel pen
6x6" blank card

I do hope you can join in the challenge over in the facebook group! I will be live at 8pm this evening over on the Bee Crafty Page too.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Favourite colours and stamps


Hi There! What do you do when your mojo is on holiday? I get out my favourite colours and favourite stamps and just have a play. This card was the result of just such a play. 

I began by painting a piece of watercolour paper with laidback lilac, blue lagoon and fresh lime dylusions paint using a wet brush and blending the edges together
Once this was dry, I painted white gesso through the Circles Big one inkable using a stencil brush. This too was left to dry.
I used the Mandala stamps to add to the background, stamping in Versafine Clair Summer Breeze and embossing with clear embossing powder. 
I matted and layered this onto a White A5 card. 
On a piece of mixed media card I stamped the sunflower, using versafine Clair, and coloured it with Ecoline markers before cutting out.
I attached this to the background using ultra thick gel medium. 
on a scrap of card I stamped the sentiment from mixed messages 1 and sponged a little ink around the edge, shaping the ends of the strip. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
Dylusions paint in Laidback Lilac, Blue Lagoon and Fresh Lime
White gesso
Versafine Clair in Summer Breeze, Nocturne and Monarch
Ecoline markers
Ultra Thick gel medium

I really enjoyed making this card and it certainly helped to find my mojo again. 
Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 7 February 2024

A quick and simple Valentine with white space


Hi There! It is February and the challenge theme over in the Bee Crafty Facebook group is White Space, so here is a Valentines card that fits the theme. Here is a step by step showing how I made it.

I began by placing some stencil tape approximately half way down the card, then blended distress ink over the top half
Next I placed the hearts desire 6x6" inkable over the card and blended more of the abandoned coral ink through the inkable onto the inky half of the card. 

I removed the inkable and tape before stamping the heart border across the card using versafine clair ink.
I used the heart and another of the worker stamps from the Sam Journaling Girl set and added to the inky section of the card, as well as on the ends of the heart border. 
Using the distress inks and a paint brush I coloured the hearts. 
I stamped the love sentiment from Mixed Messages #3 using two shades of Versafine Clair to match the inky panel and added a few highlights with a white gel pen around the stamped hearts.
Here is the finished card once again. 
I used:
Distress inks in Wilted violet and Abandoned Coral
Versafine Clair ink in Purple Delight and Tulip Red
White gel pen
Thanks for looking!