Sunday, December 21, 2014

A water colour card

Today I have a card that I made using Art Impressions watercolour rubber stamps. and Watercolour and distress markers. tutorials can be found on the Art Impressions website.
I used Cotman watercolour paper to create the panel and a silky multicoloured ribbon to make it look pretty! The panel is cut using Spellbinders nestabilities dies
For the background, I used a Clear Scrap stencil with Memento Summer sky ink.
To Finish I added a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great evening!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A bunch of tags

Hi! Today I have been having fun creating these cute little fun tags.
They are pretty self explanatory so I'll just list my supplies.

The tag die is from My Favourite things and the shape dies are from Spellbinders. The stamps used are from Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Technique tuesday, Paper Smooches and Avery Elle.
Inks used are from Memento and Versafine.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great night!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fussy cutting fun!

Good Morning!
For my official Craft Adda post today, I have a card which involves quite a lot of fussy cutting..that is cutting around a stamped image.
I stamped images from the Lawn Fawn Critters on the Savannah Stamp set and colored them using Camel watercolors. I then cut around the images and popped them up on a watercoloured panel with 3D foam tape.

I finished the card with the sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

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Have a great day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Its a big deal!

Hi! I have a card today for the Paper Smooches Sparks Anything goes (wk5) challenge as well as the Simply Less is More 'Celebration' challenge, in honour of their 200th challenge.

The stamps I've used are from the Paper Smooches 'Think Fast' stamp set and for the background, the Hero Arts 'Its your day' stamp set.

I stamped the images on white card stock using Memento inks, coloured them with watercolours and then fussy cut them. I then popped them with some 3D foam tape. 

I cut the hexagon using Spellbinders nestabilities.

I like that this is a fun card that can lend itself to more than one occasion!
What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Enjoy your evening!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Embossing with dies-2

Happy Sunday! Hope your day has been restful and you are ready to take on the week ahead!

Today, I have a card for the Addicted to CAS codeword DOTS challenge.

I wrote a post a few days ago about embossing with dies and this card is one more with the same technique. 
The die is from Cottage Cutz and I wish I was ble to use it for die cutting as successfully as I do for embossing!
I love the soft effect it creates. 
I used watercolours to paint around the embossing and stamped over the panel with a little stamp from the Dotty Daisy stamp set from Stampendous.

The greeting is a die cut made with Penny black creative dies.

I am planning to make these cards in a series of colours for a friend…will keep you posted!
Thanks so much for stopping by…
Good Night!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Embossing with Spellbinder dies

 Ever been frustrated with dies that don't cut properly no matter what you do?!! Or, die cuts that just won't come out of the die without tearing?!

These butterfly dies drove me to my wits' end and I was ready to give up and destash them!
Then I remembered a technique from Online Card Classes which taught us to emboss using dies and then water colour the image.

So here I have two cards that I have made with panels embossed with the troublesome butterfly die from Spellbinders Shapeabilities! It is so easy to do and so beautiful !

For the first card, I did a light watercolour wash around the butterflies in grey, popped on some gemstones and mounted the panel onto a silver card base.
simple and elegant.

For the second card, I water coloured the embossed area as well as around it and again added gemstones and popped it onto a kraft card base.

I am trying these days to make cards without sentiments…just for versatility.
I am also trying to change my style of photographing..what do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Super sized hug

I have a tag today which I made for the CASology Cue card EAT challenge.

The stamp set is from Paper Smooches and the tag was cut using an old circular tag die…don't remember the name..oops!

I stamped and coloured the sandwich with Versafine Onyx black ink and Camel watercolours, before fussy cutting and popping up with 3D foam tape.

Fun, don't you think?

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Have a nice day!