Friday, 18 August 2017

Happy Birthday Butterfly

I just remembered there are a few cards I haven't shared. This first one was using alcohol inks and a new die from Waffle Flower. The sentiment is not a stamp, but plastic tape, made to look like dymo.

This was one of my favourite backgrounds and I layered it with acetate to get a glossy look.
It has already found a home with a good friend who celebrated her 60th this week.

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Simon Says - Add a Sentiment

Another Indoor Garden

Here is another card made with Altenew's Indoor Garden Stamp Set....

This time the images were coloured with Altenew Inks and Distress Oxide Inks, using the 2/3 step stamping technique.
I can see lots of uses for the gorgeous set and I think I might get the other garden set too! The die cut background was made with a Tim Holtz die.

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Indoor Garden

Hi there. Today I pulled out another new set from Altenew - Indoor Garden. This set is really fun, because 'it combines half-sketched images with half-painted images to create a clean and modern look'.

For my first card using this set,  I have water-coloured the images, but I have another card using all the stamps to get a mod 'painterly' look.

I used Zig CCRB Markers to colour the images and Acrylic Gold Ink for splatter etc.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

And Another One...

Hi again. It appears this has been good therapy for me and I think my Mojo has well and truly returned:)

In this one I've used Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks (Baja Blue, Lime Green, Mantilla Black and Silver).
The mermaid is a Silhouette cut file, coloured with black ink and a glitter spray. The seaweed image is from an old set from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is from Avery Elle. The bubbles are from Winnie & Walter.  I decided to use the white gel pen to give it some pop - I'm not sure if looks good or not. I'm very happy with the background.

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I'm sure there are wave's in the ocean!

Nautical theme





Still Obsessed!

If I was obsessed before, I'm even more so since I purchased the metallic alcohol inks!!!

In this card I used Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Inks (Senorita Magenta;Passion Purple;Mantilla Black and Rich Gold) and I blended with 100% Alcohol.


When the inks were dry, I stamped the butterfly from Stamper Annonymous and mounted it on white card base, finishing with the sentiment from Altenew.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Alcohol Ink on Vellum

This time I used Alcohol Inks on Vellum...

I've used Copics on vellum quite a lot, but this is the first time I've used Pinata. I was also excited to find the silver ink, which is really pretty. The feather die is from a magazine and the stamp is from CASual Friday Stamps.

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Simon Monday Challenge   Happy (7th) Birthday

Alcohol Ink Obsession

Hey there! So I noticed that the theme at CAS Mix Up challenge is to use Alcohol Inks and the last time I used them, I got slightly obsessed and it's no different this time!!! Once I start i can't stop myself, so I've got a few cards to share. This is the first one...
I used a combination of Copic ink and Jacquard Pinata ink on Yupo and then die cut the leaves.
The background stamp is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment from Altenew.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Going Tropical to beat the Winter Blues!

I am having so much fun playing with these new Altenew stamps - I just can't stop!!!!

I think this one might be my favourite so far. What do you think?

I decided to leave it without a sentiment, because sometimes then I can use it for any occasion.
The stamps are from Altenew's Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise.
Once again I used Zig CCRB Markers and Gansai Tambi Watercolours and a Gold Wink of Stellar.

The diecut frame is from Mama Elephant.

I really must be brave and try out my Daniel Smith Watercolours, which I lashed out and bought for an online class (which I still haven't completed)!!!

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Ombre Parrot

I'm still playing with the new stamps from Altenew and this one features the gorgeous parrot and leaves from Parrot Paradise.

I've used Zig CCRB Markers and Gasai Tambi watercolours. I love the ombre effect. At first I tried to colour the tail feathers gold, but I like this version much better.
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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Totally Tropical

Hi there. I received some Happy Mail from Altenew a couple of days ago and decided to play along with the August challenge.


The stamps are from Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise. I used Jacquard Lumiere paint for the leaves and gold embossed with Reflections embossing powder.

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Simon Wednesday Challenge - Splatter it!