Sunday, June 21, 2015

Something different...

Howdy folks, it's me, Fi with my card today!

Now when Joanne sent me this little stamp set to use I have to say I was a bit scared as it was completely out of my comfort zone however I have been around with it and actually it is a beautiful set.

The stamp is from Mama Elephant called Filigree and she is available from the Handmade Bliss store along with other great Mama Elephant sets.

I stamped the image onto watercolour card with archival ink and then built up each of the scalloped rows.  I then used different colours of Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and blended them together.  I added a white a gel pen...not sure about that part!

You can check out my blog for more details on how I made my card.

Remember our challenge, there's still one day left to enter.  Our new challenge will be posted on 1st July and we would love you all to take part.

Spectrum Noir Aqua pens used:
Kingfisher, Aquamarine, Sea Green, Meadow, Magenta, Scarlet, Marigold, Amber, Orange


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

You make me happy...

Today I am sharing my tutorial for Spectrum Noir.  I bought this stamp a few weeks ago and thought it would be perfect to emboss and then watercolour, blending and shading those lovely bight colours.  The stamp is called "You Make Me Happy" from Woodware.

For this technique I scribbled the color onto acetate and then spritz with water so that it didn't get too wet and then I lifted the color with a paintbrush .

First of all I stamped my image with a Versamark pad onto Watercolour card from Crafters Companion and then sprinkled with white detail embossing powder.

Next heat set the image, you can just about see my embossed image below.

Next I started colouring small sections of the image with Lime and Moss Green Spectrum Aqua Markers, let the sections dry before moving to an adjacent section, this way the colours won't bleed however the embossing does help with holding the colour in the right place.

Just keep adding some more colour, I have added in Aquamarine.

Next I have added some Amber.

You can now start to add more depth the the colour you have ready used, this adds different shades.  I have now added in Crimson and Marigold and went over the areas that I have already coloured.

Keep building up the layers, you can see they are becoming brighter, I have now added Scarlet, Sunflower and Orange.

The image below is my final piece except for the white spacing in between the 3 panels, I added some Marine and then went over all areas again just to make it more vibrant.

Next I used Jasmine, to fill in the white space...I really wanted the image to pop so I don't want any white left.

Again I have made the Jasmine a bit darker.

Once the image has been fully coloured then cut to size and layer onto black you can see the image does really pop!

And here's my final card, I layered the panel onto and embossed card, added a black ribbon fastened with a button to finish.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to check it out and other fab projects.

Hope you likey!

Spectrum Aqua Markers used:
Jasmine, Moss Green, Lime, Marigold, Sunflower, Marine, Aquamarine, Crimson, Scarlet, Orange, Amber

Papertake Weekly - oh so pretty


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Challenge - Spectrum Noir

Hi everyone.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page, this months challenge is "sparkle and bling" can check out the details here.

You can slo pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.

For my card I have used my very first Purple Onion stamp called Wishing.  I coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens...I am still practising with different cardstock but I have to say I find the Crafters Companion one excellent, this is what I have used for this card.

I then layered the image onto kraft card and added a sentiment but left it quite plain

Hope you likey!

Spectrum Noir Aqua pens used:
Purple Onion stamp - Wishing
Aqua Pens used:
Bud Green


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Twit twoo...

Howdy folks....what a lovely sunny day it is today...pity it couldn't have been like this yesterday.

Anyway, I ordered some of these Purple Onion stamps from the US and I just love them, they are so cute!

I have used papers that were in my stash and layered it onto green cardstock and then did a bit doodling around the edges. I cut out the floral paper to a square and then die cut a circle to layer on top of the background stamp and then added a little die cut border to frame it.

I used 3 separate Purple Onion stamps...the background with the trees, Shadow the owl and the branch...I did have to do some fussy cutting, I think the cutting took me longer than the colouring!

I coloured the stamps with my Spectrum Noirs as always...hope you likey!

pens used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN6, TN7, TN8
EB8, GB8
PP!, PP2, CR6
CG1, CG2, DG2

Sweet Stampin - something old, something new(old papers and new stamps)
Cute Card Thursday - summer colours
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Stamping Sensations - dies and punches


Saturday, June 06, 2015

Candy winner

woo hoo!! Thanks to everyone who entered my candy giveaway.

The winner of my candy is ........



well me or PM me to claim your £10 voucher to spend online at the Handmade Bliss quick as Joanne also has an offer on orders placed this weekend!


Friday, June 05, 2015

A wee candy giveaway...

Hey blogging fans!

Now it's been a while since I have had a candy giveaway so thought now was as good a time as any!

As you know it was my birthday this week and as you knowI have joined the Handmade Bliss DT so I thought I would offer up a £10 voucher to spend in their store, just to celebrate both!

All you need to do is the following...

The winner will be picked on 6th June.

Good Luck


Monday, June 01, 2015

June Challenge - Handmade Bliss

Good morning everybody...well it is nice and sunny here today for a change!

Today is the first day of the new challenge over at Handmade Bliss.

This month it's a colour challenge and all you need to do is use at least 2 colours from the photo below...

There's a £15 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend at the Handmade Bliss store.

For my card I have used My Favourite Things Tweet on You stamp set  and the die-namics Tweet on You to match.  

I coloured the little birdies with Spectrum Noir pens...very little colouring but I still built up the layers...
pens used:
TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6
OR1, OR2