Sunday, April 17, 2016

A little krafty...

Hi's a wee quickie from me this evening!  

I have been busy playing with my new toy today, just trying to work out how everything works...

This has to be the most on the spur of the moment purchase I have ever made...just hope I have made the right decision!!

So onto the card, I actually made this the other night....and now I quite like it!!

This has to be one of the easiest cards to make, so first I die cut a piece of kraft card, I then stamped a few different stamps from the set called Water Blooms from Mama Elephant using a versamark stamp and then embossed with with embossing powder. Unfortunately this stamp set is out of stock but will be available soon. I then stamped some black spots. I aslo added black to the centres of a few of the flowers just for a little more detail.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I added a die- cut scalloped strip and added some little pearls to this.

Crafty Calendar - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
The PaperShelter - flowers everywhere
Simon Says Stamp - polka dots


Friday, April 15, 2016

Stamping Bella Marching Chick

Good morning folks, and my first card as a DT member over at My Mums Craft Shop....I was actually gobsmacked that I was picked to join the team...yay!

The focus this month is Stamping Bella, Mama Elephant and Altenew products so I have gone for this little cutie from Stamping Bella called Marching Chick which I coloured with my spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils...ho I love them so much!

The papers are from My Minds Eye - My Story collection and are just gorgeous, I layered them onto pink card, added some lace and flowers, the leaves have been cut using my die-namics leaf die.

Hope you likey!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spectrum Noir tutorial - wax resist using aquatints

Hi I am with my tutorial for Spectrum Noir, today I thought I would share how to make a background using aquatints with the wax resist technique...

First I cut a piece of wax paper and ran it through an embossing folder.

Next I sandwiched the wax paper between 2 pieces of watercolor card and gave it an iron...not too much but just enough to lift the embossed was onto the card.

Next I added a layer of undiluted green aquatint.

I then added some added in some blue aquatint.

Next I loaded my paintbrush with water and brushed all over the card to blend the colors together.

Next using a soft sponge, I rubbed the card to lift the excess ink off.

I die cut my frame and attached a piece of acetate and then I applied 3D foam all the way around the edges.

I added some pearls and sequins to the inside and attached the watercolored card to the back.

The finished card...

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more inspirational tutorials.


Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Spectrum Noir April Challenge

There's a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page, this months challenge is "pastel colours"...

I was a bit stumped at first on what to make as I don't really do much pastel however I forgot I had this cute little stamp from Sugar I stamp part of the image and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Markers, I then used a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to colour the pretty!

I cut and layered papers onto pink cardstock,i also die cut a daisy and leaves to stick to the corner, I also added a piece of ribbon and a few sequins to finish.

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

pens used:
FS2, FS6, FS8, PP!, PP2, IG1, IG2, GB8,GB10