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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Amanita

 I have a card to share today using one of my favourite stamps from Mo's Digital Pencil.  

This is Amanita, isn't she gorgeous?!





I had a lovely relaxing time colouring her with copics :)

I used a woodgrain embossing folder and enhanced the grain by applying white and brown inks.

I also used a scrap of paper by Simple Stories and a vine die from Whimsy Stamps.


Copics used :

YR 14, 16, 18

R 20, 22, 27, 29, 30, 59

YG 03, 91, 93, 95

BG 10

Y 000, 23, 26

W 00, 1

E 000, 00, 13, 21, 42, 43, 44, 47


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Colour Crazy Challenge - anything coloured goes

We love to create - anything mixed media


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Sunday, May 15, 2022

Happy Hares and Glow Flowers

I have a card to share using some of my Lavinia Stamps today and I tried out a "new to me" technique too :)




I created the scene using Glow Flowers, Pipin and Whimsical Hares stamps.

I coloured the grass with Copics and used them to also colour the flowers.  Then I used distress oxides to blend around the edges of the card.

I have seen lots of Eclipse cards that I have loved but I have never tried one before.  I decided to be brave and give it a go :) 

It wasn't hard but I wasn't happy with how it looked originally. I think it was just the wrong kind of design/background to attempt it probably.  So I was really annoyed at having tried it on this piece which I had really liked.  But I saved it (in my opinion anyway) by writing on the letters with a gel pen.  

I actually love the look of it now :) 




I have seen lots of Eclipse cards that I have loved but I have never tried one before.  I decided to be brave and give it a go :) 

I used the Happy die by Whimsy Stamps.

It wasn't hard but I wasn't happy with how it looked originally. I think it was just the wrong kind of design/background to attempt this technique probably.  So I was really annoyed at having tried it on this piece which I had really liked.  But I saved it (in my opinion anyway) by writing on the letters with a gel pen.  

I actually love the look of it now :) 


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps - Blossoms Blooming

Ink art Designs - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Life is like a balloon card

I have a card to share today using Life is like a balloon by Mo's Digital Pencil.

This is such a great stamp set, it actually includes a dog with balloons and a sentiment too. I've used the whole set before on an art journal page but this time I decided to make a card with just the girl.





I coloured her with my Copics and then I created the cloud background in a different way to what I generally do.  I used a light blue copic marker to colour a sky but did it in a "rough" swirly way, not bothering about trying to blend it smoothly or evenly.  Then I used a darker blue Distress Oxide ink with a cloud die.  Finally I drew along the top edge of the clouds with a white gel pen and smudged it a little.  I was really happy with how the sky looks :)

At the bottom of the card I blended some Pistachio Distress Oxide ink and also added it to the bottom of some grass I die cut.

Copics Used :

B 0000, 00, 02, 21, 23, 24

R 20, 22, 27, 29

YR 18

Y 13, 15

W 1

E 000, 00, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Crafty Catz - anything goes

Colour Crazy challenge - anything coloured goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Woe Is Fay

I had some fun with my art journal this week :)  

I used a wonderful image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Woe is Fay

I really love her and she was a lot of fun to colour. The fabulously dramatic words in the speech bubbles come with her also :) 



For the background I applied pink, grey and white paint with a dry brush.

I added some stencilling using paint and Distress Inks with Tim Holtz Bubble and TCW Ethereal stencils.

I drew a border around the edge and added some splashes of watered down gesso.

I paired her with a sentiment from a Dina Wakley collage words set.  I thought it was a perfect sentiment to go with her.


Copics used ;

W 1, 5, 7, 9

YG 01, 03, 17

G 28

B 37

BV 00, 02, 04, 08, 13

RV 02, 21

E 000, 00

R 20





I'd like to enter my page into the following challenges :

We Love 2 Create - anything goes

We Love Stamping - favourite stamps


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Teen Fairy Pia

 I needed to make a Birthday card for my daughter and I decided to use this very sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Teen Fairy Pia.  She's beautiful and I just love the expression on her face!





I coloured her with Copics, added a little sparkle to her wings and then cut her out.

For the sentiment I used a die from Pinkfresh Studio called Sending and cut out segments from an old SU stamp set to use with it.  I also die-cut some stars from the Cosmic Star Border by Memory Box.

I used some Lawn Fawn paper called watercolor and drew on some sketchy lines.

Hopefully my daughter likes it.


Copics used :

BG 0000, 000, 10, 11

RV 00, 02

YG 11, 13

R 20, 30

E 000, 00, 21, 31, 35, 53, 55



Paper Funday Challenges - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Daisy Daisy

I have a card to share for Mo's Digital Pencil today and this little cutie is called Daisy Daisy

I just had to use her for my daughter's birthday card because she LOVES pigs :)





I had fun colouring this gorgeous girl with Copics and I drew little flowers all over her top with a white gel pen.  It's a bit hard to see in the photo but it gave it a lacy look.


Copics used :

E 000, 00, 13, 21, 35, 37, 53, 55

YR 14

Y 11, 15

R 000, 00, 20, 30

YG 01, 03

W 00

B 0000, 93

BG 000, 09, 72


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Time Out challenges - cute

Wednesday's  Creative Inspiration challenge - spring flowers

Paper Funday Challenges - anything goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy



Saturday, March 19, 2022

Misty Morning Meadow Mushrooms

I had fun creating this card and things got a bit messy too :)

I had different inks, stencil, gel plate, brayer, pens, paints, embossing powder, stamps and stuff everywhere but I had a wonderful time and I ended up with this card :)







I created the background using Distress Oxide inks with a tree stencil and a gel plate.

I used Whimsical Hares, Berry Wreath, Meadow Mushroom and Mini Meadow Mushroom from Lavinia Stamps. 

I stamped the wreath with ink and also white embossed some of it. I then used glitter gel pens to colour the berries.

I used a wet paint brush with oxide ink to paint the underside of the Mushrooms and used glitter and white gel pens on those also.  

I also flicked on some white gesso and watery distress oxides.





I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps Challenge : misty morning

Ink Art Designs - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Pussywillows

 I have a card to share today using the Pussywillows stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.

This stamp is so beautiful and I thought it would be great to use for a Thinking of You card.




I had a lot of fun creating this card :)

Firstly I created a mask to cover the girl on the stamp.
Then I created the background by brayering some distress oxide inks onto my gel press.  I used Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade and Speckled Egg for the sky and pressed it onto the cardstock.

It looked pretty good except that it looked a bit more like three stripes of colour than a sky.  So I just used a sponge with the same distress oxides and blended a little between the blue and yellow and the yellow to persimmon.  

This was easier for me and gave a much better result as I find blending oxides smoothly onto copic card a bit difficult.

Then I blended Twisted Citron and Pistachio Distress Oxides for the grass.

I flicked on some gesso mixed with water and also "painted" some whispy clouds with it.

I removed the mask and coloured the girl with Copics and used a white Posca pen on the pussywillows.


Copics used :

B0000

BG 000, 72

YG 93

E 00, 13, 21, 33, 35, 37, 53





I'd like to enter my card in the following card challenges :


Wednesdays Creative Inspirations Challenge : spring flowers

Paper Funday Challenge : anything goes


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Flower Jar

I have a card to share for Mo's Digital Pencil today using a gorgeous stamp called Flower Jar.

I haven't coloured flowers for a really, really long time but I loved it!

This arrangement is just so warm and homely and I decided to leave the card blank because there's just so many occasions I could use it for.





I decided to go for orange Iceland Poppies with white Daisies and found some old paper from my stack that coordinated quite well :)

Copics used :

BV 0000, 02, 04, 13

Y 13, 15

YR 14, 16, 18

YG 01, 03, 13, 17

BG 01, 10



I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

We Love Stamping - anything stamped with option of stencilling

Crafty Calendar Challenge - anything goes

Paper Funday challenge - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by :)

Kathy


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Superhero Baby

I have a card to share today featuring Superhero Baby from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I needed a card for a baby boy and I wanted it to be fun and a bit different.  This stamp was so perfect and I loved colouring him and creating the background too.





The background was created using distress oxide and distress ink with the Sun Rays stencil from Whimsy Stamps and then splattering it with gesso.

The Superbaby sentiment comes with the stamp and I just typed the other part of the sentiment on the computer and cut it out.  

I wanted to have Superbaby standing on a cloud but I don't actually have a die like that so I used a cloud stencil instead.  I just sponged ink along a cloud edge and then cut it out myself.  It's amazing that I have never thought to do that before! haha :)


Copics used :

R 20, 24, 27, 29, 30, 59

B 04, 06

E 000, 00, 13, 21


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy





Friday, February 4, 2022

Glittery Celestial Tree

I have a card using Lavinia Stamps to share today.

I used the small Reindeer, Pipin, Celestial Tree and the little flower at the base is from the Foliage set.


The background was made with the Smoosh Technique and Distress oxide inks.
It is a one of a kind background that I'm not sure I could replicate unfortunately but it is great to be able to give someone such an individual card. as it turned out pretty cool I think.

I sponged on some mowed lawn oxide ink for the grass at the bottom and used peacock feathers distress ink around the outside to really draw your attention to the centre of the card.

I then used a glittery gold gel pen for a flurry of ''blossoms" on the tree.

I decided to leave this card sentiment free so that I can use it for pretty much any occasion :)


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps - glitter flurry
Ink Art Designs - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Make a Wish

 I have made a cute card this week with an adorable stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil called Make a Wish.




You could use this stamp for so many different occasions and I thought a Best Wishes sentiment would work for most of them.  I stamped the word 'best' from an MFT set I have and die cut the 'wishes' from a Pinkfresh Studio die called Sending. I cut the word out a few times and glued it together for some dimension.

The background was done using an "old school" product, an embossing folder.  I still use them occasionally because I love the look. Especially when it's sanded back like I've done on this card.

I loved colouring her with my Copics.
She's just so cute!!!

Copics used :

RV 02, 17, 25
R 20, 22, 30
V 04
E 000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 35, 39, 53
C 1
YG 01
BG 0000

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy






Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Life is Like a Balloon

I have made something other than a card today using some wonderful images from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I LOVE this stamp set! It's called Life is Like a Balloon and I thought it would work beautifully in my art journal.




I started off by making the background. I used some acrylic paints and a cloud stencil for the sky and some distress oxide inks for the ground with a fern stencil. I also used some black ink through a text stencil and darkened the edges of the pages with it too.

I then brushed gesso over the top to soften the look and with markers drew a border to frame everything.

I used copics to colour the images and fussy cut them out and I cut the sentiment into strips and drew a border around these also.  I left the "balloon" word out of the sentiment and instead used a die to cut this out for greater impact.  I also added some black ink splatters and some highlights with white pen.

This is a gorgeous stamp and I love the sentiment too!  I will definitely make cards with these two sometime soon.

Copics used :

RV 02, 52, 55

B 93, 95, 97

BV 000, 00, 02, 04

R 20, 22, 30

E 000, 00, 11, 21, 42, 43, 44, 55


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy