Technique – colouring

Featuring colouring other than watercolouring

Yoga Butterfly

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches using products kindly send to me by Penny Black.

When I saw the sketch, I thought it would be perfect to showcase an image from the  New Adventures stamp set (30-902) – I love yoga since taking it up last year and this stamp set is perfect for me, although my poses don’t look anything like the yoga girls in the set!! Anyway, I stamped the girl with butterfly wings and fussy cut around it! I coloured her with my Twinkling H2Os and added some stickles.

Then I created a frame for her to sit in using distress inks and a die from the Framed die set (51-622)

I used the Textural die (51- 729) for the strip on the left side of my card base and adhered the frame and image. Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Yoga Builder set (30-714).

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Glorious Gazebo

Happy Friyay Everyone!

Today’s card is for the Inkspirational challenge which has a theme of ‘watercolour’.

I’ve loved this wood-mounted Art Impressions Gazebo Window for a while and when I saw it was on sale a few weeks ago, I snapped it up! I stamped it with my new go-to ink (Frayed Burlap Archival ) and coloured it with my Twinkling H2O paints.

After I trimmed down the image, I decided I wanted a little something extra, but not too overpowering as I wanted that beautiful image to take centre stage! So I cut the beautiful Poppystamps Massa Leaf Frame and adhered it to my card base before adding the image on top.

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Make a Splash!

Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with CAS challenge at The Paper Players where the theme is ‘April Showers’.

I pondered this card for a while as I really wanted to use a sentiment that says ‘April showers bring May flowers’ but I couldn’t come up with a design that I liked using the sentiment (which is quite large)…. Then I remembered the My Monthly Hero February 2017 kit…

Confession time here, friends…. I am ashamed to say that I bought this kit when it came out… but I have NEVER used it. In fact it still had the bow around it. How embarrassing! At least I know I tend to use my new stuff quite quickly nowadays… and at least I am using the kit now… albeit five years on.

I created a soft background using a hexagon stencil and then stamped/die cut the images before colouring them with Twinkling H2Os. I wanted to use a different sentiment from those in the set and tried an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment first. Sadly part of the stamp wouldn’t stamp out so I had to abandon that idea and rather than add a sentiment to cover it up, I quickly created another ink-blended hexagon.

This time I added a Reverse Confetti sentiment without incident (phew)!

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Great Impressions Stem Vase


Hello again Everyone!

I’m back again today with a non-Easter card that I made for the Inkspirational challenge. As soon as I saw the photo, I knew I had to play along and although my first thought was to pull out my dies, I remembered this elegant Great Impressions wood-mounted stamp that I felt would be perfect.

I stamped the image using my Frayed Burlap Archival ink and then lightly blended some distress ink around it. I coloured the image with my Twinkling H2O paints and added a Mamaa Elephant sentiment.

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Egg Planters… again!

Hi there!

Today I’m playing along in the April Four Seasons Challenge using Penny Black products. The challenge has a fabulous spring/Easter inspiration board and I knew that I wanted to ink up the beautiful Delicate cling stamp (40-832) again before Easter.

Last time I only used part of the stamp, but I was determined to use all of it this time! I decided to use a square card base so that I would still have plenty of space around the image!

I coloured the image using my Twinkling H2O paints and added some stickles to a couple of the plants for extra sparkle! As it was drying, I stamped out the sentiment from the Spring Day set (30-805) and fussy cut around it before adhering it to the card.

I felt that the card still needed a little something, but the addition of a few sequins didn’t quite do it…. then I remembered the fabulous new Vintage Touch die set (51-730)! I chose a spindle, die cut it a couple of times and adhered it to the card! And hey presto, it finally felt ‘finished’!

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Tulip egg card

Hello  everyone!

After inking up a wood-mounted stamp yesterday, I chose another one for today’s card which I made for the colour challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches.

I chose the beautiful Tulip Egg stamp by Whipper Snapper Designs. This one has 2005 on it, but I’m pretty sure I got this much later – maybe in 2010.

Anyway, I stamped it in Frayed Burlap Archival ink and coloured it with Twinkling H2O paints. I then adhered the Twiggy Nest die cut from Memory Box to my card base and added the egg and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment. I felt it still needed a little something so I coloured some white card with my three colours of Twinkling H2Os and die cut some tiny circles which I randomly adhered on the background and nest.

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