Friday, July 31, 2015

Poppies, Poppies, Poppies.

Watercolour Poppies

Another poppy card and not my usual colour for a background but like the end result. The flowers seem to pop of the card against the purple so I think I should try different colours more often. The image, Penny Black, was stamped on watercolour paper and I mounted it onto orange card then onto a very pale grey card base. The watercolours are my old Jasart 24 set and a change from the distress inks I usually grab. The sentiment is a from Simon Says Stamp and twine from my stash.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Outlawz Colour challenge

Inky Fingers

Inked Background

The colour challenge at Outlawz this week is to use the following colours and the twist is inked background. I have to admit this is a favourite of mine and next to my copics distress ink comes in at no.2.

Have had this card for a while and never used it. I had made a pile of backgrounds when  doing an on-line class and this is one that ended up as a card The colours I used for this background were  spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn distress inks. A few water splatters and it was done. The poppies by Penny Black were stamped with abandoned coral and mowed lawn then I water painted them using the same distress inks. The sentiment is stamped in versafine olympia green ink from the SU Work of Art set. It was a perfect match for this challenge.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Outlawz Colour challenge 21st July

Anything but a card

Ursula's colours

I finaly found some time to put this together. I originally saw this on line and saved a picture of it to try at a later date. Not sure who thought of the idea but I am sure the papers mentioned were Su. Hope you don't mind that I cased your idea.There were no measurements but it wasn't hard to make it fit the little gift. You could make the size to fit all kinds of presents. The papers I used were Graphic 45's Secret Garden 6 X 6 pad and  freebies  by Jennifer Ellory  called Emma's Garden. Hauled out my old punches to make the flowers and added some leaves (Martha Stewart  punch). Spellbinders plain and Scalloped circles for the front cutout, sentiment is from everyday sayings by Hero arts. I punched to holes for the ribbon and it was done.

This was easy to make and thinking of making some for Christmas stocking fillers and a small gift for my crafty group.

Monday, July 27, 2015

ACTSA Claytons Camp ATC Swap

Christmas in July

Snowman ATC

My local stamping group held their stamp camp this month and we always have an ATC swap. Since it's winter down here in Australia the theme was Christmas in July. Didn't have snow here in Canberra but central New South Wales was a winter wonderland for a couple of days. Most unusual as it mainly falls on the alps. I choose to do a snowman and used a stamp from the Stampin up Best of snow set.The trees are an old Hero arts stamp. I had to make 30 so I used my copics to colour them thinking it would be fairly easy. All was going well until one of my copics needed refilling and of course I didn't have that colour and my local shop didn't have it either. Thank goodness for on-line shopping. Added clear Wink of Stella to the snowbanks and glossy accents to the snowman's hat and nose.

Snowman: N1,3,YR07.
Scarf: G14,BV04.
Hat: YR12,14,R27.
Trees: E27,29.
Snowbanks: B000,C0,1.
Sky: B0000,000,01.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Water Colouring

Watercolour Pencils

Get well Card

A few days ago I dragged out my old watercolour pencils and I enjoyed it so much I have coloured a few more images. A couple have made it into cards and I forget how soft a feel they give to the cards. The stamps are both from Penny Black and I love the cat. It is perfect for young and old and kids love it. An old Friend is on the mend after a bout of pneumonia so hopefully this will cheer him up. 

Have had the next stamp from Penny Black for ages but never coloured it up.
I love the simplicity of the daises and the other images are all gorgeous. It seems Cas is my thing at the moment and loving the way the cards are turning out. Two cards in one day from start to finish is quick from me. I am on a roll and they just seemed to fall into place with no effort. Hope it stays this way for a while.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Outlawz CAS Challenge

Sunday Cas Challenge 19th July 

Teddy Bears

The Sunday Cas Challenge over on the Outlawz blog this week is  all about teddy bears. I love teddy bears and the hardest part of this challenge was choosing a bear to colour. I finally choose this Tattered Teddy called Me to You from Docrafts. Went mad when they first came out bought lots of them and still love to colour them up for cards. For a change I decided to watercolour with my old Jasart Watercolour pencils on Distress watercolour paper. Only have the 24 pack but find thats enough for me. Never been the best at water colouring but love the soft look it gives. The sentiment is from Save the date by Kaiser and the heart from an old Hero arts set called Baby. Added some Glossy Accents to teddy's nose, tag, hearts and part of the sentiment to make them pop.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Surprise Challenge

72 Hour Challenge

Gerda has thrown another 72hr challenge and kindly given us this cute free image. Thank you Gerda for your generosity. I added a couple of extra balloons and the happy birthday before printing him out. Have a few birthdays coming up so this will come in handy. Coloured the image with my copics and left it fairly CAS. Used a couple of rectangle dies from Mama Elephant to cut out the image and PP. The paper is a 6x6 pad from Basicgrey called Offbeat. PP is adhered to a blue card base and then the image is added with foam tape. I kept the card pretty CAS and it makes the mouse and balloons pop.

Mouse: N1,3,5,R000 and black Multiliner 0.1 for the whiskers.
Overalls: B12,14,E79.
Balloons: Y04,08,YR000,12,16,YG07,09.
Shadow: BG0000.
Ground: W1,5.

I am also very excited to have been chosen the winner of the last challenge and the prize was 3 digital images of my choosing. Thanks so much Gerda for my prize.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Outlaws July 5th Cas Challenge

Cas July 5th Challenge

Cool Cat

I missed getting this card in for the challenge but thought I would put it on the blog. The next challenge is up and I made sure I was in early for it.  I coloured an image from Hambo  that I haven't used for ages. He has real attitude this cat. Printed the image on xpress it card, used copics for the colouring and the sun is a Die cut from MFT. This was then mounted on a blue card base. 

Cat: E13,17,17,N10 and White Gel Pen.
Lifesaver: R27,29,59,C0,1,3.
Flipflops: E08,11,Y13,38,R14.
Umbrella: YR12,16,18,YG06,09.
Glass: BG10,11
Sea: B12,14 and White Gel Pen.
Shadow: B0000.

This one got featured!

Freebie Progressive Challenge

The Outlawz Digi Freebie Challenge

Gidday From Australia

Had trouble for a few days on just what I would do with this great image from Jen at Jencraftygoodies Then it was like a light bulb going off. Make it Crafty is an Aussie site that have lovely digis that you can create scenes with and I had my card. I used some element's from this collection that I coloured with copics for the background and then coloured the freebie and cut it out. So happy with the way it turned out and I had to add a typical Aussie greeting. Found an old piece of corrugated card, added my scene then added it to a top folding card base.  

Skin: E50,51,,53,R20.
Hair: Y26,38,YR24,31.
Eyes: B14, White Gel Pen.
Jeans: B93,95,97.
Shirt: R14.
Shoes: E25,27,29,33.
Sky: B00,01,02.
Windmill: N1,3,5,E08.
Grass: YG63,67,97,99.
Ground: E08,11,13,37.

It takes a while but  I love to colour and find it really relaxing. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Outlawz CAS Challenge

Sunday July 12th 

I missed the cutoff for the last CAS challenge on the Outlawz blog so made sure I have the next one finished. The theme is fruit and I choose this lovely strawberry image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry. It was so much fun to colour and I have a dear friend that is having a birthday later this month, thought the sentiment was perfect for her. 

Strawberries: R22,24,27,Y19, Sepia Multiliner 0.3
Flowers: B0000,C1,Y18,38.
Leaves & Stems: G03,05,05,14,29.
Shadow: C1.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cheeky Birthday Card

Birthday Present

Special Delivery

A very dear friend and a very special person had a birthday last month and when I saw this image from Redonkadoodles called special delivery I just had to make her birthday card with it. It's not every ones cup of tea but she has a great sense of humour and knew she would enjoy it. She did.

I coloured the image with copics but lost the slip of paper with the colours. (Now keep a notebook). I added the banners as it looked abit bare ha.ha.ha,... and love how it turned out.

ACT Stamp Artists Card Challenge

Fairy Card Challenge

Last month at my local Stamping Club the Card challenge was to use a Fairy images. We also have an Artist Trading  Card swap and the theme was Christmas in July. For both I choose to use  images from Mo Manning as the fairy images are gorgeous. For the card I choose the Housework fairy and coloured her with my copics.The backing for the image is black and I used dimentionals to add it to the PP (old scrap from my stash) and then onto a black Card base. Three matching pearls, and a computer generated sentiment finished her off.

Skin: E50,51,53,55,R20,22,35.
Hair: YR16,20,21,24,E35.
Wings: V0000,01,04.
Dress and headband: BG10,11,13.
Apron: B0000,000.
Shoes: N9.
Clothduster: W0,1,3,5.
FeatherDuster: E19,25,37,93,95.

Artist Trading Card Swap

Chritmas in July

For the ATC I choose the image Winter Snowman . When I first saw this I just fell in love with it and though it was perfect for the ATC swap. The snowm was coloured with copics then cut out. For the background I use a mask to sponge in colour with tumbled glass distress ink to form the clouds in the sky. Stamped the trees from a Gina K set called Holiday Cheer that seems to be no longer available. Snow banks are from a die set called landscape trio by Mama Elephant. The snow flakes are the left over pieces from a border punch by EK success. I save these as they make great embellishments for Christmas cards. Pearls by Kaiser.

Snowman: B10,11.
Wings; G000,RV000,B000.
Wink of Stella Clear for the wings and snowflakes.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Gerda Steiner June/July Challenge

Greda's June/July Challenge Card 2

Cheese Please Bunny

This is my second card for this challenge and he is such a cute Bunny. When I saw him my first thought was holiday snaps so went with it. Kept it fairly uncluttered but thought it needed a little extra and added the suitcases. Looking at it now I'm not sure but to late to change it. Used Blueprints 15 dies from MFT for the card and my favourite colouring medium, copics. The sentiment is computer generated. 

Bunny E70,71,W9.
Camera: W5,7,10,C0,1,3.
Suitcase top: E74,77,79.
Suitcase 2nd: W5,7,9,C5.
Suitcase 3rd: E07.08,09,N1,3.
Suitcase Buttom: E74,77,79,YR14.
Ground: E11,13,17,19.
I used Black Multiliner to add some whiskers.