Roses, dragonflies, summertime.
I have been experimenting with different ways of coloring on black.
Here I stamped with Versamark, white heat embossed and then painted with iridescent watercolour paints. The roses are actually yellow, apricot, pink, rose and purple, but the differences in colour don't show very well in the pic. The dragonflies are stamped in two shades of turquoise and painted with Wink of Stella. Anyway, it shimmers and the dragonflies have a low twinkle.
All Stamps : free with magazine
Dollar shop iridescent paints
Wink of Stella
Everyone likes a hug from a friend! (although this looks more like an 'ugh'). Isn't this the biggest smile you've ever seen? and doesn't it make you feel good when you get a hug like this - usually from a child!
Image: Lia Stampz - best friend hug
Coloured with Copics Die panel: unbranded
Die hugs: Simon Says Stamp
EF: magazine freebie
Also: ribbon, doily, Enamel Accents, sparkly craft foam.
I coloured plain white card using distress inks by smooshing, when dry printed it with the image and cut it out. The label is also coloured with distress inks but is sponged and spritzed with water, then stamped with a sentiment.
I was inspired by a MFT sketch and thought a card from these cute little critters would work nicely. I specially love the kitten and little piggy. My grandchildren love puns and they would all love this.
Coloured with Copics
Cut from a piece of card coloured with shaving cream technique, and a dab of distress ink on the flames
1" square punch: unbranded
Image: Mari Digis
I printed directly on the base card, masked the image and sponged around in yellow and pink distress inks. Her eyes are coloured with Copics.
I often don't put a sentiment on as I like to keep my options open for the occasion, but will put an appropriate sentiment inside the card when I use it.
So this could be for hello, birthday, first day at work, really for any happy wish.
I used a stencil directly onto the card base using distress inks. The image is coloured with Copics, cut out and raised with foam, as is the camera. I used Glossy Accents on the eyes and touches of Kindyglitz here and there. Useful for any celebration.
What a lovely bear this is and there are lovely supporting images in the set.
I stamped the bear, balloon, and flower on a piece of scrap paper, and cut out for a reverse mask. I used distress inks sponged through the mask/stencil, then stamped over the colour with black ink. Edge of card inked.
A sweet summery card with chocolate and pistachio icecream - my favourites! And a yummy cherry to save for last. Yum. It was inspired by the sketch.
The sun is cut from a snippet of smooshed card. I used a Spellbinders die to draw the sentiment circle, which I wanted to blend in and look transparent. I dotted Copics around the icecream to 'ground' it.
Coloured with Copics
Tag die: unbranded
Sun die: unbranded
Zigzag die: Couture Creations
Sentiment stamp: Heidi Swapp
Black pen, Wink of Stella, white pigment pen
I'm so pleased to be a guest designer at CRAFT challenge 474, thanks for having me. This time the challenge is THANK YOU. This is a card that everyone needs in their go-to box so join us here: trimmiescraftchallenge
I love these images they are so cute. Not to mention that we are in the middle of winter and any sunshiny day has me jumping for joy!
I stamped the image onto the card. I also stamped onto tiny snippets of left over smooshed card I'd made for another project and paperpieced her clothes. I coloured the rest with Copics. I sponged yellow distress ink (for sunshine) on an area at the top for the sentiment to get stamped over (it shows up more in real life).
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Kindyglitz on butterfly
Looking through challenges, I saw the pinspiration challenge and remembered my old truck stamp, so ...
A vintage truck stamped, white crayon wax resist to highlight, then sponging with distress inks, very vintage. The truck is matted and layered onto a dark green base card. I used a sticker sentiment I discovered in my stash.
Stamp: Darkroom Door - old truck
Bakers twine, key charm, peel off
One of my favourite colours is blue because it reminds me of summer - blue skies, blue seas, lazy days... and you know I love sketches.
This stamp I've had for ages and never used was free with a magazine. I made the splash on an acrylic block using Distress Inks, then pressed the paper onto it. The panel is two patterned papers (water looking designs) woven together and trimmed to size.
Image stamp: free with magazine
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment stamp: Rosie's Studio
Splash & edges: Distress Inks