Tuesday 30 June 2015

On A Roll

Despite my crafting mojo being on a roll, this card went down like a lead balloon with those I call 'family'.
I am now officially putting myself up for adoption and seeking a family capable of hiding their gaffaws and able to hold their sniggers in.

I found this gorgeous piece of wrapping paper and used the colours for inspiration.

I used this beautiful floral stamp set called 'Peony Scrolls' from Altenew and their  'Invisible Alphabet' set for the sentiment.

I used Versacolor inks to stamp the leaves & flowers on watercolour card, embossed with clear embossing powder and 'painted', again using my new Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils. I used the same technique as my last card, slightly colouring the image then adding water with a waterbrush pen. To be honest, I'm struggling to get that proper watercolour look that I see in my head but can't get on paper. I'm not sure waterbrush pens are for me, gonna try another technique on my next card...watch this space.

So despite the rude comments from my EX- family, I'm quite chuffed with the final result. Hopefully a member of my NEW FAMILY will appreciate it for their birthday.
Right....I'm off to pack....see yer!

Saturday 27 June 2015

Prouder Than a Proud Thing

Today is our daughter's 18th birthday and this is the card I made for her featuring a Stamping Bella Uptown Girl stamp called Abigail the Artist.
I just adore these Uptown Girl stamps as some of the sentiments are so touching. This one couldn't be more perfect as our Sof' has just finished her A-Levels , including Fine Art and is about to start the next chapter of her life, leaving home (sniff!) and going to Uni' (sniff!).
She's worked so incredibly hard and we're all so proud of her.
As I scribe, she's away on her first holiday abroad with her buddies in Tenerife, hopefully having the time of her life!

I used my new Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils to colour the image. 
I'm going to try different methods of using them...this was direct colouring before using a waterbrush pen to 'move' the colour about. 
I love these pencils!!!

Happy Birthday Sophie!!!!!
Live, Laugh, Love ....You deserve every happiness.

Monday 22 June 2015

Fanciful Feathers

It's been a few weeks since my last card as the ol' craft mojo has been on vacation. 
I've been spending my time wisely though looking for inspiration, some new stash and trying to create cards that make it to the mantelpiece rather than the bin.

Thank goodness there's an endless supply of inspiration out there and a whole heap of craft stash looking for a new home.
For both of these cards I used a beautiful stamp set from WPlus9 called Fanciful Feathers, sentiment stamps from Paper Smooches and Versacolor inks which I embossed with clear embossing powder.

The ol' mojo is back in town....ok, ok...my bank balance is slightly down (lol) but it feels ohhhhhhhhhh sooooooo good.

Can't stop....I'm on a roll.

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