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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Christmas is on its way

Hi there my friends. I seem to have rediscovered my blog which I must say I had really neglected. This time I have a CAS card on offer.


It was inspired by the LIM challenge blog. It sent me looking for this Sheena Douglass stamp which I have had for ages and never got to use. I used watercolour card and stamped in watering can archival ink.


I then used distress markers and a damp brush to colour it in; twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, hickory smoke, lucky clover and a bit of ground espresso.
Considering it is a Christmas card, some glitter had to be used. So I added some Stardust stickles to highlight the snow.
I also added glossy accents to the glass panels.



The sentiment is embossed with a wow embossing powder. And another one off the list! 
Hugs Theresa xx


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Simply less is more - one layer card: vehicle
Addicted to CAS - one layer card
HLS August Christmas challenge - anything goes with optional twist


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

mistletoe aka to be or not to be...

Hello, my friends. I nearly didn't make it for this week's TTCRD challenge. My printer broke so I couldn't make the card as I couldn't print anything off.


So I thought to myself that maybe I could get the stuff printed at work. It was all going well until I saw the black line across the sheet and the smudge in another area. So I set myself the challenge to work with what I got!
This week we are being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps. I chose to work with mistletoe which you will find here.


I used my neglected sakura glaze pens to colour in the mistletoe. The sentiment is from Claritystamp and is embossed with a wow powder.


The positioning was more or less out of my control. The red strip of card hides the smudge and the sentiment is around that area too.
So hopefully I managed to make a decent card against all odds.


Now it's up to you to join with your makes. Remember that it is always anything goes.
See you there, hugs, Theresa xx



Sunday, 6 August 2017

orchids

Hello, my friends. This card was inspired by a card I saw on Papercraft inspirations magazine and was made using the free stamps that came with it.



I must confess that I love orchids and I find the flowers fascinating. Back to the card. I stamped 3 outline orchids in watering can archival ink and then added 3 leaves and buds.
I stamped 3 more orchids on a separate piece of card. I filled in the colour using the solid stamp and second generation love letter memento ink. The inner darker colour was stamped in 1st generation love letter ink.
I painted the buds with the same ink and a damp brush and for the leaves, I used ivy cottage ink.


I fussy cut the 3 flowers and overlayed onto the card to give a bit of dimension.
As for the sentiment, I used Sue Wilson Happy Birthday dies. The birthday is die cut directly onto the white card so that the base colour peeps through. The happy is done on kraft card so the white peeps through. I used kraft card for the base and added some pearls to finish off.
I must say I really like the way this card turned out, what do you think? Hugs, Theresa xx


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Simply Less is More - tropical fruit
Happy Little Stampers - watercolour challenge: anything goes optional twist - bloom
Happy Little Stampers - CAS challenge: bloom
Casology - juicy (colour of watermelon, apple)


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

homewares

Hello, my friends. I'm back with another card. This is the card I made for my father on father's day just gone.


I started with a Kraft stepper card as a base card. Next, I set about creating the wall. I stamped in the watering can archival ink and then painted with watered down distress inks. I used several from the earthy colours and then added some green to give it a more authentic feel of age.


Next, I set about the shelf. I used a scrap of kraft card, a woodgrain stamp and potting soil archival ink. Then I used a scoring board to create the shelf and stuck it down as shown.


It was now time to make the jars and pot to go on the shelf. I die cut all the pieces from Sheena stamping card, apart from the lids which I cut from black card. I then stamped the pieces with the corresponding stamps.
The pickled onions were hand drawn by yours truly. 


Now, I chose these particular foods as my father tends to make them. His pickled onions are the best and the lemon syrup is made with lemons from the garden and is a wonder for a sore throat.
The flower pot is there because he is also proud of his plants and has loads of them in the yard and the garden.


Everything is coloured with distress inks and a damp paint brush. To make the jars look more realistic, I added highlights with a white pen and then sprayed them with spray and shine. For the lids, I added gilding wax to the black cards and this makes them look like metal. I used silver and gold.

The stamps and dies are from Sheena's perfect partners range apart from the woodgrain one which is a Tim Holtz stamp.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges: