Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Watercolour Birthday

Hello all, I am getting this one in under the wire. This is my second entry into Altenew's monthly inspiration challenge.

I used a water colour wash technique described in this video. I white heat embossed my stamped images and then painted with distress inks. I spattered yellow, blue and black ink over the piece and went over the flowers with Wink of Stella. I think this method would have worked better if the images had larger open spaces. I didn't get the contrast I wanted with the distress inks since I don't own a lot of colours, so I went in with a coloured pencil to darken some of the shadows.

Stamps - Remember This, Birthday Greeting, Peony Bouquet, Freeform Greenery (Altenew)
Dies - Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers), Building Blocks (PTI)
Paper - Watercolour Paper (Ranger), Black CS, White CS (PTI)
Ink - VersaMark, White EP, Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint, Wink of Stella, Prismacolor Pencils
Other - Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), fun foam

Friday, November 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop - Celebrate the Season

I hope that all of our American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Today, I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop.


There are so many directions that you could go with this beautiful holiday photo. I was inspired by the turquoise boxes with gold dots, the shimmery white of the tree and the stocking.

  In the closeup you can better see that I coloured the stockings with a Copic marker, gold pen and Wink of Stella on the toes, heels and cuffs.
Stamps - Wet Paint Holiday, Tremendous Treats Holiday (PTI)
Dies - Birthday Cheer, Building Blocks (PTI)
Paper - Neena Classic Crest Solar White CS, Hawaiian Shores CS, True Black CS (PTI), Gold Foil CS (DCWV)
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic - BG13, Gold pen, Wink of Stella, VersaMark, White EP
Other - Gold sequins

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's Your Birthday!

Today I have a card for this month's Inspiration Challenge at Altenew. I also used this week's sketch at CAS(E)thisSketch! I stamped my images onto Neena Classic Crest Solar White and coloured with  Copics. I created some Peerless Watercolor splatters and added the heat embossed sentiment raised on fun foam.

Here is the pretty inspiration photo:

and a great sketch:
Stamps - Persian Motifs, Birthday Wishes (Altenew)
Dies - Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers)
Paper - Neena Solar White, Lagoon CS (CTMH), textures black CS (stash)
Ink - VersaMark, White EP, Copics - Y11,15, 17, R20, 14, 27, BG10, 13, 23, Peerless Watercolors
Other - fun foam, rhinestones