Pearlescent Beautiful Lady

Life has imposed itself on me in recent weeks and I am finally glad to have the opportunity to create a card.  I have been inspired by Erum’s stunning card for the Altenew August 2017 Inspiration Challenge.

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The first thing that struck me when I saw this card, was to imagine how beautiful it must be in real life, ahh the frustrations of photography. I could imagine the glow of the fabulous metallic paints and so I used this to guide my card creation.

I mixed pearlescent medium with Faber Castell Gelato’s for all of the water coloured flower and background painting. Additional layers of bling were added using diamond dust glued to the centre of the hydrangea flowers, Wink of Stella on the gold heat embossed diagonal striped border and Smooch Glitz on the die cut thanks sentiment. Due to the limitations of photography I will have to leave it to your imagination to add the sparkle and layered dimension, especially the diamond dust glued to the flower centres-I just love this product.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Lady, Altenew Fresh Freesia, MFT Diagonal Stripes
Dies; Altenew Halftone Thanks
Inks: Versamark
Other: Watercolour paper, Inkadinkadoo Stamping Masking paper, Faber Castell Gelato’s, Pearlescent medium, Diamond Dust, Wink of Stella clear, Smooch Glitz, gold fine embossing powder, sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that you are having a great day.

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Beautiful You

Today  I have been inspired by the July Altenew Challenge with Therese’s gorgeous roses inspiration photograph.

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I immediately felt drawn to use a soft and loose water colouring style for the key line images in the Altenew Painted Flowers stamp set.

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I decided that I was going to send this card to an Aunt of mine who is extremely ill. She is definitely a “beautiful you”, and has always loved gardening and flowers, so I hope that this card will inspire her and bring some happiness into her life at this time.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew painted Flowers, Altenew Beautiful Lady
Dies: Marianne Creatables-You, Nellie Snellen Edging pattern #4
Inks: Versafine Black
Other: Zig Real Brush Markers, Pretty Pink Posh droplets.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

 

Hello Blooms

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew June 2017 Inspiration Challenge, White on White Focal Point.

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I was feeling in a “simple elegant” mood today so I decided to add a white on white texture background using white pearl embossing paste together with the hello die. The shades of pink were created in the pale pink foil and painted Altenew Doodle Blooms flowers.

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Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Paper Rose Hello Peek-a-boo
Inks: Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, The Crafters Workshop stencil 326S, Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste, watercolour paper, Windsor & Newton water colour pans, Nuvo Jewel drops Rosewater, Minc Rose Pink Reactive foil

Thank you so much for stopping by.

A Splash of Thanks

Today I have been playing with my Altenew A Splash of Color stamp set to create a card for the Altenew May Challenge.

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I created the watercolour background using the stamp set and Tim Holtz distress inks. The thanks word was gold heat embossed and nestled between the two triangle corners spattered with the matching inks.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew A Splash of Color, Altenew Halftone Thanks
Dies: Stitched triangles
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks- spun sugar, picked raspberry, antique linen, shabby shutters
Other: Watercolour paper, textured white card, sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wish You…

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew Inspiration Challenge April 2017 to create a card for my Mum Mothers Day.Altenew April Challenge

Using the inspiration colour scheme, I began by creating a pale yellow watercolour background. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to create smooched blue and green backgrounds for the flowers and leaves. They were then white heat embossed, fussy and die cut, then brushed with clear Wink of Stella.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew Beautiful Day and Altenew Adore You
Dies: Altenew Beautiful Day, Couture Creations Art Deco Lace Frame
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China and Faded Jeans, Memento Black, Versamark
Other: Watercolour paper, white glitter card, washi tape-glitter and stripe, Wink of Stella Clear brush, White embossing powder, glitter embellishment

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day.

Kindness

Whilst my DH was watching the Australian F1 Grand Prix today I decided to have a play with my new WPlus9 Feathers and Florals Stamp and Die set and create a CAS card.

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Using a Zig brush marker I began by creating a blue smooshed watercolour splatter in the centre of the card. I stamped the sentiment several times using my Misti. The floral images were stamped twice, die cut then assembled in 3 layers with foam tape.

Materials used:
Stamps: WPlus9 Feathers & Florals, Reverse Confetti Paper Crane
Dies: WPlus9 Reathers & Florals
Inks: Altenew Mango Smoothie, Peach perfect, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades. Memento Black
Other: Zig brush marker cornflower blue, Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear droplets, white enamel dots, watercolour paper

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day.

I am entering this card in the HLS March Watercolour and HLS CAS March Diecut Challenge.

 

Happy Day

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew Inspiration Challenge, March 2017.

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It is such a “HAPPY” image, both in subject and colour, so I decided to use the word happy with Altenew’s Doodle Blooms using the challenge colours of yellow, orange and red.

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I first created some watercolour papers using my new Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks and used these behind the happy negative word die cut and also to stamp the flowers. I drew some white gel pen doodles on the flowers. I added some “movement”, reminiscent of the dancers, to the white background with ink splatters and the stitched strip die.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Die-namics Stitched strip, WPlus9 Happy Trio
Inks: Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks-Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick; Memento black
Other: watercolour paper, coloured rhinestones, white gel pen, black & white washi tape

Thanks for stopping by and “Have a Happy Day”.