Monday, 19 February 2018

Acrylic metallic inks

My local art store had some Liquitex metallic acrylic inks on sale.  I'm a sucker for anything metallic so I just couldn't resist trying them out at 50% off. I had some fun with some abstract acrylic pouring and stamping.  It's a bit wild but I think I like it.
My inspiration for this card came from Red Queen Art blog, Eleanor has the most amazing pieces of acylic mixed media abstract art in card form.  I highly recommend you browse through some of her pages and leave a little comment, we all love comments on our cards.

This one is mixed media card with some background stamping and scribbles representing pen and ink.  The inkwell stamp is from a Sheena Douglas set which I used platinum embossing powder and Versamark then I fussy cut and watercoloured. The pen nib is from a Ken Oliver vintage art supply set.  I die cut the feather and threaded it through the nib.  I used a spiral bind stamp and pierced the card along the edge of the rings

Card number 2 I added a little texture paste, stenciling,die cuts and some text stamping for the background.

For the next two I used Canvas for a little more texture and added die cuts (from snippets) and a Stampendous crackle stamp.

I hope you like them, I am entering these for the following cheallenges

Card Recipe
Stamps: Purple onion (Time),  Sheena Douglas, Doe craft
Paper: mixed media, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Delicata Gold
Accessories: feather die, metal pen nib embellishment (Ken Oliver), Liquitex mealic inks, India ink, plastic card.
Techniques: Metallic Acrylic inks, stamping, die cut, embelishment
Card Recipe
Stamps: Spellbinders - Seth Apter
Paper: mixed media, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Memory box die, Ali Express Die, Carabelle stencil,
Techniques: Metallic Acrylic inks, stamping, die cut,
Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: Canvas, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Gina Marie Die, Ali Express Die
Techniques: Metallic Acrylic inks, stamping, die cut,
Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampendous,
Paper: Canvas, Black, 110lb white
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Tim Holtz Die
Techniques: Metallic Acrylic inks, stamping, die cut

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Watercoloured Heart Two Cards

I don't own many heart dies but out of the few I have this is one  of my favorites. I used the die against a Distress watercolour background and then used the same die cut on a piece of saran background I made a few weeks ago.  I cut out that pretty flower and butterfly portion and lay it against a layered stamped background.

 I then thought what would the die cut look like without the heart. Well I think it looks awesome.
It took the same die and trimmed off the heart to leave this pretty flower butterfly die cut.

Here's my Twofer

I'm entering this in 

Card Recipe 1
Stamps: Ranger sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, watercolour
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Distress Oxides inks, Ali Express die
Techniques: Die cutting, Distress Oxide

Card Recipe 2
Stamps: Bo Bunny, Rubbernecker, Ranger, LimeCitron
Paper: Coated Card, 110lb white
Ink: Distress oxide, Ranger archival
Accessories: Die cut Ali express, Distress oxide stamping
Techniques: Saran wrap background, die cut.

Friday, 16 February 2018

CAS Watecolour Mid month reminder

Hi everyone, it's the middle of February and reminder time at CAS Watercolour so if you haven't headed over yet to check out all the wonderful cards you'll have so much fun.  Bonnie is our host for this month and Sue of Sue's Card Craft is our Guest Designer and of course there's the design team all with awesome inspiration.

Also I have some exciting news.  There's going to be a new Christmas Card challenge for everyone to play along with hosted by Loll and Bonnie.  I'm sure everyone will be looking forward to this one.

Now onto my card for this months CAS watercolour challenge card 😊

I found a little swatch of watercolour card with Distress oxide splatter on it in my UFO box.  It looked to pretty to throw away so I added a little more colour and stamped this scribble heart from one of the Stampers anonymous sets.  The heart is coloured using distress oxide inks then spritzed  with a mixture of water and perfect pearl.  I finally I added a few blue gems I found at the dollar store.

Then a bit of an oops, I made the typical mistake of removing the stamp from my MISTI before I was done. Distress oxides give a chalky effect on the surface which I wanted to brighten after I watercoloured, so I used a blue pen to re-outline the heart. It's a scribble heart so I thought it would be OK.  Note to self should leave my stamps in until I'm completely done 😊

You can't really see the shimmer but it's there IRL.

I hope you like it, and I'd love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous. Bebunny (Crafters Companion) sentiment.
Paper: 110lb white, Navy, 140lb watercolour
Ink: Ranger archival, Distress oxide
Accessories: MISTI, Gems Navy Fine line pen
Techniques: Distress oxide smoshing., watercolouring

Sunday, 11 February 2018

More steampunk

I posted a steampunk card  last week using canvas as my background. and only used a small portion of the sheet.  So here are the other two cards I created using the rest. 
For the first I continued the steampunk theme, the second I have more of an autumn look

The canvas was watercoloured using Vintage photo distress inks once dry I placed dry embossed it using a random letter embossing folder.  i then sprayed with some Lindy's Stamp Gang mica sprays and  stenciled the background with some crackle paste.  the gears and clock were aged using Artisan powders.  The  background was stamped with Alison Bomber typed quotes and magenta circles.

The Second is leaves and crackle paste. I added more distress inks to my die cut leaves and then different crackle pastes,

yes all these are out of the same sheet of Canvas.
I'm entering these for the following challenges

Card Recipe