Friday, 31 March 2017

Thankful butterfly

Hi everyone, I stamped a few of these woodgrain backgrounds a while ago and thought I'd use one for this card.

I used a few distress inks to colour the wood, fussy cut the stamped sentiment and trimmed up a diecut to frame it. The butterfly is coloured with distress inks and fussy cut too.

I'm linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,

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Also the things with wings challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday.

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At Word Art Wednesday the theme is anything goes.

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Darklroom Door woodgrain stamp; distress inks, versafine ink & clear ep; Stampin Up sentiment and buterfly stamp; inktense pencils; Mpress die trimmed to suit the shape of the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Washi tape balloons

Hi everyone, I am hoping that everyone in the northern rivers area is safe and dry after the terrible floods we've been having! Our roads were briefly cut by flood waters but our thoughts and prayers are with those who have had to be evacuated.

I needed a quick and easy card for a friend and thought I'd put this colourful washi tape to use, finally! It fits the theme at Scrapbook Boutique where they have this gorgeous mood board for inspiration.
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I'm also linking up to the challenge at AAA Cards where the theme is diecuts.

Edited to Add: This also fits the theme at Time Out where the theme is 'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars' Thanks Anita!

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Cuttlebug Love Language embossing folder; Memory Box Prima labels die; Paper Smooches balloon die; heart washi tape; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Cactus flowers in a recycled perfume bottle coloured with alcohol inks!

Hi everyone, the weekend is drawing to a close,
 but I've had a lot of fun catching up with family, so I'm happy!

This project cases some paper flowers by Sarita at Little Princess Cards. I saw them on pinterest and loved them! She has a great tutorial on her site and I decided to put mine onto wires in a vase, so poked 2 holes into the circle and "threaded" the florist wire through to create these stems.

 Mine are a little skeletal in the photo, bit more substantial in real life. I've popped the wires into a recycled perfume bottle that I've coloured with alcohol inks. There's some green glass chips from Ikea inside to give some weight to the bottle.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is handmade flowers.

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The flowers are made by cutting pieces of card from a scrap, so I'm also linking up to the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. Mind you, I've still got plenty left from the scrap I was cutting from, reckon I could easily make another 3 flowers!!

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Metallic gems from stash coloured with chameleon pens; florist wire; glossy accents; alcohol inks.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Smooshed infusions paint & and butterflies.

Hi everyone, I'm back with the card I made from the leftover infusions and paint from my last post.

I smooshed the panel through the leftover colour a number of times and manipulated it so the brownish tones dripped where I wanted them. In real life it looks a bit like faux marbling.

I'm linking up to a few challenges.

At Happy Little Stampers Watercolour the optional theme is smooshing.

At Addicted to Stamps and More the theme is make your mark.
I've coloured the butterflies with Inktense pencils.

At Seize the Birthday it's anything goes.

At Work it Wednesday the theme is to use the colour green.


Edited to add: I'm also linking up to the CAS Mix up Card Challenge where Loll, Bonnie and the the team are celebrating their 1st birthday, Congratulations!
In addition to stamping and smooshing, I've used fussy cutting and dry embossing.

PaperArtsy pearl glaze and infusions - a little bit jaded; Finetec gold watercolour paint; Hero Arts antique engravings butterfly stamp; versafine ink & clear ep; Inktense pencils; sentiment sticker; Darice crackled embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Infusions, paint and ink.

Hi everyone, so glad it's the weekend again! Chores are getting done and I've been playing with infusion powders.

I love how these feathers turned out, although they do look a lot like leaves!
I sprinkled infusions powder onto some watercolour paper then spritzed it with water. I poured a little  Paper Artsy pearl glaze onto a craft mat and diluted it with lots of water using a small brush. I also added some Finetec gold watercolour paint to the mat. Then I smooshed the paper through the glaze and paint on the craft mat a few times until I was happy with the effect. I also brushed a layer of the diluted pearl glaze over the paper, the leaves have a lovely pearly gold sheen to them.

I've made another project with the leftovers on the craft mat, waste not want not lol!

To finish the card I embossed with a Darice folder and used a few distress inks to add some colour. I also swiped walnut stain and some gold ink around the edge.

The PaperArtsy Blog has a challenge that is closing soon! The topic is to use PaperArtsy infusions and paint. There are loads of amazing creations to inspire you. I chose Clare's card here, I was inspired by the jade colour and using diecuts. Clare's card with the diecut silhouette looks fantastic, beautifully CAS. 

Since one of the techniques I used was smooshing paper through the paint, I'm also linking up to the
 Cas mix up card challenge. I've used smooshing, stamping, embossing and diecutting.

PaperArtsy a bit jaded infusions and pearl glaze; distress inks in tumbled glass, peacock feathers, weathered wood, pumicestone and walnut stain. Finetec gold watercolour paints; Stampin Up feathers die and sentiment; Darice feathers on the side embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x