Thursday, 27 April 2017

Rusty Teapot

Today's Ways to Use It challenge over at SCS is "Two for Tea" (to feature tea on your card), and with tea being my favourite beverage, I had to take part!

A while back I was at Loll Thompson's house and we played with her rusting powder. I used it to edge a couple of panels, and I still had one sitting in my UFO box. It was the perfect size for the stamp I used (teapot and sentiment all in one stamp), and also the rusty colour is the colour of tea (regular black tea at least!).

I stamped in Distress Oxide Vintage Photo (the new oxide inks stamp nice and sharp compared to the regular Distress inks), heat embossed, and then coloured in the teapot with a bit of the ink.  I sponged a bit of regular Antique Linen around the stamping so it wasn't so stark white - I wanted quite a vintage look.

I mounted it on fun foam on a piece of text dp.

In case you're interested in how the rusting powder is used: you paint gesso around the edges of the cs, then sprinkle on the rusting powder, let the gesso dry, then spritz with vinegar, let it dry, and repeat the vinegar a couple more times. It streaks and runs just the way something does when it goes rusty. Quite a neat effect but it has a really horrid smell during the process!

Stamps - Hampton Art
Ink - Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Distress Antique Linen
Paper - white cs, unknown dp
Size - A2
Accessories - rusting powder, gesso, vinegar, clear embossing powder, fun foam

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Clingy Thank You

This week's SCS Technique Lovers' Challenge is "Let's Get Clingy" - make a cling wrap background.  I used the technique seen here in Lydia's tutorial. 

I used red brushos, spritzed with water, and scrunched up cling wrap on top of it. It made a perfect background for the die cut leaves and sentiment (both of them cut twice and glued together for more substance). I embellished with a scattering of sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - cling wrap, red Brushos, Memory Box leaf die, Tattered Lace sentiment die, sequins, fun foam

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Inlaid Snowy Trees

Just enough time to get one last card made for April's CAS Mix Up challenge "Inlaid Die Cutting".

I had a small piece of Distress ink watercoloured background in my scrap box that I thought would make a nice wintery sky.  I die cut the Tim Holtz tree line out of it, and then die cut it again out of glitter cs.  Fitted the glitter one into the blue one.

And then stamped some snowflakes and a sentiment on the blue part and heat embossed with sparkly white embossing powder.

I popped it up on fun foam on a dry embossed background.

You have just a couple more days to enter CAS Mix Up.  Entries close on April 24th.  We'd love to see some more CAS cards with inlaid die cuts - and don't forget some stamping and at least one other element (for example, I have heat embossing and dry embossing on this card).

Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment, Rubber Stamp Tapestry snowflakes
Ink - ColorBox White, Distress Faded Jeans and Broken China
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs, white glitter cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Tim Holtz Tree Line die, white sparkly embossing powder, Embossalicious embossing folder, fun foam

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Inspired Peonies

Yet another card for the CAS Watercolour April challenge of Green and Pink.

It's also for the SCS Inspiration Challenge to choose an image from a Pinterest board called Floral Arrangements.  I chose this image:

And here's the card I was inspired to make:

I stamped my Penny Black image in Versafine Smokey Grey so that it was a bit lighter than stamping in black. Then watercoloured the image, splattered a tiny bit around the edges, added a sentiment, die cut with a stitched edge die, bordered in green, and popped up on a cream card base.

I used a new sentiment stamp that I really like.  I recently spent a few days with my sister who lives 3,000 miles away so I'm going to send it to her.

Stamps - Penny Black Centerpiece, Impression Obsession sentiment
Ink - Versafine Smokey Grey
Paper - watercolour paper, green and cream cs
Size - 5.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, fun foam, Lil Inkers stitched square die