Saturday 18 March 2017
We have had some beautiful Spring days here and so I have been spending alot of time in the garden instead of making cards. As we moved last year I am eagerly awaiting new growth in the garden as it is all a surprise, I do know we have some flowering cherry trees and I can't wait to see them in full bloom.
These two note cards are inspired by the cherry tree blossom, this top one was an experiment and I am pleased with the result, I used the Altenew "Beautiful Bloom" stamping with distress inks on watercolour paper and adding lots of highlights with Zig Markers, then I added loads of water to get this soft effect. The base square is a Simon Says die and I have embossed the edge in Gold before adding the sentiment and sequins.
For the second card I die cut another square of watercolour card and stamped and embossed in white the flower outline, then I added Raspberry distress ink, The flowers and leaves are stamped and embossed in gold then fussy cut before pop dotting on the card,
I am adding both cards to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Bit O'Green" and the Simon Says Flickr Group Challenge #67 "Think Spring" the Simon Says product I have used is the stitched square die on both cards.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend
Friday 10 March 2017
After seeing all the fabulous cards posted using the Altenew " Beautiful Day" stamp set I knew I had to have it. At last it has come and I couldn't wait to ink it up. For this first card I have stamped and embossed in gold and then fussy cut all the images. I then stamped the flower with distress inks and coloured the remaining elements with Copics. The sentiment die is by Simon Says. I am really pleased with this stamp set and know I will be using it loads!!!
I am adding this card to three challenges, the first at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "For a Special Lady" The second is the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge#66 "Colouring" and lastly the Flickr Group Love Handmade Cards "Spring" Challenge.
For the second card I have stamped onto water colour paper and coloured with my Zig Markers, again the sentiment die is by Simon Says. This card is also for the Simon Says Flickr Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.
It really is Spring like here today the sun is shining and its a beautiful day,so I thing I shall be in the garden this afternoon.
Have a great weekend.
Tuesday 7 March 2017
I have got very behind with the 30 Day Colouring Challenge organised by Kathy, Here are two more cards I have made both coloured with my Zig Brush markers. This first one is using an old Hero Arts stamp, embossed in white then the coloures have been smooshed over, I then added some highlights of colour with the pens. The sentiment is from Simon Says. I am adding this also to the Simon Says Flickr group challenge #66 "Colouring".
For this card I used the Tim Holtz Flower Garden set also stamped and embossed in white before colouring.
I am now off into the garden, we have lots to do !!
Saturday 4 March 2017
I wanted to take part in Kathy's 30 Day Colouring Challenge but am a little behind already, I have made two tags, this first one using the Honey Bees Country Bloom set and coloured with Zig Brush Markers. This is for Day one of the Challenge.
For Day 2 I have used the Simon Says Spring Blooms set again, this really is my favourite set at the moment its so versatile. Its stamped and embossed in gold and coloured with Zig markers.
I shall also add these tags to the current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "Tag your it" and also two challenges over at flickr, Simon Says "Colouring" Challenge and Love handmade cards "Spring "Challenge.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend, we are having spring like showers then sun today. Spring is definitely on its way.