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Monday, 11 December 2017

In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall



This is the second of my two watercolour postcards, for it I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas set.


For the layout I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I’ve just gone super simple with the two corner elements.  I made five of this design and got varying amounts of detail in the ornaments and leaves, on some you can see the patterns in others the stamps were obviously too wet so I ended up with a silhouette image.

Over at Addicted to CAS they are looking for sparkle so I’ve added some to my card by cutting my sentiment from a Deco Sheet.  I love how you get all that glittery sparkle with none of the mess.

I’m also linking my card at CAS on Friday for their current Christmas challenge.

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Clearly Besotted Dies ~ Merry Christmas (retired)
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Blueprint Sketch, Festive Berries, Pine Needles, Pumice Stone & Wild Honey
Papers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Deco Sheets ~ Holiday
Stamps
Challenges

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…made with little hands, full hearts, glitter and glue



Sharing a quick CAS card I made featuring the pretty Adornments stamp from Penny Black.


I did two designs on these watercolour paper postcards I had in my stash to give with small gifts at work.  I simply stamped the image with some Archival Ink (for the hanger and top) and two colours of distress ink.  I then used a brush and some water to ‘colour’ the baubles.  The stamps give a lovely hand painted effect that is easy even for a non-artist like me to achieve.

Over at CAS Mix Up they are giving you two free themes plus the set stamping one.  I’ve used embossing (heat) to add in my sentiment and watercolouring.

Christmas is the optional twist over at Happy Little Stampers for their watercolour challenge so I am entering my postcard there.  I’m also linking up in the anything goes challenge at CAS Watercolour as I’ve got the watercolouring and the CAS part covered.  This is actually the CAS-est thing I’ve ever done as it is literally a one-layer card, quite a scary thing for someone like me who usually mats at least twice!

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Archival Ink ~ Ground Espresso
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany & Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Ground Espresso
Papers
Strathmore ~ Watercolor Postcards
Stamps
Penny Black ~ 40-574 Adornments
Your Next Stamp ~ CYNS487 Very Merry Wise Men
Challenges

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

…stars, flowers and children



I’m sharing a CAS card featuring the My Baby Shower image from All Dressed Up.


To make up my card I followed the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch, I just flipped it upside down.  I couldn’t fit my chippies all on the same side of the image so I did split my sentiment above and below the linear element.

I love adding clear embossing powder over the Make it Crafty chippie words (which are just awesome by the way!).  Doing so has also meant I can play along at Crafter’s Café for their embossing challenge.  I had toyed with printing the image on vellum and embossing it also but decided to stick with some water colouring instead.

As I made this card for a colleague to welcome his new little boy into the world I am also entering it into the current challenge at Crafty Friends, where they are looking for projects for babies or children.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors ~ No 10 White, No 34 Dark Pink, No 46 Brown, No 47 Dark Brown & No 95 Silver
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Blueprint Sketch & Tumbled Glass
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Baby Blue Medium
Stamps
Challenges

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