On Sunday afternoon I spend some time colouring with Derwent colorsoft pencils, playing with Altenew stamps, ink, stencils, die, dots..........so relaxing! After I coloured my flowers, I worked on the background, at first I was afraid to "mess" it up, lol, but I think it added so much more depth and I am happy with the result. This card is for a friend, who has her 80th birthday coming up, she is an amazing lady.
Challenge day over at the CRAZIES, it is Hammock Day today and we are asked to create a card with relaxation in mind.First of all , making cards is relaxing, lol! Spending time in nature is something that will also relax me for sure. I am so lucky to live on a farm and we even have our own little bush, and a cabin with a creek.
It is close to home, so we will go there for walks with the dogs and have a coffee.
For my card today, I used the birds from Impression Obsession. I started out with the water, with oil pastels, then I used distress inks, and a variety of Art Impression and Stampscapes stamps. Sentiment is from Hero Arts. Making this card was also a relaxing time!! Love this hobby!
Happy Friday! Have you tried the Clarity brushes yet? A set of 4 super soft brushes, so easy to use, to get ink on with no lines or smudges, a great look with no effort. For my card today, I used some mini stencils from Tim Holtz, set number 25, with two Tim Holtz distress inks, iced spruce and worn lipstick. For the main big panel, you will find that your stencil is not big enough to cover it at one time, but I just move it around till a get full coverage, do not worry about over lapping,it will look great. After I ink up the brush , I just put the first few strokes on a scrap piece, and after that, I go back and forth where I want the colour, no lines, no smudges, you will love it!
The sentiment is from the Tulip set from Altenew, I stamped it a couple of times with Versafine black and the mini misti. Some Nuvo drops, because I could not resist, lol.
Happy Saturday! Today is the third Saturday of the month, and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This stamp is new to me, a garage sale find, but it is an older HERO arts stamp. Coloured with derwent inktense pencils, sentiment also from Hero Arts. Some yellow Nuvo drops and ribbon to finish the card off.
This Saturday is the third one of the month and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
The flower from Magnolia is heat embossed in gold and I played with my Derwent inktense pencils, trying out some different things than I usually do. The panel with the flower is partly cut out and I added some dew drops to it. Sentiment from Just Rite. Please come on over and see what the other design team members have created and get inspired or join us in the challenge.
Happy Saturday! It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
I took the liberty to change the sketch a bit, lol, you are free to do so if you need or want to, as long as you have fun creating!
The sketch had a circle in the middle but that did not work for me so I changed it to a square.
Stamps are from Art Impressions and Tim Holtz, I stamped with markers and blended it out with a damp brush to get a watercoloured look. Sentiment from MFT, butterflies from Martha Stewart, and some neptune Nuvo drops. The panel on the left is embossed.
Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. Yesterday was National Tea Day.....the challenge is to make something with tea or coffee.....I wanted to play more with my Tim Holtz stamps and the watercolour look with the flowers so I made the challenge work for me, lol.
I did my flowers in the pots, I don't have a stamp that says anything coffee so I put a sketch pen in my Cameo and printed my own sentiment!
Saturday means it is challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week it is ZOO LOVER'S DAY.....the great time about being on this design team is, that you can stretch the challenges, lol. That is what I did.....I used chickadees on my card, pretty sure they are in the ZOO too, most likely because they are every where, lol. But I really wanted to play with this set from Local Rubber King, I stamped the birds with distress markers and brushed on a glaze, when that was dry the fun begun....
I stamped, inked, sprayed, splattered, used inkagold, enamel embossing powder.....and so on.
It is the third Saturday of the month already and that means it is sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES. They take the guessing out of cardmaking, love a good sketch!
For this card I have used a Stampendous stamp, star lilies, and coloured it with derwent intense metallic pencils. The picture does not really show the shine but it is there. Sentiment out of my stash, I think it is stampendous too. Come on over and check out what the other design team members have created, get inspired and join us if you like!
Happy Friday! Oh,how I love Altenew stamps...all of them and they keep coming out with more....
This card is made with the Bamboo Roses , coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. I fussy cut them out and also some extra leaves, used a clear wink of stella pen to add some shine. The background is done with peeled paint distress ink and a stencil, sentiment from a thank you set from Altenew.
This card is already in the mail to Holland, where we spend a lovely week with family and friends.
Happy Saturday! Hope Mr. Blogger do as he says he does, lol, I am away on a trip to Holland to visit family. This week was World Book Day and we are asked to use something from a book on your card over at the CRAZIES. I had coloured the flowers earlier, they are from the Hello Sunshine set from Altenew and decided to use a bible verse. This verse is such a great reminder for me.
Flowers were coloured with Derwent inktense pencils and have a layer of shiny medium over them.
Use your words! Make your sentiment the focal point of your card, that is the challenge today over at the CRAZIES. Recently I bought some YUPO paper, for this card I used some alcohol inks on it, what a game changer! After it dried, the flowers were stamped along the bottom, they are from Altenew, hello sunshine. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in black, matted on silver, as a final touch, I added different colours of Nuvo drops.
Challenge time over at the CRAZIES today, with Valentine's day around the corner the challenge today is to use food/dining related theme on your card and the colour red.
I had to think hard what to use, since you can not really eat flowers, lol. In one of my drawers I found this cupcake stamp, I think it was from the $1 bin at Michaels , I stamped it, coloured it with Prismacolour pencils, cut it out and glittered it up. Some different shapes of Nestabilities, stars and a sentiment from Penny Black. Come and join us at the challenge or get inspired by the design team members! Hope you like it, Anja
It's Saturday and that means challenge time over at the CRAZIES!
This week we are asked to make a card with squirrels on it....my Cameo helped me out with those cute animals. Treestamp is from Inkadinkadoo stamped with markers and then blended out with some water. Paper out of my BIG stash.
Third week of the month means Sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES. You can find the details HERE. It is hard to see the wave border behind the rectangle panel, the circles are cut with the Silhouette, sentiment from MSE and paper......out of my stash....
I was going for the circle look, lol, Till next time, Anja