Monday, 9 January 2017

A card at last!

It's ages since I managed to get into my craft room and actually produce a card, but today I spotted this little butterfly which I had made from a drinks can, a die and some alcohol ink and thought it need somewhere to reside,  So I used a stencil from Stamplorations, which I dry embossed and then used as a mask to dust a little ink over the front of the card. The sentiment was computer generated,
It's for the challenge at CAS on Sunday where they are asking for Black white and one other colour.
It would be nice if I could get a few more cards made today!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year from HLS


Happy Little Stampers has a new challenge for 2017 and it's Stencilling!



It seems that my craft room has seen little of me over the holiday and I really feel the need to get back into the swing of cardmaking.
This one again uses Darnell's Brusho technique,... taping down the stencil onto cardstock, sprinkling with various colours of Brushos and then spritzing with water. The excess water was soaked up with a paper towel.
The letters and number are from MFT , I believe that the stencil is from the Craft Workshop.
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Friday, 2 December 2016

Masking using stencils

The challenge at HLS CAS challenge this time is to use a favourite technique.

At the HLS Craft retreat this year, Darnell developed a super technique of using Brushos and a stencil!
She taped down a stencil, sprinkled Brusho powders over it, then spritzed with water, blotting the ink with a paper towel fairly quickly after wetting.
Here I used a Craft Workshop stencil and the finished effect was over-stamped with an HLS butterfly, then die cut with the matching die. The sentiment is from the same set and the branch was die cut with  a die from Impression obsessions.

The die set  has an additional tiny leaf motif too and so I added a few to the branch, not sure which I prefer.
Here is the original paper which I stencilled and gave the Brusho treatment to... there's still lots left for other projects!





Pick your favourite technique or product you used from the past eleven CAS Challenges.  Please share why it's your favourite or any tips you learnt while doing it.

Below is a list of our previous challenges.



Not my usual colours!

Purple is not one of my 'go to' colours, although apparently it is a colour which can be worn by everyone.
Here I used a Memory Box bauble die, inlaid and filled with a snippet of card coloured by smooshing purple Inka Gold and Distress Inks  and then adding a little silver embossing in the form of stars.
I got the card the wrong way around in the Cuttlebug embossing folder and so ended up with a debossed pattern instead of being in relief.
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.
It's for the photo inspiration challenge at Just US Girls.
I love using the off cuts from making cards as smooshing pieces... it's seems such a waste to toss them.
I may have another crack at this colour combo!