When I count my blessings…

Addicted to Stamps and More, Cards, Crafters Companion, spectrum noir aqua markers

addicted to stampsHi all! Its Wednesday so another challenge starts over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week’s theme is ” Holiday”. I decided to go for “Thanksgiving” even though I’m not American or living in America, but I made a card for a very close friend of mine, who is American.thanksgiving main (1).jpgWhen I saw this sentiment over at Crafters Companion, called “Count my Blessings” I immediately thought of my friend and I was waiting for Thanksgiving so I could make the card for her.

The diecuts were made from dies I got from Crafters Companion too and I coloured them with my Aqua watercolour markers from Spectrum Noir.

Well I hope you were inspired by my card to create one for our challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and I look forward to seeing your creations over at the challenge link up.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Watercolouring with inkpads

Addicted to Stamps and More, Altenew, Cards, Spectrum noir, Watercolor

addicted to stamps n more anything goesHi all! Its Wednesday so another challenge starts over at Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme for this month is a favourite of most, “Anything Goes”! I look forward to seeing what you create for this theme.Watercolor with inkpads wmI did a little water colouring with my Harmony water-reactive ink pads from Spectrum Noir on Altenew’s beautiful stamp. The circle diecut behind the flower is an oldie but goodie diecut from Memory Box and I added a piece of card stock behind it to give it some interest.20191019_121813.jpgTo watercolour my image, I first stamped the ink pad onto an acrylic block and picked up the ink from there with my water brush. I then diecut the images and arranged them onto my card base.Altenew stampWell, I hope you’ll be inspired to play along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and thank you for stopping by. I hope you’ll pop over to my teammates’ blogs to visit their wonderful creations too!

Have a wonderful day doing something you love!

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Autumn is here

Addicted to Stamps and More, Cards, Clean and Simple cards, Watercolor

Addicted to stampsHi all! Its Wednesday, so another challenge starts over at Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme for this month is CAS -clean and simple, meaning lots of empty space on your card!Watercolor resist prod wmI decided to go for an Autumn themed card as I just love the colours of the falling gold and yellow leaves everywhere. I used the stamp from Crafter’s Companion and did a watercolour resist with my Spectrum Noir water-reactive inks, on part of the stamped image. Which means I first heat embossed the stamped images and then watercoloured over them so that the embossed image will stand out as the colour just washes over it and doesn’t stay.Watercolor resist cu wm.jpg The diecut flower was cut from a piece of paper coloured with the same inks pads and cut with a Sizzix die. The “Thanks” sentiment from Stamplorations was diecut from white card stock.

Well, I hope you liked my card and that it will inspire you to join in our challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More! Don’t forget to stop by my fellow teammates’ blogs to leave them some love too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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I’m also sharing this with:

Flower challengeThe Flower challenge – CAS

Stamplorations CASStamplorations – CAS Challenge with the optional twist of Autumn shades

Cas on fridayCAS on Friday – Big sentiment

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Autumn colours

 

Sending you a hug in a mug

Addicted to Stamps and More, Cards, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers

addicted to stampsHi all! Its Wednesday so another challenge starts over at Addicted to Stamps and more and this week, the theme is “Make Your Mark” so we want you to show us your amazing creations using your markers, pencils, watercolours… and anything else you have that makes a mark!Doctor's helpers markersI decided to use my Tri-Blend markers  from Spectrum Noir I got afew months ago, but never really even opened some of them. I love the idea of having coordinated colours all in one pen, but I’m not so confident in my colouring with markers, which is why I don’t use them so often. But I followed a tutorial on Skillshare by Julia Henze and I have to say I am quite happy with my result on my stamped images from Create a Smile called “Doctor’s Helpers”. The sentiment was handwritten in.Doctor's helpers cuThis has given me more confidence in colouring with my markers, so I bought a few digital images to colour in (I don’t know why now as I have soooo many stamps I could have used…).

Well I hope this has inspired you to start colouring and I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations over at Addicted to Stamps and More. Do pop over to see what amazing creations my fellow teammates have created just to inspire you to join in the fun!

Thanks for popping by and have a great day doing something you love!

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I’m also sharing this with:

male room.jpgThe Male Room challenge – Stay CAS

AAAAAA cards – One layer without the optional twist for me

Cas on fridayCAS on Friday -Masculine card

Butterflies

Addicted to Stamps and More, Cards, spectrum noir aqua markers

challenge 360Hi all! Its Wednesday so another challenge starts over at Addicted to Stamps and More. For this week, we have a wonderful Photo inspiration above and I can’t wait to see what you do with it!August calendar productsFor me, it was a chance to use the butterfly stamp from Crafters Companion, for the first time, and it was also such a pleasure to get a little water-colouring done, as I haven’t had much time since I started working again, and I really missed it! Using stamps also saved me at least an hour as I always take such a long time to draw my images as I’m not very good at it. I did a little photo tutorial below so grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!tutorial1

I started by stamping the butterfly with Spectrum Noir water-proof ink on 300g watercolour paper

 

 

 

 

 

tutorial2I used the Prussian Blue Aqua marker and just added a short stroke from left to right beside the body of the butterfly, then used a water brush to bring the colour to the rest of the wing

 

 

 

 

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I did the same on the other wing, being careful to leave some blank spots to fill in with my turquoise Aquatint brush from Spectrum Noir. This brush gives very vibrant colour.

I then added the black edges to my butterfly using my black Spectrum Noir Aqua marker

 

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To add my flowery wreath, I first drew a circle around my butterfly and then stamped in the flowers using flower stamps from Hampton Art.

To get the water-colour look, I pressed the stamps into my water-reactive ink pads from Spectrum Noir, lightly sprayed water on them and stamped it around my butterfly. Easy Peasy!

 

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Well, I hope my little tutorial was helpful and that it will inspire you to join in our challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the link-up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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I’m also sharing this over at:

Arty divas.jpgArty Divas – A new to me arty challenge…at last!

lemon shortbreadLemon Shortbread – Anything Goes

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGECraft Stamper Take it make it challenge

stamping sensationsStamping Sensations – Anything goes with flowers