Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Colour INKspiration #46 Beautiful Bright Blooms

Welcome back for another round of creating with colour - and what a stunning colour palette this week.
I have tried a completely new style and playing with watercolour for this card. It's not perfect but it's ok for a beginner!
the aim is to get a large "drop" of colour and try to get the bulk of the colour at the base to form a more concentrated colour arc around the bead of liquid for the blooms. Not very obvious in the photos.
I added the stems with a black journalling pen, although I did stamp the stamens from the Colourful Seasons set.
The leafy undergrowth is one of the lovely plants from the hostess set Seasoned with Kindness.




It was quite a fun technique and I'll keep working on it. Here is another colour combination, and I also did some Dandelions with this technique too.



I think they make quite a funky look and will suit some of my nieces more than the regular floral cards I make. I do love the hand doodled stems of little leaves.


Next on the hop this week is Rachel, and she has created something lovely again this week.

Don't forget we love to see what these colours inspire you to create. Show us  a photo of your project on our facebook page.

  I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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Sunday, 25 November 2018

CTC205 - CASEing a Birthday card with a Christmas twist

Welcome back for another week. We are taking a Birthday card and CASEing it with A Christmas Twist. (copy and selectively edit)
Would you believe I am still drawn to Watercolour Cards?? I know hard to believe right?
I have CASEd a card I've done before from page 23.
I just love the little bird from Feathers and Frost, and the sentiment is from
Wishing you Well. The sprig punch just makes it all so easy.


You may recognise this card. Although I didn't do any stamping on the base layer, I have run the watercolour card through the Subtle embossing folder after I attached it to the green mat. It just stabilises the watercolourpanel, makes it flatter and makes it look like a piece of art!!

To be perfectly honest I have quite a lot of Emerald Envy (retired) green cardstock so I used that for the mats and there is a mix of Garden Green, Soft Suede an Emerald Envy in the watercolour panels. The little bird is coloured with blends which is super fast and easy.


A little bit of Tranquil Tide glimmer for a few sprigs adds just enough sparkle to qualify for a Christmas Card!


Before me this week is Sandra

next on the hop this week is Monique

Don't forget we love to see what you create too and you can join in our Facebook page with a photo of your project.



If you would like to order any of the sets or the tools you need to make this just click on any of the images below, and don't forget to use the hostess code if your order is less than $250. You will still have plenty of time to make these for Christmas if you order soon.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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Friday, 23 November 2018

Gate fold cards to showcase DSP


After yesterday's Gate fold card in the gorgeous Christmas colours I have one that is more summery and shows off some of the beautiful Needlepoint Nook embroidery paper.


The Project measurements are very easy:
  • Base layer A4 cardstock cut into a quarter - 10.5cm x 14.7cm
  • Gate fold strip card or DSP 10 cm x 28 cm
  • Score at 7 cm and 14 cm
  • Front square emblem = 7cm x 7cm
  • inside mat 7 cm x 10 cm
  • blank mat 6.5cm x 9.5cm
I'm thinking this style would work very well for using Memories and More cards on both the front and inside!!!

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Gate Fold Thankful card for Inspire. Create. Challenge #031

I was recently sent a gatefold card which I loved and it reminded me how easy they are and how affective - and so I have a few made in DSP tp share but this one is cardstock for the Inspire. Create Challenge this week using their gorgeous colours. it reminds me of Christmas but flowers, and I'm still having fun with the Needlepoint Nook set.


EDIT: guess what?
I was the winner for this challenge.


 The Project measurements are very easy:

  • Base layer A4 cardstock cut into a quarter - 10.5cm x 14.7cm
  • Gate fold strip card or DSP 10 cm x 28 cm
  • Score at 7 cm and 14 cm
  • Front square emblem = 7cm x 7cm
  • inside mat 7 cm x 10 cm
  • blank mat 6.5cm x 9.5cm


I added a second little flower at the top right to hold the card closed. Easy but very effective.
I'll have another one tomorrow using DSP -so pretty.
.... and Thankyou Julia Quinn for the motivation.


I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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