Friday, 28 August 2015

Decking the Halls..

Post 157
For todays card I'm continuing on the festive route. Using the same stamp sets as the post 154 but a completely different card.
MFT's 'Jingle all the way' provided Rudolph, and W Plus 9's 'Festive Greetings' finished the card.

Once again water colour card was used as I HAVE to use my Kuretake clean color markers!!
I started by stamping and embossing my greeting using silver embossing powder.

The reindeer was stamped in Versafine Onyx black. I then had a trail of fairy lights from the reindeer around the card. I had to draw in the line from the reindeer to the start of the lights but after that the card was simple.

Everything coloured with the clean color markers, then the lights glossy accented, and the reindeer embellished with some white pen on his cheeks and rump.Finally the top right corner of the card was chomped using my corner chomper just to balance out the card.

Hope you like todays card.
I'm away for the bank holiday weekend...see you next week.
Happy crafting .
Clair xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The unforgettable elelphant...again!

Post 156
Another Unforgettable card!! Today I'm using the 'Unforgettable' stamps from W Plus 9 , Mama Elephants  'Block Party letters', and just a little bit of the Waffle Flower 'Lotus' set (the 'Birthday' part of the greeting).

I stamped the images on water colour card stock and coloured them using my water colours. 

The front of each letter is covered with some clear wink of stella and some glossy accents.
Down the side of the water colour panel was trimmed using the Lawn Fawn 'Stitched Scalloped Border dies' On the base card I adhered a sheet of the Lets Polka paper from Lawn fawns 6inch petite paper pack.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy crafting.
Clair xxx

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Doodle Buds

Post 155
Two for the price of one today! I know I won't get time to post tomorrow so you get a double posting today!!
For this card I've been playing with these happy stamps from W Plus 9 called 'Doodle Buds'.

I began with the flower heads, stamping and masking to fill up along the card (water colour cardstock). I went on to stamp/ mask to add in the stems. Then I added the birds from the W Plus 9 set 'Happy Mail'.
The clean color real brush markers from kuretake were used to colour the image. I used 2 colours on each of the flower petals, just scribbling in the colour then blending them together with a little water.

Once the image was completely dry I went in with my white pen and added a little pattern to some of the petals. I also added some glossy accents to the centre of each flower.
I finished the card with a lovely sentiment from the Doodle buds set, and a doodled line all the way around the card. 
I'm not too confident using all these bright vivid colours but I love how this card turned out. I have recently bought a little colour wheel , and I used it for this card to coordinate my colours. I can highly recommend investing in one, HERE is mine!

Hope you liked todays card too, let me know!
Happy crafting.
Clair xxx

A little bit festive!!!

Post 154
For todays card I'm feeling festive. The wonderful My Favorite Things and their 'Jingle all the way ' stamps are  used along with W Plus 9s 'Festive Greetings'.

The greeting was stamped and embossed in gold. The santa stamped then masked to allow for the tree behind him. This was all done on water colour card as I have finally aquired the Kuretake 'Real brush clean colour makers' and they are truly my new best friend!! ( haven't linked you to where I bought them as they have double in price!! )
I just coloured the image with various markers, blending as I went. I only used water when it came to grounding Santa!

I used some stickles on his beard. And wink of stella on his hat, belt and star.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy Crafting.
Clair xxx

Monday, 24 August 2015

Another bunch of Doodle Buds.

Post 158
I'm loving playing with these fabulous flowers from W Plus 9, the 'Doodle Buds'
For this card the flower heads have been stamped and masked to form a nice bunch, then the stems were stamped in. 

The image was coloured with the clean color markers, then doodled on with a white pen.

I then added dots all around the flowers using Julia Altemanns technique of one big dot with lots of little dots around gives a random look without the stress of trying to be random ( if that makes any sense at all!)
The card needed something extra once I'd doodled around it so I stamped some pinstripes on the card base and used the same colours to coordinate with the flowers. I used MFT's Pinstripe background stamp for this.

I hope you like todays card.
Happy crafting.
Clair xxx

Persian Motifs...

Post 153

Todays card uses the absolutely fabulous stamp set from Altenew, 'Persian Motifs'...needed this set for just SSOOOO long!!

I use some watercolour card to stamp and emboss the flowers, I did all my stamping, including the greeting before sprinkling on the olympic gold lustre embossing powder from Creative Expressions, and by happy accident some of the powder stuck to the sentiment, giving it an unusual but great look.

The flowers were painted using my Gansai Tambi watercolours from Kuretake

You can see my happy accident with the sentiment and embossing powder here. It has given it a kind of ombre' effect, moving from the black ink to the translucent gold....lovely.

The card was mounted onto a DL sized card, with a strip of coordinating card down one side.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy Crafting.
Clair xxx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Out with the girls!!!

Post 152
Such a fun image to colour!!! Love it. This is the wonderful 'Uptown Girls' from Art Impressions

The girls were stamped and embossed on watercolour paper, and painted using my gamsai tambi watercolours from Kuretake.

 I then fussy cut out the image, once it had fully dried, I truly hate fussy cutting , but my friend is worth it!
To finish, the greeting was cut from the Happy die by Mama Elephant and the birthday stamped from their 'Surprise sentiments'

The sunglasses were treated to some glossy accents and the handbags some wink of stella clear.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy Crafting.
Clair xxx

Monday, 17 August 2015

Simply Happy Birthday

Post 151
Todays card certainly turned out better than I thought it would.
Using Altenews stamps 'Floral Motif', I stamped, embossed in gold and masked the flowers, to build up the arrangement. I'll be honest it looked terrible once the embossing was finished, but I persevered and went on to paint it with my Gansai Tambi water colours from Kuretake.

It surprised me how the image just came to life, and I instantly love it once the first flower was painted.

I used the mama Elephant 'Happy' die in a rich red card and stamped the birthday under it.

I used some fun foam under the panel to give dimension, and stuck it to my base card, to which I had added a strip of the red card I'd used for the die cut.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy Crafting.
Clair xxx

Monday, 10 August 2015

Just the Lotus....

Post 150
Todays card is another with the Waffle Flower, Lotus stamps. 
Just stamped and embossed in a green irridescent embossing powder. Painted with my water colours

And a simple bit of doodling to frame the image.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy Crafting .
Clair xxx

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Orange Lotus

Post 149
Todays card I'm using the wonderful Lotus stamp set from Waffle Flower.
With this , I stamped and embossed in white, then masked the images as I stamped the next

I used my Kuretake Gamsai Tambi water color paints to colour the image.

I finished the image with a doodled line all the way around the image.

Both dragonflies have had their wings glittered with the Wink of Stella clear pen.

And all backed onto some orange card.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy Crafting.
Clair xxx

Monday, 3 August 2015

Unforgettable elephant

Post 148
Good morning crafty friends. Today's card was inspired by the card made on this video HERE thanks Julia for the inspiration.
With Julias card in mind I thought it would be fun to have the elephant blundering through the words, catching a letter on his way through.

The elephant and his balloon is from the W plus 9 stamp set 'Unforgettable', after laying out the birthday letters, from Mama Elephant, 'Block party'.
I stamped the elephant, then masked him and proceeded to stamp the letters around him.

I used my distress markers to watercolour the image, giving the letters an ombre look.
The card was matted on to some Lawn Fawn decorative paper then onto the card base.
Finishing things off with some faux stitching.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy craftying.
Clair xxx

Lotus 60th

Post 147
Todays card uses the beautiful stamps from Waffle Flower called 'Lotus'. Simply stamped and embossed using some green lustre powder from cosmic shimmer.

Then painted using my much loved Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colour.

I cut out the numbers and stamped around using a mish mash of stamp sets to get the greeting I needed.

The panel was finished off with some sequins and a co ordinating strip of card under the main panel.

Hope you like todays card.
Happy crafting.
Clair xxx