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Monday, 20 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps/Lee Holland - Teddy Christmas


I've been thinking about no line colouring a lot recently, experimenting with different colouring techniques is not something that I really get the time to do lately, but I have been wanting to try this out with my Zig Markers for some time.

However this technique was covered, using Copics (I have done the technique in Copics back when I used to colour with them), at the recent Whimsy Craft retreat, and although some of the steps didn't really work with Zig markers, I thought I would give it a go. Whilst the effect wasn't perfect (particularly as I did not have the right stamping ink with me!), it intrigued me enough to find some time to work on it at home. Due to time and work constraints, I had to do this in 2 separate sittings spaced some weeks apart, but I'm happy to say that I finally got it finished and on a card.

So this is Teddy Christmas, no lines water coloured with Zig Markers.

I used the following Zig Markers to colour him:

Turquoise Green, Persian Green, Pink, Dark Pink, Light Gray, Mid Gray and Dark Gray.

I fussy cut him out and popped him up on some foam tape on a card base made from Grout Gray cardstock with some pink gingham paper.

The Christmas is cut with an older discontinued Whimsy die from some pink glitter paper and the sentiment, stamped with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink, is from the St Nicholas stamp set.

I finished off with a few enamel dots.

Teddy ChristmasSt. Nicholas*NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots

That's all from me today, thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Balancing Elf


I have a little Whimsy Stamps inspiration for you today, but please excuse the lighting on my photo which isn't as great as i would like. The nights are really drawing in now, especially since the clocks went back an hour here and it really is very dark by the time I get home from work now.

Anyhooooooo.............I made this CAS card using last the rubber stamp 'Balancing Elf' from last month's release, which I stamped onto some Bristol Smooth paper and watercoloured with my Zig Markers, I really do seem to be using these all the time now.
Once finished I cut out my image with one of the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles dies and stamped in green with one of the Fadoodle stamps.

I cut some green gingham patterned paper with the largest of the Hand Stitched Rectangles, and adhered that to my card base, then I glued my image directly on top.
I stamped a sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set, masking off the first part of the sentiment, and cut a little banner in bright pink card stock to match the colour of the wrapping on the top present. To finish off I added a few Christmas Cheer enamel dots.

I do think that this year I've managed to make more Christmas cards than ever before, how about you, are you ready for Christmas, getting there, haven't even started yet?

I've included links to the items in the Whimsy shop below, you can get there by clicking on the image.

Balancing ElfHand Stitched Nested RectanglesOh What FunFaDoodlesChristmas Cheer Enamel Dots

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

MFT Woofing you a Happy Birthday


I have a fun little card to share with you today.

Using an older MFT Stamp Set, Birdie Brown's Lucky Dog, I first randomly stamped my little dog all over a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Black Versafine Ink, also stamping some paw prints from the same set.

I coloured these in with my Zig Markers and trimmed my panel with a large rectangle die and adhered it to a card base made with some Limelight card stock.
I coloured up an extra dog and cut that out with the matching Die-namics.

I stamped a sentiment from the set in black ink on a scrap of Limelight card stock cut out with a banner die from Blueprints 20.
I cut a panel of heavyweight vellum and adhered that, centering it over my base, and hiding the glue b
behind the elements. I added my banner and my little dog with some foam tape, and finished with a few enamel dots.

I hope you like it, this one was lots of fun to make.