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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Explore the World

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Morning all and Happy Hump Day!

It’s almost time for the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda

The new stamps are designed by Stacey Barrass. There are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Find Your Wings’

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I felt like going bright for today’s card and wanted to show that although I have coloured with watercolour markers that you can still achieve bold and bright colours.

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The black matting and frame really help all the colours pop

Supplies:

  • Image: Find Your Wings A6 Stamp Set by Stacey Barrass from Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum AquaMarkers
    • Marigold (Floral), Sunflower (Floral), Navy (Primary), Teal (Primary), Marine (Nature), Moss (Essentials), Bud Green (Floral), Chestnut (Nature), Orange (Primary) and Wildflower (Floral)
  • Card: Watercolour Card, Matt Black Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Centura Pearl Fresh White Card 
  • Sentiment: From the ‘Better Together’ Stamp Set
  • Ink: Archival Jet Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Gems and Crackle Accents

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Full Bloom

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Morning all! I have another card made with the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda on Thursday.

The stamps are designed by Stacey Barrass and there are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Beautiful Bloom’

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I tried a slightly different technique on this one. I inked the stamp using Spectrum Noir AquaMarkers and stamped. I then used a waterbrush to pull the colour in from the stamped lines. It looked pretty but didn’t pop, so I over stamped with black ink and think it looks much better. 

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Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Monday, 24 April 2017

Earth Music

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Morning all! The Easter Break is over so it’s back to the routine of school runs and things today.

So with a quick cuppa in hand before the hustle and bustle starts I thought I would pop on and share another make with the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda on Thursday.

If you didn’t see yesterday’s post they are designed by Stacey Barrass and there are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Find Your Wings’

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I love those feathery wings! 

I have watercoloured this one using Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils. I’ve just use the Essentials Set of AquaBlend pencils and although it was a challenge I love the earthy/natural look it has given to the image.   

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Originally I had the image against a white background but it looked a little too stark, so I created some light stripes with pencils and dragged the colour with a Clear Sparkle Pen.

And the background bird for the sentiment was stamped in pale grey ink and the coloured pulled in with a waterbrush.

Supplies:

  • Image: Find Your Wings A6 Stamp Set by Stacey Barrass from Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum AquaBlend Pencils - Essentials Set:
    • Ebony
    • Iron Grey
    • Ginger
    • Tobacco
    • Nutmeg
    • Squash
    • Apricot
    • Black Umber
    • Coral
    • Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Card: Watercolour Card, Matt Black Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Kraft Card 
  • Sentiment: From the ‘Better Together’ Stamp Set
  • Ink: Archival Jet Black Inkpad and Distress Pumice Stone Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Pearls and Chipboard Hearts

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Beautiful Bloom

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Afternoon all! We are almost at the end of the Easter Holidays and I’m having a nice lazy Sunday afternoon, while Hubby is taking Mr 7 to his Beavers St Georges Day Parade.

I thought I would pop on and tell you about the new stamps Crafters Companion are bringing to Hochanda on Thursday. They are designed by Stacey Barrass and there are two floral sets ‘Perfect Peony’ and ‘Beautiful Bloom’, two sets with birds ‘Little Birdie’ and ‘Find Your Wings’ and two sentiments sets ‘In Full Bloom’ and ‘Better Together’

This is one of the cards I have made with the stamp set ‘Beautiful Bloom’

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Aren’t those flowers amazing? I have watercoloured them using Spectrum Noir AquaMarkers.

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And I thought they would look fabulous popped against the black

Supplies:

  • Image: Beautiful Bloom A6 Stamp Set by Stacey Barrass from Crafters Companion 
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum AquaMarkers
    • Burgundy (Primary),
    • Begonia (Floral),
    • Moss (Essentials),
    • Sea Green (Nature)
    • Marigold (Floral)
  • Card: Watercolour Card, Matt Black Card, Neenah Solar White Card and Kraft Card 
  • Sentiment: From the ‘In Full Bloom’ Stamp Set
  • Ink: Archival Jet Black Inkpad
  • Embellishments: Doodling, Pearls and Chipboard Hearts

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Pretty in Plaits

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Evening all. We have some more inspiration of  this months new images Wendy has added to the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop. There is Happy 40th, 50th and 60th (you get all three images), Pretty in Plaits, Spring Walks and Butterfly Bunny:

Earlier in the month I shared some inspiration for the All Dressed up FB Group using Butterfly Bunny and this time round, for the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog, I’ve used Pretty in Plaits:

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Dug out a favourite paper pad to use with this image:

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Supplies:

  • Image: Pretty in Plaits from All Dressed Up
  • Colouring Medium: Spectrum Noir Original Makers (unless mention otherwise)
    • Skin: Illustrators TN8, EB1, FS7, FS8, FS9; Original DP2, DP1, PP2, PP1
    • Hair: EB8, EB5, EB3, RB2
    • Pink: AP4, AP2, AP1, MG1
    • Red: CR9, CR7, CR1
    • Yellow: GY5, GY4, GY3, GY1
    • Green: AG4
    • Clear Sparkle Pen
  • DP: DecoTime
  • Card: Green Card, Kraft Card and Copic X-Press It Blending Card
  • Stamps: Teenage Girl Sentiments from Lili of the Valley
  • Ink: VersaFine ‘Onyx Black’ Inkpad
  • Dies & Punches: Tonic Scalloped Square Layering Dies, Magnolia Old Swedish Lace Die and Elegant Nest Dies from Polkadoodles
  • Embellishments: UTEE Bows (made with my melt pot) and pearls

Don’t forget to hop across to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and take a look at the rest of the new release inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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