Friday, 21 July 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! blog hop - Technique - Water Colouring/Washing

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Welcome to our Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our favourite Techniques.
You are currently here with me Kim Oliver -Australia
The full line up closer to the end of this post will guide through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite (theme related question)? 
I just love water colouring, so that is what I have chosen to show you today.
I used one of out products for the first time EVER today and FELL IN LOVE!!
More info later.
I have added a little pictorial explanation for you to help visualise the wash.

Quirky Critters

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I chose the Quirky Critters stamp set for my projects today. They are just so darn cute! Aren't they !?!
I have used the adorable Narwhal and Pheasant.


OMG Heat and Stick and Dazzling Diamonds.....Squeee WHY haven't I tried this before!

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It looks amazing!

So, after washing the backgrounds, leaving to dry and cutting to size. 
I dusted one back ground with embossing buddy. 
I then used my versamark re-fill and placed a few drops onto my clear block. Using the same brush that I used for the wash, I wiped the versamark over the colour. 
I then poured some Heat and Stick powder over the versamark, tapping off any excess. 
I heated this and then poured on the Dazzling Diamonds, tapping off the excess for this also. 
I re-heated everything and left to dry.

Quick Visual Aid for Water Washing

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*When colouring the critters try and be as quick as possible when applying the ink and water mix BUT you must build your layers slowly, drying between layers.

I used the stitched shape framelits to cut out my images and backed them onto Berry Burst card stock using the larges scalloped Layering Circle.

Special Quirky

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For this card I used the Ruffles TIEF Embossing folder after the water wash was finished and the card stock wash almost but not quite dry.
*Leaving the card stock slightly damp, helps to keep the embossing bolder for longer. It then stiffens when it dries, so that it keeps it's shape when posting and handling etc.

Quirky Hello

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For the background ephemera I layered some Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with the Decorative Ribbon Border for the 'Quirky Hello' Pheasant and the Pick A Pattern Washi Tape for the 'Special Quirky' Narwhal.
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To finish I have added some black sequins from the metallic sequins range to the pheasant and Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the Narwhal.

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects. To keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.







I do hope you enjoyed my card projects today.
If you are wanting to purchase any of the items I used to create my card with, then please use the carousel below. It has all of the items used and is linked directly to my store.

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Thank you so much for visiting with me toady. 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in comments below. 
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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - CASEing the Catty



Welcome back everyone 😊 
Today I am taking part in the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. 
You are currently visiting Kim Oliver from Australia. 
All of participants are CASEing projects from the beautiful new 2017-2018 Catalogue.

This is the card from the catalogue which I have chosen to CASE and can be found on pg 176



It uses the fabulous Embossing Paste and  the Pattern Party Decorative Masks along with the Feather Together stamp set.

And here is my CASE:

A True Gentleman

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Basics of the card.
The card base is Thick whisper white and the layer is Elegant Eggplant.
The embossing paste has been coloured with Elegant Eggplant and Dapper Denim. 
The feathers were stamped using differing layers and stamping off before stamping onto the card stock in Elegant Eggplant.  
I overlaid the focal with Vellum just to soften the impact of the purple colour and make the sentiment stand out.
I also heat embossed the paste in silver to add sparkle and movement in direct light.

Open and Angled View

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The Dapper Denim twine was added along with the metallic sequins just to add some textural elements and interest points.
The inside was created using the Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White in layers. T
o carry the theme through to the inside I stamped a single feather inside, using the same technique as the front.

Angled View


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I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting (your name). Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!"









If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create my project with then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed plus it is linked directly to my store.


When shopping with me don't forget to enter the Hostess code for July




Thank you so much for visiting with me today. 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in comments below. 
I always reply.