Monday, 23 April 2018

Baby Bottle

I've made a second card for the new release of baby images at Lili of the Valley which are due out today.  I've created a bottle shaped base card and added the Clouds image in a pink theme.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Giraffe/Basket/Brown teddy: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • T-shirt: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Baby: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Bunnies: Worn Lipstick
  • Blue teddy: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Birds: Brushed Corduroy, Tattered Rose
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Baby's clothes: Seedless Preserves
  • Clouds: Weathered Wood

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 22 April 2018

Heffalump Babygro

There's an adorable new baby themed release due tomorrow at Lili of the Valley and I've made this card using one of the cute new images. This guy's called Scruffy Edward and I've used the balloon he comes with to create a bunch which I've fussy-cut and linked to the heffalump using embroidery thread.  I've added some small heart buttons and doodle-stitch around all the edges in markers which complement the papers.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Elephant: Weathered Wood, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Hickory Smoke
  • Jumper: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke, Antique Linen
  • Balloons: Stormy Sky 

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Christmas Cookies

Since it's still not feeling like Spring here yet, I've opted for another tally mark on the Christmas card stock with a cute mouse and sentiment from Gerda Steiner.  The papers are not specifically festive but are sufficiently versatile to fit the bill!







Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Aged Mahogany
  • White/Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Cookies/Boots: Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso
Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 12 April 2018

Rose

I've been playing with some other colouring mediums lately (like my Zig Brush markers and also my DoCrafts Artiste watercolour markers), but my go-to 'safe place' always has to be my DI reinkers. I'm forever learning with them and I have some favourite blends that I use all the time, but I may have gone a bit overboard with the shadows on today's image because there is quite a bit of depth in the petals!  

Ultimately I really like watercolouring with the inks - it's therapeutic although it does take me about 3 times longer than using Copics!

I matched her with rose petal papers called 'Always and Forever' from LOTV (available from Nitwits as digi papers now). Come and share your favourite colouring medium with us this fortnight at As You Like It Challenge.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair/Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Do I Smell Cake?

I think I could probably sniff out chocolate at 50 paces, but this little fella has sniffed out a huge cupcake that he's now got is eyes on.  I don't think the cake would've lasted too long with me but it looks like it's about to disappear soon anyway.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Monster: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
  • Ground: Pumice Stone, Black Soot

Card Recipe:


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Other:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 7 April 2018

Love gnomes no boundaries

I've been playing with these sweet gnomes this week to create a bright and fun card. The punny text was typed and I noted the irony of offsetting the sentiment outside the "boundary" of the image panel! :0)




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany
  • 'Whites': Pumice Stone
  • Belt: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
  • Flowers: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Sabre Tooth Tigger

I'm sharing a rare 'just for fun' card using a stamp set I've recently bought from Clearly Besotted. I masked the cavemen characters together, making the little girl and boy appear to be holding hands.

I also masked all three of them in order to ink the sky using a small dauber and Tumbled Glass ink pad. The little daubers give a lovely smooth coverage and the colour gets really close to the black line of the image without bleeding into the image itself.  I find it much easier than using a paintbrush and blending it out.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Tiger: Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke
  • Girl's Hair: Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs
  • Boy's Hair & Club: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Ground: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass

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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 4 April 2018

You're my Favourite Human

I've been playing with my MFT puppies again with a cute little canine themed card. This little fella needs to tuck into those biscuits before someone else grabs them! 





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

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I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 29 March 2018

Dressed Up

I'm sharing a little sweetie from Lili of the Valley called 'Dressed Up' today for my As You Like It card sample.  The theme is to share your favourite flowers. I couldn't decide whether to opt for my favourite paper flowers (embellishments) or my favourite garden variety, so I played it safe and opted for both!  

For floral embellishments I love lilies and open roses which I often use, as well as the starburst ones which I can't seem to buy anymore.  I also sneaked in a two-tone pink rosehip which I think are beautiful.

However, the flowers that I love most in the garden are tulips, which I rarely use in paper form.  Tulips remind me of Spring with the end of the cold weather in sight. I also love the variety in colour and especially love the double variety which can resemble roses.  I love the pinks and plum colours, but my favourites are probably oranges and yellows, which remind me of little flames lighting up the garden in the Spring sunshine!





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Pinks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
Card Recipe:
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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 28 March 2018

You Make My Heart Happy

There's romance in the air with a Gerda Steiner stamp set called 'Fall in Love'. I've used the pair of squirrels with the tree, masking the little critters to make sure they appeared to 'sit' on the branch.  The sentiments in the 'Fall in Love' set are autumnal so I've added a sentiment from an MFT set called Friends Furever instead.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Tree: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain

Card Recipe:


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I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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