Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend fun

I managed to get a bit of stamping done over the weekend.  Some really CAS and one more complex

Saturday I joined Cindy's Hero Art Flickr group 90 mins Scramble.  With the coming of the Northern Hemisphere summer, the Scrambles are over a 24hr period.  You just choose your own 90 min time slot and go for it!  This suits me

Last week I got some new Hero Arts stamps so this was a great time to try them out.  Cindy taksed us to use an Oval on our projects

It took me three goes to line up my peacock and die cut him.   Still not perfect but I didn't have enough time to do it a fourth time.  I had brought the matching ink cubes - Lemon Yellow, Emerald Green, Deep Ocean and Navy.  I used the blues and green to sponge the background. And then the yellow to stamp the feather.    I die cut a Spellbinders Oval and stamped on the sentiment.  Add a few Enamel Accents to finish.  Not bad for 70mins.

Sunday I had some spare time - on a very humid and sticky day when my craft room was a bit cooler.  I had also just got an Altenew stamp set called Halftone Circles and took a piece of A5 card (15cm x 21cm) and using some of the Altenew Blue inks stamped a variety of the circles - going from lighter at the top to darker at the bottom.  I then cut the panel in half to make two cards.

For the top card, I used the lighter part and added a few little darker circles.  I did some selective stamping of the last part of the sentiment. 

For the lower one, I added some of the Hero Arts Emerald Green and Lemon Yellow inks with little circles.  I added a stripe of the dark blue with the sentiment white embossed. The sentiment is from a set of 25 that came with a magazine last week.   I added some Liquid pearls for an accent.

These two cards took no time and were such fun to stamp. 

And finally I wanted to try out a technique I saw a while back.  Stamp with white pigment ink and then overstamp with dye inks.

It didn't work out as I thought as the white ink looks more light blue than white, but I was still very happy with the more soft result I achieved. 

In just over 1 week I'm heading over to Perth to spend Easter with my daughter and her family.... and then on the 20th to celebrate Archer turning one, so I'm trying hard to get ahead with my design work as well as getting the house tidied up for the house sitter and to make a card for Daughter - her birthday is early May so I'll take the card with me. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Maxine D said...

What gorgeous cards Dawn - they are so different, and each one looks wonderful in it's own way.
Enjoy your time in Aus - I was going to go for a family wedding, but DH is not well enough to leave now :-(

Greta said...

I absolutely love the halftone circles cards--fabulous, Dawn! I keep meaning to do the technique stamping over the white ink--you've inspired me with that lovely card! Enjoy seeing your family!

creationsnz said...

All lovely work Dawn, but specially love the floral one with the white ink. CarolG

Monika Reeck said...

1. I love the color of your card the bird so elegant
2. love that geometric and all in blue on your card the Hello sentiment is perfecto
3. the added of yellow make this feminin Dawn and love sentiment too
4. this coloring in dark cardstock flower is stunning Dawn I never did this love the LOOK so beautiful flower