Saturday, March 24, 2018

Beautiful Day roses and some colouring.

I finally managed to get some crafty time on Friday evening and today.    Yesterday I watched a video on FB by Sharon White.  She had used  Oxide inks on her background, added a few other stamps then added the Beautiful Day stamp from Altenew.   I don't have many Oxides - in fact only 4 colours, but decided to give it a go.  When I went to stamp the roses, I wanted a really vibrant ink so as to stand out from the multi coloured and stamped background... so my handy dandy Catherine Pooler inks came to the fore....

I used all four of my oxides on the background... smooshing them directly to the card and spritzing the life out of the card..  As it's not watercolour paper I was surprise how well it stood up to that.   Dried it then used the oxide to stamp a crackle stamp, a line of music and a harlequin background stamp all over.   Dried that and added the rose outline in Versafine and then added the 2nd and 3rd layers in the CP inks....same with the leaves. These inks are so vibrant and saturated in colour.    Added a sentiment from another Altenew set - double layered in white card.   My base card looks black but is in fact a very dark grey.    I was very happy with the results.   I also did some Altenew stamping inspired by Yana Smakula - did background stamping on a 15cm x 21cm piece of card and cut into two panels.... still have to finish off so will share once I decide how to complete them..

I'm adding this card to the Floral Frenzy over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 

Today I was home alone as my Dad and hubby were off helping a friend put in some windows.  So what's a girl to do when she home alone and the weather isn't great..... colour of course.  I should have been doing some more of my Altenew homework and a couple of DT cards that need doing, but decided to take part in Kit and Clowder's Confidence challenge.... Alyce challenged us to make a start of a class... I saw a super cute La La Land Marcie Cupcake free class and went and purchased the digi image and made a start..... of course once I started I had to finish... so a couple of hours later I did!  And made it into a card

The class video showed Alyce colouring this in Copic markers.  I didn't have the colours in my Copics so used the Prismacolors conversion that was provided with the class and coloured away.  I'm so happy with the result I achieved.  I added the grounding which wasn't shown in the class and added a little sentiment from Altenew.    Now I must finish off February's flowers and make a start of March's seaside scene.   And of course do the card I NEED to do for my teams!

Hope you all have a great weekend and get your craft on too!


Betty Keefe said...

your peony bouquet card is gorgeous, Dawn!

Greta said...

Such a strikingly beautiful background for your first card & what great coloring of the darling image for your second card!

Maxine D said...

What can I say but absolutely stunning cards Dawn - your colouring of the image is amazing, and that background fabulous!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn, I absolutely LOVE the background on your first one!! STUNNING!!!!! ❤️
and you 2nd card is very cute too, but that first one!! WOW!!!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x