Wednesday, 5 January 2022

CAS Mixup Challenge

 The technique for the January 2022 CAS Mixup Challenge is Loose Watercolour and there are some lovely examples by the design team and also links to a selection of handy tutorials.  In an effort to stir up my mojo and also trying to use what I have in my stash I decided to have a go at this technique using a floral stamp which I seem to have had 'forever' - a good number of years anyway!!  I used  heavy watercolour paper, stamped the image and sentiment using Versafine Clair ink before wetting the paper in the stamped area and applying various colours of watercolour allowing them to run..  I'm not entirely happy with the result - maybe a bit too subtle - but I quite enjoyed trying this method and will no doubt try again using some of my sadly under-used stamp 'collection'.

Stamp - Honeysuckle from a set by Chocolate Baroque from several years ago
Ink - Versafine Clair Twilight

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

First Card Made This Year

 I've used stamps kindly gifted to me by a lovely friend to make this Anniversary Card.  I started by producing the text using Craft Artist, before die cutting the square and stamping and colouring the images.  The tiny hearts were die cut and added and there you have it - the first of many cards which I hope to make this year.

Text - produced using Craft Artist 
Image - from Awesome Otters Stampin' Up
Hearts - from a Tonic die set