Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge Reminder

Hi there!

Just a reminder of the current challenge at



Where I am lucky enough to be guesting for the month of August

As you know the challenge is to use salt with your watercolour - Have you seen the wonderful entries on the Blog? Go take a look and check out the amazing team creations too

Here's my card for the reminder post


 Gambai Tambi paints were used on ordinary cardstock and simple table salt sprinkled on the wet paint. This time I thought the result looked like water being splashed so I cut a mermaid from Vellum that had been splattered with gold paint and just added the tail end


I didn't adhere it down completely so the tail kind of moves like it's splashing...

I also splattered the BG with gold paint and then used Glossy Accents to look like water droplets

I told you that no two pieces ever come out the same, that's what's so fun about this technique... Have you tried it yet? There's still time to enter your creations


A HUGE thank you to the wonderful team for inviting me to join them this month... It's been an absolute pleasure and I've learned something new too!

Wishing you all a lovely day

~ Ros ~

Monday, August 14, 2017

Gold and Silver

Hello there...

I hope your week started well... I'm feeling a little under the weather today, maybe a cold coming, so I'll keep this brief

I have a set of cards I made last week... Seems I needed more female birthday cards than I thought for this month so I made 3 the same but ut with a slight variation in colour

There's white embossing


Gold embossing and gold die cut


...And then there's silver


Pretty quick and simple cards to have to hand

I'll be posting my reminder for the CAS Watercolour Challenge in a couple of days... I hope you'll pop by

Wishing you a lovely day

~ Ros ~


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Updates

Good morning!
I hope this finds you well....

It's been almost a week since I posted due to my computer being updated. I love my desk top Mac but the system was old and over time I found less programs supported it... Time for a change and thank goodness for my amazing son Mikey. He spent days backing up everything and installing a new up to date system for me. Then it meant reinstalling and navigating my way around the new system....There were a few hiccups but I'm getting there.
 
I haven't been idle though, I picked up my crochet hooks and made a few things 
 
A sweet owl baby


Isn't he adorable?
 

 The pattern for this came from Here and there are alternatives using the basic 'doll' pattern which I hope to make too

I also made this one which I call Little Ant


I didn't have a pattern for this... I just improvised

And I used up some odd wool to make a little owl bag...


...Using a pattern from Here 

It's just wonderful that people share their videos, patterns and talent so that people like me can actually learn 'how to'

In addition to these I've packed up 3 projects for next term at Thursday Club, so no slacking here Lol!

Pat is coming over in a few hours so we will be pulling out the papercrafting stuff...

Sending you warm wishes for a beautiful day

~ Ros ~
 






Friday, August 04, 2017

Anniversary Card

Hello... How are you?
I can't believe another week has flown by... I was up early this morning to take my DH to hospital for his scan appointment and somehow I just can't get myself into the daily routine...

I've spent the past few days making projects for next term at Thursday Club and I guess I'm just a little tired. 
Today's card is made up of some of my scraps...


Last week I did a card using the tissue paper technique (Hereand I had a big old heart left over so I pulled out my box of other left overs and found the centre from another heart I'd used way back in May and surprisingly they went quite well together


I even managed to cut out the word 'love' from my left over... I added a die cut frame and printed a piece of cardstock with a digital paper called Cashmere - a sort of pale grey colour.


A few sequins and my card is complete and ready to mail to some friends who are celebrating a wedding anniversary in a few days.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for your visit

~ Ros ~


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

CAS Watercolour Challenge Guest Designer

Hello and good morning!

I'm delighted to say that I am guesting this month at


I was so thrilled to be asked by the lovely ladies and jumped at the chance!

The challenge this month is to use Salt


I had never tried this before but I'm always up for a challenge and eager to learn new techniques... 
Here's the finished result of my first attempt 


I painted a piece of ordinary white cardstock with Gansai Tambi paints, randomly added table salt, let it dry and then brushed it away... 
The result looked to me like a cold winter's night, trees with snowflakes coming down


So I thought it would be fun to add a little fox (a die gifted to me by my lovely blog friend Greta)


It's such a fun technique and the team have some amazing creations to inspire you up on the blog... Hop on over and take a peek ... We'd love it if you linked up Salt Watercolour creations too

Have a wonderful day!

~ Ros ~



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Why didn't I think of that?

That's the thought that came into my head when I saw this card by Shari Carroll...
I mean I've stencilled with hearts, balloons, clouds and various other things that I've cut from my dies, but never thought to do one with my frame dies... Sheesh!

Anyway I rectified that today... I needed a birthday card for my husbands DIL Hannah and I don't think she's a "flowers and hearts" girl so I thought this would be better


Actually she's an architect by profession so maybe she will appreciate the geometric like design... Either way I enjoyed making this.


I opted to keep it pretty clean and just stamped and embossed the MFT flowers and leaves.. Deciding on where and how to put the sentiment took a little longer but eventually I kept that pretty simple too with a non fussy sentiment on vellum that still allows the design to show through


I hope you are having a lovely Sunday... We are due more rain today but I'm not complaining, it's not been a bad summer at all and I much prefer the cooler temperatures.

Till soon, be safe

~ Ros ~
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