Saturday, 25 April 2015

New York Birthday


It was my friend's birthday last weekend  and, as she's going to New York for her holiday this year, I thought the new ~{NYNY!}~ stamp would be perfect.

I stamped, watercoloured and cut it out so it sits away from the card.


Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

SDC 192 Spring

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Val}~ and she wants to see something springy as Spring is in the air! 


I used masking and a stamp positioner with ~{Dog Cube}~ and ~{Happy Head Appliances Cube}~ then watercoloured them and cut them out. I then stamped ~{Towering Gifts}~ and cut the biggest parcel out from that and watercoloured it.

I've joined the two together with some wire wound into a spring then stuck them onto a card blank that had a stencil and strip of washi tape on it.

I then masked and positioned ~{ABC's}~ to make 'boing' then finished everything off with some doodles and a typed greeting.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what the rest of this week's team has created and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Tando Anything Goes

I'm kicking off this week's Anything Goes for ~{Tando}~:


I've used DecoArt's ~{White Modelling Paste}~ through part of the ~{Letters Mask}~. While that was drying, I've painted ~{Karen's Frame Gothic Arch}~ with a blend of DecoArt White Chalky Finish paint and  ~{Cobalt Teal Fluid Acrylic}~. When that was dry I stamped Cracks by Stampotique onto it and inked the edges.

I stamped Child  onto card, watercoloured it slightly and stuck it behind the frame, then added some colour inside the heart and filled the gap with ~{Clear Liquid Glass}~.

I've finished off with some doodling and a greeting.

Keep checking out the ~{Tando Blog}~ this week to see what the rest of the team creates. If you join in with our themes, you can win some Tando goodies.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Tando Same But Different

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are all using the same product to see how different they can look. I've used the ~{Mini Owls 2}~:


I made a background using Brushos (I resisted them for a while, but I'm glad I gave in and got some) and then I mixed some bronze paint (because I don't have brown) with DecoArt's Modelling Paste and put it through one branch of the ~{Tree and Leaves 3 Part Mask}~. Once that was dry I drew in some leaves and added Clear Liquid Glass to them. I love how this gives so much dimension.

I painted the owl with Quinacrindone Violet, Diarylide Yellow and White Chalk Paint, all by DecoArt and used a teeny tiny brush for details. I'm not going to lie, parts of this were quite fiddly to paint, but worth it because the owl is so cute. I didn't use the tiniest eye part, just drew in the black bits!

If you haven't already seen them, head to the ~{Tando Blog}~ to see what the rest of the team has made with the owls. Some have been using the bigger ones and they are fab too.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

SDC 191 Circles

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Magda}~ and she would like us to use circles - my fave thing for quite a while now:


I randomly stamped 3 of the ~{Circles Cube}~ onto the card blank and watercoloured them. I've stamped ~{Top Hat}~, watercoloured and cut him out. This has been stuck onto ~{Dotted Line}~. I've finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~ which I cut to fit into a circle and put circles in my doodled border too.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team have come up with and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Skiddy Birthday

This card was made for the daughter of my oldest friend, but I still refuse to believe we are old enough to have children this age:


I stamped ~{Skiddy}~ directly onto the card blank and watercoloured her, then cut a mask of her and used to when I inked through a stencil for the background.

I've also used ~{Happy Birthday}~ and cut the numbers from ~{Numeric}~ then added some doodles and shading.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

SDC 190 Stitches

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Coby}~ and she would like to see some stitching. Sadly my sewing machine doesn't like stitching on paper or card (it's only a cheapie one and it has also decided not to zigzag anymore either) so I have had to draw my stitching.


I stamped a few ~{Skull Balloons}~, watercoloured them, cut them out and  stuck them onto the card blank. I then stamped ~{Batboy}~ watercoloured him and cut him out.

I've used an old credit card and acrylic paint to make the ground and then did a bit more stitching doodles under Batboy.

I finished off with ~{Fang You Very Much}~ and a few sprouts of grass under the 'skull flowers'.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see the rest of the team's creations and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx