Sunday, March 31, 2019

2019 #4 Tick Tock: Playful cards with Hot Picks {by Ellie Knol}

2019 Topic 4: Tick Tock

 I'm on the Paper Artsy blog again..

.. I enjoyed making these 4 cards.. 

Enter the challenge for a chance to win the prize! 

Monday, March 25, 2019

My Creative Monday for Magenta - last batch of ATC's

Last 3 ATC's for now: mask or stencil used with versamark, and heat embossed in white. 

This is an easy technique for quick results. 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019


I know, I know, this style is SO very different from my usual style!
I kind of like the contrast between the green and red.. (and white of course)

The diecut has been cut from a cleanup piece of brayered paints while gelliprinting.  One cut makes for the flower edge and the card edge, and I added a few white flowers from another cut, to add some interest. 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Memory Box - flower power


Monday, March 18, 2019

My Creative Monday for Magenta - mix of gelliprinting and watercolor

I used a round gelliprint from my stash that has been made with Fresco Paints from Paper Artsy.
I stamped the flower background onto a watercolor background with the same colors to match the gelliprint and used salt chrystals to add some interest to it. I then fussy cut the flowers.
I stamped the script in the background, just randomly, and adhered the flowers and text to the background with 3D tape. This is a BIG card... will have to make an envellope for it, too!

LOVE the effect of the color on the flowers!!

This was the monoprint .... with Fresco Finish Paints from Paper Artsy.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

My Creative Monday for Magenta - a watercolor with a stamp!

Do you know what the advantage is of stamping with a non-permanent ink?
You can use it for a design like this!
Stamp it and wet the edges of the petals very randomly to give the petals some color.
I used Memento Elderberry on a very rough and good quality watercolor paper.
While wet, I chose to drop in some extra color with a blue Ecoline watercolor ink with a watercolor brush. Let the water do the spreading of the color...
Try not to overdo this step, to make it look like a watercolor! 

I think this is a marvellous technique:  I was surprised!

I am entering this in the challenge of The Flower challenge - anything goes

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Reminder TIMI challenge!

March 2019 already!
A new TIMI challenge has been launched last week Friday.. there is still time to join! 

The prize? Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Scrollworks stamp set!! 

I've made a sunny card with a Rudbeckia from Art Specially. LOVE this stamp! 

Have crafting fun!

I am entering this in the challenge of The Flower challenge - anything goes 

Monday, March 4, 2019

My Creative Monday for Magenta - ATC's HAPPY!

YES, I need ATC's for a soon to come event... 

LOVE this stamp! 

I've used Distress Oxides to color them... 

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