Thursday, 25 May 2017

Muse 217 - Sunshine

Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where we are inspired by our newest DT Member, Kim and her fun pop-up box full of happy critters!

I focused on Kim's:
-use of animals
-bright colours
-'warm' outdoor scene

I started by stamping, embossing and watercolouring my bear, sun, flowers and flower pot on watercolour cardstock. I used my Prima Marketing Confections - they are compact and easy to carry around and they are so fun to use.

I created the background panel with the same watercolours and a wider brush, just giving the paper a light wash of blue and green. I then spritzed water on it to create some interest.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

MCV80 - Merry (Mandala) Christmas

Good morning! I'm here to remind you of this month's MCV Challenge, where Kimberly has given us this fun wreath as our inspiration:

I focused on Kimberly's:
-black sentiment
-dark background

I made my wreath by stamping the mandalas in Catherine Pooler Inks (Lime Rickey and Fiesta Blue). I masked a circular centre and then used a waterbrush to spread the colours.

Once it was dry,  I stamped the berries in Rockin' Red, and filled in all the little green points with a tiny heart stamp. I finished by stamping the sentiment in Midnight and adding some Stickles for sparkle.

I used: