Une fleur parmi les fleurs

Capture d_écran 2018-04-04 à 16.15.28A spring flower card for Capture d_écran 2018-04-04 à 16.15.12CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #266 colour scheme along with the Freshly Made Sketches #331 by Cécile.  The 2 vertical strips were made by using a stencil, modelling paste and clear rock candy glitter.  Watercolour paper (140lb) for the die-cut bouquet was watercolored in Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  They were clear heat embossed 3 times and the sentiment “Une fleur parmi les fleurs” (A flower among flowers) was stamped in Calypso Coral.

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CAS Watercolour – Bird

Capture d_écran 2018-04-04 à 12.38.21Just had to play at the April CAS Watercolour with the them – BIRD.   So I popped out a piece of 300gm watercolour paper to make a OLC and stamped a bird from the Home Sweet Home set by IO.  Masking him off I also stamped and clear heat embossed a script on birds from the same set.  I added water pool to create a rectangle contour and added 2 Brusho powders of Leaf Green & Turquoise.  Once dry, I brushed the excess powder away and began adding Gansai white gold on the top part activating a little of the turquoise edge.  To the bird’s belly I continued with the white gold and added a touch of antique gold.  Since I had stamped with my Misti, I re-stamped the bird and heat embossed in gold.  I added water splatters above my birdie’s head to lighten the colours and sponged the water off.

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Capture d_écran 2018-04-04 à 12.38.39I finally got some fun time in my craft room to play.  Taking part in the April CAS Christmas Challenge them – ORNAMENT.  To keep it simple, I die cut in silver foil an ornament from Spellbinders.  I also die-cut a deckled rectangle to which I added some silver & pearl ink splashes.  I silver heat embossed “Joyeux Noël” (Merry Christmas), glued the ornament with a silver thread bow, added 3 beads and the card was done.

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April CAS Mix Up

Capture d_écran 2018-03-04 à 16.06.39Welcome back to the CAS Mix Up Challenge, this month we’re using “the rubber band technique”.  Pop on over to see what the Design Team has created and to view a couple of videos to get you started.

I played with the rubber bands wrapped around an acrylic block and a Gelli Plate.  The background was made by stamping off the Tombow brush yellow greens off the Gelli Plate and the Ginkgo leaf die cuts are the mono prints left after stamping off.   The different shades of leaves were achieved by the number of pulls off the Gelli Plate.  I accentuated the textures of each leaf with a clear star Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  Finally, I contoured the background with an MFT rectangle stitched frame die cut and stampedet le Meilleur est maintenant à venir” (the Best is yet to come).

Can’t wait to see your scrumptious creations in our gallery.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz Joanna




Playing with the Time Out Challenge #106 photo challenge and composing with the CAS(E) this Sketch #265. The Impression Obsession Hollyhocks were painted in yellow watercolours and adhered to the debossed left side of the card.  The large die-cut is the contour of a flower from Technique Tuesday as the base for the sentiment “HUGS and KISSES for Maman” (Maman -> Mother) stamped and heat embossed in green.

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Happy Easter

I’m joining in 3 Challenges today:

Casology Week 293: CROSS

Freshly Made Sketches #330 by Jen Brum &

Color Throwdown #486 Blush, Pink and Peach

Following Color Throwdown’s color scheme and FMS Sketch I ink blended the Blush as the background for my horizontal strip.  I stamped the flowers in Pink and Peach.  The Church die-cut, to respect the Casology cue “CROSS“, was smooshed using the color palette.  Then it was heat embossed with some clear sparkle embossing powder.  “Joyeuses Pâques” (Happy Easter) was stamped in Peach and also heat embossed with the same powder.  A vellum piece was added underneath and the cross was embellished using pearl Liquid Pearls.

Happy Easter to all, thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna


Sunflower Birthday

Capture d_écran 2018-03-26 à 16.48.06This week, TIME OUT Challenge #105 celebrates their 4th Birthday AND it’s a stencilling OLC at Less is More #367.  On a folded piece of Bristol Capture d_écran 2018-03-26 à 16.47.51paper I used a Sunflower stencil given to me by my good friend Loll and added flexible molding paste onto the bottom left corner.  While still wet, I added some Brushos (Lemon, Yellow, Yellow Ochre, and Dark Brown) and watched the magic happen 😀  I allowed this to dry before I brushed off the remaining pigment powders.  A simple “Bonne Fête” (Happy Birthday) was stamped in Versefine Sepia and clear heat embossed in honour of a special TIME OUT birthday to bring them Sunshine, Love & Laughter.

Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz JoannaIMG_2542