Winter Flakes

A brand NEW YEAR with plenty of challenges ahead. Winter is beautiful here in our Canadian countryside. Two colours with snowflakes were my delight today, inspired by the Less is More Challenge #410 and Just Us Girls Snowflake word challenge #517.

The watercolour background of Living Coral was diffused with a water spray bottle and some toothpick doodling. The True Blue snowflake was glitz heat embossed and 3 snowflakes were stamped and white heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great 2020 with plenty of new beginnings, Joanna

Season's Greetings 2019

Here’s to a fun return to my crafting corner after a 2 month retreat. I decided to kick start with three special challenge blogs I love to play along with: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #350; Freshly Made Sketches #414 and TIME OUT Challenge #150.

This simple card in the “Merry” theme, colour scheme and design of these blogs is a one layer card on watercolour paper. Some gold embossing for the leaves, some green embossing for the sentiment strip and some red Liquid Pearls with Martha Stewart glitter for the berries. I used Gansai water-based pigment for the leaves, adding splatters.

Hope you’re having Merry pre-season FUN in getting this special festive season organized. What a great way to end a year! Thanks so much for stopping by, wishing you the best! Joanna xx

Thank you for the shout out at CAS Colours & Sketches for Challenge #350

October CAS Mix Up Reminder 2019

This month, at CAS Mix Up, Bonnie is challenging us in using foil! Take a look at the videos for tricks and tips, but also to see some beautiful inspiration from the design team and our special guest Michele!

It’s my daughter’s birthday at the end of the month and having seen many embellished large single letters on cards, I decided to give it a try with this technique. Into the Misti went the Penny Black Gentil Whisper Orchid and I began stamping using Daniel Smith watercolours onto 140 lb Fabriano paper. Then, using my OLD Cricut, I cut out the letter “E”, to use as a stencil, applying Minc reactive Screen Ink to the card. Once dry, I passed the panel, with some gold foil into the laminator. I also watercoloured, stamped and then fussy cut the largest orchid to decorate the top of the E. Lastly, I used some liquid Pearls to embellish the bloom.

I hope we’ll get to see some of your scrumptious creations in our GALLERY. Thanks so much for stopping by, HUGz,

Make it work ;)

I searched through my flower stamps and just couldn’t find the idea I had in my head for Judy’s Freshly Made Sketches #405 using the Color Throwdown #563 palette of Orange, Lavender, Purple, and Green.
So I got the Daniel Smith watercolour tubes and I courageously created this hand drawn card on Fabriano 140lb cotton paper. I painted clear water to the shape of each petal and deposited the lavender and purple pigments. The green leaves were done in the same manner. Then I added the orange stamens with a fine brush and I was delighted to see this the end result. Hope you give this a try.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Feathered thought

A simple card this morning to the feather theme at CASology #353 along with the CAS Colours & Sketches #431 colour scheme.

For this card I stamped a Stampendous Peacock Feather in smoky slate and glitz heat embossed. Then I added Rococo Rose & Mint Macaron with brush pens to feather the perimeter. Some Nuvo Clear Drops were added along with some glitter dust in the same tones before the drops dried. “Une pensée…” (A thought…) was also stamped and heat embossed to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Bluish Fall

A quick card made with the Color Throwdown #562 tones of cobalt blue, aqua, gray, and black along with Freshly Made Sketches #404 by Amy.

Some cobalt blue and aqua Brushos spritzed on a card base, along with a maple leaf aperture made with an IO die on white textured card stock. Some gray outlining on the leaf and the popped up rectangle edges. Finally, a Penny Black thanks die cut and black heat embossed. I added UTEE in the window of the leaf and cracked it.

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz Joanna

Thank you Cécile at Freshly Made Sketches for the positive comments, it is indeed an honour.

A bouquet for Bonnie

July 2019This is a special BIRTHDAY card for my dear, sweet friend, Bonnie.  She is, also, the important other half, behind the CAS community scene.

The Papersmooches vase die was dry embossed onto 140lb cold press watercolour paper.  I masked the top rim to be able to stamp MFT‘s silhouette flowers, with my Misti, of course.  I used Daniel Smith watercolour paints and then embellished with my white & glitz gel pens.  A piece of Japanese lace paper was die cut and adhered with matte medium onto the card.  A Technique Tuesday stamp “you are amazing” was stamped and silver heat embossed along with part of the sunflower stem to ground the bouquet.

Do join in on the “flower bouquet” challenge at the CAS Watercolour blog.

Happy Birthday sweet Bonnie!

Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, JoannaIMG_4266