Saturday 22 June 2019

Here's Cheers!

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday Post for
It's our Photo Week and our Host this Challenge is Lisa
choosing a very Summery Photo.

There's nothing nicer than relaxing by the sea 
with a cool drink is there?
I got the stamp set I used here as part of a package
such a long time ago and it fitted perfectly
 for this week's challenge.
I simply heat embossed my cool drink, 
coloured the centre then carefully went 
about inking up my sky and sea background even adding
some breaking waves with a white pen. Then came the sand
and I used a new paste I  bought at a craft show recently.
It is Metallic Relief Paste by Cadence in Champagne and has
a nice gritty texture.  I coloured my fruit and bubbles,
some with glossy accents 
and the bigger ones with Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Backed it with matching card stock and on to my card base.

Pop over and see where our Guest Marlena and the Team
went with our Photo and come join us in the Gallery.
You could be our Chic of the Week and in the running
as our Guest Designer in August. 
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for dropping by

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Make a Wish for CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hi and Welcome. Today's post is for the current challenge at
and my good friend Mac is hosting.

I started out by inking Tim's Peacock Feathers Oxide ink
onto my glass mat, wetting it and smooching
with a piece of plastic to try and get an ombre effect
on to acrylic painting paper. Unfortunately it isn't showing
up as nicely as it is IRL. I then heat embossed
my STAMPlorations Feathery feathers with
Colour Blast Deep Water Embossing Powder
and die cut. I then die cut the leaves (Kaisercraft)
with the same paper and flourish (Gina Marie)
To ground my die cuts I painted 
Colour Blast Shimmer in the same Deep Water colour.
Added my sentiment from the same stamp set
then attached my slightly popped feather and die cuts. 
Added a butterfly, wee bow from Waffle Flower
 and a pearl to the centre 
Just to finish it off I added some splatters.
Attached this to  my base. If you look closely 
you can see this paper has a lovely light texture
I thought added a little something.

Here is a close up showing the texture and
lovely shimmery embossing. 

My Mix is - Ombre Technique, stamping,
heat embossing, die cutting and painting.

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