Thursday, March 21, 2019

Black Cat

Hello and welcome to my blog

Thank you for all your lovely comments, my previous post was scheduled and just as well as I have not been too well too. Lunch date with my GF's had to be cancelled as two of us were ill. There are a lot of coughs and colds going around and my brother and SIL are both sick.
But... I'm feeling a whole lot better and looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what I've missed.

I haven't made any cards for awhile... I've actually been doing some sewing, but I do have one to share that is made from more scraps


Believe it or not, those embossed and painted leaves are actually green... For some reason they photograph yellow... I painted them with Zigs some time ago and used it as a background for this card


The rather large black cat was a Cameo cut out, left over from one of the Thursday Club projects.

I didn't create it for anything special, but my dear friend is having to say goodbye to her beloved cat this week... Poor baby has been sick for some time and it will be a devastating blow to my friend... Maybe this card was meant especially for her...

Well I'm anxious to visit your blogs, plus I have to go get a new printer... Mine suddenly packed in... Funny how they work one day then you switch on the following day and poof! Nothing!

Have yourselves a wonderful day ... Spring is close by

Till soon

~ Ros ~ 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

March Reminder CAS Watercolur Challenge

Hi there...

Heck, we are halfway through March already... Can you believe it?

We are also halfway through the month long challenge at 

CAS Watercolour Challenge


Where Birgit and I are both guest designing...

Here's my card for the reminder


I took full advantage of the curling vellum to make those pretty butterflies, stamped and embossed and painted with distress inks


The butterflies are from Clearly Besotted and I stamped 4 half butterflies, fussy cut them and painted all 4. It's much easier to fussy cut vellum I find.


To get the sparkle on the letters, I first stamped and embossed a piece of card with a 'sea waves' stamp (Aliexpress) and then cut the letters... It gives a nice random pattern.

Hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team have created to inspire you ... 


A huge Thank You to the team for having me as a guest this month  
Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ghosting

Hello and welcome...

I am overwhelmed by how many of you left me messages, comments and advice about RLS... Thank You! Some I have already tried I will definitely give the others a go.

It's been very cold and wet, hailstones and high winds but though it's still cold, the sun is shining today... Such crazy weather!

Today I have a card to share using another (new to me) technique, ghosting, which is the requirement over at


I tried this various ways but decided that I preferred the baby wipe method used on ink blending


I used 2 blue Distress Inks for the background, faded jeans and blue print plus a stencil that was gifted to me years ago


I was just going to add the grass die cut at the bottom but I decided that it needed something more so added the flower stem which was also ink blended.


It's a cool technique, easy to do and gives a little something extra to a blended background so I'll definitely try it again.

Have yourselves a lovely day and thanks for stoppping by

~ Ros ~


 

Friday, March 08, 2019

Scrap Card

Hello there...

How are you all? I've had a few sleepless nights and feel shattered. I suffer from restless leg syndrome and it drives me insane...
 My doctor recently gave me some tablets to induce sleep which do help but if any of you have any tips or tricks let me know. I've tried just about everything over the years and haven't travelled on an airplane for almost a year because it is so bad.

Anyway you don't come here to listen to my moaning Lol... So today I am sharing another card made from some scraps


Bits of alcohol ink pieces cut into balloons, a spare die cut frame and a piece of multi embossed card die cut (partially)  using the cityscape die
 

 I don't think I'll ever get around to using all my scraps but they do make for an unusual card don't they

I hope your day is going well... enjoy the upcoming weekend

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Magical

Hello and welcome...

Today's card is for the CAS Mix Up Challenge   


I've only played there a few times and yet they are celebrating their 3rd birthday! 
Happy Birthday and many thanks to the team who bring amazing challenges every month.

As you can see, this month we are being challenged to do the faux stained glass technique, something I have never done before. Honestly? I really wasn't a fan, though I love colourful sun catchers so thought I'd try and make something on that idea....


I wanted it colourful and rough and I surprised myself... It was so easy. I used acetate from packaging and various copics to add a mish mash of colour


Then die cut the circle frame twice and embossed the top one in different colour embossing powders - slotted everything back together, omitting the original circles, and roughly covered all the acetate with Mod Podge dimensional gloss. I also die cut a sentiment and embossed it the same way, adding copic and gloss covered acetate for the star
My stamping is the flourish, also embossed.


So there you go, that's my colourful, rough version of faux glass and I quite like it.

Have a happy day

~ Ros ~

Monday, March 04, 2019

Rainy Monday

Hello there...

I hope you had a good weekend...
Whilst I was going through some bits last week to make cards, I came across a piece I painted probably sometime early last year... Anyway I made it into a card


I used my Gansai Tambi paints and I suppose I thought is was too much... I usually have more empty space, but I just got carried away


Revisiting it, I like it more now than I did... Crazy!

It's a very dull and wet day and I decided to sort out some cupboards in my kitchen... Why am I keeping stuff that has never seen the light of day in years? Well not anymore... I'm slowly getting around to decluttering everywhere! Well... When I'm not creating or sewing or crocheting or visiting your blogs which I am just about to do now...

Have a great day

~ Ros ~
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