Friday, November 15, 2019

CAS Mix Up Challenge Reminder

Hello there...

We are halfway through the November challenge at CAS Mix Up

Have you checked out the gallery? My, you clever people are rocking this challenge!

 I'm sharing my second card featuring this technique

This time I went a completely different route from my first card and discovered another way to achieve this technique...I used glossy photo paper!  The glossy paper took the re-inkers really well...

...So I then added different coloured metallic Embossing powders before I heated the whole thing.
I got a really random oxidized look with a lovely sheen and even a little cracking here and there

To finish I added a die cut flower stem and an embossed sentiment.
Once again the rest of the team are sharing their amazing creations to inspire you up on the blog. We'd love you to join us for the last challenge of the year.

Thanks so much for your visit and for the lovely comments you leave... I really appreciate it.

Enjoy your day

~ Ros ~

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Winter Anniversary

I finally got around to making a card, well, I had to, one of my brothers is celebrating his wedding anniversary and I didn't have anything suitable

I opted to do some ink blending splattered with white acrylic paint then stamped and embossed part of a tree and used a white gel pen on the branches

The little hedgehogs are by Lavinia Stamps and I 'hung' a wooden heart that was painted and then covered in a sparkly gloss.

The sentiment was computer generated and I dry embossed the frame.

We still have hedgehogs visiting at night and I am going through cat biscuits like crazy.. They love them. Given how cold it is I'm thinking that soon they should be hibernating... I reckon I could do that, just fall asleep and wake to Springtime Lol!

I hope all is well with you... Thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Christmas Deer

Hi there... How are you?

I haven't made a single card in weeks now, even my last posting was scheduled.
It's rained non stop for days (and it's cold!) which should give me an excuse to stay in and create but DH and I have just been taking time out and watching the French series of Spiral. Funny thing is we don't normally watch TV during the day but sometimes you just have to step back.

I do however have a couple more Christmas cards to share that I made awhile ago - This one uses the last piece of the AI I did for the previous Christmas cards and I cut the deer out from the die I used Here

The sentiment stamp is an old one from Wplus9

The next card uses the same deer and a blended BG plus a frame die from Aliexpress that I also used in this post 

You can see I did some stamping and embossing on the BG as well as a little gold paint 

I've a few new stamps just waiting to be used... Hopefully I can get motivated soon.

Have yourselves a wonderful weekend

~ Ros ~

Friday, November 01, 2019

CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hello there... Welcome to November!

It's the start of a new challenge at CAS Mix Up  and this month the challenge is hosted for us by Susan.

This is the last challenge of year so we are hoping that you will be inspired to join in.

To be honest when I first saw this, I watched the videos done with SU foil products which I don't have and wondered what else I could use to get that metallic look - I do have mirri card, silver card and silver paper and hoped that maybe I could get similar results using one of these... You know I love a challenge. 
Well I wasn't very successful at first.. The re-inker just ran off my card/paper before I could even add the clear embossing powder. Determined not to give up, I eventually got a result

 I added the re-inkers with water bit by bit, drying in between and a closer look will tell you that I still didn't get full coverage of the silver paper but enough to clear emboss and die cut the leaf stems. 

They looks so delicate and shiny that it was worth it in the end and all I added was 2 die cut triangles and a stamped sentiment.
Of course there are other ways to achieve the oxidized metal technique using cardstock ... Check out the videos on the blog and the lovely examples by the rest of the team.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a beautiful day

~ Ros ~

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Something Blue

Hello lovely friends...

Sorry I haven't been around much, and I want to say huge thank you for all your heartfelt messages following the loss of my friend...Your support and kindness gives me strength.
I still have the funeral to face this Friday and as I was her best friend, I've been asked to escort her casket into the chapel.

Anyway, I have some more Christmas cards to share, again using alcohol inks and the alcohol lift technique this time using shades of blue and snowflake stamps

Please excuse the photos, the weather has not been very conducive

At least you can make out the snowflake patterns

Maybe even a little of the gold/silver splattering. The sentiment die is another one from Aliexpress and these cards make up pretty quick.

I've been following the news about the floods in some parts of the world and forest fires in others... Particularly California's forest fires. It must be dreadful for those of you living out there and my thoughts are with you all...Be safe

Enjoy your day and I'll catch up with you soon

~ Ros ~


Friday, October 25, 2019

Autumn's Smile


Autumn is one of the loveliest  of seasons, but this year it has brought huge sadness for me. 
With little warning my dearest friend and soul sister Beryl, left this world. I held her hand but she couldn't stay...A week has passed by in a fog and this year will not be forgotten for it's losses.

Awhile ago I made this card

The leaves were stamped with alcohol lift ink ... It seems fitting in it's imperfect colourful way

Life isn't perfect and there are many shades of grey, but sometimes, someone special leaves behind the most beautiful colours stamped on your heart...

~ Ros ~

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