Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge

I recently played with coloured powders that react with water - Nuance brand.   I have never really used these to their full advantage but they create the most amazing vibrant patterns and backgrounds, I have even seen people use them on a brush like paint.  

 I created the background using a stencil, powders and a heavy dose of water spray that has shimmer powder in it.   I love that the background lends itself to a large simple sentiment.

What will you create for the challenge this month?  We certainly look forward to seeing your watercolour creations over on the challenge blog.

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Happy New Year with Happy Little Stampers

Watercolour is sometimes one of my favourite ways to colour and at other times it frustrates me no end.
I am pleased to let you all know that I am part of the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour DT.   The current challenge is now live over on the blog

I got a little inky recently playing with how colours merge and blend together, the end product was using distress oxides on Canson XL, with a little bit of spatter onto kraft cardstock.  Sometimes the easy way to colour gives the best outcomes!

I have lost a bit of my crafting groove recently in relation to paper craft, as I found "crochet", but I really liked just playing with ink and card for this project.    My motto may be keep it simple this year.

Looking forward to seeing your creations over on the Happy Little Stampers Challenges!

Winter Blues - Christmas Craft Creations

This month at Christmas Craft Creations our theme is Winter Blues.
I chose to make two tags with blue as the main theme.
My first tag was inspired by a post I saw on facebook on the Stamp Junkies site

                                                     Image by Lieschen Marie Harshbarger                                                          
I just loved the idea of using a simple stamp to create a tree image, Im sure I will use this idea again.  I haven't added bling to my tag, choosing to keep it simple for this time around.   I think that adding some more shades of blue, my tag may of been popping more than being subtle.  That said I love the outcome. My second tag was using a set that I purchased years ago and never really got around to using.   You create sweater type patterns with various simple line stamps to create Christmas Sweaters.  There are coordinating dies of rabbits, bears and cats.  I used a Catherine pooler stamp to add some snowflakes and interest to the tag background.

Thanks for visiting today and please head over to the Christmas Craft Creations Challenge blog 
and show us your creations, be sure to visit the Design team pages too if you have time.

Christmas Craft Creations

This month over at the Christmas Craft Creations challenge we are looking for cards with a musical theme, Christmas Music to be precise.

I had this cute little MFT Santa coloured up on Canson XL paper, using ZiG Real Colour brush markers, and added it to this bold black and white paper.    Clean and simple but with a punch of colour.

What will you share with us this month over on the challenge blog?

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Outlaws Sunday Songs and Rhymes

We are happy to be sponsored by Bugaboo stamps for our second September challenge.

We are finding inspiration in the song or rhyme:

Find inspiration in the song or rhyme:

How much is that doggie in the window

The one with the waggly tale

How much is that doggy in the window

I do hope that doggie's for sale

The challenge is running from September 20th to October 3rd and we look forward to seeing you over

This will be my last post for the Outlawz team, I was so happy to be a part of the amazing team, however I have a new job that going to take up a lot of my time, and I didnt want to let the team down.

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