Sunday, 24 September 2017

A Little Birdy Told Me

A little birdy told me that the new Penny Black Christmas collection is now available to buy.....oh my get ready to spend BIG!!!

I thought I would share something a bit different today, one of their brushstroke style stamps, where you colour the stamp with ink before stamping onto the paper, to create this winter robin scene.



 I chose to stamp Snowy Perch 40-556 using Tombow markers 845, 346, 879 & 977 colouring in each element and then stamping to avoid the ink drying out too quickly.



I then used a Versamark pen to colour in areas where I wanted snow and sprinkled with Sparkle Snow WOW embossing powder and heat set, then I used a damp brush to spread the ink colours to give a base to work on.



I then mixed colours on an acrylic block and added more depth to the image using Tombow markers 885, 905, 947, 899, 992, 098, 346, 665, N15 & 533.



The sentiment from A Festive Season 30-442 was then stamped into the right corner using Versafine Onyx Black ink, and a frame cut from Snowflake Stitch Frames 51-375, the image was mounted onto a 6" square card blank and the frame added on top with foam pads, the dots in the frame were then enhanced with Diamond Stickles to finish.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope that you find something in the new Penny Black collection to inspire you, hugs Cathy x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day

Today we give thanks to our amazing dads, for always being there for us and for all they do, I thought I would share the card I made this year for my Dad, who I love so very much.


I created this card using Penny Black's Especially Micey 30-410 and Sentiment from A Bear of All Trades 30-108, coloured with my Chameleon Pen;s Caramel, Bisque, Dusty Rose, Cool Grey 9 and Warm Sunset.

I added my own little extra bit to the sentiment using my Chameleon Detail pen and tinted my acetate for the glasses lens with my Caramel Chameleon pen.

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Father's Day to all dads out there, hugs
Cathy x

Monday, 12 June 2017

Beautiful Birthday's

You may have seen my recent feature in Making Cards using the new Chameleon Colour Tops, today I would like to share a variation on the designs in the magazine with this pop-up card using the same Penny Black stamps.





Materials used:
Chameleon Color Tone Pen Mellow Yellow, Chameleon Color Top Fuchsia, Penny Black Dies Awesome 51-333, Just For You 51-292, Butterfly Trio stamp set 40-473 and Flower Cascade stamp  40-466, Spellbinders grand ovals dies, White and Raspberry card, watercolour card, Versamark ink, White embossing powder,  Kuretake Zig real brush pens, adhesive and thread.

The die cuts on this version were coloured with Chameleon Color Tone pen Mellow Yellow which was fused for 3 seconds with the Fuchsia Color Top also from Chameleon.  To get the inside words to say 'to you'. I used the just for you die and cut the individual words apart I then turned the for upside down and cut off the R to make the word to. 
The images were stamped with Versamark and embossed in white to give a soft finish and coloured with watercolour pens.

Thanks for joining me today hugs Cathy x

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Just For You

Little ones are so adorably cute and I just love this cute image stamp by Penny Black that I had to turn it into a birthday card for a little someone special!


This project was created using Penny Black's Purrfect!, Love Me and This Way stamp sets , Bold Branch  and Labels Dies and Madison designer paper pad.

The main image was stamped and coloured using Chameleon Color Tone Pens Green Apple, Cornflower Blue, Warm Gray 3 and Warm Gray 7, Taupe, Sand and Dusty Rose.

I hope you like it!


Warm wishes and hugs 
Cathy x

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Foiled Pineapple Gift Bag

Many of you may of watched the rushed Facebook live I did earlier this month for Chameleon Art Products, showing how to create and colour a gold foiled pineapple gift bag, as promised here is the video and details to show you how it was created.


Materials Used:-
Go Press & Foil Machine & 
Cut & Emboss Machine
Anna Griffin Pineapple Foiling Stamp
Gold Foil 
chameleon Color Tone Pens;  Warm Sunset & Green Apple
Hantex Natural Cotton Fabric
Sewing Machine, Thread and Cord


Thanks for joining me today, I will be back with more inspiration soon, hugs
Cathy x