Monday, 6 December 2021

Panda Sleeping on Blossom

I'm sharing the 4th in my set of 'thank you' cards, this one featuring Panda Sleeping on Blossom. 

He's watercoloured using Distress Ink reinkers with a cloud stencil background and typed sentiment.

As with the previous cards, I've doodled around the edge of the patterned papers to give it a frame.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Panda:  Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose
  • Greens: Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Forest Moss
  • Branch: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Blossoms: Scattered Straw, Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Shading enhanced with Derwent Inktense Pencils

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 5 December 2021

Cute Raccoon

I've added a third card to yesterday's 'thank you' set, using another of my recent purchases from Lee Holland's Etsy site.  I've watercoloured my image as usual, using Distress Ink reinkers, and added some background with a stencil.  There are some more details on how I created the layout on yesterday's post as the cards are essentially the same, so they create a matching set.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Raccoon: Tattered Rose, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 4 December 2021

Badger-tastic

There are some new images over at Lee Holland's Etsy site and I couldn't resist a couple of these cute woodland badgers for a matching pair of 'thank you' cards.

I watercoloured the images using Distress Ink reinkers, and added some background with a stencil and my blender brushes.  I added a typed sentiment using my new favourite font called 'hello' and die cut the images with a scalloped die. The die was actually a square, but I chopped away a segment to make it a rectangle, and covered the join with the ribbon!  

I used my Silhouette to create a burgundy frame for the image panel which was a couple of millimetres bigger, before matting it onto soft blue patterned paper.  Finally I doodled a stitched and solid line around the edge to finish it off.  I resisted from adding some 3D elements to ensure they wouldn't cost too much to mail because I intend to gift them to someone as a mini-notelet set.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Badgers: Tattered Rose, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 2 December 2021

Mamma Dragon

At As You Like It Challenge this fortnight we're asking what's your favourite Christmas embelishment.  I love any excuse to add a little sparkle to my cards so for me it's a little Glamour Dust which I sprinkle on some Glossy Accents underneath my Christmas critter.  

I've used a sweet Christmas Dragon from Lee Holland for a supersized gifttag made for my Mother-in-Law.  The sentiment is made using my Silhouette and font 'hello' which I've shadow-layered twice for a bit more pop!




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Dragon: Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion
  • Present: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Squeezed Lemonade, Rusty Hinge
  • SnowWeathered Wood, Speckled Egg, Black Soot
Project Recipe:
Papermill Direct:
Other:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Bundle Girl with Winter Branch

What, no patterned papers in sight?!!!  Well I thought a little shine from the pearlescent green and some sparkle of red and white glitter card is plenty of action for one card.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Robin: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Green: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Speckled Egg, Black Soot
Shading enhanced using Derwent Inktense Pencils

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Papermill Direct: Other:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Penguin's Big Catch

There's still time to squeeze in a few more Christmas cards!






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Penguin: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Festive Berries, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Snow: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot,
Shading enhanced using Derwent Inktense Pencils

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Papermill Direct:
Other:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 19 November 2021

Dragon Star

I've enjoyed watercolouring this startstruck dragon from Lee Holland Digis for a Christmas tag.






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Dragon: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint
  • Yellows: Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
  • Ground: Weathered Wood, Speckled Egg, Black Soot

Project Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 18 November 2021

Give us a Hug

We want to know if you prefer dies or stencils over at As You Like It Challenge this fornight. Although I've recently bought a few more stencils this year, I still use them only a fraction as much as my dies. I must have hundreds of dies (and still collecting!) but only half a dozen stencils.  I love the intricacy of the dies, especially the ones I've used today.





Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Blues: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • 'Whites': Weathered Wood
  • Ground: Speckled Egg

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 17 November 2021

A cup of tea and a slice of cake ...

I've been playing with some of my uninked images this week and have this little sweetie to share with you today.  I am ashamed to look at the pile of new stamps and dies that I've bought recently but am already looking at the new releases!  

I've watercoloured the image but in a change from the norm, I've attempted to accent the shading with my Inktense Pencils.  I've used the Mama Elephant script die and layered it twice by creating matting layers with my Silhouette cutting machine.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:

  • Hair: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Skin: Tattered Rose, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
  • Cup: Milled Lavender, Villainous Potion
  • Flower: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Dress: Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers
  • Ground: Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke
Shadows enhanced with Derwent Inktense pencils

Card Recipe:


From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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