Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Sending Hugs

I've been playing with my new Joyful Heart Bears from MFT.  There's only so many Valentines cards a gal needs so this card is a little friendship card for a special friend.  Isn't he adorable!


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Wheelie cute pair

This is the last of my run of sneak peeks for Lili of the Valley and I've loved all the images, but I may have saved my favourite image until last! This adorable little pair are called 'apple cart' from the Sunny Days stamp set.


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Wheelbarrow: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 18 February 2019

Lilac Watering Can

This is a little card I've made for a friend whose birthday was last week.  The image is one of the soon-to-be-released cuties from Lili of the Valley.



Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord
  • Flowers: Wild Honey

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 17 February 2019

Happy Hoppy Easter

I've been playing with some bunnies from Lee Holland and have two cards to share using this cutie.  One of them is no-lines and following a question by Tami about whether I add the pale or dark colours first, I also have a mini picture tutorial of the first stages of my water-colouring.

Here's the first of my cards; the no-lines version:


First of all I lightly shade the whole image as the base colour (for bunny, this was Antique Linen):


Then I add the darker colour where I want the shadow and blend it in with a fine damp brush.  I add a little more ink where I want the most shade, but I find that a little goes a long way with these inks. 

The image below is where I've added Brushed Corduroy around the shaded areas, before blending them in.  I don't usually work on this many sections at one time but wanted to show you where I'd add the ink and got a bit carried away!  I snapped the photo then quickly got to work blending it out with mini circular motions using my watercolour brush.


Ausie aNNie also asked what brush I use, and I tend to use the same brush for most of my painting, which is a ProArte Spotter size 2. It's quite a small brush but it works well for me.


I forgot to take some more pics, but I added some more Brushed Corduroy and some Vintage Photo for the darkest parts.  As usual, I got a bit heavy handed with the darker colours so his face looks like he's spent a little too long on the sun lounger, but I love the golden brown of the Brushed Corduroy.




And here's my second card. It's very similar but I decided against the no-lines technique for this one.


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord

Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 16 February 2019

Purple Mouse

My cute little Lee Holland mouse with his woollen heart has come out to play today again, but this time he's in purple.  The shaped card base is cut with a Go Kreate die and I've gone the whole hog with the embellishments.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Purples: Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Friday, 15 February 2019

Carrots

I've got another sneaky peek for you today featuring 'Carrots' from Lili of the Valley


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Sack: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo
  • Carrots: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge

Card Recipe:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Thursday, 14 February 2019

Christmas at Valentines!

At As You Like It Challenge this fortnight we're asking whether you prefer birthday or Christmas crafting.  

I'd like to pretend that I'm one of those super organised people on a mission to make a few Christmas cards each month so there's no rush in December, but in reality I do simply prefer Christmas crafting.  

Christmas is often a time when crafting is not limited to just cards, but extends to handcrafted gifts like advent calendars, candles and decorations which are fun to make and swap.  

For my card today I've picked one of my favourite bears, James, from Lili of the Valley on a simple (postage friendly!) design.




Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Greens: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Hat fur: Iced Spruce
  • Ground: Weathered Wood

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Bear Hugs

As soon as these little bears landed on my doormat I was itching to ink them up.  This little cutie clutching his heart-shaped cushion is the first to get his outing and I've used a sentiment from the same set.  I thought he'd look cute with a darker snout but I'm not so sure now.  I've popped a little nose on top with a black gel pen, although it barely shows up in the photo.   


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs 
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Birthday cuties

I'm sharing another sneaky peek from Lili of the Valley today featuring an image called 'Presents'.  I love these cute critters.


Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Dog: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
  • Mouse: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Tattered Rose
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Monday, 11 February 2019

Wool you be mine?

I'm so excited to share my first official DT card for Lee Holland digi images and he's a real cutie!  This adorable little mouse is holding a woollen heart in his paws, but he has been a little absent-minded with a loose thread. I hope he doesn't trip over it!  






Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Fur: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
  • Grass: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Sky: Tumbled Glass
  • Reds: Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



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