Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Stamping and watercolouring with Distress Ink

I have been feeling a little creatively zapped in the past couple of days so headed to the internet to go blog hopping and check out some videos on You Tube to try and find a new technique or two to play with.

Found a wonderful video by the talented Rachel Grieg on You Tube on watercolouring stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  She of course used her wonderful Darkroom Door range but I've used a Stampin Up stamp for my flower and a new quote stamp from Stampit which I received today.  Hope you like the results!

A quick overview of the technique is to add the colours to your stamp as desired - I've used a red and yellow distress ink for the flowers - simply dab both on - the red in lesser amounts and green on the stems.  Hold the stamp flat so the ink doesn't drip off and spritz lightly with water.  Whilst still wet stamp down onto your cardstock and voila!

The edges I have distressed with a Tim Holtz foam applicator pad and the red and yellow inks I used for the flowers.  Mount onto complimentary cardstock - a quote in the top corner and a bit of fine organza and you're done.

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Girl

Whilst I've been madly scrapping away for the past 2 weeks, this is the first I've been able to share with you.  All my other work you will have to wait for Issue 11 of Australian Scrapbook Ideas :)

In the Qld July school holidays I took the opportunity to run away with the family and visit my brother and his family in Cairns.  My Mum and her hubby joined us up there and for the first time in a long time I was able to celebrate my birthday with my whole family.  So very special.

This layout features a photograph of Casey & I,  taken on that evening - out for dinner on the Cairns waterfront.  I have used the gorgeous Kaisercraft Chanteuse range as it also fitted the colour challenge for the cyberccrop this past week. 

thanks for checking in - hope you like it.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cybercrop at Scrap of Difference this weekend!

Cybercrop this weekend at

We have the usual challenges - 
*     Colour
*     Sketch
*     Technique
*     Card
Details of the challenges have just gone up on the forum and the folders are all open and ready for your work in our gallery. Hope you can drop by and join in this weekend or share some love in the gallery.

You have a whole week to complete your layouts so no stress and plenty of time to come and play - hope to see you on the boards.