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Birthday card: Simple stencilling

What: A simple one-layer card that finally gets me using my stencils. How: I stamped and embossed the sentiment and then positioned the stencil over it. I picked three colours and carefully inked areas of the stencil, masking with scrap paper as needed. I originally left some white space around the sentiment, but then I… Continue reading Birthday card: Simple stencilling

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Celebrate: Bokeh watercolour

What: Another watercolour experiment. This time I had a play with stamping white circles over it — I hesitate to call it a bokeh effect as that has a very specific meaning in photography (and I know some photographers who doubtless wouldn't be impressed with the term being appropriated like this), but that is what… Continue reading Celebrate: Bokeh watercolour

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Hello card: Spattered watercolour

What: I always have terrible problems with watercolour paper curling up so I bought a couple of pads of different weights to experiment with. How: This is a relatively lightweight paper — 190gsm/90lb — so I stretched it on a board first. I started off with plenty of water, a couple of colours of watercolour… Continue reading Hello card: Spattered watercolour

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Birthday card: Copic camping

What: The always tricky problem of creating cards for men - luckily I managed to find a cute digi stamp that works just perfectly for my other half's dad, who runs a scout group. Supplies: digi stamps: Lilyboo Designs - let's go camping colour: Distress - ink pad - mowed lawn (for edging the card)… Continue reading Birthday card: Copic camping

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge round-up

The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #1 - Copic over stamping The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #2 - Sharpies on Kraft The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #3 - PITT artist pens The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #4 - Copics and stamping The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #5 - Wax pastel crayons… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge round-up

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #30

What: Day thirty — the last day — of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. The motivation behind this card is simple: to say a huge thank you to Kathy Racoosin for organising this challenge; it pushed me to use supplies that had been sitting unused on my shelves and to try things that… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #30

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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #29

What: Day twenty-nine of The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. I was looking for an excuse to try out the shiny new tin of coloured pencils I got for my birthday and these flowers from Altenew are just perfect for colouring. This is the first time I've made the effort to break out the… Continue reading The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #29