Sunday, 21 January 2018

Mackintosh Thanks

This month's CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers is Friendship so I decided to use some of my Mackintosh stamps for the card as I love the Rennie Mackintosh style. I clear embossed the image before colouring it with watercolours - this makes it easier to paint as the embossing stops the paint from spreading. I liked the sheen created by the pearl colours although this does not show up very well in my photo.  I mounted the panel on black card and then fixed this to a linen card.

Materials used:-
Main stamp - from the "Decorative Roses" which was free with the Creative Stamping magazine (May issue 30)
Sentiment stamp - Chocolate Baroque "Mackintosh Sentiments"
Watercolours - Gansai Tambi watercolours and pearl colours
Versafine black onyx ink
Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  Margaret

Friday, 12 January 2018


The current challenge at Less is More is to make a clean and simple card using purples.  I have a good friend who loves the colour purple and butterflies so this will be her birthday card.  Luckily she doesn't look at my blog so the card will be a surprise.

I made the strip using the Faux Mother of Pearl technique featured by Loll on her blog - this involves using cling film to apply paint and then inking over the top.  I tried lots of paints and inks as I didn't have the one she mentioned.  Some worked better than others but I liked the sheen which was produced by the silver aquatint under the distress inks. 

Materials used:-
Spectrum Noir Aquatint in silver
Purple distress inks
Versacolor grape for the sentiment
Butterfly die - Sizzix butterflies framelits
Sentiment - Uniko Fontiments Birthday set
Pearls - Stampin Up (white) and Craftina (purple)
Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your comments.  There are lots of super cards over on the Less is More blog.