Sunday 14 March 2021

A Floral and One Little Cutie

I am working steadily through stamps and digital images that I haven't used before. I think Darnell might get sick of me visiting the NBUS Challenge but I really want the mountain to reach hill proportions (though I think that maybe a never ending challenge)

This is a large stamped floral image and I really enjoyed colouring this. I have coloured it for the first time with Copics and I feel I have quite a bit of work ahead to get those wide petals looking good. Maybe if I added pencil I could get a better finish but I will continue to work on this stamp.

This stamp is called Bountiful Magnolias  from The Ton.

I added Wink of Stella then wiped some off and it looks just right now. To add extra sparkle on the dark brown embossed background I heat embossed some holographic embossing powder which just goes all round the edge of the brown cardstock.

I ended up fussy cutting the floral bouquet and adding with dimensional foam to lift it slightly and finished off with clear rounded gems. The embossed looking background was actually a pad of different coloured cardstock embossed with all different embossing folders.  I liked the idea but did find the embossing is quite light so not as impressive as backgrounds done with a proper embossing folder.

This next card was a quick card, coloured with Copics. She is one of the wonderful images from Mo's Digital Pencil and she was released in January. 
I am a Patron of Mo's so every month is very exciting getting an image before it is released and another that is exclusive to Mo's patrons in Full Bronte also 10% discount on top of other discounts being offered at the time. The getting images earlier doesn't make much difference to me as Im always so far behind in my colouring but I do love each and every image I get. There are also other Tiers so you don't have to spend the same as me but I love the fact that I could be helping out a business that I really love as well.

On the close up you can see I did more heat embossing around the edge of the card, this time with a sparkle pink embossing powder I got from Hero Art. I did her shoe laces as well but they turned out rather messy as I was in too much of a hurry.

Such an easy image to bring to life, and love that sentiment.

Okay thats it for me so hopefully I'll see you here again soon.

Crafty Hugs


  We went out for lunch today with the kids and their children. We also had a huge change in weather just for day it was like a real winters day. Rain, rain and more rain and cool temperatures.   
We went German today and it was a very late lunch which we then had to convince Elysha and all the littles was really dinner. It was an amazing lunner (lunch and dinner combined) and I can say we will be back again to try more dishes.

Back to when I was getting dressed, I put my boots on, struggling with the short zipper thinking to myself my hands must be getting worse. Then I looked at my booted feet sitting in front of me and it suddenly clicks, those boots are on the wrong feet with a definite turn at the top in the wrong direction. Don't ask me how they fit but they did. Yep I'm really getting old and yes Elysha thought it was super funny and couldn't wait to tell her brothers with the most exaggerated signs I have ever seen. 

Here we go Darnell  another entry for the NBUS Challenge with the Floral stamp even though both are NBUS


Mrs A. said...

I love your colouring of the large flower image. I have so many stamps and images I have still to use. I am thinking more the Alps than just one mountain to climb. Also love Mo's images and have some not used yet. Hugs Mrs A.

lostinpaper said...

these are both brilliant Aileen, your floral bouquet blew me away!

Linby said...

Your flower card is just amazing, beautifully coloured. The little girl is such a sweet image and your CAS layout is just perfect for her.

I Card Everyone said...

I've gone from being gob-smacked by your gorgeous Magnolias [perfectly colored btw] to the biggest smile over this sweet little imp delivering her bouquet - makes me think what is she hiding besides those blooms?

frommycraftroom said...

These are just gorgeous! Love them both.

As for the mountain being a never ending challenge - just so you know you are not alone! Then I have the inner struggle that my older sets are getting any love! :)

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful! Your fussy cutting is to be greatly admired it seems to be a dying skill but you are it's mistress. The colouring on the flowers is wonderful. Like you I have quite a collection of NBUS you are very brave working through them. x

Darnell said...

You are a hoot putting your shoes on the wrong feet, Aileen! Since they fit, maybe you would have started a new toes-going-outward craze!🙃

I love both your cards, from elegant to adorable! And, of course, your coloring is always so professional! Now I see that you are an excellent fussy-cutter, too! Thank you for the great idea to emboss and glitterize the edges of my cards for a little sumpin sumpin extra and thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! I get inspiration from you, so please feel free to share every day you use your NBUS! After this year of lockdown, most of us had to buy new storage to hold it all, lol! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell