Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Challenge me a Christmas Card with Michelle Lupton







Hello fellow cardmakers!

Wow it's been a year already since I did this challenge for Michelle Lupton! My goodness the years are just going faster and faster aren't they!!

I'm always tickled pink when Michelle asks me if I'm interested to participate, of course I am!! LOL So here's my challenge - Watercolour Holly. 

I hand drew this image then coloured it using Peerless Watercolours and watercolour pencils. 
The Fa la la la la stamp is from Hero Arts Clearly Kelly Purkey set  from Sassy Scrappers







I'm never too sure when to finish when I do watercolour, I'll keep adding colour then I'll dilute it,  I would shade around the image, draw out

ine details then wish I didn't, I'll then add shadows and then think "Just stop Jane"!! It's fine!! LOL, who else does that?

Anyway here's my card for the challenge, I had much fun again and can't wait to see what Michelle has created!! Check out her wonderful blog here

Anyway thanks for stopping by, enjoy all the wonderful cards and I hope this and all the others give your wonderful inspiration!

Happy creating!
Miss Jane

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Reflection card using Darkroom Door stencils and stamps


Hello there my fellow cardmakers!

Well I'm such a lucky person, I got to play with these awesome stamps and a new stencil from Darkroom Door! Creating this reflection card was so easy using Darkroom Door small rectangle stencil, I've added step by step pictures and simple instructions below (hope they're okay, it's late in the evening and I should be sleeping LOL) 
Hopefully I can show you how simple it was to create this card, and that you'll have a go!











Step 1. Place the rectangle frame stencil in the top section of white card and secure it in place with Washi tape. Sponge Distress Oxide inks salty ocean and lucky clover inside the rectangle frame as shown.
Step 2. Dab a wet paintbrush over a few areas and press a clean cloth over it to remove the ink.



Step 3. Reposition the stencils below the sponged area so it slightly overlaps the bottom sponged area, secure with Washi tape.
Step 4. Sponge Distress Oxide inks salty ocean and blueprint sketch as shown.






















Step 5. Repeat step 2, try to match up the blotches (clouds) to give the reflective illusion. Dry it completely.
Step 6. Position the stencil back over the top section then stamp a Nature Walk image in this section using Distress Oxide black soot ink, fill in any gaps at the bottom using the same ink.






















Step 7. Place the stencil over the bottom section. Stamp the same image on the inner small rectangle stencil using Memento tuxedo black ink, this ink transfers easier and you get a clearer reversed image.
Step 8. Place the stamped stencil ink face down, try and line up the images so you get that perfect reflection. Press down all over to transfer the ink.







Step 9. Fill in any gaps using a dauber and more black soot ink.
Step 10. Remove the stencil. Fill in any areas where the images met using a black pencil the create water lines using a white pencil.





I found the stencils to be very sturdy, they didn't lift or move during the process, I loved that!! Also they're a great size for cardmakers!

Have a go, it's fun and the outcomes are so cool.

Thanks for visiting and thanks to Darkroom Doors for their awesome stamps and now awesome stencils!!

Happy creating
Miss Jane

Monday, November 5, 2018

Technique Tuesday Progressive Sale



Hello there fellow cardmakers!

Just sharing something exciting that's happening at Technique Tuesday, it's their progressive sale!! I had no idea that this happens every year!! I must live under a rock!
Anyway...what's a progressive sale you ask? Good question! Technique Tuesday every year need to make room in their warehouse for the new stock so they have a HUGE sale, which is fantastic for us don't you think!! The discounts increase as the sale continues but products are limited so you have to be quick, or you might miss out on what you want.

I think I might go and buy myself some Christmas pressies, I've been good all year.....so far LOL

Check it out here!!





Happy shopping my friends, thank me later xx

Cheers
Miss Jane

Technique Tuesday Dani the Deer




Hello there everyone!

Well I have a very adorable card to share with you today!! A NEW release from Technique Tuesday, Dani the Deer, isn't she just the sweetest deer you've ever seen!

I just had to create a forest background for her, this was made using my Copic markers. It did take me a few days and to be honest it nearly ended up in the bin, just from frustration and my strive for perfection! Urgh. I persevered and now I'm so happy how it turn out, Dani compliments the background so well, I was of course getting inspiration from Bambi, yep going back to my wonderful childhood days with those beautiful coloured illustration books





I styled my card out in my background, it makes it look so much more real and the light was perfect. I've had these two cute deer ornaments since January, I got them in after Christmas sales, bargain! They're so perfect for this shot aren't they?!




This Dani the Deer stamp set from Technique Tuesday has 11 great sentiments and everyone knows.... I absolutely love puns!! They're right up my alley and they can be used for so many wonderful, caring occasions!!

So go and grab a set of these stamps, you won't be disappoint. 
See ya, I'm off to play with Dani a bit more!

Happy Creating
Miss Jane

Friday, November 2, 2018

Heartcraft Paper Guest Designer - Merry Kisses



Hello there my fellow cardmakers!

I'm sharing the awesome November Release from Heartcraft Paper, yep I'm a guest designer until December, how lucky am I to get to play with such adorable images!!

I just fell in love when I saw this couple of penguins called Merry Kisses, aren't they just the cutest?!
To be honest I have never coloured in a penguin before and shading them black using my Copic markers made me nervous, but it was actually easy, well when I thought about where the shiny areas would be, I really enjoyed the process and I think you would too!

 I did add a bit of sparkle on the male using my Wink of Stella clear pen, couldn't help myself. 




I coloured over the sentiment as well, just to make it stand out a little and to match the ground that I created using my Copic markers. I stamped tiny snowflakes around the image which I think added a lovely touch of frost.





They're just adorable don't you think! You should check out the other designs, it's hard to choose or don't choose and just get them all LOL.


Thanks so much for checking out my blog, leave me some love if you think they're cute! Why not even check out Heartcraft Paper blog for more wonderful inspirations!

Happy stamping!
Miss Jane

Monday, October 29, 2018

Wendell the Whale from Technique Tuesday



Hello there fellow cardmakers!


Today I'm sharing this delightful cutie from Technique Tuesday, it's easy to fall in love with him!

I stamped him on watercolour card, coated him with a good coverage of water then used my Koh-I-Noor watercolour paints to shade him. I let the watery paints pool around and kept building up the beautiful blue hues. 
Once he was dry I completed the background with more blue paint and lots of water, then I let it dry. I lifted the colour in a few areas to create this bubble looking effect, simply dab a very wet paintbrush onto the background, let it sit there for a while then blotted it off with a clean cloth. 

Creates a cool effect don't you think?



The dotted curly spout lines is in the stamp set, I extended them to create a heart for the sentiment to sit in using a fine black waterproof marker.




I'm a sucker for puns, I just LOVE them! This stamp set from Technique Tuesday has 11 whale puns that are just adorable, from "Welcome Little Squirt" to "I Whale always be there for you".  How cute! So that means.....you can use Wendell the Whale for LOTS of occasions, it's certainly a very versatile stamp set, you've got to add this one to your collection!

Happy Creating
Miss Jane



Friday, October 19, 2018

                                                                   Hi everyone,

Well I'm very excited to say that I'm a Guest Designer at Heartcraft Paper, and I got to play with this awesome digital image called Snowman Caroling. Isn't this just the cutest snowman!! Yes I also made them snow girl too!! LOL

There are some other lovely images in the October Release from Heartcraft Paper, so go 
and check them out!!

Now those who know me, know I don't use a lot of digital images, no reason why, just hadn't really thought about them, how silly hey?! What have I been missing out on?? 
Especially since you have these cute images!!



I printed three images in a row then another two separately on blender card, I fussy cut the two single ones right to the edges,  they're all roughly 6cm (60mm) in height. I coloured them using Copic markers, I used the warm greys for the snow people bodies.

Oh gosh don't look too close, I think I need new contacts or glasses!! I went outside the lines in a few areas, oh well we're not perfect!


I attached the two front snow people using foam mounting tape then added a die-cut border to the bottom to look like mounds of snow. I glued on some sequins for a sparkly effect then trimmed the Heartcraft Paper sentiment and adhered it to the top of the card using foam mounting tape.

Well I hope I got you into the Christmas spirit, it's just over two months to go you know!!

So check out Heartcraft Paper and have a go with Digi images!

Happy creating
Miss Jane

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Baby boy card


Hi there!
(catch up post)

Who doesn't like a galaxy background?! It goes perfectly with this Stampin' Up baby on a moon image, unfortunately the stamp set is retired now but hopefully you'll find something similar to replicate this card if you desire! 
I coloured the image using Copic Markers, made small ovals on the moon and shaded them to look like craters. I also sponged Distress Ink picket fence behind the circle frame so it would 
stand out more and look like the moons glow.






I need to make more of these cards I think. I do hope it has inspired you!

Happy Creating!
Miss Jane

Monday, September 17, 2018

Colouring outside the lines



Hi there! 
(catching up post)

Sharing a card I made a few months ago, I created soft watercolour hues to colour my floral images using Distress Oxide inks. I dabbed the ink pads on my Miss Jane's Classroom acrylic mat (any non porous surface will do), I picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush and coloured straight over my floral stamped images (Stampin' Up!). Yes it's hard to go outside the lines and not make a huge mess, but it's also very relaxing and satisfy too!







The Distress Oxide inks give a watery chalk effect that looks fantastic over your images. I also flicked some evergreen brough and antique Distress Ink over the top to add more detail.


I hope you have been inspired to have a try, just be free and keep going!

Happy Creating
Miss Jane

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Michelle Lupton's Challenge me a Christmas Card



I was absolutely delighted when Michelle Lupton asked me to join her fabulous Michelle Lupton's Challenge me a Christmas Card! 




My challenge was to create a Christmas card using no green or red. My thoughts went straight to a watercolour winter scene of blue tones with deers, not the sort of Christmas' we have here in Australia but it's a style of card I've been wishing to create for years. 



I used a Christmas tree stamp with black ink, I applied the ink using various widths on the top portion of the pine tree image to create different sizes of trees. 
I die-cut Impressions Obsession deers and stag from watercolour card then coloured them using my all time favourtie colouring medium Peerless Watercolours from mybrush.com.au.



Thank you Michelle for including me in this wonderful event. My friends....you now need to head on over to Michelle's blog HERE and check out all her amazing creations, also be inspired by everyone else's challenge cards! So many talented people! 

For more of my cards please check out my Facebook page, Instragram and Pinterest pages.

Happy Stamping!
Miss Jane

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Space card using Distress Oxide Ink pads

Hi everyone

I'm just loving these Distress Oxide ink pads!  I created the galaxy background by sponging Distress Oxide inks seedless preserves and peacock feathers in a few areas on black card. I watered down white paint, dabbed an old toothbrush in it and pulled back the bristles then flicked it over the card. I added a few more dots using a white gel pen and glue some silver star sprinkle on it too. 

The planets were coloured by applying yellow and orange shades of Distress Oxide inks on a non-porous surface, add water then dabbed the circles in it, drying between each application. I coloured the spaceboy with a selection of Distress Oxides ink pads using water and my favourite and the best paintbrushes from http://www.mybrush.com.au/

The stamp set is from You and Your Stamps, one of my favourites!






It's a very easy way to create a galaxy background, try it, use different colours and experiment!

Happy Stamping!
Miss Jane

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