Watercolour and Woodgrain @ Muse

Hello. It is my turn this week at the Muse Card Club.

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I have been playing around with some watercolours – and feeling like a real painter, which I am far from mind you! I think the finished focal point looks like a tile. I struggled with the placement of the sentiment, so I left it off.

Marion Vagg | Watercoloured tile

Here are some of the guidelines if you are unfamiliar with how Muse works.

  • Use the Muse card as inspiration, explain your interpretation and link back to Muse.
  • Provide supportive comments to at least 3 of your fellow member’s submissions.
  • Vote for 3 of your fellow member’s submissions that you find inspiring, once voting opens.

For the full challenge guidelines go here.

Supplies

Stamps: Jane’s Doodles, Doodle Flowers Stamp set

Card: Canson watercolour paper 180gsm, Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain cardstock, Hero Arts Layering Papers – Azure

Ink: Watercoloured paints, Versamark Ink

Other Supplies: Paintbrush, AnnaBelle Stamps white embossing powder, Heat tool, Foam dimensionals

Hope you can find some time to play along this week,

Marion

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Sketch it at AnnaBelles

Hello. A new month means a new monthly challenge AnnaBelle Stamps.

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I had some fun with the Scribble Scrabble 1 – Round and Round stamp set where I did some first and second generation stamping using some Hero Arts inks. I popped up the main focal image with some foam dots to add some dimension.

Hello | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Scribble Scrabble 1 – Round and Round stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#8 Stamp set (sentiment), AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#5 Stamp set

Ink: Hero Arts ink – Pool, Tide Pool, Soft Pool, Versamark watermark ink

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: AnnaBelles Stamp embossing powder – white, heat gun, Anti-static pillow, Foam dimensionals

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my side bar. I hope that you will be able to find some time to play along.

Until next time,

Marion

About our challenges:

  • We post our challenges the first Friday of each month at 8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
  • Each challenge runs until 24 hours prior to the next challenge.
  • All entries MUST include AnnaBelle Stamps as the main focal image, this can include our digi range which can be found here.
  • One random winner will be the lucky recipient of a $20.00 AnnaBelle Stamps Discount Coupon! This opens the challenge up for everyone to play along with and to have a chance at the prize.
  • We will feature our Top 3 picks and announce the winner prior to the next challenge going live.

How To Play Along:

  • Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
  • For those without a blog you can still play along! Simply upload your card to a image sharing site like Flickr and include a link to the challenge in your description.
  • Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
  • Please don’t link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge. All projects submitted must be new.
  • You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
  • Only AnnaBelle images can be used as the main image.
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Friday Feature – Easter Blessings

It is hard to believe that Easter is fast approaching. This month at AnnaBelle Stamps the Belles have been showcasing the Easter Blessings stamp set.

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Today I have made a simple tag for a bag of choccies, that will be given to my son’s teacher as an end of term gift (2 weeks to go!)

Easter Blessings | Marion Vagg

You can see the sparkly Wink of Stella brush pen around the border. I coloured the image with Copics.

Easter Blessings tag | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Easter Blessings stamp set Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Papertrey Ink tag die, Cuttlebug, Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Educational supplies – Blue party bag
Be sure to check out the Kylie’s card using this stamp set. The link to her blog is my side bar.

Until next time,

Marion

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Textural Effects

I’m back with my last card for the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.

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I have created another one layer card, concentrating on adding texture with an embossing folder (and using a die as a diffuser) as shown by Julie Ebersole on Day 9. I also decided to give Dawn Woleslagle’s creative colouring technique a go as shown on Day 8. After stamping the floral image, I used a Copic O Blender pen to ‘watercolour’ the image. It is a really cool effect.

Happy Birthday Flower | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Avery Elle ‘Thanks a Bunch’ Stamp set

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Ink: Hero Arts inks – Bubblegum, Raspberry Jam, Field Greens, Green Hills, VersaFine – Smokey Grey

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Victoria, Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3 die, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Copic Marker – Blender Pen

It has been so overcast here and has rained non-stop for 2 days. I’m about to build an ark I think!
Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Masking and Embossing powders

I have a few more cards I want to post before the end of the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.

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I simply loved Cristina Kowalczyk’s card using masking and embossing powders. Very clever indeed. Instead of having a blank space between the different colours of embossing powders, I used a silver glittery embossing powder.

Hello Friend | Marion Vagg

This card was fiddly (and this was the second attempt), so not sure I would do it again in a hurry, but it certainly is a one layer card (except for the red heart). Removing all the masking tape to reveal the final card was fun though.

Hello Friend - detail | Marion Vagg

I’m popping this in the Simon Says Stamp Glitter It Challenge.

Supplies

Stamps: AnnaBell Stamps Garden Silhouettes Stamp set

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Ink: Versamark watermark ink

Other Supplies: Zing embossing powders (Powder, Wave, Aqua), Silver Glittery embossing powder – brand unknown (I’ve had it for about 15 years!!), Heat tool, Washi tape, Eclipse masking tape and Inkadinkadoo masking paper, Martha Stewart Hearts a Plenty punch, Stickles – Christmas red.

I hope to be back soon. Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Creative colouring with watercolours

Yes, me again…lots of posting due to the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.

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Today I tried some creative colouring techniques. I took Jennifer’s Rsaza water-colouring idea and modified it by creating a background rather than an image. Yep, all artsy and free form from me today. It started out being a one layer card, but I had to trim it in the end, so its almost a one layer card :)

Happy Birthday | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Papertrey Ink – Think Big Favourites #24

Card: Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts Note Card – Aubergine

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord

Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamp white embossing powder, Heat tool, Paintbrush, Silver sequins

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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Iron off Embossing technique

I’m back with some more cards for the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.

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For these cards, I have used a new technique for me – iron off embossing as shown by Jennifer McGuire on Day 5. I tried two different colour schemes. Now if you are a one layer purist, these are not one layer cards, but as I didn’t add the watercolour panel on with any foam dimensionals, it is close enough for me.

Friend | Marion Vagg

And this is the FIRST time I have used sequins on a card. I am not usually a fan of sequins, but I thought they added something to the cards.

Friend 2 | Marion Vagg

Supplies

Stamps: Hero Arts Live and Laugh Stamp set

Card: Canson watercolour paper, Hero Arts Layering papers – Pool and Carnation

Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean

Other Supplies: Hero Arts Ultra fine embossing powder – clear, Heat tool, Eclipse masking tape, Gold sequins

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion

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