Sunday, 16 October 2011

A pick me up and a Birthday

Good Afternoon Bloggers,

So today brings an update of 2 completed projects.

So a little in the life of me lately, the new position at work has begun and it is fantastic.  I work with a great bunch of people and I am really enjoying the different work.  

Last night we had a Girls Night In put on by the wonderful team at Paper Flourish to raise money for the Cancer Foundation, in memorium of the beautiful Fran Normandale.  

It was a lovely night getting together with the girls to scrap, although I don't believe any of us actually did much ;o)

So this week I was talking with one of my mates at work, and he was telling me that his niece who has moved to Montreal to study, and is feeling rather homesick. She has been asking for handwritten letters from home.  So I said I would make a card for him, and he could send a hand made card with a hand made note.  I had very little to go on as obviously I do not know the person this was intended for.

So I went to my stamps to see what I would like to ink up, and I chose my Hannah Lynn Genevieve stamp, have I said how much I love this stamp..???  ;o)

This time I wanted to try purples, The Dusty Concord distress ink is just a beautiful colour.  I have also come to realise that when water colouring with my inks I am good at the bold strong colours...not so good at trying to add subtle colour.  

So lets get to some pictures, firstly lets have a look at the beautiful Genevieve and the distress colours used to water colour.

Skin - Antique Linen with Tattered Rose and a touch of Victorian Velvet for her cheeks
Lips - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and the smallest touch of Aged Mahogany
Eyes - Pine needles, with Milled Lavender and a touch of Dusty Concord for eye shadow.
Hair - Dusty Concord
Gloves - Black Soot and Dusty Concord

And the card all together...

The flourish stamp is from Kaszazz, and has been stamped with Black Staz-On and the had some stickles and crackle accents added.  And the beautiful flower is from the Prima Delightful Day Collection.

As always i finish all my cards with this cute as stamp from Kaszazz.

A week or so ago I painted in this Magnolia Stamp, Beautiful Tilda from the Butterfly wishes collection.  She is just too cute.  I had just bought my spiced marmalade re-inker to paint with and wanted to try out some very different colours from what I would normally go with.  The result was pretty good i think.

This photo shows after I have added the Diamond Stickles, Biscuit Liquid Pearls and a touch of crackle accents in her wings.

Colours Used
Skin - Antique Linen with tattered rose on her cheeks.
Hair - Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
Dress - Spiced Marmalade with Scattered Straw in the frill, although this was mainly covered in stickles.
Wings - Main part was Spun Sugar, lower wings was Victorian Velvet and Dried Marigold around the edges.
Butterfly - Worn Lipstick.

I had bought the beautiful Prima Gillian Flowers in Lemon last week, but I didn't really have any papers in my stash to go with this, so I took her along to the store last night to see what I could find...

The Happy Birthday Stamp is the Kaszazz Happy Birthday dotty embossed with a Zing Metallic Red - this I had done a while ago and I believe the background colour in this is Distress Aged Mahogany.  The background was done by swiping the ink pad over an acetate sheet, spritzing it with water and then dropping the card on top, almost giving it a tye-dyed effect.  The paper is from Prima in the Tropics Collection called 'Fire at Sunset'.  I used the Tim Holtz cardstock, not sure of the exact colour but similar to spiced marmalade.  The butterfly was one I had in my stash.

Happy Birthday miss Mandy, I hope you like your card!!  We shall see at dinner in an hour or so :o)

That is all from me today.  I have a couple of other things in the pipeline that I am working on, so hopefully these will be ready to go and up for viewing soon.

Have a great day, and as always please feel free to leave any comments or questions.

Thanks for looking.

xx Milly


  1. Gorgeous cards Milly :) I found your blog via Nicky :) I think I might just have to come along and scrap with you one day and find out how you use the inks to watercolour - it's such a fabulous result! I'm only just learning how to watercolour with pencils, let alone inks!

  2. Thanks Alanna :o) Nicky would like me to show her what I have learnt once she gets her inks in, so we shall coordinate a day!! There is a good tutorial on - Camilla is part of the Magnolia design team and has certainly contributed to my love of these stamps, and also taught me a lot about colouring with the inks.

  3. Wow wow wow, this is gorgeous, love your colouring, the image is so beautiful and I love her hair, your second card is beautiful too, I have gone onto my copics at the moment, but seeing these I may just have to find my inks again lol, hugs Liz xx


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