Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Hitch Hikers

Hello.  Welcome.  Last evening I had a crafty get together with my friend Elin.  Hi Elin.  Elin discovered heat embossing and I discovered this lovely stamp she had in her stash.  ROFL.  So I stamped off a few images and today I decided to try water colouring with my Cosmic Shimmer paints.  I am seeing cool watercolour techniques all over blogland but it never seems to work so well for me.  That said, I was quite pleased with the finished result

I tried a little experiment.  I stamped Penny Black's ...for a spin stamp and embossed with clear powder.  I have used the same Cosmic Shimmer colours on both images but the top one was spritzed with water before I started colouring.  Much better coverage and blending me feels.  It's a pity you don't get to see the shimmer.  It's pretty cool.  The red combs and orange beaks were coloured with distress markers. 

I chose the pre-spritzed image, blacked the edges and mounted on a black base card.  The sentiment is a combination of Unity stamps.   

Joining the fun at
DREAM it UP - Thankful and Thoughtful
Stampotique Designers Challenge 174 - Striped Background 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenges 128 - Thank You
Penny Black and More November Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit.  Big hugz for everyone. 


  1. OMGosh this is so super cute, I love it!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. A fabulous card - a great background and sugh a fun Penny Black image!!

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  3. This is a fun image! It really made a delightful card.

  4. Hi!!
    Well of course your card was absolutely stunning!! Thank you for a nice evening and for showing me the fun of embossing. (I am very new to this ). Looking forward to learning more about card making and other crafts wirh you.!
    Love from your friend Elin!

  5. This is so cute, I love the image and the background. Great job.

  6. Oh, Gail....this is a darling card of thanks! I am an animal lover too!

  7. How darn adorable is this, Gail?? The images and the sentiment are perfectly paired. Love the background, too! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!!

  8. lovely card and it is amazing what a difference the spritzing with water makes. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  9. Looks like your backgrounds are working well Gail, they are such fun to create.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

  10. It fun to experiment! Nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at the stampotique designers challenge blog

  11. What a cute image. I love how you showcased it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina


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