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    Altenew Watercolour Paints and colour mixing chart

    Hi friends Apologies for the radio silence for the last couple of weeks, it’s been busy with my little boy starting nursery and then I caught a cold.  But that didn’t stop me playing with my new Altenew watercolours, yay, and creating a colour mixing chart.  Well a quarter of it anyway! This took about three hours so def a work in progress but very worthwhile. Hope you enjoy the video, in HD here Here is a pic of my colour mixing – this is the variations you get from just top two rows mixed with each other. Hope you get the chance to check out my video, excuse the…

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    The Flower Challenge August: One Layer Card

    Hi friends The theme this month for The Flower Challenge is One Layer Card For my card I pulled out Altenew Watercolor Wonders Stamp set and hero arts soft lilac and navy inks. using my Mini Misti I stamped the images, lining up the layers using the key provided on the Altenew packaging. I added the leaves with Hero Arts Green Hills ink. the sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Really Like You set stamped in hero arts navy ink. I then used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched circle die Face down on my cardpanel, sandwiched between a soft embossing mat with my die cutting plates and ran it through…

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    The Flower Challenge May – Vellum or Acetate

    Can you believe we are in May already??? It’s starting to fell like spring here in Scotland, yay. I was inspired by all the flowers beginning to shoot up for this months card for The Flower Challenge. To start I cut a piece of cold pressed watercolour card to 3” x 6” and also made a custom size cardbase (still to make the envelope). I used ranger archival black ink, which is waterproof, and a little bit of masking to create my scene with a Bloom from Altenew Golden Garden set. This is my go to floral set, I’ve def have my moneys worth with this one for a change.…

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    CAS on Friday Guest Designer – Mum card

    Hey friends I am thrilled to be the guest designer for CAS on Fridays this week with the theme of creating a card for our mums. I used a beautiful bouquet by Altenew and my new peerless watercolours to create this card.  I hope you like it and will play along with us. ………….. Comments transferred from old blog: 5 thoughts on “CAS on Friday Guest Designer – Mum card” SUSAN April 11, 2018 at 5:09 am Edit Beautiful card. Thanks for being our guest! Liked by you Reply THEMELTEDMARSHMALLOWBLOG April 14, 2018 at 6:05 pm Edit Thanks for having me. Like Reply JANNEKE April 11, 2018 at 10:21 am…

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    Ombré Altenew Rose CAS card

    Hi my lovelies This card is in a more CAS style – I am continually pushing myself to try new styles and I love the look of Clean and Simple (CAS) cards but find them difficult to pull off. I’m always wanting to add extra sequins 🤩 I took a top folding pale yellow landscape card and gold embossed a mama elephant striped border near the bottom. Next I die cut a pale yellow rectangle and adhered it to the base.  I die cut a Altenew Rose in three shades and also the leaves.  Once adhered I added some glue with a glue pen to the middle layer of the…

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    Soft Ink Smooshing

    Hi friends. This card combines gorgeous soft distress ink Smooshing (picked raspberry and cracked pistachio) on watercolour paper die cut with Winnie and  scallop rectangle die.  I love the little dot details around the edges. Next I white heat embossed the bouquet of flowers from Altenew celebrations stamp set and copic coloured the back.  The waffle flower sentiment is also heat embossed.  A bit of ribbon and some nuvo dots finish this card off. I just love this colour combo. This card is for the following challenges: WCMD WW smooshing with Lydia WCMD Simon Says Stamp