Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Friends and Family on Tiddlyinks Tuesday

Hi there and welcome to another Tiddlyinks Tuesday blog challenge being celebrated here at sweet cherry cards. The title of the blog is very dear to my heart ...its called 'Family and Friends'. Nothing beats spending time with your loved ones...

The image I am using today is called Danny's Duck. It shows the friendship between a boy and his duck - bestfriends.


This was such a wonderful card to do. To colour the image I used copics B00, B14, B12, B04, R46,RV25,R43,R02,E00,E30, E57, Y13,Y19,Y18, C1,C2,C5,Spectrum Noir, TN3,TN4,TN5.

For the fence I drew free hand using Copic Multiliner grey pen.

The background sky was filled in with distress inks tumbled glass and seedless preserves and distress oxide wilted violet and broken china.

I hope you like this Tuesday's card and that it brings to mind, the love of family and friends.

See you back here at sweet cherry cards for more fun and excitement.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Starry backgrounds using distress inks

Hi there and welcome back to another fun sweet cherry card episode!


When I first started this card, I wasnt sure how it was going to turn out as I was going to take my self out of my comfort zone and use a variety of colours to complete this card. The stampset I used here was the MFT stamp set 'out of this world'.

For the background I used distress inks salty ocean, spiced marmalade, blueprint sketch, tumbled glass, abandoned coral and distress oxides wilted violet and broken china and white pigment ink to smoothen and lighten the background. I then used stencils 'oh my stars' by bobunny and Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz layering collection of dots to add a kind of other worldly feel to the card.

The space ship was coloured using Copics C5, C1, C2, 0, B14, B00, V20, Y13, Y18 and Fabercastell Purple.

After die cutting the numbers '10, 9, 8' I stamped the stars from the mft stamp set 'out of this world' using distress ink salty ocean and added glitter.

I love how this card turned out and I hope you love it too.

Have a great week and check back soon to see what I am working on....

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Faux vintage cards

Hi there and welcome back to sweet cherry cards.

Today I tried my hand in recreating a sort of vintage looking card using a stamp by Art Impressions Inc.



The technique I used is called 'loose painting'. There isnt much control of the brush and the paint is the consistency of milk.

I used Winsor and Newman Cotman Brush No 0 so as not to overpower the image with paint ...remember it is for a card so several parts of the image is very tiny. The paint I used, is the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolour set of 24 with a few extras.


The paint is a mixture of several colours - browns, reds, yellow, orange and some other random mixtures I had on my palette.


I first stamped the image using rangers's distress ink scattered straw which made it easy to blend with the colour palette I had. Then I mixed some of the colours leaving them the consistency of milk. If you notice there are gaps where the paint seemed to miss but this was on purpose. The idea is to just let go and just paint simply without a care in the world and this is very freeing.....

Hope you like today's card and I look forward to seeing you back at www.sweetcherryscard.blogspot.com