Friday, 31 July 2015

In Slow Motion...

Hello there Craft Lovers! Another week, another blog post and I can't believe I've managed to keep this going for 6 months now. It seems very odd to think my first card was made in October and my first blog post at the start of February. In that time I've met some great people in blogland and on Instagram (it's a happy crafting place!), and have made quite a lot of crafty purchases, which in turn have made card recipients also very happy indeed. 

Enough of me, on to the cards. I did make quite a few crafty purchases this month, one of which was this adorable set In Slow Motion from Newton's Nook. I haven't bought anything from them before, but I have my eye on some more of their things. I'm loving this set and have used it to decorate an envelope, and also made several cards - including this post from a couple of weeks ago - Sloth-some

I was on a bit of a roll mid week when making these, and ended up doing three in one day - unheard of especially with both children around, but somehow I managed it!

The first I made in record time while baby was playing in her cot and 4 year old was watching TV - 20 minutes is a record for me!

Supplies: Free Balloon die from Simply Cards and Papercraft issue 139; Papermania Capsule Collection; Newton's Nook In Slow Motion Stamp Set; Clearly Besotted Best Birthday Stamp Set; Faber Castell Pitt Artist's Pen; Copic Ciaos; Ranger Multi Matte Medium

I had pre-cut the balloons, and just stamped the image onto the card base, as well as onto Copic friendly paper. I placed the balloons where I wanted them and using a Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen added in the strings to the worm. I coloured in the worm, cut him out and stuck him onto the image using Multi Matte Medium, adding the string round his middle. The sentiment was stamped on the bottom and I hand drew the border, having seen it done to great effect by Julia Alterman in a recent video (Daydreaming with Inktense Pencils). That's it! So quick!

Later in the evening when the children were asleep, I made another two, this time using my new Derwent Inktense pencils. I fell in love with these when I first started blogging, but for some reason I never purchased a set. I now have the tin of all 72 and I still love them. Previous posts include Birthday Express and Birds on a Wire

Both cards were made in a similar way, stamping the images onto the card blank, then onto some Tim Holtz Water Colour Paper, and colouring with various Inktense pencils. I love colouring with these. I then fussy cut both out, and adhered them with foam tape, and drew my border in by hand again, then stamped the sentiment as shown.

His coat has been coloured in with the white Inktense pencil, but it didn't really show up, instead it gave it some interesting texture!

Supplies: Newton's Nook In Slow Motion Stamp Set; Derwent Inktense Pencils; Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink; Tim Holtz Distress Water Color Cardstock; Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen;

I absolutely love these pencils and am so glad I finally got them. 

Thank you so much for reading as always, and have a brilliant weekend. We're finally off for a break next week, but I hope to still have time to share some a card with you while we're away.


Michelle Short said...

Gorgeous cards, Ruth. Love cute critters. So glad you are enjoying your pencils. Have a great weekend and a great holiday too! xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love this set Ruth! Great colouring too my friend! Have a lovely holiday and weekend! Hazel xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Ruth, those are great pencils aren't they. And you have put them to good use - brilliant cards.

In Glasgow city centre there's Millers - near M&S Argyle Street. Just ask and someone will point you in the right direction! They dont have a huge amount but you'll get something. Out of town there's Hobbycraft at The Fort shopping centre just off the M8. In the other direction, off the M8 too, there's Craft World at Hillington. That's the best one for cardmakers - well worth a visit. You could doble it up with a trip to Braehead shopping centre and Xscape - inside snowslope, cinema and laods of eating places.

If its your first trip I can highly recommend the open top bus tour - but its likely to be raining tho!!

Liz x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hanging in there with snail mail ;) -- cute couple of cards

Leigh Penner said...

These are all so sweet, Ruth!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie these are both just gorgeous, :0)

Aileen (mum) said...

Hi Ruth,
Finally getting around to comment on your cards. I need to put your address into Feedly so your blogging comes up each time. Your cards re looking brilliant. Nothing like squeezing in a bit of time between baby and toddler time. Love these two cards, such cute critters and good to see you using Inktense pencils.

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous trio of CAS cards Ruth and the images are so cute!

Jennifer Jackson said...

These are all so adorable! I love the simple layouts with the focus on the cute images! Such fun cards!

- Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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