Monday, February 20, 2017

Pix's Favorites.

Helen very kindly stamped me some of her new Mama Elephant set, Pix's Favorites. They were great fun to use and colour, I went with copics and tried a new colouring style, but I find it hard not to keep adding shadow! :)

I also tried a few new background techniques with the distress inks. I used water directly onto a blended background but moved the water to resemble clouds. The middle one is just a blend over a Memory Box Birch Trees stencil, and in the third one I filled in the background, then used the stencil and removed ink rather than added it. Makes a kind of spooky background I like! :)

So this is the watercolour cloud background, the grass is Grass Border by Lawn Fawn.

This is using a stencil in a more traditional way, tho oddly I don't think I have ever used a stencil like this before, normally I use it for paste and sprays.

Final spooky background. The sentiments on all the cards are from Hero Arts and are called "Messages with flourish". (CL738)

Love these stamps, they are so cute! :) Nice to have the chance to make some cards just for fun, and not for an order, don't get the chance much these days :)


  1. They're just toooo cute, love what you did with them. BUNNIES !!! xxx

  2. They are adorable your cards Annabel! and thanks for the tips! inspiring as always!
    xoxo Olga

  3. awwww they are so darn cute, love them and I know what you mean not adding shade, lots of hugs, Marion

  4. those cards are super pretty!

  5. Cuuuuuuuuute! OMGoodness, Annabel, I love your cards! The bunnies are adorable! I like your simplified colouring style and those gorgeous inky backgrounds!

  6. Wow, Annabel! First of all, those little characters are adorable! Secondly, the inked background with the water forming the clouds is fantastic! Thirdly, the stencil and your inking are marvelous! Fourthly, I love them ALL! :o) saw my dog card. Guess what? I have a cat set that I need to share too. Oh, dear! haha