Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Serendipitous Birthday


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These are some more of the serendipity squares that I made, and this time I used them as part of a larger block, and again I used a purple backing.


I wanted a focal point, and went for the small scripture stamp, and gold embossed the wording, cut it with a Spellbinders die, and layered it onto gold paper.  I shaped the gold paper by running a pencil around the outside of the die and fussy cut it.


It still looked very plain, so added the layered, punched flowers and the bling.


The sentiment was gold embossed on the bottom of the purple layer, and two more flowers added.


I then matted the purple panel onto green, and then cream card, sponging the cream card with Bundled Sage ink.
The differing colours are because some of the photos were taken in natural light ( the second photo) and the others under an artificial light, which gave the true colour.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Serendipitous Sympathy

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I had a good day in the studio yesterday afternoon, and this is one of the results.


I started with some squares that I had made using a technique called Serendipity Squares and mounted them on the violet base card.


The base card was embossed with a music embossing folder, and then sponged it lightly with some violet ink.


The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto green card, and added under the side of the decorative panel.



The final detail was a wee tad of gold ribbon and a bow.


This is a close up of the detail of a panel and the bow.


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Sewing - once more

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I have another sewing project to share - some pyjamas for one of the grandsons.  Being the doting grandma that I am it was no problem to take on the task, and thankfully they went together really well!!


This particular grandson has a very long torso and arms, so the pattern had to be adapted to fit,


I learnt when my children were young, that the easiest way to ensure they got this type of garment on the right way round was to put a wee tab in the centre back neck band,

or the elastic casing seam


So now this project is done and dusted, it is back to the studio this afternoon.


and then I will have some cards to share.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Sparkle and Scraps

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I made this card starting with some scraps on my desk - the base had been previously embossed and then discarded, and the holey panel was a trial on using a new die.


The yellow panel was part of a crayon resist experiment,


and the ribbon was another 'reject' from a previous project.


The red paper I cut the flower from was also sitting on my desk, and I added oyster H2O paint before I removed the die, and a red jewel brad to the centre.


You can see in the above photo that the holey panel is cut from a glitter card - such a difficult task to try and get a good photograph of it.


I used another piece of the the yellow card to make a tag for the sentiment which is embossed using glitter embossing powder.  A tiny butterfly and some silver doodling around the edge finished the project.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Pinpricked Butterfly


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I wanted to try the no-line pricking technique, and chose this Kiwiwstamping butterfly image to use (one of my original stamps)  - the actual stamp had other markings on the wings, but I decided to sketch in some lines and followed those, easily done as the pricking is done from the back of the card.


  I used watercolour pencils to colour  the wings, and the change of markings gave me more scope, which I enjoyed.  I added the background with blue chalk, then image was cut out using a Lacy Square die.


 The sentiment (also from Kiwistamping, and another 'old' stamp) was stamped, cut and sponged and placed with brads onto the background.


The background paper was embossed in the D'vine Swirls folder after swiping a moonlight white ink pad over the folder before the embossing, to soften the colour.


The final touch was the lace across the bottom of the card - to hide where the page did not emboss - we in the antipodes use paper sized to British measurements that is a tad longer than the American sized folders.


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Twinkling Hoot

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Thank you for popping in.
I have not been here for what feels like weeks - a slight exaggeration I know, but I have been caught up with LIFE at the moment - that busy time between cardmaking and blogging! 


I had fun with this card - using up scraps from my box and challenging myself to work with a black sparkle paper I bought last year.


 The branch is one from 'Foot Long Stamps' and being transparent, I was able to bend it to 'fit' the card before I stamped it, then cut around it, trimming a leaf to leave space for the owl to sit on.


 The Owl is an Itty Bitty Jilli Bean Stamp from Unity Stamps. I stamped it on various scraps to paper piece it.  I coloured the eyes and dots on the hat with various sparkling pens I have.

The images were mounted onto the black background, and silver stars added in the background.
   

The sentiment was stamped on the blue base card and embossed in silver.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Red Roses

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I recently bought a magazine with this stamp from Visible Image as a freebie with it.  I pondered how to use it for a while, and came up with this card.


I stamped the rose three times, masking as I went, and then coloured them with chalk - I was not happy with the outcome, so stamped another rose, fussy cut it and mounted it with foam dots over the front rose in the original grouping, and added some clear KindyGlitz.


The background behind the images was coloured with chalk, and the panel was mounted over some burlap for contrasting texture.


A sentiment was stamped and a ribbon tag cut around it, with some sponging done before the die was removed.


The final detail was a ribbon bow, that wanted to turn itself inside out as I fought it to keep the spotted side to the front!

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