Sunday, August 30, 2015

Flowers From The Garden

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I really enjoyed making this card for an order.  
The image is a Sarah Kay digital sweetie that I coloured with my Prismacolor pencils.


The recipient is feminine and loves 'pink and frills', so after colouring I cut the image with an s/b's  oval die, and layered it over a scalloped oval, touched with liquid pearls.

 In this photo you can just see some of the WoS I added over the girls clothing and hat.


Some lace and  pearls were added across the bottom of the image over the pink dp.


The sentiment was stamped, then embossed, and sponged using Tumbled Glass DI, and again cut and layered using die cut ovals with liquid pearls added.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Patchwork with Gold Accents

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This was a fun card to colour and make. It is an order for a wee boy. 
The image was an (old) freebie from Beccy's Place


I coloured the image with chalks and fussy cut it


Popped it up on the dp with foam dots, capturing a piece of gold thread behind it (left over from my embroidery days).
  There are also gold highlights on the stitches in the image.


I left a narrow border of the base orange card either side of the dp, 
and pierced and faux stitched it.


The sentiment is an old stamp from Kiwi Stamping - one of my originals!  I embossed it with dark green ep, and then painted it with Ink Gold Gold paste, picked up and applied with a wet brush.  I love using it like that as you still get a great sheen with it, and can put it onto small areas.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rocking Horses, Butterflies and Buttons

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I was asked to make a couple of baby cards recently, and these are what eventuated.


My starting point was the NBUS rocking horse die from Couture Creations - I cut a pink and a blue horse, embossed them and added some WoS to the embossing.  Chose the papers and embossed with a TH embossing folder.


The sentiment was embossed in white - I masked off the other part of the stamp as I only wanted the one word greeting on these cards - the tag was then die cut, and slipped onto some ribbon.


The final details were the butterflies, cut from silver glitter card.


The process was pretty much the same for this card, but I added Tumbled Glass DI to the paper, using the direct to paper technique, and used buttons as an embellishment.



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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Boot Loads of Flowers


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I was on a blitz in my studio when I came across this A Day for Daisies image I had printed and coloured sometime ago (read, ages!) with my Prismacolor pencils


I added a few dots of WoS to the small flowers, and cut it with a Spellbinders Marvelous Square die.


It was mounted over the base and some dp that had been placed on the bottom half of the card. Some lace was added to cover the join, and the greeting was stamped and gold embossed.


The final detail was this Memory box butterfly, named Pippi


The butterfly was cut from a scrap that I had coloured with Gelatoes, and then painted with WoS - I told you it was my new addiction!

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(Old die set and old technique, colouring with pencils)

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Decoupage and a Diecut

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I had fun making this card, and tried a new die as well as a new technique.


Love this die and how it cuts just part of the card, and you can have the drama of the under layer showing through.


As it was a birthday card I embossed the sentiment in gold, (despite it looking bronze here)


The flowers, a freebie stamp with the Craft Stamper Magazine, designed by Elizabeth Borer,  were stamped in Espresso ink and painted with twinkling H2O paints, masking them off to give a grouping and some dimension.  Before adhering them I embossed them from behind to give some dimension, and added some foam tape to keep that dimension.


They still looked flat, so I stamped another flower, painted it and added it over  the corner image, again embossing the petals and using foam tape - then I stamped another image and coloured the centre only and cut that out and embossed it and again used foam tape to keep the dimension - my first attempt at decoupage!!


This gives some idea of the finished dimension.  
The final details were micro beads for the flower centers and some sequins.

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(the sequins and die cut)
(new to me technique - Decoupage)
(I masked the Flowers)

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Simple but Sparkling Sympathy

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No, I don't need another sympathy card for myself, rather I have had a request for some!


I started with this rose image, a freebie from STAMPlorations, one that was only available for a limited time, but I have linked to the page where the current freebie is available.


I coloured the rose with watercolours, and added some clear Wink of Stella over it - Oh I love me my WoS!!  The image was then cut with a S/B floral Oval die, and a wee bow added.


The sentiment is from ODBD and was stamped in black Staz On ink on vellum.
The patterned paper is from an Amy Tangerine stack, and I embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder, as what I had thought was a random pattern turned out to be mini cameras, and I wanted to disguise it somewhat... this was mounted over an off-white base after all the edges had been sponged with blue ink.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Floating Along..........

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It is time for Challenge#31 at CCC Digi Creations, with the theme of 
Anything Goes.
One of our sponsors this round is Oak Pond Creations


I used this Hot Air Balloon image.


I printed it out in three different sizes, and coloured the images with my prismacolor pencils


I really enjoyed these images with the attention to detail on them.


I cut the background with a stitched rectangle die, and then used Lindsay's Miracle powders, blue perfect pearls spray and gold perfect pearls powder to colour the background, before painting the clouds with white perfect pearls.  This resulted in a very subtle sheen, most noticeable under electric light. 


I mounted the two smaller balloons straight onto the base, but popped the larger one up on foam tape.


The sentiment was stamped and embossed with silver on the base of the card.
The finishing detail was the washi tape with the birds on a wire - I couldn't resist them, and it added a wee bit of humour to the card.

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(the stitched rectangle die is new)

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