Thursday, June 24, 2021

Stripes and Scripture

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It's once again the start of a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday, and our lovely sponsor is
My Scrap Cabin Shop , who are offering a bundle of seam binding ribbon of your choice.





My card today started when I decided to use up some of my (large) pile of trimmings...
they were glued to a sheet of A4 light weight card, then I cut into it as I need to. 


I trimmed out the size I wanted, and then embossed it with an (unmarked) folder with a pattern of squares on it, with the thought of keeping to a geometric theme.


The scripture, designed by Karen Watson, and available free on the WAW website
was cut using a Hero Art Infinity hexagon die.  I cut a two layer black frame using the same dies


To finish the card I layered the background over a black panel, and added some black bakers twine before adding it all to a white base. 


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sea, Sky and a Ship

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Some time ago I made a batch of 'ink over dried glue resist' backgrounds.  On this one I stenciled some dots using a brown ink, and then it sat, until recently.


I stamped the panel using the Crafty Individuals stamp 'Of The Sea'.  The stamp is fabulously detailed, and I had difficulty getting a good impression, and then the paper moved in the MISTI so I could not re-stamp...  so I used a fine black pen to add in detail that was missing


To 'colour' the ship, I stamped the image onto plain white paper and painted it with watercolour paint before trimming it out and paper piecing it over the original image


To the sea area around the base of the ship, I added dark blue and some white pen for detail


The sentiment was a magazine freebie, which was stamped on deep blue card and white embossed, then trimmed into a banner shape before being mounted on foam dots


I added this washi tape to the inside - it reminds me of compasses.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Purple over Pink With Silver Accents

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This card uses another Brusho background - only this was a 'print' off a much stronger coloured panel.
There is a wee hint of silver on this background - from memory I splattered some silver spray on the first panel, and some of it transferred to this one. 


The image is a Concorde and 9th stamp, Uplifting Thoughts, that I have had for waaaaay too long before using... 
I stamped it in Memento Grape ink, then fussy cut it out. 
 

I didn't want to distract from the floral 'fall', so the sentiment was embossed onto a strip of vellum using silver ep and then layered across the main panel


The butterfly, sadly now discontinued, was cut from silver glitter paper . I popped it directly over one of the blooms, and added the silver gem onto the body. 
Further silver rhinestones and some silver scotch tape finished the front of the card


The inside was finished with gold dotted washi tape.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Splattered Scripture

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The time has rolled around for another Word Art Wednesday Challenge, and this time we are sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh, with  $30 voucher to their store


I made a lot of backgrounds recently using brushos, and on this one I sprayed with a blue Lindy's spray to activate the brushos,  which you can see in some of the photos


The scripture was cut using some stitched 'hill' edge dies... 


The ribbon accent includes purple and gold bakers twine, and also white and silver twine.  I kept it simple and twisted them a bit before tying them together with a reef knot.


The inside was finished with a small strip trimmed off the background.

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Bright Umbrella

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I don't often paper piece my images, but I did on this CAS birthday card, and love the results!!


The image is from Simos Says - Follow the Rainbows

The sentiment (one of my originals) was gold embossed using WOW Rich Gold Sparkle EP


You can see the raindrops on this shot, which I added Glossy Accents to.
I also accented the paper piecing with pencil shading


WoS was used on the umbrella as whole, to give the impression of it glistening from the rain.


The inside was finished with a strip of the metallic paper that I used to layer the image over.


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Friday, June 4, 2021

Rat in Grey

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I very much enjoy using my Katzelkraft Rat stamps, and I let this one take centre stage on this card,
made for a young man. 


I kept the colouring to simple touches of grey, yellow and gold throughout the card



The sentiment from Hero Arts hand Written Sentiments Set was gold embossed


The background was made by embossing two dies from the Hero Arts Hexagon Infinity dies set onto the card, masking the resultant shape, then smooching/splattering London Fog ink over the rest of it


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Fisherman

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I would like to welcome my newest followers - 
Connie W.H. - I cannot find a blog for Connie, but if you would reach out to me via the comments, Connie, I would be pleased to follow you too.
Also two of my grandchildren have signed on to follow me - Lydia and Asher, welcome.

This card was a series of highs and lows, but I am pleased with the eventual outcome


I started with watercolouring the background, using the wet on wet technique, and I was very happy with the outcome, but not after a major OH NO!!  
That was because I had no 'low tac' tape to hold the paper down on my work surface... in the end I resorted to clear sellotape/scotch tape. I figured I could trim the image if needed - but as I used the heat gun to dry areas, the tape lifted/pulled away, so that was what I used to remove the panel!! Saved!


Next I stamped the (New Zealand produced)  image - this is the result - I did not allow for the watercolour paper texture.
(there are shadows from the curtains that make it look wrinkled) 
Out came the trusty marker and fine tipped pens, and with great attention to the stamp itself and another stamped impression, I retrieved the panel....


I then held my breath and cut out the sentiment (a Hero Arts die) from the panel, layered it up, and replaced it and it worked - no 'saves' required, thankfully.  The birthday stamp is part of the set.