Friday, May 24, 2019

Spray, Sparkle and Bleach

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I have recently been 'playing' with bleach on my cards... this time I used Brushos in the background, activating them with both a Lindy's spray and water on watercolour paper. 


I had taped my paper down before making the background, thus the colours did not really 'run', but stayed as speckled, aided by the fact I used minimal moisture.


I stamped and copper embossed this fabulous image from Rubberdubadoo Stamps - (it
is one of my oldest stamps, and has been well used - I was so pleased to see they still stock it!)
I then bleached out the background inside the pear and leaves, and when it was dry, I painted  the areas with watercolours - the bleach was not fully dry, and I had fun with the paint reacting to it ... 


To keep to the rustic/autumnal feel of the panel, I layered burlap, organza and sparkly gold ribbons on the left of the panel, and die cut and stamped a tag with the sentiment embossed in copper, adding some more of the sparkly gold ribbon to the tag.

This last photo shows some of the shimmer and shine in the background


I did add some washi tape to the inside of this card, but had written in it before I remembered to photograph it!

I may not be visiting blogs for the next two weeks as I will be in an area without internet access, but I will pre-schedule some posts, and hope that they 'work'. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

An Embossed Black Background

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Another week has rolled around, and it's time for anew challenge over at Word Art Wednesday - and the scripture this week is from Isaiah 28 v29.

I decided to make an elongated card with this scripture, and to go a bit grungy so it could be used for a man or woman. 


I started with by halving a rich cream piece of A4 card width-wise,  then folding one of the pieces lengthwise.

Over this was layered a piece of black card that I had stencilled through a crocodile stencil by T.H. with Versamark ink, then embossed  with clear embossing powder. 


Before adhering this to the base, I tied some rough twine around one end.



The scripture was trimmed and layered onto some corrugated card - it had been smooth on both sides, so I tore off the outer layer on one side, leaving it a bit rough - 
one end was also roughly cut on an angle.

I kept the card simple so the scripture could take the eye, but I love how the textures have come together to give this some character. 

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Birthday Croak

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I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Patrica Gomez. Please let me know if you too have a blog Patrica, so I may visit you.

This card was made for a young boy - 
although I can think of several lasses who may appreciate this one!


The sentiment was stamped over a stencilled snippet of card, cut to a banner shape.  The main panel of the card was splattered with blue ink as a start.


The frog was stamped, and coloured with my Prisma Color pencils before being cut  from another snippet of card and adhered to the main panel,  The reeds were stamped, and the die cut splash and water drops cut from a snippet of blue card, adhered and coated with glossy accents, as were the frogs eyes.


I stamped the bottom of the inside of the card with the same reeds I used on the front, using London Fog ink. 

All the stamps, the stencil and die cuts were freebies from a magazine.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Birthday Fishes

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This card was made for a wee lass turning three - hence the three fish


All stamps  were from the Sweet n Sassy Birthday Pals set - 
which appears not to be available any longer.  
The fish were embossed with silver onto vellum, with a touch of colour added to  the cheeks and lips.


The sentiment was embossed directly onto the patterned paper, which was a snippet from my 'promise box'.  (I promise I will use it one day).

The patterned paper was adhered to the blue card base, and edged with a snippet of white sparkle card top and bottom, and an extra snippet of blue sparkle card was added to the bottom edge.
The fish were adhered, and I doodled with a silver pen around the edges of the card to frame it. 


I added a white insert and cut a wavy edge on it to mimic the waves.

Thank you for all those who left comments and best wishes regarding my surgery - it all went well, and I am down to small dressings now, and they stay on until they "fall off", by which time the stitches will have dissolved too... I get the histology results at my next appointment in 4-5 weeks when I go to the follow up appointment. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Children and Peace

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This week at Word Art Wednesday the scripture used is taken from Isaiah 54:13


I cut the scripture out using an Divinity Designs die, Lavish Layers, using the largest die, but shortening when cutting to fit the size of the script.  
I sponged the outside edge with Whispers Rich Plum ink


I then took the Spellbinders die For You and cut it in half to have the figures either side of the scripture panel


The scripture panel and die cuts were adhered to a page from the Amy Tangerine pad Sunshine and Good Times 6x6 pad of papers


To finish the card I added some clear rhinestones, two layers of organza ribbon and a tiny bow.

I am having some minor surgery tomorrow to remove some sun damage from my nose - if I am not around for the next few days it may well be that I may not be able to wear my glasses!!

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Stylised Birds and an Explosion


Welcome

I made this card as a challenge in a swap group I belong to - the theme last month was to make and explosion card for our partner.

I chose an older style of explosion design. Here is a tutorial.


The patterned paper was part of an old sheet and I have no idea of the brand!


I added lace both inside and out


The ink I used is Sugarloaf by Whisper.  


I used it to stamp the outside sentiment and the inside swirls - both stamps were from a magazine freebie set.  The edges of the patterned paper were distressed and also sponged with the ink.

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(The edges of the dp are distressed)


Monday, April 29, 2019

Butterfly on an Easel

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I seem to be on a roll making easel cards, and this is one of three I have recently made.
I started with some snippets on my desk - the back ground patterned paper and the red layer.


I then stamped the butterfly (from the Indigo Blue Wild Meadow stamp set) twice onto another snippet of white card, and coloured both the left wings with my PrismaColor pencils, and fussy cut them, including the body and one antenna, then glued one directly onto the paper, and the other one on top adhering it only on the body, and shaping the wing so it sat up slightly.  
I then lavished the butterfly with clear Wink of Stella, and added a rhinestone 'flight path' swirl.


I used a meadow border die cut (cut from a forest green snippet I picked up off the floor) to decorate the edge of the panel, and also lavished it with WoS. 
(The die was a magazine freebie)


Some ribbon, a bow and some rhinestones finished the front panel of the card


The front of the base I added some more red paper, the sentiment which was bronze heat embossed and coloured around after die cutting it, and some ribbon to slide the tag onto, and some more rhinestones.  The molded, dimensional daisies were added with glue dots to prop the easel against. 


I edged the sentiment panel with Memento Ladybug ink, and also carefully inked half the stamp with the same ink and stamped it across the corner, to echo the butterfly on the front of the card.

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