Saturday, November 30, 2019

Tree Silhouette


November  and I are not friends!!
 I don't know how come it is the end of the month - somehow the middle two weeks escaped me!!

Sorry I have not been around 'blog-land' much, but life has been busy, and I have been exhausted by the evenings, which is when I usually visit - I am also working on the borrowed computer, which taxes the brain somewhat 😩

This  masculine card was inspired by the die cut, that was one of many I cut when I was lent some dies by a friend  - it was an unidentified one.

I layered the die cut piece onto a dark blue, linen textured card, but before doing that, sponged some clouds and painted the lower portion where the 'water' would be with silver

The tree and grass were lightly coloured with Prismacolor pencils

The dots are from a set of Ditzy Dots by Rosie's Studio. (They appear to have been discontinued now)

I simply stamped the sentiment (a magazine freebie) with black ink, using the Misti so I could repeat stamp and get good coverage.  

The completed top layers were mounted over a pale grey base

I swiped the edges of  the inside layer of card over a  blue ink pad, and stamped the oak tree from the S.U. Lovely As A Tree set with London Fog ink to finish

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Birds, a Flower and a Magic Window


After a fraught few days, I have been blessed with the loan of a near new computer for as long as needs be!!  I have not figured out how to transfer my watermark to this one, but have organised a few things so at least I can be online, edit my photos and blog now. 

As this is the same fold as I have used before, I will simply link to the source

I used this gorgeous bird paper from the Amy tangerine pad, Sunshine and Good times (now retiring) for the background, and layered die cut flowers over the scalloped circle die cut from pink card, and the circle from a piece white card coloured with Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish, Pink Thistle

The inside was finished with some glitter washi tape (part of a RAK from Mia), which, along with the fun mechanism of this card,  was really appreciated by the young girl who received it. 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

A Brushos Background Plus

This post may be rather brief as I  am writing it on my phone - my computer was most inconsiderate and chose this morning to 'die'...  

This card is  for the new Word Art Wednesday challenge.

I started with a brushos background that I had made when playing' with Brusho's and SprinkleITs a while back,  so although the camera did not pick up the sparkle,  it is there! 

I printed and die cut the verse,  and brushed on some yellow ink before removing the die,  and also ran the very edge over a red ink pad

The ribbon was added and the panel mounted on the white base,  and there it sat for several days looking incomplete.  
Inspiration hit,  and the rhinestones were added and the card came to life

I finished the inside with red and gold Washi tape. 

As I am not well versed in blogging from my phone,  I will not be adding links to this post. 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Trees in a Row


Thank you for visiting my blog again - it is much appreciated

This card was made sometime ago, but I forgot to blog it.  I started with the large stamp from the Stampin' Up set Lovely as a Tree (now retired)   This was one of my first SU stamps, and one of the most used too.  I stamped it twice, both times with only part of the image, to give me a row of trees.

I embossed the image in gold, and then lightly coloured the trees with sponges,using Memento Bamboo Shoot ink, and the 'grass' using Cottage Ivy.

When I first made this I was not happy with how the sky turned out, but I do like it now as it gives it some character and movement.

The panel was mounted over some corrugated card that I had torn one surface off, and then coloured with Inka Gold Copper

The sentiment was stamped and embossed in copper also. 

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Standing Out


This is one of the cards I taught at my class last week - using the technique of die cutting layers of tissue,  then water colouring  the die cuts.  Here is the video tutorial

I embossed the background with a freebie folder from a magazine.

I typed up and printed out the sentiment without really thinking too much about the accuracy of it, but later I suspected I had misquoted it, so looked up the quote and ooops, so I re-typed it and replaced the original!

I didn't post the card for a few days, and then inspiration hit and I added the bling to the coloured feather... 

In my haste to get it ready for the post, I forgot to get a full photo of the altered card front 😒

I finished the inside with washi tape and the birthday greeting.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Tropical Butterfly Garden


I made this card for a dear family member who loves her garden, but is unable to be out in it much now.  She also loves lemon and green colours...
Unfortunately the camera has played tricks on me and the lemon cardstock looks more kraft in these photos - so cross, as the card is really pretty IRL!

I'm not sure where the paper came from now, (I think it was from a Craft Wise pack) but I loved the flowers on it.  The butterflies are cut from the M/B  Pippi die

The sentiment is from Montarga (a N.Z. company), and is embossed using deep green ep.

The patterned panel, and the sentiment banner were mounted over some card that had been covered in metallic book covering plastic film. The banner shape was hand cut.

I decorated the inside of the card with a strip of the patterned paper.  This photo shows the true colour of the lemon cardstock I used as the base and the sentiment banner. 

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Twist Baby It's Cold outside not used - it's summer here :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Pearls, Lace and Scripture


It's time for another challenge over at Word Art Wednesday, and the scripture I have used on this card is the one that is available free on the blog.

I printed the verse, then die cut it with a m/b stitched rectangle die, that now appears to be unavailable, and sponged some Memento Ladybird ink onto it before removing the die.  I also cut the layer of rose gold paper with the die one size up.  The rose gold paper is actually wrapping paper - I don't think I will be running out of it for some time :)

I mounted the feature panel to the left of the centre step, then added a multi-layered flower and some (Zva) pearls to the side.  Some lace completed the two side panels.

The inner panel was kept simple with just some rose gold washi added to one side.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Polka Dots and Glitter-flys


This past week has been rather busy, and I usually spent Sunday afternoon's in the studio,  
After a later than usual lunch with guests, I decided to catch up on blogging instead.

This card was made for a seven year old girl - I had no indications as to her interests etc, so this is the result - lots of glitter and sparkle, over a bold background!

The main butterfly was the negative from a die cut using sparkle card, trimmed into a square, and backed with some bronze textured paper that has been in my stash since, errr,  lets just say years.
Some rhinestones were added to accentuate the body.

Other snippets of sparkle card were used to punch the small butterflies, and they also received rhinestone bodies. 

The sentiment was stamped onto a snippet of canary yellow card and copper embossed, then trimmed before the rhinestones were added to that.

The inside was finished with a butterfly stamp, to continue the theme.

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