Monday 26 May 2014

Nouveau cards

The Fleurs Nouveau Peacocks look so majestic standing with the stylised flower and I thought they deserved the time to be cut out and coloured. 
I love the style of the stamp as it can be used for cards for allsorts of occasions.
I had the background in my stash from a playsession using stencils, inks and sprays.
 The following two cards are A5 size. I used the flowers from Lovebirds Nouveau and Fleurs Nouveau on cards that had been coloured with Alcohol Inks and Blending Solution onto matt coated card.  The sentiments are from Mackintosh Sentiments Clear stamps.
This card is a clean and simple that I made for a Wedding Event
my daughter was involved in at work.
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Thursday 15 May 2014

#Bring Back Our Girls

Cover Photo

I read about this event via a friend on FB earlier this week and felt it is a wonderful idea for fund raising and highlighting the plight of the girls who have been kidnapped.
Please go over to the auction and view the wonderful artwork donated by very talented and creative people.

This is a list of the Artists web pages/blogs who are involved in the Auction.

Jessica Sporn
Linda Kittmer
Ronda Palazzari
Marjie Kemper
Judy Shea
Glenda Hogland
Astrid Maclean
Lisa Pace
Jackie Neal
Claudine Criner
France Papillon
Kristin Van Valkenburgh
Marcia Beckett
Ruth Levy
Sally Lynn MacDonald
Renee Zarate
Natasha May
Carmen Whitehead
Seth Apter
Marybeth Shaw
Amy Ingardia-Walker
Kelly Warren
Julie Bernier
Adrienne Hoban
Krista van Tol
Cheryl Grigsby
Jill Meyer
Lisa Flaherty
Kerry C. Mitchell

The reason I wanted to be involved in a small way is...
Girls everywhere deserve access to education. But it’s a fundamental human right of every girl to be safe from harm.
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Tuesday 13 May 2014

Repeat Stamping

Good morning.
I've really had fun playing working with the Fleurs Nouveau stamps.
For my first card I had great fun colouring the flower with pencils and wanted to keep the colours soft as I used Memento London Fog for stamping as a change to using black ink.
I cut out the flowers with an oval die and blended with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
I stamped around the oval with words from the Amazing Birthday words. These are clear stamps and they will bend beautifully and you can see where you're stamping. The flower oval was attached with foam pads and I mounted onto a pale pink.
The mathematical side of my brain was very happy doing the repeat stamping for the background of this card. The stamp is from the Nouveau Lovebirds set. I love symmetrical things like fabrics and wall paper.
I stamped with a pale green and because there is a lot of detail in the background decided a sentiment on a label shape would be sufficient as a topper.
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Saturday 3 May 2014

Beautiful Birds

When I received the Nouveau Lovebirds stamps, I was curious to see if I could go
with a wedding theme.
I stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. I recently had a play with some Coloursoft Pencils and with a little left over birthday money I invested in  a small set.
For the birds and trees I quickly learned that it was best to keep the pencils sharp. Glenda is an expert when colouring with pencils and I certainly enjoyed taking time colouring the image.
I chose to mount the birds on colours from the pencil work. 
The Ivy Corners from the Wedding Belle and the sentiment were stamped with green ink.
I have a friend getting married in the summer so this card is going in the box of cards ready for their big day.
Many thanks for visiting
Debbie xx