Friday 27 June 2014

Pretty Flowers Cards

Good morning I have a couple of cards to share from the lovely Briar Rose Butterfly
and Harebell Butterfly stamps.
I used dies to cut both cards as lately they have been gathering dust and not been used. So with my thinking cap on here's what I came up with.

I coloured the flowers with Coloursoft pencils and was delighted with the strength of colour. I'm still learning to used them.
The flowers on this card were coloured with Promarkers pens and I used Broken China Distress Ink to highlight the embossing on the base card.
These were quick make cards as the original cards I made were given to friends and I had formatted my camera clearing all the pictures. 
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Sunday 15 June 2014

Pretty Meadow Flowers

It's hard to believe we are half way through June already and the gardens
are coming into full bloom with the flowers of summer.
I decided to dig out my Alcohol Inks and make a few backgrounds
for using with these beautiful flower stamps.
I used a coated card with the Alcohol Inks and blending solution which gives interesting patterns.
I kept the ink colours to earth tones so the colour of the flowers stood out.
 I stamped the Briar Rose with Archival Jet Black and coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Pens.

I added a few stencil shapes to this card before I stamped and coloured the flowers
 from Harebell Butterfly stamps.
For the matting I chose a colour of card that features in the coloured flowers.
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Saturday 7 June 2014

Testing testing

I have been so frustrated with uploading to my blog 
from my notepad so my hubby suggested. I tried his and Ta Dah it's worked.
The photo is my doggy Archie when he was a puppy 5 years ago.

Debbie xx

Thursday 5 June 2014

A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

I admire Artists who can create beautiful pieces art that can be
that can be hung around the home.
When I saw the butterflies on the Harebell and Briar Rose Butterfly
 stamps sets to and gathered all my scraps of marbled card then stamped them with black ink.
I cut out the butterflies and arranged them around a canvas.
My first thought was to have them flying in one direction but was unhappy with the layout. 
I decided to have them sitting in a tree so I lightly sketch a tree design
 onto a canvas that had a coloured green and blue resembling a landscape.
When happy with the shape I painted with black and arranged the butterflies. 
 Here is the canvas hanging proudly in our living room.
Here is a small note card coloured with Coloursoft Pencils and a lightly inked edge.
These stamps are so detailed and beautiful to colour.
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