Tuesday 27 January 2015

Love is in the air

Good morning. We take inspiration from many different places and my card today
was inspired by our Design Team member Doreen. She has made a couple of cards using her Gelli Plate and it prompted me to find mine and have a play.
I like to use Adirondack dye ink pads as the ink doesn't puddle on the Gelli Plate.
I inked the plate with a brayer using Stream coloured ink pad then place the heart stamp from Fluttering Hearts onto it. Each time I cleaned the stamp with kitchen paper to remove the ink.
 When I had filled the plate I laid the card onto it, taking a print. The advantage of using the ink is that the plate is much easier to clean.
The topper is stamped with Black Memento ink and coloured with alcohol pens. I love the blue and red together so matted onto red card.
At the end of last year I attended a journal class. I decided I would use it for techniques that I love
 and would be able to catalogue my favourite bits and bobs.
The background for these pages was a sheet of card that I had sprayed inks and shimmer sprays.
I glued it into my journal ready to add to at a later date.
I stamped the hearts with red ink and stencilled onto the pages.
The words are from Artistic Expressions and I think they fit well with the Rose and Punky Heart which were stamped onto card, coloured then cut out and glued onto the pages
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Saturday 17 January 2015

Heart Themed cards

Three heart cards from me today with a love theme.
It was a pleasure to use a different coloured embossing powder to my usual black. The heart stamp shows how detailed it is as the powder isn't very fine. I cut it out and fixed with pads then stamped the 'I love you' from Party Words and Birds 
I drew the border freehand and matted with red before attaching to the base card.
I thought the three heart drop would look good on it's own.
I think if a bride is batch making cards they need to be simple and easy to repeat many times.
The hearts would lend to any colour. I stamped them a second time and cut out
 to decoupage the larger hearts the smaller was fixed to the 'e' from Save the Date.
 Party Words and Birds is are clear stamps that are a great go to set.
My third card uses the heart button from Fluttering Hearts.
I love bunting and I think this stamp will be used often on my cards.

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Tuesday 6 January 2015

Purple Punky Rose

Happy New Year from me.
I love clean, quick to make cards although a lot of thought went into the colours I wanted to use.
I made the background for this card approximately five times as the splashes didn't fall quite
where I wanted them.
I used Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserve spray stains, dripping them with a pipette.
For the rose from Punky Hearts I stamped and embossed with black powder then water coloured with distress inks. (seedless preserve and crushed olive)
The edges were softened with Broken China ink and it was matted onto black card.
The Punky Hearts and Fluttering Hearts have certainly helped kick my mojo into gear
for the new year.
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Thursday 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

'Happy New Year' to all. I hope this year will be a good one and health and happiness are with you all year long. Last year was ok for us and I am keeping my fingers crossed this one is a little better.
We have two big events this year, my hubby has put up with me for 25 years and it's his 50th birthday.

All the best
Debbie xx