Wednesday 22 April 2015

Colour Challenge 10 for Chocolate Baroque

Over on the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge Blog I have this card to show.
For challenge 10 the colours are shown below.
I love beach huts and on a recent shopping spree these fell into my virtual basket. They are a joy to stamp and colour.
For the sand and sky I used watercolour pencils which I grated with a Prima multi tool. It has a grater on one side that I rubbed the pencil across then sprayed with water.
 I used the same pencils to colour the beach huts.
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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Butterfly Dress in the meadows

Good morning.
I think the warmer weather has helped wake my creative spirit up. The Design Team have new stamps that I've been playing with over the weekend and they are a delight.
I also had a play with the Butterfly Dress stamp and Briar Rose, Harebell, Thistle and Honeysuckle Butterfly Quartet stamps. I started with stamping the Butterfly Dress lady then cut a mask so I could then stamp the foliage around her. When the ink was dry I cut a moon and placed it over the lady mask. With soft brushes I added Peeled Paint and Broken China with a horizontal movement. The flowers and butterflies were coloured with alcohol pens and I covered the bodice of the dress with Waterfall Stickles that is blue tones and on the photograph looks yellows and greens. I chose purple from the dress to mount the scene and added to and 8 x8 card.
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Tuesday 14 April 2015

Quick Butterfly cards

Hi, are two cards I made a few weeks ago after a workshop I attended where Finnabair showed us many fabulous techniques. This is a quick and try not to think to hard about it card.

I was asked to make a few cards by a friend who is in the middle of her degree and likes to send handmade rather than bought. I was delighted. I used Finns stamps and they stamp beautifully. I used pencils grated then sprayed with water for the background. I like that I can be precise with the amount put onto the card. I stamped the circles and added glossy accents to intensify the colours.

Another made with the same stamps but with blues and greens this time.
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Sunday 12 April 2015

Auricular Flower

I have two cards today using the Auricular Script stamp. For a large stamp it gives a great impression.
 I used black ink on both, Memento for the first as I coloured with alcohol pens. Versafine with clear embossing powder for the second and coloured with pencils.
For the first I stamped onto white card and when coloured used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the edge to tie in with the embossing on the background card.

I love to stamp onto Kraft card but it definitely need the embossing powder to help the stamp stand out. The pencils I used were quite soft so they gave a really good strong colour. I matted with green and black to frame the stamped image and added to a square card.
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Friday 3 April 2015

Beautiful Butterflies Dress

Good morning.
The butterfly dress stamp has gone to the top of my love stamp list with a few others. She stamps so well and there's such a lot can be done with the design.
I stamped her with black Memento ink and coloured with a few colours of alcohol pens. I used Glossy Accents on the butterflies, the colour becomes more vibrant. For the background I chose three distress ink colours and blended two of them and stamped with the third. The green from the colouring on the dress and the background was used to matt with.
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