Friday 20 November 2015

One Stamp Dotty Flowerhead Card

Good morning,
I decided to make a card with lots of colour.
I used the Dotty Centre Flowerhead as a one stamp card.
After several attempts with small inkpads and brush marker pens with not a lot of success. They either dried to quickly not laying down much colour or the ink mixed more than I wanted. These stamps are large and I wanted multiple colours on each flower. I turned to my water soluble oil pastels and am delighted with the results. There are many brands of water soluble crayons.

For the background I  coloured the Flowerhead stamp with the purple pastel, next the pink then the orange. Because the flower is large you can colour it easily. When finished colouring spritz with water and stamp onto the card. I repeated stamping the flower, spritzing with the water each time. When the flowers had been stamped all over the card I used Picked Raspberry on the edges.
I used Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Rusty Hinge Distress inks for the tag and stamped with a Black Versafine inkpad. The sentiment is from Positive Beauty clear stamps.
I'm keeping this card on my desk for a while so I see it  before looking through the window at the dull skies.
Have a great day

Sunday 8 November 2015

Daisy Flowerheads

Good morning.
After having a couple of days of dull skies and lots of fog I decided to use more sunny colours with the  Daisy Centre Flowerhead stamp.
For the flower I used Ebony Wow powder with Versamark ink, I find it helps when using watercolour pencils. The petals were filled in with yellow pencil and the centres of the flowers.
The daisies on the background are from Sunny Sunflowers and I thought they work well.

I took a close up photograph of the centre so it is easier to see.
My second card is a similar design but I made it DL size, again a similar design as the first and using warm orange pencil.

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Friday 6 November 2015


Just  quick post while I catch up on the weekly soaps. I was inspired to retrieve a hidden canvas that had been given to me many months ago. Tracy Weinsapfel has a video tutorial on her blog most weeks and they are great fun. I fell in love with the sunflower canvas and the video was detailed through the steps that I followed.

I took it into school as I'd been telling the children in class about it and how it had was fun to do. I hadn't added the words but after talking to them chose inspire, dream and believe as I think they are so important while educating young people. The children loved it and we talked for a while and asked them to write what inspired them. It was really interesting to find out what their dreams and inspirations are. Hopefully after Christmas I will be able to run an after school group (mainly boys) who are wanting to make their own canvas.
Well off to finish packing for a busy weekend.

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