Sunday, June 28, 2015

Blue Butterflies Anniversary

Welcome

I had really, really, really, been meaning to be back before this, but....
life intervened, as it does!



I first saw this technique over at Jennifer McGuire's blog, and taught it at class this month.



I used the Tsukineko Kaleidacolor pad Blue Breeze, on watercolour paper.



I finished the card with some sequins and the sentiment panel.
The sentiment was embossed in white,the base of it was coloured as I had no washi tape that 'fitted'.


Some shiny thread behind the panel, and some sequins finished the card.

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I CASEd the layout and sentiment presentation


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Trees and Gears

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I love how this masculine card turned out.


I started by using the letter press technique to emboss the main panel with the Spellbinders 


I then stamped this image from the SU Lovely As A Tree set, having used three inks on it to give some variations of colour to it.  The edges were sponged and it was mounted over hessian ribbon to add to the texture.


The sentiment was embossed with real green ep, on a smooth part of the panel


The finishing detail was the knotted ribbon threaded behind the image panel.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sea Shells and a Fancy Fold

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I tried a latch card the other day, and this is the result


I had a change of pace and went for a dreamy, seaside type of card... one can always dream of a warm sunny day!!


I stamped the feature panel with this fabulous Beach Trio stamp from Kiwistamping and coloured it with chalks/pastels.


The sentiment tag was stamped using a stamp from a magazine, and was layered onto a lacy circle die cut to form the 'latch'.


The edge panel is a scrap/snippet from the After Five pad by Kaisercraft


On the inside panel I added a second generation impression of the feature panel in gray ink, just off the edge of the panel.  
Lots of sponging on all the edges to keep the soft and dreamy effect.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Card with a Hairstyle

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This is the last of the cards for my customer - she wanted a card for a hairdresser.

I g**gled hair images, and came up with one that had a braid plaited into the hair, down the back of the head.  I changed it into sepia tones, and blurred it slightly, and then printed it out, and trimmed it to fit the card base.


...and that was when this card took on a life of it's own.....

I had decided to use this die cut, and I cut it out of the same card as the base, and snuggled it into the curve of the plait on the background.


Then came the washi tape, the distressed and sponged edges,


and the wonky machine stitching. 


The sentiment was stamped randomly around the background, before it was all constructed, with Versamark ink, then sprinkled with Perfect Pearls gold powder. I brushed off the excess and returned it to the jar, then wiped the whole with a dry tissue, which cleans off the surplus powder beautifully.
The final details were the flat back pearls by Kaisercraft.

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(Perfect Pearls/die cuts)

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Not Quite Straight.....

 Welcome

This weeks CCC Digi Creations Challenge is "Not Quite Straight".  
Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps


and the image I have worked with is Beautiful blocks - Faith



I started by colouring the image block with Prismacolor pencils, and decided to mount it on a lacy square cut from pink cardstock


To keep with the theme, I used my ribbons on an angle, and then adorned the card with butterflies and rhinestones.


The glitter that can be seen on the patterned paper is some Tattered Angels glitter paint - which I 'splattered' on - and it went not only on the paper, but despite my precautions, also onto some other cardstock on my desk, and this morning I discovered some on my glasses!!


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I had hoped to be back sooner than this, but life intervened - the winter lurgies have hit the family!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rugby League Fan

Welcome

Continuing with the orders that I have, this one is for a 
Rugby League loving 18 year old...

I went to G**gle Images, and found this image that I used as a background.


I printed it off, after sizing it, and chose to layer it over a chrome yellow and blue card, to match the colours on the ball.


The sentiment was embossed with some Holographic Silver ep.


The only other embellishment was the ribbon, placed in a V, like the design on the players jersey's, and black and white, which are our national colours.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Watercoloured Rainbow.

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watercolor.bloghop

 and trundelled along some of the blogs and was inspired, especially by Kristie


This afternoon I got to play - I started by rubbing Gelatos onto an acrylic block, spraying it with water, and 'stamping' onto wet watercolour paper - massive fail!!  
To redeem it, I coloured directly onto the paper and smooched the colour around with my finger, then dried it.


I then sprayed some silver shimmer over it
 - and was quite heavy handed with it.


I had demonstrated cutting this poppy die the other day, and had it sitting on my desk, so applied it to the panel, which I had ripped off the main piece of paper and mounted on a black card base.


A white embossed sentiment and some clear rhinestones finished the card.
I really love how this card turned out, and am proud to link it to the hop.

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