Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Monday, 30 May 2016
Julie's card combines a dotty stencil and one of the stamps from our Punky Flowers stamp set. She has used a great sentiment on her card:
Rachel has created a delightful clean and simple seaside themed card, perfect for a masculine Birthday. Simple pencil colouring is enough to add some colour to this lovely scene:
Zoe has created a colourful card using one of our edge floral stamps, some colour, and added a sentiment. You can vary the image, and create a Christmas card, or even a sympathy card, there are so many possibilities:
Gerrina's card combines colourful flowers and geometric lines, a great way of creating a quick background:
Claire has used linen card for her project, which adds a lovely texture to the design:
Anne has created two lovely cards for us this time; the first is a graduated rainbow card, using one of the tree stamps featured in the recent TV shows on the Craft Channel:
Lesley's bright and cheery card was created by stamping her image using Archival Ink, and adding some pencil colouring. She then swiped some Dylusions spray across the card using a piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam. Her sentiment was added using 3D foam pads.
Magda created a background using Distress Ink and water, which she trimmed to size. Using a left over piece, she created a vase for her flowers. She stamped the flower image onto a smaller piece of white card, and added the vase. Finally, she stamped her sentiment, and edged the piece of card with the same colour ink.
Brenda has created two lovely cards for our blog post this time. To create her first card, she inked the Bluebells from the Spring Foliage stamp set, using water based makers, spritzed the stamp with water, and once she had stamped the image, dragged some colour from the image using a water brush. The sentiment is from the Glorious Spring stamp set. The diagonal line was also drawn using the same colour marker.
Words of Wisdom stamp set. After removing the mask, she stamped the tree from the Spinney Design a Tree stamp set, using Coffee Archival Ink. The sentiment was stamped again onto a seperate piece of card to add to the front of the card.
Vronnie has used the beautiful rose from the Punky Hearts stamp set to create her lovely card. Her bronze tones mean that this could work as a masculine or feminine card:
Look out for more fifteen minute posts coming from us next month, and lots of daily inspiration as always, from the regular Design Team posts. Thanks for stopping by,
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Today, I would like to show you two cards very different with the same stamp.
The first one is made with brushos and the other one with ink spraid.
Aujourd'hui, je voudrais vous montrer deux cartes très différentes mais réalisées avec le même tampon. La première est faite avec les brushos et la deuxième avec des encres vaporisées.
J'ai utilisé de l'eau de javel pour éclaircir quelques fleurs.
I hope you like this. A bientôt.
Friday, 27 May 2016
- Image from the clear packaging coming with the Flowering Baroque Heart stamp
- 6X6 inch card blank, pink and black plain card
- Alcohol ink pens (teal, pinks, orange)
- Gilding flakes (gold mix) and acrylic glue
- Gilding wax (light and dark coppery gold)
- Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)
- Stick on faux brads (black)
- Ribbons (teal and pink)
- Embossing folder
- Cut out the image from the packaging and colour the back with alcohol pens leaving the background clear.
- Paint over the coloured areas with white gesso. This gives an opaque background to the translucent alcohol inks. Note: you need to work fairly quickly without over brushing the gesso as it will lift some of the colour from the inks. Leave to dry.
- Apply a thin layer of acrylic glue to the back of the image and cover with gilding fakes, pressing down lightly. Leave to fully dry overnight. Once dry brush off excess flake with a sponge. Edge with a black alcohol marker and mount onto pink card (with acrylic glue) to frame the topper.
- Use the embossing folder to emboss the black card. Lightly apply gold gilding wax to the raised edges. Trim and glue to pink card.
- Wrap the panel with ribbon and glue onto the card front. Attach topper with 3D foam pads for dimension.
- Finish with a few dots of glitter glue on the flowers, add faux brads and ribbon bow.
Thursday, 26 May 2016
I am sure you just want to see them now to here we go with the first three.
Tangled Baroque Ornament, Dots 'n Stripes Baroque Ornament and Palm Fan Baroque Ornament.
The second three look like this
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Key to my Dreams stamp set.
I stamped the key and sentiment with black Archival ink, and coloured it with thin gold paint. I attached them to the tag with foam adhesive for dimension and my tag was ready.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and your support. Shilpa.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
- Stamp the the Flowering Baroque Heart image on to kraft cardstock using Ranger Glacier White Pigment Ink.
- When completely dry, colour in with Faber Castell Polychromos.
- Cut out image with heart shaped die and ink the edges with Vintage Photo.
- Prepare background using patchwork technique and ink the edges with Antique Linen.
- Cut out heart shape using same die as in #3 above and inlay the focal image.
- Finish with lace and Liquid Pearls.
There are more photos over at my blog, including a few of your favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps in action in tiny village store in Nieuw Weerdinge, Holland.
Monday, 23 May 2016
I have added some stencilling to the background, using the same palette of colours, and used a couple of butterflies from the Harebell and Thistle butterfly stamp sets. I added a greeting from the Birthday Words stamp set, and mounted the background onto a large black card blank.
Sunday, 22 May 2016
I used the tree from the spinney plate for these cards, and the sentiment from words of inspiration
I was trying to create a landscape for the first one, got a very different effect from the one I was aiming for, but that is part of the fun with brushos!.
I used watercolour card with turquoise and leaf green brusho after stamping the tree with black versafine ink and clear embossing it. The powders were sprinkled onto dry card,, with most of the green over the actual tree for the foliage, and the blue for the sky - and a lot of spritzing with water. The tiny dot of orange was meant to be the sun rising behind hills ................there are sort of hills if you have a good imagination!
I cut the card down to fit onto a 6"x6" sqare black card blank, and stamped the words on a cut-off bit of the card.
The second card was made in the same way, adding the red and green brusho powders with a mini spoon to give the effect of autumn leaves, Again onto dry card, which was heavily spritzed with water - I spread the green round the base of the tree with a clean paintbrush, and added the darker green at the base of the tree using the very tip of the paintbrush dipped into the powder.
Thank you for reading this, hope you managed to see the shows - I thought Lesley did a wonderful job! Please keep checking the blog, the girls have done some really fab samples for the shows
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Friday, 20 May 2016
Good morning, I'm back again for my second post of the month. So today I'm sharing with you my sample using the beautiful Flowering Baroque Heart
This stamp to me has a real "Classic" feel to it, one that you'd come back to time and time again, it has a vintage look about it, I feel it would be very versatile, Birthday, Valentine's, even sympathy!
Simply stamped using a Smoky Grey Versafine Inkpad onto Linen texture card which I'd cut using a stitched nesting die and coloured using Inktense pencils and a waterbrush, I stamped a second image onto some scrap linen card, coloured and cut part of the bigger flowers and decoupaged to give some dimension, I added some glossy accents to the centre but unfortunately it hasn't photographed well.
I really enjoyed using this stamp, not my usual style but it's nice stepping outside of the box occasionally lol
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, I love reading your comments, have a great day, big hugs Zoe xx