Saturday, 17 May 2014

LIM flowers

The theme at Less is More this week is flowers.  For my card I embossed the main flower and coloured it using distress inks. I added perfect pearls to the centre of the flower. I used the same stamp to create a background which I then outlined using a scoring board.  I was pleased with the final result which I felt was a clean and simple card.

Materials used:-
Distress inks - Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick
Sentiment stamp - from Stampin Up "So Happy for You" set
Perfect pearls
Stamp - Hero Arts Small Striped Flower
White embossing powder

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By the Sea

The theme for Challenge #40 on kis! (Keep it Simple) is Maritime - living on an island I love anything to do with the sea so I was keen to take part in this challenge.  For this card I used various distress markers to watercolour the image. I then cut out a frame using a Nestabilities die and stuck this onto the image with foam tape to give some dimension. 

Materials used:-
Hobby Art stamps - the lighthouse is from the Coastal Wildlife set, the birds from the Harbour set and the sentiment from the By the Sea set
Distress markers - various
Black archival ink

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Watercolour flowers

I was delighted to find that week #39 challenge on kis! (Keep it Simple) is watercolour as I am doing the online course "Watercolour for Card Makers".  For this card I created a watercolour background by inking an acrylic block with Versamark then putting distress ink around the edges and spritzing with water.  This produces a loved muted effect.  I stamped the image with distress markers and then coloured it using distress markers and a paintbrush.

Materials used:-
Various distress markers
Tumbled glass distress ink
Stamps from "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" set which was a free gift from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Watercolour thanks

This card is my "homework" for the Watercolour for Card Makers course I am currently doing.  I stamped and clear embossed the background with a "Friends" stamp and then used Pebeo watercolour paints to paint over the embossing.  Finally I ironed off the embossing to produce a smooth surface for the final stamping.  I am entering this card into the Less is More week 171 challenge which is to make a One Layer Thank You card.

Materials used:-
Pebeo watercolour paints
Stamps - Stampin Up Friends Definition and Thank You from Sassy Salutations
Watercolour card
Clear embossing powder

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Thursday, 8 May 2014

Three Colour Challenge

I'm very late posting my entry for the Less is More Challenge this week as I've been busy trying out techniques from "The Watercolour for Card Makers" course. Week 170 challenge is 3 Colours or 3 shades of the same colour.

For my card I decided to create a watercolour background using distress inks. I embossed the grasses first then wet the watercolour card slightly before brushing on the distress inks. I liked the way the colours blended so well together. The watercolour card made a difference too.

Materials used:-
Distress inks - Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves
Stamps - Hero Arts Silhouette Grass and Stampin Up sentiment from So Happy for You

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Muse Challenge 65

The inspiration for this card came from the beautiful card by Gillian on the Muse blog - it was so clean and simple!

I decided to keep to the same colours for my baby card.  I was tempted to add a sentiment and ribbon but I refrained!  I added stitching around the card and embossed the larger circle to create some texture - I was pleased when I found an embossing folder which echoed the flowers on the baby's blanket. 

Materials used:-
Baby stamp - make unknown
Distress ink - picked raspberry
Promarker - ivory
Cuttlebug embossing folder

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