Sunday, April 21, 2019

for my Friend

This is "for my Friend" which I did as my sample for the Clean an Simple Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today. But I also had someone in mind to send it to as well. 

 The top of the card looks bent, but it is not, it is the way the light is hitting the glossy card stock. To start this card I did an alcohol ink background on Yupo paper. I held my paper at an angle, poured some blending solution from the top and let it slide down the paper, then added the colours, starting with the aqua in the middle, salmon to the left and sandal on the right. Once dry I attached the piece to my card base.
 I then cut a piece of gloss card stock, die cut the negative friend, and die cut the bottom of the piece. I glued the glossy paper at the top and added foam squares along the rest of it. I stamped the sentiment on the die cut piece and glued it on through the open negative part. I then stamped the remaining sentiment, and added a few gumdrops to finish..
 I admit, I am happy at how it turned out. It was a fun card to make.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

The Path

Yet again I find I am inking up a stamp for the first time despite having had it for awhile. It is such a fun stamp to work with and I can see many uses for it. 
 I took inspiration from nature at a site that Splitcoaststampers is using today for the Inspiration Challenge. I used two pictures, the first being these trees, and the second being the colours in the sky of this picture.
I started with my Misti, stamping the birch tree using Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne. I then heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
 Using my water colour palette I painted with Daniel Smith Cadmium Yellow, Opera Pink and Winsor Newton Orange Red Shade. I wanted the pink to bloom further into the yellow on the right side, but typically when you want it, it does not happen or it happens a bit, which is my case. The orange and pink blended wonderfully.
I stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne ink, and attached my panel along with black matting to my card base adding a few Nuvo Crystal drops to finish.

*The sentiment is an old one from Stampendous which they do not carry any longer, but I found one on Etsy for a great price. I have linked to it below. I do not make a commission from Etsy, but it is easier to link it along with my other products.

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Daffodils Dance

 The Daffodils are Dancing for the Easter weekend. This is called Daffodil Dance from Penny Black and today I have coloured using Zig Clean Color Brushes with the background done using a colour from my watercolour palette called Schmincke Cadmium Yellow Light.
I first lightly stamped using Gray pigment ink to show the outline of the stamp in case I wanted to add colour to paper instead of the stamp. This gets covered up when the colours are added.
For the leaves I used 3 colours of green being Light Green, May Green and Olive Green, and for the flowers I used Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange and Scarlet Red, and for the Spathe I used a Medium Gray.  
 To add texture I heat embossed the flower using Nuvo Shimmering Pearl embossing powder. I then die cut the panel using two of My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle. I attached the larger piece to the card base and attached the smaller panel using fun foam and Sookwang tape.  
I painted the background and added Nuvo Jewel Drops to finish.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Poppy Thoughts

 It has been a very long time since I have used this stamp from Rubbernecker, but fond memories came back while I was using it.
 This is a layering stamp with two pieces. I first painted the flowers using Ken Oliver Color Burst in Crimson Red and Lemon Yellow, painting directly with the powders, which gives brilliant colour. I pulled the yellow away from the centre of the card creating the very light yellow. I then stamped the outline layer in black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 
 Once dry I die cut the panel and added acrylic splatter using turquoise and black paint. I die cut another piece in the black, and also stamped the sentiment on black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. 
I put everything together with the panels slightly angled. I do love the brilliant colours of the Poppies.

I have finally managed to play along in all three of the CAS challenges, submitting this card for the CAS April Watercolour Challenge.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thinking of you

For today's card I have departed from my normal A2 size card and gone way back to my roots, when all I did was 5.5 square cards.
The stencil I used for this card just spoke to me in 5.5 inch, to show the beauty of the stencil. 
 We have also come along in how we work with stencils, but for this card, again I went back to the beginning when stencilling with paste was the thing, now we have glitter too! We have all kinds of mediums that make beautiful cards with a stencil. 
 This card is going to an old friend who has just had surgery and I know she will appreciate the sparkle and the design of the stencil. 
 I placed the stencil on my 5 inch square piece of cardstock and taped down to hold in place. Starting with the yellow glitter paste I did the centre part of the stencil, then finished stencilling with the white glitter. The white glitter has a blue undertone to it, so I stamped the sentiment using a turquoise ink from Wendy Vecchi.
I matted the "thinking of" sentiment with more white card stock, and stamped and die cut the "you" and attached with foam squares. 
To finish I added a few crystal gems, which still keeps the card clean and simple, but adds a bit of glam for my friend. 

I am also entering this card in the CAS April Stencil Challenge with hopes that it is CAS enough - lol!

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