Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hello .......

With Autumn in full swing it's nice to see some florals in pastel colours to brighten up those darker days, so I made this card.

I started with a decal edge cream card (11 x 15 cm).  All inks used on this card are Memento and I first stamped the crackle effect background (Hampton Art) on white card by selectively inking with various colours which were dandelion, Bahama blue, pear tart, potters clay, London fog & lilac posies.

I then used cut'n'dry foam and the same colurs to shade the white card.

When complete I matted this twice on dark pink and purple textured card.

The flowers were stamped in a similar way using the same colours of Memento and were then trimmed out and edged with black ink.  The centres of the flowers were embellished with some blue faux jewel mesh which was cut down and applied with Glossy Accents.  The petals were shaped to add dimension.

Once the position of the flowers was decided I applied two stems and some leaves made from fine green grosgrain ribbon applied on thin double sided tape as shown before mounting the flowers on foam pads.

The word plate stamp (Woodware) was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped on white card and coloured with the same inks.  This was matted on some cream card and applied on foam pads to finish.

I think the pastel colours create an almost watercoloured effect.

This card fits the requirements for the Craft Stamper Magazine 'Take It - Make It' Challenge for October which wants entrants to use the multicoloured stamping technique featured in the November edition of the magazine.

Sid xx

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Insect Life !

A simple card today which fits the bill for the Less Is More Challenge for week 194 (Little Creatures).

I used a 5 x 5 white card blank as the base and stamped an ant stamp (Third Coast)  in Memento black ink several times in a random line.

I then inked up the sentiment stamp (PaperArtsy) selectively with multiple colours of Memento ink and stamped on more white card.

This was trimmed out and matted onto some green printed paper and mounted on some foam pads.  Finishing touch was to use a Glaze pen on the words and to add a squiggly line with a Micron pen.

Sid xx

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Monday, October 20, 2014

In the Pink

This card was made using a Gelli Plate background made with Adirondak dye inks and a brayer.  The stamping has been done with Versafine ink directly onto the plate after brayering.  Most of the stamps used were outline stamps.

The colouring was done with more Adirondak inks applied with a waterbrush to fill in the petals to the desired colour depth.

I have then applied iridescent glitter over dots of dried clear glue to highlight the images.

The card was trimmed and edged with barn door Distress Ink applied with cut'n'dry foam and matted onto a piece of moss green coloured card.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Soaring Spirit

This is this months postcard for the UK Stampers Postcard Swap.  We had to use a well loved stamped image or a colour theme that we relish in !

For me I have just started becoming a purple and pink (rather than a blue) fancier.  Hence the colour choices for this.  It's a bit spooky too and I have never used these stamps before.

A Gelli Plate background on white card started this 6 x 4 inch postcard.

The images of the lady and birds were added by stamping in Memento onyx black whilst the grunge alphabet was stamped in satin red Versafine ink.  The words were printed on the inkjet printer, stuck in place and edged with fine Micron Pen in black.  Some x's were stamped in Versamagic chalk inks in turquoise and lilac.

Some accents were added with white Posca marker and the edges completed with dusty concord Distress ink applied on cut'n'dry foam.  I have sprayed the card with matt acrylic lacquer to seal.

Sid xx

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Two's Company

This one-layer card uses a Zetti image that I have never used ......... until today !  Teesha Moore has stopped making the Zettiology range of stamps so I suppose all these images will become vintage as time goes on.  I have always liked the quirkyness of them too.

I started with a white 4 x 4 inch card blank.  The Zetti stamp was stamped in tuxedo black Memento ink and was coloured minimally with some alcohol ink markers (Marvey Le Plume).

The sentiment is from a stamp set by Paper Artsy and was also stamped in black Memento ink.

Finishing touches were to stamp a small heart stamp in satin red Versafine ink twice as shown.  I also added some Stickles glitter glue on the wings of the .........??? !!!!!

This card meets the Less Is More Challenge for week 193 whose theme is to 'Use 2 of Something'

Sid xx

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Going Green ......

Thought I would 'Go Green' with this card, but neither green in the environmental way nor with envy either.  No, green as in the colour Green instead !

I diecut some paper flowers from an old book (Tattered Florals TH) on the Sizzix.  They were then sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays and allowed to dry.  I cut a piece of white card and applied 3 of the flowers onto the card with Mod Podge glossy paper medium and a brush and allowed to dry.  The card was then trimmed and the remaining white areas treated with peeled paint Distress ink.  Where the Mod Podge hadn't sealed the card the ink soaked into the porous paper and produced a shaded background which I liked.

I then added a length of lime grosgrain ribbon and a diamante ribbon slider and applied the ribbon on red-line double sided tape.

Three fabric flowers were added for dimension over the paper flowers and were secured with green pearl brads in the flower centres.

The plate was matted twice. First on some printed paper and second onto gold mirri board before being stuck onto the white card blank.

Finishing touch was to add the round green sentiment saying 'Thankyou'.

This card meets the requirements of the Artful Times Challenge No. 66 whose theme is 'Green'.  So why not hop over there and enter one of your green creations too.

Sid xx

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