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Monday, August 03, 2020

Echinacea ......




Made this Clean & Simple card for the 'Less Is More' Challenge No.425 - Summer Flowers.....


I love this Echinacea flower stamp so started with an A6 white card blank and die-cut a sewn edge matt in more white card.

I inked the stamp with Versafine black ink and stamped on the die-cut. I then hand coloured the flower with watercolours. The flower centre was treated with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with some fine opalescent glass beads to add depth.  The sentiment was stamped on the matt in more Versafine black ink and the panel applied to the card blank offset to the right to finish.

Enjoyed making it ......

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 02, 2020

Defense ......


I used a white card blank as the base for this card .....

I cut a smaller matt from 300gsm hot press watercolour card. I then made some washes with Distress Oxides and brayered the matt with seedless preserves and peacock feathers allowing to dry before stamping (AAll & Create) in Versafine Clair fallen leaves ink. I also selectively stamped the citrus slice in the same ink onto white card. This was trimmed out and coloured with watercolours and a waterbrush, applying Glossy Accents once dry.

The matt was then treated with Posca pen and stamped with numbers and triangle stamps in more of the same Distress Oxides and yellow Versafine Clair inks. A couple of yellow brads were added and some gold metallic lines.

The stamped watercolour matt was then further matted onto teal card and trimmed. I then added the coloured citrus slice on foam pads over the original image.

The words (Snarky small talk - Tim Holtz) were added and edged with black Micron pen and the matt applied to the card blank base to finish the card ..... Fruity !!

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 01, 2020

Smile .....



We are running a 'Paper Casting' Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group .....

This is my entry .... I started by making my paper cast using an Artiglio rubber stamp, toilet paper, water spray and stencil brush. Once made I trimmed and decorated the cast with gold pen, mica paints & Posca pen.

Then I cut a matt from 300gsm Cold Press Watercolour card and coloured it with yellow, green, blue and orange washes allowing to dry naturally. I then stamped the same stamp in Versafine black ink on the watercolour background and applied the paper cast over this.

I then matted the panel on orange and green card and applied to the card front. The word (Personal Impressioons) was stamped in more Versafine black ink, trimmed and matted on orange card before applying on foam pads.

I then added 3 sequins to finish the card .....  Great technique !

If you fancy joining in click HERE to join the Forum and enter .... there is a fab prize to be won too !

Sid xx

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Layers .....




Made a layered floral card ....

I started with a white card blank and die-cut a smaller matt from white card. Onto this I stamped a solid background stamp from a layering set in pale mauve, yellow and blue memento inks to act as a shadow to the flowers.

The flowers were stamped in 3 colour shades of Memento ink to form the layers on each of the flowers which were trimmed out. The leaf was stamped in a similar manner. They were then given a coat of gloss acrylic varnish and allowed to dry.

The flowers and leaf were then arranged on foam pads offsetting to allow the stamped shadows to show.

The sentiment and flourish were then stamped in purple Memento ink. I finished the card by matting the stamped panel onto pale mauve card and applying on more foam pads to the card base.

Sid xx

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Toadstool .....


I used a white card blank as the base for this card .....

I cut a matt from 300gsm smooth hot press watercolour card and applied some washes of watercolour paints in yellows and greens.... wanted a subtle effect ....

I stamped the mushrooms stamp (AAll & Create) in Versafine sepia ink over the watercolour background. I then stamped the mushrooms section in Versafine Clair acorn ink on white card and trimmed out the mushrooms. These were then coloured with watercolours in muted red and sepia. The mushroom caps were then treated with Glossy Accents and put to one side.

The word 'Toadstool' was also stamped again in Versafine Clair acorn, trimmed out and edged with brown Versamagic chalk ink. I then used some background stamps and used spiced marmalade, lucky clover and fired brick Distress Oxides.

The mushrooms and word were then mounted on foam pads as shown. I added some more stamping of stars (tim Holtz), some punched paper strips (coloured with fired brick Oxide and water), some green self adhesive numbers and letters, a couple of brass brads and a rabbit paperclip.

The whole thing was then matted on black card and applied to the card base to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Monochrome .....


Sharing a simple monochrome card today ......

I started with a 5 x 7 inch black card blank ....... I then cut a  a white matt and a smaller black matt. I embossed the black matt with a spotty embossing folder through the Big Shot.

I then die-cut a number of leafy buds in white card and layered these in a line as shown. I then cut a banner and stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, heat embossing with white detail embossing powder. This was added on foam pads after applying two black adhesive gems.

The layers were them assembled onto the card base to finish.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Industrial ......


A card made with a science and industry feel .....

I started with a white card-blank. I then cut a matt from white card and stamped the main stamp with Versafine black ink (AAll & Create). I selectively stamped the jet engine and No.4 again and trimmed these out colouring with watercolours and a waterpen.

I then die-cut a circle from white card and coloured this with brayered matte acrylic paint in violet and grey. This was also stamped with the background stamp to act as a spotlight. I have used a white Posca pen to highlight aspects on this.

I then coloured the background with watercolour washes in greens and yellows leaving some white areas. I then added the circle, lining up with the image below and edging in Inktense pencil and a waterbrush. Next I added the other elements on foam pads.

I added a brass brad and some metal eyelets and green Washi tape. The card was highlighted with some glossy accents added to selected elements.

The card was finished with some alpha stamps to add the 'Industrial' word in Versafine black on white card.

Sid xx

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Embrace .....


I started this Clean & Simple card with a 5 x 5 inch white card blank....

I then cut a smaller matt in white card and stamped the main image (Squirrels & Frogs) in Versafine black ink.  I then stamped again in blue Versafine ink on pink cardstock and trimmed to paperpiece the girls dress.  This was then stuck in place on the stamped white matt.

I then matted this on pink and black and applied to the card front.  The word was stamped twice in Versafine black on pink & white cards. The border was paperpieced onto the word and trimmed before mounting on foam pads as shown.

The card was finished with three small black sequins .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Wild .....


Here is a card I made using a watercolour background and Inktense colour pencils .....

I started with an A6 white card blank. I then cut a smaller matt from 300gsm Hot Press smooth watercolour card and scribbled directly with the Inktense pencils spraying with water and blending with my finger whilst wet. When happy I allowed to dry completely.

I then used a variety of stamps from AAll & Create & Tim Holtz to colour the background in Distress Oxides and Archival Inks in various colours, adding some star and black brads and edging with various Versafine Ink colours direct from the pad. This panel was then matted on black card and trimmed.

The Flower (AAll & Create) was stamped in Versafine black ink and trimmed out, coloured with watercolours and treated with Glossy Accents. This was applied on foam pads as shown with the stem over the sentiment (AAll & Create) which was stamped in Versafine black ink on white card and matted on black card.

I then retrieved some gold wire (re-cycled from an Italian wine bottle) and applied around the flower.

The matt was then applied to the card blank to finish .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

You .....


I used a 5 x 5 inch white card blank as the base.

I then cut another matt from white card to 4.5 x 4.5 inches. Onto this I used a set of solid floral stamps (PaperArtsy). I stamped the first one in Versamark ink and treated this with blue Perfect Pearls applied with a brush ... not easy to see the pearlescent effect. I then stamped the other florals in deep lagoon Versafine ink and the leaves with verdant Versafine Clair ink.

I then added some green adhesive pearls in the centres of the flowers. The white matt was then matted again on pale green card and applied to the card front.

I then stamped the 'Just for You' sentiment in Versafine black ink on white card, matted this on more pale green card and applied on foam pads as shown.

Quite Clean & Simple really ....

Sid xx

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