Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flowery Postcard

I made a postcard for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The theme for this month was 'Green and Peach'.

I started with a 6 x 4 inch white card base and covered this with two pieces of printed paper featuring daisies and lily's.  One was fussy cut and overlaid on the other some diamond Stickles glitter glue was added to the daisy centres.

I then set about stamping some swirls (PaperArtsy) in opposing colours of Memento dye ink.  I then made some mica powder paints with Perfect Pearls in green patina and mandarin and painted areas of the flowers as shown.

Some penwork in 0.1 Micron pen was added and the 'flowers' stamp (PaperArtsy) was stamped in black Versafine and finished with Glossy Accents.

The card edges were coloured with more orange Memento ink and a spray with matt acrylic varnish to finish.  The card will travel through the post to it's recipient naked (without any envelope or covers).

Sid xx

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Cherry Ripe

This card fits the requirements of the Less is More Challenge blog for week 285 whose theme is 'Repetition'

I started with a 5 x 7 inch kraft card blank.  I cut another strip of kraft card with a white scalloped design and applied this as shown.

I then stamped a cherry image in red Memento dye ink three times and trimmed these out - this the origin of my repetitive theme.  Two of the leaves were coloured with a green alcohol ink marker, the other left white.

The trimmed out cherries were then applied as shown.  The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink to finish.

I think it looks like a winning line on a fruit machine !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Kitchen Colours

This card has been made for the Less is More challenge blog for week 283 whose theme is 'Colours of your Kitchen'.

I had a good look at my kitchen and the main colours are Lime Green, Dark and Light Grey & White as depicted in this photo of walls and tiles.

I started with a 5 x 5 inch white square card blank.  I then used the Sizzix Bigshot to cut a postage stamp edged die in pale grey textured card.  This was matted onto another slightly larger diecut square of dark grey card with a stitched edge die.

I then took a leaf, flower and butterfly die and cut this from white card, trimmed the base to fit the smaller matt and coloured this with a lime green alcohol brush marker sticking in place as shown. The butterflies (in three sizes) were left white and positioned as shown before sticking in place.

The sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink which was inked in black Versafine ink and stamped directly on the card blank.

Think I got the colours right and I do like my kitchen colours, they are bright but with a nice contrast.

Sid xx

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