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Friday, 28 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

I'm amazed how quickly the Vintage Friday comes round every week.  This weeks vintage card is made using a combination of Canada and Portugal.  I stared by cutting just the outline die in the Canadian background into a piece of tan foundation card twice so that the pattern overlaps making a square(ish) shape.

I backed the background with vellum and foam mounted this over a piece of periwinkle foundation card.  I then studded the centres of all the flowers with 3mm cream stick on pearls.

Next I cut the centre panel in the die into a piece of tan and backed this in the same way before foam mounting it over the centre of the front.  For the main element I cut the first three dies in the Lisbon set in periwinkle twice and backed these in periwinkle before rooting them to make a square shape from.  I foam mounted this above the centre panel so it frames a square of the pattern.

I then cut all three of the blushing rose dies in tan and backed these with periwinkle making the leaves from the set in the alternate colour way ( blue on tan)

I added this over a messy bow of 6mm tan and 3mm blue satin ribbon.

Finally for today I added a couple of stick pins to match and a few layers of the tan and periwinkle.


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Whats black white and red allover?...

Happy Thursday,

I've been meaning to blog this card since I first made it but I keep forgetting!  I made this as s ample for the Hochanda shows that featured the Infinity striplet however I made it at a demo day in Fife and completed the mats and layers at home.

I stared using the quilted technique that I showed on Hochanda a few weeks ago.  I cut the front panel using the infinity striplet.  I cut the backing panel extending the die to give 4 panels.

Next I embossed a piece of red and black using the die but not cutting it.  I then cut the red and black into separate squares and slotted them alternately behind the die cuts.

I then stamped the sentiment and added a chrysanthemum die cut in red and white with a red centre with red sporing foliage.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Rippled Heart...

Happy wednesday,

Its that time of month again when I do my monthly workshop at Breedon Priory.  I love this event as we get to try lots of different techniques!

Back to today I thought I would share this card as the colours just sing to me!

I stared by cutting the Rippled striplet 6 times across a piece of iris foundation card matching the pattern each time by rotating the die each cut.  I backed this with wisteria foundation card.  Next I cut the straight heart form the laced heart die into the background.

I then added a strip of coconut white fouantion card cut with the rippled striplet and backed with blue dusk.  I added this over the hole left from the heart then added the heart die cut back on top with mounting cushion.

I cut the laced heart outline in white and added the fluttering heart die cut cut in wisteria over the top. Finally I made a wisteria chrysanthemum with a white centre and wispy fronds cut in iris and the chrysanthemum leaves cut in white.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Aqua Lucy...

Happy Tuesday,

A simple yet complex looking card made with just the Lucy die and the Atlantic ocean tag duo set.  I love this use of plain card to focus attention on the sentiment.

I started by cutting the centre panel from the Lucy die in white and backed it with Aqua foundation card.  I repeated this 4 times and added these to the front of a piece of sky blue foundation card.

Next I cut the outer die from the Lucy set again in coconut white and again backed this with aqua.  I added this on top of the 4 squares slanted and tucked the messy bow into the middle.

I stamped the sentiment onto a pice of coconut white foundation card and cut it with one of the tag duo dies.  I backed this with aqua and added another cut of this die behind this before placing this in the centre.

Finally I added some crystal hearts from my stash and a few layers of the white and aqua card.


Monday, 24 April 2017

Silver Moon Ocean...

Happy Monday,

I thought I would share another card made using the Atlantic ocean background as I love this die and made so many samples using it!

I stared this card by covering a sheet of double sided adhesive with silver moon gilding flakes.  I then cut all the dies in the Atlantic ocean set into this separately.  so I cut the first die, then cut the central die with the outline and the final die again with the outline.

Next I backed the first piece with Wisteria card ( doesn't it look brighter when teamed with white and silver) I then added the spring foliage die cut in white around all four sides of the central square and mounted this with foam in the centre.  I cut the flowers from the Spring Foliage set in more of the gilding flakes which I shaped and added a crystal in the centre.

I backed the final die cut with coconut white and rotated this before foam mounting this in the centre. I added a frame made with the noble double pierced squares dies and set B in white and wisteria and traced the outline with crystal strips ( these come as a double but I like to cut them into single strips)

Finally a pearl and crystal embellishment with a messy bow made with ribbon form my stash ( Ive got to use more ribbon I collect far too much!)

I have updated the demo and workshop list at the right hand of the blog so if you want to see where I will be in March its all there!  Also I am running some workshops at CE Towers in Kettering starting in May for more details see the Creative Expressions Facebook page.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

White Chrysanthemum...

Happy Sunday,

A missed card form my recent shows last month on Hochanda using the Jessica die from the Frames and Tags collection from Sue Wilson.

To make this simple buckle card I cut dies number 1, 2 and 3 from deep cocoa foundation card.  I backed these with double sided adhesive and added silver microbeads in the spaces.  I then simply threaded these onto a strip of grosgrain ribbon and attached this over a panel embossed with the 5x7" beaded fanfare embossing folder.

Next I made up a white chrysanthemum by cutting all four dies twice.  I added one set at the outer petals by shaping them and folding them out.  I then curtailed a full set to the centre and added these in the centre to make a more realistic flower.  I added more of the silver microbeads in the centre.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Perfect Resist...

Happy Saturday,

I thought today I would share a few more of the samples I made for my stamping shows last week.  This first one is based on a technique form a friend pauline who sent me some backgrounds made with it.  For this one I simply stamped the Horticultural background in perfect medium onto white gloss card, and left it to dry.  I then added colour cloud blending ink over the whole piece using rose pink and frosted mink.  Once the ink is polished off it leaves a perfect resist of the image in white.

The next two are made again using colour cloud and this time the honeysuckle set along with a few of the fabulous butterfly poems!