Friday, 28 April 2017
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 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
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
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
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
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
A missed card form my recent shows last month on Hochanda using the Jessica die from the Frames and Tags collection from Sue Wilson.
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
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.