Wednesday, 25 June 2014

scheduled posting, I hope lol

It was a couple of my buddies birthdays this month and while they were blowing out candles I'll have been blowing sand off of my kobo & knocking back cocktails all while sweltering in the Egyptian sun.  Well I hope the sun will be sweltering lol.  Never scheduled a post before so it should be interesting to see if it's worked when I get home.

Both cards are using a new Jofy set which I'm half regretting buying as the vase plus flowers means you need best part of 8" high card and I do like making 6*6. 

This one is a bit of a blast from the past as I stamped everything on to white card in many layers, cut with a blade and 3d decoupaged it.  Flowers were coloured with my trusty albrecht druer watercolour pencils before being blended with a clear wink of stella.  The vase was blended with a couple of blue distress inks and sprayed with biscotti perfect pearls.  Whole lot was then placed on some paper from First Editions It's a Girl paper pad.  Freebie mag butterfly die (I'm ashamed to admit it's the only butterfly die I own) from a scrap of dsp. 

Same vase again stamped on to white card but this time instead of cutting them out I masked them (wasn't sure where the design was going) and played around with lilac, preserves, concorde, peacock feathers and evergreen distress ink, a mesh type stencils.  Quick blast with the biscotti perfect pearls mist and 1 background was done. Instead of painting the flowers I stamped on to scraps of SU card and glued in place. Bit more of the wink of stella and some diamontes in place and I was reasonably happy with this effect against the background. The vase was stamped and cut from First Editions Dream Catcher paper before a tiny bit of colouring in with a blue water colour pencil.

Sentiment on both is from an old SU set, just stamped on to scraps, cut into a rough tag shape before edging the edges with black archival and a bit of cord added.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

My card is even more gorgeous irl than it looks in the photo. Hugs, Amanda x