Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Happy Birthday

I made a card for my lovely Niece's birthday and using one of my favourite Lavinia's stamps - the cherry blossom, I love purple and blue together I think they compliment each other very well.

I have seen Tracey make this card so I thought i would make a stab at it too.

I used adirondack inkpads, and twinkling H2Os to colour in the cherryblossoms. I think the sentiment is perfect for a young or teenage girl's birthday.

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Spring Colours

I love working with Lavinia stamps, they have such a fantasy feel about them. For this challenge I decided to use one of the Castle stamps, and also the cherry blossom and fairy words stamps.

I stamped the castle and used Nutmeg Twinkling H2Os to colour it in. I added a sun mask and brayered in the sky using Adirondack inkpads - stonewashed and Cloudy Blue.

For the fields I brayered each one at a time and stamped the Fairy Words stamp over it in the same colour, just to give some texture. Then I added the Cherry Blossoms and painted the blossoms in with violet iridescent twinkling h2o.

And to finish it off i used one of the foliage sprigs.

Hope you like the result:

I'd love to hear some feedback, please feel free to leave a comment.

Green Day

Here is a card that i have created for the Clarity Challenge... the theme for April is Monochromatic so I have gone with the colour Green. I started out on the gelli plate. I added a layer of Sage acrylic paint and using the layering technique I built up layers of swirls.

Then I stamped the "May all your Dreams come True" sentiment. I love the Large Moonfairy stamp. So I stamped this on some scrap card and coloured it in using pencils and Twinkling H2Os for some added shimmer. Then I used glossy accent on the wings to give them some dimension.

I thought it was still missing something so in a moment of inspiration I used the Paris skyline mask and shaded this in with Meadow and Pesto Adirondack inkpads,

Here is how it all turned out. Hope you like it

Ohhh and I added some diamonds too :-)

Its all in the Words

Hello there, gosh its May and its been such a while since I have blogged. I better get catching up. But for this blog entry I'm going to show the card I have created for this months clarity challenge : Clairty Words Challenge - May

I did try to create a gelli plate card but I wasn't really happy with how it turned out: I painted in the Splodeaway stencil with different coloured acrylics, then I added some dots and lines to add some interest. I let i try and added Silver acrylic over it.

I think I was getting too complicated so..... I went back to basics and I created this Autumnal card. I love  Clarity Autumn Leaves
So I used these stamps with a number of distress inks pads: Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles and barn door. I edged the card in Rusty Hinge and then used Liquid pearls (pewter) in the scallops of the card
Then I stamped the sentiment and added a little bird from the Garden set.
Hope you like my card.

Gelli Plate Words

Please feel free to leave any comments. Many Thanks Claire