Monday, 30 November 2015

Autumn Edges

Hello. As Autumn is now turning into Winter I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to post my last Autumnal themed card as a goodbye to the lovely golden leaves and hello to the cold, damp, yucky days to come.......ha ha.

The stamp set used is Autumn Edges. I inked up the naked trees with Sepia Versafine and stamped in the centre of the card and added a light blue water colour to the sky. The grass was created by dabbing a wet wipe coloured with Distress Ink to get the stipple effect. I also used this technique to colour around the edge of the card.
The leaf edges were stamped and coloured, top and bottom of the trees and then stamped onto spare card so that I could water colour before cutting them out.
The individual leaves were arranged around the trees and stuck into place with 3d glue gel. To finish off I applied Crystal Stickles to most of the leaves to create a bit of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julie x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Colour Challenge 17

Hello there, today is the start of the second week over at the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog

I really love the colour combo and have created this Steam Punk balloon card from the Punky Hearts collection

It is really simple, just stamped and water coloured and mounted onto black card. As there is a luxury gold element in the challenge colours I decided to use this as gilding flakes and applied the flakes around the edge of my design using Duo Embellishing Adhesive.
Many thanks for looking and hope to see your card in this month's Challenge.

Julie x

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Haberdashery Fan

Hi, thanks for stopping by. Just thought I would share another card from one of the recent television shows that Lesley did on The Craft Channel.

I have taken elements from 3 of the stamp sets that were featured, starting with the fan which was created with the scissors from Haberdashery. I started by stamping the scissors as close to each other as possible and kept going until I had formed a semi circle. After cutting out I scored the card so it was easier to concertina up and fold as a fan. The corner and rose are from the Lace Fragments and the Create sentiment comes courtesy of Artistic Expressions.
Many thanks for looking.

Julie x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Autumnal Edges

Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Just a quick post to share an Autumnal card made with Chocolate Baroque's Autumn Edges

I started by inking up the solid leaf border with a rainbow dye ink pad and stamping the base card as shown. On separate card I stamped the leaf, mushroom and berry borders 3 times each so that I could select which parts I wanted to cut out with my circle die.
Once cut I coloured with pencils and matched up the designs and glued into place with 3d glue gel.

Thanks for looking

Julie x