Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FEELING SPECIAL TODAY

I don't consider myself a "floral" kind of gal, but that is just the type of stamps I seem to be drawn to in our new annual catalogue.  I particularly loved this stamp set, Garden in Bloom.  Maybe because I can use it for some many wonderful techniques?  It is a two step stamp set (say that fast a few times!).  You can use either the solid image or the line art image on it's own too and it works just a well!  I have used them together for this card.

I have also stamped on the new 270gm Whisper White cardstock.  LOVING this heavier card.  It stands up to added layers and embellishments so beautifully.
  I have used two different techniques for the flowers on this card.  I used sponge daubers to colour the large flower, as I wanted a dark center to the flower.  For the small flower, I simply used the Rock n' Roll technique instead, as the darkest colour was around the outside and was added last.  The Designer Paper along the bottom of my card is called English Garden.  This was my inspiration for the colours on this card.
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Monday, June 15, 2015

YOU'VE GOT THIS WATERCOLOUR

Now that all my "jobs" are done, I have started to dabble with some of the gorgeous new product in the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalogue.  There is just so much deliciousness in there, it is hard to know where to start.  As I was stalking perusing some of my favourite card makers the other day, I came across THIS card, buy Donna Mikasa.  I loved the meld of inks on the watercolour cardstock, topped by a simple black & white image.  So I set about recreating my version using SU product.

I also kept it very simple, using only three colours - Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder.  I decided on a slightly less tidy watercolour strip.  I laid down a water wash first with an aqua painter, I then picked up the colours one at a time and dropped them on to my wet card.  I did allow for some mingling and running, but not too much that the colours would get "muddy". Oncce the wash was dry, I stamped the image and the sentiment, to one side, in Memento Black ink.

I will admit to being tempted to add more!  But in the end, it is about the splash of background colour for me.  Adding something else would lessen the impact perhaps.  What do you think?  What would you change?  

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Monday, June 8, 2015

HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY

Happy 21st Birthday to my wonderful daughter.  I am a super proud Mum, of a talented, caring, beautiful 21 year old.  How has that time gone so quickly?  It only seems like a couple of short years she entered his world and completed our little family!

I made this card to celebrate her special day.  I wanted something elegant, with impact.  I think the bold resist background creates that effect beautifully.  I kept the colours simple using just Black and the new Watermelon Wonder, one of the new Stampin' Up! In Colours this year.  I also added three little Rhinestones.  A girl has to have a little bling, right?

I am lucky she wasn't turning any number that had a four or higher in it, because the only numerical dies I had belong to the File Tabs Edgelits, which only go up to three!  Thankfully, we can now count higher birthdays with the new Little Number thinlits available in the new catalogue.  I just don't have them - yet!

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