Thursday, December 31, 2015
Step by step instructions on how to achieve the "no outlines" technique.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
This card was created using a new stamp set "In the Meadow," available on January 5th in the new Occasions Catalogue #140751 wood or #1405754 clear mount.
The technique I have used requires a very light touch with the aqua painter in order not to smudge the outline of the deer, which has been stamped in baked Brown Sugar on Stampin' Up! watercolour paper. I have used a quarter sheet for the focal image. The background was masked (I cut out a second image of the two deer on a post it note and stuck it over the stamped image while I sponged the background using soft sky, lost lagoon, and mossy meadow for the grass ).
The card was layered up on corrugated paper then mounted on a lost lagoon A5 card base.
The sentiment, from the stamp set, was stamped onto a scrap piece of watercolour paper that had been washed with mossy meadow.
Linen thread finishes the card.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Of course I had to use my favourite set, "To you and Yours" again and make this little darling.
It doesn't show in the photo, but I have used a Wink of Stella pen in clear to add some subtle sheen to the greeting and the stars. This is a Sneak Peek of one of the new items in the Occasions Catalogue, which is coming out in January.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I wish you and your family all the very best for the Christmas Season and the New Year.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
I punched out 3 stars onto Island Indigo, Hello Honey and Melon Mambo scraps, then punched circles with the 1 1/4" circle punch.
I stamped the Bauble hanger and string from the stamp set in the same colour inks, onto a whisper white base, and used my Stampin' Write marker to draw a bow at the top of each string, extending the Island indigo and Melon Mambo strings slightly.
The greeting is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.
I attached the 3 baubles with dimensionals.
I mounted the art piece onto a Hello Honey card base.
I lined the inside of the card with another whisper white piece and stamped on the other greeting from the stamp set for a finished look.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
I simply used a ruler and the fine tip of my Night Of Navy Stampin' Write marker to draw a line 2/3 of the way down my Very Vanilla layering piece, then stamped the bauble holder image in Night Of Navy ink. I stamped the greeting at the centre above the ruled line, then I hand drew a bow across the ruled line.
On a separate piece of Very Vanilla Card stock I stamped the image of the deer and trees then punched it out using the 1 3/4" circle punch. I popped it up on a dimensional and mounted the art piece onto a Night of Navy card base.
I love the balance achieved by the rule of thirds in this card.