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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Spring Basket



Hello there and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I'm sharing one of my Chocolate Baroque DT samples created for the recent tv shows on Hochanda.  I have used stamps from CB Spring Bird Daffodil; Aquatints, Distress Inks, stencil, embossing folder, label die.  



I stamped the bird in branch image onto white card in grey ink, then masked it.  I created a wash with a pastel blue Aquatint, when it was dry I stencilled randomly over the panel with DI and blended some around the edges.  I removed the mask then painted the image with Aquatints and DI's.  I matted the panel onto black card.



On another piece of white card I stamped several daffodil images separately and painted them, then cut them out.  I embossed a piece of Kraft card in a basket weave folder, and created a pocket  to replicate a 3D basket.  I added some DI around the edges of the basket and attached a bow.  On a white base card I stamped the stylised flower image and a swirl in DI's on the corners then blended ink around the edges.  I then attached the panel to the base card.  I attached the basket to the card with red liner tape, then arranged the daffodils in the basket and secured them with 3D foam.  



I stamped and embossed a sentiment in black, then die cut it.  I added DI through the die then attached the panel to the card.



I loved creating this card!  I wanted to use fresh pastel colours to represent spring, and I wanted a natural feel to this design.  My grandmother always had spring bulbs planted in a basket style pot on her dining table, and they used to flower in time for Easter.  This was my inspiration for the card.  I'm really pleased with it, I think it would be great for a spring birthday, Easter, get well or a number of occasions.  
Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you'll pop in again soon  :)  

6 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Penny, wonderful colours and design, love your composition of images and your background. The card positively breaths Spring, Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, thank you so much my lovely, I'm glad I brought you some Spring cheer! :) xx

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  2. So much went into making this card. I really love the flowers in the basket. Very pretty

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    1. hi Birgit, thank you very much :) I love to create 'happy' pieces of artwork lol! xx

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  3. Lovely card Penny. Beautifully created.
    Hugs Flo x

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    1. Hi Flo, thank you very much hun :) xx

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