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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Beautiful Bluebells



Hello there and welcome to my blog  :)   Today I am sharing one of my samples for the recent  Chocolate Baroque Spring inspired tv shows.   The shows featured a range of beautiful Spring themed stamps, some of which I've used for this card.  The stamps are from the Spring Foliage set with a sentiment from the Words to Dazzle and Sparkle set; Brushos, Distress inks, white embossing powder, Stickles.



On a piece of white card I stamped some Bluebells in black ink and masked them.  I sprinkled Brushos randomly over the card, spritzed with water and let the colours run.
  




When the Brushos were dry I stamped some catkins down both sides of the panel and embossed them in white.
 


I removed the masking fluid and painted the flowers.  I added some Stickles to the catkins and the Bluebells, then I blended DI around the edges.  I matted the panel onto some coordinating card and added some ribbon to it.  
  


I stamped some foliage around the edges of a white base card with DI, blended the ink around the edges then attached the focal panel to the base card.  
  I took some buttons from my stash and attached some gems in the centres of them, then added them to the ribbon.



I stamped a sentiment onto white card and embossed it in gold.  I die cut it, added DI through the die, and edged the panel with gold pen.  I attached the sentiment panel to the card. 




I loved creating this card, these stamps are so easy to work with and they produce beautiful results with minimal effort!  Spring is a lovely time of year when nature starts to wake up from the long Winter, and I feel this card captures it very well.  This would make a great worker card for many occasions.



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Saturday, 11 March 2017

A Dragon's Garden



Hi there and welcome to my blog  :)  Today I am sharing a touch of the Orient with you.  I wanted to christen the third Dragon from my new stamp set, and I thought he had a look of an Oriental Dragon about him.  So I decided to create an Oriental garden for him.  I have used stamps from the Chocolate Baroque Here Be Dragons, Eastern Grasses, Sticks and Stones and Steampunk Travel sets; Aquatints, Aztec paints, Distress Inks, gilding wax; stencils; die cuts; black Versafine ink, black and gold embossing powders. 



On a piece of white card I stamped some rocks, embossed them in black, masked them then repeated several times.   



I stamped some grasses and foliage and embossed them.  
  


I then stamped the Dragon and lantern onto black card and embossed them in gold.  I painted them with Aztec paints and cut them out.



I created a colour wash for the sky and added some clouds through a stencil.  I added some foreground with a green DI, then stencilled some blossom in the top corners with black DI. I removed the masking fluid and painted the images, then I stencilled an Oriental scene in black and blended ink around the edges of the panel.  



I die cut a couple of blossom branches and gilded them with gold wax, then attached them to the panel.  I attached the Dragon and the lantern in 3D.



I matted the panel onto black card and attached it onto a white base card.  



I created this card just to Christen my lovely Dragon stamp, and I'm really pleased with it.  I think this design would make a great card for lots of occasions.
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