Watercolour, sparkle and glitter pens (yellows, blues, pinks, greens)
Alcohol marker (pale blue-grey) and metallic marker (gold)
Glitter glue (gold)
Trellis die (Tonic)
Metallic thread (gold) and acrylic gems (gold)
How it was done:
The bird scene, sentiment and border were stamped onto the patterned paper with Versafine and embossed with clear powder. Water based pens were used to colour. To bring out the scene a little more from the background I used a grey marker to add a drop shadow.
The scene was stamped a second time onto white card, coloured and cut out for decoupage.
Broken China Distress Ink was blended in from around the edges. The topper edges were then embossed with a little gold sparkle powder. Decoupage elements were glued down with 3D glue gel.
The topper was matted onto green card. I used an offcut from a Trellis die cut (pink glitter card) to layer behind the topper left hand side. Gold thread was added for extra sparkle and texture. A square paper doily tinted with Distress Ink would also work really well if you don’t have dies.
The background card blank was stamped using Tattered Rose Distress Ink. Broken China Ink was used to blend in from the edges, and the gold pen used to edge the card.
I finished with gold glitter glue and gems (I cannot resist a bit of bling).
Good morning. Here is my contribution for this month’s Colour Challenge. I have used some of those ‘little extra elements’ that often come along with the main images in a stamp set. These are so often overlooked but they are perfect for creating backgrounds, building patterns or for decorating die cuts.
The small decorative stamp from the Spring Bird Daffodil set was stamped onto each of the die cut flower petals. The small flower centres were stamped with one of the blossoms from the bird branch. I added a bit of Flower Soft and stamens for added texture.
I stamped and cut out the cage and bird from A Little Bird Told Me stamp set. The background and elaborate birdy tail were created using the Baroque leaf swirl from the Breath of Spring stamp set.
I used a Baroque label die to layer up in the background as I thought it co-ordinated perfectly with the Baroque leaf swirl stamp. Decorative ovals would also work well for this layout.
The card blank was randomly stamped with the Baroque swirl leaf from the Breath of Spring stamp set using Distress Ink. Ink was also blended around the card edges to frame.
The thin ‘beaded’ strips were actually waste pieces from a card blank die cut in white (Double Cascade Waterfall). I coloured them with the burgundy alcohol pen and glued to the card to divide up the background. The leaves in the upper and lower sections were then coloured with lavender alcohol pen. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed with honey powder.
The Victorian Baroque Label die set has separate inner and outer dies enabling the decorative elements, background mats and frames to be cut out. Two background mats were cut in lavender card. The other layers were all cut in white card. I spritzed the background mats with lime and gold shimmer inks. The burgundy layers were coloured using an alcohol pen. These were then layered up and glued to the background. I used 3D foam for the central label to give added dimension.
The cage and bird were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. The Baroque leaf swirl was stamped several times and embossed with honey embossing powder. These were cut out and coloured with watercolour pens. The elements were lightly shaped and glued to the card with 3D glue gel for dimension. The large tail swirls of the bird were snipped off and replaced amongst the Baroque swirl elements to build the new elaborate bird tail.
The small decorative stamp from the Spring Bird Daffodil set and Distress Ink was used to stamp over the petals of the die cut flowers (2 large and 3 medium flowers). Die cut mini flowers were stamped with one of the small blossoms from the bird branch (Spring Bird Daffodil set). This was achieved placing the stamp flat onto the work surface, partially inking the stamp (i.e. picking one of the blossoms) and pressing the die cut onto the stamp (i.e. Sheena Douglass style) to transfer the ink. A little colour was added using alcohol ink pens (to keep the integrity of the stamping detail – watercolour would cause the Distress Ink to spread). The edges were lightly inked with Distress Ink. The flowers were shaped using a ball tool and foam mat. Flower Soft and stamens were added to the centres to give added texture.
Finally finished with PVA pearls and glitter glue for sparkle.
Good morning. Today I am sharing another quick make using the Spring Bird Crocus and Breath of Spring stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque. I love creating these monochrome scenes. Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink is the perfect colour, giving the effect of blue & white pottery.
I used fancy edged circle dies to cut the stamping plate and background, but plain circles would work well too. I stamped the image with Distress ink and dragged out the colour using a damp brush. Extra colour was added by picking up more ink from a craft mat and a watercolour brush. The corners were stamped directly onto the card front. I added a coat of Spray & Shine to the topper to give it a ‘pottery tile’ finish.
Open out the card blank and randomly stamp the inside with the leafy swirl. Edge with Distress ink to frame.
Score the front of the card vertically in half and fold back the front. Glue down ribbon.
Cut two squares. Stamp one with the sentiment and decorative corners. Edge with Distress Ink and glue to the card inside.
Stamp the second square with the Daffodil and sentiment. Using a damp brush drag out some of the colour. Add more colour by picking up ink from your craft mat using a watercolour brush. Paint in extra shadows – use the stamp detail as a guide. Glue to the card front overhanging the folded back edge.
Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my show samples using the Breath of Spring stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. The butterfly swirl can be used to make lovely backgrounds but it also works well as the main decorative feature. I used sparkly black embossing powder for added dimension (a bit difficult to see in the pic). I stamped and cut out extra butterflies and used them to embellish this stepper card, along with some die cut swirls and paper punched flowers. I also used a pretty background paper from Crafty Individuals (6 X 6 inch pad – Springtime). Victorian Velvet Distress Ink was used on the card blank and edges.
I cannot wait for more shows coming at the end of the month. Lesley will be bringing us something a little different. My lips are sealed – tee hee x.
Good morning. Here is a sneak peek of some of my show samples using the lovely Spring themed stamps from Chocolate Baroque featuring on Hochanda today. I will be blogging more details and tutorials over the next month xxx.
Show times 7am, 11am and 3pm – if you miss it you can watch them online at Hochanda.