I have three cards to share with you today. This first one has a background
made from Tissue paper and watercolours then embossed gold. This is a technique
Loll demonstrates on video and the links are here on her blog CAS Mix Up together with
the challenge for this month and some of the most amazing cards I have ever seen.
I could not get enough of this technique once I started and I made so many backgrounds in all my favourite colours and only stopped because it was dinner time (well it was actually 2 hours past dinner time and Elysha was not amused) but the technique is so easy, the colour combo's never ending and I made lots and lots of small pieces. Now of course I will need to make bigger ones so I can do whole card fronts.
Once the pieces fry you attach to either card stock or acetate then add embossing powder if you want, I added gold and even when it stuck where it wasn't meant to it didnt matter it looked like it belonged there. In this instance I have die cut the piece with a postage stamp rectangular die, placed that centre of the card then added a die cut ballerina.
The card is a very soft lilac colour and looks beautiful with the colours used on the tissue paper panel. I have finished off by stamping the sentiment:
'Life isn't about
waiting for the
storm to pass,
in the rain.'
Another technique I can thank Loll for teaching me. If you have never visited her blog
Stamping with Loll or her challenge blog you are missing out.
Now this card is a very simple one with a watercoloured panel done with Distress Ink blended together and left to dry then the panel is die cut with a curved edge stitched rectangle die.
It looks like the panel is lifting but it has actually stuck down quite well. I have attached two butterflies. The both of them are white embossed, the bottom one on vellum, the top one on watercolour paper. I then added watercolour Zigs.
You can see the other butterfly better in this photo as it is stuck flat whereas the top butterfly is added so the wings are lifted. I have added the die cut 'thanks' that is cut from gold mirror cardstock very close to the butterfly because I didnt realise until I was looking at the card for placement that the plates when I cut the watercoloured panel had damaged the front of the panel leaving deep scratches and red from something imbedded in the panel.
My final card is my inspiration from the Muse Card
Challenge this week
I love Kim's card with the little dome and
the butterflies and the pattern paper.
I don't have a dome but I decided I wanted that look so I improvised with a die that does the stitched 1/2 circle cut out and instead of die cutting I pressed into the card front (another first time technique).
I then used my copics to draw a base and the grey to give the look of a glass dome. I never thought about the fact that I wanted to use copics so there was a bit of smudging but not too bad.
I went with a summery spotty paper that was more yellow at top and pink towards the bottom but doesn't show here.
Stamped the sentiment and added some watercoloured stamped and embossed butterflies.
Now for the challenges
You are my sunshine
Dance in the Rain
Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.