Monday, 17 June 2019

Woodgrain Cards

Hi There,
Today I am sharing some cards on a woodgrain background made from papers
 my sister in law recently brought over from the USA for me.

They feature beautiful die cut & water coloured flowers from Paper Rose.
The images were stamped & then heat embossed on watercolour paper 
with either  black or white embossing powder.

It is fun to do quite a few at a time so you can try out different colour schemes.
I coloured the images with either distress reinkers (which I have stored in a flat palette)
 or Twinkling H2O's from Luminarte & a waterbrush.

These beautiful rose designs are from the Ella's Garden Collection from Paper Rose.
The Rose Bouquet stamp comes with some beautiful sentiments & matching dies.
Here I simply used the Layered Congratulations die
in Pearl white card & vellum as a title for this card above.

These flowers above from the Poppies stamp set from Paper Rose 
look so real they could be growing from the Layered Hello die.
The Poppy stamp comes with a matching die set too.

This beautiful card combines the stamps & dies used on the previous cards
but in softer tones, coupled with a simple stitched ring die cut.

Hope you like my water colour cards.
So easy & so much fun to make.

Cheers for now,
Deb Adams

Friday, 14 June 2019

Gingham dreams

Hi There,

Today I am sharing a canvas featuring a favourite photo of my youngest son
Wrapped in red gingham on my best friends lap.

The background of this piece was inspired by the fantastic creations of Emma Williams.

It is hard to see in the photos but the background is made up of layers of distress paint & distress crayons in Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood & Broken China.

 Various red & heart washi tape & white gauze applied.
Embossed texture with a checkerboard stencil highlighted with distress crayon.

Random stamping with Watering Can Archival Ink & a mesh stamp.

The photo matted on a black tag & small Tim Holtz ephemera added.
Scrap FX embellishments painted with black gesso & highlighted with white & blue markers.
Splatters & Doodling around the other ephemera too.

These gorgeous Scrap FX chipboards
were used for the title & the feathers. 

The dreamcatcher is a black silhouette.
It has such fine detail!

Hope you are inspired to incorporate a favourite photo into your art work.
Cheers for now,

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Framed Hello

Hi There,
Today I am sharing a framed Art Work that I created featuring stamps & dies from Paper Rose.

This Art Work started with an acrylic paint gel printed background that I just adored.
A favourite image from nana's card collection was distressed & sewn on to the background.

The Paper Rose Stamps & dies give interest & texture to this piece & tie it all together.
The Hello die cut is attached to sit out from the background layer to add a shadow feature.

Love how the Ella's Garden Stamp heat embossed with Ranger Seafoam White Powder 
draws out the colours in the background. 
Of course this was done before applying all the layers.
Extra subtle texture in the background was made with the Vintage Letter 
randomly stamped with Sepia Archival ink.

Hints of gold highlights on the cogs are from Gold embossing paste
lightly applied to corrugated card before die cutting with the cog frame.

The Cog die cuts are used to frame images & tie the composition together.
I love how this piece looks framed in this vintage gold frame.
It is decorating the entrance at home.
Thanks for taking the time to read this piece.
Hope you are inspired to create your own Art Work too!!
Cheers   Deb

Paper Rose Products used:
Ella's Garden Bouquet Stamp Set
Layered Hello die
Cog Frame die
Vintage Letter stamp

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Art Obsession Trifold Cards

Hi everyone,
Today I am sharing two trifold cards with tag inserts 
that I designed for Scrap FX, 
perfect for crafty friends.

I created these colourful layered affects with stamps & stencils from Scrap FX 
using Dina Wakley  heavy body acrylic paints on my Gel Press Plate.

Similar patterns were repeated on the inside of the trifold card & on the tag insert.

 Stencils used were the Polygonic stencil & Puddles stencil.

The sentiments & focal images on these cards are from the Art Phrases ,

Stamps used were the Chevron Border Stamp, Star Border Stamp

Doodles, highlights, marks & ascerbic writing with various marking pens 
add extra texture to these backgrounds.

Hope you enjoyed reading about my Art Obsession
& make some layered mixed media cards yourself..

Cheers for now,
Deb Adams

Monday, 27 May 2019

Ella's Rose Garden Cards

Hi There,
Today I am sharing cards featuring some of the range
of Ella's Rose Garden dies from Paper Rose.

This card features the Ella's Garden Layering Scribble Roses die set
& the Happy Birthday dies from Paper Rose.
Lots of glimmering layers were cut from pre coloured cardstock.
Colourshine Bronzer spray for the background.
Blue & Green Alcohol ink Pearls for the leaves & rectangles.
Blue Distress oxide sprays with white heat embossing (Vintage Letter Stamp) for the roses.
Patterned vellum die cut softens the effect.
Finished with dots of Liquid Pearls.

This card features the same die cuts  from gold metallic cardstock
& a teal/gold sprayed cardstock.
The Circlet Layered background die allows the background 
to peek through as well as highlight the roses.
The sentiment is gold heat embossed & mounted on a combination of papers
already featured on the card.
Liquid Pearls to finish.

More Ella's Garden Scribble Rose diecuts
layered over the negative space diecut from gold cardstock
I thought this pattern looked cool! 
And the bonus is I will use the rest of the diecut for another card.
As you can see above that die cut is really beautiful as well.
The background is Alcohol ink & Alcohol ink Pearls on Yupo paper
run through an embossing folder, sanded 
& lightly rubbed with Finnabair Art Alchemy wax.
The beautiful sentiment is gold heat embossed.

My Grandmother's name was Ella.  
Thanks to Paper Rose for making these lovely dies & stamps
that have made me think of her while designing with them.
Cheers for now,
Deb Adams

Friday, 17 May 2019

Glowing Alcohol Inks & Alcohol Ink Pearls for Paper Rose Cards

Today I am sharing cards that all feature backgrounds
made using alcohol ink & alcohol ink pearls on Yupo paper.
this matches so perfectly the fabulous die cuts & stamps
from Paper Rose.

This first one has the beautiful colours of a sunset in the bush,
featuring the Gumleaf Border Die.
You can see the gorgeous reflections from the Pearl ink.

The next one features the Sunray Background die.
are heat embossed to continue the shiny finish.

This last one features the Bird on a Wire Fence die cut from shiny black cardstock
& the Sentiments 1 stamp set white heat embossed.

The Alcohol inks I used were Dandelion, Valencia, Citrus, Turquoise
& the Alcohol ink Pearls were Alchemy, Sublime & Celestial.
Combining the two types of ink make the sparkle feature of the 
Pearl ink more prominent, rather than just an all over shine.

This is just one colour combination. Will be trying lots of others.
Hope you feel inspired to give this a try yourself.
Cheers for now,
Deb xx

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Never Stop Dreaming Layouts for Scrap FX

Hi All,
Today I wanted to share these layouts of my two sons 
cause they are so stinkin' cute! together!

The 'Never stop Dreaming'  wordlet looks fabulous 
heat embossed with Lindy's Midnight Teal embossing powder 
& then a sprinkling of Platinum & Clear UTEE.

Star Border stamp & the Orb Stamp also complete the background.

gives more texture to the background.

Star Border Stamp matches with background papers.

Secret Boys business Wordlet textured with Walnut stain distress embossing powder.
All things boy silhouette/stencil used for more texture & mark making.