Saturday 27 July 2019

'Almost Spring' Chicken Cards

Hi there,
Today I am sharing some fun Country Themed cards featuring 
the new release Hey Chick Stamp & die set from Paper Rose.

The design of this first card was made in a Folk Art style, 
using hearts, faux stitching & symmetry with the placement of the diecuts. 
White heat embossing of the chickens & eggs gives quite a different effect.
The colouring of the images was done with Distress Inks & a fine tip waterbrush.
I thought the paper I used was watercolour paper but turned out it wasn't!
I could tell as the ink colours would not flow on the paper. This gave quite a streaky effect.  
I decided to continue on as the effect quite suited the colouring of the chickens.
The stamp set contains some cute small sentiments I used on the fronts of these cards.
I wanted something appropriate for inside the cards so wrote these myself to suit each card
on the computer & printed them out on thick cardstock.
Other Paper Rose diecuts used above were from the Nesting stitched hearts die, 
the Layered Happy Birthday die, & the Leaf 1 & 2 diecuts.

This next card also features a trimmed version of the Tudor Arch Window die 
run through a wood grain embossing folder & turned side on to make a nesting box. 
The cross hatch is from the Stitched rectangle frame die cut out of vellum.
The leaf images are from the Ella's Garden Roses stamp & die set
& the nest is the Leaf 2 die.

Such a True sentiment below!

This next card is just so fun! I love the chooks racing for the prize!
I kept this left over gold sprayed background with the Stars & Bannners die cut
that I had used on a previous card.  
The slots & the Tails up angle of the chooks gives the impression of a race.

For this final card I have used lots of diecut elements.
The lattice background is from the Stitched rectangle frame die.
The Ellas's Garden Roses was stamped both in black & Versamark on water colour paper 
then white & clear heat embossed before watercolouring & layering on the card. 
The Scribble Hearts die & the Nesting Stitched Hearts die
are cut from different kraft cardstocks.
Layering with crackle & gingham cardstock & faux stitched edging
add to the country theme.

Here are some close ups where you can see the streakiness of the colouring.
I think it adds to the naive country theme of these cards.
I hope you think so too, & are inspired to create some fun cards.  

Cheers for now,    Deb xx

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Cards to warm up your Winter's Day

Hi All,
Today I am sharing some red hot cards to warm up your cold Winter's Day.
I have used some bright colours of alcohol ink & alcohol ink pearls
to make some pretty cool (I mean 'HOT') backgrounds.
Teamed with die cuts & stamping using Paper Rose products
& Gold cardstock.

This first background was created using Alcohol ink with my gel press 
through the new Moroccan Tile Stencil.
The Moroccan square die cut from gold cardstock overlays the patterned background.
More gold used in the Layered Hello sentiment die.  The stamped sentiment
 from the Hello stamp set in Versamark ink & brushed with Perfect Pearl Powder
as an alternative to gold heat embossing.

For this card I had made an alcohol ink background on Yupo paper that had great contrasting colours.
I layered the Ella's Garden Collection die #17985 cut from gold cardstock 
 over the top & placed a few coloured diamantes.  
The Layered Create die in gold & white cardstock matched with a sentiment 
from the 'Beautiful' stamp set, white heat embossed.
Mounted on a yellow alcohol inked card & raised on red fun foam, 
with the base card edged with gold washi tape.

 For this card I die cut a bright swirly background of alcohol ink on Yupo paper 
using the Sunray Background die with a lot of gold alcohol ink in the mix.
It looks brown in most of the photos but in real life it is really glowing gold.
One of the photos below captures this better.
For the underlay of the suns rays I used another alcohol inked paper
that I ran through a swirly embossing folder & then lightly rubbed 
over the surface with finnabair gold wax to highlight the texture.
The Hello sentiment was triple layered with white, gold & alcohol inked cardstock.
The Hello stamp set was used for the sentiment.
Stamped with Versamark ink then rubbed lightly with Gold Perfect Pearls powder.
Amber dots scattered to finish.
Mounted on a card that I coloured the edge with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.
This is an easy way to give a touch of gold to cardstock when needed.

Hope these cards have brightened up your Winter's Day too, 
& given you some ideas how to incorporate gold in various ways to your card making.
Cheers for now,
Deb xx

Sunday 14 July 2019

Fairy Garden

Hi There
Today I am sharing a layout of my darling daughter in her fairy costume.

Scrap FX chipboards were perfect embellishments for this page.
They really glow & sparkle with Finnabair Art Alchemy Paints & Sparks Paint.

Viva Decor Modellier-creme Mother of Pearl range of embossing paste
was used through the Butterfly stencil.
Three little butterflies were cut from the Butterfly Transparency 
& laid over an embossed shape butterfly.

My photo was mounted on glittery white cardstock.
Journalling written on the computer in a beautiful calligraphy script,
cut into strips & lightly textured by stamping with distress inks.

Thanks for taking the time to read.
Such fun to make such pretty girly pages.
Cheers for now,   Deb

Perfect Pet

Hi There
Today I want to share some journal pages I created paying homage to our dear family pet 
who we recently lost after 18 faithful & happy years as part of our family.

I love this happy shot of him taken by my daughter with her Instamatic camera.
Scrap FX had the perfect 'chipboard' sentiment that I knew would match it.

The 'Insta Perfect' sentiment was painted with black gesso then the lower half of the words were heat embossed with versamark & a mixture of clear with platinum UTEE.
I really love this effect.

Other Scrap FX products used with acrylic paint 

The background was created by stamping various Texture Stamps with Black Archival Ink 
on Tissue paper then tearing up & applying with gel medium to the back ground.
Bright coloured acrylic paints were then scraped across & used  to highlight the stamping.
White Posca pen used for sentiments & highlighting. 

Keep on smiling old Spooky!  You were loved so very much.

Cheers for now,    Deb

Saturday 6 July 2019

Aussie Create Cards

Hi Today I am sharing some Aussie Themed Cards
featuring beautiful silhouette dies of Australian Flora
from the new collection from Paper Rose.

I absolutely adore the patterned paper I used for the backgrounds.
I am not sure of the manufacturer as I won it as a prize at a retreat in NZ.
The colours remind me of the Aussie Bush.

The Dies I used were the
Blossom Branch Die #18084
Eucalyptus Branch Die #18102

The Gum Leaves 1 Die #17502
& the Layered Create Die #17997

Sewing & stray threads add texture to the edges 
before mounting on grey, black & kraft card stock
Finished with the sentiment raised on a hessian strip,
with the die cut, Tim Holtz metal & Prima sentiments.

Thanks for taking the time to read.
I recommend checking out the large range 
of Aussie floral silhouette dies available from Paper Rose Studio.

Cheers for now    Deb Adams