Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Four Seasons

Morning, Sorry for the missing post on Monday, I am afraid I was under the weather and just couldn't manage to post. Today I wanted to share a colourful card to spread a little cheer. I love this sentiment from Bee Crafty and along with the additional words from the textures stamps from Crafters Companion, I think it says it all.

To start with I cut 4 squares approximately 3 1/4'' using a basic square die. Then with Black Archival Ink I stamped the tree from the 'Tree and Branch' set from Bee Crafty, I stamped part of it on all of the squares, two on the right hand side and two on the left hand side of the squares. Then I stamped the words at the bottom of each of the squares using the same ink.

I then cut out a rectangle,using a basic die approximately 3 1/4 x 2 3/4'', then using Black Archival I stamped the lovely sentiment from Bee Crafty.

Taking each square in turn, I used distress inks to blend colour from dark to light from the edges. I used Mowed Lawn, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge and Faded Jeans.

Then I took the sentiment rectangle and blended the colours from the bottom left hand corner, using Scattered Straw about 2 thirds of the way up, then Rusty Hinge and finally Fired Brick. Then from the top right I blended with Blueprint Sketch part way into the Scattered Straw to give the green. I edged the sentiment by stamping part of the tree tops around the edge using Archival black ink.

For the background I took a selection of Brusho's, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Violet and Ultra Marine. I also added a little Lava Red Pixie Powders from Creative Expressions before spritzing with water. I wanted a spotty ook rather than swathes of colour so was careful not to flood the card.

I layered all of the elements onto black card and secured with Cosmic Shimmer Glue from Creative Expressions.

I also layered the background card onto black and secured with Cosmic Shimmer glue.

I arranged the squares around the corners of my card, leaving a 5 mm gap and used 3D glue gel to secure so I could raise this from the card. I then secured the sentiment in the centre, also using 3D glue gel to lift this from the squares.

I hope you have enjoyed my step by step today and the finished card. Tomorrow will be very exciting s Leonie will be Launching her Brand New One Day Special on Hochanda at 8pm. I will be sharing some of the cards I have made in my preview post tomorrow evening at launch. Would love you to come and see them. Many thanks and take care xx


13 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Nick. The colour,stamped tree and sentiment all work so well together. And a super step by step Hugs Janet xxx

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  2. This is wonderful Nick. The colour,stamped tree and sentiment all work so well together. And a super step by step Hugs Janet xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet, I am so pleased you like it. I wanted everyone to smile today and I hope it will do the trick. They are great stamps.xx

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  3. Wow fabulous Nick love the designs and the gorgeous colours ..
    Hugs Julie xxx

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    1. Thank you Julie, It's really nice of you to say. The stamps are great and the tree is so well drawn it can be used lots of different ways.xx A real mix of colour for the day

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  4. That is stunning love this effect the colours are beautiful love cheryl xxx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, Thank you so much. It's great to have your comments and I am so pleased you like the finished card.xx

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  5. Great card Nick. Love the colours and the sentiments. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you so much, I am glad you like this wanted to make people smile and I hope it did the trick xx

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  6. Sorry missed this yesterday. Checked at 4 and 6 but was nothing.
    A really beautiful card and I love the sentiment. Your blending of the colours always looks so smooth.
    Sorry you were not well and hope that you are feeling better now.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

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    1. Morning Nicola, Sorry it was a problem this end, The pictures decided not to show so I had to work it all out. I am very pleased that you have seen it now and more importantly that you like it as well. I am feeling a lot better no thank you. Take care Nick xx

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  7. Woah I adore this and the colours ! It's brilliant Nick xx

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