Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Summer Flowers

Morning, My card today is 'Summer Flowers' made using the stamp and Die collection Leonie launched on Hochanda. They are a really versatile set and suit absolutely any card. I have really enjoyed crafting with them. They also mix  well with all of Leonie's other collections.


Firstly, I took four pieces of domino sized Stampbord, placed together in the pattern I wanted and stamped the large flower with Memento ink. Then I was able to move them apart and the eye would fill in the gaps.


Next I stamped a selection of the blooms and leaves from Leonie's collection with Memento Ink. I only wanted one bloom for the corner.


Next I masked the blooms on my Stampbord with Pebeo Drawing Gum. When dry, I coloured the background with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink.


I then moved onto the background for the project, using a selection of blue distress inks, I built up a background using the colours to give texture.


Next I took word stamps from the collection and built up my design using first, second and third generation ink.


Next I took some scrunched up plastic packaging and applied more of the blues to add even more texture and bring the design together.


I secured my Stampbord design, which I had coloured with a selection of alcohol markers. The Stampbord is great for different effects with alcohol markers as it blends differently letting you add texture to the image. I also added the large flower to the corner of the project and trimmed level with the frame.


Lastly I shaped my flowers and leaves with a ball tool and foam mat, Then arranged around the corner and sides of my design with 3D glue gel. I added some cosmic shimmer glue dots in the centre of the flowers and added some Black Distress Glitter.


Finally to finish off my card, I added a sentiment from the collection which I put inside the circle stamp.


Thank you so much for visiting today. I really hope you have enjoyed the step by step I have shared. Thank you again for all of your comments, I am so sorry I have not answered all of them, I have had awful trouble with the computer and it's taken all my time to keep my posts up to date. I do read them all and love hearing what you think. Take care and hope you will pop back again.xxx

10 comments:

  1. Love this card. It is so bright and cheerful. Love the way you have done the background and it really makes the flowers shine. Sorry you are having problems with your computer that is always a complete pain,says someone who does not have a blog I want to keep up to date.
    Thank you for sharing and taking the time to give us a new project every day. Nicola x

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    1. Thanks Nicola. I wanted something bright and cheerful and this seemed to fit the bill. Thank you so much for your lovely comments xxx

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  2. Great card and love the offset layout😀 great idea!! X

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    1. Thank you Dawn. Thanks for taking the time to visit and leave your lovely comments xx

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  3. Absolutely love this one Nick the vibrant colours really bring it to life. You are giving me do many ideas to try when I get home I won't know where to start. Hugs Janet xxx

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  4. Absolutely love this one Nick the vibrant colours really bring it to life. You are giving me do many ideas to try when I get home I won't know where to start. Hugs Janet xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet, Maybe the colours are a little more vibrant than I would normally use but I think it works. I am pleased, so thank you very much xx

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  5. This is stunning Nick. I love it. Must look for those stamps. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thank you Littlelamb, I am so pleased you like this. Hope you found the stamps, you will love them.xx

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