Friday, 30 October 2020

Healing Hugs

 


Healing Hugs is the stamp set I have chosen for my card today.

The background was achieved by stamping Seaside Spray on Size E acrylic block, spraying with water using a Spritzer and then stamping onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I love the way it turned out, some of it like a watercolour and some dotty! I also love the way the bottom left and top right corners look like they have been staggered!




I stamped the rose image on Very Vanilla using Merry Merlot and the leaves were stamped in Shaded Spruce. I then hand cut the leaves and rose. The leaves were glued directly to the cardstock and the rose has dimensionals behind it. I also used clear Wink of Stella on the rose (I think you can see it a little).




Stamped the sentiment directly onto the Very Vanilla layer using Merry Merlot, added some rhinestones and glued the layer to the Seaside Spray card base. I added a layer of Very Vanilla to the inside and stamped a cross stitch image in Seaside Spray. All up it took about 15 minutes from start to finish!

Card Measurements

Card base:    21cm x 14.9cm
1st layer:    10cm x 14.5cm

As usual the products used will be listed at the end of this post. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!

Next blog will be Monday 2nd November 2020.


Cheers
Deb xx

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Thursday, 29 October 2020

Quite Curvy

 


It's time for another challenge with:




Sketches are definitely up to personal interpretation however the idea behind this one is to use nine items of any one shape.  (For example, stars, hearts, triangles, etc.)  Do feel free to mix and match colors/patterns, flip and/or rotate the sketch to your liking.


I just love these cheeky little birds from the Quite Curvy stamp set (available from 3 November 2020)! They remind me of the Willy Wagtails that visit our home each year. Such feisty little birds too! We have a pair nesting at our next door neighbour's house and they spend much of their day searching for insects at our place. They are unbelievably protective when nesting and when their young are unable to fly, there are not many things that they don't take on if they feel anything is getting too close to their babies! I have been amazed at them taking on 2 or 3 magpies at once (at least 3 or 4 times their size), plovers, cats and people! We had been feeding the neighbour's cat while they were away and they wouldn't let us go in the back door!! At first they just warned us with their chitter chatter but then we obviously crossed their line and they started dive bombing us! My husband is over 6ft tall, but they didn't care! We had to enter via one of the other doors! They still kept a very watchful eye on us from the ridge of the roof and a tall tree, the whole time reminding us, very vocally, that we were not to cross the line again!! Believe me, we took their advice!! 😂😂😂





Card Measurements


Card base:    21cm x 14.9cm

1st layer:    10cm x 14.5cm

2nd layer:    9.7cm x 14.2cm


I stamped the sentiments in Versamark and Memento Tuxedo Black and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. The birds were all stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The birds inside were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.

There are lots of wonderful projects to see at the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #394 and you can click on their sketch image at the top of the post to be taken directly to their page.

All the products used will be listed at the end of this post.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, please don't leave without leaving a comment! 😀


Cheers

Deb xx



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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Many Mates

 



Today I'm hopping with Fab Friday Challenge Blog and it's a colour challenge. You can see all the fabulous entries by clicking on the image below.




I wasn't planning to colour in the happy birthday images but thought the card needed some more oomph!


Card Measurements:

Card base:    21cm x 14.9cm

1st layer:    9.9cm x 14.4cm

2nd layer:    9.5cm x 14cm

Scrap for flowers






I stamped the happy birthday image in the four colours and filled the image in with Stampin' Blends of the same colour (in the light option) except for the Garden Green where I used Light Call Me Clover (retired) and underneath each one I stamped another sentiment in basic black.

On the inside of the card I stamped a flower from Free As A Bird stamp set in each of the four colours.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Please leave a comment as it helps others find it too!

The list of products used is at the end of this post.


Cheers

Deb xx


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