Wednesday 27 March 2019

Folk Art Garden and some Haberdashery

Hi everyone.  I haven't been doing any crafting for the last couple of weeks as we have had our son staying from Australia and have been making the most of his visit as he is flying back this coming weekend, so for now here are two of the cards I made for the February Chocolate Baroque TV shows on Hochanda.

This is a new stamp set called The Folk Art Garden, and this is the main image which is very large and has a lot of detail.  I used a piece of Velvet Card  and stamped the image using Versamark and then heat embossed using WOW Silver Metallic Embossing Powder.  I decided to colour it using Brusho Powders which I sprinkled on to my glass mat and applied the colour using a waterbrush.  I used Orange, Brilliant Red, Turquoise, Purple, Yellow, Leaf Green and Emerald Green, and before gluing it to the white card I added some watered down Broken China Distress Ink to the background, and then added a bit more blended round the edges with a blending tool.  I finished by adding one of the sentiments stamped and heat embossed using the same Silver Metallic Embossing Powder.

This card uses the Haberdashery set of stamps.

I have recently acquired a Gina K Wreath Builder stencil as part of a prize which I was luck enough to win, and I decided to go off piste a bit and use the smaller of the pairs of scissors in the set which have a lovely ornate shape, and using the stencil built up the shape which I think looks a bit like a mandala.  I stamped using Versafine Majestic Blue Ink on to a snippet of card coloured with Salty Ocean and Wild Honey Oxide Ink.  I finished the topper by colouring the scissors using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and I emphasided the centre where all the tips of the scissors cross with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, and a bit more Spiced Marmalade in the centre.  I layered this on to a snippet of blue card.  Simply, the Gina K Stencil has has eight indents where you seat the card, and using a stamp positioner you lay the stamp where you want it to be on the card and as you turn the card within the stencil you get a repeat pattern in a circular shape.

I then started on the background.  I mounted the two thimbles and the four different buttons on to an acrylic block in a random fashion and stamped them all round the edge of the snippet of white card using the Majestic Blue Ink, and then coloured them with Twisted Citron, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks.  I finished by adding some more Fossilized Amber and Broken China round the edges using a blending tool, which obviously mixed to give a green colour.  I then added the white on blue sentiment using another snippet of the blue card, and heat embossed using WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder and mounted this on to my white square base card.

I also want to introduce a new follower to the blog called Marjan who does some really interesting and beautiful work and you will find her blog here, and I'm sure she would be delighted to have you visit her.

Thank you for visiting today and I will be back again soon with some more of my sewing themed makes.

I am entering the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 348 where we use our snippets of paper and card etc.


Christine Alexander said...

Pat two wonderful cards Pat, love the colouring on your bouquet and that haberdashery card is amazing. It's so perfect for anyone who loves sewing :)

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Pat - my favourite is the Folk Art Garden, such a lovely image.
Kath x

debby4000 said...

Love both of your fabulous cards.

Ros Crawford said...

How lovely to have your son visiting! And you still managed to find time to make 2 beautiful cards...That butterfly and flowers stamp is so intricate and you coloured it to perfection. I love the sewing themed card... clever the way the scissors for that design too. Enjoy your day!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two wonderful cards Pat. I absolutely love the first stamp that you've used and you've coloured it beautifully, I really like the burst of orange. Your design with the scissors on your second card is terrific and has a great background too x

cuilliesocks said...

WOW Pat what wonderful cards, the colours on the first card are gorgeous, love the silver embossing on it. The scissors creating a wreath is just a brilliant idea, fab colours too. Kate x

Marjan said...

Two wonderful cards, Pat! I especially love your scissors card! Brilliant idea!

Liz said...

Two super cards, Pat. I love the stamp on your first card, beautifully coloured. Your second card is amazing an amazing design and so clever how you've created the circle with scissors. xx

Mac Mable said...

What creative and beautiful cards. The stamped image on the first one is stunning and how creative on the second. The scissors that really do look like a mandala are fabulous x Wonderful colours and fabulous designs...both of them x. Enjoy your family time and make memories x

Di said...

Two great cards Pat - and I really love your snippets card! Super use of the Gina K template as well - really delighted to see you using it of course!


Di xx