Sunday, 26 February 2017
Springtime Tulips ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been experimenting with gesso and watercolours with new stencils and dies and here is the first card I have created with one of my experiments ...
A 148mm square card
Not too deep for posting
All the yummy details
I love this effect, the colour seems to go under the gesso!
A beautiful butterfly die
A couple more snippets used
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge #8 Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #182 Add Some Texture:
the stencilled panel, the lace, the ribbon and the die cuts all have great texture
Deep Ocean Challenge Add Lace
Die Cut Divas Challenge Use Pink or Red
Dies R Us Challenge #67 Think Spring
UnstampaBelles Challenge #65 Anything Goes optional twist use something new:
the banner and large butterfly dies are new
I wanted to see the end result if I added a light layer of gesso to some card and then applied watercolours over the top. I have to say it’s been so much fun playing with supplies like this especially as it’s just for me learning new techniques and trying them out. I wasn’t sure if I would want to use it on a card or if it would be something for my journal or mixed media tag so being able to use it on a card is a complete bonus.
My lovely husband has been treating me to some gorgeous new dies over the last couple of weeks and this stitched banner die set are one of my new ones. I’ve been wanting some new dies for a while and a banner especially, the bonus is that it is pierced too!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Simon Says Stamps Stencil: Bouquet of Flowers
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Tutti Designs 214 Nesting Stitched Banners
Crafters Companion Downton Abbey: Ornate Circle Frame
Crafters Companion Sara Signature Range Butterfly Lullaby: Flit & Flutter; Butterfly Dance
Brayer; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Crafters Companion Kraft card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; patterned card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Windsor & Newton half pan watercolours
Gold acrylic paint
Lace & ribbon from my stash
Gesso; Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam