Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A home decor project ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. For myself and several challenges I wanted to create a home décor project. I have to say I adore the way this has turned out and here it is …

It's turned out so pretty
Lots of depth and details
All the lovely details
The lovely die cut flowers and leaves
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Butterfly Challenge #83 J for jagged edges &/ the colour kiwi I went through my dies to find a leaf die with jagged edges and I used the colour kiwi to colour the leaves
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI August Anything Goes 
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #193 favourite colours: blue and pink

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Bloom

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #53 Flowers
Scrapy Land Challenge #71 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion and Sizzix dies
The Artistic Stamper Challenge August Anything Goes

My step by steps are very simple and I got to use more snippets too, you know the little white snippets that aren’t big enough to use as a panel and it seems a waste to use them for die cutting. Oh dear, maybe that’s just me!!!

1. I drew around the embroidery hoop with a pencil and roughly cut the watercolour card.

2. I used Spectrum Noir AquaTints to create a bright blue wash and coloured the watercolour card.

3. I used my Versafine ink pads to stamp the flower multiple times onto white snippets and I coloured them with my Luminarte H2O watercolour paints, they shimmer beautifully when you lift and tilt the card.

4. Once the flowers were dry I fussy cut them and removed some of the leaves from several of the flowers.

5. I trimmed the watercolour panel quite close and then adhered it to the back using a wet glue and I left it to dry.

6. The next day I trimmed with scissors or used a piece of sand paper to make sure the watercolour card fits the embroidery hoop and so that no card is hung over.

7. I then got my stamped flowers and played around with the layout before gluing them in position.

8. I die cut several of Tim Holtz’s small tattered florals dies using coloured snippets and I created five layered flowers which I glued in position. I also had green coloured snippets that I cut out with this die set too.

9. I added a die cut butterfly and bling stones to the flowers and I was finished with my project.

I hope you like it as much as we do and if you have any questions please feel free to ask. 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

Paperbabe Oriental Zen stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sara Davies Signature Range Butterfly Lullaby Flit & Flutter die set
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Small Tattered Florals
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Watercolour card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary
Luminarte H2O watercolours: Jasmine
Distress re-inker: Shabby Shutters/Peeled Paint (to colour the leaves)
Versafine IP: grey
Sheer ribbon and bling stones from my stash
Collall all purpose glue


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your stamped flowers look pretty Karen and I like their warm colours. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

brenda said...

A beautifully bright and cheery creation in all those pretty colours, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge..

B x

Mrs A. said...

That is a brilliant idea to use the leaf edge as your jagged edge and also the colour. Love the resulting mixed media. Thank you for fluttering into the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Dr Sonia S V said...

So cheerful and happy this looks Karen

Dr Sonia

Cara said...

This is stunning, love the vibrant blue base. I like the numbered steps too!

Gina Knott said...

This is such a beautiful card Karen! The pinks and blues look beautiful together! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

pinky said...

Very pretty wreath, loving the colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful colours! Thank you for sharing your pretty project at HLS Watercolour challenge.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

A Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge :)

Rema said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at HLS Water Color Challenge.

Rema said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at HLS Water Color Challenge.