Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Oldies but goodies ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well. Over the weekend I got out a couple of old stamp sets to play with along with a stencil and here is the end result ...

A 148mm square card
It has lots of lovely depth and texture
My all time favourite flower stamp, butterfly stamp and die
I managed to capture some of the shimmer and shine

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #452 Old Favourites: the dies and paints 

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #65 Colour palette

Scrapy Land Challenge #82 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion, Sizzix & Tutti Designs dies

There are so many different layers and different layers of products on this card. I will try to keep it as short as possible lol! Here’s how:

1. I used a piece of collage card that I created by using layers of snippets then stencils and either resist products and or watered down gesso and acrylic paint. That is the bottom layer of my card.
2. A snippet of patterned paper was added to the card.
3. I used a piece of white card and attached the rose stencil with Washi tape. I then applied mauve acrylic paint with a sponge and left it to dry. I knew that once it was dry I would be able to colour the rest of the card with a watercolour or ink wash and the acrylic would resist that. In the end I added a wash of lilac Distress re-inker.
4. I die cut the banner then stamped the poppy with a pale distress ink before colouring it with watercolour pencils and I added a little Luminarte H2O watercolours to some of the petals.
5. I stamped the butterfly onto a snippet of card using Distress and Distress Oxide inks.
6. The die cut flower were created with multiple snippets and a little more colour was added to the centre. I coloured a wooden leaf with acrylic paints and die cut a couple more butterflies from snippets coloured card.

It is no surprise to regular and long term users of my blog that this is my all time favourite stamp set. It is one of my earlier Sheena stamp sets and it was one that my lovely hubby purchased for me. It has become a real favourite because it can be used in multiple ways and styles. I have created CAS cards with it, fussy cards, distressed cards and for the past couple of years mixed media cards. The butterfly dies are also one of my oldest tools, the patterned papers, the gem corners, the wooden leaf, the brads and the sheer ribbon are all very old supplies and it felt really good to use some of my older supplies and tools to create this card. 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

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Sheena Douglass A6 A Little Bit Sketchy: Poppies & Daisies stamp set
Paperbabe Stamps: Pieridae stamp set; Rose stencil
That’s Crafty: Mini Dots stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tutti Designs: Stitched Nesting Banners die set
Sizzix Tim Holtz Jumbo Tattered Florals die
Crafters Companion Sara Davies Butterfly Lullaby Signature range: Flit & Flutter die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; make up sponge

Card Paper:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 150mm square card
Craftwork Cards patterned paper
Snippets: patterned paper; Sheena Douglass white stamping card; purple pearl card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress IP: Pumice Stone
Distress re-inker: Shaded lilac
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: Lavender Fields; Dark Scarlett; Woodland Green; Buff Beige
Luminarte H2O watercolours: lilac

Organza ribbon )
Wooden leaf ) all very old and from my stash
Gem corners )
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam
Washi tape


Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Such a fabulous design! So very pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Always a delight to revisit older favourites, a beautiful display and card creation Karen. Wishing you all the best and thank you for sharing with us over at Paperbabe Stamps and joining in with the challenge. Tracey DT xx

brenda said...

Beautiful stamping, colours and dimensions Karen, a beautiful card to receive, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jo said...

Beautiful.....love all the layers & the fabulous colours x

rachel said...

gorgeous stamp Karen - can see why you love it - love your card too!Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Cara said...

Lovely card and the paper flower you created is very pretty x

Brenda said...

So beautiful Karen! Hugs, Brenda

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering my challenge at allsorts x

Sue - said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

wow!! This card is awesome! Love the layers and the flowers!
Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! We all hope to see you again soon!
x zoey

chanya13 said...

Lovely project - thank you for entering HLS January Anything Goes with Dies challenge - hope to see you again! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13