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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Wplus9 Modern peonies card

This card is using another of Wplus9's lovely stamps, this time the Modern peonies stamp set.  I have to admit, I was a bit daunted when it arrived in the mail, there were a lot of petals on the main image for the size of the stamp.  Gosh was I going to be able to manage the painting of it, as I had planned to do some no line water colouring?

Well I determinately stamped it with spun sugar and the leaves with shabby shutters distress inks, and made a start! 

I was doing a fairly easy style of water colouring, by doing a wash of the spun sugar first, making sure I left some white space around the petals where there was no fold over of the petal, so that it would keep each petal separate, otherwise it would look like a big blob!  I nearly gave up at this point, as I didn't think it was looking very good at all!

But I persevered and started my second layer, which was with abandoned coral, I went over the areas on each petal where it would be in shadow from a petal on top of it, and worked my way over the whole flower, and in the end I thought it looked OK.

To use them on a card, I used a memory box stencil and stencilled the bottom of a card panel with nuvo glimmer paste, and once dry, I mounted it onto a card base.

I made a background using a smooching ink technique with squeezed lemonade and spun sugar distress inks to make a top panel with a stitched scalloped edge to it. 

The sentiment is from the Wplus9 A kind soul stamp set. 

The flowers were mounted with a combination of mounting foam and glue.

I am not sure if It looks alright with the smooshed ink background, or if I should have kept it simple and just used white card? 

Here is a video showing how I made it.

The materials I used are:
Card base and two panels
Wplus9 modern peonies stamp
Wplus9 A kind soul stamp
Memory box .... stencil
Distress inks in Spun sugar, abandoned coral, squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilised amber, shabby shutters, mowed lawn and bundled sage.
Versafine onyx black ink
acrylic blocks
No 4 paint brush
paper towels & water
foam tape
double sided tape 
quilled precision tip bottle
Cosmic shimmer dries clear glue
Nuvo glimmer paste - moonstone
palette knife
board and painters tape
Tim holtz non-stick mat
 spray bottle with water
pretty pink posh clear droplets 4mm & 6mm
jewel picker

I hope this card gave you some inspiration. 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Wplus9 A kind soul copic coloured birthday wishing card

This Wplus9 stamp is such a gorgeous stamp and is looking like it will be very versatile.  I always like that when I buy a stamp.  I always look to see if there are going to be multiple ways and mediums to use a stamp. 

This one I decided to keep it simple and use it to do a border top and bottom and then colour it in with copics, and that would be pretty much it.  

I am fairly new at using copics, I enjoy colouring, but I am by no means an expert.  
I have used pretty much the only 4 colours of pink I have, three blues and three greens.  Then just a couple of browns and greys.  

The sentiment is the Wishing and sending stamp set by simon says stamp.  I love the brush lettering of the wishing.  I think I will be using this stamp set a lot.  

Here is a video of making this card.

The materials I have used for doing this card are:
Wplus9 A kind soul stamp
Simon says stamp wishing and sending stamp
A card panel that measure 4 1/2 inches x 7 inches
Card base 5 x 7 inches
Versafine onyx black ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
My sweet petunia's acetate clear grid
Momento tuxedo black ink
Copics Pink: RV10, RV21, RV13 & RV04
Greens: YG00, YG03 & YG17
Blues: B32, B24 & B18
Browns: E37 & E59
Greys: C1 & C3
Gold glitter tape

I hope this card has inspired you to make a card