Hi there… another of my One Sheet Wonder bundles of cards. This time the focal images were all using the Jar of Flowers stamps and the Jar punch!
I started by stamping three of the flower bundles onto whisper white twice … once using memento ink and the next time using archival in grey. This was because I wanted to use both promarkers and the stampin write markers to see the different looks I could get with the different mediums.
Then I also stamped another in Versamark for the tulip image.
I decided to use the solid cardstock for the Jar for the tulip one… it just looked right with a painted jar.
This rose one I also chose the solid colour jar… I loved the sketchy look I got with the colouring.
Both of these cards I embossed the background with the retired decorative dots embossing folder.
This is probably my least favourite of the flower bunches… I’m not entirely sure how to colour the flowers…
I chose very different approaches with the colouring on these cards… one bright and one pastel.
I do love the sunflowers image … but then I love sunflowers. I think I prefer the colouring on this second one though.
I decided against cutting it out or adding it to a jar for this one.
Both these I also embossed the background with the Woodland embossing folder. The second one I did it upside down to ended up trimming the card and mounting it onto some leftover cardstock.
And finally back to the rose image and my favourite of the cards I made in this bundle.
I love the delicate colouring, the single panel of dsp, the die cut circle nd the decorative dots embossing. Love it!
Again most of the cards I’ve left off a sentiment and will add one once I know what I am using them for. The hello sentiment came from the Forever Fern set.
Ok… tomorrow I’m going to share the smaller of the bundles of cards I made… the ones using Birds and Branches. See you tomorrow.
So as I’ve rejoined Stampin Up I’ve already made new friends in the SU teams that I’ve joined. One of which, Karen, did a Facebook live and then her YouTube video of her One Sheet Wonder and I of course had to join in…
First decision was which paper to use. I didn’t actually have any current 12 x 12 paper as it’s so long since I’ve bought papers at this size… I still have a massive stash to work through so trying not to go for papers when I buy (even though they are some lovely looking ones!).
So I plumped for a yellow (I think it is so saffron) old style dsp and chose the striped side.
I then hunted through my cardstock for colours that would work with this… again I have a mish mash of old colours and they aren’t labelled as to which colour they are.. so I chose a couple of different yellows and a couple of greens.
I then made card blanks in smoky slate, basic grey, white and a couple of yellow ones too to mix up the blanks a little.
Right next to the cutting… here is the template Karen made for us to use…
As you can see it’s quite fiddly with lots of small bits and you have to be quite methodical in which you cut. I advise watching her video for the best instructions.
Here is mine cut out…
I then started pairing the papers with the card and cutting them out with a small border. Most pieces were cut about one quarter inch bigger to give a sense of the size of border. I did each of the pieces that were one a card design as one colour of mounting cardstock to make sure they looked uniform.
Then I started putting them with the card blanks. I didn’t adhere anything … just put them together.
Next I grabbed my stamps and started stamping and colouring and punching and die cutting till I had enough focal images for each of the cards.
I also did the same with some of the left over cardstock to create some stitched circles as they always look nice as background.
Then I started putting them together.
Some I added texture with embossing folders. I know some I used are old ones and one wasn’t a SU one but just adding some texture helped step up the card. I also added ribbon and gems and pearls and enamel accents…. all to add texture and some embellishment.
So here is my pic of all I made… but I will group them into stamp group for the next few blogs to share them all properly… after all 21 cards is a lot to blog in one go!
Really loved this One Sheet Wonder play… looking forward to grabbing more of my old DSP and doing something similar with it.
So as regular readers will know I have been using my happy planner for doing some weekly mixed media spreads… so I thought i would use the inspiration a friend Sheila provides with her inchie calendar and do the same for the monthly spread… but the size of the squares is not quite 2×2 inches… in fact it’s 1 and 7 eighths!
So I’ve been making almost twinchies every day… sometimes they mean or represent the day in some way, other times the are just scraps and fun bits of art.
So this was June.. Love how fun they all look together!
So my friend Chris has started me off on a new craze… collaged arty till roll! It’s such an interesting medium to play with as it’s quite strong and then when heat is applied it reacts to the heat and turns black… apart from where the collage medium has been applied.
Here is my first length I have created…
Apologies for the dodgy video but it was the best way I could think of showing it off.
This is a collage of some of the stills…
The collage materials I just pulled from my box of bits with little care and attention as to what they were… mainly focussed on thinner substrates though as the idea is to still be able to roll the till roll back up until ready to use it. I also included washi tapes I thought would be interesting too! So lots of strange and different pieces of printed materials going on. The stamps I just grabbed ones to hand and used a variety of inks as I didn’t know what would be best… so there are versafine, archival and oxides at play… all of which created different effects.
Once I rolled it back up you can see it’s got some interesting textures going on.
Anyway I decided to chop up this first length to be able to use it in some projects. The first project I used this section…
And added to to a large tag I had added paint and found object stamping to.
I added a little bit of additional doodling and then the wooden love title and decided this was done.
It was so nice to add this ready collaged and interesting piece onto the tag… Made it into something very different from anything I’ve made before.
I’ve got a few other projects I’ve made with this first strip which I will share over the next few days… but for now enjoy this mixed media tag!