This month Alison challenged us to use complimentary colours for our postcard. So I decided to play with blue and orange for mine and got the Fresco finish paints out to play. Admittedly the blue I chose has a green hue to it but I consider it a blue nonetheless!
I used the crackle glaze and some scrapinec pieces for the main layers and then the Magnolia Blooms for the focal point.
The background panel also used the Birch stamp.
Lots of fun to play with paints. No real plan in mind, just playing!
It was my mum’s birthday on Saturday… we were meant to be going out to celebrate but the new quarantine for those coming from Spain has meant they are now self isolating for a fortnight… unluckily they arrived back in the UK just 24 hours too late to avoid it!
Anyways I did drop off this card for her and we will celebrate a little belatedly in a couple of weeks.
This card started as a colouring in exercise … a bit of mindfulness …
I stamped the Magnolia Blooms main image several times using different inks onto the whisper white cardstock…
Then using my promarkers I coloured a few in…
I decided the bottom colour scheme would be perfect for a card for Mum… so created a full 5×5 square of the images and coloured them all in.
I chose some coloured cardstock from the stash and some vellum and rose gold foiled cardstock to create some layers. I embossed the bottom layer and the top square using the Pinewood planks folder.
I then die cut the foliage from the Birds and More dies from the foiled card and added a die cut panel from the Everything is Rosy suite. I also added some of the rose gold mirrored dots.
Inside the card I used the Happy Wishes stamp for the greeting.
I also created a panel on the envelope too.
Love how this came together. I know that this particular stamp set isn’t available to buy anymore but there is a gorgeous Magnolia set in the catalogue that would work, or any floral stamps to create something similar.
So I signed up to do a till roll swap. Rule was to make 3 foot long strips of artwork using the till roll. So here is what I made…
I did lots of stamping and used washi tape. I also added small bits of text print, raffle tickets, stamped sentiments and some correction tape and posca pens.
I added the main feature of the images which I actually received in a swap and some Paperartsy fresco finish paint. Then I used some foiling which I hadn’t used in ages so that we fun and pens for doodling.
Then I did a bit of hand sewing on each to add texture…. this you have to be gentle with or choose areas where there are other layers adhered to strengthen.
I also used my heat tool to make the thermal roll react which creates such a cool effect.
So these little thank you cards started life as an exercise in mindfulness. My anxiety was raised so decided to do some colouring in. Stamped out the Magnolia Blooms image in a variety of inks and set to with my promarkers for these ones.
Including some “no line” colouring attempts… (I used so saffron for the ink for these!)
I then used scraps from the desk from other projects and embossing to make up these little 4×4 notelets.
Each of them I also added something to the envelope to finish off, either a light brushing of the ink, or a strip of cardstock or another stamped image…
A lovely project and nice to bring some calm to my racing mind.