Monday, 27 February 2012

Breath of Spring

Hi folks, I've posted a project over on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog today, using the new Artistic Expressions stamps. This set is a personal favourite of mine. It is just so useful.

I had this project in mind as soon as I saw the stamps, but saved it as my last project to make. I started out with a piece of Kraft card, and covered it with book pages from an old French book, using Mod Podge matt. I didn't glue an oval area in the middle though. When the glue was dry, I tore the area that wasn't stuck down away, leaving rough edges. I then coloured the pages with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and Lulu Lavender, and Sweet Plum Memento inkpads.

I used a Crafter's Workshop template, and dry brushed some cream acrylic paint through the holes, and then dry brushed some more paint around the edges of the whole piece. I stamped and embossed the word and large swirl, using Plum Archival ink and clear embossing powder.

I stamped the flower from the 'Breath of Spring' stamp plate into the centre of the piece, and coloured it with Polychromos pencils. I then used Scattered Straw Distress Ink, to colour the edges of the area of Kraft card left showing. I stamped two bees onto white card, coloured them in, and stuck them to Clearly for Art, after cutting them out. This meant that I could mould them into the shape that I wanted.

I hope that you have been popping over to the Design Team blog this week to see what my team mates have been up to, as they have made some stunning projects. Thanks for stopping by, xx


craftimamma said...

Wonderful idea for this Judith and of course, love your colour choice. I should make something for your Forgotten Friday posts with that stamp ............... it's never been inked yet!!! That new set of stamps is top of my list at the moment.

Lesley Xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Judith, and I love the way you've made the background to this one.

Sue x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Beautiful and very gorgeous Judith. Love the flower and the colorcombination, also the composition.
Lovely greet

Paula (PEP) said...

The way the swirl itself echoes that on the letters & also on the image is brilliant & I absolutely love your colouring of each indifidual floret (or whatever they're called technicallY??).
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

Love this one Judith especially the colouring really beautiful. Suexxx

Aquarius said...

This flower stamp could be used for your FF challenge - mine's not been used in ages and I love it (too many stamps, too little time)!! I love what you've done with it and the words are on my ever growing wishlist. I've left you a last minute FF project this week and it's Friday again tomorrow.Time flies - hope you're feeling better now.

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