Monday, 2 February 2015

Sketchy Doodle Flowers

Hello everyone, there are new stamps over at Chocolate Baroque. Two sets of great flowers suitable for all kinds of projects. I have lots of ideas that I am hoping to show you this month. I have two very different cards to show you today.

For my first card, I wanted to create the feeling of a stained glass window by Gaudi. I coloured my background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I stamped the flower and leaf images onto the background, and then masked these before placing a stencil on the left hand side. I sponged Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks through the stencil, covering these with a coat of Transparent Soft Form Relief Paste.

Once the Soft Form Relief Paste was dry, I added a bit more colour to the background, with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I stamped an image from the Texture Fragments stamp set and one of the flower images from the Sketchy Doodle Flowers set over the background. I removed the masks from the flowers.

I created the large flower by spreading some Gold Soft Form Relief Paste over the stamp, and allowing it to dry overnight. I peeled the thin film off my stamp very carefully. I coloured the film with metal paints and added some gilding wax. I stuck a large flat-backed gem in the centre.

I chose to stamp the flower and leaf images onto a seperate piece of card, and coloured these with Inktense pencils. I cut them out and decoupaged them over the original images. Finally I added the focal flower.

The transparent relief paste has given a lovely sheen to the stencilled area, and the colours are so vibrant underneath.

My second card uses the lovely floral frame image on the Sketchy Doodle Flower stamp set. I stamped the image onto a die cut piece of smooth watercolour paper. I masked the outer area of the image, leaving the oval uncovered. I added some colour using Distress Inks, blending them together where they met. I removed the mask, and coloured the leaves with a watercolour pencil.

I created the background by stamping a leaf taken from the Thistle Butterfly stamp set, using the same colours that I had used on the main image, randomly over some smooth watercolour paper. I die cut some leaves from the same paper and coloured them with Distress Ink. Finally, I assembled the card adding dark brown card and ribbon. I have left the card without a sentiment for now, as it is such a versatile image that it will be useful for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Elaine said...

Two lovely cards with all sorts of techniques. The first card with the use of different pastes is really nice. I love the vibrant colour through the stencil and the use of the paste as a film on the stamp is really interesting. Decoupaging the other flower image has really allowed them to pop. The second card has lovely autumn shades and the stamp you have used for the background works really nicely. Elaine xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful cards Judith, I love the design and xolours of the first card especially.

Sue xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous designs Judith, I especially like the textures in the top one, it's fabulous! Hugs, Shirleyxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Your first sample is full of lovely vibrant colour & I'd imagine the Transparent Relief Paste does make it lovely & shiny. The way you have created the complementing stamped background is a lovely combination of echoing the focal image & the rounded bubbles fragment complementing the squarish stencilled shapes. Your gem for the focal flower's centre picks up the colours beautifully.
Your second card is a lovely melding of autumnal colours & I especially like your stamped background with the way that fern echoes the grasses in the focal image. Your use if the brown for matting softens the whole design & keeps the palette autumnal. I always love seeing how you transform some watercolour paper/card into inked magical colour as with your embellishing leaves.
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

Hiya Buddy, Love these two gorgeous designs! The texture on the first one is amazing and the 'softness' of the colours in the second one is lovely. Beautiful use of the stamps and as always lovely mixing and matching the stamps to enhance each other.

Lesley Xx

Julie said...

Hi Judith, love these stamps and what you have created with them is stunning.

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