Hello everyone, goodness my second post in two days! I hope that you managed to catch Lesley's fabulous One Day Special Shows on Hochanda on 31st January/1st February. She shared some wonderful techniques with the latest stamps from Chocolate Baroque, the stamps are exclusive to Hochanda for ten days, but after that, you will be able to order them from Chocolate Baroque as usual.
have a couple of cards to show you today that were featured on the TV
shows, which utilise several of the new stamp sets. I love to mix and
match stamp sets, and so having lots of new stamp sets to work with all
at once was just perfect for me.
For my first card, I
created a gelli plate background, using Salty Ocean and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, and
used the bubbles stamp to stamp directly onto the gelli plate before I
took a print from the plate. This created a cloudy effect on the background. I then stamped a couple of the kingfishers
onto the card, and masked them. TIP: To be able to use the bottom left kingfisher, I needed to mask off part of the stamp image before inking it up, as it belongs to a larger scenic image. I simply used masking tape, inked the bird, and removed the masking tape before I stamped the image onto the background.
I added branches and foliage, using various colours of Archival ink, and then used the bubbles stamp once again to create
foliage for the branches. I coloured the birds with watercolour pens and
a water brush. I edged the panel with teal coloured ink. I
stamped a greeting onto some sage green seam binding ribbon, using
Archival Ink, and then adhered the ribbon across the bottom of the
scene, before attaching the panel to my card.
removed the mask from the Kingfisher, and coloured the image with
watercolour pencils. I added a sentiment, and edged the panel with teal
coloured ink, before matting the panel onto a deep green card.
Design Team blog each day for more beautiful designs from my team mates. Thanks for stopping by, xx