Hello everyone, I have a few projects to share with you today which were featured on Lesley's recent TV shows on Hochanda. I had the opportunity to viit the TV studios and see Lesley in action close up. It was very interesting to see the processes involved.
I am focusing on
the DL sets that were on the show, using some of the little worker
stamps, and showing how they can be used in a variety of ways.
my first card, I created a very pale wrinkle free distress background,
using a Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Ink, before adding an oval mask over the
top. I added a bit more Distress Ink, and some shading around the edge
of the mask and the edge of the card with Paris Dusk Memento Ink, to give the
feeling of some shading and depth to the background. I also added a bit
of grey pencil around the edge of the oval mask. Adding the grey pencil really helps to create the impression that the oval is a separate layer on top of the background.
Using one of the silhouette images from the Autumn Hedgerow
stamp set, I stamped over the background, using a variety of ink
colours in tones of blue and plum ( Memento Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue and Archival Plum), using first and second generation stamping, to give a bit of
depth to the background. I removed the mask, and stamped an image from
the Pretty Poppies
stamp set, using Archival Cobalt Ink, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set inside the
oval. I coloured the image with Distress Inks and a waterbrush.
my second project, I created a gelli plate background, by brayering
some Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto my gelli plate, and then scrunched up a
piece of cling film and dabbed some Fired Brick Distress Ink onto the gelli
plate with the cling film randomly. I took a print from the gelli plate
and trimmed a piece of background to size. From the spare offcut, I
stamped and embossed the two butterflies from the Butterfly Poppy Collage stamp set, using copper embossing powder, and added some extra colour, using Distress Ink.
created another panel using Shabby Shutters and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, and then
using a mixture of the small stamps from the Autumn Hegdrow stamp plate,
I stamped and embossed the focal image using copper embossing powder. I
added background stamping afterwards, using a mixture of Autumnal
colours and first and second generation stamping, building up the design
until I was happy with the result.
To create the card,
I added some hessian ribbon and some olive green ribbon to tone in with
the overall colours that I had used. I added my all time favourite
sentiment, taken from the Nature's Peace stamp set. I adore this sentiment, and love the opportunity to use it whenever I can.
For the main background, I stamped
another small image, the leaves and nuts this time, again using brown
ink. I coloured the images using Polychromos pencils, for a vintage feel. I matted
my layers using dark brown card, and created a very masculine card,
great for lots of different occasions.