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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Spring Foliage (posted by Claire )

Good morning, Claire here with another project using the beautiful new Spring Foliage Stamps. 


I've used memento inks to brayer the background, on coated cardstock  Memento inks are my favourite for brayer work as they come is such beautiful clear colours. I didn't do any masking at all as I wanted the stamps to do all the work. I just brayered green shades at the bottom of the image (New Sprout and Bamboo leaves) and at the top I used Dandelion, Tangelo and Rosebud to create a pinky peachy sky. I used the same colours on the background but this time I used plain cardstock and a blending tool to give a slightly different effect.

Next I stamped the foliage stamps using Bamboo leaves, repeat stamping before reinking to give some depth to the foliage. The butterflies (from Rose Tree) were made by stamping on acetate and  embossing with Gold embossing powder, next I cut them out and applied stickles  (I used Tropical Tangerine, Paprika and Lime Green) to the reverse side, left them to dry and then folded the wings up a little. You can see the butterflies more clearly in this photo


The sentiment is stamped in brown Memento ink, its from Loving Sentiments and is one of my favourites, such lovely words and the font is gorgeous. I've used dark brown card for matting and layering. I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments so I added some green ribbon and a rose.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today
Claire xx


6 comments:

  1. Very pretty Claire. Love the spring -like colours.

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  2. Love the technique af stamping further! Get a spring feeling with this card!

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  3. The colours are magnificent & I love the way you brayered one background then used the sponging/blending technique for the large background base layer - quite a striking difference. The butterflies are a joy & the stamping several times using the same inking very effective. I too love the Memento Inks - they seem to provide variety of colours with versatility in colouring.
    Paula (PEP)

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  4. Die Karte ist bezaubernd schön.
    So zart und fein wie der Frühling

    Sophie xx

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  5. This is so beautiful! So elegant and feminine! I love your techniques, colors and layers! I'll have to order that sentiment!

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  6. This is gorgeous Claire I love it's delicacy and the colours

    Jackie x

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