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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Serengeti Inspired Patchwork Landscape (by Asha)

Hello everyone and welcome to my very first post for the Design Team. I have 2 cards to show you:

Inspired by the stunning Serengeti sky at sunrise, I'm using one of the brand new April release stamp sets called Patchwork Landscape to create the focal image on my first card. The sentiment on the side is from the Loving Sentiments set, stamped with Memento Potters ClayFor an extra special touch, a little bow in sheer peach ribbon.


About this image: First, I did a colour wash on a piece of heavyweight watercolour paper using several coordinating Tim Holtz Distress Inks. When completely dry, I stamped the scene using VersaFine Black Onyx and coloured the tree trunk and other bits with some Vintage Photo. To finish, I did some paper piecing with scraps of patterned papers and added some bling in the middle of the flowers.



My second project  features a quaint little cottage, also from the Patchwork Landscape set. I stamped my own background paper using one of the stamps from this set. The sentiment is from Birthday Words.


Unlike my first project, there are no crazy colour combos here. I'm using a very light hand with Tim Holtz Distress Inks to blend the colours for the sky and the grassy foreground, while the cottage and bushes got a touch of alcohol markers.


I know you are going to love the stamps from the April release. In the meantime, there'll be more inspiration from the rest of the team coming your way. Spring has never looked so good!

Beijinhos,
Asha

19 comments:

  1. These are both beautiful Asha. Congratulations on your Design Team debut!

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  2. Your cards are both amazing Asha, The first one I love the most, because the tree and the flowers are so special , your cards have great details too!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  3. Beautiful cards! And beautiful stamps too. :) xx

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  4. Two gorgeous cards Asha. Fab texture effect on the first one with the color washes on the card and the paper piecing.
    Florence xx

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  5. Your cards are both gorgeous Asha and both so different too. These new stamps are going to be so versatile
    Jackie x

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  6. beautiful makes Asha - I love these new stamps and will be checking my bank balance carefully to see if i can have them! Fabulous cards! Hugs rachel xx

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  7. How cool is your striped tree. Awesome work on both cards.

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  8. I love both of these cards, they are so different you would not believe the stamps came from the same sheet.

    Sue xx

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  9. The first is very striking but I love the way you softened the whole by using Potter's Clay for stamping the sentiment & the peach coloured ribbon, the latter also adding that touch of soft texture. The Serengeti background works beautifully. The second one is such a contrast but I'm struck by the soft Distress Inks scene contrasting with the lovely bright bushes - isn't it interesting how varying the application of different mediums can make such a difference to the impact of a card?
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. Two great cards for your first DT post Asha. I love the colour wash on the first card, goegeous and vibrant and the design with paper piecing and coloured hollyhocks with gems is lovely. The second is a more tranquil scene, more quintisentially English countryside. The designs side by side give a good indication of the versatility of the stamps. Elaine

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  11. Congrats on joining the DT Asha. Your cards are wonderful. I absolutely love the first one, the colours are gorgeous & the second one is very elegant.

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  12. Beautiful cards,lovely designs and colours.xxx

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  13. Love all the little combo's on your first card and the quiet scene on the other!

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  14. Two fabulous cards, love the designs and the gorgeous colour!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. Two fabulous cards, my personal favourite is the first one, I love the colours.

    Vanessa xxx

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  16. Two really lovely contrasting cards. The first is so vibrant and the tree, bushes and flowers really suit the paper piecing technique, and the finishing touch of the gems is such a clever idea. The country cottage scene with the quite subdued colour palette suits this perfectly and the background using some of the stamps has just enough colour and detail to complement the pretty scene. Congratulations on making the Design Team.

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  17. Our lovely Asha is one very talented card artist! Absolutely love both of these because of the different ways she has used colour! Stunning cards, looking forward to seeing more Karen x

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  18. Absolutely Brilliant love the bright colours on first one and a lovely scene made on second one, two different cards both a joy

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  19. Love the Patchwork Landscape set! Such a fun card with the bright colors, and then that lovely scene with the beautiful cottage! Versatile set that can be used so many ways!

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