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Monday, 21 April 2014

Patchwork Landscape - By Florence

Hi everyone

I have had so much fun using the Patchwork Landscape stamps.

Here are a few cards that I would like to share with you all.  I hope you like them.


For my first card all I have done is stamp the image, using black Staz-On, onto white coated card stock and colored the image using felt pens.  I then just mat and layered.





For my second card,  I had in my mind just neutral colors.  I wanted to use the new Cornflower Blue Archival ink which is a more bluish grey in real life.  Love this color.  Please click on the link to see the other colors in the range.

Again, this is a really simple card.  I stamped my tree onto white coated card stock.  I then stamped around the edge of the card using Pumice distressing ink and one of the background stamps from Abstract Fragments.  

I added some postal marks using a stamp from my own stash.

I then just mat and layered using some pretty papers.





I really enjoyed making the third card.  It started out as a bit of an experiment.  As soon as I started using the Patchwork Landscape stamps I did have it in my mind that they could be used for creating patchwork patterns and backgrounds so I thought a patchwork Rooster would be fun.





I cut the Rooster out of coated card stock.  I used a die but there are plenty of free templates on the web.

 I used the tree stamp from the center of the stamp sheet for this card.

I made three masks of just the top of the tree.  To make the masks, all I did was to stamp the image three separate times onto masking tape and then cut them out.

I then stamped randomly, using black Staz-On, over the Rooster shape.  Each time I stamped I covered the stamped image with a mask until I had covered the whole of the Rooster.

When the ink was dry, I colored in the stamped images with felt pens and applied just a hint of Black Soot distressing ink to the edges of the shape of the Rooster using some Cut n Dry Foam.

The Rooster's head is in two pieces.  I colored the comb red and then colored the main piece using Broken China distressing ink and a piece of Cut n Dry Foam.  When the ink was dry I stamped the script (from the Antiquities Stamp Sheet) using black Staz-On.  I also edged this with some black distressing ink.

I then just mat and layered the piece of the Rooster and mounted it onto some pretty papers.

That's all from me today.  Thank you for your company.

Happy Stamping
Florence x

15 comments:

  1. 3 great cards... I especially love the rooster.. Great idea Px

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  2. great cards Florence - I especially love that Rooster - that really made me smile - fabulous xx

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  3. Three stunners Florence, I especially love the use of the patchwork trees on the rooster.

    Sue xx

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  4. Great colours on the first and third! Love the monochroom card and still smiling about the beautiful third!

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  5. These are fabulous, I am so loving the Rooster!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Three very different but all fabulous cards Florence, I especially like the first one and the third one is such fun.
    Jackie x

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  7. Three really gorgeous cards, wonderful work Florence!! :) Hugs Coco xx

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  8. Wonderful cards, I love all three, but the rooster is especially fantastic.

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  9. So many possibilities with this set! Love all 3 of your cards! The top one has amazing colors, and the rooster is so creative! Nicely done!

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  10. Your art work is really pretty dear Florence I really , really love these beautiful work!!!

    greetings
    Maria

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  11. In the first I love the way you allowed the colouring of the stamped image to really pop against the boldness of the black & white combined with the grey polka dot pattern. In the second your use of the Pumice Stone stamped Abstract Fragment gives a super backdrop for the tree. Your final sample had me giggling & I can just imagine that Rooster crowing from the top of his fence (love that you grounded him & those scaly feet are priceless). The use of the script stamp on his head & ruff has worked beautifully.
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. wonderful set of cards Florence. I love the blue one, very orientaL effect, and as for the rooster, he's wonderful!

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  13. I have missed seeing these as I wasn't able to pop over til now. I love it - that chicken/rooster is fabulous! Wonderful use of colour too, thank you for sharing Karen x

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  14. These three cards are lovely. The colours in the first really pop against that quite light coloured grey spotted background and the black in between gives it good definition. The second to me has the look of a japanese print probably due to the lovely colour ink. The background papers work so well, especially the blue which echoes the colour of the trees. The third card is such fun with the rooster covered in the patchwork tree. It is so different and so cleverly achieved. The head looks good with the script and just the red for the comb. The background papers having nice soft colours and being lightly patterned are not too busy.

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