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Sunday, 6 April 2014

The new Patchwork stamps and Tyvek (posted by Maria)


Hey everyone,

Aren't they magnificent??  I really love these stamps!!!!  They really bring these trees alive with all this Patchwork!!  Here you can see some other creations of mine, the first one is again made with dylusion inks. The house and the tree are stamped with archival jet black ink.  The tree canopy was stamped on an other piece of paper (coloured with red dylusion ink) cut out and I than I've glued it over the tree canopy on the card.

I bleached out the house and coloured the roof with copics, the  border is from the new Elegant Edges stamp set,  isn't it pretty?? Then to have some more structure, I took a piece of Tyvek envelope and coloured it with the same colours I already used on my card, heated it with my iron and put it on the border of this card!! Don't you feel Spring already!!??

On the second card, I took the big Patchwork Tree, isn't it wonderfull?? The big tree can really be used on is own for a lot of occasions, I love it!!! Here I first made the background with distress ink and I used the background stamp from the set Texture Fragments to give some structure to the background!! Then in the front I used some Tyvek again, combined with a flower and leaves from the stamp set Sunny Sunflowers.

I hope you enjoy my creations and that I have inspired you all!!

Greetings and have a great creative time!!

Maria

Note from Glenda: If you haven't heard of Tyvek before, it's an interesting paper like material that is used in house construction and to make non tearable envelopes.  You can also find decorator's overalls made from it in many DIY stores which can be a cheap way to get hold of some.  It takes inks well and reacts to heat to give interesting shapes.

17 comments:

  1. brilliant work and i love the sound of that material! Thanks for the inspiration - my stamps arrived yesterday xx

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  2. Wow you have made 2 fabulous cards Maria, I love the bright zingy colours you have used. Tyvek is an amazing product but I've never used it on my cards but what great idea I'll have to have a play next time I get chance to just experiment
    Jackie x

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  3. You most certainly inspired me, off to buy them now -GORGEOUS!

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  4. Stunning cards Maria. I hadn't thought about it before I saw your first project, but if you are using Dylusion inks I should imagine you can take color out where you want to just by adding water and dabbing off with a piece of kitchen roll. Thanks for the inspiration. Loving all of the embellishments.
    Flo xx

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  5. Oh my, oh my, these are STUNNING Maria!! Xxxxx

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  6. Very very interesting indeed & I particularly like the way you used blue/aqua tyvek pieces along the bottom to balance the 'sky' patterning. The bleaching of the roof has worked superbly & I do like you variegated colouring of the patchwork trees. In the second one it is the detailed colouring of the foliage in the trees with that lovely sun echoed by your brightly coloured flower in the opposing corner. Very striking use of the tyvek in that one with hints of textured crinkled leaves.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. Wow, reading your post you certainly did a lot of detailing. My jaw dropped when I saw your cards. They are just gorgeous! I love the 3-D look.

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  8. WOW these are fabulous Maria!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Gorgeous! The colors are breathtaking! Beautiful cards!

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  10. These are so vibrant and lovely. It's just great how you describe how much work you put into these while making it sound so easy :-)
    Cheers, Dianne

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  11. lovely! Never heard of tyvek before, but will be on the lookout now

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  12. These cards are gorgeous. The tyvek really adds some great dimension too. Nice idea.

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  13. Wow Maria, je hebt er weer een supermooie combinatie van gemaakt! Mooie kleuren, maar vooral alle vormen en het tyvek (wat past dat er goed bij)! Groetjes, Gerrina

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  14. Wow, I love these cards, very brilliant work Maria!!! Coco x

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  15. These cards are absolutely stunning Maria! So inspiring x

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  16. Traumhaft schön...ich bin ganz verzaubert :-)

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