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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Guest Post - An Indian Summer by Brenda Weatherill



I just love seeing how everyone interprets our stamps in such different and interesting ways and this week our Guest Designer Brenda has created a zingy garden by combining a stamp from the East with one of the stamps from our Fairy Collection. Over to you Brenda.

Hello to you all, Brenda here again, this time with a card using the gorgeous Chocolate Baroque Indian Textiles and June Fairy stamp sets.


  • I started by dabbing Distress Inkpads Mustard Seed and Broken China on to a craft sheet and spritzing liberally with water then dragging the reverse side of a piece of single sided cardstock through the wet inks.
  • When dry, I use a heat gun to speed the process. I took the lids from two different sized pots of embossing powder and ‘inked’ the edges with the same two distress inks and randomly ‘stamped’ circles onto the inked cardstock. It’s a good idea to give another quick blast of the heat gun before moving on as distress ink can tae a little time to dry.
  • Using a Versafine Black Inkpad I stamped the large flower from the stamp set, added Detail Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Next I bleached out the colour from the flowers using household bleach and a fine paint brush.
  • I coloured the bleached out flowers with Dylusions Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine and Vibrant Turquoise. I then stamped the trailing Ivy from the June Fairy stamp set an also added a hint of Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise to the berries.
  • After matting and layering on to co-ordinating cardstock I added a matching organza bow.

Many thanks for visiting us today and you can find more of my work on my blog Floral Fantasies.
B x

Such a beautiful and bright card to put a smile on all our faces, thank you Brenda.  Can't wait to see your third and final post next week.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful colour combo... lovely mix of stamps. What an elegant card by Brenda.

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  2. Absolutely stunning. Love the color combo Brenda. Can't wait to see your next project.
    Flo xx

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  3. This is beautiful Brenda and thank you for the tip about using an embossing powder pot to make inky circles which look great on your washy background. I love the beautifully coloured flowers and then the foliage which frame it so prettily, and complementary layers and ribbon to finish. x

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  4. Really stunning work Brenda, super colours xx Zoe xx

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  5. It's a lovely piece of work, thanks for the description/mini-tutorial too :)

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  6. Beautiful work of art Brenda! Like the different style combining them with the circles in the background!

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  7. a fabulous card from brenda - beautifully done!!! hugs rachel x

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  8. Again a beautifull and different way to use these stamps!

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  9. Stunning card, Brenda. Love it!
    Julie x

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  10. Hi Brenda, I love your stunning card, and the background is brilliant, gorgeous colours too, Kate x

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  11. This is totally gorgeous Brenda! Stunning colours which I admit I would never have thought to use.....must remember your inspiration (already saved to Pinterest ;D).

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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