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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Spring Greens (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a lot of Chocolate Baroque favourite stamps in my stash, which I have collected over many years, as you can well imagine! I have been taking a look through my collection, and have tried to pick out just a few to share with you today.

For my card, I have chosen a lovely tree stamp from the Fantasy Woodland stamp set. I love the versatilty of this stamp set, so many different stamps, offering many possibilities. I stuck an old book page onto some thin card, and then stamped the tree image onto the card. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils and a water brush. I also tore some jagged strips of book page, and coloured them with various colours of green Distress Ink, darker at the top, and paler at the bottom.

I added a circle mask to a white card blank, and coloured the top portion of the card pale blue, using Distress Ink. I then removed the circle mask, and added a bit of yellow ink to the circle. I stuck the book page strips to the lower end of the card, and trimmed off the rough edges.

I stamped the tree image directly onto the card, and added a bit of shading under the image using a dark green pencil. I decoupaged the image that I had stamped onto book paper over the background image. I stamped three birds from the Landscape Edges clear stamp set over the sun, and added a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments clear stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

5 comments:

  1. Not sure what's happened to the blog...my laptop fault or the blog....but the post is spread across the whole page with no sidebars. Very weird!

    Anyhow, I can see the very important part ;-)! Judith I adore this card. You have retained my favourite clean look but I refuse to call this simple. It's not an easy technique to pull off with such perfection but these stamps are just right for the job. Love it!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. Fabulous design Judith, I love these quirky trees and the print in the background, great colours, Kate x

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  3. Lovely card,I never think to use book pages like that and it's so effective!

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  4. Love this Judith xx Zoe xx

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  5. This is a stunning card! Love how you combined blending, stamping and collaging this way! Hugs, Gerrina

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