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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Spring Awakening (by Julie)

Hello, thanks for stopping by. Today I have two cards to share with you that I made for Lesley's most recent Hochanda TV show. They both feature the rather lovely Spring Awakening  lady and I have shown two ways of using her. The first one is if you fancy using your colouring pencils and the second would suit you if you're not really in a colouring mood.

For my first card I started by inking up the Spring Awakening lady with grey archival ink and then stamping in the centre of the card base.  Hopefully you will have the new stencils that were launched on Hochanda as you will need the Seasonal Journey. I placed the stencil on the card and applied Gesso through SPRING, heat setting as I went so that I could get on and do the next bit of stencilling. Once the Gesso has dried place the SPRING back over the dried Gesso but slightly off set it and apply brown dye ink through the aperture. Once you have completed the 4 stencilled Spring words take the Useful Leaves stencil and apply green acrylic paint through the aperture. Before moving onto the next set of leaves dry with a heat gun.
Once the stencilling is complete colour the lady with coloured pencils and then sponge Squeezed Lemonade and Old Paper Distress inks over the background. I have finished of the card with white paint pen highlights and dabs of Crystal Stickles.

For my second card the lady was stamped onto Kraft card with black Versafine. I used Polychromus pencils to colour the main image. You don't have to go into too much detail with the colouring as the Kraft card is very forgiving. The background is stamped with Spring Foliage stamps and blue dye ink has been applied with a wet wipe. The card has been finished off with a few die cut flowers and a narrow frame cut from Kraft card was placed around the outside edge.

Thanks for looking and please call back for more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. Just so beautiful Julie, gorgeous colours and designs, Kate x

  2. Beautiful cards Julie. Have just got the four stamps in this series but haven't started on them yet. Thank you for sharing your cards.

  3. Two glorious cards and love the colours Julie and such pretty choice of foliage on both. x

  4. Both so differentand beautiful; you wouldn't say it is the same stamp!


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