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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Stained glass window (by Brenda)

Good morning, I hope you are all enjoying the Summer weather and as it's 4th July a Happy Independence Day to all our American friends.

This month myself and the Design Team are sharing some of our creations made for the June shows on Hochanda when Lesley shared the most beautiful Machintosh inspired stamp sets during the first batch of shows and on the second the lovely Seasonal Ladies, all of which were a joy to work with.

My card at the top uses two of the images from Mackintosh Window stamp set, stamped with Versafine Black and heat embossed with Detail Clear powder, coloured in using Distress Inks, added some Liquid Pearls to the flower centres and matted and layered onto a landscape card.

For this card I stamped three of the words from Amazing Mackintosh Words onto a square of white card and then flicked some watered down Distress Ink and then stamped the large swirl from Patchwork Butterfly set using Blue Versafine ink.

Next I stamped Large Crackle Background around the edges of a small chipboard frame using the same blue ink and lightly inked the edges. I made a template of the inside of the frame and drew around the shape on a craft mat, heated some clear and blue UTEE and poured onto the shape on my craft mat and quickly stamped the image from Mackintosh Windows using white ink. I cut away the excess from the edges whist still warm, fixed inside the frame and then onto my card and added some twine and flowers.

Here I used Brushos, stamped abound the edges using Distress Ink and two of the individual roses from Mackintosh Windows, a sentiment from Amazing Mackintosh Words and then the beautiful Spring Awakening image. I coloured the flowers in her hair with pencils and added some pearls to the centres.

The background for this card was made with watered down blue Distress Ink and mopped with a piece of kitchen towel to keep it as pastel as possible. Next Winter Dawn was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail clear powder and the colour bleached out before colouring with Distress Inks........a good tip when bleaching away colour is to allow the bleach to dry properly and leave for half an hour or so, otherwise added colour can fade.

Using the new stencils that match the Seasonal Ladies I added some snowflakes and the words using Distress inks.

Many thanks for popping in to have a peek today.


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  2. A lovely selection of cards Brenda and all so very different. I especially like the one where you've used the UTEE, it's superb. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  3. Hi Brenda, what a wonderful selection of cards, I absolutely love the McIntosh images, the first one is gorgeous with the striking colours and creative genius with the second one, don't know what a utterly is, some sort of mold perhaps. Beautiful ladies, coloured and designed so well, Kate x

  4. A fantastic selection of cards Brenda and all so pretty and well designed. The macintosh window is so beautifully coloured, and the UTEE stamped panel looks great and I love the added flowers and swirls, and the gorgeous colours and background together with the lady image and flowers is delightful, and the lady on the last with the wintry design is wonderful with the added stencilled stars and sentiment. x

  5. Fab inspiration. Although I love these stamps sometimes I get stuck with what to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Wow so many beautiful cards! Great the one with the utee impressed image!

  7. You've been busy! Such a delightful collection :)


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