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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Patchwork Landscape - By Florence

Hi everyone

It's a beautiful day on the mountain today.  Spring has arrived.  The daffs are out and the mountain side is covered with almond blossom.  It just looks like there are giant clusters of candy floss dotted about.  I love this time of year.

Here are two  project I have made using the Patchwork Landscape stamps.

For these have gone for bold colors.

 I stamped my main image onto coated card stock using black Staz-On.  Whilst that was drying I stamped the same image onto some masking tape and cut it out.

I masked my image and started to color the card using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey distressing inks and a piece of Cut n Dry Foam.  

I removed the mask and started coloring the image.  I used felt pens to color the image.  I created high lights by taking off some of the ink with a damp paint brush and I also added shade by adding just a little bit of dark ink to certain areas using again using a damp paint brush.

When the ink was dry,  I placed the mask back on the colored image and  I stamped the script using  black Staz-On.  

I edged the main stamped piece of card with gold pen and then mat and layered my card.

I stamped a sentiment, using a stamp from The Harlequin Rose Stamp sheet, onto white card stock, trimmed it and edged it with gold pen.  I then mat and layered this onto my card.

For the second card.  I made the topper for this card in exactly the same way as the card above.

I cut out my shape.  I cut the lid out from mirror board and rubbed over it with sand paper to make it look more realistic.

The tag is from some pretty papers from my stash and I have just attached it with some string.  

For the background on this, I masked my trees and flowers and used Pumice distressing ink and one of the background stamps from the Abstract Fragments stamp sheet.

Well I think that is all from me today.

I am off to do some work in the garden.

Take care all and happy crafting.

Florence x


  1. Gorgeous cards Florence,I love them

  2. two fabulous makes Florence - love the colours you've used - wonderful - hugs rachel xx

  3. Wow these cards are real masterpieces, I love them a lot!!


  4. These are both striking & I particularly like the layout of your first card with the bold strip across the bottom carrying the eye towards the sentiment. The use of the script stamp behind the patchwork tree works beautifully & I love the matting using the green, red & black against the white card base.
    The purple & red colours of the image in the second are terrific & your background of the jar reminiscent of one of those old pottery mason jars.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. OMG!!! Love these, the colours you have used, everything works perfectly together and I love your colour scheme, thank you for sharing Karen x

  6. Really like that you explain exactly how you achieved your results. Both cards are super. especially like the landscape in a jar.

  7. Beautiful colours and what a great idea to use the jar-form!

  8. WOW these are fabulous, I love the scene in a jar it is stunning!
    Linda xxx

  9. Both of these cards are beautiful with gorgeous bright colours. I like the way the script in the first card creeps into the foreground of the image, and the sentiment strip has the green and black whilst the sentiment itself has red and black, but all the colours are used to mat and layer the main image. The second is unusual with the jar shape and the lovely green background looks great. I love the dulled down mirri card for the lid and the brick Abstract Fragment works wonderfully, The tag tied on the image with the string finishes it perfectly.

  10. You have made 2 lovely cards Florence and so different to each other as well
    Jackie x

  11. Wonderful cards, I love the bright colours.

  12. Two gorgeous cards, and the mix of colours you used are fabulous Florence!! Additionally the scene onto the jar is a really clever idea, love it! :) xx

  13. Fabulous cards!!! Love your beautiful colors and the fun jar stamp to hold your scene! What delightful cards these would be to receive... need my address? :)

  14. How clever to get two quite different feeling cards from the same stamps. I think they are both great and I love the colour cobinations - they remind me of art deco vases. Cheers, Dianne


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