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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Kingfisher Compilation (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I hope that you managed to catch Lesley's fabulous One Day Special Shows on Hochanda on 31st January/1st February.  She shared some wonderful techniques with the new stamps, and this month, the Design Team girls will be sharing their fabulous artwork with you on the Design Team blog, as well as on their own blogs and on social media, like the Chocolate Baroque Facebook Group.

I have a couple of cards to show you today that were featured on the TV shows, which utilise several of the new stamp sets. I love to mix and match stamp sets, and so having lots of new stamp sets to work with all at once was just perfect for me.

For my first card, I created a gelli plate background, using blue and green Distress Ink, and used the bubbles stamp to stamp directly onto the gelli plate before I took a print from the plate. I then stamped a couple of the kingfishers onto the card, and masked them. I added branches and foliage, using coloured ink, and then used the bubbles stamp once again to create foliage for the branches. I coloured the birds with watercolour pens and a water brush. I edged the panel with teal coloured ink.

I stamped a greeting onto some sage green seam binding ribbon, using Archival Ink, and then adhered the ribbon across the bottom of the scene, before attaching the panel to my card.

To create my second card, I stamped the large Kingfisher onto a piece of smooth watercolour paper, and masked the image, before stamping the large branch a couple of times. I added several colours of Brusho powder, and spritzed them with water, blotting off the excess liquid with a spare piece of card. (I saved this piece of card for another project). Once the background was completely dry, I stamped the small leafy sprig using three different colour greens, and I used first and second generation stamping to give a feeling of depth to the foliage.

I removed the mask from the Kingfisher, and coloured the image with watercolour pencils. I added a sentiment, and edged the panel with teal coloured ink, before matting the panel onto a deep green card.

Please do keep visiting the blog each day for more beautiful designs from my team mates. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. C'est magnifique ! J'aime beaucoup l'harmonie des couleurs.

  2. Wow, what stunning cards. I love how the first one is so clean and simple with a beautiful touch of colour and the second card is like an explosion of colour. The background is magnificent and the Kingfisher looks so magestic sitting there, I love it! Happy crafting, Sandra x

  3. Enjoyed the shows and love your cards. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Both your cards are amazing, love how you masked the Kingfishers in the first one to create the branches and how you used bubblewraps for the foliage, so creative and beautiful result!!!The second one is so sweet and vibrant with your brushos background and the bird wonderfully coloured !!

  5. I love these beautiful cards, beautifully coloured backgrounds and stamp composition, Kate x

  6. Two beautiful cards using these new stamps Judith and the Kingfisher is so pretty and the foliage and the tree branches have made a perfect scene. The Brusho background on the second is really vibrant, and the bubbles on the first look rather like fluffy clouds against that pale blue sky.

  7. Love the look of these stamps and your cards are fab! I especially like the vibrancy of the brusho one :)


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