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Friday, 21 July 2017

seasonal ladies

 I have three of my sample cards for last month's tv shows to show you today. It was hard to have favourite ladies, but I think these two stamps are well in the running!
For both cards the summer fayre stamp was stmaped using black versafine ink and coloured with watercolour pencils, masked with masking fluid, and brusho backgrounds added.
For the first card I partially diecut the lady out, leaving the butterfly and poppies outside the die. The base card was coloured with distress oxide inks, leaves added using the useful leaves stencil and overstamped with the large crackle stamp. The poppies in the foreground are from the floral notes plate, stamped onto leftover paper coloured with brushos and fussy cut out.



The base card was done in the same way for the second version, but the lady was cut down to a rectangle and matted onto gold card. I  sprinkled red brusho over the green background to try to create a poppy field effect, but it didn't quite work....




For the autumn medley stamp I tried to create a wood effect with the brushos, using my version of a  technique found on Youtube. I started with a piece of white card, sprinkled brown and red powder at the top, and used a damp sponge to drag the colour down the page. The colours are more blended together than the original, which used acrylic paints to blend the powders, but i was quite pleased with the result. back ground mounted onto black and gold, then onto white base card blank.
The lady was stamped with black versafine ink,  coloured with pencils and fussy cut out. I stamped the hair part again several times onto a spare piece of card coloured with orange, yellow and brown brushos, and fussy cut out the best leaves and decoupaged them onto the original.




8 comments:

  1. Hi Veronica. Gorgeous cards. Particularly like the first one. What a great idea to partially die cut it out. Very effective.
    Best wishes
    Carole

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  2. Hi Veronica. Gorgeous cards. Particularly like the first one. What a great idea to partially die cut it out. Very effective.
    Best wishes
    Carole

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  3. I adore these seasonal ladies and love the different backgrounds which set the scene for each season. Beautiful cards Veronica. x

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  4. So beautiful, wonderful colouring and backgrounds, these are gorgeous images, Kate x

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  5. They are all so pretty - great colouring

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  6. Three lovely ladies here and I especially love the Autumn palette with it's rich, warm colours. Sandra x

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