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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Eastern Skies (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am sharing more cards with a touch of Eastern promise, using stamps featured on last month's TV shows on Hochanda.

My first two cards came about when I made the backgrounds, which were a mixture of Red, Yellow and Orange Brushos sprinkled onto drawing cartridge and spritzed with water. I also added some Gold shimmer for some added bling. I like to create one piece, and use a second piece of the drawing cartridge to blot the excess liquid off the first, creating a second background for later. Both pieces end up a bit less vibrant, but I do not mind this effect.

When I looked at the backgrounds, they looked as if they had a sandy foreground, and a sunset sky, which made me think about creating some sort of scene with the backgrounds. Every background turns out differently when you are using Brushos, and it was just luck, that these two made me think of making this sort of card.

I cut a square of copy paper, and placed it in the middle of the background, then stamped the paisley image from the Paisley Elephant stamp set all around the edge, using purple ink, to create a border. I used the same ink to add the sentiment from the same stamp set. On my first card, I used the Chocolate Baroque Mask- Silhouette Palace 1, with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

On the second version, the card that I demoed for the TV shows, I simply stamped an image from the Indian Textiles stamp set, using a deep plum ink.

These one layered cards will be cheap to send through the post, even though they are a bit larger in size. If you vary the colours, they would be great masculine cards. I have kept them fairly monochrome, if you made them in blues or greens, they would look equally effective.

I am sharing a much older card with you as well, which uses this same image. Long time followers will have seen this card, but I thought that some of our newer viewers would like to see the card as well. I stamped and embossed the building using white embossing powder, and then created the background with inks. I used masks for one side of the background and then the other. I stamped a tree image from the Landscape Edges stamp set along the horizon, and a flower stamp from the Floral Edges stamp in the foreground.

The elephants were stamped onto a spare piece of card, coloured with water based markers, and then decoupaged onto the background.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Three beautiful cards Judith and I especially like the ones with the Brusho backgrounds. They work perfectly with the stamps and stencils that you’ve used x

  2. Fabulous sweet cards, love so much the delicate feel!!

  3. Brilliant as usual Judith. Love the colours on these, keep up the good and inspirational work

  4. These cards are fantastic, Judith! I love the majestic colors of sunshine which work well with the stamps.

  5. All fabulous creations Judith, and love the Brushos and the stencilled palace image on one and the stamped on the other, and the border looks great, and the older card is beautiful with your gorgeous scene with wonderful ink blending,and the asymetrical elephants with the embossed palace and added landscape edges trees give lots of interest, and the added floral edge stamp like a glorious flowery meadow is stunning. x

  6. These are gorgeous Judith, love the backgrounds.
    Linda xxx

  7. What beautiful cards Judith, the colours and design are amazing, Kate x x


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