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Friday, 29 March 2019

Ornate Floral (by Zoe)

Good Morning Lovelies and welcome to my final post this month.

Whoa! These stamps are stunning, I really loved using these, especially the large one, and boy is it large! Such a versatile set tto.

So I used a greyboard tag from the website, I did gesso it first and used spray inks to colour it. I had to apply it several times to get some depth of colour as they don't seem to like gesso. Once I was happy and it was dry I just heat embossed using a Versafine Clair inkpad in Nocturne and clear embossing powder. I used a white paint marker pen to highlight some areas, which I think makes it 'pop', a couple of glassy gems, and gold gilding wax around the edge, and voila!

I used the 'Wrinkle Free Distress' technique using Distress Oxides and Distress Inks. I edged using Distress too, simply stamping, coloured a few areas using Sparkle Brush pens, and a white paint pen. I stamped again onto some scrap card for the butterfly which was also coloured with Sparkle pens and cut it out. I added some dots and dashes around the edge to create some depth with a fine nibbed marker pen.

Now this is my favourite! I heat embossed in white onto watercolour card, I wet it and just added watercolour paints and watched the magic happen, such a simple but effective technique. I mounted it onto some card from packaging that I had gessoed and edged with silver gilding wax to create a plaque.

Three little greyboard tags from the website, I just coloured them using Distress Oxides. I used a harlequin stencil from my stash. In the same shades of Oxides to add some texture, I added simple stamping incorporating second generation stamping to get some interest going. Little greyboard hearts I had in my stash that I'd added texture paste to through a stencil.

Thank you for visiting. We will be back next month, have a wonderful day.

xx Zoe xx


  1. All very pretty but my favourite is the white heat embossed card too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. These are all gorgeous, love the beautiful colours and stamps.
    Linda xxx

  3. I love all these different designs using the Floral Art Garden Zoe, and the tags are all very pretty and the two cards, so different in look, with the dramatic and vivid colours of the first, and then the softer but nevertheless bright tones of the second, so Springlike. x

  4. Lovely projects! I like especially the purple card!

  5. Hello Judith. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honoured to get connected with you as well as know you and about your interest in making cards and crafting. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 39 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reah out to to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come with your family to work with us and also empower women in the slums with a training them how to make cards. I am sure you will have a rewarding time as well as your grown up children will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede

  6. What a wonderful selection of projects, the images and designs are gorgeous with beautiful colours too, Kate x

  7. I love these Zoe and your second card is wonderful. I really like the colours that you've used x


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