Tuesday 21 May 2013

Colours of the Earth

Shopping List
Stampendous stamps:-
CRP184 Grapes
CRR138 Calligraphy Sampler
CRM Birthday Wish
Watercolour pencils & paper
Brilliance inkpads:-
Cosmic Copper, Pearlescent Rust & Olive,Coffee Bean
Vesafine Onyx Black & Vintage Sepia
Stazon Black
Cream Shrink plastic
Pewter brads
Caramel brown A5 card blank
Brown card
Piece of hessian
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
22 The Parade
01395 271739
OK I'm just going to come right out & say it! I'm so pleased with this card I did a happy dance while punching the air muttering "Yes! Yes! Yes!" when it was finished! Now come on ladies we all know how that feels now & again don't we? Think it's got to have Mr. Frosty's name on it as his birthday card for next month. Considering his delight in all things Spanish it should fit the bill nicely don't you think? 
OK now all my waxing is over you may (or not but I'm going to tell you anyway!) want to know how my work of art was achieved!! I started by taking 2 pieces of watercolour paper & randomly scribbling on them with shades of brown, orange, red & yellow watercolour pencils. I then activated the colour with a generous wash of water & left to dry. On one piece I stamped "Grapes" several times with Onyx Black to be able to decoupage parts. On the second piece I stamp "Calligraphy Sampler" with Vintage Sepia at the right hand side of the piece.The whole piece was then layered onto a piece of dark brown card & attached to the inside of the card blank (add your brads before you do this). I cut a piece approx 2" from the front right side of the card blank so that the "Calligraphy" is now visible.
I water coloured the grapes using ink from the pads- just splodge some onto a plate or tile & paint with a water brush. I've decoupaged the grapes & some leaves to embellish. Don't forget to sculpt the grapes with a Character Shaper to give some roundness before attaching with 3D foam tape. Now just layer onto a piece of hessian add the birthday greeting (which has been printed onto a piece of cream shrink plastic with black Stazon & then shrunk using a heat gun) & finish with Pewter brads. Perfect!

1 comment:

  1. I can see why you are pleased Debs, it's a fab card! Looks perfect for Mr Frosty!! x