Wednesday 30 October 2019

Happy Flower Day Part 2

Hello everyone, it's my turn on the blog again and here are the rest of my samples from the September Hochanda shows. I'll start with one of my favourites and a favourite technique too- Intaglio enamelling. 

For this design I've used  Artist Trading Heart & Happy Flower Day. I stamped the heart onto thick card and cut it out. I then covered the entire surface with Versamark and then applied chunky bronze embossing powder before heating to melt. I repeated this process twice more and while the enamelling was still molten after the third application, I stamped the butterfly from Happy flower Day into it having inked the stamp first with a black inkpad. you will need to let the enamelling cool before you remove the stamp.

I mounted the heart onto a piece of Kraft card which had been passed through an embossing folder and given a light coating of gilding wax. To finish I added some narrow organza ribbon and attached to a 6 x 6 white card blank.  

Next, we have the pretty butterfly from Happy Flower Day which I've embossed onto navy card using pink, green, lilac and blue embossing powders. I sprinkled a little embossing powder randomly and heated from below. I also stamped the butterfly onto the 7 x 7 white card blank using a grey inkpad. 

Above and below we have 2 different looks to the gorgeous Celebration Bouquet. Above I've used Brushos to make a vibrant background and then stamped over the top using a black inkpad.  I then coloured using water based pens. I stamped the A5 card blank using Open Weave and a brown inkpad. To finish I mounted onto some Kraft card and added some string for a natural look.

It's amazing how many different looks you can achieve using the same stamp. For this design I stamped onto self adhesive stationery labels using a black inkpad. I coloured softly with pencils and then peeled the labels off the backing sheet and repositioned them onto pink card, white card and finally grey. I then attached to a white A5 card blank.

Here are the rest of my samples and some which didn't appear on the show. 

An MDF tag using Geometric Heart

An MDF door hanger using Happy Flower Day

Embossed in gold using Geometric Hearts.

Onto a background made from inks and rock salt the pretty
 butterfly from Happy Flower Day

Geometric Hearts again simply chopped up and reformed onto a randomly stamped background embossed in gold.

This background was made with Distress inks onto a Gel plate. 
Celebration Bouquet has been stamped with a black inkpad and coloured with pencils.

Here I've inked inside a masked oval and stamped the lovely magnolia
 from Happy Flower Day. I coloured with pencils for this one before layering onto 
white card.

Finally we have a simple bookmark from Happy Flower Day.

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Don't forget to watch out for 
the Chocolate Baroque show on Hochanda in November.
Bye for now. Debbie 

Sunday 13 October 2019

Happy Flowers and Flowers Day by Debbie

Hi everyone, it's my turn to show you the samples I designed for the September Chocolate Baroque Hochanda show. We had some lovely florals and hearts to choose from and a wealth of options for your imagination. 

Here's my first design using Celebration Bouquet

For this one I simply embossed the image with white powder onto Kraft Card and sponged with Distress inks Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Fossilized Amber.
I then layered onto white & Kraft card before attaching to an A5 Kraft card blank. Very simple but clean and delicate. I just love all the fine detail in this stamp. 

Next, we have Happy Flowers Day

This is one of my favourites and for this one I began by flicking some brown ink onto an 
8 x 8 ivory card blank. Next I die cut some hexagons and then stamped parts of the magnolia, butterfly and script using a black inkpad. I coloured with  pencils and attached 2 strips of burlap onto the card blank before attaching the hexagons.

I just loved September's stamps and once I got going I just couldn't stop! My next sample incorporates the great Artist Trading Heart and Geometric Trading Hearts.

This again is a simple design. I stamped both hearts onto card which I had smooched (wipe the card through watered ink on your craft mat) Distress inks onto using a black inkpad. I then cut them both out and stamped the sentiment and image onto the plain one.
I stamped Square Bubbles  onto a 6 x 6 white card blank using a grey inkpad and sponged Distress ink Wilted Violet  around the edges. 

 Finally we have the Snakehead Fritillary from Happy Flowers Day  

For this card I stamped onto a white die cut oval (a smaller one for the sentiment) using a purple inkpad and then stamped again without re inking the stamp (secondary stamping) which gives you an interesting shadowy effect. I coloured the flowers in the foreground using pencils and mounted onto a grey A5 card blank.

That's all for this time but I'll have lots more to show you later in the month including the samples which didn't make it onto the show. 
Thanks for visiting Debbie