Thursday, May 21, 2009
Peters birthday card turned out well, I am very happy with the look although it is a simplified version of my Mothers Day Card design. Stamped Image matted and foam mounted on and in a variety of Stampin Up Brown Cardstock & Inks and Artichoke card, velvet ribbon and ink. I hope you like it, he was delighted; he really likes the sponged and aged look of these cards. Dawnie. xx
Hi girls Here is an easier version of the Yacht on a re-inker/alcohol wash background on gloss cardstock, mounted, spritzed with glimmer gold and embellished with large eyelets and thick jute.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This card will be for my Brother Jerry's Birthday next month. Again the image is stamped on a faux marbled background made with an ink and alcohol wash. This background the colours were placed more purposefully. He was a naval officer in years gone by and now just enjoys a more sedate pace courtesy of the wind! I hope he will like it, he's having surgery on Monday so fingers crossed all goes well. I have lifted the image with foam dots and cuttlebugged the background with a wave like swirl. I hope you also like this effort. Have a great week! Dawnie. xx
Hi Girls, NO YOU DON'T DRINK IT!!! This is a sprits or wash of alcohol to help the ink spread. You can apply the inks in lots of ways even with just this one technique. There are other ways of making marble type backgrounds, one using Shaving Cream will be covered in the coming weeks. These techniques are done on gloss card. These have been done with a humble dove cotton swab, drops of ink applied directly to it, a good squirt of isocol rubbing alcohol or whatever high alcohol content liquid you can access and away you go, blotting, twisting, dragging styles all create unique looks, these can then be spead and diluted by spritzing with another fine mist of alcohol or washing with a heavy layer to the colours spread more fluidly, you can blow these around or tip and turn the paper to create more different looks. Here are a couple of cards made using pieces of handmade backgrounds and then stamping onto them in strategic places so it looks like you planned the colours to fit the image, in one case I did, the other is just good luck! Have fun playing. Love Dawnie. xx
Monday, May 4, 2009
Here is another variation created today at a class I demo'd. Take the basic cased pattern and elaborated on it using different punches, this one is the new to Australia Eyelet Border Punch.
Dazzling diamonds were added and use different cuttlebug textures, this one is textile and probably my favourite although I do love those swiss dots! That's all for now. Dawnie. xx