Tuesday, 30 September 2008

cards for craft club

Both of these cards are fairly similar -I wanted a quicker card for craft club on Sunday. Both start with A4 card folded in half, sprayed with moonlight and meadow green glimmer mists. The square card foreground is stamped with the parsley(?) stamp from the wild meadow plate from Elusive Images. The inks are stazon forest green and what began as ultramarine - it was rubbed onto a bit of cut'n'dry foam which was then splodged with white from the re-inker bottle to make a paler colour. The blue went onto the flower heads, the green on the stems and leaves; the stamp was only inked once, just repeat stamped until the colour ran out. the seated fairy was stamped in the pale blue, balanced on a flower head. The acetate sleeve was stamped with the same stamp and inks, but reinking the stamp for the foreground, while the fairy is stamped in the ultramarine and the wings glittered with crystal glitter.
I was quite pleased with the varied blues, but it was very messy to do, and the stamp got rather over-inked a couple of times as I was only using a small piece of foam - if I do it again, I will use a larger piece of foam.
The second version doesn't show too clearly in the scan, made the same way but the ink used on the base card for both the small seated fairy and the foliage was briliance twilight, varying the colours each time they were reinked. The acetate overlay was stamped with the green stazon on leaves and stems and the brilliance again for the flower heads. The larger seated fairy and the flying one were stamped with white stazon, glittered again with the crystal -I didn't quite get them where I wanted them when I turned the acetate over and put in round the card, but they didn't look any better when I thought about trimming the card down to square and repositioning the acetate! i prefer stamping the main faeries in white, I thinl it looks more faery-like somehow.


  1. Lovely cards Veronica - thanks for the tip with stazon and the white re-inker too
    Ann x

  2. I really like the effect you've achieved with the blue, green and purple on the Wild Meadow stamps. And I like your sky too. A perfect place for fairies to play!


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