Thursday, 21 November 2013

November quintiles

 As you may have expected, the theme for November was fireworks - sounds simple - and obvious- but finding any Choc Baroque stamps that fitted it wasn't easy.  I was beginning to think I would be reduced to splodging colour on randomly when I thought of the wild meadow stamp set, which includes this stamp- can never remember what plant it is though!
Anyhow, I just used the flower head, and stamped it twice in versamark onto dark blue card then added random embossing powders - they all came from a box of powders I was given, and I used the most lurid ones, the photo doesn't really do justice to the bright pink, orange and purple  (perhaps thankfully!). I added splodges of holographic powder using a versamark pen around the flower heads to try to create a glow around the main colours.
The diecut houses are from a Tim Holtz die, cut in black card.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

craft club

It was craft club time at Gissing on Sunday, and this was the card I eventually finished off today. Being very awkward , I didn't like the geometric starry tree stamp Moira had brought for her card , so I did the background, collected my deer diecuts and added ' proper' trees at home later - it also ended up as a square card rather than Moira's diorama card..................... Not sure what stamp we used for the snowflake background, but it was embossed in white and distress inks sponged over for the sky - I know I used broken china and chipped sapphire for the blues but can't recall the sun colour. The small trees are from Chocolate Baroque (terrific treescapes), large one from Stampin Up (lovely as a tree), and the snowflakes on the base card are also Stampin Up (snowflake soiree) clear embossed and brushed with the same blue inks as the sky.