Sunday, 8 February 2015


 Friends is appropriate, as it is not only applies to  the sentiment but to Moira and Janet who provided the inspiration and the stamps!
The first card is loosely based on two cards Moira did for her workshop yesterday - Janet has blogged her versions here, so you can see the differences!
I used 3 different sizes of the Spellbinders peony dies to cut the aperture masks just to see if |I could make more of an arrangement of flowers rather than single ones. Did work, but got very fiddly using both  the apertures and the diecut shapes as masks.
Background done with distress inks in peacock feathers and picked raspberry  - Moira's version of the bleeding tissue technique for this involved lots of water and kitchen roll, and definitely needed bright ink colours to start with, subtle just doesn't work.
 Distress inks brushed and sponged through the masks, mostly using spiced marmalade and fired brick, leaf shape mask cut by hand and sponged with peeled paint ink. The stamps are by Hobby Art, using archival black for the flower centres and peeled paint for the swirls. Card cut down to 5.5" square and matted onto nearest pink card I could find to the background colour, then onto a 6x6" square white card blank.

Janet had been playing with the bokeh technique, using pan pastels and a Clarity moon mask set. My version used distress inks in wild honey, spiced marmalade and fired brick, with the white circles in brilliance moonlight white. Greeting is a Claritystamp, stamped on vellum using archival black - vellum secured on the back of the inked strip using redline tape, and the brad holding the paper flowers together goes through both the vellum and the card as well. Flowers were white, inked with spiced marmalade distress ink and impress chocolate. Matt is orange card, card blank is 5"x7".


  1. Love your versions of both cards Veronica, especially the bouquet on the first one and the colours on the second x

  2. Clever use of masking on the pretty first card Vronnie but I too love the colours on the 2nd. I must have a go at the Bokeh technique. It's really effective and yours looks fab.

    Lesley Xx

  3. Two lovely floral cards and great use of the masking and background techniques - looks as if you had a good time making these.

  4. These are beautiful Veronica. It was worth me rushing home to get the dies!!!

  5. Two lovely cards, especially the colours of the second one. (I am not really a pink person!). But they are very pretty stamps/dies you have used for your flowers in the first one. It looks quite a lot of work, but worth it to make such a pretty card. Kate x


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