Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hobby Art with Moira

The first Hobby Art workshop run by Moira was at Bawburgh today , with a seaside theme to go with the lovely sunny day outside. These are the cards I made.
The first one took a fair time to do, despite Moira having diecut the Crealies patchwork pieces in advance.
Being awkward, I used the fishing set - a few other awkward ones used the lavender or birds sets, though some did do as told and used the seaside stamps!
I edged all the pieces with bundles sage distress ink, and stamped the netting in sage to make the backgrounds.tree and rush stamps behind the fisherman were also stamped in sage, everything else was in black versafine ink.
My fisherman was coloured with marker pens, then fussy cut out - at this point I did regret using this set!- and stuck on using small foam pads.
I should really have been more careful before I stuck things down and changed the base round so that the larger pieces were on the right - I think the fisherman would have been better  balanced on the right.

 Our second card was an easel card, with the wall and beach huts forming the stop. I cheated and used brushes and sponges with distress inks to make my basic backgrounds, with the addition of some sand brusho powder on top of the distress ink for the sand. Moira's version used distress inks and a lot of spritzing with water and mopping up ink for her backgrounds, which took a fair time to dry.
The wall and the seagull  was cut out and glued onto a folded strip of card to form the stop, then the beach huts were glued on behind the wall.
The final card used some coloured glassine paper over coloured card to give the watery effect. The small seahorses and the weeds were stamped onto the base blue card before the glassine was added, rest of the images were stamped onto white card, coloured with marker pens and fussy cut out. Weeds and fish were glued straight onto the glassine, then the aperture card glued over the top.
One starfish was glued straight onto the card overlapping the aperture, the second and the seahorse were added with foam pads.


  1. Sounds like a good time was had by all - and some fab cards too! x

  2. What gorgeous cards Vronnie! Looks like you had a great time and my favourite is the last one. I just love the effect of the glassine over the blue base.....beautiful! I bet it wasn't as hot as today's been for your card making session! There's no going in my craftroom at the moment, even at 1.30 am. The whole bungalow is like an oven :-(

    Lesley Xx


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