Saturday, 4 April 2015

Crafty Saturday

Hello folks,

Sorry it has been so long since my last blog.  I was in Windsor last weekend with my sister.  We had a trip the the Stitching and Sewing exhibition at the ExCeL centre in London.  I don't do much sewing, but my sister makes some beautiful things.  There were a few cardmaking stands there too, so I wasn't completely out of my comfort zone!  I have to say that there some very beautiful works of art there, especially at the Quilters Guild stand - there are some very talented people out there.

After we had finished looking round and doing a bit of shopping (- well it would be rude not to!!) we met up with a lovely lady called Jeanne Pring and her husband, Chris.  We are probably not related, but we met on facebook and got friendly, so it was a wonderful chance to meet in person.  It was great to meet them both and we had a lovely time drinking tea and eating cake whilst having a good old chat

Then it was back home and back to making cards...this is one of the cards I did today at the regular Diva Red workshop I do with Moira on the first Saturday of the month (actually it is three cards, but just different versions of the same thing!



 I have recently added some of the Ken Oliver ColorBurst colours to my collection and this was based on an idea from his blog.
I taped the lovely floral stencil from Claritystamp to some porous card and sprinkled the tiniest amount of powder through the stencil.  I used Violet and Yellow on the petals and Green on the leaves for the first one.
I spritzed some water through the stencil and the colours burst out across the card, I had some kitchen roll handy and dabbed the edges of the petals/leaves to stop the water seeping underneath.
Remove the stencil and voila!
For the background card, I used the violet and green to create a watercolour background by spritzing the card, sprinkling some of the colour, then brushing across
 The second colour scheme was red, yellow and orange

This was made from one of my first goes at this, the flower came out really nicely but the lower leaves were a bit of a smudgy mess, so I cut them off and made a square card.  Waste not, want not eh?

Happy Easter everyone
Janet xx


13 comments:

  1. Love the way you have textured these so nice xxx

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  2. I loved our Clarity workshop with this stencil and stamp set, kept us quiet for ages! Happy Easter Janet :-)

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    1. This was not nearly so quiet, Elaine x

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  3. what a lovely technique! i wonder if it would work same with brushos? hugs xx

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    1. Hi Theresa, yes it does, I tried them too x

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  4. Lovely cards. Great idea , a must try x

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    1. Thanks Lisa, definitely give it a go! x

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    2. Will do, I have Brushos so will those like Theresa, thanks for the inspiration x

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  5. It was a lovely weekend, I really enjoyed it! These are lovely cards! Have a Happy Easter.... hope you still have some chocolate left!! :) x

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    1. I enjoyed it too. As it happens, I do have some chocolate left!! (not much though!)

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  6. I like the idea of the paint ' exploding'Janet. I love the colours and particularly like the third card. You would never be able to tell it didn't go according to plan. I'd love to give it a go sometime.

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    1. I will do it at a workshop one day, Anne

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