Saturday, 18 April 2015

In Love

Good morning bloggers,

Welcome along to my blog, I am up and at 'em nice and early today.  I have the house to myself this weekend, so I am going to gets lots done: housework, gardening and some cards!  (Well, that's the plan!!)  The stamps for the next ClarityTV show have arrived and they are just lovely, I also have some new Chalk acrylics, which definitely need experimenting with.....

Today's card is a bit different for me, I made it as a sample for the Clarity show on German TV.
I used Gesso to cover a piece of kraft card, then inked it with distress inks - I loved the soft colours!  I used the fab new tree square stencil and ran it through my Grand Calibur, then sanded over the embossed bits - I was hoping it would make the tree and frame look brown, but it didn't work very well, so I added some brown to the tree.
I stamped and embossed the couple on the bench using distress powder and I stamped the words with grey archival.
If you look really closely, you can just see a yellow sun, but that was really faded!
I matted it on brown card, then dug out some brown eyelets for the corners - (I have a million of them and haven't used them for ages, but now I've thought about them, you may well see more!!)
I then matted that onto another piece of gessoed and inked Kraft card and brown card.
Hope you like it, thanks very much for visiting and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Take care, Janet xxx
PS 'Verliebt' means ' In Love' (I hope!!)






17 comments:

  1. I'm up early too Janet, off to learn about alpaca fleeces. Love the gentleness and soft effect you've made.

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    1. That sounds like fun Anne - will you be knitting jumpers soon? :)

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  2. Beautiful vintage feel to this, lovely inspiration as always x

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    1. Thanks very much Lisa, have a lovely weekend x

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  3. Hello Janet! I really like the faded look of this card! Clever techniques! enjoy your weekend! :) x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, I hope you are all having a good weekend too xx

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  4. looks very vintage. it has worked really well xx

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    1. Thank you Theresa, I must admit, I was pleased with it xx

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  5. Love the faded effect - will have to get out my unused gesso and have a go!

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    1. I have to admit, my Gesso is ancient - I wasn't sure if it would be okay, but it was fine

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  6. Great card design Janet, and so vintage looking...I hope your weekend is going to plan...enjoy your evening...hugs...xx

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    1. Lovely card Janet. I really like the subtle effect. xx

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    2. Thanks Jo, my plan is going fairly well, although I never actually seem to get as much done as I hope!

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  7. I absolutely love this one Janet. So subtle, but so effective: fantastic work. Xxx

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    1. Thanks for your nice comment Barbara, it was a bit of an adventure for me!

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