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Alexandra here today with a quick Easter gift I had to make the other day to give to someone and I didn’t have much time… (familiar theme there!)
I had some Mini eggs and about 15 minutes of time, so this is what I came up with:
Most of the time I had went on colouring this beautiful stamp called “Spring Frame”. I used waterbased pens for that and tried to blend as I went along.
I filled some Mini Eggs into a long thin Cellobag and closed it up. A piece of pink card folded in half and cut into a banner was stamped on one side with a nice Easter greeting (Also Hobby Art but I can’t find it on the website, sorry!) and I adhered my cut out Spring Frame to the front.
Just two small pieces of double-sided tape to keep the eggs inside the folded card and voila, one little gift ready to give!
Have a nice Sunday everyone!
LOL I say that very tongue in cheek as the last few days we have had every season under the sun here in Plymouth. Sunshine… rain… hail… sleet… snow and back to sunshine again all in the space of a morning.
Being fed up with the weather sent me to my cave ….I call it that as its a small room in our basement which has no natural light what I would give for a window with a view.
The new monthly special stamp set March Monthly Special – Flowers for Friends is sitting on my table waiting for me to open and have a play it has a lovely what looks to me like a Ranunculus Flower which is a buttercup to you and me pretty cheerful flower that reminds me of lazy summer days walking Durban my boy dog as the new shoots of grass grow in between them….I find myself looking at my pots of Brushos …..For the uninitiated Brushos are small pots of gorgeous colour paint. that make the most amazing background’s finding the two colours I needed I set to work.
Taking a piece of Centura Pearl cut to size I used 5×7 but then trimmed it down after I embossed this in the spellbinders machine what the folder is called sorry I really dont know I have had it years ….its a well used and old favourite. This done I then cut a small piece of card again using Centura pearl just enough to stamp the panel that is in this set…stamped in black versafine and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Let the fun begin
Taking some water in a fine mister bottler spray the stamped embossed image I went with Lemon and Lime green for this card but there are so many lovely colours I should say before we go any further when you get your paints they are sealed ….do not be tempted to open them the way to do it is …take your pokey tool and make a hole with this in the center so it looks like a salt celler ….then on the wet card shake a bit of the powder and watch the crystals explode in colour I like to put the lightest colour on first then add a little of the darker colour after I find though this is a random way to make art it does give you a little more control over where it goes …..I added the lime to the bottom after sprinkling the lemon over the card first just let it run the effects are totally amazing ….
Now you remember our lovely embossed card that we ran through the spellbinder with the pretty folder ….add a splash of water and add a sprinkle of colour again Lemon and Lime to that too. I have put mine at the bottom where the sentiment will go and on a separate scrap of card add another mist of water and add the lemon and Lime to that….when dry add the sentiment required and either heat emboss using clear powder or use Black archival mat and layer the sentiment and image on Lime and Yellow card… then mat and layer the whole topper using Lime and yellow card and stick to card stock
Hope you like this card …and can you keep a secret ? the Brushos will be in stock at Hobby Art soon………. Watch this space. xxx
Bye bye for now x
Hello lovely Hobby Art fans,
I had my card ready and photographed yesterday afternoon to post last night and then my body didn’t play ball 🙁 So instead of writing up this little post I had an early(ish) night and strapped my hand in a splint in the hope I’d be better again today. I am still hurting but I am well enough to type this post – yay!
I have used the beautiful new set “Flowers for friends”, to try and tempt the spring weather out soon. The set is the March Monthly Special as well. So if you like it, this month is the perfect time to get it!
I have stamped the main image from the set in Memento black and coloured it using Copic pens. Inspiration for the colours came from the papers I picked out before starting. I then fussy cut it and mounted on foam pads for dimension.
To get the sentiment sitting neatly on the paper I stamped the frame from the set directly onto the backing paper and again onto white. Sentiment was stamped inside the frame on the white card only and then I cut out around the main part of the frame leaving the swirly bits on the outside off. When I then mounted it on top of the paper the image underneath just exposes those cut of bits and it looks whole again but with a white background on the sentiment. (Hope that explanation makes sense…)
Fairly simple as you know me, but I still love the sunny colours and how it showcases the gorgeous image.
Have a great day all,
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