Monday, September 19, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Flower on gelliprint

An ATC and a card from me today. 
A gelliprint with a greenish light blue and pinkish magenta : a nice base for this flower stamp. 

The gelliprint shows that I've used a flowery mask to make marks in the background. 

AND yes: I've made beads again; this time not from the leftovers but from the biggest part of the gelliprint!

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Row of Textured Houses - 2

This card has a little bit of a history; one I did not see coming, lol. 

Earlier this week I decided I would want to use the Textured Houses stamp set for today's post. Got me thinking to search for a suitable background: something with blue on it for clouds and yellow to make it a sunny card. I found a background in my stash, a quite big one of which I cut backgrounds for 2 cards. 
Then suddenly I had an AHA moment: I've done this before! Same idea, same colors and same stamps in this post!!

 I stuck to my plan and decided to not fussycut the houses,
but stamp them directly onto the background. 

The HOW-TO from here onward: 
- Stamp the tiny houses and stars onto the background and heat emboss with clear. 
- Color the houses with watercolors. 

- Add white accents with a .. 

... gelly roller. 

- Add a pavement with the bricks stamp. 

- Stamp some Mixed Media stamping onto the edges of the scene. 

- Cut the background to size and adhere to the card base.

 Rubber Dance Stamps:

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Inspiration for the challenge at Rubber Dance


These are the colors for the moodboard of September.. join us in the fun on the FB group of Rubber Dance stamps. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sketchy Bird meets Antique Butterflies

An easy card today from me ..
I used leftovers from a sticker sheet that was monoprinted on (see this post) from my stash and cut 3x3 centimeter squares from it to form a square on a blank square card. 

I stamped with orange and black background stamps onto the card to tie it all together as shown.

A fussycut bird, butterflies and a sentiment finish it off. 

 Rubber Dance Stamps:

Monday, September 5, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Fun collaged backgrounds


Two cards from me today with a fun background technique. 
The HOW-TO: 
- Create a background stamp by placing the alphabet stamps into a stamping platform, just random tp fit the paper you'd like to stamp on. 
- Ink them up with a color, preferably a watercolor marker, mist a little with water, stamp it.
 Repeat the process with another color. Keep adding to the background until you are happy with the colors. 
- Remove it from the stamping platform and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. 
- Optional: Stamp a script onto the background in various areas with Versamark ink and heat emboss in clear as well. 
- Sponge the same colors onto the background and sprits with water. Leave to dry. 
- Stamp the floral background stamp from EllieKnolDesigns with a black acrylic onto cardstock and fussycut some of them. 
- Decoupage the fussycut flowers onto the background. 
- Stamp a script onto the background and also onto the white flowers as shown, and use some Postage stamps to finish the collage of different elements. 
- Optional: Use all the leftover pieces to make paper beads in the same color range. .  

I hope you like it! 

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Monday, August 22, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - Dragonfly


The background is a monoprint created by brayering out the paint and stamping in it with the script stamp; that was inked up with a purple ink first. 
The script stamp was then heat embossed in white in certain areas.
The dragonfly is stamped with the same purple ink and colored with Nuance powders. I splattered with the purple colored Nuance in the background. 

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Colorful Flowery Cards


Two cards from a single sheet of a monoprint from me today! 

I LOVE how this A4 sheet turned out, with all the stamping into the wet paint.

Guess what I've made with the leftover piece? 
I rolled it to be paper beads; two centimeters wide ones starting it off with a strip of 30 by 2 centimeter of white paper. I like making them like this as now it has a white core, and I don't need a big leftover piece of colorful paper to make it sturdy. They have not been glazed yet and I am sure they will look marvelous then. I might add some script stamped to it still... make them match the background of the cards more.  

As the backgrounds are quite colorful, I just added a fussy cut stamped image, and some words from a sentiment set.

 I colored the flowers with a watercolor pencil, added more of the green and yellow into the background to match the flowers.

Have a nice weekend! 

 Rubber Dance Stamps: