Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Off the page and over the garden wall.


In celebration of the blooming abundance of June. 

As usual this has morphed from one idea to another. I'd planned to do yellow flowers as well  and maybe some blue and then there was a wall  and then it started to looked like a climbing rose so I held off with the yellow. I also had to stop myself with the leaf stamps. Do you think I stopped in time?
I think it looks a little twee but maybe that is OK. I hope you can see I chopped 2cm off the side of the card so the stamping goes onto the inside as well. It wasn't easy to get a good photo.
I made this to enter the Less is More One Layer challenge - Off the Edge
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I also found this site STAMPlorations by following a link from someone else. I don't remember who now:                                                         

Stamps use are: Leaves and flowers - Kanban
                           Crackle - Kaisercraft
                           Sentiment - Hobbycraft
Adirondak inks: Meadow, Latte and Cranberry plus some Stickles for the flower centres.

Thursday, 5 June 2014


These cards have been in very many incarnations before their final glueing down.
I finished up with two cards as the diamonds were supposed to go on the diamond background but didn't really work.However I like this one and love the buttercup background on the second card.
It was also very difficult to get the colours right on the photograph. This is a bit more yellow than it looks here.

This is the third attempt at this one. The colour is creamy really.  And I smudged the stickles trying to take the photograph before dinner. Should know better. I know to leave things to dry. I've fixed it now and made some inserts with just an edge of yellow and crackle glaze as in the first card but haven't managed to photograph those yet.
                                                               I thought I'd enter:
                                                                    Clean and simple , I think
                                 Less is More - More than one stamp.
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I never need much invitation to use lots of stamps but I have been quite restrained here.
Stamps: Kaisercraft - crackle glaze - my current favourite.
               Inkylicious - buttercup
               Dovecraft - letters.
Ink: Adirondak - sunshine, pitch black and slate. 
Black and yellow Pro-markers.  
Thanks for looking.