Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
made this card in anticipation of an upcoming event. That bunny is so stinking cute and it’s not my
usual sort of stamp either, lol, but I couldn’t resist purchasing it after we found
out Lady B’s pregnancy had passed by more than three months. I’ve created a boy one too using the same
image but more blue. We won’t need that
one at the moment but I will share it when I can. Today was Lady B’s due date, we thought she
would be a week late as first pregnancies don’t always arrive on time so we had
a real shock when mum called to say Sophia Grace had arrived. She is so pretty and we’re really looking
forward to meeting her when they want us to visit.
and heat embossed the background using a stamp set I’ve owned for more than eight
years and, hangs head in shame; it’s the first time it’s been used. The background card is recycled because I was
playing with my acrylics paints and it didn’t work so I turned the card over
and used it for this background. There’s
a little acrylic paint transferral but I no longer worry about that because it
helps to create a slightly shabby look.
I stamped and embossed the flowers with white EP and the leaf with green
used my Spectrum Noir Primary AquaTints set to colour the stamped and heat
embossed background. I created a pale
pink wash that I used to colour the flowers then I dipped my paintbrush into the
red AquaTints and into the centre of the flowers. I left the card to dry overnight because I was
being extra careful (I don’t normally do that) but I didn’t want the background
flooding the flowers so I didn’t add it until the next day.
the bunny with a pale distress ink and attempted the no line colouring
technique on the bunny. I used my
Spectrum Aqua pens to colour the bunny by scribbling them onto a plastic sleeve. I then picked up the colour with a ‘just damp’
paintbrush. It’s an awesome technique
that I learnt from a tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog. I love it because it enables me to colour an
image gently – hope that makes sense! I
drew around the cloud stencil kit with a blue Aqua pen and again gently dragged
the colour out with a ‘just damp’ paintbrush (even the clouds look cute lol).
then dug out loads of embellishments, ribbon, buttons and other bits and pieces
and played around with a mock layout to figure out what I wanted to use. I decided to use some WOC foundation flowers,
two of the larger flowers and one of the smaller flowers would be coloured and
have very pretty pink pearl brads go through them. Because the foundation flowers are off white
so I coloured them with Primary AquaTints, pale red and pale yellow
washes. I stamped the sentiments onto
white card snippets and trimmed them by hand.
attached a snippet of pink glitter paper onto an 8” square card and then
attached my stamped background butting it up to the edge. I used ribbon to hide the join and then checked
the layout once again before attaching the topper, the flowers and the stamped
sentiments. I then added pink buttons
and one yellow felt duck: finished!
I tried not to create
something over the top but I wanted to create something a bit special and
boutique-like. I think I achieved what I
wanted. I just hope that if Lady B does
have a girl that the whole family will like/love my card. Thank you so much for taking the time to
visit and comment. I really do
appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Crafter’s Companion Bebunni New Arrival stamp set
Artemio Stamps: 1000142 Japanese
Elements set #
Stencil: Great Impressions Stamps: Cloud stencil kit
Miscellaneous Tools: heat gun; paintbrushes; water pot; anti-static bag