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.
Distress Oxides, Kraft card and Luminarte H2O's ...
my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Over
the weekend I moved on from playing with Distress Oxides and white
card to Distress Oxides and Kraft card. OMGee I’m besotted! I had
no idea I’d be able to create backgrounds and toppers like this!
This deep rich lush patina is one of my favourite colours ever and
here is what I have to share with you today …
I created a 150mm square card
Lots of lovely texture and depth
Lots of yummy layers of Doxides and Luminarte H2O's: yummy!
The difference between adding Doxides to white or Kraft is obvious.
Kraft is the two base layers, the butterfly and flowers were white card.
However isn't this butterfly beautiful!! It's a Pete Hughes design
A final look
Created for me and especially
for these Challenges
& Funkie ChallengeOn
the Cutting Edge: use your dies or die to create your project. This
is my first time using this beautiful die which was part of my
birthday present this year and it’s so very beautiful!
decided to experiment with reject Kraft card from the wedding
stationery. Our printer was not happy printing directly onto the
card but we only found this out after hubby printed a couple, doing
another test print before printing all of them. I grabbed the
rejects for two reasons, lol, the first is that I wanted to see how
the Doxides react on Kraft card and, to put it simply, I’m very
tight where card and paper is concerned. My hubby and I were
greenies before it was fashionable to recycle and we’ve done so for
many years. The one thing I don’t like to recycle is my card
stock. So if there is a teeny tiny chance that I can recycle it I do
applied multiple layers of Distress re-inker to the Kraft card and I
thoroughly dried in between each layer before adding another. I then
stamped the flowers onto the coloured Kraft card but they were hard
to see so I grabbed some snippets of white card and stamped the
flowers onto those and I coloured those with Luminarte H2O
watercolour paints. Once dry I fussy cut them and decoupaged over
the Kraft stamped flowers. I didn’t add loads of water to the
H2O’s before painting the flowers and that’s why they are so rich
my backgrounds were dry I added Gold H2O splatters and added the
colour to the edges too. The beautiful butterfly die is a new
purchase, I managed to grab a couple of new dies in the summer sales
and I die cut that from watercolour snippets and coloured it with
H2Os. I adhered one of my panels to a card and then roughened up the
edges of the stamped flowers panel before adhering that to the card
too. 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
Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp
Cutting Machine & Dies:
Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Rare Butterfly die, designed by Pete Hughes
heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; spray bottle of
Kraft card; white card
Holtz Distress Oxide Re-inkers: Blue China; Weathered Wood; Cracked
Pistachio; Worn Lipstick; Fossilised Amber
Luminarte H2O watercolour
paints: gold; orange; pink; red