Friday, 27 September 2013

Jayne's September Workshop

I had wanted to be able to post these cards before now but just after Jayne's workshop I had a holiday in Germany and therefore did not have time to post these before I went. Although I had finished two of them, I had not quite completed the third.

As before, Jayne split her workshop in two and I did the first half of the workshop with Jayne.  Jayne had decided that her workshop would concentrate on technique rather than a completed card and she taught us the painting technique with H20's.  We were still given the card and prepared some of the card, but we were to concentrate on the painting rather than finishing the card.  The finishing could be done later at home.  The Stamps used were Jayne's Just My Imagination Christmas Holly & Berries Spray and Christmas Poinsettia Spray.

The second part of the workshop with Helene  concentrated on using distress inks.   Helen has some great techniques that she imparts and her cards were fun to make.

The first card was made using a resist technique with a Sakura Clear Gel Pen and just two colours of distress ink.  Jayne's Just My Imagination Christmas Stamps Reindeer Trio and Birch Trees were used to create this card.  To finish, I just put Silk Glitter around the edges and then mounted it onto Centura Card.

The second card used just one colour of Distress Ink and the stamps that were used were Jayne's Just My Imagination Christmas Stamps Reindeer Trio , Birch Trees, Evergreen and Winter Foliage.  This could have also been done with two colours to achieve a different effect but I liked the Sepia look and chose to use just the one colour.

I really enjoyed this workshop as Jayne and Helene come up with some lovely cards and techniques and I can't wait to see what they dish up on the weekend workshop next month. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Parchment and Peeloffs

This was a quick and easy card to make using parchment and peel offs.  It is an ideal card to make if you do not have a lot of time as it is one of the quickest parchment cards.

I used a large silver peel-off  which I put in each corner of the card and then coloured behind each flower using Dorso crayons.  I then added texture to the flowers by lightly embossing from behind using very light strokes.
I then embossed each patterned square on the border and on the solid sqaures pierced using a grid behind.
I then cut away the parchment paper from the large flowers and put a pearlescent paper in as an insert.
To make this card even quicker, I could have left out the cutaway.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Pauls Cards

Yet another male card that I have had to make - this should be the last for a while.  After making a few female cards if was obviously time to go back to making a male card.  This was for my nephew's birthday.  He is now at that age that seems even harder to choose a design that is suitable. 
As usual, I had left this to the last minute and was then a rush to make and send to him.  I just never seem to get the time to make the cards in advance.

The bottom border was made using my new punch that - EK Success Large Edger Le Argyle.  The background paper was some I had picked up in the US and I stamped some images on to this and added some Tim Holtz embellishments.  The hessian was also from the US and I just halved it to make it the size I needed and then added the sentiment that I had cut using Britannia Dies.