Thursday, 14 April 2011

Some more nice and inky work


I thought I would share the projects I prepared for the class at Stampalot last weekend. I know most of the girls have shared their makes on their own blogs, so thought I had better enter into the spirit of things and show mine. And of course all the stamps and papers etc., can be purchased from Sir Stampalot.

The top card and close up above uses the lovely technique that was in the March edition of Craft Stamper...........as soon as I saw this I just knew it had to be a class project. It's a bit of a lengthy process as it takes time to dry in between each process so the girls on Saturday made it over the course of the day between other work.

You use watercolour card and spritz three times with diluted TH distress refill ink......we used worn lipstick, peeled pain and brushed corduroy, allowing each layer to dry before adding more. Next a smearing here and there of Bead Gel, not a lot otherwise it won't take the stamping........this is the part that takes longest to dry. Finally you rub gold acrylic pain over the dried bead gel and as soon as that is dry you are ready to stamp with stayzon........silhoutte stamps give the best result for the main images......here I have used Hero Arts wild flowers and some Penny Black ones ramdomly stamped in the background.

A long procedure, but a very satisfying result. The strip of finished card is cut into three, some score lines, pearls, a button and twine added to finish the card.

For this one we used Memento inks and Glimmer Mist dazzling diamonds to create a background, then stamped Penny Black 4182K Butterfly Suite and coloured with Aquamarkers. The base card is stamped with Hero Arts Music using TH wild honey. The DP is one of the new Scribble Scrabble designs. The flower was made using TH tattered floral die, scrunched up and dipped into UTEE.

My final card used another stamp from Penny Black 4183K Sparkle and Hero Arts S5264 Antique Flower Background stamped onto the side of the base card. The flower was stamped and coloured with Aquamarkers three times to cut out and decoupage and the cut out petals inked with versamark frost, spritzed with Glimmer Mist pearl and moulded into shape before layering up. The DP is Kaiser.


34 comments:

Denise and Louise said...

Wow Brenda - gorgeous cards.

cebelica said...

Wonderful cards - as always! ;)

Lisa Jane said...

well as i have seen them all in the flesh.. and the creator lol.. all i can say is AB FAB!!
I am going to make a new project with the one i ruined with the string .. and once finished will share ... everyone who has seen my makes have loved them.. thank you once again
Lisa x

Suzi said...

Wow!! I've just enlarged all three of these beauties to take a closer peek, they are all stunning but especially that first one. Gorgeous creations Brenda.
Hugs
Suzi x

Anesha said...

Wonderful pieces, love the first one. Have a great day. Hugs anesha

Annmaree (Emu) said...

whoa intensively creative cards, Loving them and all the techniques you've used!!!

So love coming to see your works, Thanks so much for stopping by I appreaciate it, I know you have to be limited and careful with your eyes and such, so please don't ever feel the need to have to comment back!

Its such a dream to see your stuff!

All the best! xoxo.

Nikbee said...

These are gorgeous cards. I absolutely love the first card, which is worth the time spent on it.

Nikki x

Helen said...

Love them - that first one is gorgeous!!

Merry said...

What a fantastic technique you described for the top card. I also love the simple way you have tied the button on. Perfect. Wonderful work as always Brenda.

Zoechaos said...

These are beautiful, love the colours and layers and that last flower, soooo much nicer than the one on the PB blog. Bead gel looks interesting XOXO Zoe

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

All really lovely there B, and love the top one the most but also the flower on the last one is great.. like the finish on it, thanks!
Shaz In oz.x

chris said...

ello me darlin, what a beautiuful selection . loved them all. hugs chrisxx

Tanya R said...

Ok, I just can't stop saying WOW!
Hugs
Tanya

Sarah said...

Oh wow, gorgeous creations Brenda, just beautiful. Hope you are keeping well xxx

Hannapanna said...

Stunning as always, Brenda. Beautiful details and colours. Lovely! Hugs, Hanna

Mervi said...

Very interesting technique,
gorgeous cards!
Today was a better day, no headache - three cards done so far!
Hugs;-))m

Janette said...

These are stunning,very clever.xxx

Mummylade said...

wow, you are so fantastically talented!

Chiara said...

What nice cards! My favourite is the first... It's fantastic!!! :)))

ciao ciao
Chiara

Nicola said...

Wow Brenda I love these especially the first one. Hugs Nicola xx

Sally H said...

All stunning and even better IRL! Thanks again, Brenda. We had a great time. I love them all

Lynne K said...

They're all gorgeous, brenda, and as Sally says, even better IRL. I really enjoyed making them all, and thanks again for a great day. xx

Lynda said...

Wow Brenda these are gorgeous - thanks for your get well wishes too - I'm feeling quite a bit better now but will still take it easy for the next week or so - I know it makes sense lol.

Love Lynda xxx

Tracy said...

Wonderful makes, wonderul techniques. I love the chosen projects you used for your class. You make it all look so beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie said...

Superb cards, wspecially the top two :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Brenda, not sure I would have the patiences to waiting for different layers to dry.
luv
debby

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Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just stunning,wonderful images and just amazing detail as always hun hugs cheryl xxx

Violets Corner said...

They are beautiful Brenda, the bead gel looks very interesting...and impressive.

Hugs
Maarit

Ciska said...

What lovely cards! I had never heard of bead gel, but it look stunning!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Brenda fabulous work all those cards are stunning. You are definitely a very talented lady. with hugs Shirleyxx

Paula said...

All just gorgeous & utterly different. Love the use of the AquaMarkers too & your fusion of Hero Arts & Penny Black is wonderful. They work so well & complement each other. I think my favourite is the middle one though I'm torn between that & the layered flower of the last; I'm definitely a layered flower girl. Thanks for sharing the techniques here too.
Much love
Paula (PEP)

Kat said...

Stunning cards Brenda. I think my favourite has to be the first one. Amazing work!

Kat xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda your cards are stunning! Love all three.