Monthly Archives: March 2013

Cross of Daffodils

Happy Easter!

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I made the cross by stamping the daffodils in all directions and masking to extend the centre.  I coloured  all of the images in using pencils and cut out leaving a 3mm border.

I made 3 paper daffodils by using a star stencil and quilled 3 lengths of a spellbinder border for the trumpet of the flower. I layered 2 spellbinder dies and arranged the daffodils with some sizzix flourishes.

I matted the cross onto a lattice background which was colourised to add texture and to “soften” the cross.

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Crazy Paved Stamping

I do not know if this technique exists and whether it has a proper name but I call it “Crazy Paved Stamping”.

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I have used gorgeous Daffodil and Daisy stamps from Hobby Art.  Firstly I stamped the image on different coloured cardstock and cut randomly before piecing together, leaving a tramline, to recreate the original image.  I have then coloured each of the sections using a variety of mediums; watercolours, pencils and charcoal.

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I have added various embellishments made using spellbinders and sizzix to complete the cards.  For the small quilled daffodil I used a star punch with a simple quilled circle and for the larger quilled daffodil I used a larger star template and quilled a section of spellbinder border.

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With the Daisy stamp I have also pieced the sections together randomly for a different effect.

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Blue Wedding Cards

I have a wedding to attend over the Easter weekend and have made lots of different style cards to give me chance to choose my favourite.  Here are the first 3 using a pale blue and white colour theme, each starting with the same stamped background. 

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I used 5 “Love” themed stamps and randomly stamped in groups careful not to overlap.  I then masked each of the images and filled in the background with a further 3 stamps; love text and flourishes.  I would be lost without my spellbinders to finish with assorted hearts, flowers and borders.

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