Tag Archives: Diecuts

Watercolour Fuschia Celebration

Hello

Sorry I have been absent for a while.  I have been otherwise busy with a poorly dog, who went in for routine surgery (Castration) but had awful complications resulting in 2 generals within 5 days, needless to say he has been somewhat down and pained.  However, I am happy to report he is now recovering well and getting back to his normal naughty self…thank goodness.

Time for a quick share of a card I made.  I love fuschias and used 2 sorts here.

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I painted the diecuts and coloured the stamped images with markers.

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I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

Hello

I have another autumnal card to share today.

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For my tile card, I started by cutting 12 pieces of card, each 2 inch square (twinchie size), from 4 different shades of green.  I then used some Spellbinder leaf dies on each square cutting theshape over the edge to leave the negative shape.

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I cut a further 12 tiles and painted with shades of green acrylic paint, leaving lots of paint strokes for added texture and interest.  I mounted my tiles together using 3D foam tape to add height and arranged them into a grid, then mounted all of them onto a piece of card and patterned paper.

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I painted the chipboard letters to co-ordinate and arranged them onto my grid with skeleton leaves.

Thanks for visiting.

See you again soon.

M.

Mixed Media Floral Tomorrow

Hello

I have a “Mixed Media” project to share today.

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I started with a Gelli Print I had made using the Gelli Plate with acrylic paints in shades of pink, red, orange and yellow.

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I drew a flower using a Sharpie and coloured in using Spectrum Noir pencils.

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I splodged yellow acrylic paint randomly through sections of “That Special Touch” Basket Weave Mask and left to dry completely.  I then repeated the process using red acrylic paint and the Moroccan mask.

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The last mask I used was “That Special Touch” Leafy and this time I used 3D Clear Texture Paste and applied through sections.  It is white when it goes on but clear and shiny when it is dry.

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I then cut lots of diecuts:

Sizzix Interlocking Circles Border Die in pale yellow (which I inked with orange and red ink randomly and tore roughly into 2 sections)

Sizzix Bigz Decorative Accent w/Flower & Leaves in orange foam (which I again stained with ink)

XCut Alphabet die (which I layered onto red cardstock)

I then arranged all the diecuts and added handwritten words.

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I hope you like.  As always, I would love to hear your comments.

TTFN.

M.

Pink and Purple Butterflies

Hello

I have another card on the same theme as http://wp.me/p385yc-qg but this time in pink & purple.

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I started with stamping the butterflies in purple ink and colourised the background with pink and purple pastels.

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I used a Sue Wilson die to cut out a border but did not use the outside edge so the die stayed in the stamping. I used an XCut die for the letters which I arranged on a length of ribbon.

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A little matting and layering and the addition of a purple butterfly … of course! and the card is finished.

I hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

TIME and LOVE in MIXED MEDIA

Hello

I hope you are having a good week.  I would like to share a project which I have just finished.

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This has been an unfinished project for soooooo long I was unsure if it ever would get finished.

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I started with some collage stamping and inking to create a background.

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I cut loads of diecuts in blue and grey shades on a vintage time theme, which I distressed with rub-on wax and arranged randomly.

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I also cut letters to make the words TIME and LOVE which I distressed and arranged.

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It is becoming a theme that I have to include a butterfly somewhere and I managed to find the right spot up in the corner.

I hope you like it.  As always, I would love to hear your comments.

TTFN.

M.

Recycled Michael Powell

Hello

I hope you are having a wonderful Bank Holiday.  The sun is shining, which apparently lots of people like, I don’t but hey ho it does mean I get to hide away to craft instead.

I would love to share this picture, particularly as my Mum saw it and I think she is going to “acquire” it very soon.

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I love this sort of project that starts out as something of nothing and turns into something quite special.

I was playing with a box of recycled cardboard and acrylic paints and made some backgrounds.

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I love this Michael Powell stamp.  It is so relaxing to just sit after a hard days work and colour it in using my favourite medium ….. coloured pencils.  I love the simplicity!

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I cut a few diecuts to co-ordinate with the background and positioned them behind my coloured topper, which I also matted onto another background, to make it stand out.

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Lastly I cut some diecut flowers and positioned on opposite corners.

Mum has requested that it be placed in a box frame for her birthday.  I consider myself told!

Hope you like it.

TTFN.

M.

80th Birthday Card

Hello

I have an 80th Birthday Card today to share which I was commissioned to make.

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I cut various dies in co-ordinating shades of pink and made a collection of florals.

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I added a lovely background die-cut and various flourishes cut in foam.

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Obviously, as its an 80th Birthday Card I added a wire “80” behind the rose…..subtle.

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Finally add a butterfly and the card is complete.

Thanks for visiting.

TTFN.

M.