Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Friends Forever

I had a play with my new Pergola die from Noor Design – love it!  It started life out white, but then I decided it disappeared into the paper so I attacked it with the gold paint.  Much better

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The little key (from my mountain of keys stash!!) got blinged up with some Inka Gold wax.  Man I love that stuff.

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A closer look at the gorgeous pergola, the detail is just amazing.  The trailing leaves are part of the die set.

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A really quick and easy card that didn’t take long to make, yet still has lots of detail.

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Wild Orchid Crafts products: Magnolia, wild roses, sweetheart blossoms, apple blossoms, open roses, hip rose buds, pearls.

Noor Design products used:

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Wee Shelley

Seeing as we’ve had a hint of summer this past week, I cracked out Wee Shelley from Whimsy Stamps to colour up.  Not very summery colours but I was in a cool pastel mood …… and these papers were to hand.

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The image was coloured with copic markers:
Skin: E11, 00, 000, 0000, R20
Hair: E49, 29, 23, 50
Lilac: BV02, 02, 000, 0000
Blue: B02, 01, 000, 0000
Rock: W5, 3, 1, 0, 00; E33, 30
Turtle: E33, 31, 000, YG95, 93, 91

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Lots of Wild Orchid Crafts products used on this one:

Lilac/Purple Trellis Roses MKX-094
Blue Tone Tea Roses QVR-021
Blue Tone Open Roses MKX-074
Purple/Lilac Open Roses MKX-664
Purple/Lilac Carnations MKX-109
Mixed Green Open Roses MKX-075
Blue Tone Rose Buds MKX-251
White Tuscany Rose Buds MKX-620
Oval Cameo Frame MKX-235
Pearl Faltback Flowers GST-167

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Something Old, Something New

It’s a new month, so a new challenge at Noor! Design.  This month we’re working with the Something Old, Something New theme.  I’ve used the new MDF Berry Sweet set and the new strawberry die set for my something new, and the butterfly die set (one of my favourites) as well as the two leaf dies for my something old.

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I painted the fine lace with two coats of gesso to give it a wrought iron fence sort of look.

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And a close up of the flowers and leaves which I cut from scraps from the Botanical paper pad

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Noor Design products used:
MDF Berry Sweet set
Botanical paper pad
Berry Sweet strawberry dies
Butterfly die
Vintage Flourishes Leaf die (2)
Vintage Flourishes Leaf die

Wild Orchid Crafts products used
25mm wild roses
Open Roses 15mm and 20mm
Cosmos Daisies
Hip rose buds
Rhinestones

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Precious

Morning all, I’m dropping in with a super quick card that I made on the weekend, using another of the fabulous Shape Art templates from Noor Design.  The oval is new, from the latest release.  The sentiment is from the Baby Paper Art (also released this month).  I think the word is just so perfect for the picture.

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Before removing the die cuts from the dies, I inked it up with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.

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These little dies are just the right size to pop in amongst the flowers.

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Flowers from Wild Orchid CraftsChrysanthemums, sweetheart blossoms, open roses, wild roses.

 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Joy, Peace, Hope

I’ve been playing with some mixed media again, man I’m loving getting messy! Apologies that the photo is a bit skew-whiff, the project is rather large so I struggled to get it all in one shot (and straight too lol).  Hopefully I’ve done the post right so clicking on the photos should open them up larger for easier viewing.

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This is another of those fabulous MDF sets from Noor Design.  I love how they take the paint and inks.

Right, so on to the close ups.  The sentiments are from a chipboard set I found in my stash, I can’t even remember buying them so have no idea where I got them from or how long I have had them.  Buried under all the flowers is a plastic snowflake ornament, and under that is the texture given by embossing with a snowflake stencil and also some die cut doilies (links at the end of the post).  I also added some metal snowflake charms for extra texture and can’t forget the angel wings (top right).  That mould I got off eBay is going to be one of my best purchases ever I think.  Once I had inked and sprayed I went around the edges, on the bells and also the angel wings with silver wax (Inka Gold by Viva).  The mini cones I picked up whilst out walking my doggies, just gave them a couple of coats of gesso same as the flowers.  I also blinged up the flowers and cones with Distress Glitter, don’t think it’s showing up very well though.

The inks are a mix of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Tattered Angels and my own mix using distress re-inkers and mica pearls (these worked a treat)

I joined the hearts using little mini album rings – that was a eureka moment I can tell you lol.

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The middle heart.  Again I used one of those snowflake tree ornaments under the flowers.

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No room on the little heart for the snowflake ornament, it would have swamped it.

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I think you can see the wings on the top heart better in this shot.

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I can safely say that I am addicted to Mixed Media Open-mouthed smile

Products used:
Noor Design:
MDF Essential Hearts
8 Point Die 
 Structure Paste
White Gesso
Ice Stars stencil

Wild Orchid Crafts:
Trellis Rose
25mm Wild Rose
Open Roses
Lilies
Hip Rose Buds
Pearl and bead berry spray 
Seam Binding 

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