Cards, more cards…

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Well, two cards for you this week.  Been busy trying to sort out our, yes I did mean our craft area, because my partner is now also making cards and scrapbooking with me!               … Continue reading

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Some cards for you to enjoy…

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Hello again, I said I would try and catch up on the past couple of weeks and that I thought it would be worth the wait. My partner and I have been doing some card making and scrapbooking workshops, using … Continue reading

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Some activity these past weeks…

Hi folks,

Sorry for not getting anything posted here but I think you will find it worth the wait.  Cards, scrapbooking and two markets to catch up on so better get the show on the road.

Here are a couple of scrapbook pages made by my partner and me near the end of January.

These were made with a layout from Creative Memories, you can check out my CM Blog: http://cmadvisorlolaradnoti.blogspot.com.au/ and website: https://www.creativememoriesau.com/user/cmAdvisorLolaRadnoti, where you can place orders which will be shipped direct to you!  If you have queries you know what to do, send me a message and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.  More posts coming but for now Cheerio.

First Page by Robbie Jan 2017

Page 1 made by Robbie January 2017

Robbie's 1st Scrapbook page Jan.2017

Robbie’s 2nd Scrapbook page Jan.2017

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Page 1 by Lola – January 2017

Page 2 by Lola - Jan.2017

Page 2 by Lola – Jan.2017

 

 

 

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Show and Tell – Make-n-Take

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Hi everyone, I thought I would share with you a card I made for our team training day on Saturday.  It’s using watercolour pencils on watercolour paper and stamps.  I used the masking technique and it seemed to work quite … Continue reading

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Card 5 – Friday 20 January 2017

Final day of the working week and the final day of making cards, I had intended to make a couple more tomorrow and Sunday but I have a workshop tomorrow and not sure if I can fit one in.  We’ll see….
Anyway for my last card of the week, I just had to make a coffee related card because just like some of you, I love my coffee and I could not let this week go without a “coffee fix” so enjoy!
Thank you for visiting and I hope you got some inspiration from the cards this week.  It was a pleasure to make these cards this week.
Until next time…..
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Card of the day – Technique Thursday – Michael Strong Stamps Group

Hi everyone,

Have you been waiting with “bated breath”?  Today being Thursday, it’s time to share a technique, well I think this card will be appropriate as it has three techniques:

1st – find patterned paper or as in this case a photo of a postcard cut to size and attached to a piece of white card 10.5cm x 14.8cm (approx.)  Watercolour paper is best if using more watercolour pencils than I have.  I normally don’t give sizes because it depends on personal choice how big or small you make it.

Once cut to size, attach the photo/patterned paper where you’ve decided you want it, leaving room to stamp an image or as in this case use a border embossing folder (technique 2).

Next (technique 2) – I used a border embossing folder to fill the space, which was then painted with watercolour pencils and alcohol pens to give extra colour.

The watercolour pencils were used in an unusual way – you wet your brush and then apply to the colour pencil you want to use, you can apply direct to your project or you can build up a supply on a plastic sheet or placemat and then apply to your project.  Or simply colour in as you would with a normal colour pencil and wet the brush just enough to smooth the colouring but not too wet.

The alcohol pens used for the lighter flowers and leaves – use the brush end of the alcohol pens, brushing with the brush on its side (not tip down) so that raised embossing grabs the colour from the brush.

Then technique 3 – I stamped the dragonfly stamp 4 times onto patterned paper (saves painting them) and glued 2 toger and worked out where I wanted to place them and attached with mounting foam (small pre-cut squares).  The patterned paper used for the dragonflies is the same as the “mat”.

Finally, I decided I wanted to put a sentiment on as well, and having gone through the few I have, found one I thought was appropriate and stamped on smooth side of watercolour paper off cut and edged with black and attached with mounting foam.

So, ingredients:

  • card blank – brown cardstock
  • photo or patterned paper – for feature
  • patterned paper – for mat
  • white card but watercolour paper is better if using more watercolour pencils
  • watercolour pencils
  • alcohol or copic or similar pens

as well as the usual scissors, cutter/trimmer, mounting foam (sentiment), double sided adhesive tape, glossy accents or glue (for dragonflies).

I think I’ve covered everything but as always if you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them.

For those interested the “frugalcrafter” has a few videos on watercolour pencils and there are others as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_pR1d2QM9MlashFgTbJQlw

 Well, there you have the first Technique Thursday for 2017.  Thank you for all your lovely comments and I’ll see you tomorrow.  Cheers for now.

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Day 3 of a week of cards

Well it might be Day 3 of a week but it should really be Day 3 of 5 days of cards because we mostly do just the 5 days – Monday through Friday. Anyway, on with the point of this post.  Day 3 – Wednesday, so here is a very simple card, relatively easy to make not much but effective stamping, add a little bling ét voilá, you have a card made ready for any occasion. Why not have a go and make one yourself? Yes, it is a challenge and I don’t have any prizes to give except your satisfaction that you can do it too.  Enjoy and thank you for visiting.

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