Friday, 15 August 2008

Fab Friday Time

This week is another one where I've had a little play, this time with a set of stamps coming up on QVC (been on before but back in stock). The title of the challenge is:

Flower Chains

I've used the stamps to create my flower chain, you can go for stamps, decoupage, stickers, die cuts - whatever you have that's flowery. The chain can be the main focal image, or just an additional embellishment on your card. As ever, I really look forward to seeing your wonderful designs. I've done an almost step by step instruction with photo's which I hope some of you will find inspirational.

I used yellow paper which I gave a part wash of white acrylic paint to the left hand side:


Ink up your stamp, covering the stalk and leaf so you are only applying ink to the flower head. I used yellow Distress ink for the first application. When the image has been stamped use a water brush (or a paint brush with water), to drag the ink into the flower:


Layer colours by re inking your stamp and over stamping the images. Do not worry if the images are slightly out, as this gives a shaded effect. I used Adirondack Terracotta then Espresso, layering each and dragging in the colour until I was happy with the effect:





Finally I have cut a card image of a lady, which I colour tinted round the edge. Cut a few flowers so the image will slot behind them. Add a little shading with a colour pencil. To create a frame using the Espresso ink pad add ink around the edge of the card:

6 comments:

Joanne said...

Oh wow,
we are getting some fantastic lessons as the weeks go on. You do realise I never get to sleep on a Friday night trying to work out my 'little masterpiece'!! But I love it.
luv Joanne xxxx

Lil' ol' me said...

This is lovely. I love daisies, they are so pretty.

craftytrog said...

Hi Leonie! Lovely to have your challenges back! Hope you are all settled in Canterbury now! I finally got round to making an ATC for your challenge, and it's on my blog!
love Alison xx ;0)

Leonie said...

Hi Ladies,
I'm trying Joanne, got loads of ideas it's just getting the time to do them and load them on here!! I'm glad you feel like you are getting lessons though, makes it all worth while.

The daisy is a really cute stamp, glad you like it to, lil'ol'me.

And Alison, I'm coming over for a nosey
xxx

Heidi said...

Hello Leonie, this is my first time doing your challenge. Your example is lovely.
I hope you like my ATC. It's at
http://craftinginasmallspace.blogspot.com/

daisy said...

Finally managed to make my ATC for this challenge!

My excuse is that I was waiting for a new stamp to arrive :o)

Hope you like my Daisy Chain xx